Some news and notes stemming from last night’s Raw include:
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach and current ESPN color commentator Jon Gruden was at Raw last night and was shown on camera at one point.
It was announced that tonight’s WWE Smackdown taping will be headlined by World Heavyweight Champion Big Show taking on Alberto Del Rio. In addition, The Rock will be at the taping tonight marking his first appearance on the show since the ten year anniversary show back in 2009.
After last night, here is the lineup for the 2013 WWE Royal Rumble pay per view, which takes place on Jan. 27 in Phoenix, Arizona:
WWE Championship: CM Punk © vs. The Rock
30 man Royal Rumble: John Cena, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, Randy Orton, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater and 23 others to be determined later
You can check out the verbal exchange between The Rock and WWE Champion CM Punk from last night’s telecast at http://www.wwe.com/videos/playlists/raw-highlights-jan-7-2013.