– This video from last night’s Talking Smack features SmackDown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss after faking an injury to get counted out in her match against Becky Lynch. Bliss says she hasn’t had a chance to see the trainer yet but Bryan wonders why and accuses her of faking a limp. Bliss goes on to say it was fair for Becky to ask for her rematch and she respects Shane McMahon’s decision to grant it, even though she didn’t agree with it. Bliss says she needs to focus on herself and her injury because she wants to be the best champion she can be as she is the locker room leader now.
– Visitors backstage for last night’s WWE SmackDown and Tribute to The Troops event in Washington, DC were WWE Hall of Famers Ricky Steamboat, Sgt. Slaughter and Nikolai Volkoff, who lives in the area.
– WWE NXT taped the following matches for tonight’s show:
* Fatal 4 Way Qualifier: Eric Young vs. Tye Dillinger
* Fatal 4 Way Qualifier: Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. No Way Jose
* Fatal 4 Way Qualifier: Roderick Strong vs. Elias Samson
* Fatal 4 Way Qualifier: Bobby Roode vs. Oney Lorcan
* Peyton Royce vs. Sarah Bridges (Crazy Mary Dobson)
* Steel Cage: NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe (taped in Australia)