TNA Impact Wrestling, WWE in Austria and Wales (correspondents needed), NXT live events in Florida, Bob Orton Jr., Ryback, Josh Barnett, Katie Lea Burchill, Peyton Royce


By Jason Powell

-TNA Impact Wrestling features Eli Drake claiming he will cash in his Bound For Gold contract for a shot at Eddie Edwards for the TNA Championship. Impact airs 7CT/8ET time slot on Pop TV. John Moore’s review of the show will be available on Friday morning.

-Dot Net Members will be listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show later today with Will Pruett joining me to discuss all the news of the week, including all of the WWE Survivor Series developments, 205 Live, TNA ownership, and more. 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 WWE and NXT live 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

-WWE is in Vienna, Austria at Wiener Stadthalle today with the following advertised matches: Kevin Owens Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship, Roman Reigns vs. Rusev for the U.S. Championship, and Sami Zayn vs. Chris Jericho.

-WWE is in Cardiff, Wales at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena today with the Smackdown Live crew. The Smackdown house shows have been headlined by AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE Championship.

-NXT is in St. Augustine, Florida at Mark Lance Armory on Friday. WWE stopped advertising talent on their live events page for their NXT live events in Florida. There is not a traveling tour this weekend, so there should be more star power than there is on the Florida B-shows.

-NXT is in Cocoa Beach, Florida at Cocoa Armory on Satuday.

Birthdays and Notables

-Bob Orton, Jr. is 66 today.

-MMA fighter, pro wrestler, and NJPW on AXS color commentator Josh Barnett is 39 today.

-Ryback (a/k/a Ryan Reeves) is 35 today.

-Katie Lea Burchill (a/k/a Katarina Waters) is 36 today.

-NXT wrestler Peyton Royce (a/k/a Cassie McIntosh) is 24 today.

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