WWE Smackdown taping in Des Moines (correspondents needed), Dot Net Awards 2013, Live audio show, Smackdown dark main events, Chris Sabin, Haku

Posted in: DOT NET DAILY
Feb 4, 2014 - 09:00 AM

By Jason Powell

-The WWE Smackdown taping will be held tonight in Des Moines, Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena. The advertised television main event is Randy Orton vs. Christian in a non-title match. WWE is also advertising Sheamus, Daniel Bryan, Alberto Del Rio, The Shield, Damien Sandow, The Shield, Triple H, and The Wyatt Family.

-We are looking for correspondents for tonight's WWE Smackdown taping in Des Moines. If you are going to the show and want to help, contact me right away at

-We will be unveiling the 2013 Dot Net Awards (a/k/a The Dotties) for several categories today. The voting for the categories was done by Dot Net readers in our polls throughout the month of January, and the official awards listing will include comments from each Dot Net staff member. Thanks to everyone who took part in the voting this year.

-Thanks to everyone who listened and called during last night's Live audio show. Remember, we are going live every Monday night shortly after Raw from now through the night after WrestleMania. I will appear on the show every week with various co-hosts, including Jake Barnett, who joined me last night. Chris Shore will be co-hosting next week' show, and Zack Zimmerman will be joining me on February 17. If you can't listen live, you can catch the replay on the Dot Net Members' website or at at

-Dot Net Members heard over six hours of exclusive audio content last week in addition to the All Access audio shows. If you enjoy our All Access audio, help support Dot Net by signing up for membership to the ad-free version of the website via the Dot Net Members' Signup Page.

-The dark main events advertised for tonight's WWE Smackdown taping is Sheamus vs. The Shield in a handicap match, and Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt.

-TNA wrestler Chris Sabin is 32 today. He was born on February 4, 1982.

-We're a day late on this one, but Tonga Fifita turned 55 on Monday. He was born on February 3, 1959. He worked as Haku and Meng and was known as one of the legit badasses of the business. Here's hoping he doesn't track me down for omitting his name from the list yesterday.

-There are no pro wrestling shows listed for ESPN Classic. The Global Supercard Wrestling shows will return on Thursday.

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