Updated WWE Weekend Schedule
Friday, Dec. 28
* Raw (Long Island, N.Y.): Raw continues to Zack Ryder’s homebase with an advertised main event of John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler (w/A.J. Lee and Big E. Langston). Plus, the New Age Outlaws are scheduled.
* SD (Minneapolis, Minn.): The week of the NFL regular season finale between NFC North rivals the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, Smackdown travels from Green Bay to Minneapolis for the final Smackdown house show of the year. The advertised main event is Big Show vs. Sheamus in a steel cage for the World Title.
Saturday, Dec. 29
* Raw/SD Supershow TV taping (Washington, D.C.): WWE tapes the New Year’s Eve Raw on Saturday night with final hype for the big January 7 live Raw. Advertised for the live crowd is John Cena & Sheamus vs. Big Show & Dolph Ziggler in tag action.
Sunday, Dec. 30
* SD TV taping (Richmond, Va.): With the Raw crew in North Carolina, WWE will heavily depend on Smackdown brand wrestlers to tape the first Smackdown of 2013. Advertised for the live crowd is a double main event of Big Show vs. Sheamus for the World Title and Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio.
* Raw (Raleigh, N.C.): The final Raw house show of 2012 has four matches advertised. Included is Cena vs. Ziggler, The Shield vs. Team Hell No & Ryback in a six-man steel cage match, Antonio Cesaro vs. Zack Ryder for the U.S. Title, and the New Age Outlaws vs. Rhodes Scholars.
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