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 Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Ring of Honor's PJ Black discussing the ROH Pure Title tournament beginning on ROH Wrestling TV this weekend, ROH's COVID-19 safety precautions, his run in WWE as Justin Gabriel with The Nexus, wrestling as The Bunny, and more...