Originally written October 01, 2012 on Ring Side News:
- John "Bradshaw" Layfield, who was successful in scaling the tallest mountain in Africa last week, Mount Kilimanjaro, stated on Twitter that he will not be commentating tonight's Raw broadcast.

- SmackDown ring announcer Lilian Garcia performed the national anthem prior to Sunday's New York Jets game at MetLife Stadium. The Diva also gave a halftime show in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Day. The official WWE website has published photos of her appearance.

After joking today that was awaiting his plane in Africa to head to tonight's show, he clarified, "Not trying to 'work' anyone. I'm NOT at Raw tonight. In middle of Africa. Space shuttle is retired, like me, but it couldn't get me there."

- Zack Ryder tweeted a photo Monday of his new T-Shirt, a purple V-Neck featuring a drawing of Ryder-style sunglasses.



- WWE will hold a Raw and SmackDown SuperShow on Saturday, Dec. 15 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Talent advertised to appear include John Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Big Show and Daniel Bryan.

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