By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Smackdown Live is in Newark, New Jersey at Prudential Center. WWE is advertising Rusev vs. Aiden English, plus the show will feature final hype for WWE Evolution. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage as the show airs on USA Network at 7CT/8ET. Members will hear my audio review later tonight, and I will be by again on Wednesday with the WWE Smackdown Hit List.
-We are looking for reports from tonight’s Smackdown Live in Newark. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
-The Ring of Honor TV show includes Punishment Martinez for the ROH TV Championshipt. My written and members’ exclusive audio review should both be available today.
-The WWE Mixed Match Challenge streams on Facebook Watch tonight at 9CT/10ET. Each 30-minute show will feature a pair of mixed tag matches in the round robin tournament.
-The dark main events advertised for tonight’s Smackdown taping are AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, and Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton, The Miz, and Shinsuke Nakamura, and Charlotte Flair, Asuka, and Naomi vs. Becky Lynch (and presumably Peyton Royce and Billie Kay, though no partners are listed.
Birthdays and Notables
-A very happy birthday to my girlfriend Christina, who is celebrating her birthday today.
-Ron and Don Harris are 57 today.
-Carmella (Leah Van Dale) is 31 today.
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