By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Smackdown Live is in Greenville, South Carolina at Bon Secours Wellness Center with the final show before Sunday’s 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 Greenville. 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 Bully Ray, Shane Taylor, and Punishment Martinez vs. Cheeseburger, Josh Woods, and Flip Gordon in a six-man tag match. My written review should be available today, and Haydn Gleed members’ exclusive audio review should also be out today.
-The WWE Miz & Mrs. reality show airs immediately following Smackdown at 9CT/10ET on USA Network. “The big day arrives,” according to the preview. Plus, Maryse attempts to convince her mom that the delivery room will be off-limits.
-WWE’s 205 Live airs at 9CT/10ET on WWE Network. John Moore’s review will be available on Wednesday morning.
-There are no dark main events listed for tonight’s Smackdown taping on the arena website. The recent dark main events have featured 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
-Bob Backlund is 69.
-Bobby Eaton of the Midnight Express is 60.
-Kofi Kingston (Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah) is 37.
-Johnny Gargano is 31.
-The late Eddie Gilbert (Thomas Edward Gilbert) was born on August 14, 1961. He died of a heart attack at age 33 on February 18, 1995
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