By Jason Powell
-WWE Smackdown Live is in Cleveland, Ohio at Quicken Loans Arena tonight. The show features Shinsuke Nakamura vs. John Cena with the winner advancing to challenger Jinder Mahal at WWE SummerSlam. Plus, AJ Styles faces Kevin Owens for the U.S. Championship. 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 Cleveland. 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. John Moore’s review will be available on Wednesday morning.
-The dark main events advertised for tonight’s Smackdown event are John Cena, Randy Orton, and AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens, and Dolph Ziggler, and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin.
Birthdays and Notables
-Jimmy Golden is 67. He also worked as Bunkhouse Buck and Jack Swagger Sr.
-WWE referee Mike Chioda is 51.
-Devon Dudley (Devon Hughes) is 45.
-Yoshitatsu (Naofumi Yamamoto) is 40.
-The late George Hackenschmidt was born on August 1, 1877. He died at age 90 on February 19, 1968.