A couple of notes from the Smackdown 15th Anniversary show:
- The Royal Rumble will be in Philadelphia in 2015 and, according to people who were there when they announced the show, it will be the second 40 Man Royal Rumble.
Now into spoilery stuff:
- Both Teddy Long and BIG JOHNNY returned and feuded over who was the greatest Smackdown GM. This culminated in Teddy making a 15 man Tag Team Match to declare the best (Yes, 15 divided by 2 is 7.5 and, yes, midgets are considered half a person). Team Teddy (Sheamus, Mark Henry, The Usos, Los Matadores, El Torito, and Jack Swagger) won against Team Johnny (Goldust, Stardust, Heath Slater, Titus O' Neil, Damien Mizdow, Bo Dallas, Cesaro, and Mini Gator aka Hornswoggle).
- The Rock was on the show in a backstage pre-tape with Triple H and Stephanie. They teased tension between the both of them and Rock teased the idea of Rock/Triple H. Stephanie defused the situation by saying that they should go get something to eat.
- Kane squashed Adam Rose, ending his winning streak. He then killed the rest of the Exotic Express sans The Bunny.
- Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble were in Seth Rollins' corner for his match.
- The stipulation for Cena/Ambrose at Hell in a Cell is a No Holds Barred Contract on a Pole Match.
WWE.com has officially announced that Roman Reigns will be out of action for up to six weeks to recover from the incarcerated hernia. As a result, they have officially canceled Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins for Night of Champions and only the Dean Ambrose part of that match will still be considered for LoC on Sunday.