By Jason Powell
-The biggest weekend of the summer for pro wrestling is here. WWE SummerSlam takes place on Sunday in Brooklyn, New York at Barclays Center. The event is headlined by Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton, and Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins for the new WWE Universal Championship. Join me for live coverage of the six-hour show beginning with the Kickoff Show at 4:00 p.m. CT.
-Prowrestling.net Live returns on Sunday with Zack Zimmerman and I getting you ready for SummerSlam and taking your phone calls beginning at 2CT/3ET. We will be happy to discuss SummerSlam, NXT Takeover, the ROH pay-per-view, and any other pro wrestling related topic with you. We will also have shows on Monday and Tuesday afternoon with times to be announced (likely 3CT/4ET).
-Ring of Honor’s Death Before Dishonor XIV pay-per-view takes place tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada at Sam’s Town Live. The event is headlined by Jay Lethal vs. Adam Cole for the ROH Title, plus the New Japan Pro Wrestling talent will be on the show. We will have the full lineup available on the main page. Join me for live coverage as the show airs tonight at 8CT/9ET.
-NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II takes place on Saturday in Brooklyn, New York at Barclays Center. The event is headlined by Samoa Joe vs Shinsuke Nakamura for the NXT Championship, and Asuka vs. Bayley for the NXT Women’s Championship. Join me for live coverage as the show streams live on WWE Network beginning with the Kickoff Show at 6:30CT/7:30ET on Saturday.
-We are looking for correspondents for the following Evolve events listed below. If you are attending one of the shows or watching the iPPVs and want to help, send your report (or basic results) to email@example.com
-Evolve 66 takes place tonight in Joppa, Maryland at MCW Arena tonight with the following notable matches: Timothy Thatcher vs. Matt Riddle for the Evolve Championship, and Cody Rhodes vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
-Evolve 67 takes place on Saturday in Brooklyn, New York at Saint Finbar Catholic Church Gymnasium with the following advertised lineup: Timothy Thatcher vs. Drew Gulak for the Evolve Championshp, Cody Rhodes vs. Chris Hero, Drew Galloway, EC3, and Dustin vs. Tracy Williams, Fred Yehi, and TJ Perkins.
-PWG’s loaded Battle of Los Angeles tournament will be held September 2-4 in Reseda, California at the American Legion.
Birthdays and Notables
-Former WWE wrestler Percy Watson (a/k/a Nick McNeil) is 35.
-Jim Londos (a/k/a Christos Theofilou) died at age 78 on August 19, 1975.
-Skandor Akbar (a/k/a Jimmy Wehba) died at age 75 on August 19, 2010.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest Court Bauer, who discusses MLW Saturday Night SuperFight, his mindset just days before the company's first pay-per-view, the $19.99 price point, future PPV possibilities, the free pre-show, former WWE and Lucha Underground creative force Chris DeJoseph joining the MLW staff, and more...