WWE Smackdown taping in Dayton (correspondents needed), TNA Impact premiere on Pop TV (Bethlehem correspondents needed), Smackdown dark main event, WWE’s ESPNews segment, Royal Rumble creator, R-Truth, Bam Bam Bigelow

By Jason Powell

-The WWE Smackdown television taping for Thursday’s television show will be held tonight in Dayton, Ohio at Wright State University’s Nutter Center. The advertised segments include Miz TV with Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens, and Roman Reigns vs. League of Nations.

-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s WWE Smackdown taping in Dayton, Ohio. 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 airs on Pop TV tonight at 8:00 p.m. CT. EC3 vs. Matt Hardy in a Last Man Standing match for the TNA Title is the main event, and TNA is also advertising Gail Kim vs. Awesome Kong for the TNA Knockouts 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.

-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 New Day.

Birthdays and Notables

-Pat Patterson (a/k/a Pierre Clermont) is 75 today. The creative genius and the creator of the Royal Rumble match still works for WWE on a part-time basis.

-Ron “R-Truth” Killings is 44 today. Does this guy age?

-Scott “Bam Bam” Bigelow was died on January 19, 2007 at age 45. Several drugs were found in his system at the time of his death and he was also suffering from a heart problem.



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