– Michael Cole announced on Raw last night that Booker T will be on next week’s show from London, England in place of Jonathan Coachman. There is no word on why Coachman is missing the show, although this comes after he was given the night off two weeks ago due to a commitment to the Golf Channel.
– After suffering a knee injury two weeks ago during a match taped for WWE Main Event, Zack Ryder was back in action on Monday night.
In front of his hometown of Long Island, New York, Ryder beat Curt Hawkins in a match taped for WWE Main Event. Both competitors then posted the following on social media:
We grew up going to wrestling shows at the Nassau Coliseum…we had our @wwe tryout at the Nassau Coliseum…we won the Tag Team Titles at the Nassau Coliseum…and tonight we wrestled each other at the Nassau Coliseum. Thank you @thecurthawkins. @NYCBLive pic.twitter.com/jyB1lb5Xt5
— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) May 8, 2018
Ryder also made his first appearance on Raw since being transferred to the brand through the Superstar Shake-up. He appeared in a backstage segment where Raw General Manager Kurt Angle refused to give in to the demands of Jinder Mahal.
Another match was taped for WWE Main Event as WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander took on Tony Nese.