By Jason Powell
-The first WWE Cruiserweight Classic taping will be held tonight in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University. WWE has announced that the broadcast team of Mauro Ranallo and Daniel Bryan will call the 32-man tournament. There are three additional shows planned (two tapings, live finale). Dot Net staffer Zack Zimmerman will be in attendance at the show and will have a spoiler report available after the taping.
-WWE Smackdown features Seth Rollins vs. Sami Zayn in the first Rollins match on the Smackdown show since last year. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage as the show airs tonight on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-Dot Net Members are listening to the new 78-minute Dot Net Weekly audio show. Will Pruett and I had a lengthy conversation on the Roman Reigns suspension, how it was handled, his statement, and much more. We also discussed Kurt Angle claiming he will return to WWE, the WWE Draft, the WWE Cruiserweight Classic, and more. Join us on the ad-free version of the site and access and our entire audio history by signing up for membership today via the Dot Net Members’ Signup Page.
–We are looking for correspondents for this all NXT events and WWE Cruiserweight Classic tapings. If you are going to any upcoming show and want to help us out with a report or even the basic results of a show, email me at email@example.com
-NXT is in Largo, Florida at Minnreg Hall tonight with a live event. There are not wrestlers listed on the WWE live events page.
-NXT taping television on Friday in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University.
-NXT is in Cocoa, Florida at the Cocoa Armory on Saturday with a live event.
Birthdays and Notables
-Luke Graham (a/k/a James Johnson) died on June 23, 2006 at age 66.
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)...