By Jason Powell
-WWE Smackdown Live is in Birmingham, Alabama at the Legacy Arena at the BJCC with the go-home edition heading into Sunday’s WWE Battleground. Jinder Mahal has vowed to bring the Punjabi Prison to the event, so surely it’s been a tough week of hauling for the Singh Brothers. 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 Birmingham. 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 will hear my Smackdown audio review later tonight. Join us on the ad-free version of the Prowrestling.net website and mobile website 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 dark main events advertised for tonight’s Smackdown event are WWE Champion Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton, and U.S. Champion AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens.
Birthdays and Notables
-Carlos Colon Sr. is 69.
-Al Snow (Al Sarven) is 54.
-Great Sasuke (Masanori Murakawa) is 48.
-Joey Mercury (Adam Birch) is 38.
-Mandy Rose (Amanda Saccomanno) is 26.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest Court Bauer, who discusses MLW Saturday Night SuperFight, his mindset just days before the company's first pay-per-view, the $19.99 price point, future PPV possibilities, the free pre-show, former WWE and Lucha Underground creative force Chris DeJoseph joining the MLW staff, and more...