WWE Main Event, WrestleMania 30 press conference coverage, The Devils Ride gear, Chikara in Tampa and Orlando, Kevin Sullivan headlines IWA East Coast event, "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers, Antonio Inoki
By Jason Powell
-Big Show is featured prominently on WWE Main Event as he goes on a lengthy rampage. Join Chris Shore for live coverage as WWE Main Event airs on ION Network tonight beginning at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-The New Orleans Times-Picayune covered the WrestleMania 30 press conference. You can read their recap of the event with brief quotes from Vince McMahon and John Cena at NOLA.com.
-Thanks to everyone who took advantage of our 5th Birthday Membership sale. The members will be listening to the new Dot Net Countdown audio show featuring Will Pruett and Jake Barnett counting down the best and worst moments of the last week. Join us on the ad-free version of the website by signing up for membership now via the Dot Net Members' Signup Page.
-The Discovery network is getting behind the Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey produced show "The Devils Ride" by releasing a new round of merchandise. You can check it out at Store.Discovery.com.
-Chikara debuts in Tampa, Florida on March 8 at The Orpheum withe following advertised matches: 3.0 vs. The Devastation Corporation, Eddie Kingston vs. Amazing Kong, Jakob Hammermeier vs. Mark Angelosetti.
-Chikara will be in Orlando, Florida on March 9 at the Orlando Downtown Rec Center with the following advertised matches: Eddie Kingston vs. Green Ant, assailANT vs. Mark Angelosetti, Archibald Peck vs. Tim Donst, and Hallowicked. For more details on both Chikara events, visit ChikaraPro.com.
-IWA East Coast returns to Kings Way Center in Nitro, West Virginia on March 8. The show is headlined by Kevin Sullivan vs. Ron Mathis, plus Mad Man Pondo vs. Chance Prophet, Sami Callihan vs. Facade, and Irish Airborne defend the tag titles. For more details on the show, visit IWAeastcoast.net.
-The late "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers (a/k/a Herman Gustav Rohde, Jr.) was born on this date in 1921. The pro wrestling legend was the first man to hold the WWWF Championship and the NWA Championship. He died on June 26, 1992. He suffered three strokes, including two on the same day, prior to his death. He actually wrestled a comeback match at age 71 in the same year he died. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame posthumously in 1994.
-Japanese pro wrestling legend Antonio Inoki is 70 today. He was born on February 20, 1943. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2010.
-There are no pro wrestling shows listed for ESPN Classic tonight.
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