— Sheamus vs. The Big Show and Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio are the top matches being advertised for WWE’s SmackDown Holiday Tour in December.
— The SmackDown taping on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 will be held at the Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, California. The first pre-sale begins tonight (October 8th) during Monday Night RAW. There will also be an announcement made to the live crowd at tonight’s RAW.
— Ryback will face CM Punk at Friday’s RAW house show in Jonesboro, Arkansas. WWE released the lineup for the show today, which included that match as the main event. Ryback is replacing the injured John Cena in the match. Also advertised for the show is the following: Sheamus vs. Big Show, Kane & Daniel Bryan in action, IC champion The Miz, Kofi Kingston & R-Truth, Santino, Sin Cara, Cody Rhodes, Brodus Clay, AJ Lee and the Divas.