Match Announced For SmackDown, Punk Working Live Events
— Wade Barrett vs. Big Show was announced Friday night on SmackDown for this week’s show. Earlier in the evening, the former leader of The Nexus attacked Big Show, preventing him from winning the Fatal 4-Way No. 1 Contender’s Match.
— Jim Ross said on Twitter he’s heading to Florida Championship Wrestling’s Tampa facility next week to work with WWE developmental talent.
— Tickets for the Apr. 5 SmackDown taping at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina go on sale Jan. 22 at 10:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster.
— CM Punk made his live event debut as a member of The Nexus at Friday night’s Raw house show in August, Georgia. With assistance from his new allies, he defeated Mark Henry in a singles match. The faction continued beating Henry down following the match until some babyface Raw Superstars made the save.