By Jason Powell
-WWE Smackdown features Kalisto vs. Alberto Del Rio for the U.S. Championship. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage as the show airs tonight on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show with FOX and Sporting News writer Brian Fritz and I discussing all the news of the week including the WWE Royal Rumble. The members will also be hearing Zack Zimmerman’s NXT audio review. They are also listening to my audio review of the TNA Impact Wrestling show.. Join us on the ad-free version of the website by signing up for membership today via the Dot Net Members’ Signup Page.
–We are looking for correspondents for the NXT weekend events. If you are going to a show and want to help, email me at email@example.com
-NXT is in Winter Haven, Florida at Winter Haven Armory tonight with the following advertised talent: Mojo Rawley, Zack Ryder, Emma, Asuka, Simon Gotch, Aiden English.
-NXT is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Turner Hall tonight with the following advertised talent: Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Bayley, Baron Corbin, and Apollo Crews.
-NXT is in Cocoa Beach, Florida at Cocoa Armory on Friday with the same advertised talent: Mojo Rawley, Zack Ryder, Emma, Asuka, Simon Gotch, Aiden English.
-NXT is in Green Bay, Wisconsin at Shopko Hall on Friday with the following talent: Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Bayley, Baron Corbin, and Apollo Crews.
-NXT is in Chicago, Illinois at Portage Theater with a doubleheader featuring Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Bayley, Baron Corbin, and Apollo Crews.
Birthdays and Notables
-WWE Hall of Famer Jim Duggan is 62 today.
-Ernest “The Cat” Miller is 52 today.
-Former WWE wrestler Gene Snitsky is 46 today.
-Mae Young died on January 14, 2014 at age 90.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest Court Bauer, who discusses MLW Saturday Night SuperFight, his mindset just days before the company's first pay-per-view, the $19.99 price point, future PPV possibilities, the free pre-show, former WWE and Lucha Underground creative force Chris DeJoseph joining the MLW staff, and more...