TNA Impact Wrestling and WWE NXT coverage, Dot Net Weekly audio show, Sonjay Dutt replacing Jay Lethal on tour, Bob Backlund, Kofi Kingston, "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton, "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert, Gino Hernandez, NWO Sting


prowrestling.net
MEMBERSHIP INFO | LOG-IN | CONTACT US | SUBMIT NEWS | ABOUT US
Insider News • Live TV & PPV Coverage • Hitlists • Results • Blogs

HOME | WWE NEWS | TNA NEWS | MMA NEWS | ALL NEWS | TV & PPV | ARENA REPORTS | VIEWPOINTS | PRODUCT REVIEWS | AWARDS



Dot Net App
GOT AN IPHONE, IPAD, IPOD TOUCH, SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB, OR ANDROID PHONE?

THEN BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD OUR NEW FREE APP
(or SEARCH "pro wrestling" in App Store or Android Marketplace)

Dot Net Podcast
CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO DOT NET FREE PODCAST IN ITUNES OR CLICK HERE FOR LISTING OF LATEST SHOWS

DOT NET DAILY


TNA Impact Wrestling and WWE NXT coverage, Dot Net Weekly audio show, Sonjay Dutt replacing Jay Lethal on tour, Bob Backlund, Kofi Kingston, "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton, "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert, Gino Hernandez, NWO Sting
2014-08-14 09:00:58


By Chris Shore

-TNA Impact Wrestling is continuing its run of taped shows from New York City. Tonight's show is headlined by Team 3D vs. The Hardy Boyz. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage of the show as it airs on SpikeTV at 8:00 p.m. CT.

-WWE NXT was taped at Full Sail University and is headlined by Adrian Neville vs. Tyler Breeze for the NXT Championship. There are alos two more tag team tournament matches tonight. Join Zack Zimmerman for live coverage of the show as it airs on the WWE Network at 8:00 p.m. CT.

-Dot Net Members will be listening to part one (and possibly part two) of the Dot Net Weekly audio show. Part one will feature Jason Powell and I discussing all the news of the week. Part two will feature our preview of this Sunday's SummerSlam PPV event. If you enjoy our All Access audio, help support Dot Net by signing up for membership to the ad-free version of the website via the Dot Net Members' Signup Page.

-Sonjay Dutt is replacing Jay Lethal on the "Lethal Injection Tour" in October for Canadian Wrestling's Elite. Lethal is unable to attend the shows due to contractual obligations with ROH. Jimmy Jacobs will still appear as advertised. You can find out more at CWECanada.ca.

-WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund turns 65 today. Backlund holds the number two spot for longest WWE (then WWWF) Championship title reign, winning the belt from Superstar Billy Graham on February 20, 1978 and losing it to the Iron Sheik on December 26, 1983, a full 70 months. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.

-WWE wrestler Kofi Kingston (a/k/a Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah) turns 33 today. Kingston has been mired in the mid-card for years now despite having several brushes with clear storylines. He is currently in some sort of alliance with Big E and Xavier Woods.

-Former NWA star "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton (a/k/a Robert Lee Eaton) turns 56 today. Eaton was one-half of the Midnight Express, one of the most successful tag teams in NWA history, with two different partners, as well as a member of the Dangerous Alliance, which was managed by Paul Heyman. Eaton is considered a wrestler's wrestler due to his smooth in-ring style.

-The late "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert (a/k/a Thomas Edward (Eddie) Gilbert, Jr.) would have turned 53 today. Besides being married to both Missy Hyatt and Madusa, Gilbert was also a booker for many years in various territories, including Eastern Championship Wrestling before Paul Heyman took over and turned it extreme. He died of a heart attack of February 18, 1995 at age 33

-The late Gino Hernandez (a/k/a Charles Eugene Wolfe, Jr.) would have turned 57 today. He was found dead on February 4, 1986 in a mysterious death that was officially ruled a cocaine overdose. He was 26. Instead of telling you something about his career, I will simply point you to The Triumph and Tragedy of WCCW documentary and watch Gary Hart talk about Gino. If you can do it without shedding a tear then you have reached emotional control level stone.

-Jeff Farmer, the man who played the "NWO Sting" in WCW turns 52 today. As crazy as it sounds, NWO Sting was more over in Japan than real Sting during 1997. He changed his name to Super J in 1999 and regularly teamed with Masahiro Chono before going back to the NWO Sting gimmick in the indies. As of 2010, he was project manager for GEAR (Genetics, Exercise, and Research), a research program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

-There are no classic pro wrestling shows scheduled for ESPN Classic tonight.

RECOMMEND THIS ARTICLE:


READ OUR INSIDER NEWS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE! BECOME A MEMBER FOR JUST $7.50 A MONTH (or less with a year-long sub) - GET THE FIRST LOOK AT EXCLUSIVE INSIDER DOT NET NEWS, TONS OF EXCLUSIVE AUDIO CONTENT, MEMBER MESSAGE BOARD ACCESS, START YOUR OWN BLOG, AND VIEW THE SITE WITHOUT ANY ADVERTISING: SIGN ME UP (or MORE INFO)



RELATED ARTICLES FROM MGID AFFILIATE SITES...

From Around the Web


MEMBERSHIP INFO
Become a Dot Net Member right now for $7.50 a month or $66 a year ($5.50 a month avg.). Get exclusive audio, first-look insider news, Forum access, member blogs, more...

CLICK FOR SIGN-UP INFO


The Current Must-Read List
WWE News: New SummerSlam location and venue set
3/4 Zim's WWE NXT Coverage: Charlotte challenges Sasha Banks for the NXT Women's Championship, Tyler Breeze vs. Adam Rose, Blake and Murphy in action, and Solomon Crowe's in-ring debut
3/4 Powell's Lucha Underground live TV review: Alberto El Patron vs. Texano, Fenix vs. Mil Muertes, Sexy Star vs. Big Ryck
Gleed's Blog: Whacky World Of Pro Wrestling Thoughts - Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, John Cena, Taz Podcast, and more
WWE News: Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal participants (updated)
WWE News: Wrestlers added to the WrestleMania ladder match for the Intercontinental Title
3/3 WWE Smackdown TV taping spoilers: Full coverage of the taping for Thursday's television show (spoilers)
3/3 WWE Main Event TV spoilers
Pruett's Pause: WWE Raw - The Seth Rollins show featuring Jon Stewart, Roman Reigns impresses against The Authority, John Cena just can't get in a battle royal, A.J. Lee returns, and more!
WWE News: Samoa Joe reportedly signing with WWE
ACCESS PREVIOUS MUST-READ ARTICLES

Vote In Our Latest Poll

WWE Raw Poll: Grade the March 2 episode
 
pollcode.com free polls
VOTE IN OR SEE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS POLLS
VOTE IN OR SEE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS POLLS

Dot Net Free Podcasts
03/02 Prowrestling.net Live Podcast: Jason Powell and John Moore take your phone calls following Raw
02/26 Prowrestling.net All Access Podcast: WWE NXT audio review: Finn Bálor vs. The Brian Kendrick, Becky Lynch vs. Bayley, Kevin Owens
02/24 Prowrestling.net All Access Interview: WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross on WrestleMania 31 and his one-man show, Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, C.M. Punk, and more
02/23 Prowrestling.net Live Podcast: Jason Powell and Brian Fritz of BetweenTheRopes.com take your phone calls following Raw
02/19 Prowrestling.net All Access Podcast: WWE NXT audio review: NXT Champion Kevin Owens vs. Adrian Neville, Rhyno and Solomon Crowe debut
02/18 Prowrestling.net All Access Interview: Maria Kanellis-Bennett on the ROH 13th Anniversary PPV, WWE career, TNA offers, strange fan request, and more
02/16 Prowrestling.net Live Podcast: Jason Powell takes your phone calls following Raw
02/14 "All Access" WWE Smackdown audio review – Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns dominate the show, Paige, Bray Wyatt, and more
02/10 Prowrestling.net Podcast: Triple H takes pro wrestling media questions and promotes Wednesday's NXT Takeover: Rival live special
02/09 Prowrestling.net Live Podcast: Jason Powell takes your phone calls following Raw
CLICK FOR FULL LISTING OF ALL PODCASTS

Latest from Our Affiliate Site

_pwtorch.com_
CLICK HERE FOR MORE PWTORCH HEADLINES

© 2008-2012 LAST ROW MEDIA LLC • ALL RIGHTS RESERVED -- PRIVACY POLICY