By Jason Powell
-We are looking for correspondents for the following WWE, Impact Wrestling, and Evolve events listed below, as well as the NXT events that we listed yesterday. If you are attending a show and want to help, send your report (or basic results) to firstname.lastname@example.org
-The Impact Wrestling tapings continue today through Sunday in Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios.
-WWE is in Rapid City, South Dakota at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center tonight with the following advertised talent: Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Sami Zayn, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Charlotte Flair, Bayley, Sasha Banks, Austin Aries.
-WWE is in Kalamazoo, Michigan at Wings Event Center on Saturday with the following advertised talent: Randy Orton, AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, Baron Corbin, Alexa Bliss, American Alpha.
-WWE is in Bismarck, North Dakota at Bismarck Event Center on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Braun Strowman, Sami Zayn, Bayley, Charlotte, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows.
-Evolve 82 is in Queens, New York at La Boom on Saturday with the following top matches: Matt Riddle vs. Timothy Thatcher for the WWN Title, Evolve Champion Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Drew Galloway in a Last Man Standing match, Keith Lee vs. Kyle O’Reilly.
-WWE is in Hammond, Indiana at Hammond Civic Center on Sunday with the following advertised matches: Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles vs. Bray Wyatt in a Triple Threat for the WWE Championship, Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin for the Intercontinental Title.
-WWE is in Fargo, North Dakota at Fargodome on Sunday with the following advertised matches: The original lineup was Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins and Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe. However, Reigns is off the weekend house shows, presumably due to the death of his brother.
-Evolve 83 is in Brooklyn, New York at Saint Finbar Catholic Church Gym on Sunday with the following top matches: Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Lio Rush in an I Quit match, Matt Riddle vs. Drew Galloway, Keith Lee vs. Darby Allin.
-The next Ring of Honor dates are April 28 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Turner Hall Ballroom, and April 29 in Hopkins, Minnesota at Eisenhower Center.
Birthdays and Notables
-Brutus Beefcake (Ed Leslie) is 60.
-Orlando Jordan is 43.
-Nikki Cross is 28.
-The late Angelo Savoldi (Mario Fornini, Sr.) was born on April 21, 1924. He died at age 99 on September 20, 2013.
-The late Axl Rotten (Brian Knighton) was born on April 21, 1971. He died of a heroin overdose at age 44 on February 4, 2016.
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