WWE Cruiserweight Classic, TNA and NXT TV tapings (correspondents needed), loaded NXT TV main event, Lucha Underground finale part two, ROH TV, Jim Ross, Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Colt Cabana, and Taz podcast guest list, Sean Waltman

cruiserweightclassicJason Powell

-The first episode of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic airs tonight on WWE Network following the weekly NXT television show. The broadcast team of Mauro Ranallo and Daniel Bryan will call the entire 32-man tournament.

-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s NXT and TNA Impact Wrestling tapings in Florida. If you are going to either taping or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in reports, contact me at dotnetjason@gmail.com

-NXT is taping television tonight in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University. The second WWE Cruiserweight Classic taping will be held on Thursday.

-TNA is taping television tonight and Thursday night in Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios.

-NXT TV features Finn Balor vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in what looks like a gem on paper. Join Zack Zimmerman for live coverage as the show streams on WWE Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.

-Lucha Underground features the first episode of the three-part season finale with a seven-man Gift of Gods elimination match, and King Cuerno vs. Mil Muertes in a Death Match. LU airs on El Rey Network at 7:00 p.m. CT. John Moore will have his full review available on Thursday morning, and Will Pruett will have his member exclusive audio review available on Thursday as well.

-Ring of Honor TV on Comet TV is headlined by ACH vs. Mark Briscoe with the winner getting an ROH TV Title shot at Death Before Dishonor. ROH airs tonight on Comet TV at 11:00 p.m. CT. We will get back to doing full reviews of ROH TV once they start airing first-run shows again.

-Jim Ross’s latest “Ross Report” podcast guest is Eric Bischoff, who was back for the second part of a two-part interview.

-Steve Austin’s new family friendly show features Chip Foose. The Unleashed show has “Goldberg’s Garage on Austin Unleashed.”

-The latest “Talk Is Jericho” podcast hosted by Chris Jericho has Eric Singer of KISS. Jericho’s previous show had TNA agent Shane “Hurricane” Helms.

-You can find the Ross, Jericho, and Austin podcasts at Podcastone.com.

-Colt Cabana’s latest podcast is one of my childhood AWA favorites Jim Brunzell. Listen to the podcast at Soundcloud.com/coltcabana.

-The Taz Show is a daily show with a video feed option that is live from 7-9 a.m. ET. You can view or listen to the shows at Play.it. Taz had TV executive John Gaburick on as a guest on Monday.

Birthdays and Notables

-Sean “X-Pac” Waltman is 44.



The Best of The Boom features Jim Ross joining Jason Powell in this May 9, 2018 discussion regarding his relationship with Vince McMahon, why Vince sticks with Roman Reigns, how Triple H has changed over the years, and more. New episodes of the Boom are typically available mid-week...


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