Match Announced For SmackDown, Update On Paul Bearer, More

— As seen last night on SmackDown, MVP become the No. 1 contender to the Intercontinental Championship after defeating “Dashing” Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre in an Intercontinental Championship Qualifying Match. Next week, MVP will face Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler in a title match on SmackDown.

— Thursday’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America scored a 0.64 cable rating, with 639,000 viewers. The midnight replay drew a 0.2 cable rating, with 174,000 viewers.

— Paul Bearer stated on his Twitter account that he is solely being used for television and pay-per-view events—no house shows. He will be flying to England for Tuesday’s SmackDown taping and returning stateside the next day.

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