By Jason Powell
-WWE Smackdown Live will be taped today in Manchester, England at Manchester Arena. The show features Jinder Mahal vs. AJ Styles for the WWE Championship, and The Usos vs. Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin for the Smackdown Tag Titles. WWE previously advertised Styles vs. Rusev for a spot on Team Survivor Series, but that match has been scrapped. Join me for live coverage as the show airs on USA Network at 7CT/8ET. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage as the show airs on USA Network at 7CT/8ET. I will be by on Wednesday with the WWE Smackdown Hit List.
-We are looking for correspondents for today’s Smackdown Live in Manchester and the Raw house show in Birmingham, England. If you are going to Smackdown or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in reports, contact me at email@example.com
-The WWE Raw crew is in Birmingham, England at Barclaycard Arena with Braun Strowman vs. Kane as the advertised main event.
-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 advertised dark matches for tonight’s Smackdown event are WWE Champion Jinder Mahal vs. AJ Styles in a street fight, and Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Bobby Roode vs. Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and Dolph Ziggler.
Birthdays and Notables
-King Kong Bundy (Christopher Pallies) is 60.
-Joey Ryan is 39.
-Muhammad Hassan (Marc Copani) is 36.
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