Set for tonight’s Smackdown:

Kevin Owens versus Cesaro

Dana Brooke versus Paige

Dolph Ziggler versus Sheamus

New Day & Big Cass versus The Vaudevillains & The Dudleys

Roman Reigns vs. Luke Gallows

Jensen Karp – Kanye Stories, Writing for WWE, Hot Karl, etc – #SRShow

Here is the updated for the June 8 Takeover special from Orlando Florida’s Full Sail University:

Finn Balor versus Samoa Joe for the NXT Title (Cage Match)

The Revival versus American Alpha for the NXT Tag Team Titles

Videos from NXT:

NXT will be taping television tonight at Full Sail University.

Emma underwent successful surgery today to repair a ruptured disc in her back, PWInsider.com has confirmed.

WWE has an online pre-sale for the July 15 live event in Bridgeport, CT at Ticketmaster.com using code SUPLEX. Advertised locally for the event are Roman Reigns & The Usos vs. AJ Styles & Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson and Alberto Del Rio vs. Dean Ambrose.

FOX News featured a piece on former UFC fighter Seth Petruzelli working as the lead striking trainer at the WWE Performance Center, which you can check out by clicking here.

Brian Fritz of The Sporting News has an interview with Natalya discussing being in the main event of Raw, her wrestling “soulmate” Charlotte who she’ll face Sunday at Extreme Rules, the women’s movement in WWE, her tough year in 2015 and WWE’s continuing partnership with Susan G. Komen including their new “Share Your Story” contest and more at this link.

Dave Bautista took aim at Stephanie McMahon after she slapped Ric Flair during Raw, tweeting the following hilarious response to her:

Dwayne Johnson will be starring and be an Executive Producer on “The Janson Directive”, the first in a series of movies based on the works of author Robert Ludlum. The project is being developed by Universal Pictures, Mythology Entertainment and Captivate Entertainment.

At their Upfront presentation today, CNN announced a show executive produced by Dwayne Johnson and Brian Gewirtz will be joining their programming in 2017. Deadline.com featured the following synopsis: “Soundtracks: Songs That Made History (working title) is an eight-part series executive-produced by Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia and Brian Gewirtz. It will explore the music tied to iconic moments in history. Every episode will cover a tragedy, triumph, or the start of a movement – and the music that came to define it. From the March on Washington to the riots at Stonewall, the moon landing to Hurricane Katrina, music has played a part in celebrating, criticizing, or amplifying history. Soundtracks is produced by Show of Force and Seven Bucks Productions.”

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