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– As noted earlier here on the website, John Cena, Randy Orton and Sheamus are all confirmed as entrants into the WWE Royal Rumble match.
– As noted Friday here on the webste, Tommy Dreamer was at WWE Headquarters in Stamford, CT on Thursday. At this time, there are no details as to why Dreamer was there but it comes shortly after his recent appearance on RAW.
– According to ComicBookMovie.com, former WWE Star Dave Bautista, Isaiah Mustafa (the Old Spice guy) and Brian Patrick Wade (The Guardian) are all in negotiations with Marvel for the role of Drax The Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy. While the backstory for the character will be updated, here is the general information on the character… ‘Drax The Destroyer’ was an average human male named Arthur Douglas, whose family was murdered by the Mad Titan, Thanos. A being by the name of Kronos took the soul of Arthur Douglas and placed it in a far superior body to challenge Thanos.
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-- Tommy Dreamer has a new article for The Whig Standard in Canada in which he gives out his Year End Awards for Wrestling in 2012.
-- $5 Wrestling will return to iPPV on February 1. It will feature Cliff Compton, Freight Train and more. The event will be broadcast through Highspots.com.
-- The 2012 New England Wrestling Hall of Fame will happen on June 22 in Fairhaven, MA...
-- As noted earlier here on the website, John Cena, Randy Orton and Sheamus are all confirmed as entrants into the WWE Royal Rumble match.
-- As noted Friday here on the webste, Tommy Dreamer was at WWE Headquarters in Stamford, CT on Thursday. At this time, there are no details as to why Dreamer was there but it comes shortly after his recent appearance on RAW.
- The first-ever Tensai and Damien Sandow action figures will be released as a part of Mattel’s WWE Series 28 set. That set also features Sin Cara, Rey Mysterio, R-Truth and Heath Slater. The first-ever Ryback and Antonio Cesaro figures will be released with Mattel’s WWE Series 27.
- Curt Hawkins is expected back in action from knee surgery within the next 4-6 weeks, if not sooner...
Ad Age reports that John Cena is set to replace Fred Flintstone on specially-marked boxes of Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles. It will cover four million boxes so Fred will be on some covers, even as Post is planning to change its packaging strategy for the brand, which will feature several Flintstones characters including Fred, Barney, Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm and Dino.
Sharon Pupel, marketing...
- WWE and Post Cereals are expanding their marketing agreement by featuring a cartoon version of John Cena on boxes of Fruity Pebbles. The limited-edition promotion will temporarily boot “Pebbles” frontman Fred Flintstone from the cereal box covers according to a report by AdAge.com. Here is a photo of the new box cover.
A Post Cereals representative said that Kids want more...
- The Rock shared this photo and caption from the recent press tour.
We grind 24/7 – but always have fun. Enjoyed my time w the press today discussing @TheHeroTNT #LoveWhatIDo
- Netflix has recently added CM Punk: Best in the World documentary.
- Legendary starring John Cena is now airing on Showtime and its affiliated channels. It will air on Showtime this Sunday morning at 9AM ET.
The 2013 WWE Elimination Chamber PPV poster features The Rock, John Cena, CM Punk, Ryback, Big Show and Sheamus, teasing that all six would be involved in a major way at the last PPV prior to Wrestlemania 29. If Rock works inside the Chamber, that would be the first time he's ever done that match. Check out the poster below.
EXCLUSIVE: Royal Rumble Facts: Most Rumble Wins...
- Here is a better photo of John Cena’s new Fruity Pebbles cereal box, with a shot of the back:
- Word is that besides special appearances on RAW and at live events, “Road Dogg” BG James and Billy Gunn as The New Age Outlaws will not be a regular team on WWE TV. James will continue to work as an agent while Gunn is likely headed to developmental to work with the new talents...
WWE has released the official poster for the 2013 WWE Elimination Chamber PPV. The poster features The Rock, John Cena, CM Punk, Ryback, Big Show and Sheamus. If you’re interested, you can click here to view the poster.
It should be noted that The Rock is being locally advertised for the event. If Rock works the Elimination Chamber match, it will be the first time he has worked the event.
On this week’s WWE SmackDown Randy Orton returned to stake his claim in the Royal Rumble, but Sheamus has his own plans to win the event. Also Wade Barrett silenced the critics by definitively beating Kofi Kingston with the IC title on the line.
- Randy Orton returned and Booker T announced a main event tag match.
- The Miz def. Heath Slater.
- The Great Khali &...
Welcome to the first WWE Friday Night SmackDown! of 2013. We’re in Richmond, VA, and the show is opening with the returning Randy Orton. I had forgotten he was even gone.R
- Sheamus commented on tonight’s Raw, writing on Twitter, “#Raw is in me home away from home in Tampa Fl tonight. Its gonna be a #greatone. I can’t wait to deliver me first #Brogue O’ the year!”
- The Brooklyn Brawler commented on being backstage at tonight’s Raw on Twitter, writing, “It’s great being backstage at #RAW. The atmosphere is electrifying. #FINALLY”...
Randy Orton opens Smackdown and says he wants to be World Heavyweight Champion, and he says Smackdown was his show a long time ago. He announces his entry into the 2013 Royal Rumble. Sheamus’ music hits and down he comes to the ring. He also declares that he will enter the Royal Rumble match, and he thanks Orton for helping with the Shield on Raw. Orton says he wasn’t helping...
Embedded below are several video highlights from the January 4th, 2013 episode of WWE SmackDown.
The Miz vs. Heath Slater
The Great Khali, Hornswoggle & Natalya vs. Primo, Epico & Rosa Mendes
Kofi Kingston vs. Wade Barrett: Intercontinental Championship Rematch
Layla vs. Tamina
Sheamus & Randy Orton vs. Big Show & Antonio Cesaro
The Bella Twins Looks Way...