— Randy Orton beat Sheamus in a dark match following Monday’s Raw broadcast.
— The Countdown To SmackDown broadcast that preceded the premiere of SmackDown on Syfy drew a 0.49 cable rating, with 652,000 viewers. (source: PWInsider.com)
— It was announced during a commercial on Raw that the first NXT elimination will take place during Tuesday’s show, airing exclusively on nxt.wwe.com. Voting is currently taking place at the designated website.
Also on tap for the broadcast is a match between Vickie Guerrero and Kaitlyn.