By Jason Powell
-The 2016 Dot Net Awards (a/k/a The Dotties) will start to be unveiled today along with our staff comments. You can still vote in each categories until we name the winner. Thanks to everyone who voted already. In a new twist, we hid the results of the polls so that it wouldn’t influence any voting and readers were only allowed to vote once in each category, so it will be interesting to see how it all played out.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show with Darren Gutteridge and I discussing the WWE Royal Rumble. Join us on the ad-free version of the site and access and our entire audio history by signing up for membership today via the Dot Net Members’ Signup Page.
-TNA Impact Wrestling features the Genesis theme and is headlined by Eddie Edwards vs. Lashley in a 30-minute Iron Man match for the TNA Title. Join me for live coverage of TNA Impact Wrestling as the show airs on Pop TV at 7CT/8ET.
-Paul “Triple H” Levesque will be hosting a conference call with the pro wrestling media this afternoon to promote the NXT Takeover: San Antonio event. We will run the conference call as today’s All Access Daily Podcast.
-We are looking for correspondents for the NXT live events listed below. If you are going to one of these events or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in a report, contact me at email@example.com
-NXT is in Houston, Texas at Revention Music Center tonight with the following advertised talent: Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode, Roderick Strong, Ember Moon, Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Akira Tozawa, Authors of Pain, The Revival, Nikki Cross, Billie Kay, Eric Young, Tye Dillinger, and No Way Jose.
-NXT is in Dallas, Texas at South Side Ballroom on Friday night with the same advertised talent as the Houston live event.
-NXT Takeover: San Antonio takes place on Saturday night in San Antonio, Texas at Freeman Coliseum. The event is headlined by Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bobby Roode for the NXT Championship. Join me for live coverage as the show streams on WWE Network beginning with the Kickoff Show at 6CT/7ET.
Birthdays and Notables
-Road Warrior Animal (Joe Laurinaitis) is 57.
-The Maestro (Rob Kellum) is 44.
-Taylor Wilde (Shantelle Malawski) is 31.
-Sasha Banks (Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado) is 25.
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...