- Thanks to Devin Cutting, here is the updated WWE TV tapings schedule for December:
* December 16th - TLC from Brooklyn
* December 17th - RAW live from Philadelphia
* December 18th - RAW taping (Christmas Eve episode) in Pittsburgh
* December 19th - SmackDown taping (2 episodes) in Rochester, NY
"It's hard to believe Dwyane Johnson almost never became The Rock. And the irony is that it was his failure in one arena—literally—that led to his success in another. Johnson was on a full scholarship at the University of Miami, suiting up with Ray Lewis and Warren Sapp. When a back injury sidelined his career for good—even the CFL couldn't find a place for him—he turned to pro wrestling. Unbelievably, that required trimming down—going from 280 to 260 pounds. Under his new persona, The Rock, Johnson quickly became a fan favorite—and it wasn't long before Hollywood saw his potential as a bankable star. And so for his role in The Mummy Returns, The Rock slimmed down yet again, shedding another 15 pounds in 4 months using a high-intensity resistance-training program."