By Jason Powell
-WWE Smackdown features Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose vs. The Dudley Boyz, and Brock Lesnar appears on Smackdown for the first time in 12 years. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage as the show airs tonight on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
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-NXT is in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania at Tower Theater tonight with the following advertised talent: Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Baron Corbin, Apollo Crews, Nia Jax, and Bayley.
-NXT is in Crystal River, Florida at Crystal River Armory on tonight with the following crew: Mojo Rawley, Zack Ryder, Asuka, Emma, Simon Gotch, and Aiden English.
-NXT is in Gainesville, Florida at MLK Recreation Center on Friday with the following advertised talent: Mojo Rawley, Zack Ryder, Asuka, Emma, Simon Gotch, and Aiden English.
-NXT is in Asbury Park, New Jersey at Asbury Park Convention Hall on Friday with the following advertised talent: Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Baron Corbin, Apollo Crews, Nia Jax, and Bayley.
-NXT is in Albany, New York at Washington Avenue Armory on Saturday with the following talent: Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Baron Corbin, Bayley, Apollo Crews, and Nia Jax.
Birthdays and Notables
-Raymond Rougeau is 61 today.
-Kerry Von Erich died on February 18, 1993 when he took his own life at age 33.
-Eddie Gilbert died of a heart attack on February 18, 1995 at age 33.
-Nelson Frazier, Jr. died of a heart attack on February 18, 2014 at age 44. He wrestled as Mabel and Viscera.
-Larry Sweeney (a/k/a Alex Whybrow) was born on February 18, 1981. He took his own life at age 30 on April 11, 2011 after battling bipolar issues.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features ProWrestling.net staffer John Moore returning for an in-depth discussion on NXT, AEW, Impact Wrestling, MLW, and the NWA, and more...