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Backstage News on Del Rio, Cara Injured, Tonight’s RAW, Ziggler

– Dolph Ziggler is doing several TV and radio appearances in Philadelphia this morning.

– Tonight’s WWE RAW takes place from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and will feature the 2012 Slammy Awards, plus the fallout from TLC. Advertised locally is Dolph Ziggler and Big Show vs. John Cena and Sheamus.

– Sin Cara is reportedly working through a lot of issues with his left knee. He was noticeably banged up at last night’s WWE TLC pay-per-view.

– As noted last week, WWE officials had been toying with the idea of turning Alberto Del Rio babyface. The decision was made over the weekend to go ahead and experiment with the turn at TLC. Ricardo Rodriguez will be staying with a babyface Del Rio as officials feel he can be way over with the fans also.

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  • Jefferson D’Arcy

    Del Rio’s one of those guys who is just a great heel. So great that it’s hard to imagine him as a face. But I think this could work. Before he debuted, when he was down in FCW, he was a face. And he had a great theme song that totally made him seem like a big deal. It’s in Spanish, but it’s one of those things you don’t expect to like, then you go “Haha aw man, I like that!” I hope they give him that theme, because it’ll totally work for him.

    Anybody who hasn’t heard it, YouTube it. It’s pretty catchy.

  • adam

    @Stevie P did you watch TLC last night del rio was way over. As soon as he came out there was a huge pop and in the tag match people were chanting his name.

  • I think he should be taken as a mid-top. Just a face.

  • PhilCap

    Hey Sammo.. how about Del Rio being straight and making your comedy team out of Rodreguez and Santino? They worked well against each other and could make an amusing team.

  • Stevie P

    Ricardo is already over with the fans. Del Rio just isn’t.

  • Sammo

    I’d book Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez as a comedy babyface tag team and have them feud with The PrimeTime Players, 3MB and Team Rhodes Scholars over the next few months.

    Ricardo is pretty capable in the ring and needs to be having more matches!