WWE Smackdown in Louisville (reports needed), Impact Wrestling TV tapings (reports needed), ROH TV, WWE 205 Live, Yuji Nagata, Lou Thesz, Johnny Valentine

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

-WWE Smackdown Live is in Louisville, Kentucky at KFC Yum! Center with the final show before Friday’s Greatest Royal Rumble event. WWE is advertising Asuka and Becky Lynch vs. Peyton Royce and Billie Kay. 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.

-Impact Wrestling will continue to tape television tonight through Thursday in Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios.

-We are looking for reports from tonight’s Smackdown Live in Louisville and the Impact Wrestling TV tapings in Orlando. 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 ROH TV show features the Women of Honor Title tournament semifinal matches and the finals of the tournament. My written review came out yesterday. We’re skipping the audio review this week because we already covered all three matches in the ROH Supercard of Honor audio review. The members’ audio review will return with ROH running a first-run show next week.

-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.

-WWE is once again advertising AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship, and Carmella vs. Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship as tonight’s dark main events. Keep in mind that they rarely follow through with what’s advertised for the dark matches these days.

Birthdays and Notables

-Yuji Nagata is 50.

-The late Lou Thesz was born on April 24, 1916. He died on April 28, 2002 at age 86.

-The late Johnny Valentine (John Wisniski) died at age 72 on April 24, 2001.


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