By Jason Powell
-WrestleMania weekend is here! There are so many events taking place that we will have a rare Saturday edition of Dot Net Daily. Please note that we are looking for correspondents for all of the WrestleMania weekend events. If you are going to a show and want to help by sending in a report or even the basic results, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will be held tonight in Orlando, Florida at the Amway Center. The live broadcast begins at 7CT/8ET and there will be a one-hour Red Carpet special in the hour leading up to the ceremony on the WWE Network. The Hall of Fame class is headlined by Kurt Angle. Join me for live coverage of the event tonight as it airs.
-WrestleMania Axxess runs tonight with from 5 p.m. ET to 9 p.m. ET at the Orange County Convention Center. Shinsuke Nakamura is doing a VIP Premium signing at 5ET, and Seth Rollins will be taking part in a VIP autograph session at 7ET, plus there will be matches held throughout the weekend. The talent listed for the general admission autograph signings are Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman, The Usos, Naomi, R-Truth, Goldust, Heath Slater, Rhyno and Asuka.
-There will also be an early Saturday morning session for Axxcess beginning at 8 a.m. ET. The first Premium VIP session features Roman Reigns at 10 a.m. ET. Samoa Joe (8 a.m.) and Nikki Bella (10 a.m.) will be taking part in VIP sessions. The following are the talents advertised for the general admission signings: Mark Henry, American Alpha, Lana, Neville, Jinder Mahal, Mojo Rawley, Bo Dallas, and Summer Rae.
-Dot Net Members are listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show with John Canton of The John Report and I discussing all things WrestleMania weekend. 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.
-Progress Wrestling is in Orlando at Orlando Live Events Center at 12 p.m. ET with Tyler Bate vs. Mark Andrews for the WWE UK Championship. The promotion is also advertising Pete Dunne, Trent Seven, Zack Sabre Jr., Shane Strickland, and Sami Callihan.
-Evolve 81 will be held today at 4 p.m. ET at Orlando Live Events Center in Fenn Park, Florida with the following top matches: Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Michael Elgin, Fred Yehi vs. Matt Riddle, Keith Lee vs. Donovan Dijak, Drew Galloway vs. Lio Rush, and more. The show is available via FloSlam.TV.
-Rev Pro is Orlando at the Wyndham Resort at 4 p.m. ET. with the following top matches: Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Penta El Zero M, King Ricochet vs. Marty Scurll, Jay White vs. Sami Callihan, Rey Fenix vs. Will Ospreay, Martin Stone vs. Jeff Cobb.
-The WrestleCon SuperShow will be held in Orlando at the Wyndham Resort at 8:30 ET with the following top matches: Matt and Jeff Hardy vs. Penta El Cero Miedo and Rey Fenix, Jeff Cobb vs. Lashley, 10-man captain’s match with Team Will Ospreay vs. Team Ricochet, and a WrestleCon Rumble.
-Chikara is in Orlando at Orlando Live Events Center at 8 p.m. ET
-Kaiju Big Battel is Orlando at Orlando Live Events Center at midnight ET. The show is available via FloSlam.TV.
Birthdays and Notables
-Allison Danger (Cathy Corino) is 40.
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...