By Jason Powell
-WWE Smackdown Live is in Corpus Christi at American Bank Center. Royal Rumble winner Randy Orton and new WWE Champion John Cena are scheduled to appear. Plus, the hype for the Elimination Chamber should be aggressive with the show less than two weeks away. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage as the show airs on USA Network at 7CT/8ET, and I’ll be by on Wednesday with my WWE Smackdown Hit List.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s Smackdown Live in Corpus Christi. If you are going to Smackdown or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in reports, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Dot Net Members are listening to my audio review of Raw, the 87-minute Royal Rumble audio review that Zack Zimmerman and I recorded, and my 34-minute audio review of the NXT Takeover: San Antonio special. 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.
-WWE’s 205 Live airs tonight on WWE Network. Join me for live coverage as the show streams at 9CT/10ET.
-The Talking Smack show airs on WWE Network at 9:45 CT/10:45 ET. John Moore will have his detailed review available on the main page on Wednesday morning.
-There advertised dark main event listed on the arena website for tonight’s WWE Smackdown is WWE Champion John Cena vs. AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship.
Birthdays and Notables
-Shohei “Giant” Baba died on January 31, 1999 at age 61 following a battle with cancer.