By Jason Powell
-WWE Smackdown Live is in Indianapolis, Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The show features AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton to determine the No. 1 contender for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. This is the third straight week they have booked a match to determine the No. 1 contender. 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.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s Smackdown Live in Indianapolis. If you are going to Smackdown or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in reports, contact me at email@example.com
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-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
-Former WCW wrestler Craig Pittman is 58.
-Bruce Prichard is 54. He returned to TNA over the weekend as an on-air character.
-Tylene Buck, who worked as Major Gunns in WCW, is 45.
-WWE UK Champion Tyler Bate is 20.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Ricky Starks on his NWA run, doing enhancement work for WWE, leaving NOLA due to Hurricane Katrina, the January 24 NWA Hard Times PPV on FITE.TV, his relationship with Nick Aldis, and much more...