According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE may not be taping anything for next week’s Smackdown on Syfy and instead include footage from the Wrestlemania Axxess events on Thursday night along with video packages and interviews. Original reports indicated that WWE would be filming footage for Smackdown at the Raw taping next Monday in Chicago.
The number one contender for the WWE World Championship, Alberto Del Rio, was interviewed by Fox News Latino about taking part in his first WrestleMania this year. Here is a snippet of what he had to say: “It’s incredible. It’s going to be the peak of my career. My family, my entire country is going to be proud of me. As a kid, all I wanted to do was be a wrestler. Now that I’m here in WWE – WrestleMania is our NBA, our Super Bowl, our World Series of professional wrestling. As a wrestler, as a performer, I always dreamed of being in something like that. I’m fulfilling my dreams. It is the reason I left my country, my family and friends behind.“