WWE News WWE NEWS: UPDATE #2 - more changes to Holiday Tour - MSG line-up, NAO added, Big E.'s role, Shield, cage matches, more
Dec 20, 2012 - 6:06:16 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
Thursday Evening Update: Madison Square Garden released an updated line-up for the Raw show next Thursday, December 27. (1) New Age Outlaws "just added" for a live appearance. (2) John Cena will still face Dolph Ziggler in the main event, now with the added support of A.J. Lee and Big E. Langston. "Will the odds be stacked against John Cena?" (3) Ryback vs. Paul Heyman is still listed.
Thursday Afternoon Update: The Nassau Coliseum announced more changes/additions to the Friday, December 28 Raw show in Long Island, N.Y. (1) Big E. Langston and A.J. will be in Dolph Ziggler's corner in the main event against John Cena. (2) The New Age Outlaws "Road Dogg" Jesse James & Billy Gunn have been added.
Original Story Thursday
Now that the dust has settled from WWE Week, new line-ups have been released for the upcoming Holiday Tour that runs Wednesday, December 26 through Sunday, December 30. Most of the changes are to the Raw side.
-- Debuting monster heel Big E. Langston has been added to WWE's roster page for all four Raw house shows on the tour.
-- The individual members of The Shield have officially been added to the roster page for each Raw brand show on the tour.
-- A big six-man tag match is advertised for the Dec. 28 Raw show in Long Island, N.Y.: Ryback & Team Hell No vs. The Shield in a steel cage.
-- The advertised main event on the Raw tour is John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler, which was set in-place last week when WWE pulled C.M. Punk from the Holiday Tour.
-- For the Dec. 26 Raw show in Detroit, the Joe Louis Arena website is advertising two undercard matches: Team Hell No vs. Prime Time Players for the Tag Titles and Antonio Cesaro vs. R-Truth for the U.S. Title.
-- The MSG show on Dec. 27 has the same line-up as last week: Cena vs. Ziggler in a steel cage and Ryback vs. Paul Heyman.
-- For the Dec. 30 Raw show in Raleigh, N.C., an undercard match that will surely be changed is Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara vs. Prime Time Players. With Cara going in for surgery this week, this match will change.
-- On the Smackdown side, Randy Orton is scheduled to return to in-ring action against Alberto Del Rio.
-- The advertised main event for the Smackdown tour is Big Show vs. Sheamus in a steel cage for the World Title.
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