- Carl Dantes sent word that Ted Nugent and Jim Ross are some of the names who will be appearing on Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures show when the new season begins this summer.
-will announce their fourth quarter 2011 and full 2011 earnings results on Thursday, February 23rd.
- confirmed on RAW last night that World Heavyweight Champion DanielBryan will defend his belt in the SmackDown Elimination Chamber. His opponents will be announced on Friday’s SmackDown.
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Championship Match: Cm Punk vs Dolph Ziggler in Royal Rumble 2012
The Rock Welcomes Chris Jericho Back, Ref Off TV for a Few Weeks
Backstage Talk from Jericho’s Return, Cena Comments on Kane & The Rock, JBL
AUDIO: Why Jericho Didn’t Speak During His Return
Brock Lesnar Return Rumors, Surprises In The 30-Man Rumble Match
CM Punk Vs John Laurinaitis In A Match
- John Cena wrote the following on Twitter early this morning:
“2012 started as 2011 ended. Hate dominating the landscape. I have a feeling these next few months will be the greatest of all challenges.
I can see what kane is trying to do…and I certainly know where I stand with Dwayne. I wont falter. Stand 4 something or fall 4 everything. Rise Above Hate.”
- Former WWE Champion JBL shared his thoughts on Chris Jericho’s return to RAW:
“The @Iamjericho return to WWE? Loved it. This is going to play out well over the next couple of months. The audacity of the return is gold!”
- There were a lot of people within WWE scratching their heads at how the company had Chris Jericho fly into a major airport like Nashville this weekend. WWE has taken extra measures in the past when it came to returning talents’ travel but we don’t know why they didn’t take those extra steps with Jericho.
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- After tonight’s RAW Supershow in Memphis, Kane came back from underneath the ring and fought with John Cena. Cena knocked him out of the ring and announced a Memphis Street Fight.
The dark main event saw Jerry Lawler defeat Michael Cole in the Street Fight. Cole tried to leave but Daniel Bryan came down and brought him back to Lawler. Lawler pulled Cole’s pants off and beat him around the ring before hitting a piledriver and fist drop for the win.
- John Laurinaitis announced Dolph Ziggler vs. CM Punk for the WWE Title at this month’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view during tonight’s RAW. Laurinaitis will be the special referee.
The 30-man Royal Rumble main event is the only other confirmed match on the card so far.
Chris Jericho returned to WWE on tonight’s edition of Raw Supershow from the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. He was revealed as the worker behind the cryptic videos that have aired on the show for the past several weeks.
While Jericho emphatically denied he was behind the cryptic videos, he was the only rumored name other than The Undertaker to be linked to the videos. With that being said, WWE was able to keep anyone from confirming Jericho’s return before it happened on live TV.
Cena talks about how the fans can say whatever they want to him but he is disappointed in Kane. Cena says Kane wants him to turn his back on everything but he won’t. Not tonight, not any night. Cena goes on and says he’s going to start this year off like it should be – by thanking the fans. Kane’s music interrupts and he starts talking but we don’t see him. Kane says Cena will embrace the hate and will personally witness the true power of hate – tonight. Kane laughs as Cena looks on at the big screen where his video is playing. The pyro goes off surrounding the ring as Kane’s music keeps playing.
- Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler hype Punk vs. Ziggler tonight. We’re interrupted by another cryptic video. “It begins tonight.” We go to commercial.
Daniel Bryan vs. Cody Rhodes
Cody drops Bryan on his face again. Cody goes for another suplex but Bryan turns it into a roll-up for the win.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
- Back from a break and we get a video looking at the 1988 Royal Rumble, the first-ever and won by Hacksaw Jim Duggan.
Wade Barrett vs. Santino Marella
Santino cuts a promo and mocks the Barrett Barrage before the bell. The bell rings and Barrett hits Santino with right hands. Santino punches Barrett and drops down to a split. Barrett knocks Santino back and throws him into the corner. Barrett charges in the corner but Santino moves. Santino goes for Cobra but Barrett nails him and throws him shoulder first into the corner. Barrett with the Winds of Change slam for the win.
Winner: Wade Barrett
- The Bella Twins are backstage arguing when The Miz walks up. He asks if they have seen R-Truth. They haven’t but they saw little Jimmy. Miz walks off and hears something but keeps walking. After he leaves, R-Truth appears again and smiles as we go to commercial.
Sheamus vs. The Miz
Back from commercial and out comes Sheamus. The Miz is out next and he’s looking over his shoulder on the way to the ring. Miz goes right in before the bell and drops Sheamus with a DDT out of nowhere. Miz ties Sheamus up in the ropes and wails away with punches. The bell still hasn’t rang yet. Sheamus fights back and kicks Miz to the apron. Sheamus wails away with forearms to the chest over and over. Miz falls out to the floor. Sheamus chases him but Miz runs to the crowd and up the steps. R-Truth has a microphone somewhere. Truth is at the top of the steps and says while watching the match, he ran into Little Jimmy. Little Jimmy says he don’t like Miz and he need to get got. Truth walks down the steps and Miz goes back to ringside. Sheamus catches him with a Brogue kick and leaves him for Truth. Truth grabs a water bottle and smacks Miz in the head with it. Truth’s music plays as he exits through the crowd. Truth stops in the crowd and hypes his weekly Miz beatdown. He asks a Little Jimmy what he thinks of that and the kid just wishes Miz a Happy New Year. Back to commercial.
WWE Title Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. CM Punk
Ziggler with a splash in the corner and he drops Punk on his face again. Another pin attempt by Ziggler. Punk comes back with the high knee and the bulldog for a 2 count. Punk calls for the GTS and out comes John Laurinaitis. Ziggler points out the turnbuckle pad thats been removed. Punk goes for GTS but it’s countered. Punk locks in Anaconda Vice but the referee is distracted by Laurinaitis. Punk stands up and he’s pissed. Ziggler charges from behind but Punk moves and Ziggler crashes into Laurinaitis. Ziggler blocks GTS and shoves Punk over the top rope and out to the floor. Laurinaitis, who is holding his arm, may have pulled the rope down for Punk to fall out. Punk gets counted out.
Winner by Count Out: Dolph Ziggler
The Bella Twins vs. Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres
Back from the break and it’s Divas action. Kelly starts out with one of the Bellas and takes it to the corner. Kelly with the stinkface. Bella slams Kelly by her hair and tags in her sister. Kelly counters and tags in Eve. Eve comes in with a clothesline and a dropkick. Eve with forearms and the booty pop. Eve dropkicks the other Bella off the apron. She goes at it with the other Bella and kicks her from the second rope. Eve hits the moonsault from the top but the pin is broken up. The ref deals with Kelly Kelly while the Twins do the switch and get the pin on Eve.
Winners: The Bella Twins
Jericho is pumped as he makes his way down to the ring. Jericho hits the ring, plays up to the crowd and looks very excited to be here. Jericho climbs out of the ring before speaking to slap hands with the fans around the ring.
Jericho re-enters the ring as the crowd chants his name. They stop and he gets them to cheer some more. A “welcome back” chant starts up next. Jericho runs from corner to corner, getting the crowd to pop every time.
Jericho goes back to ringside with the fans and brings it back in the ring, still getting the fans to pop. It’s pretty obvious he’s dragging it out here. Jericho drops the mic, pauses, then goes back to cheering. There’s just a few boos mixed in with the “Y2J” chants now. Jericho goes back to ringside to slap hands with the fans and run around the ring. He’s definitely up to something here.
Jericho heads up the ramp, slapping hands with more fans. He walks from each end of the stage and gets the fans to cheer more. Now there’s a lot more boos coming from the crowd. Jericho walks to the back and we get hype for tonight’s six-man elimination main event. Back to commercial.
Elimination Match: Zack Ryder, Big Show and John Cena vs. Mark Henry and Jack Swagger
Back fro the break and Swagger is in control of Cena. Cena fights out with a big backdrop. Cena tags in Big Show. Show comes in and splashes Swagger in the corner and hits a big clothesline. Show calls for the knockout punch but Swagger tags in Henry. They trade shots. Show hits him with headbutts and a shoulder to take him off his feet. Henry goes to the floor and Show follows. Henry grabs a chair but Show punches it into his face. Show cracks Henry with the chair and both men are counted out. Show and Henry are eliminated.
Ryder comes in and goes at it with Swagger. Ryder takes control and Swagger runs into his knees in the corner. Ryder hits the Broski Boot. Ryder goes for the Ruff Ryder but Swagger counters and applies the ankle lock. Ryder reaches for a tag and finally makes it. Cena comes in with shoulders and the big back drop. Cena hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Swagger gets hit with the Attitude Adjustment for the win.
Winners: Zack Ryder and John Cena
- Cena and Ryder are celebrating when Kane’s music hits. Cena leaves the ring to meet Kane on the ramp. Kane comes from from under the middle of the ring and takes out Ryder. Kane meets Cena on the floor and takes him to the floor with the mandible-like move he two weeks ago. Kane goes back in the ring to Ryder. Ryder tries to leave the ring but Kane drags him back by his leg. Kane goes back in the hole in the ring and pulls Ryder down with him. Cena rushes in the ring and pulls Ryder out of the hole and Kane’s clutch. Cena calls for someone to check on Ryder’s leg. A huge fireball explodes up from Kane’s hole in the ring as Cena and Ryder look on shocked. Kane’s music hits and RAW goes off the air with Cena and Ryder looking at Kane’s smoking hole.
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CM Punk is heard speaking over a drumroll effect asking if the fans know who won the triple threat at TLC, and they put up a graphic of the contestants, then he yells me as his music hits. Punk makes his way out to cheers and says much to John Laurinaitis’ dissapointment he retained his WWE Championship, and he is beat up and some people never thought he would hold this title. He says that brings him to the next match from last night and does the drumroll for the United States Championship then introduces Zack Ryder. Zack comes out to the ring and Punk steps aside and lets the fans cheer for him then says he saved the biggest one for last and talks about the Chairs Match.
Punk says Big Show won, but then the unthinkable happened and he is proud to say that Daniel Bryan is the new World Heavyweight Champion. Bryan comes down to the ring and shakes hands with Zack and Punk, then he says Philadelphia would appreciate this moment more than anyone else. Punk says it trips him out because no one ever thought Bryan and himself would meet ten years ago and later go on to be the WWE and World Champions. He says he doesn’t want to take anything away from Zack and tells them to give it up for them, and says this night is for the other two. They fought from the bottom to succeed and they broke their backs to get where they are, so he wants to hear from the two newest champions of the WWE.
Zack says he still can’t believe he is the United States Champion and Bryan says people never even expected him to make it to the company, and he proved people like Michael Cole wrong. Miz comes out to the stage and he is followed by Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio, and they head down to the ring and try to get in but they get cut off. They try to come up with a plan but Zack hits a somersault dive and they start fighting on the ramp until John Laurinaitis stops them. John tells them they all had equal chances last night, but he decided to make tonight’s main event be a six man tag match between everyone down at the ringside area, and says it is a Christmas gift to the WWE Universe.
Randy Orton vs Wade Barrett
Wade hits Orton in the corner and kicks him down to the mat and the ref calls for a break but Wade whips across the ring to the other corner. Orton comes back with a clothesline then climbs the turnbuckle and punches Wade then hits a dropkick for two and follows it by stomping on his head. Wade rolls outside but Orton follows him but he gets kicked in the stomach then Wade suplexes him on to the barricade and kicks him in the head as we go to a break. When we return, Wade kicks Orton in the head then chokes him with the ropes and hits some kneelifts, then backs up and hits a big boot that sends Orton out to the floor.
Wade goes out after him and rams Orton into the ring apron then rolls him back inside and applies a headlock, but Orton fights out of the hold then blocks a side kick. He hits a clothesline and a powerslam then sets up for a hanging DDT but Wade counters with a Wasteland attempt but Orton slides out. Orton hits a backbreaker then connects with the hanging DDT and sets up for a RKO but Wade pokes him in the eye and gets disqualified. Wade continues to beat him up after the bell then stomps him in the corner and hits the Winds of Change before going under the ring and getting a table. Wade slides it in the ring and hits Orton with a big boot, then sets up the table and puts Orton on his shoulders and hits Wasteland to send him through the table.
Winner (by disqualification) – Randy Orton
Alicia Fox vs Beth Phoenix
Alicia kicks Beth in the head and tries to whip her across the ring but Beth counters with a side slam then Alicia comes back with an elevated reverse DDT. She follows it with a somersault legdrop for the win, then wishes everyone a Foxy holiday and leaves.
Winner - Alicia Fox
Sheamus vs Jinder Mahal
Jinder comes out and says Sheamus has no class or honor, then says he will put him in his place and puts him in a waistlock when the bell rings. Sheamus counters then hits him a few times but Jinder kicks him in the head and hits a running knee smash for a two count the applies a rear choke. Sheamus gets out of it then connects with some forearm shots and goes up top for the Battering Ram, but Jinder ducks it so he hits the Irish Curse, then ends it with the Celtic Cross for the win.
Winner – Sheamus
- Cena dice que quiere pensar que la semana pasada solo estaba en el lugar equivocado para que Kane lo agarrara a el, dice que si fue un accidente el dejara que todo quede en el olvido y sin problemas. Cena dice que si no fue un accidente el tiene que bajar al ring porque tienen un problema.
- Mark Henry es quien sale y dice que lo que deberia preocuparle a Cena es que el lo tenia listo para ser el nuevo miembro del Hall of Pain. Hnery dice que esta noche salio para hablar sobre sus lesiones y las razones por las que perdio ayer por la noche. Henry le aconseja a Cena que si fuera el se saldria del ring en este momento.
- Salen llamas del piso y sale Kane para el ring. Henry se baja del ring y se queda solo Cena. Kane va por Mark Henry quien le dice que esta lesionado. Kane voltea a ver a John Cena y sube al ring. Cena es el primero en atacar y saca con un lazo a Kane. Kane jala a Cena y lo manda contra la mesa de comentaristas.
- Kane le saca el aire a Cena con un golpe en el cuello. Kane continua su castigo al aplastar la cara de Cena y cortarle la respiración contra la mesa de comentaristas. Cena comienza a sangrar de la boca. Kane le arranca la playera a Cena y se va con ella en la mano.
4.- Epico y Primo (con Rosa Mendes) vs. The Usos (Jimmy y Jey Uso).
- Primo y Epico comienzan la lucha dominando con relevos rapidos.
- Air Boom estan viendo el combate en una televisión en su vestidor.
- Jay castiga a Primo con una Full Nelson y despues un caderazo. Jimmy sale volando cuando Primo le baja la cuerda. Primo es golpeado con una Superkick fuera del ring por Jay y Epico lo acaba con un backstabber.
- Epico y Primo vencieron a The Usos.
- Cody Rhodes es entrevistado y llama ridiculo a Booker T por pensar que podia ganarle. Cody sigue hablando y ahora es de Royal Rumble aunque es interrumpido por Santino quien llega con un regalo. Cody lo rechaza y Santino insiste hasta que descubre que es su mano con la cobra.
5.- Santino Marella vs. Cody Rhodes.
- Santino es facilmente dominado por Rhodes al principio de la pelea hasta que Santino consigue golpear en el abdomen a Rhodes.
- Santino trata de aplicar la Cobra pero Cody lo carga y lo golpea con el Alabama Slam para acabarlo.
- Cody Rhodes venció a Santino Marella.
- John Laurinaitis es besado por las Bellas al desearles feliz navidad. Vickie Guerrero llega y le reclama a Laurinaitis por lo que le paso a Dolph Ziggler al perder el campeonato. Hornswoggle llega y le da un beso a Vickie por el muerdago. Vickie se pone como loca a gritar.
- Big Show es entrevistado sobre su lucha donde gano el World Heavyweight Championship y lo perdio momentos despues. Show dice que le tomo 9 años ganar ese campeonato y lo perdio en momentos. Solo pudo tener por unos segundos ese sueño. Dice que el tiene culpa en parte ya que motivo a Daniel Bryan a que cobrara el maletin. Matthews le dice que es un buen hombre pero no puede creer que no le este quemando por dentro el haber perdido el campeonato tan rapido. Show se queda callado y se va.
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