By Jason Powell
-WWE Smackdown Live is in Manchester, New Hampshire at SNHU Arena with the go-home show for Sunday’s WWE Backlash pay-per-view. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage as the show airs on USA Network at 7CT/8ET, and I will be by on Wednesday with my WWE Smackdown Hit List.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s Smackdown Live in Manchester. If you are going to Smackdown or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in reports, contact me at email@example.com
-Dot Net Members are listening to my Raw audio review from Monday and my Q&A audio show. They will also hear my Smackdown audio review later tonight. 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 at 9CT/10ET. We will not have live coverage. Rather, John Moore will have his review up on delay either later tonight or on Wednesday morning.
-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 for tonight’s Smackdown event is Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles, and Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn.
Birthdays and Notables
-The Godfather (Charles Wright) is 56.
-The late Buddy Roberts (Dale Hey) was born on May 16, 1947. The Freebird died at age 65 on November 26, 2012 due to pneumonia.
Jason Powell and Jake Barnett co-host the Dot Net Weekly and Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast combo show and discuss Raw Underground and other WWE concepts, The Rock's group buying the XFL, the Marty Jannetty story, AEW Dynamite and NXT TV, and more...