By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-ProWrestling.net Live returns today at 3CT/4ET. Will Pruett and I will be taking your calls coming out of Royal Rumble weekend. Will attended the Royal Rumble and NXT Takeover in Phoenix and will be doing the show from the host city. Listen live and call in via PWAudio.net.
-WWE Raw is in Phoenix, Arizona at Talking Stick Resort Arena with the night after the Royal Rumble edition featuring Seth Rollins making his first appearance since winning the men’s Rumble match. Join me for live coverage as Raw airs on USA Network tonight at 7CT/8ET. Dot Net Members will also hear my audio review afterward. The members are currently listening to the WWE Royal Rumble audio review that Jake Barnett and I recorded after the show last night.
-We are looking for reports from tonight’s WWE Raw and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live television event in Phoenix. If you are going to Raw, Smackdown, or an upcoming live event and want to help us out with off-air match result details, contact me at email@example.com
-There is not a Smackdown live event tonight.
-The advertised dark main events for Raw are Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins for the Intercontinental Championship, Finn Balor and Elias vs. Dean Ambrose and Drew McIntyre.
Birthdays and Notables
-Sheamus (Stephen Farrelly) is 41 today
-Seiya Sanada is 31 today.
-Shark Boy (Dean Roll) is 44 today.
-Andre the Giant (Andre Rene Roussimoff) died on January 27, 1993 at age 46 of congestive heart failure.
-Sasha Banks (Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado) turned 27 on Saturday.
-The Stro (Robert Kellum) turned 46 on Saturday.
-Volador Jr. (Ramón Ibarra Rivera) turned 38 on Saturday.
-Taylor Wilde (Shantelle Malawski) turned 33 on Saturday.
-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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The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest Todd Martin on his background, attending pro wrestling events in Japan, the NJPW G1 Tournament, why lucha libre companies haven't been as successful as NJPW in the United States, AEW optimism, covering pro wrestling and MMA, and more (68:57)...