PWInsider reports that there has been a major disconnect within the relationship between Punk and WWE over the past few weeks. It was originally reported that John Cena was the one who spoke out at Vince McMahon backstage and told him the product needed major changes because it was in bad shape. PWInsider reports that other people are saying it was Punk who spoke out.
There’s a feeling that WWE is doing Punk wrong because he has held the WWE Title for over a year now and is still not featured on the promotional material for WrestleMania 29. There’s also some concern about how Punk will react if The Rock does actually take the WWE Title from him at Royal Rumble. Some feel that if Punk isn’t treated right during WrestleMania season, then there will be “hell to pay.”
It’s said that Punk has some pull in developmental, nowhere near the level of Triple H or someone like that, but Punk has gone in and told them they should push this guy or hire this guy. Punk is expected to be a big focus of the NXT storyline invasion in the coming months.
– Mick Foley tweeted the following about the rumors of him wrestling CM Punk:
“Regarding that rumor about me wrestling @CMPunk : I might if I could, but I can’t, so I won’t.”
– Sheamus vs. Big Show in a Chairs Match for the World Heavyweight Title for the TLC pay-per-view was made official at last night’s SmackDown tapings. There had also been talk of having the two compete in a Tables Match using some of their history as Sheamus’ first WWE Title win over John Cena was in a Tables Match and Big Show lost his Intercontinental Title last year in a Tables Match. Now we know the match will be a Chairs Match but word is that the feud between Show and Sheamus will end at TLC.
– John Cena vs. Heath Slater was taped last night in Grand Rapids, Michigan to air on a futureepisode of WWE Saturday Morning Slam. This is Cena’s first time appearing on WWE’s show for kids. The other match taped for Saturday Morning Slam was Sheamus vs. Titus O’Neil.
– The following matches were taped in Grand Rapids to air on tonight’s WWE Main Event:
* Tyson Kidd vs. Santino Marella
* Wade Barrett vs. Justin Gabriel
* The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
– WWE taped the following matches last night in Grand Rapids, Michigan to air on this week’sepisode of SmackDown:
* Ryback vs. Darren Young
* R-Truth vs. Antonio Cesaro
* Sin Cara vs. Alberto Del Rio
* Damien Sandow vs. Kofi Kingston
* Big Show vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan in a Handicap Match
* Dolph Ziggler vs. Randy Orton
– WWE has announced that Michael Cole will be interviewing NXT stars Seth Rollins, Dean Ambro
WWE Main Event (Airing Wednesday)
* Tyson Kidd fought Santino Marella to a no-contest. The match ended when Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns jumped in the ring and beat down both men. They exited through the crowd.
* Miz cuts a promo but is interrupted by Ziggler.
* Dolph Ziggler defeated The Miz.
* Ziggler cut a promo on Cena.
* Wade Barrett defeated Justin Gabriel.
The Miz kicks off this week’s SmackDown with another episode of MizTV. He actually gets a decent reaction. Miz talks about Dolph Ziggler and brings out his guest – John Cena.
The segment ends up interrupted when AJ Lee and then Dolph Ziggler comes out. We see recaps of the segments at RAW and then out comes Vickie Guerrero and she’s upset. Vickie promises it’s not over for AJ and Cena.
* Ryback squashed Darren Young. Titus O’Neil, who was on commentary, came in to confront Ryback after the match but got hit with Shell Shocked.
* R-Truth defeated Antonio Cesaro in a non-title match.
* Still to come is Big Show vs. Team Hell No plus Kofi Kingston vs. Damien Sandow.
* Alberto Del Rio beat Sin Cara by submission. Cara’s blue lighting was back for this match.
* Big Show defeated Kane and Daniel Bryan in a Handicap Match after Team Hell No were arguing. Kane and Bryan ended up taking Show out after the match. Sheamus and William Regal were shown watching the match from a sky box in the crowd.
* Kofi Kingston beat Damien Sandow in another strong match. Wade Barrett, who was on commentary, cut a promo after the match and declared that the Intercontinental Title will soon be his.
* It’s announced Michael Cole will interview Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins on RAW.
* Dolph Ziggler defeated Randy Orton with a roll up in the main event. Ziggler got the roll up after blocking a RKO. Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez ran in and Orton hit RR with a RKO. Del Rio escaped. On the ramp, John Cena came out and attacked Ziggler from behind. Cena put Ziggler in the STF to end it.