- Here is the WWE schedule for the weekend, which includes a Smackdown taping on Sunday:
Tonight in Hartford, Connecticut at XL Center with John Cena vs. Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and Booker T as special referee, Big Show vs. Kane, Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. The Real Americans in a cage match for the WWE Tag Team Championship, and Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio. Also tonight, in Indianapolis, Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse with C.M. Punk vs. The Shield as the advertised main event.
C.M. Punk, Daniel Bryan, The Shield, Mark Henry, Big E Langston, Ryback, The Wyatt Family, Dolph Ziggler, and Damien Sandow are advertised for Saturday’s WWE live event in Detroit, Michigan at Joe Louis Arena. John Cena vs. Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship with Booker T as special referee, and Big Show vs. Kane is scheduled for Saturday’s WWE live event in Hershey, Pennsylvania at the Giant Center.
WWE tapes next week’s Smackdown in Washington, D.C. at Verizon Center on Sunday. C.M. Punk, The Shield, Triple H, Daniel Bryan, and Mark Henry are advertised as appearing. The advertised dark main event is C.M. Punk vs. The Shield in a handicap match.
– As PWMania reported, a wrestling fan who is a father, made note of his toddler son selecting a Mattel R-Truth action figure for Christmas. Konnan responded to the fan with the following: “He has bad taste..#AhCmonNow.” This lead to speculation that Konnan is apparently no longer on good terms with R-Truth, who he teamed with in TNA Wrestling as members of 3Live Kru. Konnan cleared up speculation on Thursday night, stating that it was an inside joke. He tweeted PWMania.com the following:
@PWMania Ronnie is my boy..an inside joke..
— Konnan (@Konnan5150) December 27, 2013