WWE Smackdown taping in Portland (correspondents needed), TNA Impact TV, WWE’s ESPNews segment, Total Divas preview, Madusa, Shelly Martinez, Alexis Smirnoff

By Jason Powell

-The WWE Smackdown television taping for Thursday’s television show will be held tonight in Portland, Oregon at Moda Center. AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho is the television main event. WWE is also advertising Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Alberto Del Rio, The Uso Brothers, Ryback, and Bray Wyatt.

-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s WWE Smackdown taping in Portland. 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 with the return of EC3, plus Lashley vs. Bram. This is the first of the shows taped in England. 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.

-There is not a dark main event advertised for Smackdown. The recent dark main events have been listed as Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose vs. Alberto Del Rio and Kevin Owens.

-The WWE segment on ESPNews is scheduled to air during the 8:00 p.m. CT hour with guest Daniel Bryan in his first interview since announcing his retirement on Raw. 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 each week.

-Total Divas airs tonight on E! at 8:00 p.m. CT. The preview lists Nikki Bella striving to be a motivational speaker and being mocked by her sister Brie, Alicia Fox finding out that a new boyfriend has been lying to her, and Mandy questioning her choices.

Birthdays and Notables

-Alexis Smirnoff (a/k/a Michel Lamarche) is 69 today.

-WWE Hall of Famer Madusa (a/k/a Debrah Miceli) is 52 today. She was inducted as Alundra Blayze.

-Shelly Martinez is 36 today.

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