Chris Jericho’s Countdown, JR Talks NXT, SmackDown, Birthdays

– Chris Jericho continued his suspension countdown on Twitter this morning, tweeting, “Willie Aames and Adam Rich were the stars of 70s sitcom “8 Is Enough.” Whatever happened to them? #datedreference”

– Jim Ross commented on Twitter about last night’s WWE NXT tapings at Full Sail University, tweeting, “Enjoyed working w/ @RealKingRegal & Byron Saxton on NXT. I appeared on each show and helped w/ the main events. Back in Orlando July 12.”

– Triple H appeared before the live crowd at last night’s WWE NXT tapings from Full Sail University. He came down the ramp with no entrance but greeted the fans.

WWE taped four episodes of NXT at the tapings last night. The next NXT tapings at Full Sail University will take place on July 12th.

– Matches for tonight’s WWE SmackDown include Beth Phoenix vs. Alicia Fox, WWE Champion CM Punk & World Champion Sheamus vs. Kane & Daniel Bryan, Brodus Clay vs. Heath Slater, Jack Swagger vs. Christian, Ryback vs. two local wrestlers and Tyson Kidd vs. Damien Sandow.

– Brad Armstrong turns 51 years old today while former WWE star Chuck Palumbo turns 41 and former NWO member Scott Norton also turns 51.