WWE Smackdown taping in Phoenix (correspondents needed), Prowrestling.net Live note, Dot Net Audio, WWE Main Event coverage, Lilian Garcia, Tim Horner, Percy Watson, Skandor Akbar
By Jason Powell
-The WWE Smackdown taping will be held tonight in Phoenix, Arizona at U.S. Airways Arena. The advertised televised match is Rob Van Dam vs. Randy Orton. The additional advertised talent on the WWE website are John Cena, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Triple H, and Kane.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight's WWE Smackdown taping in Phoenix. If you are going and want to help, contact me right away at email@example.com.
-Thanks to everyone who listened and called during last night's Prowrestling.net Live audio show and throughout our entire first season. We wrapped up the show's first season last night, but I will be recording Raw audio reviews primarily as member exclusive shows until we return with the second season of the live shows in January. The original plan was to do the live show for WrestleMania season only, but we extended it to the night after SummerSlam. We may sprinkle in the occasional live show as well on Monday nights. I had a lot of fun and a big thanks goes out to my various co-hosts including Chris Shore, Will Pruett, Jake Barnett, Zack Zimmerman, "MIA" Jeff Lutz, and Brian Fritz, as well as all the callers, chatters, and listeners.
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-Join me for live coverage of WWE Main Event Live as it streams on WWE Network tonight beginning at 7:00 p.m. CT. -There is not a dark match advertised for Smackdown on the arena website.
-WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia is 48 today. She was born on August 19, 1966. Garcia started working for WWE as a ring announcer on August 23, 1999. She left the company in 2009 and returned in 2011.
-Former pro wrestler Tim Horner is 55 today. He was born on August 19, 1959. He wrestled a match in June 2013 at a memorial event that was held for his longtime tag partner Brad Armstrong.
-Former WWE developmental wrestler Percy Watson (a/k/a Nick McNeil) is 33 today. He was born on August 19, 1981. Watson took part in the second season of NXT and then worked in developmental until he was released in May 2013.
-The late Skandor Akbar (a/k/a Jimmy Wehba) died on August 19, 2010. The longtime wrestler turned manager died after a battle with prostate cancer.
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