— CM Punk was originally set to appear on RAW to further his angle with Kane and compete in a qualifying match. The decision was made to move the angle to next week, which also allowed Punk to sell the attack from Kane at the Rumble.
— CM Punk vs. The Shield in a handicap match is the dark match for tonight’s WWE Smackdown tapings.
— Sheamus turns 36 years old today.
— Shark Boy turns 39 years old today.
— There are no pro wrestling shows listed for ESPN Classic tonight.