-- Next week's SmackDown will be taped on Sunday, December 29 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. The Verizon Center website is advertising CM Punk vs. The Shield in a handicap match. Also listed for the show are Triple H, Mark Henry, The Wyatt Family, and Daniel Bryan for the taping.

-- WWE begins their holiday tour tomorrow. Below are some details on the upcoming events, which are set to be headliend by John Cena vs. Randy Orton.

* December 26 at the Madison Square Garden, New York, New York.

* December 27 at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

* December 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

* December 29 at the GIANT Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

* December 30 at the The Richoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

-- The Big Show is advertised for the shows featuring Cena vs. Orton, despite his being featured in a diaper to promote the New Year's edition of Raw on Monday. If the reported advertisements for WWE are accurate, than that means that Randy Orton, John Cena, Big Show, Kane, Alberto Del Rio, Ryback, Sin Cara, and others will not be appearing on next week's Raw and Sunday's Smackdown taping.

-- For the other portion of WWE's holiday tour will feature the Punk vs. Shield handicap match and Daniel Bryan against Bray Wyatt in a steel cage match:

* December 27 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianopolis, Indiana

* December 28 at the Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan