- The NXT crew will have their usual spot shows in the next few days. This evening, there will be a NXT live event at the University Area CDC Gymnasium in Tampa, Florida. On Friday, NXT runs the Citrus Springs Arena in Citrus Springs, Florida for a house show. On Sunday, NXT will be at the Cocoa Armory in Cocoa, Florida.
- RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss celebrates her 27th birthday today. Bliss was born on August 9, 1991.
- As noted, Renee Young will be filling in for Jonathan Coachman on commentary for this coming Monday night's WWE SummerSlam 2018 "go-home" edition of WWE RAW. Paul Heyman tweeted the following reaction to the news on Thursday morning:
I applaud @WWE for the decision to have @ReneeYoungWWE sit in this coming Monday as a guest commentator on #RAW. The entire program has just been handed an instant upgrade. Bravo! A most worthy recipient of this extraordinary opportunity! https://t.co/ct3xOXt6IO
— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) August 9, 2018