By Jason Powell
-TNA One Night Only Live takes place tonight in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at Sands Bethlehem Event Center. The three-hour pay-per-view event includes Kurt Angle and Drew Galloway vs. The Wolves vs. Jessie Godderz and Eli Drake. TNA is also taping television in Bethlehem on Saturday.
-We are looking for correspondents for the WWE, TNA, and ROH weekend events. If you are attending a show and want to help, send your report (or basic results) to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Ring of Honor is taping television on Saturday in Concord, North Carolina at Cabarrus Arena with the following advertised matches: Roderick Strong vs. Masada for the ROH TV Title, War Machine vs. All Night Express for the ROH Tag Titles, The Young Bucks vs. ACH and Matt Sydal, Frankie Kazarian vs. Alex Shelley, and the Top Prospect Tournament.
-WWE is in Houston, Texas at Toyota Center tonight with the following advertised matches: Brock Lesnar vs. Sheamus, Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens for the Intercontinental Title, and the return of Chris Jericho. John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio was once advertised for the show, but is obviously off due to Cena’s shoulder surgery.
-WWE is in Bossier City, Louisiana at CenturyLink Center on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, Alberto Del Rio, Ryback, Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler, and Rusev.
-WWE is in Montgomery, Alabama at Garrett Coliseum on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Kane vs. Bray Wyatt, New Day vs. The Uso Brothers for the WWE Tag Team Championship.
-WWE is in Monroe, Louisiana at the Monroe Civic Center on Sunday with the following advertised talent: Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, Alberto Del Rio, Ryback, Chris Jericho, Tyler Breeze, and Dolph Ziggler.
-WWE is in Mobile, Alabama at the Mobile Civic Center on Sunday with the following advertised matches: Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Kane vs. Bray Wyatt, New Day vs. The Uso Brothers for the WWE Tag Team Championship, Charlotte vs. Paige vs. Becky Lynch for the Divas Championship, and The Dudleys and Tommy Dreamer vs. Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Braun Strowman.
Birthdays and Notables
-Luke Williams (a/k/a Brian Wickens) of The Sheepherders and The Bushwhackers is 69 today.
-Rey Misterio Sr. (a/k/a Miguel Ángel López Díaz) is 58 today. He is the uncle of Rey Misterio Jr.
-Japanese legend Bull Nakano (a/k/a Keiko Nakano) is 48 today. She became a professional golfer in 1998 and qualified for the LPGA tour in 2006.
-Chris Mordetzky is 33 today. Mordetszky worked as Chris Masters in WWE and has been working for Global Force Wrestling lately.
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