WWE Royal Rumble weekend, NXT Takeover, WWE in Wilkes-Barre, Baltimore, Richmond (reports needed), next ROH, Impact Wrestling, and Evolve dates, Sasha Banks, Road Warrior Hawk, Volador Jr.,Taylor Wilde, The Stro

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

-The WWE Royal Rumble will be held on Sunday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Wells Fargo Center. The show features a 30-man Royal Rumble, the first 30-woman Royal Rumble, and four additional title matches. Join me for live coverage on Sunday beginning with the two-hour Kickoff Show at 4CT/5ET. Dot Net Members will hear an exclusive audio review hosted by Jake Barnett and I on Sunday night.

-The NXT Takeover: Philadelphia event will be held on Saturday night in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Wells Fargo Center. The show is headlined by Andrade Almas vs. Johnny Gargano for the NXT Championship. Join John Moore for live coverage beginning with the pre-show at 6CT/7ET. I will be by after the show with my members’ exclusive audio review.

-We are looking for correspondents for the following WWE live events. If you are attending an upcoming show and want to help, send your report (or basic results) to dotnetjason@gmail.com

-WWE is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania at Mohegan Sun Arena tonight with the following advertised lineup: Roman Reigns vs. The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship, Braun Strowman vs. Kane, Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan vs. Sheamus and Cesaro for the Raw Tag Titles, Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt.

-WWE is in Baltimore, Maryland at Royal Farms Arena on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Brock Lesnar vs. Kane for the WWE Universal Championship, Roman Reigns vs. The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship, Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan vs. Sheamus and Cesaro for the Raw Tag Titles.

-WWE is in Richmond, Virginia at The Coliseum on Saturday with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens (w/Sami Zayn) in a cage match for the WWE Championship, The Usos vs. Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin vs. The Bludgeon Brothers in a Triple Threat for the Smackdown Tag Titles.

-The next Ring of Honor show will be held on February 9 in Concord, North Carolina at Cabarrus Arena for the Queen City Excellence TV tapings. The promotion will be in Atlanta, Georgia at Center Stage the next night with a live events.

-The next Evolve dates are February 17 in Queens, New York for Evolve 100, and February 18 in Joppa, Maryland for Evolve 101.

-The next Impact Wrestling event is April 6 in New Orleans, Louisiana as part of Wrestlecon during WrestleMania weekend. The company will also hold the “Redemption” pay-per-view on April 22 at a location still be be announced.

Birthdays and Notables

-Sasha Banks (Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado) is 26.

-The Stro (Robert Kellum) is 45.

-Volador Jr. (Ramón Ibarra Rivera) is 37.

-Taylor Wilde (Shantelle Malawski) is 32.

-The late Road Warrior Hawk (Mike Hegstrand) was born on January 26, 1957. He died of a heart attack at age 46 on October 19, 2003.


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