WWE Smackdown taping in Cincinnati (correspondents needed), two dark main events, Dot Net Audio, Jim Cornette, Masa Chono, Bill Irwin, Global on ESPN Classic

Posted in: DOT NET DAILY
Sep 17, 2013 - 09:00 AM

By Jason Powell

-The WWE Smackdown taping will be held tonight in Cincinnati, Ohio at U.S. Bank Arena. The advertised talent pool for tonight's taping is Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Alberto Del Rio, The Shield, Dolph Ziggler, Rob Van Dam, Big Show, Antonio Cesaro, The Wyatt Family, Jack Swagger, Big E Langston, AJ Lee, and Kaitlyn.

-We are looking for correspondents for tonight's WWE Smackdown taping in Ottawa and Thursday's TNA Impact Wrestling television event in St. Louis, Mo. If you are going to the show and want to provide an additional perspective on the taping, send a report to me after the show via

-Dot Net Members are listening to the 45-minute WWE Raw audio review I recorded on Monday night, and the 97-minute audio review of WWE Night of Champions that Chris Shore and I recorded on Sunday night. 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.

-WWE is advertising a pair of dark main events for tonight's Smackdown taping - Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan for the World Heavyweight Championship, and Rob Van Dam, Big Show, and Mark Henry vs. The Shield in a six-man tag match.

-Legendary pro wrestling manager Jim Cornette is 52 today. He was born on September 17, 1961. Cornette finished his run with Ring of Honor nearly one year ago.

-Japanese pro wrestler Masahiro Chono is 50 today. He was born on September 17, 1963. Chono is scheduled to return to New Japan Pro Wrestling for a reunion match on October 3.

-Bill Irwin (a/k/a Barney Irwin) is 59 today. He was born on September 17, 1954. Irwin worked as The Goon in WWE in a silly hockey inspired gimmick in 1996. He also teamed with his late brother Scott as The Super Destroyers and The Long Riders before Scott's death on September 5, 1987 as a result of a brain tumor at age 35.

-A block of Global Supercard Wrestling airs on ESPN Classic tonight from 7:00 p.m. CT until 5:00 a.m. CT. There is no information listed about these shows.

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