Viewership for Austin’s Show, Matches for Tonight’s SmackDown, Birthdays
– WWE taped the following matches to air on tonight’s SmackDown:
* Curtis Axel vs. Chris Jericho
* Heath Slater vs. Alberto Del Rio
* Kane vs. Ryback
* Fandango vs. Zack Ryder
* Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan vs. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns
There will also be a MizTV segment with special guests Randy Orton, Kane and Daniel Bryan.
– The season 3 premiere of Steve Austin’s Redneck Island on CMT averaged 1.02 million viewers, about the same as last week’s episode of TNA Impact Wrestling.
– WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel turns 63 years old today while fellow Hall of Famer Mick Foley turns 48.