By Jason Powell
-WWE Smackdown Live is in St. Paul, Minnesota at Xcel Energy Center. The show will be headlined by AJ Styles vs. Luke Harper for a shot at the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage as the show airs on USA Network at 7CT/8ET, and I’ll be by on Wednesday with my WWE Smackdown Hit List, which will cover the in-person perspective on the show that I will be attending. On a side note, it’s great to see WWE make a rare appearance at “The X” (home of the Minnesota Wild) rather than the usual stop at Target Center.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s Smackdown Live in St. Paul. I will be attending the show, but it would be helpful to have a backup just in case I can’t get to the building on time. 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
-Dot Net Members are listening to my Q&A audio show from Monday. 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.
-WWE’s 205 Live airs tonight on WWE Network. Join Zack Zimmerman for live coverage as the show streams at 9CT/10ET.
-The Talking Smack show airs on WWE Network at 9:45 CT/10:45 ET. John Moore will have his detailed review available on the main page on Wednesday morning.
-The dark main events advertised locally for tonight’s Smackdown event are John Cena vs. AJ Styles, and Dean Ambrose The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship.
Birthdays and Notables
-Ricky Steamboat (Richard Blood) is 64.
-WWE Performance Center trainer Norman Smiley is 52.
-Masato Tanaka is 44.
-Lance Hoyt is 40.
-Happy birthday to my youngest brother Eric.