WWE Network Launch, Raw in Green Bay, Prowrestling.net Live, Elimination Chamber audio review, Floyd Mayweather, Corey Graves, Super Calo, The Renegade
By Chris Shore
-The WWE Network launches today at 8:00 a.m. CT/9:00 a.m. ET. The "live" programming will begin with WrestleMania Rewind and continue on from there. The app was made available on PS3, PS4, and elsewhere over the weekend, but it requires signup codes to be activated by users. WWE is offering a one-week free trial that can be accessed via the WWE website.
-WWE Raw is live tonight from the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisc. Hulk Hogan, Undertaker, and Brock Lesnar are all scheduled to appear. With the WWE Network launch happening, not to mention the need to build matches for WrestleMania XXX, this Raw is expected to be packed with big stars and bigger angles. Join Jason Powell for live coverage of the show as it airs on USA at 8:00 p.m. CT. Jason or I may have coverage of the Raw pre-show on the network as well.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight's WWE Raw in Green Bay and Tuesday's WWE Smackdown in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. If you are going to either show and want to help, contact me right away at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Prowrestling.net Live airs tonight (10:30 p.m. CT/11:30 p.m. ET) just minutes after WWE Raw goes off the air. Jason Powell and I will discuss Raw and WWE Network launch day for the first 10-15 minutes of the show, and then begin taking your phone calls. We'll have additional details about Prowrestling.net live on the main page later today.
-Dot Net Members are listing to the 65-minute Elimination Chamber audio review with Zack Zimmerman and I. 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.
-Former WrestleMania participant Floyd Mayweather Jr. turns 37 today. Mayweather was supposed to come in and be a babyface to Big Show's heel, but the crowd found him dislikable instead so WWE changed course and ended up with a pretty good build for the match at WrestleMania XXIV.
-WWE developmental talent Corey Graves (a/k/a Matt Polinsky) turns 30 today. Graves has been signed to the NXT brand since 2011 where he was tag team champion with Adrian Neville.
-Former WCW cruiserweight Super Calo (a/k/a Rafael García) turns 43 today. Super Calo never made a big splash in WCW where he wrestled for only a year, but he did face Rey Mysterio Jr. for the Cruiserweight Championship before he left to return to Mexico.
-Former WCW wrestler The Renegade (a/k/a Richard "Rick" Wilson) committed suiced on this day in 1999. The WCW, and knock-off, version of the Ultimate Warior, Renegade's small momentum was killed when the real Ultimate Warrior took to magazines explaining that he wasn't the Renegade, and completely destroyed web Warrior showed up in WCW. He became a jobber until he was released, just two months before his death.
-There are no pro wrestling shows listed for ESPN Classic. The Global Supercard Wrestling show returns on Thursday night.
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