– Nick Kelly sent the following:
I wanted to add some more notes to your SmackDown spoilers from the tapings in Lexington, KY last night.
* Natalya’s heel turn on AJ Lee was pretty good. She spoke into the camera and said “Beth Phoenix I’m with you. These days of the cute Divas are over.”
* Zack Ryder’s segment was his State of the Showski.
* Randy Orton did a backstage segment talking about his anger management issues and beating Christian at SummerSlam.
* The new Diva backstage with Teddy Long was NXT Rookie Aksana, now a brunette. I barely caught it but it looked like she was trying to put the moves on Teddy.
* Triple H hitting Zack Ryder with a Pedigree off-camera surprised everyone. Triple H came out and said the hardest part of his new job was dealing with talents and brought up CM Punk, John Cena and Randy Orton before starting to put Ryder down, cutting the cameras mid-way. Triple H had the lights dimmed, cameras cut and said he was about to relieve some stress in the form of a Pedigree on Ryder.
* Vladimir Kozlov was taken out on a stretcher after Mark Henry squashed him and beat him up, injuring his leg.
* Johnny Curtis had a promo that aired and he will finally debut next week.
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