source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
– Though he’s still listed on the SmackDown roster page on WWE.com, Finlay is no longer listed on the company’s depth chart as an active performer. The reason for this is because he’s not scheduled to wrestle any longer. Vince McMahon decreed removing Finlay from the talent roster because he felt he was too old — 52 years old. He will however remain with the company as an agent.
– It was noted that “people who knew what was good for them” knew not to bring up during creative meetings how on last week’s episode of NXT, the Rookie winning the challenge would get a chance to wrestle a Pro, and then on Monday’s Raw, two Rookies who didn’t win the challenge ended up with higher profile appearances wrestling Pros.
– Apparently, an upcoming SmackDown taping set for Fresno, California will be taking place on a Wednesday as the event is listed for Aug. 18.