The Rock's WWE Return Revealed, The Shield & Big E Langston Added/Randy Orton Removed, Backstage WWE Photos

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- The Miami Herald reports The Rock will return to WWE Raw on Monday January 7, 2013 in Tampa and to Smackdown on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in Miami. Click here for their coverage.

- The Shield and Big E Langston have been added to upcoming WWE Raw holiday live events.

- Randy Orton, on the other hand, has been removed from the official list of advertised talent on upcoming Smackdown holiday live events. He is not being officially advertised until the 12/30 Smackdown taping from The Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, VA. I'm aware local event information may differ but we are reporting from WWE's list.

- Our sister website,, has several backstage photos from this week's WWE television tapings that can be viewed at this link.

  • _JIM_

    Orton has to be in the dog house. It’s looking to me from what I’ve read that his attitude is garbage. Why he can’t just keep it together instead of constantly self destructing his own career is beyond me. He’s over with the fans in a way that most workers can only dream about, and that’s whether he’s working heel or baby face. It doesn’t matter for him either way. So why can’t he just be professional, do his job, and rake in the money? Without all the constant drama. He sabbotaged himself with Wellness violations like in the past, and now it’s this most recent turmoil. He’s either completely unprofessional and spoiled or he’s a total drama queen who just loves stirring it up all the time. IMO he needs to just start doing his job and make as much money as he can, while he can. Wrestling careers don’t last forever. Especially when you have as many issues as Randy seems to.

  • Osfan1

    Wrong again. Orton is advertised on the WWE site to return at the Raw taping Dec. 29th.

  • Aaron

    I am getting so excited for this First Raw on 2012. I am going to be there and just now finding out that ill be seeing the Rock n person is just so exciting!

  • PFElton

    RAW is going to get smoked by the BCS National Championship game that day, whether they like it or not.

    Go Notre Dame!

  • HIM_unLich

    miss you randy……………………

  • Aaron

    Rock costs Ryback the title. Ryback wins the royal rumble, faces Punk/Rock at WM.

    • Loren_G

      Why would Rock(a face) cost Ryback(another face) the title? There's no way they can turn either of them heel at this point. And face/face matches only work when there's emotion and back story behind them.

  • Lee

    No they're going to have Cena win the rumble so he face the Rock at WM, Vince want a rematch with Cena winning.Kind of tired of seeing Cena in the Main Event every ppv.