By Jason Powell
-WWE Smackdown features the continuation of the tag tournament to determine number one contenders with The Vaudevillains vs. Goldust and R-Truth, and Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. The Ascension in first round matches. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage as the show airs tonight on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
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-WWE is in Dubai at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium tonight with the following advertised talent: Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, Alberto Del Rio, Big Show, Sami Zayn, Ryback, Dolph Ziggler, Kalisto, AJ Styles, The Miz, Natalya, and Alicia Fox.
-WWE is in Florence, Italy at Nelson Mandela Forum with the following advertised talent: Roman Reigns, Shemaus, Rusev, Kane, Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan, Braun Strowman, The Dudley Boyz, New Day, Charlotte, Ric Flair, Sasha Banks, and Becky Lynch. Obviously, it will be interesting to see if Wyatt is able to work the show after his match in Milan, Italy was stopped when he suffered a leg injury.
-NXT is in Citrus Springs, Florida at Citrus Springs tonight. The event is advertised on the NXT page, but it is not on the WWE live events page and thus we do not have a talent lineup.
-NXT is in Orlando, Florida at the Orlando Armory on Friday with the following talent: Finn Balor, Bayley, Samoa Joe, Asuka, and Shinsuke Nakamura.
-WWE is in Fort Pierce, Florida at the Havert L Fenn Center on Saturday. This show is also not listed on the WWE live events page.
Birthdays and Notables
-Lita (a/k/a Amy Dumas) is 41 today.
-The late Brian Adams was born on April 14, 1964. He died of a drug overdose at age 43 on August 13, 2007.
-Former WWE wrestler and backstage interviewer Rebecca DiPietro is 37.
-Julio Dinero (a/k/a Brian Wohl) is 44.
The Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Jake Barnett co-hosting the Boom and Dot Net Weekly combo show. Jason and Jake discuss Becky Lynch announcing her pregnancy, Alberto Del Rio being accused of sexual assault, WWE's IC Title tournament, Mike Tyson appearing at AEW Double Or Nothing, Undertaker's Last Ride documentary, AEW Dynamite and NXT TV thoughts, and more...