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-- After this week's WWE RAW broadcast went off the aur, the mini Royal Rumble went on until Shemus and John Cena were the only two guys left standing. The Big Show came out and cut a promo that was met with a bunch of what chants. It ended up being a tag match. John Cena and Sheamus then defeated The Big Show and Wade Barrett. Good action from all. Cena and Sheamus double teamed Show. Cena got the pin to send the crowd home happy.
-- Here is the updated card for this Sunday night's WWE Royal...
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- We noted how John Cena’s bad Royal Rumble promo from the end of Monday’s RAW was a hot topic backstage. The feeling backstage was that Cena got lost in the middle of his promo and really didn’t get his point across, whatever that point was.
- WWE officials continue to discuss Ryback vs. Big Show for WrestleMania 29. They are also talking about doing a Money in the Bank Ladder...
- Embedded below is the January 21st Raw backstage fallout.
- According to PWInsider, one of the big topics among wrestlers following Raw was how bad the John Cena promo was, especially since it was closing the show and came after strong work from CM Punk and The Rock.
ESPN has updated their WWE Power Rankings for the week. Listed below is this week’s top 5, with their rankings from last week in the parentheses.
1. CM Punk (1)
2. Dolph Ziggler (3)
3. The Shield (9)
4. Alberto Del Rio (4)
5. The Rock (2)
John Cena ranked at #10 this week after taking the #5 spot last week. ESPN wrote the following about John Cena’s promo on Raw.
This man used...
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”.
- John Cena posted this short Tout “interviewing” him for reaching 1 million followers on Twitter.
- It was announced on Monday’s episode of Raw that The Big Show vs. Alberto Del Rio at Royal Rumble will be a Last Man Standing match.
– As announced on last night’s WWE RAW, next week’s show from Las Vegas will see the return of the RAW Roulette theme.
– WWE.com has a new article up, discussing the company’s top developmental prospects at NXT. The list includes Kassius Ohno, Leo Kruger, Bo Dallas, Paige, Richie Steamboat, Adrian Neville (PAC), Anya, and Bray Wyatt & The Family.
– John Cena posted...
- John Cena noted on Twitter that he interviewed Zack Ryder this weekend, and WWE fans "need to hear Zack Ryder's interview."
- WWE published an article looking at WWE Developmental's "top prospects" on NXT. The list includes Kassius Ohno, Leo Kruger, Bo Dallas, Paige, Richie Steamboat, Adrian Neville (PAC), Anya, and Bray Wyatt & The Family.
- John Cena noted on Twitter that he interviewed Zack Ryder this weekend, and WWE fans “need to hear Zack Ryder’s interview.”- WWE published an article looking at WWE Developmental’s “top prospects” on NXT. The list includes Kassius Ohno, Leo Kruger, Bo Dallas, Paige, Richie Steamboat, Adrian Neville (PAC), Anya, and Bray Wyatt & The Family.- Chris Jericho teased...
The dark match after Monday’s Raw saw John Cena teaming with Sheamus to face The Big Show and Wade Barrett. Cena picked up the win for his team after executing the Attitude Adjustment.
Big Show cut a promo after the match but was interrupted by Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio knocked The Big Show off his feet. Del Rio then went into the crowd and even wore a 49ers hat.
-- WWE.com has published an article looking at WWE Developmental's "top prospects" on NXT. Their list includes: Kassius Ohno (Chris Hero), Leo Kruger, Bo Dallas, Paige, Richie Steamboat, "The Man Who Gravity Forgot" Adrian Neville (PAC), Anya, and Bray Wyatt & The Family, which includes the former Brodie Lee.
-- John Cena on Twitter talked about interviewing...
The final episode of Monday Night Raw before the 2013 Royal Rumble had most of the hallmarks of a “go home” show — a crescendo of trash talk, some last-minute surprise attacks and incessant plugs for Sunday’s pay-per-view. The war of words between CM Punk and The Rock raged on, and will almost certainly result in high buyrates (and high anticipation) for the Rumble’s main...
WWE has announced on Twitter that Antonio Cesaro will defeated his United States championship in the Royal Rumble pre-show on Youtube.
BREAKING NEWS: @AntonioCesaro will defend his US Title vs. @MikeTheMiz LIVE on #RoyalRumble Online Pre-Show! Details: http://wwe.me/h2DQB
The pre-show will stream live on YouTube.com a half-hour before the pay-per-view starts at 7:30 ET/4:30 PT. Here...
- WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn is featured in the “Diva Spotlight” on the homepage of WWE.com.
- Embedded below is another clip from Steve Austin’s upcoming movie, The Package, which releases on Blu-ray and DVD on February 19th.
- MVP continues to shoot down rumors that he will be a surprise entrant in this Sunday’s Royal Rumble match, writing on Twitter, “I’ll be thrilled...
"I'm ... not keeping my title, am I."Tonight, on the With Leather WWE Raw open discussion thread:The countdown to the 2013 Royal Rumble is just about up, with WWE Champion CM Punk making final preparations for his title bout against The Rock and legions of Superstars lining up for an opportunity at a World Title at WrestleMania. But while the Rumble lineup slowly gestates...