By Jason Powell
-The WWE Smackdown television taping will be held tonight in Dayton, Ohio at Wright State University's Nutter Center. U.S. Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Daniel Bryan in an apparent non-title match is advertised as the main event.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight's WWE Smackdown taping in Dayton and Thursday's TNA Impact Wrestling television event in Peoria, Illinois. If you are going to either show and want to help, contact me at email@example.com.
-Dot Net Members are listening to my 67-minute audio review of WWE Raw, and the 90-minute audio review of WWE Payback that Chris Shore and I recorded on Sunday night. If you enjoy our All Access audio, help support Dot Net by signing up for membership to the ad-free version of the website via the Dot Net Members' Signup Page.
-The dark main event for tonight's WWE Smackdown taping is listed as Sheamus, Randy Orton, and Chris Jericho vs. The Shield in a six-man tag match.
-56 percent of the Dot Net poll voters said the C.M. Punk vs. Chris Jericho match was the biggest selling point of the WWE Payback pay-per-view going into Sunday's show. 15 percent of the voters said none of the matches enticed them to order the event, 12 percent selected the WWE Tag Team Championship match, and nine percent of the voters selected the John Cena vs. Ryback main event.
-57 percent of the Dot Net voters correctly predicted that John Cena would retain the WWE Championship at Payback. Only 13 percent of the voters expected a Ryback win, but 30 percent of the voters predicted a non-finish or both men ending up in the back of the ambulance.
-Pro wrestling legend Bruiser Brody (a/k/a Frank Goodish) was born on this date in 1946. He died on July 17, 1988 when he was stabbed to death backstage at a World Wrestling Council event by wrestler and booker Jose Gonzalez, who worked as Invader 1. Gonzalez was initially charged with first-degree murder, but it was later reduced to involuntary homicide. Several wrestlers declined to testify, including WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas. Gonzalez was later acquitted on all counts while claiming self-defense.
-Late Japanese pro wrestling legend Mitsuharu Misawa was born on this date in 1962. He died on June 13, 2009 after losing consciousness during a tag team match. He was pronounced dead in the hospital. Misawa's family declined to release details of the autopsy report.
-The late Trent Acid (a/k/a Michael Verdi) died on this date in 2010 of a drug overdose. The popular Combat Zone Wrestling regular was arrested earlier that year for possession of heroin.
-Former WWE wrestler Vito LoGrasso is 49 today. He was born on June 18, 1964.
-There are no pro wrestling shows listed for ESPN Classic tonight.
WWE Smackdown TV in Dayton (correspondents needed), TV and dark main events, Dot Net Audio and Poll results, Bruiser Brody, Mitsuharu Misawa, Trent Acid, Big Vito
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Jun 18, 2013 - 09:00 AM
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