By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Smackdown Live is in Providence, Rhode Island at Dunkin Donuts Center with the second night of the Superstar Shakeup. Join me 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. Jake Barnett has the night off.
-We are looking for reports from tonight’s Smackdown Live in Providence. 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
-WWE’s 205 Live is back in 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 Carmella vs. Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship. It’s worth noting that both matches were advertised last week and while Carmella cashed in her Money in the Bank briefcase during Smackdown, they went with Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler in the dark main event.
Birthdays and Notables
-The late Roddy Piper (Roderick Toombs) was born on April 17, 1954. He died of cardiopulmonary arrest caused by hypertension at age 61 on July 31, 2015.
-Kevin Wacholz, who wrestled as Nailz the Convict and Kevin Kelly, is 60.
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