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Randy Orton Punished?, Updates On RVD & Mr. Anderson, Skip Sheffield, Ted DiBiase's Injury & Posse Parties

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Is Randy Orton being programmed with Kane some type of punishment due to his recent proneness to injury? A match with Kane at Wrestlemania seems like a huge step down for The Viper.

Randy Orton isn't being punished and while I felt like WWE would add him to the title picture with Sheamus and Daniel Bryan, it appears he was given a spot that was originally slated for Mark Henry. I heard WWE wanted to continue Henry's push as a babyface with a program against Kane but he opposed it. Orton vs. Kane hasn't been confirmed for Wrestlemania but I expect it to be.

What happened to Rob Van Dam and Mr. Anderson?

Rob Van Dam's contract with TNA Impact Wrestling is reportedly up this month. I haven't heard anything in terms of negotiations for a new deal. There had been rumors he was frustrated in TNA and was actually considering a possible return to WWE. As for Ken Anderson, he's back in TNA and will return to pay-per-view at this month's Victory Road.

Is there any news on when Skip Sheffield is supposed to return to the WWE?

Skip Sheffield has been using his old Ryback gimmick in dark matches and live events but has also used the Sheffield character. I haven't heard if/when WWE plans to bring him back to television, however, it seems they are trying to find the right fit for him.

Do you have any more details on Ted DiBiase's injury, mainly if he needs surgery and a more specific timeline that he'll be out? Also, does he hope to continue his "DiBiase Posse Parties" at live events and/or Wrestlemania?

Ted DiBiase underwent an MRI yesterday that revealed a torn ligament and small break in his ankle but no torn tendon. DiBiase said that meant no surgery so while the injury was worse than originally anticipated it wasn't as bad as it could have been either. I don't know the future of the "DiBiase Posse Parties" but to keep up with them, go to

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