By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-Happy New Year! Here’s wishing everyone (even Haydn Gleed) a great 2019.
-The New Year’s Day edition of WWE Smackdown was taped on Saturday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is headlined by a five-way match to determine who will challenge Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble. Join me for live coverage of Smackdown as the show airs tonight at 7CT/8ET. Jake Barnett has the night off for the holiday, but he will return with his usual live coverage next week. Dot Net Members will hear my audio review of this show on Wednesday due to the holiday.
Birthdays and Notables
-Jimmy Hart is 76.
-Precious (Patricia Williams) is 64.
-Rodney Lienhardt of the Mean Street Posse is 48.
-Kimberly Page (Kimberly Bacon) is 50.
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