WWE Smackdown taping with The Rock and C.M. Punk in Sacramento (correspondents needed), TNA British Bootcamp finale, WWE TV ratings delayed, WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard, AWA on ESPN Classic

Posted in: DOT NET DAILY
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:00 AM

By Jason Powell

-The WWE Smackdown tapings will be held tonight in Sacramento, California at Sleep Train Arena. The Rock and C.M. Punk are both advertised for tonight's taping so it appears they will continue to hype their Royal Rumble main event on Friday night's television show. I'm not sure why this wasn't emphasized on Raw, where they showed the generic Randy Orton commercial for Smackdown.

-We are looking for correspondents for tonight's WWE Smackdown taping in Sacramento, California, and all of the TNA events that will be held in the UK this week. If you are going to any of those shows and want to help, contact me at

-My 53-minute WWE Raw audio review is available to everyone as an All Access audio show this week. If you enjoy our free audio, please note that we generally have at least six hours of exclusive audio content that is only available to Dot Net Members. This week includes our WWE Royal Rumble preview edition of Dot Net Weekly on Thursday, as well as the Royal Rumble audio review with Chris Shore and I on Sunday night. Join us on the ad-free version of the website by signing up for membership today via the Dot Net Members' Signup Page.

-The season finale of British Bootcamp will air tonight at at 10 p.m. in the UK on Challenge TV. I ran my reviews of the first three episodes on Monday. I will have my reviews of episodes four and five on the site today.

-Today is the only off day the TNA crew has during it's overseas run. They were in Dublin, Ireland on Monday, and will continue the tour with a show in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday. We are looking for correspondents for all of the tour dates. If you are attending a TNA live event on the Road to Lockdown tour, you are encouraged to send a report to

-The WWE Smackdown ratings were delayed on Monday due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. We should have that information today. There's no word yet as to whether the Raw ratings will be pushed back as a result of the holiday.

-WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard is 59 today. He was born on January 22, 1954. Blanchard was inducted into the WWE hall of Fame as a member of the Four Horsemen last year.

-The following matches are listed for the 11:00 p.m. CT airing of the AWA on ESPN Classic: Tommy Jammer vs. Brickhouse Brown, John Nord vs. The Menace, Texas Hangmen vs. Tyler and Magnum, Mr. Saito vs. Todd Becker, John Nord vs. The Sheik.

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