By Jason Powell
-WWE Smackdown Live is in Las Vegas, Nevada at Thomas & Mack Center tonight. WWE is advertising Vince McMahon returning to address Kevin Owens, plus United States, Smackdown Women’s, and Smackdown Tag Title matches. 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 Las Vegas. 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
-The finals of the Mae Young Classic will air on WWE Network immediately following Smackdown at 9CT/10ET.
-WWE’s 205 Live airs tonight on WWE Network at 9:30CT/10:30ET. The show is running late this week due to the Mae Young Classic finals. John Moore’s 205 Live review will be available on Wednesday morning.
-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.
-There are no dark main events advertised for tonight’s Smackdown event. Last week’s advertised dark main events were Randy Orton and AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal and Kevin Owens, and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin.
Birthdays and Notables
-Road Warrior Animal (Joe Laurinaitis) is 57.
-Shocker (José Luis Jair Soria) is 46.
-Sal Rinauro is 35.
The Best of The Boom features Jim Ross joining Jason Powell in this May 9, 2018 discussion regarding his relationship with Vince McMahon, why Vince sticks with Roman Reigns, how Triple H has changed over the years, and more. New episodes of the Boom are typically available mid-week...