Ezekiel Jackson-WWE Update, Punk Replaces Barrett, Watson
-- Yet-to-debut SmackDown talent Ezekiel Jackson beat Tyler Reks in a squash match at Saturday night's SmackDown! live event in Lexington, Kentucky. WWE has been running "Coming Soon" vignettes of Jackson since the Dec. 17 SmackDown!.
-- CM Punk is being advertised in place of Wade Barrett for the (dark match) main event at the Jan. 17 Raw taping at the Verizon Arena in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is slated to partner with The Miz against John Cena and Randy Orton.