There was some sort of incident backstage at Tuesday’s SmackDown/ECW taping involving a number of indy wrestlers. John Laurinaitis yelled at them for coming into the catering area and helping themselves to food. That seems to be one of the many taboos within the WWE world. Furthermore, seeing how they were in Orlando on that night, there was a worker backstage who also helps out TNA with behind-the-scenes errands. Laurinaitis singled this person out by saying that WWE would never send their employees backstage to eat at TNA’s catering. Although, that makes you wonder why they let someone affiliated with TNA backstage in the first place.
In addition to Harry Smith and Jacob Duncan, developmental wrestler Shantelle Taylor was backstage at the SmackDown tapings on Tuesday as well. WWE was looking at them for possible call-ups to the main roster in the future. Mike Knox was backstage as well. He currently has the longest active drought of physically able WWE stars not appearing on television. He has hasn’t appeared on WWE programming since mid-February. And as reported earlier, Brian Knobs was backstage at the Raw taping on Monday night