- As noted, Curt Hawkins was supposed to make his in-ring TV return on last night's WWE SmackDown but that did not happen. Hawkins' match was nixed at the last minute due to time constraints, according to PWInsider. Several earlier segments reportedly ran over their allotted time, forcing later segments to be edited. Hawkins' segment was cut but the plan is for him to wrestle next Tuesday in Denver.
- Paul Heyman tweeted the following on the media attention that Bill Goldberg is receiving now that he's returning to RAW next week to respond to the Brock Lesnar challenge:
Look how dropping @BrockLesnar's name has increased @Goldberg's value ... headline on @TheWrap! What a publicity ploy! #WWE2K17 @WWEgames https://t.co/bcgrAESWiD— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) October 12, 2016