WWE Smackdown taping in Biloxi (correspondents needed), NXT in Dublin (correspondents needed), TNA Impact Wrestling, WWE on ESPNews interview segment, Smackdown dark main event, Buzz Sawyer, Al Green

Logo_SD_dn_600By Jason Powell

-The WWE Smackdown television taping for Thursday’s television show will be held tonight in Biloxi, Mississippi at at Mississippi Coast Coliseum. The television main event is Dean Ambrose, Sami Zayn, and Cesaro vs. Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, and Alberto Del Rio in a six-man tag match.

-NXT is in Dublin, Ireland at SSE Arena with the following advertised talent: Finn Balor, Bayley, Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura, American Alpha, Asuka, Austin Aries, Tye Dillinger, The Revival, Carmella, Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax.

-TNA Impact airs on Pop TV tonight at 8:00 p.m. CT with a show billed as being live (it will air on same day tape delay) and has the Gold Rush theme with every title other than the Knockouts Title being defended. 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.

-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s WWE Smackdown taping in Biloxi, the TNA Impact taping in Orlando, and the NXT live event in Dublin. If you are going to Smackdown or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in reports, contact me at dotnetjason@gmail.com

-Dot Net Members are listening to my audio review of Monday’s Raw, and they will be hearing a special Tuesday edition of the Q&A audio show later today. 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 dark main event of the WWE Smackdown taping is Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and The Usos vs. Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows in an eight-man tag match.

-The “Off The Top Rope” segment on ESPNews airs tonight during the 8:00 p.m. CT hour. Host Jonathan Coachman will interview Chris Jericho.

Birthdays and Notables

-The late Buzz Sawyer was born on June 14, 1959. He died on February 7, 1992 at age 32 of a drug overdose.

-Al “The Dog” Green (a/k/a Alfred Dobalo) died on June 14, 2013 at age 57 after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.



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