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- Tonight's WWE RAW takes place from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and will be the final RAW before next Sunday's Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
Confirmed for tonight's show is an appearance by The Rock to hype his Rumble match against WWE Champion CM Punk. Ric Flair is also booked for tonight's show, likely to continue his program with The Miz. WWE is still advertising Eve Torres for tonight's show but she likely won't be appearing.
WWE is focusing on the following points for tonight's go-home show:
* What will Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow have in store for Kane and Daniel Bryan?
* Who will The Miz use the Figure Four on next, on his way to Antonio Cesaro?
* Will Alberto Del Rio continue to rub his World Title win in Big Show's face?
* Will CM Punk weaken The Rock before their battle at Royal Rumble?
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Former TNA star Ric Flair was not at Monday’s RAW from San Jose, California.
As of last week, the plan was for Flair to appear on the show along with The Miz. Flair was also booked for tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings from Sacramento. After the SD tapings, he was scheduled to go to Japan to wrestle for All Japan Pro Wrestling later this week.
At this time, there is no word on...
- Tonight’s WWE RAW takes place from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and will be the final RAW before next Sunday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
Confirmed for tonight’s show is an appearance by The Rock to hype his Rumble match against WWE Champion CM Punk. Ric Flair is also booked for tonight’s show, likely to continue his program with The Miz. WWE is still advertising...
A mariachi band opens up this week’s episode of SmackDown!, as we are getting a celebration for Alberto Del Rio’s title win last week, which Ricardo Rodriguez calls “Fiesta Del Rio”.
- WWE released the following video for Bob Backlund’s WWE Hall of Fame induction:
- There has been talk of giving The Miz his own YouTube show.
- As of last week, Ric Flair was booked for last night’s RAW from San Jose. No word yet on why he didn’t appear. The plan was for Flair to work last night’s RAW, tonight’s SmackDown tapings from Sacramento and then fly to Japan...
WWE will tape this week's episode of WWE SmackDown place from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. Here are the full results.
Smackdown kicked off with a huge applause for JBL, who was introduced for commentary. Apparently Sacramento missed him since the last time he was in town.
The show opened with a highlight reel from Monday's Raw bringing everyone up...
- World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio spoke with Matt Striker in a WWE App exclusive video during last night’s RAW. Del Rio promised that a giant will fall at the Rumble, just like the Baltimore Ravens will fall to the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. Del Rio is a big fan of the 49ers and tweeted about them after Sunday’s NFC Championship game.
- In another WWE App...
The 700th episode of SmackDown started and ended with a bang, as the WWE Universe joined new World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio in a fiesta celebration, before the Mexican Superstar joined forces with Sheamus to defeat Big Show & Dolph Ziggler in an epic tag team match that left The World’s Largest Athlete all wet.
Fiesta Del Rio:
Alberto Del Rio’s celebration...
To follow up on our earlier report, TNA’s lawsuit against WWE was officially ended yesterday with TNA voluntarily withdrawing the lawsuit. According to a document that was filed on Tuesday, TNA informed the court that both sides agreed to cover their own legal costs.
The lawsuit stems from WWE informing TNA that former employee Brian Wittenstein had handed over a flash drive containing...
- There was talk again recently of putting Rosa Mendes with World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio. Rosa has been tweeting and touting health and nutrition tips on the Road to WrestleMania. She's calling it her "Musclemania."
- Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara are expected to be in the 30-man Royal Rumble match this year.
- It was recently reported via PWInsider that...
– Trendr.tv reports that this week’s WWE SmackDown scored a 70,048 in social media activity. This is down 17 percent from last week’s show which featured the return of The Rock and also Alberto Del Rio’s world title win.
SmackDown was up 10,000 compared to the first show of the year. Also, besides last week’s episode, it was the most socially-active Friday show since November...
- Ric Flair and others are featured on the latest episode of The JBL & Michael Cole Show:- Below is the latest episode of WWE’s Backstage Fallout from last night’s SmackDown:- As noted, WWE Legend Superstar Billy Graham was hospitalized earlier this week due to double pneumonia. NetNewsLedger.com reports that Graham’s wife says he has began to show signs of heart failure...
Embedded below are several highlights from the January 18th, 2013 episode of WWE SmackDown.
Daniel Bryan explains to Randy Orton that in order to become a World Champion again, he needs to hug
Kofi Kingston vs. Antonio Cesaro
The Great Khali vs. Tensai
Randy Orton & Team Hell No vs. Wade Barrett & Team Rhodes Scholars
The Miz vs. Primo
In spite of The Shield’s threats...