By Jason Powell
-TNA Impact Wrestling features Broken Matt Hardy and company attempting to rescue Senor Benjamin. Oh, and probably some wrestling too. Impact airs 7CT/8ET time slot on Pop TV. I will not be able to cover Impact live for the next month or so. However, John Moore’s review of the show will be available later tonight or on Friday.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show with me and Jake Barnett later today. 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 following 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 email@example.com
-NXT is taping television tonight in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University. Dot Net staffer Zack Zimmerman will be in attendance at the show, so check for his spoiler report.
-NXT is in Des Moines, Iowa at Hy-Vee Hall on Friday with the following advertised talent: Shinsuke Nakamura, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode, No Way Jose, Asuka, Ember Moon, The Revival, Hideo Itami, Austin Aries, TM-61, and Tye Dillinger.
-NXT is in Cocoa, Florida at the Cocoa Armory on Friday. WWE stopped advertising talent on their live events page for their NXT B-show live events in Florida.
-NXT is in Omaha, Nebraska at Ralston Arena on Saturday with the same crew as the Des Moines show.
-NXT is in Tampa, Florida at University Area CDC Gymnasium with the local crew.
-NXT is in St. Paul, Minnesota at Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Sunday afternoon. The show was originally listed for an evening start, but cooler heads prevailed once WWE realized they would be running against the first Minnesota Vikings game at the new U.S. Bank Stadium. I will be attending the NXT show, so feel free to stop by and say hello. Just don’t get in my way as I intend to trample people once the show ends so that I can make it home in time for kickoff. Skol Vikings.
Birthdays and Notables
-Teddy Long is 69 today.
-Rhett Titus is 29 today.
-The late Adrian Adonis (a/k/a Keith Franke) was born on September 15, 1953. He died in a car accident on July 4, 1988 while en route to an independent show with several wrestlers in a van.
The Best of The Boom features Tony Schiavone joining Jason Powell in this May 30, 2018 discussion in which he looks back on when he went to Ric Flair's house for his first pro wrestling assignment, his year with WWE, his one appearance for TNA Impact Wrestling, and more...