WWE Smackdown taping in Houston (correspondents needed), TNA Impact Wrestling, NXT in Tampa, Dot Net Weekly, Kenzo Suzuki, "Whipper" Billy Watson, AWA on ESPN Classic

Posted in: DOT NET DAILY
Jul 25, 2013 - 09:00 AM

By Chris Shore

-WWE is taping next week's Smackdown television show in Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center tonight. C.M. Punk, Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio, Rob Van Dam, and Sheamus are among the notable names advertised for the taping. We are looking for correspondents for tonight's taping. If you are going to the show and want to help, contact

-TNA Impact Wrestling was taped last week and features an Ultimate X match to crown a new X Division Champion, plus AJ Styles faces Jeff Hardy in a Bound for Glory series match. Join me for live coverage as the show airs on SpikeTV at 8:00 p.m. CT.

-WWE NXT is live tonight at the NXT Arena in Tampa, Florida. The Wyatt Family, Kassius Ohno, Adrian Neville, Charlotte, Paige, and others are scheduled to appear. We are looking for correspondents for the show. If you are attending, drop us a line at

-Dot Net Members will be listening to the Dot Net Weekly audio show later today. Jason Powell and I will review all the news of the week and preview the opening matches of the ROH Championship Tournament. 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 WWE Tag Team Champion Kenzo Suzuki turns 39 today. Suzuki won the tag titles with Renee Dupree, holding them for three months, before going on to challenge John Cena to a rap battle for the United States Championship. He is still wrestling for NJPW under the name KENSO.

-Wrestling legend "Whipper" Billy Watson (a/k/a William John Potts) would have turned 98 today. Watson holds the distinction of ending the first, and longest (officially), reign of Lou Thesz. His career ended when he was hit by a car that ruined his leg. He died in Orlando, Florida at the age of 75.

-The following matches are listed for the 2:00 a.m. CT airing of the AWA on ESPN Classic: Gladiator & Hernandez vs. Doug Somers & Buddy Rose; Davidson vs. Nick Bockwinkel; Col. DeBeers vs. Davey Richards.

-There are two more AWA shows at 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. CT on ESPN Classic, but no matches are listed.

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