By Jason Powell
-The penultimate edition of WWE Raw before WrestleMania 32 takes place tonight in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Wells Fargo Center. Roman Reigns and Triple H are advertised. However, Undertaker, Shane McMahon, and Brock Lesnar are not advertised for this 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 Philadelphia and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown television taping in Boston, Massachusetts. 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 the Dot Net Weekly audio show with special guest host Jim Ross joining Jason Powell to discuss WrestleMania 32 later this week. The 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 tonight’s WWE Raw is Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Chris Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt, Sheamus, and Kevin Owens. Obviously, it’s a dated listing due to Jericho’s heel turn.
Birthdays and Notables
-Chris Candido was born on March 21, 1972. He died on April 28, 2005 at age 33 due to a blood clot. He underwent surgery four days earlier for a fractured tibia and fibula suffered during a TNA match.
-Sting (a/k/a Steve Borden) turned 57 on Sunday.
-Perro Aguayo Jr. died at age 35 on March 20, 2015 when he suffered cardiac arrest due to a cervical stroke caused by three fractured vertebrae during a tag match in Tijuana, Mexico.
-AJ Lee (a/k/a April Brooks) turned 29 on Saturday.
-Matt Sydal turned 33 on Saturday.
-Former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas turned 54 on Saturday.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Ricky Starks on his NWA run, doing enhancement work for WWE, leaving NOLA due to Hurricane Katrina, the January 24 NWA Hard Times PPV on FITE.TV, his relationship with Nick Aldis, and much more...