CON: Your TV viewin' buddy is off sick this week PRO: Nothing to sync up!
Also, somewhere along the line they renumbered the episodes so that the two "special" intro episodes (not recapped here, check their archive (nwahollywood.blip.tv) if you're REALLY bored) retroactively became #1 and #2. So tonight you get #9 instead of #7.
First, lets remember this originally came from 1bullshit, which had false reports of Austin appearing after the show. Now, if they are posting false post-RAW notes, that would make one tend to believe they didn't have someone backstage.