WWE Smackdown taping in Laredo (correspondents needed), TNA Impact premiere on Pop TV (Bethlehem correspondents needed), Smackdown dark main event, WWE’s ESPNews segment

By Jason Powell

-The WWE Smackdown television taping for Thursday’s premiere on USA Network will be held tonight in Laredo, Texas at Laredo Energy Arena. It will include the first appearance by new play-by-play voice Mauro Ranallo. WWE is hyping John Cena for the taping, two title matches were announced, and the live events page is also advertising Roman Reigns, Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, and Braun Strowman.

-TNA Impact premieres on Pop TV tonight at 8:00 p.m. CT. Matt Hardy vs. Eric Young, and Lashley vs. EC3 meet in World Title Series semifinal matches and then the winners of those matches will wrestle for the vacant TNA Title. Join me for live coverage of Impact as the show airs on Pop TV tonight. John Moore will be by on Tuesday with the TNA Impact Wrestling Hit List.

-Pop TV can be found on DirecTV channel 273, and on Dish Network’s channel 117. Check the Pop TV website if you are trying to find the show on another platform.

-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s WWE Smackdown taping in Laredo, Texas and TNA Impact Wrestling tapings that will be held this week in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. If you are going to Smackdown, Impact, or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in reports, contact me at dotnetjason@gmail.com

-Dot Net Members are listening to my WWE Raw audio review and my Q&A audio show from Monday. Join us on the ad-free version of the website and special section of our free iPhone and Android apps by signing up for membership today via the Dot Net Members’ Signup Page.

-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 Dean Ambrose.



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