According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Vince McMahon has given the nod to Ted DiBiase and he will be getting pushed. McMahon felt DiBiase should be rewarded for his "DiBiase Posse" tailgating parties with fans. The idea with DiBiase and Zack Ryder is to reward those who come up with original ideas to get over.
It's said that independent wrestler Gregory Iron, who has cerebral palsy, has some people unhappy in WWE after his recent Twitter campaign to get him a spot in the 2012 Royal Rumble. Because of Iron's petition, some in the company feel pressured to not anger the fans who sign his petition, since WWE is so serious about Twitter these days, and they don't want to come off as cruel to someone with a disability
According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter,WWE had been planning for The Miz and R-Truth to win the Tag Team Titles from Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston after the Survivor Series pay-per-view. A combination of Bourne and Truth failing Wellness tests changed those plans
In the segment breakdown, the show opened at a 3.66 quarter rating for CM Punk's interview and appearance by John Laurinaitis. This ended up being the high point of the show. Zack Ryder vs. Alberto Del Rio lost 882,000 viewers while Jack Swagger vs. Sheamus and the Kevin Nash segment gained 120,000 viewers. Cody Rhodes vs. Santino Marella and Cody's angle with Booker T lost 104,000 viewers.
CM Punk vs. Dolph Ziggler gained 197,000 viewers, a bit weak for that part of the show, while Kofi Kingston vs. Wade Barrett lost a whopping 485,000 viewers. The finals segment with John Cena, R-Truth and The Miz did big numbers - a gain of 1,125,000 viewers for a 3.65 overrun rating.