WWE Smackdown taping in Providence (correspondents needed), one segment advertised for Smackdown, Dot Net Audio, Smackdown dark main event, Bobby Lashley, Terry Gordy, Bob Orton, Sr.
By Jason Powell
-WWE is taping Smackdown and Main Event tonight in Providence, R.I. at Dunkin' Donuts Center. Rob Van Dam, Chris Jericho, The Shield, and Money in the Bank winners Randy Orton and Damien Sandow are among the notable wrestlers advertised for the taping. Plus, WWE is advertising Paul Heyman appearing on Miz TV for Friday's television show.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight's WWE Smackdown taping in in Providence, R.I. and Thursday's TNA Impact Wrestling television event in Louisville, Kentucky. If you are going to either show or a weekend live event and want to serve as a correspondent, hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Dot Net Members are listening to my 56-minute audio review of WWE Raw, and the 84-minute Money in the Bank audio review 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 Sheamus, Randy Orton, and Chris Jericho vs. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns in a six-man tag match.
-Bobby Lashley (a/k/a Franklin Roberto Lashley) is 37 today. He was born on July 16, 1976. Lashley won two MMA fights in June. He defeated Kevin Asplund by submission at Titan FC 25 on June 7, then defeated Matthew Larson by submission on June 29 at GWC: The British Invasion event.
-The late Terry Gordy of The Fabulous Freebirds fame died on this date in 2001. His death at age 40 was attributed to a heart attack caused by a blood clot. Gordy's son Ray worked for WWE as Jesse/Slam Master J. I remain hopeful that this will be the year that WWE inducts The Freebirds into the WWE Hall of Fame.
-Bob Orton, Sr. died on this date in 2006 at age 76 after suffering a series of heart attacks. THe late pro wrestler is the father of Bob Orton, Jr. and Barry O of WWE fame, and he also has a daughter Rhonda. He is the grandfather of WWE star Randy Orton.
-FSW ran in Mesquite, Nevada on July 13 with the following results: Kevin Nash defeated Tyshaun Prince by DQ, John Morrison beat Kenny King, Eugene, Leon Hater, and Greg Romero beat Vegas Originals, Sugar Brown and Sikou beat Willie Mack and Remy Marcel, Jack Manley fought Bryce Harrison to a no-contest, Reno Scum beat RockNES Monsters, Suburban Commandos, and Paul London and Brian Kentrick to retain the FSW Tag Titles, Disco Inferno beat Michael Modest, Alkatrazz beat Clutch, and Bruce Harrison defeated The Jefe, Gregory Sharpe, and Funny Bone in a No Limits Title match. Watch FSW online at Youtube.com/futurestarswrestling [Thanks to Joe D]
-There are no pro wrestling shows listed for ESPN Classic tonight.
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