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BACKSTAGE VISITORS AT SMACKDOWN, PREVIEW OF THIS WEEK'S EPISODE, NXT ON THE ROAD UPDATE AND MORE WWE NEWS

By Mike Johnson on 2015-02-25 09:37:01
Backstage at last night's WWE Smackdown taping in Atlanta were Ric Flair, Jake Roberts, former WCW star Fifi the Maid and Scott Hall.

Brad Maddox was also backstage, the first time he's been seen at a WWE event in some time.

2K Sports reps were at the Raw taping on Monday in Nashville, TN scanning talents for the forthcoming WWE 2K16 videogame.

There is talk of WWE NXT touring on the road as early as this May. We've heard of the company reaching out to several venues lately.

Scheduled for this Thursday's WWE Smackdown:

*Dolph Ziggler & Ryback & Erick Rowan vs. Seth Rollins & Big Show & Kane.
*WWE Intercontinental champion Bad News Barrett vs. Daniel Bryan.
*WWE United States champion Rusev vs. Jack Swagger.
*The Miz vs. Dean Ambrose.
*Naomi vs. Natalya.
*Goldust vs. Adam Rose.
*Fandango vs. Curtis Axel

There's talk that WWE will have a surprise or two at this Friday's return to Madison Square Garden as part of their Hulk Hogan Appreciation Night.

Dean Ambrose was interviewed by The Asbury Park Press to promote WWE's return there at this link.

WWE will be running a Smackdown taping on 4/21 in Providence, RI and will return to Green Bay, Wisconsin for a Raw taping on 4/27.

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