– Paul Bearer was in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama on Christmas Day when the devastating tornadoes touched down. Bearer tweeted today:

“You don’t know how much I appreciate those that asked about my family and myself after the tornadoes Christmas night. We are fine. Thanks. My thoughts and prayers are with my WWE Family traveling in the horrible weather; everyone traveling for that matter. Be safe and patient. When the tornadoes hit, I was in a local Emergency Room with my Mom, after taking my Dad there by ambulance. He is back at his nursing home.”

– The Rock is now confirmed for another SmackDown taping in 2013. He will be appearing at the January 22nd SmackDown tapings from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.

– R-Truth will reportedly be back on the road this coming week but is expected back in action in early January. Truth suffered a nasty gash on his knee in the match with Antonio Cesaro at WWE TLC. Apparently the injury came when Truth took a bump out of the ring and his knee landed on one of the props they had set around the ring.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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