One source noted that the report last week about backstage heat on Bill DeMott is incorrect. There has never been heat with DeMott and has never verbally assaulted anyone. It was just a case of someone taking what he said over the line and trying to make a story out of it.
The Athens (OH) News has a story looking at how WWE portrayed Arab Americans in a negative light with the Muhammad Hassan/Daivari storyline.
The first Friday Night Smackdown will air in Green Bay at 9:30 p.m. on 9/9 instead of 7 p.m. due to High School Football.
WWE management is not happy about the move to Friday Nights for SmackDown!. It doesn’t help that many SmackDown! shows in the Boston and New York market will be preempted due to Sox-Yanks baseball.