Big Names & Hall of Fame Guest Ref Announced For WWE Smackdown in Philadelphia, JR Talks Zack Ryder

Josh Isenberg

Big Names and Matches Announced For WWE Smackdown

wwe smackdownA local ad ran in Philadelphia hyping the WWE Smackdown taping on January 7th. Advertised for the show is John Cena vs. Randy Orton in a "championship match." The special referee announced for the match is Mick Foley. Furthermore, Ryback, CM Punk, Triple H and The Shield have been advertised.

Jim Ross Talks Zack Ryder

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross updated his Questions and Answers part on his blog at Here is what he had to say regarding a question about Zack Ryder.

"Why does Ryder have to have done something wrong to be in the creative role that he's been currently cast. Remember, it's an entertainment show and men and women have TV personas that they have been cast. Hopefully, for you and other Ryder fans, he will be cast differently. I don't think enough fans take Ryder seriously enough. At times he's too comedic.

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