By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Smackdown Live is in Fresno, California at Save Mart Center with the brand’s first show coming out of the TLC event. Smackdown is the final WWE show until the day after Christmas events in New York and Chicago. As such, they will also be taping the Christmas edition of Smackdown at tonight’s taping. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage of Smackdown as the show airs on USA Network at 7CT/8ET. Dot Net Members will hear my audio review later tonight, and I will be by on Wednesday with the WWE Smackdown Hit List.
-We are looking for reports from tonight’s Smackdown Live in Fresno. If you are going to this 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 was taped prior to the Final Battle pay-per-view and features the annual Christmas Surprise 10-man tag match. My written and members’ exclusive audio review should both be available today. Join me for live coverage of Final Battle on Friday.
-The dark main events advertised for tonight’s Smackdown taping is Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles vs. The Miz for the WWE Championship, and Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton.
Birthdays and Notables
-Steve Austin is 54.
-Rob Van Dam (Rob Szatkowski) is 48.
-Trish Stratus (Patricia Stratigeas) is 42.
-The late Lizmark (Juan Banos) was born on December 18, 1950. He died at age 64 from respiratory failure on December 16, 2015.
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