— As noted last night here on the website, it’s official: Hollywood actor Stephen Amell is coming back to RAW. WWE announced on RAW that Amell will appear on next week’s episode, which takes place in Everett, Washington. The return and angle is expected to set up a Stardust vs. Amell match at SummerSlam.
— Al Snow will be the guest on this week’s edition of Jim Ross’ weekly “Ross Report” podcast. The show will be available on Tuesday night at PodcastOne.com.
— As previously reported, it was announced during RAW that The New Day will be taking on Mark Henry and The Prime Time Players in a six-man tag team match on this week’s SmackDown.
WWE SmackDown tapes tonight (Tuesday) in Sacramento, California and airs Thursday on the SyFy network.
— NBC affiliate WNDU ran a story recently on the passing of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper with comments from Piper’s longtime friend and on-air partner, “Cowboy” Bob Orton.
“I had just talked to Roddy a couple of days before and he sounded great,” said Orton of Piper’s passing in the article. “So yeah, at first you just don’t believe it. You have to let it sink in. It’s starting to now after what they just did out there and you realize you’re not going to see him again and it’s a shame. He’s going to be missed.”
Orton continued, “He could always make you laugh. No matter how you felt, how down you were, how much the road could get to you, he could always make you laugh. Just a great guy. Everybody loved him.”