By Jason Powell
-WWE Backlash takes place on Sunday in Richmond, Virginia at the Richmond Coliseum. The Smackdown brand event is headlined by Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles for the WWE Championship, and will feature the crowning of the first Smackdown Tag Champions and the first Smackdown Women’s Champion. Join me for live coverage of the worst Kickoff Show coverage in the web (I’ll be distracted by the NFL game) and great(!) live coverage of the actual Backlash event on Sunday night as both stream on WWE Network. Dot Net Members will hear an exclusive audio review with Jake Barnett and I breaking down the show afterward.
-We are looking for correspondents for the following WWE and Evolve events. If you are attending a show and want to help, send your report (or basic results) to email@example.com
-WWE is in Manilla, Philippines at Mall of Asia Arena on Friday with the following advertised matches: Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins vs. Sami Zayn in a Triple Threat for the WWE Universal Championship, John Cena vs. Big Show, Roman Reigns vs. Chris Jericho, New Day vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. The Shining Stars in a Triple Threat for the WWE Tag Team Championship, Cesaro vs. Sheamus, Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks for the WWE Women’s Championship, Goldust vs. Braun Strowman, and Neville vs. Bo Dallas.
-WWE is in Shanghai, China at Mercedes Benz Arena on Saturday with the following advertised talent: John Cena, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Cesaro, Sheamus, Big Show, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Chris Jericho, New Day, Charlotte, Neville, and Braun Strowman.
-WWE is in Raleigh, North Carolina at PNC Arena on Saturday with the following advertised lineup: Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles vs. Dolph Ziggler in a Triple Threat for the WWE Championship, Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt, The Miz vs. Apollo Crews for the Intercontinental Championship, Becky Lynch, Naomi, and Nikki Bella vs. Natalya, Alexa Bliss, and Carmella in a six-woman tag match, and The Usos vs. The Vaudevillains.
-Evolve is in Long Island, New York at the NYWC Sportatorium with the following top matches: Johnny Gargano vs. Zack Sabre Jr. in Gargano’s last singles match in Evolve, Drew Galloway vs. Drew Gulak, and Dustin vs. Tracy Williams.
-Evolve is in Queens, New York at La Boom on Sunday with the following top matches: Johnny Gargano and Cody Rhodes vs. Drew Galloway and Chris Hero in Gargano’s final Evolve match, Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Ricochet, and Matt Riddle vs. TJ Perkins.
-Ring of Honor’s next events are September 16 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and September 17 in Lockport, New York.
-TNA’s next event is the October 2 Bound For Glory in Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios.
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