By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Smackdown Live is in Evansville, Indiana at Ford Center. The show will feature the announcement of AJ Styles’s challenger for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam, and the beginning of the tournament to determine the No. 1 contenders to the Smackdown Tag Titles at SummerSlam. 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 Evansville. 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 Ring of Honor TV show features Dalton Castle vs. Cody vs. Jay Lethal vs. Matt Taven in a four-way for the ROH TV Title. My written review will be available today, and Haydn Gleed members’ exclusive audio review should also be up today.
-WWE’s 205 Live airs at 9CT/10ET on WWE Network. John Moore’s review will be available on Wednesday morning.
-The dark main events listed for tonight’s Smackdown taping are AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, and Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, The Miz, and Samoa Joe, and Carmella vs. Asuka for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
Birthdays and Notables
-Torrie Wilson is 43.
-Zack Sabre Jr. (Lucas Eatwell) is 31.
-Angelo Dawkins (Gary Gordon) is 28.
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