Why Henry Did Not Replace Orton, CM Punk Gets Award Nod

Nick Paglino

Mark HenryWhy Henry Did Not Replace Orton

As we've been reporting, Randy Orton suffered a concussion on Raw this week and was subsequently pulled from the Elimination Chamber match this Sunday night. If you check out the Smackdown spoilers, you can find out who will replace him in the bout.

There was initial speculation that Mark Henry would be replacing Orton in the match, and The Wrestling Observer is reporting that while WWE did have Henry backstage at the tapings and the original plan was to have him win the battle royal to be Orton's replacement, it was ultimately decided to keep him out of the match to allow his body more time to rest.

CM Punk Gets Award Nod

WWE Champion CM Punk has been nominated for a 2012 Golden God Award in the category of Most Metal Athlete. The awards are published in Revolver Magazine, and Punk is nominated along with Gina Carano, Brian Deegan, Evan Longoria, Dirk Nowitzki and Mitch Petrus.

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