– Due to the holiday season, a majority of the superstars on both the RAW and SmackDown brands will be getting time off.
– A good portion of the SmackDown superstars are currently overseas in Iraq and will be taping a special Holiday episode that will air next Thursday (December 23rd) on UPN. Also, RAW this Monday night will be a special “Best of 2004” edition.
– According to WWE.com, the RAW brand returns December 27 for WWE RAW live on Monday in Biloxi, MS. The SmackDown brand returns the following night on December 28 for the SmackDown tapings in New Orleans, LA.