By Jason Powell
-The Ring of Honor Final Battle pay-per-view airs live tonight at 8:00 p.m. CT from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 2300 Arena. The event is headlined by Jay Lethal vs. A.J. Styles for the ROH Title. Join me for live coverage of the event as it airs tonight. Dot Net Members will hear my audio review of the pay-per-view later tonight or on Saturday.
-Brock Lesnar is returning to the ring for WWE on Saturday night in Inglewood, California. See the show listing below for more details.
-Dot Net Members will hear the new Dot Net Weekly audio show hosted by Jason Powell and Will Pruett later today. We will be discussing all the news of the week and previewing the ROH Final Batlte event. Will and I will also be doing a separate non-wrestling podcast for members regarding the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie that we both saw last night (thought I did see it before Will). We are not going to speak a word about the movie beforehand, so listeners will get our unfiltered thoughts. The members are currently listening to the NXT Takeover: London live special audio review that Zack Zimmerman and I recorded after the show on Wednesday. Join us on the ad-free version of the website by signing up for membership today via the Dot Net Members’ Signup Page.
-We are looking for correspondents for the WWE and ROH events listed below. If you are attending a show and want to help, send your report (or basic results) to email@example.com
-WWE is in Inglewood, California at The Forum on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Alberto Del Rio vs. Brock Lesnar for the U.S. Championship, Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens for the Intercontinental Title.
-WWE is in Winnipeg, Manitoba at MTS Centre on Sunday with the following advertised talent: Roman Reigns, Sheamus, Kane, Alberto Del Rio, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, The Dudley Boyz, Charlotte, Tommy Dreamer, Braun Strowman, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan.
-Ring of Honor is taping television on Saturday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 2300 Arena with Michael Elgin vs. Adam Cole in their first singles match since the Best in the World 2014 event. It should be an interesting show given that a number of talent contracts are expiring, and this is the company’s final event of 2016.
-Rob Van Dam (a/k/a Rob Szatkowski) is 45 today. He was born on December 18, 1970.
-WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus is 40 today. She was born on December 18, 1975.
-Former WWE wrestler Eric Escobar (a/k/a Eric Perez) is 36 today. He was born on December 18, 1979. He continues to wrestle in Puerto Rico.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest Will Pruett on the Roman Reigns whodunnit angle, WWE heading into SummerSlam, AEW's October 2 premiere on TNT, the New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax Tournament through Day 11, and more (77:45)...