By Jason Powell
-Rejoice, Denver Broncos fans! Perhaps you heard, my second favorite team won the Super Bowl last night. Why are they my second favorite team? When you are a Vikings fan you need to have a fallback plan. No, I didn’t jump on the bandwagon. My two favorite teams were once a combined 0-8 in the Super Bowl, so it’s a miracle that I didn’t just stop watching football. Congrats to the Carolina Panthers’ fans on a tremendous season. I know former Dot Net staffer Chris Shore is among the Carolina fans who are down today, but that’s a great young team and they should be even better once Kelvin Benjamin returns next year.
-WWE Raw takes place tonight in Seattle, Washington at Key Arena. Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman are advertised again this week. 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 Seattle and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown television taping in Portland, Oregon. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
-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.
-The advertised dark main event for Raw is Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens and Rusev.
Birthdays and Notables
-The late Freddie Blassie (a/k/a Fred Blassman) was born on February 8, 1918. He died on June 2, 2003 of kidney failure at age 85.
-Jim Neidhart is 61 today.
-The late Sherri Martel (a/k/a Sherri Schrull) was born on February 8, 1958. She died on June 15, 2007 of a prescription drug overdose at age 49.
-Big Show (a/k/a Paul Wight) is 44 today.
-Independent wrestler Corey Hollis turns 26 today.
-The late Hans Schmidt (a/k/a Guy Larose) was born on February 7, 1925. He died on May 26, 2012 at age 87.
-Konnor (a/k/a Ryan Parmeter) of The Ascension turned 36 on Saturday.