-A very happy birthday to Dot Net staffer Haydn Gleed, who is celebrating his birthday however they celebrate birthdays in Wales. I’ve heard something about a sheep, silly putty, two rubber bands, and a cantaloupe. Haydn has done some great work for the site via blogs and some great audio shows with British Invasion partner Darren Gutteridge, and Haydn is always game for trading ridiculous insults about our respective countries. Nice soccer team.
-The fourth week of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic airs tonight on WWE Network at 8CT/9ET following the weekly NXT television show. The show will feature the final first-round matches. Join Zack Zimmerman for live coverage as the show streams on WWE Network at 8:00 p.m. CT.
-NXT TV features the return of Hideo Itami for a match against Sean Maluta, who took part in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic. Join Zack Zimmerman for live coverage as the show streams on WWE Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-Ring of Honor TV on Comet TV is headlined by The Briscoes vs. The Young Bucks on paper. The match is altered in a positive way. ROH airs tonight on Comet TV at 11:00 p.m. CT.
-Jim Ross’s latest “Ross Report” podcast guest is ROH Champion Jay Lethal. Last week’s guest was my nemesis (and good buddy) Bruce Mitchell.
-Steve Austin’s guest on the new family friendly edition of the podcast is Ricky Morton. The Unleashed show has the second part of an interview with the great comedian and podcast host Bill Burr. I’ve listened to both parts and really enjoyed it.
-The latest “Talk Is Jericho” podcast hosted by Chris Jericho has Shinsuke Nakamura. Jericho’s previous show had actor Andy Kindler, who played the part of Jericho’s agent on the fun “But I’m Chris Jericho” Youtube series. The Nakamura and the recent Bayley interviews were standouts.
-You can find the Ross, Jericho, and Austin podcasts at Podcastone.com.
-Colt Cabana’s latest podcast guest is Sabu. I’m looking forward to listening to this show because of how infrequently Sabu speaks publicly 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.
Birthdays and Notables
-Former WWE wrestler Aaron Haddad, who wrestled as Damien Sandow, is 35 today.
-Haystacks Calhoun (a/k/a William Calhoun) was born on August 3, 1934. The big man died on December 7, 1989
-Butterbean (a/k/a Eric Esch) is 50. He knocked out Brawl For All winner Bart Gunn in a legitimate fight at WrestleMania 15.