The mood backstage at last night’s SmackDown! tapings was said to be chaotic and a real mess. This week’s show had five or six rewrites done before yesterday’s taping. Usually at least one rewrite is necessary, but yesterday’s tapings were said to be one of the worst in a long times. Things are very hectic for WWE creative right now with all of the changes due to the new ECW brand.
Speaking of ECW, the plan is to tape ECW live from the SmackDown taping (on non-supershow events). The way it will be done is it will be taped before SmackDown when they are out west and after when they are on the east coast. However, nothing has been made official and as always with WWE, things are subject to change.