Christian Returns To SmackDown, Cole Hypes His Mania Referee
— Out of action for six months due to an attack by Alberto Del Rio, Christian made his return to SmackDown last night. When Del Rio attacked Edge at their WrestleMania contract signing, “Captain Charisma” came to the aid of his former tag team partner. It was announced earlier that Christian would be returning to SmackDown on next week’s show.
— The March 3, 2011 episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America drew a 0.57 cable rating, with 596,000 viewers. The midnight replay did a 0.14, with 128,000 viewers.
— Michael Cole disclosed on SmackDown that he would announce the special guest referee for his match against Jerry Lawler at WrestleMania XXVII this Monday on Raw. He described the person as “flamboyant, simply awesome and one of the all-time greats in WWE.”