By Jason Powell
-WWE Smackdown Live is in San Jose, California at SAP Center with the first show coming out of the No Mercy pay-per-view. Randy Orton and Kane vs. Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper is advertised. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage of Smackdown as the show airs live on USA Network at 7CT/8ET. I will be by on Wednesday with the WWE Smackdown Hit List.
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-There is not a dark main event advertised for tonight’s WWE Smackdown event.
Birthdays and Notables
-Dusty Rhodes (a/k/a Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr.) was born on October 11, 1945. He died at age 69 on June 11, 2015.
-Sam Houston (a/k/a Michael Smith) is 53 today.
-Rikishi (a/k/a Solofa Fatu, Jr.) is 51 today.
-Tonga Kid (a/k/a Sam Fatu) is 51 today. He is the twin brother of Rikishi.
-Taz (a/k/a Pete Senerchia) is 49 today.
-WWE ring announcer Tony Chimel is 49 today.
-Andy Douglas of The Naturals tag team is 38 today.
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...