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Alberto Del Rio
The Shield is doing their best to make the lives of every WWE Superstar miserable. What will the Shield do tonight less than forty-eight hours away from their pay per view wrestling debut? Will Ryback, Daniel Bryan, or Kane get an early chance at these three radicals? What about Sheamus and Big Show. They cannot make contact with each other, but will they find other ways?
This week, Smackdown is in Bridgeport, Connecticut and your announcers are Josh ‘Nutmeg’ Mathews and John ‘Good thing I don’t have a no contact clause with my broadcast partner’ Layfield.
Antonio Cesaro and Sheamus are at the announce table so that must mean that their opponents are wrestling in the next match.
Match Number One: Big Show versus R Truth in a Non Title Match
Show with a kick and forearm to the back and then he sends Truth into the turnbuckles and he chops Truth across the chest. Show with a head butt to Truth and then he picks Truth up by the ears and head butts him again. Show with another chop ...
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- Embedded below is the trailer for next month’s WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
- After Sunday’s TLC pay-per-view went off the air, John Cena apologized to the fans for losing the Ladder Match and asked everyone to get home safe.
- Also at TLC, WWE went with the decision to turn Alberto Del Rio babyface. 3MB were picking on the Spanish announce team for not speaking English...
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
The current plan for the World Title match at WrestleMania 29 is Sheamus vs. Randy Orton. If WWE continues on with the direction, the plan would be to turn Randy Orton heel, which he has been requesting for some time now. They’ve also teased it in recent weeks.
Word is that if Orton turns heel, Alberto Del Rio will be turned babyface. The...
- Here’s the special look at Alberto Del Rio that aired on last night’s episode of WWE Main Event:
- Natalie Slater, who is a friend of CM Punk’s and appeared in his recent WWE documentary, is raising money for Grind For Life, a cancer charity. She celebrated her birthday yesterday and asks her friends to donate to the cause in lieu of presents. Natalie announced this week...
- There has been at least some talk of turning Alberto Del Rio babyface. WWE officials badly want a top Hispanic babyface. The feeling is that Rey Mysterio won’t be around forever and is far from an office favorite while Sin Cara just isn’t ready.
- As noted, The Rock is being advertised for WWE’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view in February. Word going around WWE is that he...
- Rap legend Rev Run from Run DMC was in the crowd sitting ringside with his family at Sunday’s WWE TLC pay-per-view event from Brooklyn.
- Zack Ryder posted the following to Twitter about being left off the WWE TLC pay-per-view:
“TLC is tonight in New York’s @barclayscenter. Last year I won the US title at TLC. This year I got an e-mail saying that I was not needed.”
- AJ Lee gets the Diva Spotlight on WWE’s website today.
- Brodus Clay, Cameron and Naomi will be appearing at Fry’s Electronics in Las Vegas on January 28th, 2013 at 12pm.
- Jim Ross gave props to Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Kane, Daniel Bryan and Ryback after their TLC match last night:
“Proud of all the men in 6 man @ #WWETLC, #HOF Kane, @wwerollins @wweromanreigns...
This week's WWE Friday night SmackDown! opens with US Champion Antonio Cesaro and Sheamus on color commentary. They are scouting their respective opponents for this Sunday.
WWE.com has twelve Slammy Award categories available for voting right now. The winners will be announced during the TLC pre-show.
Betrayal of the Year:
Daniel Bryan dumps AJ Lee
AJ walks out on Bryan
Eve Torres low-blows Zack Ryder
Big Show knocks John Cena out at Over the Limit
Upset of the Year:
Justin Gabriel defeats Antonio Cesaro
Dolph Ziggler wins Money in the Bank
Which match will close the TLC PPV?:
It is believed that the Ryback, Kane and Daniel Bryan vs The Shield match will be the main event for WWE TLC this Sunday.
This gives the three newcomers and enormous opportunity to steal the show.
While the bout is a Tables Ladders and Chairs match, participants can win via pinfall or submission.
Embedded below are several video highlights from this week’s episode of WWE SmackDown.R-Truth vs. Big Show The Usos vs. Team Rhodes Scholars The Usos vs. Team Rhodes Scholars World Heavyweight Champion Big Show demands that his World Title Chairs Match against Sheamus at WWE “Miz TV” with special guests Team Hell No Eight-Man Tag Team Match Randy Orton gets attacked by The...
- Before The 2012 WWE Slammy Awards air on RAW this coming Monday night, WWE will do online-exclusive awards via WWE.com. Here are the categories and nominees. It’s interesting to note that they brought back Diva of the Year with the online awards.
Betrayal of the Year: WWE is full of backstabbing scoundrels, but who was the worst offender in 2012?
* Daniel Bryan dumps AJ Lee