Smackdown And NXT After Mania Producers, Backstage News

Smackdown

Tama Tonga was backstage and wasn't hidden throughout the day

Rikishi On Tama Tonga And Tonga Loa: I Couldn't Wait For Them To Come To WWE, They're Doing Great

Pete Dunne has been producing all the WWE Speed matches

While Michael Hayes and Bobby Roode have usually been tasked with producing Bloodline segments, this week it was Jason Jordan

There were producers listed for multiple segments that didn't have physicality, which usually isn't the case.

We've heard WWE were happy with Tama Tonga getting the reaction he did on TV, considering he had little U.S. television exposure.

Smackdown Producers

Cody Rhodes promo: Shane Helms

LA Knight vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Santos Escobar: Jason Jordan

Bloodline promo: Jason Jordan

Cameron Grimes vs. Bron Breakker: Shane Helms

Naomi vs. Tiffany Stratton: Molly Holly & Nick Aldis

Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill vs. Piper Niven & Chelsea Green: Petey Williams

Rey Mysterio vs. Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles: Jamie Noble

WWE Speed: Johnny Gargano vs. Angel: Pete Dunne

Dark Match: Cody Rhodes vs. Dominik Mysterio: Jamie Noble

Dark Match: Jey Uso vs. Solo Sikoa: Jamie Noble

NXT

Notes and producers courtesy of Fightful Select’s Corey Brennan.

-Bron Breakker’s final night in NXT was last week. and had a send off both in the ring and backstage. There have been pitches for Baron Corbin to join Breakker on SmackDown and continue their tag team on the main roster.

- Tatum Paxley’s heel turn was not rehearsed and was kept to those involved in NXT’s opening segment.

- Oba Femi’s promo and Brinley Reece vs Jaida Parker were swapped around from the original rundown.

- The mood backstage at the taping was a jovial one coming off WrestleMania Weekend.

- The steel cage match stipulation was considered for Carmelo Hayes’ and Trick Willams’ Stand And Deliver bout.

Producers:

Level Up

- Tavion Heights vs Uriah Connors: Norman Smiley

- Carlee Bright and Kendal Grey vs Stevie Turner and Blair Davenport: Wesley Blake

- Eddy Thorpe vs Dion Lennox: AJ Winkler

NXT Producers

- Roxanne Perez’s promo, Tatum Paxley’s heel turn: Johnny Moss

- Fallon Henley and Kelani Jordan vs Izzy Dame and Kiana James

- Je’Von Evans vs SCRYPTS: Steve Corino

- Roxanne Perez vs Natalya: Fit Finlay

- The Family vs No Quarter Catch Crew: Steve Corino

- Oba Femi Promo: Shawn Michaels and Matt Bloom

- Brinley Reece vs Jaida Parker: Johnny Moss and Oney Lorcan.

- Super Sonic Duo vs The Wolf Dogs: Terry Taylor

- Trick Williams Promo: George Carroll

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