Husky Harris Debuts New Character, SmackDown Preview, More
– WWE Champion CM Punk joins forces with Sheamus for a tag team match against World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and The Miz on tonight’s episode of SmackDown. Other bouts airing on the broadcast taped Tuesday in Newark, New Jersey are Mark Henry vs. R-Truth, AJ vs. Brie Bella, Jack Swagger vs. Zack Ryder, Big Show vs. Kane, Brodus Clay vs. Heath Slater and Dolph Ziggler vs. The Great Khali.
— Former WWE talent Ray Gordy (a/k/a Jesse, Slam Master J) turns 33 years old Friday. He left the professional wrestling industry following his release from WWE in April 2010 and is now working as a police officer in Atlanta, Georgia.
— WWE developmental wrestler Husky Harris appeared under the name Levi Wyatt at a non-televised Florida Championship Wrestling event on Thursday. His character was described by a person in attendance at the event as a religious zealot. Wearing a straw hat and Hawaiian shirt, he cut a heelish promo before defeating fellow developmental talent Jiro in a singles match.
The Wrestling Observer reported this week that Harris is on management’s radar for a promotion to the main roster and would be debuting a new character.