— WWE developmental wrestler Dean Ambrose beat Alex Riley in a dark match before Monday’s Raw SuperShow in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to the match, Ambrose cut a promo vowing that a dark storm cloud would soon cover the WWE Universe.
The following matches were taped for this week’s episode of WWE Superstars:
* WWE Tag Champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth vs. JTG and Michael McGillicutty
* Zack Ryder vs. Heath Slater
— The May 18 episode of WWE SmackDown garnered a 1.81 cable rating with 2,803,000 viewers. The previous week’s show drew a 1.7 cable rating, with 2,530,000 viewers.