Found December 10, 2012 on
Tonight’s WWE RAW will take place from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Confirmed for tonight’s show is an appearance by Vince McMahon and The Muppets as Social Media Ambassadors. We also know that injured WWE Champion CM Punk will be appearing. Advertised locally is Big Show and Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus and John Cena plus Ryback vs. CM Punk, which will likely be changed.
WWE is focusing on the following points for tonight:
* With CM Punk injured, will we know more about the fate of the WWE Title?
* Is John Cena set to capture the World Heavyweight Title?
* Who is next in The Shield’s sights?
* Will AJ Lee pick up another win in the Divas division?
* Which WWE Superstar needs to gain momentum the most going into TLC?
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“[Nervous laughter] I’ve shown him a lot of moves, but he’s probably not a better gamer.”
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WWE week on USA Network:
Next week on the USA Network is being promoted as WWE week, starting with this year’s Slammy Awards episode of Raw.
- Tuesday will be commercial free Super SmackDown Live.
- Wednesday is the 10th annual Tribute To The Troops.
- Thursday World Heavyweight Champion The Big Show will guest star on Burn Notice.
- Friday CM Punk will host The Rock’s movie...
– WWE.com is featuring an article looking back at the most memorable Jewish stars in the industry including Paul Heyman, Bill Goldberg, Scotty Goldman (Colt Cabana) and Barry Horowitz.
– The 12/7 WWE SmackDown on Syfy drew 2.54 million viewers. This is up slightly from last week’s show that drew 2.53 million viewers. The final rating will be out shortly.
– MVP recently...
The following is on tap for tonight’s edition of WWE Monday Night RAW…
* The final build to the TLC PPV.
* CM Punk is still scheduled to appear on RAW following last week’s surgery
* Vince McMahon is also scheduled to appear tonight.
* Mick Foley is in the area and may appear on tonight’s show.
* The Muppets are the social media ambassadors for the show.
* Punk vs. Ryback...
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* He alleges he told WWE officials of hazing, sexual harassment and threats while working in developmental but was told...
– Altoonamirror.com is featuring an interview with WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart where he talks about the tragedy involving the death of his brother Owen Hart. I think that in the end when you weigh it all up, I’m grateful for all wrestling gave me, and I think my dad and brother Owen would say the same thing. I’m proud of everything I did. After dealing with what happened with...
- This could always change but at last word, there are no title changes planned for WWE’s TLC pay-per-view. Right now champions scheduled to defend include United States Champion Antonio Cesaro, Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston and World Heavyweight Champion Big Show.
Internally, Dolph Ziggler is expected to retain his Money in the Bank briefcase against John Cena.