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This week on WWE Friday Night SmackDown!, the show opens with Alberto Del Rio pacing in the parking lot, carrying a wooden stick. He’s apparently looking for The Big Show.
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- In response to back-to-back attacks by World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio on No. 1 contender Big Show, SmackDown General Manager Booker T announced Tuesday night that he has suspended the Mexican grappler from this week’s SmackDown.“Following the incidents last Friday on SmackDown as well as this week on Raw,” Booker told WWE.com, “it is my duty as GM to suspend...
- WWE drew another strong rating Monday following last week's post-Royal Rumble episode of Raw, which drew a 3.68. This week's show drew a 3.56.
The program averaged 4.81 million viewers over the course of two hours, down from 5.01 million viewers the week before.
Just like last week, the first hour of Raw drew a 4.863 million viewers. Viewership dropped off to 4.857 million...
- World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez have been playing up their SmackDown suspension on Twitter. They're teasing that they will have a surprise for Big Show on Friday despite being suspended from the show.
- Booker T will be speaking to young adults at the Quad County Urban League in Aurora, Illinois and students at Paul Robeson High School in Chicago...
- Thanks to Harold for the following WWE SmackDown spoilers from tonight’s tapings in Jacksonville:
* Big Show is shown arriving on his bus. He comes to the ring and cuts a promo, announcing that Alberto Del Rio is suspended. Show blames Booker T for what happened and out he comes. Show vs. Kane is announced.
* Cody Rhodes beat Kofi Kingston.
* The Great Khali defeated Titus O’Neil...
- Thanks to Harold for the following WWE SmackDown spoilers from tonight’s tapings in Jacksonville:* Big Show is shown arriving on his bus. He comes to the ring and cuts a promo, announcing that Alberto Del Rio is suspended. Show blames Booker T for what happened and out he comes. Show vs. Kane is announced.* Cody Rhodes beat Kofi Kingston.* The Great Khali defeated Titus O’Neil...
Alberto Del Rio defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Big Show has been added to the card for the Elimination Chamber PPV on 2/17.
Names confirmed for the No. 1 contenders Elimination Chamber match so far includes Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio and Daniel Bryan.
Here is how the card looks as of Tuesday morning.
WWE Championship Match:
The Rock (c) vs. CM Punk
Following Monday’s episode of Raw the following matches are confirmed for the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event.
WWE Championship Match
The Rock (c) vs. CM Punk
World Heavyweight Championship Match
Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Big Show
Elimination Chamber Match
Winner gets a World Heavyweight Championship shot at Wrestlemania 29
Daniel Bryan vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton vs...
We start off this week’s show with a look back at what happened at the end of Saturday Morning Slam last week when Zack Ryder was interrupted by his opponent today, Dolph Ziggler.We take a look at some highlights of Dolph Ziggler and Zack Ryder. Who will win their match. Let’s go to the ring.Your announcers this week are Josh Mathews and Kofi Kingston.Match Number One: Dolph...
- The latest episode of WWE Countdown looks at The Rock’s biggest wins:
- Jim Ross was asked about working WrestleMania 29 this year. He replied:
“Certainly as a fan if nothing else & that works for me. Can’t wait!”
- WWE officials had discussed a Ryback vs. Big Show feud but those talks have apparently been dropped.
Top WWE Star Retiring?, Big Feud Confirmed for Ryback...
– Word is that the fan voting for CM Punk’s opponent was legitimate. WWE was planning for Punk to wrestle Randy Orton, but fan voting showed that Chris Jericho was a much more popular option. The company never expected Rey Mysterio to win and had him booked from the beginning to face Daniel Bryan.
– Wrestling is Art runs February 16 in Haverhill, Mass. The show features Colt...