WrestleMania 30 pre-show note, Dot Net Countdown Show, Shimmer main event for WrestleMania weekend, Jim Ross, Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, and WrestleMania podcasts, last Raw before WWE Payback, Sylvain, Mike Mondo

Posted in: DOT NET DAILY
Mar 26, 2014 - 09:00 AM

By Jason Powell

-WWE has updated their WrestleMania Pre-Show advertising and it now lists both hours being available on WWE Network. Originally, the first hour was advertised for social media outlets only. The second hour is still listed as a WWE Network exclusive, though one has to wonder whether it will show up on the official pay-per-view channel. Fans outside the United States who can't order WWE Network have expressed concern that they will end up missing the pre-show match that will air on the second hour. At this point, WWE has not indicated whether there's a solution to this issue. Of course, we will have live coverage of WrestleMania 30 beginning with the pre-shows on WrestleMania Sunday.

-Dot Net Members are slated to hear the new Dot Net Countdown Show today with Jake Barnett and Will Pruett. Will joined me on Monday night for Live If you enjoy our All Access audio, help support Dot Net by signing up for membership to the ad-free version of the website via the Dot Net Members' Signup Page.

-Big E defended the Intercontinental Title against the winner of an Alberto Del Rio vs. Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler Triple Threat match on WWE Main Event Live on Tuesday. The show aired live on WWE Network last night, but it will be shown in the usual 7:00 p.m. CT time slot on ION Network tonight. Ryan Kester covered the show last night, so if you like to follow along with his coverage on Wednesdays, you can find his Tuesday review in our WWE TV section.

-The Shimmer promotion announced that the main event of the Shimmer 62 event that will be held on April 5 is Cheerleader Melissa vs. LuFisto for the Shimmer Title in a best of three falls match with a 90-minute time limit. The show will be held at McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are being sold through the World Wrestling Network. For more details, visit

-The last Raw before the WWE Payback pay-per-view will be held on May 26 in Knoxville, Tennessee. [Thanks to Dot Net reader George W]

-Jim Ross's new Ross Report podcast features soon to be WWE Hall of Famer Amy "Lita" Dumas. Steve Austin's latest podcast features him answering more fan questions. Chris Jericho's latest podcasts feature actor/director Eli Roth and The Miz. The new "30 Years of WrestleMania" podcast also features Lita. You can find all of these interviews at

-Former WWE wrestler Sylvain Grenier is 37 today. He was born on March 26, 1977.

-Former WWE wrestler Mike Mondo (a/k/a Mike Brendli) is 31 today. He was born on March 26, 1983. He worked as a member of The Spirit Squad during his WWE run. He also spent time with Ring of Honor and continues to work on the independent scene.

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