– Former WWE Superstar Simon Gotch of former one-time NXT Tag-Team Champions, The Vaudevillains (along with Aiden English), celebrates his 37th birthday today. Gotch, who currently performs for Major League Wrestling (MLW), was born Seth Lesser on October 18, 1982.
– Also celebrating a birthday from the pro wrestling world today is John Nord, who turns 60. Nord is a longtime pro wrestling veteran who worked for such promotions as Mid-South Wrestling, AWA, WCCW, AJPW, WCW and WWE, where he performed as the character “The Berzerker” in the early 1990s.
– WWE released two installments of their popular digital series, “WWE Now,” featuring WWE broadcast team member McKenzie Mitchell (@McKenzieNMitchell). The first features several of the key free-agency acquisitions from the post-WWE Draft scene sounding off following their signings with RAW and Friday Night SmackDown. Among those featured reacting to their free agent signings are WWE Superstars Matt Hardy, Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce. Check out that video below.
– The second of the two “WWE Now” videos featuring McKenzie Mitchell that were released on WWE’s various social media outlets and official YouTube channel on Friday was the usual weekly “Things To Know Before Tonight’s SmackDown” video. Check out the video running down all of the top matches and segments advertised heading into the weekly blue brand show below.
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