By Jason Powell
-The WWE Smackdown television taping for Thursday’s television show will be held tonight in Toledo, Ohio at Huntington Center. WWE announced that Brock Lesnar’s opponent at SummerSlam will be announced on Thursday’s television show, but there’s no word as to whether that announcement will be made in front of the live crowd or done away from the crowd to keep it a surprise for the actual broadcast. WWE is advertising the following talent: AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Sami Zayn, The Miz, and Cesaro.
-TNA Impact airs on Pop TV tonight at 8:00 p.m. CT with Broken Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy in a match that was taped in Cameron, North Carolina. Join me for live coverage of Impact as the show airs on Pop TV tonight. John Moore will be by on Wednesday with the TNA Impact Wrestling Hit List.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s WWE Smackdown taping in Toledo. If you are going to Smackdown or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in reports, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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-The advertised dark main event for tonight’s WWE Smackdown taping is Dean Ambrose, Cesaro, and Sami Zayn vs. Chris Jericho, The Miz, and Kevin Owens in a six-man tag.
-The “Off The Top Rope” segment on ESPNews airs tonight during the 8:00 p.m. CT hour. Host Jonathan Coachman will interview The Wyatt Family.
Birthdays and Notables
-ROH star Adam Cole (a/k/a Austin Jenkins) is 27.
-Jerry Sags (a/k/a Jerry Sagonowich) of Nasty Boys fame is 52.
-Jamie Dundee is 45.