By Jason Powell
-WWE will release their second quarter financial report this morning along with the new WWE Network number. Vince McMahon and George Barrios are scheduled to co-host a conference call to discuss the numbers at 10:00 a.m. CT.
-Happy birthday to our own Jake Barnett, who kicks off the streak of staffer birthdays over the next week. Check out Jake’s Smackdown reviews on Tuesdays, the Pretentious Wrestling Podcast that he and Will Pruett team up for ever week, and the WWE pay-per-view audio reviews that he and I team up for each month. We still miss you in Minnesota, Jake.
-TNA Impact Wrestling features the second round of the Bound For Glory Playoffs tournament. Impact airs at 7CT/8ET time slot on Pop TV. I will not be able to cover Impact live for the time being. However, John Moore’s review of the show will be available afterward, and I’ll be by on Friday with my TNA Impact Wrestling Hit List.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show with Jason Powell and Brian Fritz of BetweenTheRopes.com. We will be discussing the new WWE Network number, Vince McMahon’s conference call, the new eras of Raw and Smackdown, 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 the NXT events listed below. If you are going to one of these events or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in a report, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-NXT is in San Antonio, Texas at The Aztec Theatre tonight with the following advertised talent: Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura, The Revival, Bayley, Asuka, Austin Aries, Carmella, Mojo Rawley, and Hideo Itami.
-NXT is in Robstown, Texas at Central Pavilion Arena on Friday with the same talent advertised as the San Antonio event.
-NXT is in Orlando, Florida at the Orlando Armory on Friday. WWE stopped advertising talent on their live events page for their NXT live events in Florida.
-NXT is in Houston, Texas at Revention Music Center on Saturday with the same talent advertised as the San Antonio event.
-NXT is in Jacksonville, Florida at the Maxwell Snyder Armory on Saturday with no talent advertised.
Birthdays and Notables
-Nick Jackson of the Young Bucks is 27 today.
-Karl Gotch (a/k/a Karl Istaz) died on July 28, 2007 at age 82.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest Jim Ross on his role in AEW, Tony Khan as a leader, whether Ross knew Shawn Spears was going to hit Cody with a chair shot to the head, working with Excalibur and Alex Marvez, his new book and speaking engagement deal, and much more... Search "Pro Wrestling Boom" in Apple Podcasts or any podcast app to subscribe.