-- WWE will hold a SmackDown live event at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. as part of its SmackDown Holiday Tour. Randy Orton, Sheamus, Big Show, Alberto Del Rio and Daniel Bryan are scheduled to appear.

-- WWE and SyFy issued the following press release on Wednesday afternoon:

SUPER SMACKDOWN LIVE! RETURNS IN NOVEMBER

NEW YORK -- October 24, 2012 – Syfy and WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced “SuperSmackDown Live,” will air Tuesday, November 6 at 8PM (ET/PT). The Syfy special will originate from the LG Arena in Birmingham, England.

The Tuesday night special will feature WWE’s biggest Superstars and Divas, including World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus™, Randy Orton®, Alberto Del Rio®, Daniel Bryan® and Alicia Fox™.

The special will encore in Smackdown’s regular time slot on Friday, November 9 at 8PM (ET/PT).

-- Sheamus is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated.

-- This week on WWE Inbox, WWE Superstars place their bets on who would win if WWE Champion CM Punk and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin extended their ongoing feud to a match in the squared circle.