– The WWE Network has a one-hour Kickoff show scheduled for WWE Night of Champions. The Kickoff will start at 7 pm EST with the PPV going live at 8 pm.
According to WWE Network, Booker T, Renee Young, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves will be hosting the Kickoff.
– Athena Rees (wrestler) and Eddie “Bandido Jr.” Orenga (referee) have signed with WWE.
– Thursday’s episode of WWE SmackDown ranked #2 among non-sporting events for the night in Nielsen’s Twitter TV ratings, behind The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The show had a unique audience of 729,000, which is up from last week’s 540,000. Also, SmackDown had a total impressions of 2.248 million, which is up from last week’s 1.882 million.