WrestleMania 29 week begins with WWE Raw in Washington, D.C. (correspondents needed), Raw dark match, Jesse Sorensen, Mike Rotunda, Zack Gowen, Trent Barreta, Allison Danger, AWA and UWF on ESPN Classic

Posted in: DOT NET DAILY
Apr 1, 2013 - 09:00 AM

By Jason Powell

-WrestleMania 29 week begins today with WWE Raw in Washington, D.C. at Verizon Center. It's all hands on deck for the go-home show, as The Rock, The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, and Triple H are all advertised. WWE needs a home run tonight after delivering two poor editions of Raw and then a ho-hum show last week. Join me for live coverage tonight beginning at 7:00 p.m. CT.

-We are looking for correspondents for tonight's WWE Raw event. If you are going to the show and want to help, contact me right away at

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-The dark main event for tonight's WWE Raw show is John Cena, Sheamus, and Ryback vs. The Shield in a six-man tag match.

-TNA wrestler Jesse Sorensen is 24 today. He was born on April 1, 1989. Sorensen has yet to wrestle since he suffered C-1 vertebrae fracture at the February 12, 2012 Against All Odds pay-per-view. He has been working behind the scenes for TNA in television production.

-Allison Danger (a/k/a Cathy Corino) turned 36 on Sunday. He was born on March 31, 1977.

-WWE agent Mike Rotunda (a/k/a Lawrence Michael Rotunda) turned 55 on Saturday. He was born on March 30, 1958. One can only assume we will get an appearance from his IRS character as April 15 approaches.

-Former NWA Champion Ron Garvin (a/k/a Roger Barnes) turned 68 on Saturday. He was born on March 30, 1945.

-Former WWE wrestler Trent Barreta (a/k/a Greg Marasciulo) celebrated his 26th birthday on Saturday. He was born on March 30, 1987.

-Former WWE wrestler Zach Gowen turned 30 on Saturday. He was born on March 30, 1983. Gowen continues to work on the independent scene.

-The following matches are listed for the 8:30 p.m. CT airing of the AWA on ESPN Classic: The Midnight Rockers in action, Hernandez vs. The Barbarian, Curt Hennig vs. Glover, Larry Zbyszko vs. Scott LeDoux.

-The following matches are listed for the 9:30 p.m. CT airing of the UWF on ESPN Classic: Bob Orton Jr. vs. Sonny Blaze, Col. DeBeers vs. Iceman Parsons.

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