I hope very soon. I can't stand Vickie Guerrero (I have a gut feeling that Dolph Ziggler attacked Long so that Guerrero can be the permanent GM of SD) while SmackDown just isn't the same without the Dashing One. What do you think?
I've read that Mysterio handpicked Rhodes to be his Wrestlemania opponent, so Rhodes skipped the Royal Rumble to sell the intensity of their upcoming feud. He should be back right after EC. As for Long, I don't know.
Cody has broken nose and deviated septum so he needed surgery and some time-off, not to mention that he must be in angry, depressed state right now, with such high self-consciousness i doubt he wants to be in public places for some time [/kayfabe]. But i think Cody will return this friday, complete with a mask...and a new darker music perhaps? His current theme is epic but it's hard to take him seriously if he still comes out to that theme.
Teddy Long won't return as long as Ziggler is still getting pushed because Ziggler needs Vickie and Vickie needs the GM power to give Ziggler a lot of advantages to boost some heat for him, that's just my assumption. But i suspect that the "Chosen One" Drew McIntyre will come out and reinstates Kelly Kelly this friday (Drew is tight with Vince so he can do whatever he wants under Vince's permission), thus starting a rivalry with Ziggler and her girlfriend Vickie. The problem is, Vince is still in comma, but knowing WWE they will probably ignore that fact.
I'd guess at Cody interfering in the Elimination Chamber match and costing Mysterio.
Couldn't care less about Teddy, he just popped up every now and then to turn a fight into a tag-team watch expecting everyone to be excited that it will take place "right now".