By Jason Powell
-WWE Smackdown Live is in Austin, Texas at Frank Erwin Center. WWE is advertising John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio, and Miz TV with Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler. Join me for live coverage of Smackdown as the show airs live on USA Network at 7CT/8ET.
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-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.
Birthdays and Notables
-Colin “Big Cass” Cassady (a/k/a William Morrissey) is 30 today.
-Fritz Von Erich (a/k/a Jack Adkisson) was born on August 16, 1929. He died on September 10, 1997 of brain and lung cancer.
-Dick Murdoch was born on August 16, 1946. He died of a heart attack on June 15, 1996.
-Dewey “The Missing Link” Robertson died on August 16, 2007 at age 68 following a battle with lung cancer.
The Best of The Boom features Jim Ross joining Jason Powell in this May 9, 2018 discussion regarding his relationship with Vince McMahon, why Vince sticks with Roman Reigns, how Triple H has changed over the years, and more. New episodes of the Boom are typically available mid-week...