Found December 30, 2012 on The Camel Clutch Blog:
This week's WWE SmackDown! is the final episode of the year, and something tells me it will be mostly a throw-away show, if it’s anything like the Christmas Eve episode of RAW this past Monday.

Orton Replacing Mysterio + WWE Survivor Series Buyrate #’s

– You can now follow me (Ryan Clark) on Facebook and Twitter. My Facebook account is located at and my Twitter account is at My Facebook page is “maxed out” for friend requests but you can still subscribe to get my updates. Hope to see you soon! – Randy Orton is set to replace Rey Mysterio, teaming with Sin...

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 12/31/12

We open the show with MizTV on the stage and the Miz announces that tonight is a champion’s choice show. His guest is John Cena. They are interrupted by Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes. They argue and Cena says he wants a clean slate with Miz. He challenges Rhodes and Sandow to a match right now.^This was a lot of fun. I love the RGIII stuff here, and I love the chemistry with these... Ranks The Most Powerful Superstars Of 2012 has released their 2012 “Power Rankings”, ranking the top superstars of 2012. Here are the top ten. 1. CM Punk 2. Sheamus 3. John Cena 4. Team Hell No 5. The Big Show 6. Ryback 7. The Rock 8. Brock Lesnar 9. Kofi Kingston 10. Randy Orton

Backstage News on Rey Mysterio, Orton & Cara Returning, More

- WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering was in attendance for last night’s SmackDown live event in Minneapolis, Minnesota. - WWE agent Jamie Noble again at last night’s SmackDown event in Minneapolis, losing for the second night in a row to Fandango. Noble has been using “Country Boy Can Survive” as his theme music. - Randy Orton and Sin Cara are expected to be back in action at...

Rey Mysterio Pulled from WWE Events, The Rock Advertised by WWE for Raw Event

- 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 Source:

Report: Smackdown to be taped this Sunday at Richmond show

According to PWInsider, WWE will be taping next week’s SmackDown this Sunday in Richmond, VA, however of the local advertising for the show hasn’t pushed that. Locally advertised for the event is Big Show vs. Sheamus and Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio.

What Happened After Last Night’s Raw Tapings

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...

Spoiler: Two More Names Added to Royal Rumble Match

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.

Spoilers: WWE SmackDown Tapings – 1/4/2013

- Thanks to Freddie for the following WWE SmackDown spoilers from tonight’s tapings in Richmond, Virgina. They will air on January 4th: Dark Match: * Natalya beat Alicia Fox SmackDown: * SmackDown opens with Randy Orton talking about the Royal Rumble. Sheamus comes out and they argue about who will be the last one. Big Show and Antonio Cesaro come out to interrupt. Booker T makes...

WWE Confiscates ‘PG’ Sign At RAW + SD Main Event Revealed

– WWE announced to the live crowd at the RAW TV tapings on Saturday night that the company will return to Washington, DC on April 1st, 2013. This will be the final RAW before the WrestleMania 29 pay-per-view. A pre-sale begins later this week using the code WWERAWDC. – WWE had security take away a sign that read “END THE PG ERA” at the RAW TV tapings on Saturday night in...

Alberto Del Rio Pulled From The SmackDown Tapings

Despite being advertised, Alberto Del Rio did not appear at the WWE SmackDown tapings in Richmond, VA on Sunday night. A graphic aired at the RAW TV tapings on Saturday night promoting Alberto Del Rio vs. The Big Show for the World Title on this week’s SmackDown. That match never took place and Del Rio never appeared on the show. Something is clearly up. The main event for SmackDown...
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