WWE Raw, Dot Net Audio, Smackdown live poll results, TLC poll, Great Muta, Sin Cara, Arik Cannon, Jamie Noble, Luke Gallows, Del Wilkes, Sin Cara, Diego of Los Matadores
By Jason Powell
-This will be the final Dot Net Daily article for at least couple of days due to the Christmas holiday. This feature will return on Thursday or Friday. Be safe during your holiday travels and on behalf of the entire staff we wish you a very Merry Christmas.
-WWE Raw was taped on Tuesday in Austin, Texas and is heavy on the Christmas theme. There will be a Jingle Bells Divas tag match, and the commercials for the shows tease "Good Santa" Mark Henry vs. "Bad Santa" Damien Sandow. The show is actually headlined by John Cena, C.M. Punk, and Big E Langston vs. Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Dean Ambrose in a six-man tag match. Put some brandy in your eggnog and join me tonight for live coverage as the show airs on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to my WWE Raw audio review tonight or on Tuesday morning. 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.
-33 percent of Dot Net Poll voters gave the WWE TLC pay-per-view a C grade. 30 percent of the voters gave the show a B grade. 18 percent gave the show a D. 11 percent felt it was an F. Only seven percent gave the show an A grade. Both Chris Shore and I settled in on a C grade in our TLC audio review that same night.
-88 percent of Dot Net Poll voters would like to see WWE Smackdown go live and change nights. Only 12 percent want the show to remain taped and air on Friday night. I'm definitely among the 88 percent. I dig the big show feel of a live show and I believe WWE could build up Smackdown as a "must see" weekly event.
-Japanese pro wrestling legend Keiji "Great Muta" Mutoh is 51 today. He was bornon December 23, 1962. He promotes the Wrestle-1 promotion and still wrestles occasionally.
-Independent wrestler and promoter Arik Cannon is 32 today. He was born on December 23, 1981.
-WWE producer Jamie Noble (a/k/a James Gibson) turned 37 on Sunday. He was born on December 23, 1976. I had the pleasure of watching him work a rare WWE match a Smackdown live event in a match against Fandango around this time last year.
-Former WWE and TNA wrestler Drew Hankinson (a/k/a Luke Gallows, Doc) turned 30 on Sunday. He was born on December 22, 1983. Hankinson continues to wrestle independently.
-For those who missed it on Sunday, WWE wrestler Sin Cara (a/k/a Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde) turned 31. He was born on December 22, 1982.
-Former WWE wrestler "The Patriot" Del Wilkes turned 52 on Saturday. He was born on December 21, 1961. Wilkes was in the midst of a good run as the masked Patriot character whenhe tore his triceps in 1997. He was released by WWE in 1998. The WWE entrance theme "Medal" was originally used for Wilkes and a later version was used for Kurt Angle.
-WWE wrestler Eddie Colon (a/k/a Diego of Los Matadores) turned 31 on Saturday. He was born on December 21, 1982. He wrestled as Primo prior to the Los Matadores gimmick.
-There are no pro wrestling shows listed for ESPN Classic this week.
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