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- John Cena vs. Kane was officially announced for the Royal Rumble pay-per-view on tonight’s RAW Supershow.

The only other matches confirmed are WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Dolph Ziggler with John Laurinaitis as special referee and the Royal Rumble 30-man main event.

– Jack Swagger became the new WWE United States Champion on tonight’s RAW Supershow after he defeated Zack Ryder. Ryder was selling the attack from Kane last week.

– Mark Henry vs. Daniel Bryan for the World Heavyweight Title was announced for this week’s SmackDown, taping tomorrow night in Las Vegas.

  • venom

    I’m glad Zyder dropped the belt.

  • Nicholas G

    Some people take story lines way to personal I do believe. What happen with HHH and Stephanie divorced on screen in 2002. Then by time the HHH and Randy Orton feud in 2009. Everybody all new by then outside of wrestling that HHH and Stephanie were married. So what happen with Swagger winning the US title and then comparing it with Bryan winning the World title on Smackdown to be over turn. Really tells me that some people take story lines to much to the heart.

    I for one am glad that Zack Ryder is not the United States champion. I think his whole gimmick will get old an fast. That guy has talent I know it. But he needs to drop that gimmick an be himself because it is not working for me. I could never see him as a good United States champion to the heart. There is just something about his gimmick that does not scream champion material. But I do feel he is talented don’t get me wrong but the way he got the United States title just something was not right. At least with Jack Swagger as the United States champion can say there is a good champion. Ryder needs to go heel an be himself because his whole gimmick is going to get old.

  • Stashathan

    @KpNuttzLol
    Swagger winning the world title was a mistake!
    Everyone knows that and I dont mean mistake
    as in a mess up I mean they pushed him way
    too soon. Simple fact

  • scooter

    @CM Mark
    smackdown has a face GM while raw has a heel one these are facts!

  • KpNuttzLol

    @TS93…perhaps you should read up on him a little bit more. He was actually a former World Heavyweight Champion,ECW Champion and Mitb Winner before he formed an alliance with Ziggler/Vickie.

    It’s possible the decision will be reversed at some point and play into some sort of angle.

  • TS93

    Suffering sucatash…

  • TS93

    Ppl who say swagger is good are the same ppl who think cena deserves all12 world titles. Thwagger sucks. Without him riding dolph and Vickies coattails he wld either be on superstars or LONG GONE

  • Francisco

    Its about time THE ALL AMERICAN AMERICAN deserves a title! Now lets see if he can bring back respect to the US title like Cody did to the IC!!!!

  • Diesel

    A bit like when they had HHH & Stephanie McMahon “divorced” on screen in 2002 but when HHH was feuding with Orton in 2009 they were magically husband and wife again? *slaps forehead*

  • CC

    @CM Mark .. my thoughts exactly.
    Its sort of understandable when they expect us to forget these things a few years later, but a few weeks is just a slap in the face to anyone with half an ounce of intelligence.

  • scooter

    I acrually like this there wasn’t very much they could do with him as US champ I think zacks better as the guy fighting an uphill battle his quest for the US title made it seem relevant again then when he became champ he seemed to float on the midcard a little bit

  • KpNuttzLol

    I’d much rather see Kane and Cena in a No Holds Barred match. The feud doesn’t seem fitting for a regular singles match since it will most likely just end in a DQ or No Contest

  • John

    @CM Mark. WWE writers stopped respecting our intelligence years ago.

  • CM Mark

    I think it’s funny that when D Bryan cashed in on a non medically cleared Mark Henry he had to give the title back, but Swagger gets to keep it. Some consistency would be nice. I like Swagger though, good for him.

  • jake the snake

    oh boy, john cena vs kane should be a classic match for the ages, an overall epic encounter with tons of high spots and great in ring action… lol who the hell am i kidding!! but seriously i hope cena embraces the hate almost about as much as i would like to see him burn those ugly ass shorts!!

  • Bob Rooney

    I went to the Raw house show at MSG in december and he was WAY over. Biggest pop of the night easily. But to be fair a lot of that was probably home town (kind of) reaction. I for one don’t like his character at all and he is just average in the ring. Not great but not terrible either. And I do respect him for taking his career in his own hands and going from being a jobber, to being a star pretty much all on his own.

  • wildeye

    @John I went to the event here in Vancouver BC and the fans seemed to be doing that with every match except Big Show vs Danial Bryan. But yet again even though Ryder was not here there were a lot of WOO WOO WOO chants and well as the Ric Flair WOOOOOO chants

  • John

    @Jon. I must be going deaf then because his reaction tonight was pretty average. Definatly no where near Cena/Punk. Some people were actally chanting against him tonight. Half were saying “Lets go Swagger” and the other “WOO WOO WOO”. Kinda like the “Lets go Cena” “Cena Sucks” chants. I hope WWE finally realises he’s nothing special.

  • Jon

    @ John

    Hasn’t been getting reactions? His reactions are bigger than nearly the entire roster. The pop he gets is nearly as big as Cena and Punk.

  • John

    What do you guys suppose will happen to Ryder next? He’s been selling alot of merch but hasn’t been getting reactions that are that strong in arenas.

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