– As noted before, independent wrestler Joey Ryan lost to Bo Rotunda in the dark match before last night’s WWE tapings in Bakersfield, CA. Ryan wrote the following on Twitter after the match: “Really enjoyed my match with Bo Rotunda tonight. Felt like we had chemistry despite never wrestling before. Thanks to @ScottArmstrong_ too!”
– There was an off-camera segment at last night’s WWE SmackDown tapings where WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio was insulting the crowd in Bakersfield. This brought out WWE COO Triple H, who ran down Del Rio and announced Del Rio & Christian vs. Randy Orton and Sheamus in the dark main event. The segment ended with Triple H hitting a Pedigree on Ricardo Rodriguez.
The dark main event saw Orton and Sheamus defeat Del Rio and Christian.