WWE Raw preview (correspondents needed), Vince McMahon address, John Cena returning, Dot Net Audio, Art Barr, Bruno Sammartino, Barry Darsow, Dixie Carter, Kaitlyn, AWA and UWF on ESPN Classic

Posted in: DOT NET DAILY
Oct 8, 2012 - 09:00 AM

By Jason Powell

-WWE Raw takes place tonight in Sacramento, California at Power Balance Pavilion. Vince McMahon will appear to deliver the State of WWE Address. WWE seems to be hinting that he will address A.J.'s future as the general manager. Join me for live coverage of Raw tonight beginning at 7:00 p.m. CT as the show airs on USA Network.

-John Cena will appear after taking a rare day off last week. Cena is not expected to wrestle despite being advertised to do so on the arena website, but tonight could be the night that they officially announced his match with C.M. Punk for the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view.

-We are looking for correspondents for tonight's WWE Raw in Sacramento and Tuesday's WWE Smackdown tapings in San Jose. If you are going to either show and want to help, contact me at

-Dot Net Members will be listening to my audio review of WWE Raw later tonight. Join us on the ad-free version of the website by signing up for membership now via

-WWE announced on Sunday that Arnold Schwarzenegger will serve as the social media ambassador for tonight's Raw.

-The late Art Barr was born on this date in 1986. Barr died on November 23, 1994 due to what was eventually ruled unknown circumstances. He did have alcohol and drugs in his blood stream.

-WWE Diva Kaitlyn (a/k/a Celeste Bonin) turned 26 on Sunday. She was born on October 7, 1986.

-TNA president Dixie Carter turned 48 on Saturday. She was born on October 6, 1964.

-WWE legend Bruno Sammartino celebrated his 76th birthday on Saturday. He was born on October 6, 1935. Sammartino is not in the WWE Hall of Fame. He has rejected the company's invitation on numerous occasions.

-Barry Darsow turned 53 on Saturday. He was born on October 6, 1959. Darsow is better known as Demolition Smash, Krusher Kruschev, Repo Man, and Blacktop Bully. His son Dakota has made multiple appearances for TNA this year.

-The following matches are listed for the 8:30 p.m. CT airing of the AWA on ESPN Classic: Col. DeBeers vs. Todd Becker, Brad Rheingans and Paul Diamond and Mr. Hughes vs. Texas Hangmen and Russian Brute, D.J. Peterson vs. Frankie DeFalco, Larry Zbyszko vs. Nikita Koloff.

-The classic UWF show airs on ESPN Classic at 9:30 p.m. CT with Jimmy Valiant vs. Viper II featured on the 30-minute show. Yes, they are airing these shows at the same time Raw will be airing.

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