Fightful Select has put together a list of producers and some backstage notes from the latest edition of Friday Night SmackDown, which you can check out below:
* Michael Hayes produced Edge vs. AJ Styes vs. Rey Mysterio as well as the Roman Reigns promo. The decision to have Styles advance to the finals of the tournament was made before Edge’s promo about winning the World Heavyweight Title and retiring.
* Abyss produced Sheamus vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Austin Theory.
* Adam Pearce produced Cameron Grimes vs. Baron Corbin.
* TJ Wilson produced Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs. Damage CTRL.
* Shawn Daivari produced the Bianca Belair and Asuka segment. He also produced the pre-show dark match of the OC vs. the LWO.
* Jason Jordan produced AJ Styles vs. Bobby Lashley. He also produced the post-show dark matches of Belair vs. Asuka and The Street Profits vs. The Usos.
* WWE’s new practice of going live on social media before the show starts is to help remind fans that the show is about to begin.
* This was the highest-grossing WWE event in Knoxville’s history.
* Vince McMahon was not at SmackDown, and he rarely is, hence it wasn’t a big story as suggested on social media.