Found December 29, 2012 on
WWE.com has released their 2012 “Power Rankings”, ranking the top superstars of 2012. Here are the top ten.
1. CM Punk
3. John Cena
4. Team Hell No
5. The Big Show
7. The Rock
8. Brock Lesnar
9. Kofi Kingston
10. Randy Orton
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- This week’s episode of The JBL & Michael Cole Show has been added to YouTube:
- WWE will tape the New Year’s Eve edition of RAW tonight from the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. No matches have been announced but Ryback vs. CM Punk is advertised locally, although Punk isn’t expected to wrestle tonight. We’re seeking correspondents for tonight’s tapings to help with...
After WWE stopped taping Raw last night, John Cena and Sheamus wrestled The Big Show and Dolph Ziggler. The finish to the match concluded with The Big Show leaving Ziggler. Big E Langston came in to help by holding Cena, however when Ziggler went for the Superkick, Cena ducked and Ziggler hit Langston instead. Sheamus then connected with a clothsline following with an Attitude Adjustment...
John Cena signs rookie from Rikishi’s school:
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Alex Jones, who was working on his masters in strength and conditioning at USC, attended a tryout camp back in August and received positive reviews from Jim Ross and Gerald Brisco. Cena then scouted...
- Randy Orton will replace Rey Mysterio during WWE shows in Puerto Rico next weekend. Orton will team with Sin Cara to take on Primo and Epico.
- WWE is now officially advertising The Rock’s return to Raw on the January 7, 2013 episode in Tampa, Florida.
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The WWE is taping the New Year’s Eve edition of RAW from the Verizon Wireless Center in Washington, D.C. This is the show that will air this coming Monday. The following is being advertised for the show:
* Randy Orton remains advertised on the arena website for the taping. Nothing has been announced by WWe so it’s possible the ad could be outdated.
* The website for...
- CM Punk has posted the following photo of his surgically repaired knee:
- Eve Torres is featured in the “Superstar Spotlight” on the home page of WWE.com.
- The Washington Post published an article about RGIII chants at last Saturday’s Raw taping from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.. The Washington Redskins quarterback was in attendance for the taping, which airs...
- John Cena, who is currently dating former WWE Diva Nikki Bella, spent the Christmas holidays with her family, as well as Brie’s boyfriend, WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan. Here is a group photo of the wrestlers with the twin duo’s father.- LeBron James revealed his passion for Ric Flair after the legendary wrestler paid a visit to the Miami Heat locker room following their game...
- Monday’s Christmas-themed episode of Raw featuring John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight and a Santa Claus injury angle drew a 2.2 cable rating, which marks as the show’s lowest rating of 2012 and in over 15 years. The last episode to draw a figure that low was the September 8, 1997 show, which featured Triple H vs. Savio Vega vs. The Patriot in the...
- WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering was in attendance for last night’s SmackDown live event in Minneapolis, Minnesota.- WWE agent Jamie Noble again at last night’s SmackDown event in Minneapolis, losing for the second night in a row to Fandango. Noble has been using “Country Boy Can Survive” as his theme music.- Randy Orton and Sin Cara are expected to be back in action at...
- Eve Torres is featured in the "Superstar Spotlight" on the home page of WWE.com.
- The Washington Post published an article about RGIII chants at last Saturday's Raw taping from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.. The Washington Redskins quarterback was in attendance for the taping, which airs tonight, and was acknowledged by John Cena during the show.
– Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (RG3) was sitting ringside at the RAW TV tapings in Washington, DC on Saturday night. John Cena pointed him out during the opening segment of the show.
– Johnny “Fandango” Curtis defeated current WWE agent/producer Jamie Noble for the second night in a row at Friday night’s WWE SmackDown live event from Minneapolis, MN...
- WWE will tape the January 4th, 2013 episode of SmackDown tonight from Richmond, Virginia at the Richmond Coliseum. The only match confirmed for next week is Big Show vs. Alberto Del Rio. Advertised locally is Show vs. Sheamus and Del Rio vs. Randy Orton.
- Ted DiBiase suffered a finger injury on his left hand at the SmackDown live event in Chicago on Thursday night. No word on...
- Joey Styles posted the following Tout video with new Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett at last night’s RAW tapings:
- To promote tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings, Kofi Kingston will be appearing at Bryant & Stratton College this morning at 11am.
- Ric Flair’s son Reid has signed a three-month deal with All Japan Pro Wrestling. He will head there in a few weeks and...
– Wade Barrett will defend the Intercontinental Title against Kofi Kingston in a rematch from RAW on this week’s WWE SmackDown broadcast. Barrett defeated Kingston to win the title. WWE.com spoiled the result so we’re putting it up here as well.
– The following matches were taped Sunday night in Richmond, VA for this week’s WWE Saturday Morning Slam, Main Event and SmackDown...
As noted earlier, Monday’s WWE RAW will have a Champion’s Choice theme with champions defending their titles against opponents that they get to choose.
At last night’s tapings in Washington, DC, Kofi Kingston chose to defend his title against Wade Barrett and lost the match. This Barrett’s second run with the Intercontinental Title.