By Jason Powell
-Join us for Prowrestling.net Live today at 3CT/4ET at Blogtalkradio.com/prowrestlingdotnet. Will Pruett will be my co-host and we will take your phone calls on the day after the Royal Rumble. The show will return on Tuesday at 3CT/4ET.
-WWE Raw will be held tonight in Laredo, Texas at Laredo Energy Arena. WWE is advertising Brock Lesnar for the night after the Royal Rumble event. Join me for live Raw as the show airs on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-The WWE Smackdown crew is in Hidalgo, Texas at State Farm Arena with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. John Cena vs. Baron Corbin in a Triple Threat for the WWE Championship, Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship, American Alpha and Kalisto vs. Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, and Luke Harper (billed as being a tag title match), Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch for the Smackdown Women’s Championship, Dolph Ziggler vs. Apollo Crews, Nikki Bella and Naomi vs. Natalya and Carmella, and The Usos, Rhyno, and Heath Slater vs. Tyler Breeze, Fandango, and The Ascension.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to my Raw audio review late tonight (there will not be a Q&A show today due to the live broadcast). Join us on the ad-free version of the Prowrestling.net website and special section of our free iPhone and Android apps by signing up for membership today via the Dot Net Members’ Signup Page.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s WWE Raw in Laredo, tonight’s live event in Hidalgo, and Tuesday’s Smackdown in Corpus Christi, Texas. If you are going to Raw, Smackdown, or an upcoming live event and want to help us out with reports or live updates, contact me at email@example.com
-There are no dark main events advertised for tonight’s WWE Raw on the arena website. The recent dark matches have featured Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho.
Birthdays and Notables
-Becky Lynch (Rebecca Quin) is 30 today.
-Bob Holly (Robert Howard) turned 54 on Sunday.
-Sheamus (Stephen Farrelly) turned 39 on Saturday.
-Shark Boy (Dean Roll) turned 42 on Saturday.
The Best of The Boom features Jim Ross joining Jason Powell in this May 9, 2018 discussion regarding his relationship with Vince McMahon, why Vince sticks with Roman Reigns, how Triple H has changed over the years, and more. New episodes of the Boom are typically available mid-week...