– NXT commentator Rich Brennan called the action on tonight’s episode of SmackDown. This marks his first main roster show as a commentator. He replaced Tom Phillips as the lead voice of SmackDown for this week.
No word on if he’ll be the permanent play-by-play man on SmackDown or if this is one time only deal.
– The Oxford Dictionary has added “kayfabe” to its lexicon. The official definition reads as follows:
(In professional wrestling) the fact or convention of presenting staged performances as genuine or authentic:
“a masterful job of blending kayfabe and reality”
“he’s not someone who can break kayfabe and talk about the business”
[as modifier]: “I heard that AJ approached him to rehearse a kayfabe segment”