Update on Live Smackdown, WWE tapings
Big names including Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton have been pulled out from appearing on Smackdown this week
WWE has confirmed that there would be a taping of the WWE Main Event on Thursday before the Live Smackdown in Hartford, CT. The episode is set to air on Hulu Plus on Friday and in some international markets. WWE also looks likely to tape Superstars matches.
With regards to the Live Smackdown, WWE World Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has been removed from all the advertising for the show. WWE had added Lesnar to the event late on Monday evening but now has been pulled out. Randy orton too is no longer advertised for the the live show.