WWE Main Event, Dot Net Audio, WWE's PIttsburgh return date, TNA and Dish Network note, Top Rope Wrestling's Night of Champions, Matt Taven, Big John Studd, Sailor Art Thomas, two episodes of the AWA on ESPN Classic
By Jason Powell
-The featured match on tonight's WWE Main Event television show is Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett vs. R-Truth. Join Ryan Kester for live coverage of WWE Main Event as the show airs on ION Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-Dot Net Members are listening to my 51-minute audio review of WWE Raw, the 57-minute interview I conducted with Matt Hardy on Friday, my 41-minute Q&A audio show from Monday, and the extended edition of Tuesday's PWTorch Livecast. Join us on the ad-free version of the website by signing up for membership now via the Dot Net Members' Signup Page.
-WWE will return to Pittsburgh, Pa. on September 17 for a Smackdown television taping. The pre-sale started after Raw via Ticketmaster with the password WWEPITT.
-Several readers have noted that Dish Network recently moved Spike TV to channel 241 without much fanfare. Thus, Dish Network subscribers who had Impact set to record on a weekly basis were surprised to find that the show did not record last week as a result of the switch.
-Mick Foley, Kevin Nash, Sean Waltman, Jake Roberts, Robbie E, The Rock-n-Roll Express, Miss Tessmacher, Rob Terry, Domino, and The Barbarian are advertised for the Night of Superstars event on April 13 in Waynesboro, Va. at Waynesboro High School. For more information, visit Facebook.com/topropeprowrestling.
-ROH TV Champion Matt Taven (a/k/a Matthew Marinelli) is 28 today. He was born on March 20, 1985.
-WWE Hall of Famer Big John Studd (a/k/a John Minton) died on this date in 1995 at age 47 after battling liver cancer and Hodgkin's Disease. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his son John Minton, Jr. in 2004. Minton, Jr. went on to compete on the fourth season of WWE Tough Enough.
-Sailor Art Thomas died on this date in 2003 at age 79 following a one-month bout with cancer.
-The following matches are listed for the 11:00 p.m. CT airing of the AWA on ESPN Classic: Nikita Koloff vs. Tom Burton, Larry Zbyszko vs. Carlson, The Trooper vs. Jones, Destruction Crew vs. D.J. Peterson and Brad Rheingans for the aWA Tag Titles.
-The following matches are listed for the 12:00 a.m. CT airing of the AWA on ESPN Classic: The Lumberjacks vs. Tom Burton and Bennett, Texas Hangmen vs. Carlson and Evans, The Trooper vs. Jamie Magnum, Sgt. Slaughter vs. Jonnie Stewart.
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