- Right now, the long-term plan is for Triple H to wrestle Randy Orton for the World title at next year's Wrestlemania. Triple H originally wanted this match for this year's Wrestlemania but he and others realized that it was much too early for it to happen.
- At this point, Orton is expected to defeat Chris Benoit at Summerslam this Sunday, possibly via interference from Edge who would turn heel. Under this scenario, Edge would then feud with Benoit over the Intercontinental title while Orton would be left to face the likes of Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels and Benoit. Meanwhile, Triple H would continue to feud with Eugene.
- The 10/3 WWE PPV "No Mercy" has been re-located from Washington, DC to East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter.