By Jason Powell
-WWE Payback will be held on Sunday in Chicago, Illinois at All State Arena. The event is headlined by Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The lineup looks excellent on paper and this has the potential to be an excellent show. Join me for live coverage beginning with the Kickoff show at 6:00 p.m. CT.
-We are looking for correspondents for the following WWE, TNA, and ROH events listed below as well as the NXT events that we listed yesterday. If you are attending a show and want to help, send your report (or basic results) to email@example.com
-Ring of Honor is in Warwick, Rhode Island at the Warwick Civic Center on Saturday with the following advertised lineup: Motor City Machine Guns vs. Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly, Jay Lethal vs. Vinnie Marseglia in a local underdog challenge, All Night Express vs. The Young Bucks, Roderick Strong vs. ACH, Christopher Daniels vs. Lio Rush, Frankie Kazarian vs. Moose, Joey Daddiego vs. Donovan Dijak, Taeler Hendrix vs. Sumie Sakai. ROH is also advertising Dalton Castle, Silas Young, Veda Scott, and Mandy Leon.
-There are no WWE live events this weekend as the crew gets a chance to catch their breath following the European tour. Things get back to normal starting with Payback on Sunday.
-TNA does not have any advertised dates. They are expected to return to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida for television tapings in June.
-The next Evolve shows are May 6 in Joppa, Maryland at MCW Arena, and May 7 in Queens, New York at La Boom. Both shows will be available via iPPV on WWNLive.com.
Birthdays and Notables
-Titus O’Neil (a/k/a Thaddeus Bullard Sr.) is 39 today.
-ROH Champion Jay Lethal (a/k/a Jay Shipman) is 31.
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