Smackdown Live

Some news and notes regarding tonight’s Smackdown Live taping in St. Louis.

* Vince McMahon and Triple H are not at tonight’s taping according to PWInsider. Triple H is currently recovering from pectoral surgery last week.

* Zelina Vega has been cleared for a return to the ring. As reported on last week, Vega was pulled from the European tour after suffering a reported concussion at Evolution.

* WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar is not scheduled, so he it isn’t likely that a face off with WWE Champion AJ Styles will be taking place before Survivor Series.

* As reported earlier, Ric Flair is in St. Louis tonight.