By Jason Powell
-The WWE Smackdown television taping for Thursday’s television show will be held tonight in Atlanta, Georgia at Philips Arena. WWE is advertising Dean Ambrose, Sheamus, Bray Wyatt, Alberto Del Rio, Big Show, Kane, and Kevin Owens. The WWE website listing does not include AJ Styles, but the Philips Arena website advertises him as “Georgia’s Own.”
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s WWE Smackdown taping in Atlanta. If you are going to Smackdown or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in reports, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-TNA Impact airs on Pop TV tonight at 8:00 p.m. CT. Kurt Angle vs. Bobby Roode will open the show. 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.
-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 Smackdown dark main event is Kevin Owens vs. Dean Ambrose in a street fight.
-Total Divas airs tonight on E! at 8:00 p.m. CT. The preview lists Nikki Bella’s championship reign being at risk when she faces an old foe, Natalya being torn between taking TJ Wilson’s (a/k/a Tyson Kidd) last name, Paige fighting to keep her relationship afloat, and Brie Bella has a romantic bone to pick with Daniel Bryan.
-The “Off The Top Rope” segment on ESPNews will return tonight in the 8:00 p.m. CT hour after being off last week due to college basketball doubleheader. Host Jonathan Coachman hyped “an exciting month” beginning with tonight’s show, which features an interview with Dolph Ziggler.
Birthdays and Notables
-Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissie (a/k/a Adnan Bin Abdul Kareem Ahmed Alkaissy El Farthie) is 77 today.
-Booker T turns 51 today.
-Ultimo Guerrero (a/k/a José Gutiérrez Hernández) is 44.
-Davey Richards is 33 today.
-Big E (a/k/a Ettore Ewen) is 30 today.
-Emma (a/k/a Tenille Averil Dashwood) is 27 today. May I suggest a Walmart gift card as a gift? Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
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