- WWE Champion CM Punk is said to be very pleased with his character turning heel. Punk had a great run as the #2 babyface in WWE behind John Cena, but it was apparent that Cena is WWE's "superhero" and he can have a greater impact as the top villain.
- Randy Orton remains adamant that he wants to wrestle as a heel. WWE is not yet comfortable with Sheamus being able to carry the load on SmackDown as the top drawing babyface, which has kept them from letting Orton return to his preferred role.
There was talk at this week's tapings was that by the time Orton finishes filming the WWE Studios film 12 Rounds, Dolph Ziggler might cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase and win the World Heavyweight Title from Sheamus. This would set up a Orton vs. Ziggler World Heavyweight Title feud.
- As of this week, WWE is still set on having Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 29. John Cena vs. The Rock is still being discussed for the show, but their rematch could happen at the Royal Rumble. WWE is aware that the top 2 matches at WrestleMania 29 being rematches could hurt the show's box office appeal.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter