WWE Raw featuring The Rock, C.M. Punk vs. Ryback in a TLC match, Dot Net Awards, Raw tag match, Mr. Anderson, Gary Albright, Chavo Classic, C.W. Anderson, Jacqueline, Tony Halme

Posted in: DOT NET DAILY
Jan 7, 2013 - 09:00 AM

By Jason Powell

-Here we go! The holidays are over and WWE is presenting a loaded first edition of Raw for 2013. It feels like WrestleMania season kicks off with tonight's show. Raw takes place in Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Rock will make his return to Raw, and the television main event is C.M. Punk vs. Ryback in a TLC match for the WWE Championship. Join me for live coverage tonight beginning at 7:00 p.m. CT as the show airs on USA Network.

-We are looking for correspondents for the WWE Raw and Smackdown events this week. If you are going to either show and want to help, contact me right away at

-Dot Net members will be listening to my audio review of Raw after the show tonight. Join us on the ad-free version of the website by signing up for membership now via Dot Net Members' Signup Page.

-WWE is also advertising Jon Cena and Sheamus vs. Big Show and Dolph Ziggler for tonight's Raw show on the arena website. It may simply be the dark main event.

-The Pondersite (renamed in protest of soon to be former Vikings quarterback Joe Webb for today) Awards voting for 2012 began with the Best Tag Team of the Year category. Keep an eye out today for the unveiling of our second awards category. Note that you will decide the winners by voting in our polls, which are also accessible via our free apps.

-The late Gary Albright died on this date in 2000 at age 36. He in the ring while working a World Xtreme Wrestling show in Hazleton, Pa.

-Chavo Guerrero Sr. (a/k/a Salvador Guerrero) is 64 today. He was born on January 7, 1949.

-C.W. Anderson (a/k/a Chris Wright) is 42 today. He was born on January 7, 1971. He continues to work for the Extreme Rising promotion.

-TNA wrestler Mr. Anderson (a/k/a Ken Anderson) turned 37 on Sunday. He was born on March 6, 1976.

-Former TNA and WWE wrestler Jacqueline Moore turned 49 on Sunday. She was born on January 6, 1964.

-The late Tony Halme (a/k/a Ludvig Borga) was born on January 6, 1963. He died on January 8, 2010 of a self-inflicted gunshot.

-There are no pro wrestling shows listed for ESPN Classic tonight.

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