Tonight’s WWE Raw will be the last before the 2013 Royal Rumble, which takes place this Sunday. Expect some last minute build for the Rumble including confrontations between The Rock and WWE Champion CM Punk, Tag Team Champions Kane and Daniel Bryan and Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes, World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio and Big Show and of course hype for the Rumble match itself. Raw airs tonight on the USA Network starting at 8 p.m.
John Bradshaw Layfield posted a new piece on his Facebook page where he apologized to Bubba Ray and Devon Dudley (Bully Ray and Devon in TNA) regarding comments her made on last week’s Smackdown. Here is some of what he had to say:
Anytime you do a ton of tv every week you are bound to make mistakes. I made one this past week on Smackdown and tried to correct it on air but wasn't able to get it done sufficiently, so I want to apologize to my good friends the Dudleys openly-and to all you twitter police so you can get out of Momma's basement and enjoy the weekend.
I was trying to make the point that a lot of tag teams never make it, or try to make it, as singles wrestlers and listed the Killer Bees, LOD and Dudley's (and I think Hart Foundation). Sometimes on air you try to go somewhere entertaining and you get caught and try to correct it. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
I realized as soon as I said it that both the Dudley's and Hart Foundation had become huge singles stars-I was thinking about my time in WWE where Dudley's had been mainly just a tag team-and one of greatest of all time in what I think was greatest era of tag teams in history when you had Edge/Christian, NAO, DX, Dudley's, APA, LOD, Hardy's and more all at the same time.
Bubba and Devon have been good friends for a long time and I have the utmost respect and love for them, if I had made the mistake on someone else-I would just chalk it up to live TV and not worry about it. But, these guys are good friends and with the Twitter police loving to correct me I thought I would just make it public and explain how it happened.
You can read the entire blog at https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151396429393534&id=194176253533.
Finally, Randy Orton had the following to say via Twitter over the weekend:
Everyone's asking me if I'm taking time off. I guess some online site said I was. Not true. Move to the next rumor on the list people.