The past week has certainly been an eventful one in the WWE. TLC took place this past Sunday, a live edition of SmackDown aired on Tuesday, Tribute to the Troops aired on Wednesday and a number of shows were taped ahead of time in order to compensate for the upcoming holidays.
When you add in the fact that the Royal Rumble is a little over a month away and the road to WrestleMania is essentially in full swing, it's certainly a great time to be a WWE fan. With so much happening, it's difficult to pick out one highlight for the week, but the debut of Big E Langston has the WWE Universe buzzing.
The NXT champion debuted to assist Dolph Ziggler against John Cena on Raw and figures to be a key figure moving forward.
Several announcements were also made regarding the WWE's immediate future. One of them is the anticipated return date of The Rock ahead of his match at the Royal Rumble, while the other is a WWE championship match set for the first Raw of the new year.
If that isn't enough, a WWE legend and Hall of Famer finally returned to the company on Monday, while a popular star is nursing an injury that could keep him out of action.
Read about that and much more as I analyze the biggest news stories and rumors regarding the WWE for the week beginning on Dec. 16.