Orton's Filming Schedule, JBL's Contract Status, Why John Cena Hasn't Taken Time Off, The Undertaker & Vince McMahon

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With Randy Orton filming the 12 Rounds: Reloaded, does that mean he won't be appearing on television or getting a title shot soon?

Randy Orton will begin work for 12 Rounds: Reloaded on Wednesday as they'll be doing stunt rehearsals, table reads and wardrobe. WWE could always alter the schedule where they film on days after TVs so it's possible they could keep him on TV (as they've done with John Cena in the past). We initially heard Orton would be wrapping up storylines to film the movie (and go on hiatus like The Miz and David Otunga have done recently) but he's continued to work. As of this writing, Orton isn't officially advertised for upcoming episodes of Raw but is advertised for upcoming Smackdown tapings.

What is John Layfield's contract status with WWE. Has he signed a Legend's contract?

JBL has not signed a new WWE contract to the best of my knowledge. From what I understand, he's working on a handshake deal to partially fill-in for Jerry Lawler. JBL had been trying to return to WWE for the past couple months so when he was asked to fill-in for Lawler, he jumped at the opportunity. John is off to Africa on Friday where he will attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity so he's not expected to work TVs next week.

John Cena said after Extreme Rules he was going to go home and take some time off after beating Brock Lesnar but he never ended up doing so. Why?

John Cena was planning to take time off after Wrestlemania XXVIII but agreed to stay on to work with Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules. He was then planning on taking some time off to let his body heal and get some rest (hence the aforementioned post-Extreme Rules promo). When he had personal issues with his divorce, Cena decided he wanted to stay on the road to keep his mind on work and off his personal life. As we reported here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com Premium, this is why WWE programmed Cena in a program with John Laurinaitis so it would't be as physically demanding. Many in WWE were concerned about Cena burning out but he has enough influence to do what he wants.

What is Vince McMahon's relationship with The Undertaker?

Given the fact The Undertaker has made Vince a tremendous amount of money over the years and vice versa, I would say their relationship is very good. Neither are "warm and fuzzy" people that are going to sit around and hug about it but they've had a prosperous working relationship that has benefited them both.

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  • Chuck

    I’m surprised there were no questions about the Nexus chants.

    • Daniel

      I was questioning that myself. The Nexus chant caught me by surprise.

    • They chanted “we want nexus” because gabriel and barrett were both in it. What’s the question?

      • Blazeking

        They were both in The Corre as well; but the fans didn't chant that. The question is: Why chant for Nexus now? I'll tell you why. That faction was epic!!! That arena is also where they gave it to Vince, lol. Not that many factions can do that and practically get away with it. Vince didn't do a thing after he got jumped!!!

        I guess my point is that the people want more good factions. They killed Nexus way too early IMO.

  • Sovikos

    I’m surprised there was nothing on the announce team. I thought JBL was a little overkill in his treatment of Cole and eve JR. It was distracting and had no place if JBL is not a permanent fixture and the fact he was filling in for The King. Cole was speechless at times, which I admit was nice, but it just seemed uncalled for

    • Old Smitty

      Dude JBL was doing what he does best, play the heel! After the way Michael Cole handled the situation last week, I think he won alot of his critics over and because of that there was no way in hell that one week removed from
      The Jerry Lawler incident that Cole was
      gonna play the heel. JBL was there to have fun and he made it clear to eveybody that he was gonna be the heel announcer. JBL owned Cole all night long! Lol loved it!

  • Intellectually Saved

    I am shocked and appalled that none of you miscreants and ignoramuses had the temerity to inquire a query on our intellectual savior AND martyr, Damien Sandow. I am completely and utterly disgusted by each and every one of you!

  • Bishop

    Cena is officially out for 3-4 weeks due to elbow surgery?

  • Bogusstang

    Hire JBL as permanent commentator!!!!!!!

  • Lenny

    No Cena for 3-4 weeks? i think im gonna cwy! watch him show up next week on raw with a damn bandaid on his arm.

    • Penny

      What do you mean with 'cwy ' ?