WWE Smackdown taping in Laredo (correspondents needed), TNA Impact premiere on Pop TV (Bethlehem correspondents needed), Smackdown dark main event, WWE’s ESPNews segment, Brian Blair, Luna Vachon, Big Dick Dudley

By Jason Powell

-The WWE Smackdown television taping for Thursday’s television show will be held tonight in Lafayette, Louisiana at Cajundome. The advertised matches are Kalisto vs. Alberto Del Rio for the U.S. Championship, Dean Ambrose and Neville vs. Kevin Owens and Sheamus, and The Dudleys vs. The Wyatt Family in a tables match.

-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s WWE Smackdown taping in Laredo, Texas. If you are going to Smackdown or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in reports, contact me at dotnetjason@gmail.com

-TNA Impact premieres on Pop TV tonight at 8:00 p.m. CT. Kurt Angle vs. Drew Galloway and a Mr. Anderson talk show are advertised. 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.

-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 dark main event of Smackdown is Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus and Kevin Owens.

-The WWE segment on ESPNews is scheduled to air during the 8:00 p.m. CT hour. Former WWE broadcast team member Jonathan Coachman hosts SportsCenter and runs through several “moments of the week” clips from Raw before conducting an interview with a WWE wrestler. This week’s advertised guests are The Bella Twins.

Birthdays and Notables

-B. Brian Blair is 57 today.

-The late Luna Vachon was born on January 12, 1962. She died at age 48 on August 27, 2010 of a prescription drug overdose.

-The late Big Dick Dudley (a/k/a Alex Rizzo) was born on January 12, 1968. he died of kidney failure on May 16, 2002 at age 34.

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