By Jason Powell
-The WWE Smackdown television taping will be held tonight in Washington D.C. at Verizon Center. WWE is advertising Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Sheamus, Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, and Kevin Owens. It’s worth noting that the wrestlers advertised for the live event below are unlikely to appear at the Smackdown taping.
-WWE is holding a live event in Providence, Rhode Island at Dunkin’ Donuts Center with the following advertised matches: Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena for the U.S. Championship, Kane vs. Bray Wyatt, and Ryback vs. Rusev. WWE is also advertising Mark Henry, The Miz, Paige, Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Lana, Neville, and the Hype Bros.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s WWE Smackdown taping in Washington D.C. and the live event in Providence. If you are going to Smackdown, the live event, or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in reports, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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-The dark main event for tonight’s Smackdown taping is listed as Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus and Bray Wyatt in a tag match.
-The WWE segment on ESPNews is scheduled to return tonight during the 8:00 p.m. CT hour. Former WWE broadcast team member Jonathan Coachman hosts SportsCenter throughout the hour and runs through several “moments of the week” clips from Raw before conducting an interview with a WWE wrestler. This week’s advertised guest is Titus O’Neil.
-Steve “Dr. Death” Williams died on December 29, 2009 at age 49 following a battle with throat cancer.
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