– Matt Hardy was removed from the opening SmackDown montage on Friday’s show. He remains listed on the company website’s SmackDown roster page.
– The official WWE website has added profiles on both Paul Bearer and Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, to its SmackDown roster section.
Bearer’s appearance on Friday’s episode of SmackDown was not a one time occurrence as he will be a featured character going forward. Meanwhile, Rodriguez showed on Friday’s show that he was not above getting involved in the action as he grabbed Christian’s ankle in order to help Del Rio gain an advantage during the melee with the injured SmackDown star.