By Jason Powell
-WWE Smackdown features Roman Reigns and The Usos vs. AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, and Doc Gallows in a six-man tag team rematch from Monday’s Raw, plus Sami Zayn appearing on Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel talkshow. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage as the show airs tonight on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-Dot Net Members are listening to a special two-hour edition of the Dot Net Weekly audio show! Will Pruett and I started the annual WWE roster evaluation series with the current champions and wrestlers listed A-C on the WWE website. The series gets great feedback from the listeners and is one of our biggest audio features of the year. Plus, the members also heard my TNA Impact Wrestling audio review on Wednesday, and today they will hear Zack Zimmerman’s NXT audio review and Darren Gutteridge and Haydn Gleed’s ROH TV audio review. Join us today by signing up via the Dot Net Members’ Signup Page.
–We are looking for correspondents for this week’s NXT live events. If you are going to any upcoming show and want to help us out with a report or even the basic results of a show, email me at email@example.com
-NXT is in Salina, Kansas at the Bicentennial Center tonight with the following advertised talent: Finn Balor, Bayley, Asuka, Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura, Austin Aries, No Way Jose, Eva Marie, Chad Gable, and Jason Jordan.
-NXT is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at Cox Convention Center on Friday with the same talent crew plus Tye Dillinger is also listed on the WWE website.
-NXt is in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Cox Business Center on Saturday with the same crew as the two previous nights.
Birthdays and Notables
-Hiroshi Hase is 55. The former pro wrestler serves as the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
-WWE referee Chad Patton is 40 today.
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...