WWE Smackdown TV taping in Manchester, England (correspondents needed), WWE live event in Newcastle (correspondents needed), Disco Inferno, Matt Cappotelli, Trent Acid, Elektra, Lena Yada, Global on ESPN Classic

Posted in: DOT NET DAILY
Nov 12, 2013 - 09:00 AM

By Jason Powell

-The WWE Smackdown taping will be held today in Manchester, England at Phones 4u Arena. WWE teased a John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio arm wrestling match for Friday's television show.

-We are looking for additional correspondents for the WWE Smackdown taping in Manchester, England. If you are going to either show and want to help, contact me right away at

-WWE is in Newcastle, England at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena with a live event tonight with the following advertised matches: Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship, Big Show, Dolph Ziggler, and The Miz vs. The Shield in a six-man tag. WWE is also advertising Big Show, Kofi Kingston, Wade Barrett, A.J. Lee, and Natalya for this event, meaning none are likely to appear at the Smackdown taping.

-Dot Net Members are listening to the 52-minute Q&A audio show that I recorded on Monday, and my 52-minute WWE Raw audio review from Monday 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.

-Former WCW and TNA wrestler Disco Inferno (a/k/a Glenn Gilbertti) is 45 today. He was born on November 12, 1968. Disco is currently living in the Las Vegas area.

-Former WWE wrestler Matt Cappotelli is 34 today. He was born on November 12, 1979. Cappotelli and John Hennigan (a/k/a John Morrison) won the Tough Enough season three contracts. Cappotelli was a standout in Ohio Valley Wrestling when he was forced to put his career on hold due to a malignant brain tumor.

-Late pro wrestler Trent Acid (a/k/a Michael Verdi) was born on this date in 1980. He died on June 18, 2010 of a drug overdose at the age of 29.

-Former ECW performer Elektra (a/k/a Donna Adamo) is 43 today. She was born on November 12, 1970. She appeared on "The Sopranos" as a stripper at the "Bada Bing" strip club, which is actually "Satin Dolls" in New Jersey.

-Former WWE performer Lena Yada is 35 today. He was born on November 12, 1978. She gave birth to a son named Samuel in September.

-A block of Global Supercard Wrestling will air on ESPN Classic tonight from 6:00 p.m. CT until 5:00 a.m. CT. There is no information provided about these shows.

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