WWE Smackdown taping in Tampa (correspondents needed), John Cena appearing at the Smackdown taping, Dot Net audio, two dark matches, Paul Orndroff, Les Thatcher, Santana Garrett feature, PCW in Georgia

Posted in: DOT NET DAILY
Oct 29, 2013 - 09:00 AM

By Jason Powell

-The WWE Smackdown taping will be held tonight in Tampa, Florida at Tampa Bay Times Forum. The advertised talent pool for tonight's Smackdown taping are John Cena, Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Daniel Bryan, Damien Sandow, The Shield, Triple H, The Wyatt Family, Fandango, Wade Barrett, and Kaitlyn.

-We are looking for correspondents for tonight's WWE Smackdown taping in Tampa, Florida. If you are going to either show and want to help, contact me right away at

-Dot Net Members are listening to the 52-minute WWE Raw audio review that I recorded last night, and the 48-minute Q&A audio show from Monday afternoon, and the 48-minute WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view review that 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.

-The dark main events advertised for tonight's Smackdown taping are John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio for the World Hvt. Championship, and Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship.

-WWE Hall of Famer Paul Orndorff is 64 today. He was born on October 29, 1949. Orndorff was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 by his on-again, off-again manager Bobby Heenan.

-Happy belated birthday to Les Thatcher, who turned 73 on Monday. Thatcher continues to give seminars and is involved in the Wrestling Cares Association.

-Independent wrestler Santana Garrett was featured in an Orlando Sentinel story last week. It notes that she is being trained by Scott Hall and Larry Zbyszko at Team Vision Dojo. Check out the story and the accompanying video footage at [Thanks to Dot Net reader Al Haft]

-Platinum Championship Wrestling is running a Halloween show on Thursday in Porterdale, Georgia at the Main Event (2001 Main Street) with the following advertised lineup: Chip Day vs. Supernatural for the PCW Championship, Marko Polo vs. De La Vega, Johnny Danger Time segment. The admission price is just $5 and kids 15 and under who are in costume will get in free.

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

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