By Jason Powell
-WWE Smackdown features Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho, and Becky Lynch vs. Dana Brooke. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage as the show airs tonight on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show. Brian Fritz of BetweenTheRopes.com will be joining me to discuss all the news of the week and will share his in-person perspective on NXT Takeover: The End. 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 email@example.com
-NXT is taping television tonight in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University.
-NXT is at the Download Festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The huge three-day festival features nightly headliners Ramstein, Black Sabbath, and Iron Maiden. There will also be a tribute to Lemmy of Motorhead with a second stage named after the band, which was originally scheduled to play on Friday night. NXT is advertising the following talent for the weekend: Finn Balor, Bayley, Samoa Joe, Baron Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura, Jason Jordan, Chad Gable, Asuka, Austin Aries, Tye Dillinger, Dash Wilder, Scott Dawson, Carmella, Alexa Bliss, and Nia Jax.
Birthdays and Notables
-The Sheik Ed Farhat was born on June 9, 1924. He died on January 18, 2003 at age 78.
-Dutch Savage (a/k/a Frank Stewart) was born on June 9, 1935. He died on August 3, 2013 at age 78.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Vice TV's "Dark Side of the Ring" executive producers Evan Husney and Jason Eisner discussing the March 24 second season premiere focusing on the Benoit family tragedy, plus their pro wrestling fandom, the show's name and origins, highlights of season two, Chris Jericho becoming the narrator, and much more...