New Opening Intro Revealed, Wade Barrett Vignette Airs, Highlight Reel Returning, More
- A vignette aired to hype the return of Wade Barrett, which is slated to be after SummerSlam. We noted about these promos being filmed at this link about 2 weeks ago now.
- It was announced that Chris Jericho will host The Highlight Reel on SmackDown this week for the first time in nearly 2 years. His special guests are Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero.
- Big Show stood tall over John Cena and WWE Champion CM Punk to close out the show after Punk had stated he would end it standing tall. You can guess by now that next week it will be Cena standing tall to lead into SummerSlam.
- There was a new opening video introduced on RAW tonight that in the end features World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus instead of John Cena. Sheamus is currently being groomed as the next top babyface of the company per Triple H’s request.