By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Friday Night Smackdown premieres on Fox tonight from Los Angeles, California at Staples Center. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will appear, and Kofi Kingston vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship is the top match. Join me for live coverage as the show airs on Fox tonight at 7CT/8ET. Dot Net Members will hear an audio review hosted by Jake Barnett and I after tonight’s show.
-WWE 205 Live will stream live from Staples Center on WWE Network tonight at 9CT/10ET. Anish V’s weekly written and audio reviews will be available on Saturday mornings.
-WWE Hell in a Cell takes place on Sunday in Sacramento, California at Golden 1 Center. The show is headlined by Seth Rollins vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt” in a Hell in a Cell match for the WWE Championship. Join me for live coverage on Sunday beginning with the one-hour Kickoff Show at 5CT/6ET. Jake Barnett and I will co-host a same night audio review for Dot Net Members on Sunday night.
-We are looking for reports from upcoming events listed on this page and the NXT events listed on Thursday. If you are going to one of these events or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in a report, contact me at email@example.com
-NXT UK is in Brentwood, Essex at The Brentwood Centre today with the first day of back to back television tapings.
-WWE is holding a SuperShow live event in San Diego, California at Pechanga Arena on Saturday with the following advertised lineup:
-WWE is in Prescott, Arizona at Findlay Toyota Center on Saturday with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. Braun Strowman for the U.S. Championship, Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan, and Rey Mysterio vs. Daniel Bryan.
-WWE is in Tucson, Arizona at Tucson Convention Center on Sunday with the following advertised matches: Seth Rollins vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt for the WWE Universal Championship, Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan, and Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks for the Raw Women’s Championship.
-NXT UK is in Brentwood, Essex at The Brentwood Centre on Saturday with a second day of television tapings.
-The next AEW event will be Wednesday in Boston, Massachusetts at Agganis Arena with the second edition of AEW Dynamite. The next pay-per-view even is Full Gear on Saturday, November 9 in Baltimore, Maryland at Royal Farms Arena.
-The next Evolve shows are Evolve 137 on October 11 in Atlanta, Georgia at The Kroc Center of Atlanta and Evolve 138 on October 12 in Concord, North Carolina at Cabarrus Arena.
-The next Impact Wrestling events will be October 18 in South Bend, Indiana at Palais Royale, October 19 in Merrionette Park, Illinois at 115 Bourbon Street, and October 20 in Villa Park, Illinois at Odeum Expo Center with Bound For Glory.
-The next MLW event is the Saturday Night SuperFight pay-per-view on November 2 in Chicago, Illinois. The show will be headlined by Jacob Fatu vs. LA Park in a No DQ match for the MLW Championship.
Birthdays and Notables
-Linda McMahon is 71.
-Former WWE broadcaster Mike Adamle is 70.
-Bobby Fulton (James Hines) is 59.
-Heavy Metal (Erick Ruiz) is 49.
-Abyss (Chris Parks) is 46. He currently works for WWE as a producer.
-Naruki Doi is 39.
-The late Jay Strongbow (Luke Joseph Scarpa) was born on October 4, 1928. He died at age 83 on April 3, 2012.
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