WWE in New York, Detroit, Chicago, Hartford (correspondents needed), John Cena back in the ring, WWE Smackdown replay, Chris Hero, Michael DiBiase

By Jason Powell

-Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrate the holiday. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and safe travels to those venturing out for the holiday weekend. This will be the last Dot Net Daily of the week, so I am including covering the weekend house show lineups below. We will not have a Dot Net Weekly episode this week due to the holiday.

-The WWE Smackdown television show airs in its usual 7:00 p.m. CT time slot on USA Network is a replay of Tuesday’s live special that originally aired on USA network. The show features New Day vs. The Lucha Dragons for the WWE Tag Team Championship, and Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens for the Intercontinental Title.

-WWE is in New York, New York at Madison Square Garden on Saturday with the following advertised lineups: Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena for the U.S. Championship, Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens for the Intercontinental Championship.

-WWE is in Detroit, Michigan at Joe Louis Arena with the following advertised matches: Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Kane vs. Bray Wyatt, New Day vs. The Prime Time Players vs. The Lucha Dragons for the WWE Tag Team Championship.

-WWE is in Hartford, Connecticut at XL Center on Sunday with the following advertised matches: Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena for the U.S. Championship, Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens for the Intercontinental Championship.

-WWE is in Chicago, Illinois at Allstate Arena on Sunday with the following advertised matches: Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Kane vs. Bray Wyatt, New Day vs. The Prime Time Players vs. The Lucha Dragons for the WWE Tag Team Championship.

-Chris Hero (a/k/a Chris Spradlin) is 36 today. He was born on December 24, 1979. He worked as Kassius Ohno in NXT, and has been working independently since he was released by WWE on November 8, 2013.

-Michael DiBiase was born on December 24, 1923. He died on July 2, 1969 at age 45 when he suffered a heart attack in the ring. He is the adoptive father of Ted DiBiase, and the grandfather of Ted Jr., Mike, and Brett DiBiase.


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