WWE Smackdown taping in Grand Rapids (correspondents needed), $1 Dot Net Membership deal, Prowrestling.net Live audio show, Maryse, Alex Koslov, Arnold Skaaland, Ivan Putski, Brian Hildebrand, Sandy Barr
By Jason Powell
-The WWE Smackdown taping will be held tonight in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Van Andel Arena. WWE is advertising C.M. Punk, The Shield, Daniel Bryan, Big Show, Triple H, The Wyatt Family, Dolph Ziggler, and Cody Rhodes.
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-Former WWE Diva Maryse Ouellet is 31 today. She was born on January 21, 1983. Maryse is engaged to WWE wrestler Mike "The Miz" Mizanin.
-Independent wrestler Alex Koslov (a/k/a Alex Sherman) is 30 today. He was born on January 21, 1984. Koslov and his partner Rocky Romero work as Forever Hooligans.
-WWE Hall of Famer Arnold Skaaland was born on January 21, 1925. He died on March 13, 2007 at age 82. Skaaland was a wrestling and also served as the manager for Bruno Sammartino and Bob Backlund during their (W)WWF Title reigns. He was also a shareholder in Capitol Wrestling Corporation, which was the parent company of the WWWF. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1994 and was presented by Shane McMahon.
-WWE Hall of Famer Ivan Putski (a/k/a Jozef Bednarski) is 73 today. He was born on January 21, 1941. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995 and presented by his son Scott Putski.
-Late pro wrestling referee Brian Hildebrand was born on January 21, 1962. He died on September 8, 1999 after a bout with stomach and bowel cancer. He was a beloved figure in the pro wrestling industry and worked as a referee just days prior to his death.
-The late Sandy Barr (a/k/a Ferrin Barr) was born on January 21, 1938. He died on June 2, 2007 at age 69. Following his active wrestler days, Barr worked as a promoter, a referee, and a trainer. He is the father of the late Art Barr, who worked as the Love Machine in Mexico and also as Jimmy Jack Funk in WWE.
-There are no pro wrestling shows listed for ESPN Classic tonight.
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