New SmackDown Feud Starting Soon, Superstars Matches Taped

– As reported recently, WWE creative have brainstormed a program between Booker T and Intercontinental Champion . Plans are now in place for an angle between the two that would lead to the former World Heavyweight Champion’s return match. That angle may kick off as early as tonight’s SmackDown taping in Houston, Texas, Booker T’s hometown.

Part of the reason WWE is doing the feud is to promote their upcoming The Best of King of the Ring DVD set, which Booker T is hosting.

— Matches taped Monday in Austin, Texas for this week’s episode of were and vs. and ; and vs. and Nikki Bella.

beat in a dark match prior to Monday’s television tapings.