– The dark match before last night’s SmackDown tapings in Kansas City saw Jimmy Wang Yang defeat Alex Riley. Riley, still doing his high school jock gimmick, cut a promo before the match.
– Chris Jericho confirmed on his Twitter that his metal band Fozzy has completed new album “Chasing the Grail.” The album, the band’s first since 2005’s “All That Remains,” is expected to hit stores this fall.
“Driving down the highway cranking the mixed, mastered and finished new Fozzy album Chasing The Grail!! It’s gonna blow u suckas away,” wrote Jericho.
– Here are matches taped for this week’s Friday Night SmackDown: Rey Mysterio & Cryme Tyme vs. Chris Jericho, Big Show & Dolph Ziggler, Mike Knox vs. Finlay, Maria & Melina vs. Layla & Natalya and CM Punk & The Hart Dynasty vs. The Hardy Boys & John Morrison in the main event.