WWE Super Smackdown special taping and live coverage (correspondents needed), Linda McMahon's political fate decided today, WWE Raw crew in Scotland, TNA wrestler Magnus, Ken Patera, AWA on ESPN Classic

Posted in: DOT NET DAILY
Nov 6, 2012 - 09:00 AM

By Jason Powell

-It's Election Day in the United States. Pro wrestling fans will be keeping a close eye on the senate race in Connecticut, where Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy are vying to replace retiring Senator Joe Lieberman. We will keep you updated on the race tonight as relevant news breaks.

-Have you downloaded the new All Access Audio app? The free app is available for iTunes users and gives them app access to all of our free audio shows. Visit the iTunes store and search for pro wrestling All Access. Of course, you can also download our regular free app for iOS, Android, and now Windows phones.

-Dot Net Members are listening to my 48-minute audio review of Monday's WWE Raw television show. Join us on the ad-free version of the website and listen to several hours of new audio content each week by signing up for membership now via

-We are looking for correspondents for the WWE Super Smackdown taping and the additional European live events. If you are going to an upcoming show and want to help, contact me at

-WWE is airing a Super Smackdown special on Syfy tonight beginning at 7:00 p.m. CT. The show is headlined by Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio in a Falls Count Anywhere match. Join Chris Shore and Jake Barnett for live coverage of the show as it airs on Syfy beginning at 7:00 p.m. CT.

-WWE Super Smackdown will be taped today in Birmingham, England at LG Arena, which also hosted Monday's Raw. The advertised talent pool for the taping includes Sheamus, Randy Orton, Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, Rey Mysterio, The Miz, Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett, and Natalya.

-The WWE Raw crew will be in Glasgow, Scotland at Braehead Arena for a live event today with the following advertised talent pool: John Cena, C.M. Punk, Ryback, Kane, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Tensai, Brodus Clay, Santino Marella, Antonio Cesaro, Eve, and A.J. Lee.

-TNA wrestler Magnus (a/k/a Nick Aldis) is 26 today. He was born on November 6, 1986.

-Former AWA Tag Champion and WWE Intercontinental Champion Ken Patera is 70 today. He was born on November 6, 1942. Patera earned a gold medal in weightlifting at the Pan American Games in 1971. At last check, he was living in the Twin Cities area. He promoted independent shows in the area at one time, but I don't believe he's still doing so.

-The following matches are listed for the 11:00 p.m. CT airing of the AWA on ESPN Classic: Doug Somers vs. Gunther, Jimmy Snuka vs. Fargo, The Midnight Rockers vs. Larry Zbyszko and Mr. Go. The show was taped or had an original air date of July 31, 1986.

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