By Jason Powell
-WWE Smackdown features Roman Reigns appearing on Miz TV and then facing The Miz in the main event of the go-home show for Payback. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage as the show airs tonight on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
–We are looking for correspondents for this week’s NXT live events. If you are going to any upcoming show and want to help us out with a report or even the basic results of a show, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-NXT is taping television tonight in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University. It should be an interesting night with Samoa Joe debuting as the NXT Champion.
-NXT is in Cocoa, Florida at the Cocoa Armory on Saturday. I’d love to list the talent for the show, but the mess that is the WWE Live Events page didn’t even list the event or the television taping for that matter.
Birthdays and Notables
-Violent J (a/k/a Joseph Bruce) of Insane Clown Posse is 44.
-Alex Riley (a/k/a Kevin Kiley Jr.) is 35.
-Lou Thesz died on April 28, 2002 at age 86.
-Chris Candido (a/k/a Chris Candito) died on April 28, 2005 at age 33. His brother Johnny stated that he died from a blood clot following surgery to repair a broken leg suffered four days earlier.