By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Smackdown Live is in Phoenix, Arizona at Talking Stick Resort Arena. This is the second of back-to-back nights in the venue. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage as the show airs on USA Network at 7CT/8ET, and I will be by later tonight with my audio review and again on Wednesday with my WWE Smackdown Hit List.
-We are looking for reports from tonight’s Smackdown Live in Phoenix. If you are going to these or any another upcoming shows and want to help by sending in reports or basic results, contact me at email@example.com
-The WWE Mixed Match Challenge features Apollo Crews and Nia Jax vs. Bobby Roode and Charlotte Flair in the final first round match. The show airs at 9CT/10ET on Facebook Watch.
-WWE’s 205 Live airs tonight at 9:20 CT/10:20 ET on WWE Network after the Mixed Match Challenge. The show will feature two more WWE Cruiserweight Championship tournament matches. John Moore’s review will be available on Wednesday morning.
-There advertised dark main event for tonight’s Smackdown is AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship.
Birthdays and Notables
-Antonio Inoki (Kanji Inoki) is 75.
-Gai Kim is 41.
-Killian Dain of the Sanity faction is 33. He worked as Big Damo on the independent scene.
-The late Buddy Rogers (Herman Gustav Rohde Jr.) was born on February 20, 1921. He died at age 71 on June 26, 1992 after suffering three strokes.
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The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest Mister Saint Laurent, who offers passionate words about what MLW delivers that pro wrestling has been missing, addresses criticism of MLW's contracts, straying from the path that his family paved for him, discusses the MLW Saturday Night SuperFight pay-per-view event that will be held on November 2 in Chicago, and more (62:44)...