WWE Smackdown coverage, Dot Net Weekly and the WWE brand split, NXT weekend (Florida correspondents needed), Simon Diamond, Ashley Massaro, Hans Schmidt, Hector Garza

Logo_SD_dn_600By Jason Powell

-WWE Smackdown features a Money in the Bank qualifier and The Miz vs. Cesaro for the U.S. Title, and Rusev vs. Kalisto for the Intercontinental Title. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage as the show airs tonight on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.

-Dot Net Members are listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show. Brian Fritz of BetweenTheRopes.com and I joined me for the first part of the show and we discussed the news of the brand split and WWE Smackdown airing live on Tuesdays beginning in July. Join us on the ad-free version of the site and access and our entire audio history by signing up for membership today via the Dot Net Members’ Signup Page.

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 dotnetjason@gmail.com

-NXT is in Lakeland, Florida at Lakeland Armory tonight with the following advertised talent: Finn Balor, Bayley, Samoa Joe, Asuka, Shinsuke Nakamura.

-NXT is in Cocoa, Florida at the Cocoa Armory on Friday. The show was not listed on the WWE live events page when I looked up the show, but the lineup is probably similar to the Lakeland event.

-NXT is in Tampa, Florida on Saturday at University Area CDC Gymnasium. The show was not listed on the WWE live events page when I looked up the show, but the lineup is probably similar to the Lakeland event. Seriously, what the hell is up with the WWE live events page?

Birthdays and Notables

-TNA agent Pat Kenney, who wrested as Simon Diamond, is 48.

-Former WWE Diva Ashley Massaro is 37.

-Hans Schmidt (a/k/a Guy Larose) died on May 26, 2012 at age 87.

-Hector Garza (a/k/a Héctor Solano Segura) died on May 26, 2013 at age 43 following a battle with lung cancer.


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