The Edge World Title 'Controversy', RAW, Miz/Orton, Cena, More
-- WWE is playing up an angle questioning whether Edge is still World Champion after Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews replaced Vickie Guerrero as referee during the match with Dolph Ziggler on SmackDown! Friday night and counted a pinfall for Edge. WWE.com published an interview with Matthews Friday night hinting at "controversy" that will be followed up on next week's SmackDown!. The site said, "Although Matthews wouldn't divulge who gave him the authority to be a WWE Official, the WWE Universe is left to wonder if Edge is still the World Heavyweight Champion and if Matthews's power as a WWE Official ultimately supersedes that of an angry 'acting' SmackDown! General Manager in Vickie Guerrero." Matthews also revealed in the interview that the NFL office "really didn't like" the involvement of the World Title belt during the Packers' victory celebration after winning the Super Bowl. "We didn't care, because we were having fun. It was fitting because we were World champions. That was his celebratory dance to let everyone know he had the title," Matthews said.
-- Dolph Ziggler posted the following on his Twitter… "Last night was a success! Kent State won the MAC Conference & I won the World Heavyweight Championship! Best Dolph Ziggler Day EVER! ;)"
-- A bunch of cool wrestling events are going on this weekend. Check it out:
The Baltimore Fan Convention is today at the Best Western BWI airport hotel starting at 9:00 AM EST. Featured wrestlers: Terry Funk, ECW Originals, Manny Fernandez, Nikolai Volkoff, Iron Sheik, Sonjay Dutt, Ox Baker, Luke Gallows, Headbangers, Sunny, Dawn Marie, Baby Doll, and Jonny Fairplay.
-- Here's WWE's weekend schedule:
-- Saturday, Feb. 12: Raw in Victoria, B.C.
-- Saturday, Feb. 12: SD in Lubbock, Tex.
-- Sunday, Feb. 13: Raw in Bakersfield, Calif.
-- Sunday, Feb. 13: SD in Canyon, Tex.
-- RAW is advertising WWE champion The Miz vs. Randy Orton, U.S. champion Daniel Bryan vs. Ted DiBiase, King Sheamus vs. John Morrison, C.M. Punk and John Cena (Cena won't be in Canada). Meanwhile, SmackDown!'s advertising World Champion Edge & Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio & Kane.
-- FCW is also touring this weekend. They're in Punta Gorda, FL tonight. There's a pre-show meet & greet sessions with WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes and Vickie Guerrero.