Morning Report: Smackdown Tonight, WWE Network Schedule & Pro Wrestling History

- WWE is in Columbus, OH at the Nationwide Arena to air Main Event live on the WWE Network and to tape Smackdown later tonight.

- Here is today’s schedule on the WWE Network:

  • 1:30am EST – ECW Hardcore TV: 10/5/1993
  • 2:06am EST – RAW Backstage Pass replay
  • 2:30am EST – Legends of Wrestling: 7/31/2007
  • 4am EST – RAW Flashback: 10/31/1994
  • 5am EST – ECW Hardcore TV: 1/10/1995
  • 6am EST – WCW Clash of The Champions 18
  • 8am EST – WWE Main Event replay
  • 9am EST – RAW Flashback: 10/31/1994
  • 10am EST – RAW Flashback: 11/7/1994
  • 11am EST – WWE Countdown: Biggest Trash Talkers
  • 12pm EST – WrestleMania Rewind: John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels at 23
  • 1pm EST – King of The Ring 1995
  • 4pm EST – Best of RAW: 6/6/2005
  • 6pm EST – Beyond The Ring: The AWA
  • 8pm EST – WWE Main Event live
  • 9pm EST – WrestleMania Rewind: Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle at 20
  • 10pm EST – WWE Countdown: Most Dangerous Divas
  • 11pm EST – WWE Main Event replay

- Here is your pro wrestling history lesson of the day:

Former WWF & WCW manager Clarence Mason/J. Biggs turns 49 today.

2-time AJPW Triple Crown Champion Minoru Suzuki turns 46 today.

1984: Jake Roberts defeated Ron Garvin to win the NWA World Television Title in Atlanta, Georgia.

1995: ECW Barbed Wire Hoodies & Chokeslams was held at the ECW Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1,150 were in attendance to see The Sandman defeated Cactus Jack in a Barbed Wire match to retain the ECW World Heavyweight Title.

1996: WCW Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.4 to 2.3 in the ratings.

1999: The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock & Johnny Grunge) defeated The Brotherhood (Knuckles Nelson & Rick Fuller) to win the NWA World Tag Team Title in Bolton, Massachusetts.

2007: TNA Slammiversary was held at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, in Nashville, Tennessee. 3,500 were in attendance to see Kurt Angle defeated Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Christian Cage, & Chris Harris in a King of the Mountain Match to win the vacant TNA World Title.

2007: WWE held it’s Supplemental Draft Lottery on WWE.com. Here are the draft results:

* Scotty 2 Hotty was drafted to Raw
* Kenny Dykstra was drafted to Smackdown
* Viscera was drafted to ECW (He would debut on ECW on July 10th under the new name Big Daddy V)
* The Sandman was drafted to Raw
* Hardcore Holly was drafted to Raw
* The Miz was drafted to ECW
* Daivari was drafted to Raw
* The Major Brothers (Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins) were drafted to Smackdown
* William Regal was drafted to Raw
* Victoria was drafted to Smackdown
* Jillian Hall was drafted to Raw
* Eugene was drafted to Smackdown
* Johnny Nitro was drafted to ECW

2011: TNA released Nigel McGuinness aka Desmond Wolfe.

2012: WWE No Way Out was held at the IZOD Center, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 10,000 were in attendance to see John Cena (with Vince McMahon) defeated The Big Show (with John Laurinaitis) in a Steel Cage Match.

Tags: ECW Jake Roberts Kurt Angle RAW Smackdown TNA Slammiversary WCW Nitro WWE Network WWE No Way Out

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