Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Randy Orton Injury News - Possibly Missing WrestleMania 28

Randy Orton was injured at last night's SmackDown tapings in Indianapolis during the Falls Count Anywhere main event against Wade Barrett. Orton has been removed from this week's live events.

Word backstage was that Orton suffered some sort of back injury and it has to do with at least one of the discs in his back. Orton could miss up to 6 months of in-ring time, causing him to miss WrestleMania 28. An official update from WWE should be available soon.
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Spoiler: Two Title Matches for the First WWE SmackDown of 2012

Booker T will face WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes on the January 6th, 2012 episode of Friday Night SmackDown.

The match comes after Rhodes retained the title at TLC and Booker won the non-title match on Monday's RAW Supershow. They taped an angle at last night's SmackDown tapings to set up the match.

Also on the first SmackDown of 2012, Daniel Bryan will defend his World Heavyweight Title against Big Show.
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*SPOILERS* WWE SmackDown Tapings for 12/30/11

Dark Match:

* Skip Sheffield defeated Seth Rollins.

SmackDown, Airing Friday:

* Booker T opened the show in the ring and is interrupted by Cody Rhodes. Goldust comes out without his makeup and tells Cody not to talk bad about the Legends. Booker challenges Cody to a rematch for the Intercontinental Title next week. Booker left and Cody attacked his brother, leading to Booker running back for the save.

* Jinder Mahal beat Ted DiBiase.

* Drew McIntyre walks in on Teddy Long and Aksana and is ready for his SmackDown return match.

* Kaitlyn and Alicia Fox beat Tamina and Natalya. Tamina turned on Natalya after the match.

* Big Show interrupts Daniel Bryan and AJ Lee. Teddy Long comes out and announces Show vs. David Otunga tonight with Mark Henry in his corner.

* Hunico beat Justin Gabriel.

* Big Show beat David Otunga. Daniel Bryan came out during the match and attacked Henry.

* Ezekiel Jackson beat Drew McIntyre.

* Sheamus comes out and talks about the Royal Rumble. Hornswoggle joins him and says he will win the Rumble. Heath Slater comes out to trash Sheamus and gets thrown out of the ring.

* Sheamus defeated Heath Slater.

* Teddy Long announces Bryan vs. Big Show next week for the World Heavyweight Title.

* Wade Barrett defeated Randy Orton in a Falls Count Anywhere Match after throwing him down a flight of stairs in the back.
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News On Former WCW/NWO Talent & WWE

The Twitter page for former WCW/NWO and current AAA star Konnan says he is now working with WWE again, but wouldn't say more. Konnan also said he was backstage at WWE's Survivor Series pay-per-view but that was never reported.

If this is legit, Konnan working with WWE again would be very interesting considering how he has spoken out against the company in the past, not to mention that Konnan is currently working with TNA through the deal with AAA in Mexico.

The Konnan Twitter account was confirmed earlier this year by booking agency Wrestling Marx but has not been confirmed by any of Konnan's peers yet.
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Money In The Bank To Return At WrestleMania 28 ?

As of this week, the plan is to bring WWE's Money in the Bank match back to WrestleMania 28 in Miami. The match was not featured at this year's WrestleMania event.
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