By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Smackdown Live is in Tampa, Florida at Amalie Arena. The Usos will face Sheamus and Cesaro in a first-round tournament match. The winners will face New Day next week to determine which team will challenge the Bludgeon Brothers for 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 Tampa. 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 The Kingdom vs. Kenny King, Eli Isom, and Chuckie T for the ROH Six-Man Tag Titles. My written review will be available today, and Haydn Gleed members’ exclusive audio review should also be out 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
-John Laurinaitis is 56.
-Kid Kash (David Cash) is 49.
-El Texano Jr. (Juan Aguilar Leos) is 34.
-The late Roddy Piper (Roderick Toombs) died of a heart attack at age 61 on July 31, 2015.
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