By Jason Powell
-The WWE Draft takes place tonight on Smackdown Live in Worcester, Massachusetts at DCU Center. Obviously, it’s an all hands on deck show as far as the full-time talent goes. Roman Reigns is not eligible to appear yet, but his suspension will end later this week. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage of Smackdown as the show airs live on USA Network at 7CT/8ET.
-WWE will be holding a Smackdown Pre-Show on WWE Network at 6CT/7ET. There will also be a live WWE Draft Center live special that will air on WWE Network during Smackdown, and a live post-show. With Jake covering the actual Smackdown show, I will have a separate post tracking only the draft picks, as well as coverage of the pre- and post-shows.
-Jake Barnett and I will be getting together on Wednesday afternoon for this week’s Dot Net Weekly audio show. We will be talking mostly about the WWE Draft and the new WWE rosters. Join us on the ad-free version of the website by signing up today via the Dot Net Members’ Signup Page.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s WWE Smackdown Live in Worcester. 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
-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 advertised dark main events for tonight’s WWE Smackdown Live event are Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship, and John Cena vs. AJ Styles.
-The WWE “Off The Top Rope” segment hosted by Jonathan Coachman will air tonight at 9:15 CT/10:15 ET tonight with special guest John Cena. Coachman noted on Twitter that the segment will move to Wednesday nights beginning next week now that Smackdown is airing live on Tuesdays.
Birthdays and Notables
-Randy Rose (a/k/a Randall Alls) of the Original Midnight Express is 60.
-Robert Gibson (a/k/a Ruben Gibson) of Rock-n-Roll Express fame is 58.
-Mike Modest (a/k/a Michael Cariglio) is 45.
-Rey Bucanero (a/k/a Arturo García Ortiz) is 42.
-Tony Mamaluke (a/k/a Charles Spencer) is 39.
-Jinder Mahal (a/k/a Yuvraj Singh Dhesi) is 30.
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