-- The newly formed alliance between WWE Champion CM Punk and Paul Heyman was an idea that was pitched just a few weeks ago. After turning CM Punk heel at RAW 1,000, WWE saw that he was still getting a lot of cheers and WWE wanted to go further with Punk's heel turn. Considering the two are close friends and Heyman still has a ton of heel heat coming off Brock Lesnar "retiring" Triple H, Punk and Heyman together was a natural fit.

-- AWA wrestling returns to ESPN Classic tonight at midnight ET.

-- Former FCW developmental talent Robert Anthony was interviewed by Top Rope radio and had the following to say on the Jerry Lawler situation… "I heard about what happened and my first reaction was this was fake. I'm friends with a lot of guys there and I texted one guy asking what happened and they told me that it was real and I was speechless."

-- Here are today's confirmed WWE Superstars matches:

* Natalya vs. Alicia Fox

* Cody Rhodes vs. Zack Ryder

* Tensai vs. Justin Gabriel

* Santino Marella vs. Jinder Mahal