TNA Impact featuring BFG Playoff Final, Dot Net Weekly note, NXT live events schedule (correspondents needed), Dean Malenko, Frankie Kazarian, Kensuke Sasaki

Logo_TNA_dn_600By Jason Powell

-TNA Impact Wrestling is headlined by EC3 vs. Mike Bennett in the Bound For Glory playoff final and the continuation of the Rosemary video saga. Impact airs 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 later tonight or on Friday.

-There will not be a new Dot Net Weekly audio show this week because I am out of town this week on what can be best described as a working vacation. However, we will be doubling up one of these weeks in the near future to make up for it.

-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

-NXT is in Birmingham, Alabama at BJCC Theatre with the following advertised talent: Shinsuke Nakamura, Samoa Joe, Austin Aries, Andrade Almas, The Revival, Asuka, Mojo Rawley, No Way Jose, Buddy Murphy, Tommaso Ciampa, Billie Kay, Johnny Gargano, Oney Lorcan.

-NXT is in Winter Haven, Florida at the Winter Haven Armory tonight. WWE stopped advertising talent on their live events page for their NXT B-show live events in Florida.

-NXT is in Pensacola, Florida at Pensacola Bay Center on Friday with the same talent listed for the Birmingham event.

-NXT is in Gainesville, Florida at the MLK Recreation Center on Friday.

-NXT is in New Orleans, Louisiana at New Orleans Theater on Saturday with the same crew as the Birmingham event.

-NXT is in Largo, Florida at Minnreg Hall on Saturday.

Birthdays and Notables

-Dean Malenko is 56 today.

-Kensuke Sasaki is 50 today.

-Frankie Kazarian is 39 today.

-Today is my birthday. There are many like it, but this one is mine. I’ll be hanging with the president as we celebrate our birthdays together. Scratch that. Apparently, Barry is too important to respond to my 1,752 email requests. For those curious, it takes only 426 emails to get the secret service to pay you a visit. Kidding, guys, I’m kidding! Those guys aren’t known for their sense of humor. Meechum!

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