WWE Smackdown taping in Washington, D.C. (correspondents needed), TNA PPV taping (correspondents needed), WWE in Hartford, Indianapolis, Newark, Hershey, Chyna, Bill Eadie, Bart Gunn
By Jason Powell
-WWE will tape Tuesday's Smackdown television show on Sunday in Washington, D.C. at Verizon Center. The advertised dark main event is C.M. Punk vs. The Shield in a handicap match. The advertised talent pool for the taping includes C.M. Punk, The Shield, Triple H, Daniel Bryan, and Mark Henry. See the Hershey, Pa. live event listing below to figure out who will not be at the Smackdown taping.
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-WWE is in Hartford, Connecticut at XL Center tonight with John Cena vs. Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship with Booker T as special referee, and Big Show vs. Kane, Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. The Real Americans in a cage match for the WWE Tag Team Championship, and Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio.
-WWE is in Indianapolis, Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse tonight with C.M. Punk vs. The Shield in a three-on-one handicap match as the advertised main event.
-TNA is in Philadelphia, Pa. at Liacouras Center tonight with the following advertised lineup: Magnus vs. Samoa Joe for the TNA Title, Bully Ray vs. Mr. Anderson in a cage match, Robbie E and Jessie vs. Eric Young and Joseph Park for the TNA Tag Titles, Austin Aries vs. Chris Sabin for the X Division Title, Kurt Angle vs. Bobby Roode, Velvet Sky vs. Lei'D Tapa, and Ethan Carter III's open challenge.
-WWE is in Detroit, Michigan at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday with the following advertised talent pool: C.M. Punk, Daniel Bryan, The Shield, Mark Henry, Big E Langston, Ryback, The Wyatt Family, Dolph Ziggler, and Damien Sandow.
-WWE is in Newark, New Jersey at Prudential Center on Saturday with the following advertised lineup: John Cena and Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio, Big Show vs. Kane in a cage match with Booker T as special referee.
-TNA is in Westbury, New York at NYCB Theater on Saturday with the following lineup: Magnus vs. Samoa Joe for the TNA Title, Bully Ray vs. Mr. Anderson in a tables match, Robbie E and Jessie vs. Eric Young and Joseph Park for the TNA Tag Titles, Austin Aries vs. Chris Sabin for the X Division Title, Kurt Angle vs. Bobby Roode, Velvet Sky vs. Lei'D Tapa, and Ethan Carter III's open challenge.
-WWE is in Hershey, Pa. at Giant Center on Sunday with the following lineup: John Cena vs. Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship with Booker T as special referee, and Big Show vs. Kane. WWE is also advertising Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara, The Real Americans, Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio, and Ryback, meaning those wrestlers are highly unlikely to appear at the WWE Smackdown taping.
-TNA is holding the Hardcore Justice PPV taping on Sunday in Lowell, Massachusetts at Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Sunday. The show is headlined by Team Angle vs. Team Roode in a Lethal Lockdown cage match. We'll have the full lineup on the main page shortly.
-Former WWE wrestler Bill Eadie (a/k/a Demolition Ax, Masked Superstar) is 66 today. He was born on December 27, 1947.
-Former WWE star Chyna (a/k/a Joanie Laurer) is 43 today. She was born on December 27, 1970.
-Former WWE wrestler Bart Gunn (a/k/a Mike Polchlopek) is 50 today. The Brawl For All winner was born on December 27, 1963.
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