- As noted, Hideo Itami was pulled from the WWE NXT Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic due to a neck injury he suffered a few weeks back. Word is that Itami will be out of action for just two months, indicating he does not need surgery. He could have been out of action for more than 6 months with surgery.
- Three new top indie talents reported to the WWE Performance Center yesterday - Tommy End, Big Damo and "Crazy" Mary Dobson. Sheamus tweeted the following on Damo joining the company:
Congratulations @BigBeardDamo. About bleedn time fella. Welcome to the #Irishtakeover @ringfox1 @BeckyLynchWWE @FinnBalor @WWE @WWENXT 🍀— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) October 20, 2016