Alberto Del Rio Turning Babyface, Past Names Returning, Latest On Orton, Raven/WWE

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Is Alberto Deo Rio turning babyface?

Yes, WWE has decided to move forward with plans to turn Alberto Del Rio babyface. As I reported here on, Del Rio's turn was something that wasn't included until the later drafts of WWE TLC and one observer believes he is getting Randy Orton's spot.

With the Royal Rumble only about a month away, have you heard any names thrown into the mix as possible surprise entrants?

WWE has been in contact with former names about appearing on this week's WWE Raw for the 2012 Slammy Awards and the 20th Anniversary of Raw next month so I can only assume they will include a surprise or two in the 30-man Royal Rumble match. I haven't heard of any names and if I do and can confirm them, we'll pass along that information. Do not be surprised if some past names show up on this week's Raw and the aforementioned 20th Anniversary show on January 14, 2013.

Has there been any further information on Randy Orton's injury and is there a timeline for his return?

Randy Orton is not being advertised for any of this week's WWE television tapings, however, as of this writing, is still on the official listing of talent for the December 27, 2012 live event in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This tells me he is expected to be out for the week and will be reevaluated with the hope he's good to go for the holiday tour. There is concern regarding his health given past shoulder problems as I ran a detailed update over the weekend at this link.

Previous lawsuit aside, do you ever see Raven returning to the WWE?

Scott Levy is 48-years-old and filed a lawsuit against WWE, questioning the independent contractor status of his performer's contract. While it would be comical if he signed a new contract just like the one he disputed, it's highly unlikely there would be any interest what-so-ever.

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  • Patrick_OToole

    The only word that should be associated with Raven returning to the WWE is "Nevermore".

    • Blaze

      "Flock" that guy.

    • eddie27

      That funny because I watched The Raven last night. My girlfriend picked it and I really didn’t wanna see it, but it was pretty good.

    • Robert

      Two thumbs way,way up

  • The Big Organ

    Yes! I’ve been lobbying all year long for ADR to t

  • The Big Organ

    Yes! I’ve been lobbying all year long for ADR to turn babyface simply because he ran his course as a heel. Plus when he debuted on FCW he was a babyface. From now on it should be really interesting to see the fans singing along when Ricardo Rodriguez announce DAMAS Y CABALLEROOOOOS ES MI HONOR DE APRESENTAR PARA TODOS LOSTELES EN HOMBRE QUE ES LA EXENCIA DE EXCELLENCIA YYYYYYYYY EL ORGULLO DE MEHEEECOOO EL ES ALLLLLBBERRTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…..DEEELLLLLLL RIIIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Gosh I love that and I don’t even speak Spanish!!

    • GODSENT83

      Lol fooled me, and I do speak Spanish. Well said, my friend, well said.

      • The Big Organ

        Lol thanks, I kinda looked it up somewhere. He says Ladies and gentlemen it is my honor to introduce to you a man who’s the essence of excellence and Mexico’s pride…Alllberrtooooooo deeelllll Riooooooo!

    • BigMike7302

      Only problem I have with RIcardo is that he looks like a latino Eddie Munster lol

  • Rayner Chee-bai

    WWE: Quote The Raven; Nevermore…

  • havoc525

    I wouldn’t be against Raven working the Rumble, not sure I could see him on an extended run though.

  • Bishop

    One thing I haven’t seen ADR do in a while, and I miss, is the wink

  • jambo masai from kenya

    Big show vs ADR. No more sheamus. Now for a heel orton. Finally a smackdown main event i will enjoy

  • jambo masai from kenya

    Bringing back brooklyn brawler at TLC was an insult to JTG

    • Brian

      How is that an insult to JTG? If anything it was an insult to Ryder who the crowd was chanting for.

      • jambo masai from kenya

        Jtg is more brooklyn than zack! Even his theme song says it!

  • Paul uk

    Who still cares about raven?

  • bigarmin209

    I recent saw a interview with ADR and he was ask how he likes being a heel,he reply saying he loves being a heel and hopes while being in WWE he will stay as a heel but did say if they wwe change him to babyface he will ok with it.It will be odd to see him as a babyface but I guest we just see how it turns out.

  • Monty

    Was that’s Raven’s mum asking if WWE will sign him again? Otherwise that question is redundant, right?