Vickie was on the July 14 SmackDown! Eddie promised not to reveal the secret should he lose to Mysterio at The Great American Bash ,  though that turned out to be another one of his character 's trademark lies, as Eddie revealed that Dominick was really his kayfabe biological son. Vickie later reappeared at SummerSlam to convince Eddie to put a stop to his war with Mysterio and not to go through with the "Custody of Dominick" ladder match that night. After that she held down Eddie on the ground afterwards so he couldn't get up and attack Mysterio. In , approximately seven or eight months after Eddie's death, Vickie started appearing more prominently in more controversial storylines.