By Jason Powell
-Happy New Year! With the new year comes change. You may have noticed new and improved apps on many platforms (be patient if the app has not updated on your phone). We are also in the process of overhauling the website to give you a new look and a better experience. The members’ switch should occur later today if all goes as planned, and you have obviously already noticed the change if you are reading this on the All Access website.
-I am also excited to announce that we will be providing more audio content in 2016 than ever before. Beginning today, we will be releasing new All Access audio content at least five days each week. I will share all the details in an audio update later today. It’s going to be a great 2016 and I think you will enjoy the changes. As always, your feedback is welcome via firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter.com/prowrestlingnet
-The first WWE Raw of 2016 takes place tonight in San Antonio, Texas at AT&T Center. Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship with Vince McMahon as special referee is the advertised main event. Join me for live coverage of Raw beginning with Raw Pre-Show notes as that show streams on WWE Network at 6:30 p.m. CT, and stick around for my actual live review as Raw airs on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s WWE Raw in San Antonio and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown television taping in Laredo, Texas If you are going to Raw, Smackdown, or any upcoming show and want to help us out with reports on the shows or live updates from tapings, contact me at email@example.com
-Dot Net Members will be listening to my WWE Raw audio review later tonight and my Q&A audio show this afternoon. Join us on the ad-free version of the website and special section of our free iPhone and Android apps by signing up for membership today via the Dot Net Members’ Signup Page.
-There is not a dark match advertised for tonight’s WWE Raw show.
Birthdays and Notables
-Jesse Ventura was sworn in as Governor of Minnesota on January 4, 1999.
-Jim Powers (a/k/a James Manley) is 58 today.
-WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross turned 64 on Sunday. My condolences on his beloved Oklahoma Sooners losing on New Year’s Eve.
-Former valet Precious (a/k/a Patti Williams) turned 61 on Friday. She married Jimmy Garvin in 1972 and they have two children together.
-Kimberly Page turned 46 on Friday.
-WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart turned 72 on Friday.
-Rodney Lienhardt of the Mean Street Posse celebrated his 45th birthday on Friday.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Allysin Kay discussing Friday's NWA Hard Times PPV on FITE.TV, Melina dropping an unexpected f-bomb on NWA Powerrr, the WWE Mae Young Classic experience, her time as Sienna in Impact Wrestling, working in Japan, the Tessa Blanchard controversy, and more...