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THE ROCK DOES SOMETHING THAT HASN'T BEEN DONE IN A LONG TIMES, STEPHANIE MCMAHON ON THE ROAD IN ONE OF HER FAVORITE PLACES, ESPN CHANNELING PWI, PUNK TO TEAM WITH ZIGGLER NEXT WEEK, BILLY GUNN WORKING NXT AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2013-01-29 13:57:33

Stephanie McMahon-Levesque was backstage at Raw last night and is pictured in a WWE.com story about her father's "injury" at the hands of Brock Lesnar on Raw.  Stephanie doesn't go on the road every week but the Rumble weekend is obviously one of the biggest of WWE's year.  In addition to that, her and husband Triple H are huge fans of Las Vegas and come here as often as they can.  Can't say I blame them on that one.

The Rock actually did a localized promo last night for the Raw broadcast that will take place in Philadelphia on 3/25. It is the first time in forever that I can remember a worker doing that. Obviously they were trying to sell tickets.

ESPN.com doing WWE rankings was not a one time thing.  They have done another list today, with The Rock at number one.  I guess they are channeling Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine.  You can see the whole list by clicking here.

Jim Ross posted his latest blog.  You can read it by clicking here.

Jeff Richardson sent word that during Raw last night they advertised a (probably dark) CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler vs. John Cena and Ryback match for next week's Raw in Atlanta.

Chris Yandek interviewed the legendary Paul Bearer about a number of topics.  You can read it by clicking here.

Devin Cutting reporting. ... Billy Gunn will be appearing at several NXT house shows in February of 2013. Here are the dates & locations:

* February 13th - National Guard Armory in Orlando, Florida

* February 17th - National Guard Armory in Brooksville, Florida

* February 22nd - National Guard Armory in Jacksonville, Florida