WWE Royal Rumble weekend, WWE in Pennsylvania and Ohio (correspondents needed), ROH in Pittsburgh (correspondents needed) Gary Hart, Mike Awesome, Akira Maeda
By Jason Powell
-The WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view takes place on Sunday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Consol Energy Center. The event is headlined by the 30-man Royal Rumble match and Randy Orton vs. John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Join me and Chris Shore for live coverage of the Royal Rumble beginning with the Kickoff Show coverage at 6:30 p.m. CT. Chris and I will be getting together after the show for the Dot Net Member exclusive Royal Rumble review.
-We are looking for correspondents for the WWE and ROH live events listed below. If you are attending one of the shows listed below and want to help, send your report (or basic results) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-WWE is in State College, Pa. at Bryce Jordan Center tonight with the following lineup: Randy Orton vs. John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and Goldust and Cody Rhodes vs. The Real Americans for the WWE Tag Team Championship.
-WWE is in Canton, Ohio at Canton Cvic Center on Saturday with the following lineup: Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt in a cage match, Goldust and Cody Rhodes vs. The Shield vs. The Real Americans in a Triple Threat tag match for the WWE Tag Team Championship.
-WWE is in Reading, Pa. at Santander Arena on Saturday with the following lineup: Randy Orton vs. John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and Big Show vs. Kane.
-Ring of Honor is in Pittsburgh, Pa. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Saturday with Adam Cole and Matt Hardy vs. Chris Hero and Michael Elgin vs. The Briscoes in a three-way elimination tag match, and Paul London vs. Roderick Strong in a best of three falls match for an ROH Title shot at the February 8 event in San Antonio Texas.
-The late Gary Hart (a/k/a Gary Williams) was born on January 24, 1942. He died on March 16, 2008 following a heart attack. By the way, I can't recommend Hart's book "My Life in Wrestling...With a Little Help From My Friends" enough.
-The late Mike Awesome (a/k/a Mike Alfonso) was born on January 24, 1965. He took his own life on February 17, 2007.
-Japanese pro wrestling legend Akira Maeda is 55 today. He was born on January 24, 1959.
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