– Last week’s episode of WWE SmackDown (9/14) drew a 1.96 cable rating with 2.69 million viewers.
– As of last night’s RAW, WWE still has not decided who will join Michael Cole on commentary next week. JBL will be overseas mountain climbing, so he’s not an option.
– The referee who “screwed” CM Punk in the main event of last night’s RAW was Brad Maddox. Maddox is a a two-time FCW Tag Team Champion and a former FCW 15 Champion. He also worked as a referee at developmental.
– Randy Orton remains very vocal behind the scenes about wanting to work as a heel. WWE officials have been waiting for Sheamus to fully establish himself as the top babyface on SmackDown before switching Orton, but the feeling is that Orton will turn heel by the end of the year.
* PICTURE of RANDY ORTON Giving A Fan The Middle Finger at Night of Champions