- Dolph Ziggler will defend his World Heavyweight Championship against Alberto Del Rio at this weekend's SmackDown live events in Johnson City, TN and Fayetteville, NC. It will be Ziggler's first matches back since suffering a concussion in early May. Sheamus vs. Curtis Axel, Layla vs. AJ Lee, The Great Khali vs. Heath Slater, Sin Cara vs. Hunico, Justin Gabriel vs. Big E Langston and The Usos vs. The Prime Time Players are also scheduled for the shows.

- The SmackDown brand kicks off the weekend with a live event Saturday night at the Freedom Hall Civic Center in Johnson City, TN. Bell time is 7:30 pm. You can purchase tickets for the event here.

- The Prime Time Players will be appearing at Ft. Bragg PX in Ft. Bragg, NC this Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

- Later that evening, the SmackDown will present a live event at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, NC. Bell time is 5:00pm, you can purchase tickets for the show here.

- As always, we would appreciate a report for any of these shows, so if you are attending one, please send us a report by clicking here.

- FayObserver.com has an interview with AJ Lee about Sunday's event in Fayetteville at this link. During the interview, AJ discussed how much of a Diva she is in real life.

"Diva is a funny word because the connotation isn't the greatest," Lee said. "For me, it means being smart, sexy and powerful. It's my goal to redefine the word. I'm in the WWE, but right now I'm at home on my couch watching Arrested Development. I work out and hang out with my dog and play video games. I'm not the diva archetype; I'm 115 pounds with no curves. I'm the 'homely diva,' but I'm proud to be so different and to be a face of the WWE."

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