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Both Sheamus and Randy Orton were announced as entrants in the 30-man Royal Rumble match at Sunday night’s Smackdown taping in Richmond, Virginia. John Cena was announced as an entrant the night prior. As of this writing, there are now 27 spots remaining.
The Royal Rumble pay-per-view takes place on January 27th, 2013.
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- 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.
Recent Photo of Rey Mysterio Unmasked
The post Orton Replaces Mysterio on Upcoming Tour, WWE Officially...
-- As previously reported, The Rock is set to appear on the twentieth anniversary episode of WWE RAW. Local advertising in Houston is now advertising Rock for the show.
-- WWEShop.com currently is running a New Year's sale where all Men's Authentic t-shirts are on sale for $19.99. To view the sale, click here.
-- It was officially announced during RAW Monday night...
- As noted, Stevie Richards became the first-ever Extreme Rising World Heavyweight Champion over the weekend. Here is a photo of the title from Extreme Rising’s Facebook page:
“The EXTREME RISING WORLD TITLE… there are mysteries behind this title in and on it. Let’s say this… if you like the TV show LOST, well this will be right up your alley. This is not no traditional...
- 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...
- As noted, Stevie Richards became the first-ever Extreme Rising World Heavyweight Champion over the weekend. Here is a photo of the title from Extreme Rising's Facebook page:
"The EXTREME RISING WORLD TITLE... there are mysteries behind this title in and on it. Let's say this... if you like the TV show LOST, well this will be right up your alley. This is not no traditional...
- WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart turns 69 years old today while former WCW valet Kimberly Page turns 43, former WWE star Rodney turns 42 and TNA star Bobby Roode turns 36.
- John Cena gets the Superstar Spotlight on WWE’s website today.
- From RAW last night, here is the promo for RAW’s 20th anniversary on January 14th:
What’s Planned for Sheamus In 2013, WWE Working on a Royal...
John Cena signs rookie from Rikishi’s school:
John Cena has handpicked a rookie from former WWE star Rikishi’s Knox Pro wrestling school, to be given a WWE developmental contract.
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...
Embedded in the video below are several highlights from the December 31st, 2012 episode of Raw.
John Cena & The Miz vs. Team Rhodes Scholars
Sgt. Slaughter vs. Antonio Cesaro – Champion’s Choice U.S. Championship Match
Team Hell No vs. 3MB – Champion’s Choice WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Despite CM Punk’s doctor’s diagnosis, Mr. McMahon declares Punk will face...
- 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...
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...
Live (actually it was taped) from Washington, DC this is the Raw Deal for episode #1023. Follow me on Twitter @johnreport.Before we begin, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year as well.The Raw intro theme song played to begin the show. I guess Guy Voiceover wasn’t working during the holidays because there was no “coming up on Raw” video. As...
- 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...
- The Rock is scheduled to appear at the 20th anniversary of Raw on January 14, 2013 from the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. The website for the arena posted the following.
"Toyota Center is excited to welcome WWE back to Houston when they present the 20th Anniversary of RAW Celebration and the return of The Rock on Monday, January 14! Don't miss your favorite WWE Superstars...
-- 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...