Hey everybody its Backbone here with another project, since my last project failed, I have been wondering what could be happening in the WWE in the next coming weeks. So I decided to do a thread on 2012, with the Royal Rumble coming up that will be the first pay per view I post. I will post the final SmackDown and Raw for the years 2011 so it builds up into the new year. A few things you must know are that the current champions are the pre set champions and there is Raw Supershow in the thread only on occasions or every two weeks or when it hails from a major city/town but on several occasions there will be a Super SmackDown. Theodore Long is running SmackDown while Interim General Manager John Laurinaitis is running Raw. My aim on how I write is not based on detail however a recap of events and such and such, pay per views however will be in full detail.
Upcoming Pay Per Views
WrestleManiaXXVIII | Sun LifeStadium | Miami, Florida (April 1,2012) Programming
WWE Monday Night Raw SuperShow | Live Monday Nights at 9/8C on USA Network WWE Superstars | On tape delay at 8/7C on WWE.com WWE Friday Night SmackDown | On tape delay at 8/7C on Syfy
Episode Guide for 2012
Raw List of Episodes for Raw (Spoiler tags reveal table of episodes)
(SuperShow Live 3 Hour New Year kick off)
Divas Championship: Alicia Fox defeated. Beth Phoenix (c) via DQ
Street Fight: Big Show defeated David Otunga
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes defeated Santino
WWE Tag Team Championship: Primo and Epico defeated Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne (c)
Alberto Del Rio defeated Sheamus
Eve defeated Vickie Guerrero
WWE Champion CM Punk, World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and United States Champion Zach Ryder vs. Dolph ZIggler, Wade Barrett and Jack Swagger went to a No Contest
Corpus Christi, Texas
WWE Tag team Championship: Primo and Epico (c) defeated Air Boom (Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne)
Brodus Clay squashed a jobber
Alex Riley defeated Byron Saxton
Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks defeated Santino and Connor O'Brian
WWE Champion CM Punk defeated Jack Swagger
John Cena, United States Champion Zach Ryder and Eve defeated David Otunga, The Miz and Diva's Champion Beth Phoenix
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes defeated Goldust
Dolph Ziggler defeated Justin Gabriel
"Funkasarus" Brodus Clay defeated Curt Hawkins
Michael Cole defeated Alex Riley
Wade Barrett defeated John Cena via count out
WWE Champion CM Punk defeated Jack Swagger in a No DQ match
Brie Bella defeated Kelly Kelly
Jack Swagger became the new United States Champion by last eliminating Kofi Kingston in a 15 Man Battle Royal.
"Funkasaurus" Brodus Clay defeated JTG
John Cena defeated David Otunga in a No Holds Barred match
WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Kane went to a No Contest
Kansas City, Missouri
Raw Elimination Chamber qualifying match: Alberto Del Rio defeated Kofi Kingston
Raw Elimination Chamber qualifying match #2: John Cena vs. The Miz went to a Double count out
Sheamus defeated Heath Slater
Eve and Alicia Fox defeaed The Bella Twins
"Funkasaurus" Brodus Clay defeated Tyler Reks
R-Truth defeated Jinder Mahal
Dolph Ziggler, United States Champion Jack Swagger and David Otunga defeated WWE Champion CM Punk, Chris Jericho and Mick Foley
- John Laurinaitis got fired and Stephanie McMahon returned to Raw.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Raw Elimination Chamber qualifying match #3: Chris Jericho defeated Alex Riley
Raw Elimination Chamber qualifying match #4: R-Truth defeated United States Champion Jack Swagger
Divas Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Eve
Funkasaurus Brodus Clay defeated Michael McGuillicutty
Randy Orton defeated The Miz
Raw Elimination Chamber qualiying match #5: Kane defeated Zach Ryder
- Triple H returned, reinstated John Laurinaitis as his assistant.
San Diego, California
Big Show and R-Truth defeated The Miz and World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan
Kofi Kingston defeated Chris Jericho via Disqualification
Randy Orton vs. Christian went to a No Contest; Mark Henry attacked both men after the match
Eve Torres defeated Brie Bella
Funkasaurus Brodus Clay defeated Dolph Ziggler via Count Out
Steel Chain match: Kane defeated Zach Ryder
United States Championship: Jack Swagger (c) defeated Kofi Kingston
Divas Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Kelly Kelly
Dolph Ziggler defeated Santino Marella
Randy Orton, Big Show and Sheamus vs. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett and World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan never started.
Falls Count Anywhere: The Miz defeated R-Truth
Sin Cara defeated Alberto Del Rio
John Cena defeated Kane in a No Disqualification "Last Chance" match
WWE Champion CM Punk defeated Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes
R-Truth and Kofi Kingston defeated The Miz and Dolph Ziggler
Divas Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Tamina Snuka
Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio went to No Contest.
Chris Jericho defeated Big Show
No Holds Barred: Triple H defeated Undertaker Impostor
R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler
Rey Mysterio defeated Mike McGuillicutty
Big Show and Justin Gabriel defeated Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes and Mark Henry
United States Championship: Kofi Kingston defeated Jack Swagger (c) via Disqualification
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan defeated WWE Champion CM Punk
Eve Torres defeated John Cena
Kane defeated R-Truth and Dolph Ziggler in a Triple threat match
WWE Tag Team Champion Primo defeated Jey Uso
WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho; never started
Triple H defeated Santino Marella
Sin Cara defeated Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes via Disqualification
Big Show and Santino Marella defeated Wade Barrett and Heath Slater
Rey Mysterio defeated Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes via Count Out
Jerry Lawler defeated Michael Cole
Kane vs. Justin Gabriel went to a No Contest
Sheamus defeated World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan via Disqualification
WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Randy Orton went to a Double Disqualification
John Cena defeated The Miz
Charlotte, North Carolina
(SuperShow: Go Home Show)
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes defeated R-Truth
The Miz defeated Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio
Rey Mysterio defeated Tyler Reks
WWE Tag team champion Epico defeated Jimmy Uso
WWE Champion CM Punk and Chris Jericho defeated World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, Wade Barrett and Sheamus
List of SmackDown episodes for 2012 (spoiler tag hides table of episodes)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Big Show defeated Mark Henry in a Last Man Standing match
Hunico defeated Jimmy Uso
Sheamus and Justin Gabriel defeated Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Drew McIntyre
Alicia Fox defeated Diva's Champion Beth Phoenix, Natalya, A.J., Kaitlyn, Tamina and Rosa
Daniel Bryan retained his World Heavyweight Championship via DQ against Wade Barrett
Wade Barrett defeated Yoshi Tatsu
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes defeated Ted DiBiase Jr
Hunico and Camacho defeated The Uso's
Justin Gabriel defeated Heath Slater
Sheamus defeated Jinder Mahal via DQ
"Funkasaurus" Brodus Clay defeated Drew McIntyre
R-Truth and Alicia Fox defeated The Miz and Natalya
World Heavyweight Championship: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Big Show went to No Contest
Las Vegas, Nevada
(Sin City SmackDown)
Hunico defeated Ezekiel Jackson in a Street Fight
Trent Barreta defeated Drew McIntyre in a Blind Fold match
Hornswoggle defeated Heath Slater in a Both hands tied behind your back match
Alicia Fox defeated Natalya in a Lingerie match
Wade Barrett, Jinder Mahal and Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes defeated Sheamus, Ted DiBiase and Justin Gabriel
World Heavyweight Championship: Daniel Bryan (c) defeated Mark Henry in a Submissions Count Anywhere, No DQ match.
Sheamus defeated Jinder Mahal
Kaitlyn defeated Natalya
Mark Henry defeated Justin Gabriel
Hunico defeated Percy Watson
Drew McIntyre defeated Trent Barreta
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes defeated Ted DiBiase Jr.
Big Show defeated Mark Henry
Jinder Mahal defeated Justin Gabriel
Tamina and Alicia Fox defeated Natalya and Rosa Mendes
Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett via Disqualification
Goldust defeated Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes
Hunico defeated Ted DiBiase Jr.
Sheamus defeated World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan via Count Out.
Justin Gabriel defeated Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes
WWE Tag Team Champions Primo and Epico defeated Percy Watson and Titus O'Neil
Drew McIntyre defeated Tyson Kidd
Big Show vs. Christian went to No Contest; Mark Henry attacked them both.
Sheamus defeated Wade Barrett in a restarted match
Randy Orton defeated World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan via Disqualficiaton.
Funkasaurus Brodus Clay defeated Wade Barrett via forfeit.
The Great Khali and Ted DiBiase defeated Hunico and Camacho
Justin Gabriel defeated Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes
Tamina Snucka defeated Alicia Fox
Randy Orton, Big Show and Sheamus defeated Mark Henry, World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and Christian.
Drew McIntyre and Tyson Kidd defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Primo and Epico
Titus O'Neal defeated "Showtime" Percy Watson
Randy Orton and Sheamus defeated Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes and Christian
Layla defeated Divas Champion Beth Phoenix
Justin Gabriel last eliminated David Otunga to win a SmackDown vs. Raw Battle Royal
John Cena defeated Wade Barrett
WWE Champion CM Punk defeated World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan via Disqualification.
Drew McIntyre and Tyson Kidd defeated Local Competitors
Sin Cara defeated Johnny Curtis
Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett ended in a Double Count Out
Big Show defeated Mark Henry
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes defeated Ted DiBiase Jr.
The Great Khali defeated Hunico
Divas Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Alicia Fox
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Randy Orton
The Uso's defeated Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks, Drew McIntyre and Tyson Kidd and William Regal and Yoshi Tatsu.
The Great Khali defeated Jinder Mahal
Divas Champion Beth Phoenix and Natalya defeated Alicia Fox and Layla
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes defeated Big Show via DQ
Justin Gabriel vs. Mark Henry went to a No Contest
Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Sheamus via DQ
Divas Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Natalya
Big Show and Justin Gabriel defeated Christian, Mark Henry and Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes
Sheamus defeated Randy Orton via Count Out
Jimmy Uso defeated WWE Tag Team Champion Epico
Undertaker defeated World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan
Newmark, New Jersey
(Go Home SmackDown)
Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, Alberto Del Rio, Kofi Kingston and Kane defeated Christian, Big Show, Mark Henry, Justin Gabriel and Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes
Divas Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Layla
The Uso's defeated Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks
Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara defeated WWE Tag team Champions Primo and Epico
Randy Orton, Sheamus and WWE Champion CM Punk defeated World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, Wade Barrett and Chris Jericho
2012 WWE Pay Per View Event Guide
List of pay per view events (spoiler tag lists the events table along with the results)
Pay Per View
St. Louis, Missouri
Beth Phoenix (c) defeated Alicia Fox for the Diva's Championship
Big Show defeated Daniel Bryan (c) via DQ for the World Heavyweight; Bryam retains Championship
John Cena defeated Kane
CM Punk (c) defeated Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE Championship with John Laurinaitis as the Special Guest referee
Wade Barrett won the 2012 Royal Rumble
SmackDown Elimination Chamber: Daniel Bryan retained his World Heavyweight Championship against Randy Orton, Sheamus, Christian, Big Show and Mark Henry.
Cody Rhodes (c) defeated Golduat to retain his Intercontinental Championship.
CM Punk (c) defeated John Laurinaitis to retain his WWE Championship with Triple H as Special Guest Enforcer.
Inferno match: Kane fought John Cena to a draw.
Beth Phoenix (c) defeated Tamina Snucka.
Raw Elimination Chamber: Chris Jericho defeated Kofi Kingston, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio and R-Truth.
The Uso's defeated Primo and Epico to win the WWE Tag Team Championship
Cody Rhodes won the Money in the Bank ladder match
Sin Cara defeated Rey Mysterio
Sheamus won the World Heavyweight Championship in a Fatal Four Way match
Santino Marella defeated Jack Swagger to win the United States Championship
Theodore Long defeated John Laurinaitis
CM Punk retained his WWE Championship against Chris Jericho
The Undertaker defeated Triple H in a Hell in a Cell match
Kharma defeated Beth Phoenix in a Lumberjill match to win the Divas Championship
John Cena defeated The Rock
Name: WWE (formely World Wrestling Entertainment (2002 - 2011) Owner: Vince McMahon Country: United States Type: Public Industry: Sports Entertainment Located: Stamford, Connecticut Website:http://www.wwe.com/ Biggest Stars: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, John Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton, Triple H and The Undertaker.
Sponserships: YouTube, Slim Jim, Paper Jamz, Seven- Eleven, Twitter, Gatorade (2012) Sub-divisions: WWE.com, WWEShop.com, WWE Home Video, WWE Network (coming soon)
WWE Championship | CM Punk
- Defeated Dolph Ziggler - January 29, 2012 at the 25th Anniversary of Royal Rumble
- Defeated John Laurinaitis - February 19, 2012 at Elimination Chamber 2012
- Defeated Chris Jericho - April 1, 2012 at WrestleMania XXVIII (2012)
World Heavyweight Championship | Sheamus
- Defeated Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton and Wade Barrett - April 1, 2012 at WrestleMania XXVIII (2012)
Intercontinental Championship | Cody Rhodes
- Defeated Goldust - February 19, 2012 at Elimination Chamber 2012
United States Championship | Santino Marella - Defeated Jack Swagger - April 1, 2012 at WrestleMania XXVIII (2012)
Divas Championship | Kharma
- Defeated Beth Phoenix in a Lumberjill match - April 1, 2012 at WrestleMania XXVIII (2012)
WWE Tag Team Championship | The Uso's
- Defeated Primo and Epico - April 1, 2012 at WrestleMania XXVIII (2012)
Alberto Del Rio
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Evan Bourne (s)
Kevin Nash (i)
Mason Ryan (s)
Other on-air talent
COO of the WWE: Triple H Executive Vice President of Creativty and Assistant Vice President of WWE: Stephanie McMahon Executive Vice President of Talent Relations: John Laurinaitis Assistant to the Vice President of Talent Relations: David Otunga Commentators: Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler Backstage Interviewer: Josh Matthews/Scott Stanford Ring announcer: Justin Roberts
Ted DiBiase Jr.
Other on-air talent
General Manager: Theodore Long Assistant to General Manager: Aksana Commentators: Booker T, Josh Matthews and Michael Cole Ring announcer: Lillian Garcia Backstage Interviewer: Matt Striker
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Road Warrior Animal
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Ted DiBiase Sr
+ refers to injury (i) refers to inactive (s) refers to suspended indefinitely. (ytd) refers to yet to debut
WWE Friday Night SmackDown | December 23, 2011 from Richmond Virginia.
Coming off a huge Tables Ladders & Chairs event SmackDown bursts into Richmond, Virginia as we see what transpires next between two rivals Wade Barrett and Randy Orton, the two will step into a Steel Cage on SmackDown in the main event. Mark Henry will be here to address that he still deserves another title opportunity as well as the Big Show who got snubbed at TLC after winning the World Heavyweight Championship only to lose it later to Daniel Bryan who cashed in his contract.
Confirmed matches for the show
- Hunico vs. Justin Gabriel
- Sheamus vs. Jinder Mahal: No Holds Barred
- Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett: Steel Cage
- Alicia Fox vs. Natalya
- Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes will be in action as well as the World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan.
WWE Friday Night SmackDown | December 23, 2011 from Richmond, Virginia.
The Pyro goes off on the stage as SmackDown comes to us from Richmond, Virginia and we are welcomed by Booker T, Josh Matthews and Michael Cole. Cole is so full of himself that he is teasing Booker about how he lost at TLC this past Sunday Night and that he should just stick to what he does best and that is commentate and not try to get involved in the ring any more.
Big Show's music hits as he walks down the ring, kind of in a sorrow feeling maybe due to the fact that he had the shortest World Heavyweight Championship reign in the history of the WWE. Big Show grabs the microphone and says that he gives Daniel Bryan a whole lot of credit for doing what he did, he isn't angry but... Big Show then pauses and cannot finish off his sentence. Mark Henry's music comes out as he says that he deserves a World Heavyweight Championship match and he deserves it right now. The new World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan comes out and tells them both that he will take on all comers and who ever he faces in the near future will feel the wrath of of Daniel Bryan. Wade Barrett comes to the ring and says that after what he did to Randy Orton on Raw he feels like throwing his name in the hat for a World Heavyweight title opportunity. Randy Orton comes out and says that he never truly got his title opportunity one on one with the World Heavyweight Champion. Theodore Long's music hits and Teddy says that in tonight's main event it will be Big Show vs. Mark Henry vs. Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton and the winner will earn a World Heavyweight Championship opportunity on the first SmackDown of 2012.
Hunico defeated Justin Gabriel.
This match was a good opener for the night. Hunico put on a good showing as did Justin Gabriel however Gabriel crashed and burned on a 450 Splash and he felt the pain, Hunico then went on the turn buckle and hit a Moon Sault onto Justin Gabriel for the pinfall and the victory.
After the match was over, Hunico would attack Gabriel again with another Moon Sault.
Backstage Matt Striker is with his guests the Diva's Champion Beth Phoenix and Natalya. Matt Striker says what do you want to try to prove here tonight against Alicia Fox on SmackDown to Beth Phoenix. Beth says that she is hear to prove the Barbie Dolls do not belong in the WWE.
No Holds Barred | Sheamus defeated Jinder Mahal.
This match was a good one as well. A few moments in the match included when Mahal circled around the ring trying to get into the ring to start the match up as well as when Mahal cowardly hit Sheamus in the back with a Steel Chair and then he got thrown into the ring post. Sheamus would then repeatedly hit Mahal in the chest with blows. Sheamus would then hit the Irish Curse back breaker and then would hit the Brogue Kick for the victory.
Alicia Fox defeated Diva's Champion Beth Phoenix (with Natalya)
A win over the champion certainly guarantees Alicia Fox a future Diva's championship match. Fox won after she reversed Beth's Glam Slam into a roll up pin fall After the match she got out of dodge and starting taunting Beth and Natalya.
Backstage we see Theodore Long along with his assistant Aksana, however the segment picks up when the Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes bursts into his office and says he wants to be in action tonight. Teddy says that his opponent tonight will be the man he beat last week the new World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan.
The Raw Rebound is shown and what transpired when Kane made John Cena faint and then would strip him of his Rise Above Hate Shirt.
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes.
Rhodes and Bryan put on a good match on television. Early on in the match Rhodes was dominating the match up as he would hit a neck breaker on Daniel Bryan. Bryan would then take over the control of the match as he would hit a few kicks followed by a enziguri and then locking in the Labell Lock as Cody Rhodes tapped.
After the match Booker T would get out of his seat and once Cody got up Booker brought Cody back down to the canvas with a deadly Scissors Kick.
Number One Contender's match
Fatal Four Way match | Mark Henry defeated Big Show, Randy Orton and Wade Barrett.
Mark Henry earned a early Christmas gift which is facing Daniel Bryan, the World Heavyweight Champion on the January 6, 2012 edition of SmackDown, which will mark the first SmackDown of 2012. Henry in order to win the match went through three other men. The match ended when Randy Orton had hit a RKO on Wade Barrett however then Big Show would hit Orton in the mouth with the WMD, Big Show would go for the cover, however he was slow to do so, and it allowed Henry to cover Barrett who was knocked out, thus the referee counting Barrett's shoulders down and Mark Henry getting the pin and the victory.
Commentators: Booker T, Josh Matthews and Michael Cole. Ring announcer: Lillian Garcia Backstage Interviewer: Matt Striker
Edit: It was supposed to be Barrett vs. Orton for the #1 Contender title opportunity, however I changed my mind. I have plans coming in for the New Year as well and will also do the Jauary 2 return of a Big Name superstar.
WWE Monday Night Raw | Live from December 26, 2011 from Chicago, Illinois.
Raw opens with John Cena right in the middle of the ring. Cena tells the WWE crowd here in the All State Arena in Chicago that tonight he plans on getting Kane right in the middle of the ring and telling him why he has been the one that he always takes down, week after week. Interim General Manager John Laurinaitis comes out with his Assistant David Otunga and the two say that tonight Cena will be in action, he will be in action against Dolph Ziggler. And as for Kane he will be in action tonight against a hand picked opponent of Mr. Laurinaitis' choice.
Jack Swagger (with Vickie Guerrero) defeated Alex Riley.
This match was the opening match of the night as we saw Jack Swagger pick up a valuable win over Alex Riley in an intense match up. Swagger got the win after he reversed one of Riley's holds into an ankle lock and Alex Riley would tap out after being caught in the hold.
Backstage Scott Stanford was with his guest at the time WWE Champion CM Punk, he asked Punk about tonight how he will be scheduled to defend his WWE Championship against Alberto Del Rio. Punk says that he is looking forward to another match with Del Rio because at the end of the night he will be hoisting the title in his home crowd of Chicago.
United States Champion Zach Ryder defeated Tyler Reks (with Curt Hawkins)
In this match we saw Ryder win against a bigger and stronger opponent in Tyler Reks. Reks did get some offence on Ryder but in the end he was no match for Ryder and his Leg lariat finisher.
We come back from the commercial break as Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler preview the Royal Rumble and the chance of a lifetime will go to one lucky superstar on January 29, 2012 from St. Louis, Missouri to headline WrestleMania XXVIII.
Backstage we see General Manager John Laurinaitis and David Otuunga speaking with Santino Marella, they say to him that he will be the guy who will be facing the Masked Monster Kane tonight on Monday Night Raw. Santino says if he does beat Kane he wants the Number 30 spot in the upcoming Royal Rumbles.
Kane defeated Santino Marella.
What else to say, Santino got some offence into Kane , however show voting and showing off the cobra cost him the match as Kane hit a deadly chokeslam.
After the match was over John Cena came out and attacked Kane, Cena slammed Kane onto the announcers desk and was about to hit an Attitude Adjustment until Kane hit an upper cut and then choke slammed Cena right through the commentary table. but Kane was not done, he then dragged Cena to the other side and removed the padding from the floor and then hoisted Cena and then hit a tombstone pile driver to John Cena right onto the concrete floor.
We go to the SmackDown rebound where we saw Wade Barrett earn a Number One Contender opportunity to face the World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan on the first SmackDown of 2012.
Eve defeated Nikki Bella (with Brie Bella)
Eve closed out the year with a victory over Nikki Bella after she executed a Moon Sault off the top of the turn buckle.
Backstage Scott Stanford interviews the WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom about Primo and Epico and their manager Rosa Mendes, Kingston and Bourne say that they are a tag team to be wreckoned with however tonight we will see which team can close out the year with a victory. But from out of nowhere Primo and Epico attacked the tag team champions and slammed them right into the mini tron backstage.
We come back from the break as we see Dolph Ziggler along with Vickie Guerrero in the ring as John Cena's music hits, however there if no sight of Cena after we revisit what happened to him earlier in the night. Laurinaitis says that Ziggler and Cena will not wrestle tonight due to what Kane did to him earlier. The match is cancelled.
CM Punk walks out as it is time for the main event, the WWE Championship is on the line on the last Raw of 2011, however Punk's entrance is interrupted by this video...
WWE Championship | CM Punk (c) defeated Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez)
This was the final match for Raw in 2011 as CM Punk retained his WWE Championship against Alberto Del Rio. Early on in the match Del Rio was dominating the match until he crashed and burned on a turn buckle splash. Punk then fought the odds when Rodriguez got involved by kicking him in the temple off of the apron. Punk would then hit the GTS on Alberto Del Rio to close out the 2011 year with a championship retain.
The show went off the air with Punk hoisting the WWE Championship above the air as he went to the backstage area as Cole wished us a Happy New Year and farewell for 2011 and welcome to next year in 2012.
I always enjoyed your stuff and will be reading this. I thought Raw was nicely done. I like Kane Vs Santino it was an obvious result but i like Santino saying if he wins he gets to be number 30. The one thing I would of changed with Raw that would have been better was instead of Ziggler Vs Cena being canceled is having Ziggler win by countout or forefit and he could say Cena was too scared to fight him. Anyways liked Raw and will be reading it.
WWE Friday Night SmackDown | December 30, 2011 from Indianapolis, Indiana.
Friday Night SmackDown opens with the intro video as well as the normal Pyro and fireworks. SmackDown comes from Indianapolis, Indiana and we are welcomed by Booker T, Josh Matthews and Michael Cole at ringside, tonight's main event has the new number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship Wade Barrett going one on one with the Apex Predator Randy Orton inside a Steel Cage to close out the year for 2011 on SmackDown.
General Manager Theodore Long is in the ring and welcomes everybody to the final edition of SmackDown for 2011. Long says that SmackDown has been in cruise control for the 2011 year and he says that there have been many of highlights throughout 2011. We then see a few clips of this year, beginning with when Alberto Del Rio, who was apart of SmackDown early in the year winning the Royal Rumble, the largest Royal Rumble ever. Then we saw the WWE draft make a huge splash for SmackDown with stars such as Randy Orton, Sheamus, Sin Cara and Mark Henry jumping ship to the blue brand, then we witnessed the reign and terror of Mark Henry and his World Heavyweight Championship reign and then Daniel Bryan cashing in his Money in the Bank contract at Tables Ladders and Chairs. Teddy then says that he has signed a superstar back to SmackDown, Drew McIntyre. Long tells McIntyre that he is in action right now against The Big Show!
Big Show defeated Drew McIntyre.
The match between Big Show and McIntyre was a good opener however it only lasted about 6 minutes. The match was won after Big Show shook off McIntyre from his back and then hit the Weapon of Mass Destuction for the win.
Backstage Matt Striker is with his guest Alicia Fox, Matt asks her that she has been on a roll as of late here on SmackDown what is the future for her? Alicia says that if she can knock off Beth Phoenix again here tonight then she will earn a Diva's Championship title match on the upcoming Raw Supershow against Beth Phoenix to kick off the new year.
We come back to Josh, Book and Cole as they give us more detail on the January 2, 2012 edition of Raw which will feature members from both Raw and SmackDown. The main event will be CM Punk and Daniel Bryan going one on one in a Champion vs. Champion friendly match for the first time ever in the WWE.
Backstage a pointless comedic segment with Hornswoggle, Aksana and Theodore Long.
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes defeated Percy Watson.
Rhodes and Percy Watson put on a good match on SmackDown. Watson demonstrated his athleticism as well as his quick ness for someone who is quite heavy. However Cody would win after he would hit the Cross Rhodes on Percy Watson for the victory.
After the match was over Cody cut a promo and said that if the great Booker T cannot stop his reign as Intercontinental Champion, who exactly will...? as he started laughing in an evil motion.
Jinder Mahal defeated Justin Gabriel.
Mahal finished off his year in 2011 with a round up victory over a very game Justin Gabriel. The match was not that good however Gabriel did carry most of the match, in the end Gabriel went up top to hit the 450 splash however he crashed and burned as Mahal locked in the Cobra clutch on Gabriel for the submission victory.
Hunico (with Camacho) defeated Jey Uso (with Jimmy Uso)
This match was a squash, Hunico along with his new bodyguard Camacho, used some dirty tactics, Camcho helped Hunico by knocking out Jey in the outside with a steel pipe as he threw him back in the ring and allowed Hunico to hit the Moon Sault for the victory.
After the match was over Jimmy came to the aid of brother however Camacho would hit Jimmy in the skull with a big boot. Hunico and Camacho then cruise out of the arena in a Lowrider.
Alicia Fox defeated Diva's Champion Beth Phoenix (with Natalya)
Alicia Fox closed out her 2011 with a huge victory over the Diva's Champion Beth Phoenix. This marks two weeks in a row that she has upset the champion. Fox won with a roll up on Phoenix. This means on January 2, on Monday Night Raw the championship will be on the line.
Backstage World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan is talking with A.J. until Teddy Long rushes and says that Mark Henry has demanded a word with you in the ring right now. Bryan comes out as he waits for Henry, however Henry blind sides the champion by attacking him from the back. Henry hits the World's Strongest Slam and then was about to get a steel chair however Big Show comes out to the aid of Bryan. Long comes out and says that on the first SmackDown of January, Big Show will go one on one with Mark Henry in a Last Man Standing match.
Sheamus defeated Tyson Kidd.
The match lasted about 5 minutes, Sheamus won via the Brogue Kick.
After the match Sheamus cut a promo about the Royal Rumble, he said that he will be the one who will go on to WrestleMania and become the next World Heavyweight Champion.
Randy Orton and Wade Barrett are seen in a split screen as coming up next is their Steel Cage encounter.
Steel Cage match | Wade Barrett defeated Randy Orton.
The last match on SmackDown for the year 2011. Early on in the match Orton was dominating Barrett with several moves and then all of a sudden the tide turned on Orton, it appeared that he had injured a ligament in his leg, Orton was down and out, as Barrett would then end the match demolishing Orton for the next 10 minutes or so, Barrett would ground Orton, as Orton got some offense in however Barrett would win after hitting the Winds of Change. After the match Barrett would ram Orton right into the Steel Cage and then hit Wasteland on Orton as the show went off the air.
Commentators: Booker T, Josh Matthews and Michael Cole. Interviewer: Matt Striker Ring announcer: Lillian Garcia
WWE Superstars | Indianapolis, Indiana on WWR.com on December 29, 2011
- Ezekiel Jackson beat. Tyson Kidd.
- Justin Gabriel beat. Heath Slater.
- Primo and Epico (with Rosa Mendes) beat. WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne.
- Jack Swagger (with Vickie Guerrero) beat. Santino Marella.
WWE Monday Night Raw | January 2, 2012 Live 3 Hour Special New Year Kick-off from Memphis Tennessee.
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are at ringside as they welcome us to the first ever edition of Monday Night Raw for 2012 live from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. Tonight they preview a huge main event which has WWE Champion CM Punk, United States Champion Zach Ryder and SmackDown's World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan going against Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger and Wade Barrett.
John Cena's music hits as he comes out. Cena who was brutally attacked last week at the hands of Kane came out. Cena grabbed the microphone and told the fans that what happened last week nearly caused him to cut his career short. We then see a video package of Kane tomb stoning John Cena on the concrete floor. Cena tells that he will get some of Kane as he calls out Kane. Except General Manager John Laurinaitis comes out and tells John Cena that he will get Kane at the upcoming Royal Rumble when it will be John Cena taking on Kane. However as Cena was about to leave a burst of fire hit the entrance ramp as we saw Kane on the titantron, Kane said that John Cena will not accept the unexpected because right now he has turned the entire Cenation against its leader. We then hear the crowd chant 'Cena sucks'
Diva's Championship | Alicia Fox defeated Beth Phoenix (c) (with Natalya) via Disqualification.
The first match of 2012 was the Diva's Championship match between Alicia Fox and Beth Phoenix. The match lasted about 5 minutes, Fox nearly had the match won as well as the title won until Natalya would ge involved and it would become a 2 on 1 mugging at the hands of Beth and Natalya, who then walked out after leaving Alicia laid out in the center of the ring.
Backstage we see United States Champion Zach Ryder talking with Eve until Vickie Guerrero, Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger come. Jack says that he only won that title because it was a one in a million shot and he only won that because he knows that he will never be World Champions like he and Dolph Ziggler have been. Vickie then talks trash to Eve and says that she could beat her in a match later tonight. Eve accepts the challenge and says we will see who the true winner is.
New Year's Mayhem Street Fight | Big Show defeated David Otunga.
What can I type? Big Show ran a muck against David Otunga, some moments included when early on in the match Otunga would get a steel chair and attack Big Show from behind when he was making his entrance, however Big Show would then punch the chair right into Otunga's skull. Big Show wins via a choke slam onto the very same steel chair.
After the match Mark Henry's presence would be made as he would come out and intimidate Big Show, however Show wasn't intimidated at all.
Backstage Santino is with General Manager John Laurinaitis, Laurinaitis tells him that he had guts last week getting in the ring with Kane so tonight he has an opponent especially made for him. Santino says last week he didn't get the number 30 entries into the Royal Rumbles, so tonight if he does he wants it agains. Laurinaitis tells him that his match is next and if he wins yes he will get the Number 30 entry into the 2012 Royal Rumble.
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes defeated Santino Marella.
The surprise opponent was SmackDown's Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes. Rhodes won after he hit the Cross Rhodes on Santino for the victory.
We come back to Raw as we hear the music of the Game Triple H. Triple H comes out and says that Kevin Nash his long time best friend got what he deserved last month at TLC. So what next for Triple H... Triple H says that he has thought time and time again and what's next is... however until Triple H could finish off his sentence The Miz came out. Miz says that Triple H should just plain out retire, Miz then takes it even further when he says at least Shawn knew the perfect time to hang it up. Triple H then clobbers Miz in the mouth and leaves him on his ass as Miz puts his hand over his mouth. However then from out of nowhere R-Truth appeared and attacked Miz. Truth who was taken out the night after Survivor Series in 2011 returned to dish out revenge on his former Tag team partner. R-Truth would then hit a inverted DDT to the Miz right in the middle of the ring. Truth got on the microphone and said that he did this for all the Little Jimmy's who have made his life a living hell because now he is repaying them by being a good R-Truth... R-Truth has returned to Monday Night Raw.
WWE Tag Team Championship | Primo and Epico (with Rosa Mendes) defeated Air Boom (Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne)
A new year, and new WWE Tag Team Champions, Primo and Epico won the WWE Tag Team Championships in the first ever Raw of 2012. The way they won it though was by so called cheating, Primo would go on the top rope but then would be stopped by Kingston who then would try to hit the Trouble of Paradise however Rosa Mendes would go up on the apron to distract the referee, as this happened Epico from the back would hit Kingston in the back with Backstabber as Primo hit a Moon Sault and thus we have new WWE Tag Team Champions.
Backstage Scott Stanford interviews WWE Champion CM Punk, Punk says that tonight he will team up with United States Champion Zach Ryder and World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan against Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger and Wade Barrett in a Six Man Tag Team match, Punk says he will do his best to lead his team to the victory because he is the leader which inspires young WWE Superstars.
Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) defeated Sheamus.
In a battle between two huge superstars Del Rio would go against Sheamus in this match. Early on Sheamus would dominate the Mexican Aristocrat however near the end as Sheamus was going for the Brogue Kick Ricardo Rodriguez would get on the apron and dare Sheamus to kick him, so he did however then Alberto would roll up the Celtic Warrior for the victory as he escaped the ring. After the match was over Sheamus would hoist Rodriguez upon his shoulders and hit the High Cross.
Eve defeated Vickie Guerrero.
Eve dominated Guerrero in this match up as she rolled up Vickie for the 3 count. Kind of a short match up here. After the match Eve would embarrass Guerrero by shoving her to the ground as the audience looked on and Guerrero would scream.
We come back to Raw as we see the SmackDown rebound from last year's final episode. Wade Barrett and Randy Orton would square off in a match inside a Steel Cage where Orton was inured, however Barrett ended up shortening Orton's 2012 by slamming him against the Cage and then hitting the Wasteland finisher to close the show. It is reported that Randy Orton will be out for 6 months and will be missing this year's WrestleMania XXVIII event in Miami, Florida. More news will be given this week on SmackDown where Daniel Bryan puts his World title on the line against the same man who injured Orton Wade Barrett also this upcoming week Mark Henry and Big Show will go at it in a Last Man Standing match.
The United States Champion Zach Ryder would come out, followed by World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and then the WWE Champion CM Punk however his entrance was cut short as this video appeared....
After the video finished Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger would come out followed by Wade Barrett, the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship.
Six Man Tag Team match | WWE Champion CM Punk, World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and United States Champion Zach Ryder vs. Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger and Wade Barrett went to a No Contest.
Early on in the match up the heels were dominating as Ziggler had Ryder grounded with choke holds. Jack Swagger would come in the match and hold down Ryder as well, Ryder would then reverse the ankle lock and tag in Daniel Bryan, the World Heavyweight Champion would then hit a kick to the skull of Swagger who then would tag in Barrett, Bryan and Barrett would go at it, as they are scheduled in a title match this upcoming SmackDown on Syfy, Barrett would ground Bryan as we'd go to a break. After the break Barrett still in command of the match would hit a boot to the skull of Daniel Bryan. Barrett was in control and then Bryan would play possum and tag in CM Punk, the WWE Champion went at it against Barrett would then be blind tagged by Ziggler, Ziggler would try to hit a Zig Zag but then Punk would reverse it into a GTS and then fall to the ground... every one was down and out, Ziggler and Punk were laid out in the ring as both couldn't stand up, Bryan and Barrett were out in the outside and then Swagger and Ryder were laid out in the corner of the baracades.
Then.... this video played....
Then this titantron would appear...
Then from directly above the ring fireworks burst. Then a man came out, it was Chris Jericho. Jericho would get a huge ovation here as the crowd cheered for him.
The show finished with Jericho on the entrance ramp as the crowd cheered and as we had the six guys involved in the match all laid out at ringside and in the ring.
Commentators: Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole Ring announcer: Justin Roberts Interviewer: Scott Stanford
- I know Jericho returned in real life, but I marked out on his return thus he has to be included.
- I changed it a bit with having two guys return.
- Yeah I know I changed who returned, but I marked out alright.
JERICHO-ED Full results from January 2, 2012 edition of Monday Night Raw.
Chris Jericho was revealed as the mastermind behind the vignettes which aired from November 22, 2011 - January 2, 2012. The former WWE, World Heavyweight, Intercontinental, WWE Tag Team Champion and WCW Champion return after nearly a two year hiatus to Monday Night Raw live at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, but what motives are behind his return? why has he returned and what has he returned for? Being is this the beginning of the end?
Also what happened on Raw:
- Alicia Fox beat Beth Phoenix via DQ for the Diva's title; Beth retains however.
- Big Show beat David Otunga in a street fight.
- Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes beat. Santino
- Primo and Epico became the new Tag team champions after beating Air Boom.
- Alberto Del Rio beat Sheamus
- Eve beat Vickie Guerrero
- WWE Champion CM Punk, World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and United States Champion Zach Ryder fought Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger and Wade Barrett to a No Contest due to the return of Chris Jericho.
WWE Friday Night SmackDown Preview | January 6, 2012 from Little Rock, Arkansas.
"Is it Barrett's time?"
With SmackDown rolling into Little Rock, Arkansas for the first show of the year we have a good line up ready to show case for 2012. First of all though Wade Barrett won a Fatal Four Way match on the December 24, 2011 edition of Friday Night SmackDown. After taking out the Viper Randy Orton, Barrett has his eyes set on becoming the new World Heavyweight Champion on the first show of the year on Friday Night SmackDown. Will it happen? find out when Daniel Bryan defends his World Heavyweight Championship against Wade Barrett.
Also on the show
- Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes requests air time to get a few things off his chest.
- Hunico vs. Jimmy Uso
- Justin Gabriel and Sheamus vs. Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal
- Big Show vs. Mark Henry in a Last Man Standing match
- Diva's New year's Battle Royal
- Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Wade Barrett for the World Heavyweight Championship
AND ALSO AS A BONUS PLUS MORE ON CHRIS JERICHO'S RETURN TO THE WWE.
and more on 2012's first edition of Friday Night SmackDown.
WWE Friday Night SmackDown | January 6, 2012 from Little Rock, Arkansas.
SmackDown opens with a video package from last week's edition where we saw the Number One Contender for the World Heavyweight Champion Wade Barrett go up against his rival of the fall Randy Orton, Orton and Barrett battled inside a hellish Steel Cage match, as we saw some good wrestling however Barrett won the match with the Winds of Change and then what happened after was speechless, it shows that Barrett is aggressive and is trying to take out the big dogs on his way to being champion, Barrett would then slam Orton against the Cage and then hit the Wasteland. Tonight Wade Barrett challenges Daniel Bryan for the World Heavyweight Championship, tonight it is all or nothing.
The usual fireworks go off as SmackDown comes from Little Rock, Arkansas. We are just three weeks away from the Royal Rumble and one superstar will be the one who will main event and challenge for either the WWE or the World Heavyweight Championship. One man's dream will come true. Also tonight on Friday Night SmackDown, Cole and Josh and Booker preview that Mark Henry will go against Big Show in a Last Man Standing match. Speaking of it, we kick it to Lillian for the first match of the new year on SmackDown.
Last Man Standing match | Big Show defeated Mark Henry.
To kick off the year with a bang for the blue brand, Big Show and Mark Henry went at it in an intense Last Man Standing match. Some moments in the match included when Show would take off the plaster from Mark Henry's ankle and step on it, stepping on the ankle and pushing it into the steel steps. Mark Henry got some offense in but Big Show was a one man wrecking crew tonight, Show won after knocking out Henry with the Weapon of Mass Destruction as Henry tittered over and fell onto the steel steps. Referee Rod Zapata counted to ten as Big Show won the bout.
Matt Striker is backstage with his guest at the time, Sheamus. Striker says that tonight he teams with Justin Gabriel to go against Heath Slater, and Jinder Mahal. Sheamus says that Mahal reminds him of a horse back in Ireland, the only thing he didn't teach that horse is how to cry and whine like a b!tch after he is done with him tonight, and then he will focus on winning the 30 man Royal Rumble and go onto main event WrestleMania XXVIII.
Hunico (with Camacho) defeated Jimmy Uso.
Jimmy Uso had to do it alone tonight after the beating his brother took at the hands of Hunico last week on SmackDown. The match went for about 5 minutes, in the end Camacho interfered and it allowed Hunico to take advantage and hit a Moon Sault for the victory. After the match Camacho would deliver a big boot to Jimmy knocking him out cold.
The Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes comesout and delivers a good heelish promo to the audience. Rhodes says that there isn't a man on that SmackDown roster who can beat him, because every time he puts the title on the line the same result always occurs. Rhodes says that some of the biggest and best have fell to him, Ezekiel Jackson, Ted DiBiase, Booker T and even a former Intercontinental Champion in Santino however there is still a challenge that he needs who will answer his call just who, because he is sick of seeing pathetic people like Santino come out and show vote for you fans when all they are are a stupid excuse of a human being. Then Goldust comes out, however he doesn't have his face paint on, he says that Cody should relax. However Cody says that he knows all about Booker T and Goldust, and says that even though they share a tag team together they will never be as good as him. Cody then attacks Goldust and sends a message to anyone out there that if they take the title it will be a fight for it and not just a cake walk.
Sheamus and Justin Gabriel (with Hornswoggle) defeated Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal.
The next match was quite entertaining, Gabriel and Sheamus showed good chemistry performing a few double team moves, however when Slater got distracted by Hornwsoggle things turned down hill for the heels, as Slater went back in he got clobbered in the mouth by Gabriel with a kick and then would get absolutely mauled by Sheamus, after being hit with the High Cross, and then to finish it off Gabriel hit the 450 splash for the pinfall. Mahal left Slater to face Sheamus and Gabriel, and joined commentary instead, he said that Heath needed to learn how to defend for himself, so that's why he isn't in the match, however as Sheamus and Gabriel exited the ring, Gabriel would go to the back as Sheamus celebrated in the ring however Mahal then would hit Sheamus from behind and hit the Cobra Clutch on Sheamus, as he fainted away.
Backstage Theodore Long is with Drew McIntyre he says that tonight his opponent will be Ezekiel Jackson and if he doesn't win he might as well kick him off the show and release him from his contract and oh the match is next.
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Drew McIntyre.
A simple squash, Jackson hits the Book of Ezekiel and then followed by the Torture Rack for the victory.
After the match McIntyre threw a tantrum and kicked then steps and even slammed the canvas after he was pinnned.
Backstage Drew McIntyre bursts into Teddy Long's office as he says that victory cannot count, Long says he will give him another chance however if he screws up next week then so long playa. After the confrontation Aksana came in trying to seduce Long.
We cut back to Josh Matthews, Booker T and Michael Cole as they preview the World Heavyweight Championship match later tonight in which Daniel Bryan defends a very confident and cocky Wade Barrett. They then go back to last week on Friday Night SmackDown where Barrett went against Orton in a Steel Cage match. Orton was injured and would need to sit out 6 months on the side line, they then get a word with a docter via satellite that Randy Orton will miss this year's Royal Rumble and also the biggest event on the planet WrestleMania, the commentators then wished Orton a remarkable recovery and when it is time to come back he will be fresh and healthy.
Diva's New Year's Battle Royal | Alicia Fox defeated Diva's Champion Beth Phoenix, Natalya, A.J., Kaitlyn, Tamina and Rosa Mendes.
The match went for about 4 minutes, however Fox would win and earn a match at the Royal Rumbel to take on Beth Phoenix for the Diva's Championship. After the match Fox would taunt Phoenix and declare that she will make every little girls dream come true in three weeks when she says she will regain the title from Phoenix.
We go backstage where we have Matt Striker interview the Number One Contender for the World Heavyweight title Wade Barrett, Barrett says that he is looking forward to tonight's match because it will be the last few seconds of the reign of Daniel Bryan. Big Show comes and says that he has just got word that whomever wins tonight he will get a title match with at the Royal Rumble.
We then go backstage where World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan is talking with A.J about tonight's match, she wishes him good luck as she kisses him on the cheek. Bryan has adrenaline pumping in him tonight.
We go to the Raw rebound where we witnessed the return of Chris Jericho to the WWE, he would make his remarkable return at the expense of the Six Man Tag team match last Monday on the Raw Supershow, why has Jericho come back, all will be revealed this Monday Night on Raw.
World Heavyweight Championship | Daniel Bryan (c) defeated Wade Barrett via Disqualification.
The first main event on Friday Night SmackDown proved to be great. Nice action was seen as Barrett took it to Bryan, however the match ended in a Disqualification when Barrett would get disqualified. After the match was over Barrett would get a steel chair and slam it on the back of Daniel Bryan. After Barrett would try to hit the Wasteland on Barrett however then Big Show would come out and save Daniel Bryan's behind with a choke on the Barrett's throat however Barrett would then escape as Bryan would then get up and try to aim and hit at Barrett with a chair however he connected with the Big Show accidentally, Bryan then left the ring in rage as he was booed out of the arena, was it accidental or was it intentional?
As reported on the this past Friday Night's January 6, 2012 edition of SmackDown, Randy Orton has been injured. He suffered a ligament injury in his left leg while working a Steel Cage match against Wade Barrett on the December 30, 2011 edition of Friday Night SmackDown. It is reported that Orton will not be returning at the Royal Rumble, nor the Elimination Chamber pay per view, and will not be participating in this year's WrestleMania XXVIII extravaganza in Miami, Florida. Plans were to have him face Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania for the World Heavyweight Championship.
Current return storylines for Orton are that he may return in May on SmackDown. His name has not been called to be drafted to Raw.