Exclusive: Production Notes From WWE Raw & Smackdown Live For July 2 & 3

WWE Smackdown and Raw "ROLLED ON" this week with their Independence Day-week efforts. Fightful.com was able to see several additional notes on the production script.

From titles, to instructions and omissions, you can see several notes below:

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- The title for Smackdown Live was "Uce-No!" this week. WWE Raw's was "Blue Steel."

- Commentators on Raw were left notes to mention the fact that Bray Wyatt wasn't at the show due to an injury, and that Baron Corbin would address his issues with Finn Balor (in a specific read). There were also specific reads for the VTR graphics. Raw was very heavy on scripting directions and word-for-word instructions for the announcers.

- The United States title match was officially listed in the script as the "Independence Day United States Open Challenge."

- Sanity's appearance during New Day's skit was not telegraphed at all in the production script.

- The Extreme Rules VTR was listed as "United States Champion vs. Shinsuke Nakamura" since they didn't want to give away the winner of Smackdown's title match.

- Becky Lynch and Peyton Royce's entrances weren't cut for time, they were scripted to be in the ring already.

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