WWE Smackdown in San Jose (correspondents needed), Randy Orton returning, WWE Main Event taping, Hulk Hogan media blitz, Eddie Guerrero, Stevie Richards, Rockin' Robin

Posted in: DOT NET DAILY
Oct 9, 2012 - 09:00 AM

By Jason Powell

-Tonight's WWE Smackdown taping will be held in San Jose, California at HP Pavilion. WWE is hyping that Randy Orton will appear on Smackdown, much to the chagrin of Alberto Del Rio. We are looking for correspondents for tonight's show. If you are going to the taping and want to help, contact me right away at

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-The WWE Main Event taping will take place prior to the Smackdown taping tonight. The advertised main event for Wednesday's television show is Randy Orton vs. Big Show. It will be interesting to see how long WWE gives away big matches on the ION Network show.

-Hulk Hogan is kicking off his two-day media blitz today with various appearances, including what should be a very interesting appearance on the Howard Stern show this morning. If you hear (or heard by now) this segment, you are encouraged to send a report to

-WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero was born on this date in 1967. He died on November 13, 2005 in a Minneapolis hotel room at age 38. He died from heart failure and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Guerrero's death led WWE to implement cardio testing procedures that may have saved the life of former WWE wrestler MVP, as it detected that he was suffering from a heart condition that was treated. Guerrero was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006 by Rey Mysterio, his nephew Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Chris Benoit. His wife Vickie Guerrero accepted the honor on his behalf.

-Veteran pro wrestler Stevie Richards (a/k/a Michael Manna) is 41 today. He was born on October 9, 1971.

-Former WWE women's wrestler Rockin' Robin (a/k/a Robin Smith) is 48 today. She was born on October 9, 1964. She is the brother of retired wrestler Sam Houston, and the half-sister of WWE legend Jake "The Snake" Roberts. Her father is longtime wrestler Grizzly Smith, who died in 2010.

-There are no pro wrestling shows listed for ESPN Classic tonight.

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