WWE Smackdown Live in Buffalo (correspondents needed), WWE on ESPNews segment changing nights, Roderick Strong, Tommy Rich

newsmackdownlogo1By Jason Powell

-WWE Smackdown Live is in Buffalo, New York at First Niagara Center. Randy Orton is advertised on the arena website. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage of Smackdown as the show airs live on USA Network at 7CT/8ET. Here’s hoping the first of the new era of Smackdown Live shows is as entertaining as last night’s Raw.

-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s WWE Smackdown Live in Buffalo. If you are going to Smackdown or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in reports, contact me at dotnetjason@gmail.com

-Join us on the ad-free version of the Prowrestling.net 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 members are listening to the 99-minute audio review of WWE Battleground that Jake Barnett and I recorded on Sunday night, and my latest Q&A audio show.

-The advertised dark main event for tonight’s WWE Smackdown Live event is John Cena, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt and AJ Styles. This listing was updated after the brand split.

-The WWE “Off The Top Rope” segment hosted by Jonathan Coachman will no longer air on Tuesday nights on ESPNews. The segment will move to Wednesday nights beginning tomorrow.

Birthdays and Notables

-Tommy Rich (a/k/a Thomas Richardson) is 60 today.

-Roderick Strong (a/k/a Chris Lindsey) is 33. He wrapped up his ROH run after 13 years and is currently a free agent.

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