With TLC set to emanate from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sunday, the WWE is nearing the road to WrestleMania. Not only has that led to some intensified storylines, but there is also plenty going on behind the scenes that promises to set the stage for the biggest stretch of the year for WWE.
This week's biggest story is unquestionably The Rock's status between now and WrestleMania. We already know that he'll be challenging for the WWE Championship at Royal Rumble and he'll be wrestling someone at WrestleMania, but new details emerged this week that could shed some more light on his involvement.
Also, a major star in addition to WWE Champion CM Punk may be on the shelf with an injury, while another top star returned to action on Raw. Speaking of Raw, the upcoming edition of WWE's flagship show will be a special one as the Slammy Awards make their return.
Learn about all of that and much more as I break down the biggest WWE news and rumors for the week beginning on Dec. 9.