WWE Smackdown in New Orleans (reports needed), Andre the Giant HBO documentary, WWE 205 Live, Smackdown dark matches, Paul Bearer, Jesse Neal, Angelo Poffo

By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

-WWE Smackdown Live is in New Orleans, Louisiana at Smoothie King Center with the final night of WrestleMania 34 weekend (here comes the sleep!). 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 New Orleans. 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 dotnetjason@gmail.com

-The Andre the Giant documentary will air on HBO tonight at 9CT/10ET. I saw a screener of the film and it’s definitely worth going out of your way to see.

-WWE’s 205 Live returns to its usual time slot at 9CT/10ET on WWE Network now that the Mixed Match Challenge has concluded. John Moore’s review will be available on Wednesday morning.

-The dark matches advertised for tonight’s Smackdown event are AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship, and Charlotte Flair vs. Carmella.

Birthdays and Notables

-Jesse Neal is 38.

-The late Angelo Poffo was born on April 10, 1925. He died on March 4, 2010. He is the father of Randy Savage and Lanny Poffo.

-The late Bill Moody was born on April 10, 1954. He died on March 5, 2013 of a heart attack at age 58. He is better known as Paul Bearer and Percival Pringle III.


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