The talents that were announced as shifting brands last night were told shortly before the announcements were made on SmackDown, so there were no surprises by the talents not being unaware by the time the show went on the air.
Brock Lesnar’s backstage promo where he ran Jeff Hardy off and then declaring himself a free agent was pre-taped. It is being said that Lesnar left the arena right after his in-ring segment with Roman Reigns to head home. In addition, it was further noted there is an expectation among some that Lesnar will on Raw this Monday, but this is not 100 percent confirmed as of this report.
Hit Row’s Top Dolla defeated Cedric Alexander in a dark match before they went on the air.
It was said that “a ton” of WWE talents were hitting Jimmy’s Seafood before and after last night’s SmackDown.
Referee Jessica Carr took to Twitter to note that last night was the first time she got to work in the Royal Farms Arena for WWE, which was the same building where she fell in love with wrestling.