By Jason Powell
-The WWE overseas tour begins today with a stop in Rome, Italy at Palalottomatica with the follow advertised talent: Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Dean Ambrose, Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman, Sheamus, Cesaro, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Samoa Joe, The Miz, Maryse, Bayley, Sasha Banks, and Alexa Bliss.
-We are looking for correspondents for the WWE live events on the overseas tour. If you are going to today’s event in Rome or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in a report (or even basic results), contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-NXT TV features a battle royal to determine the No. 1 contender to Asuka’s NXT Women’s Championship. The show streams on WWE Network at 7:00 p.m. CT. John Moore will be by tonight or tomorrow morning with his review of the show.
-Ring of Honor TV on Comet TV is headlined by Silas Young vs. Jay Lethal vs. Jay White vs. Hangman Page in a four-way for a spot in the ROH Title match at the War of the Worlds pay-per-view. My full review will be available later today, and Haydn Gleed will be on Thursday morning with his members’ exclusive audio review.
-Lucha Underground will not be airing first-run material until May 31. However, El Rey Network will be airing “greatest hits” episodes on Wednesdays at 7CT/8ET. Tonight’s shows are “Every Woman is Sexy, Every Woman is a Star” from November 23, 2016, and “Breaker of Bones” from November 30, 2016. You can find full reviews of the Lucha Underground television shows in our TV Reviews section, and members have access to audio reviews of the Lucha Underground television shows.
-Jim Ross’s “Ross Report” podcast guests are “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase and me. JR and I discussed the WWE Payback show, Monday’s Raw, and more. Be sure to check it out and leave comments on a rating on the Ross Report iTunes page.
-Steve Austin’s latest family friendly edition features former NFL player and current NFL Network analyst Heath Evans. The Unleashed show has Rhett Thibodeaux.
-Chris Jericho’s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast has Method Man. The previous show had Samoa Joe’s return to the podcast.
-You can find the Ross, Jericho, and Austin podcasts at Podcastone.com.
-Colt Cabana’s latest podcast has Caprice Coleman as his guest. Listen to the podcast at Soundcloud.com/coltcabana.
-The latest “Something to Wrestle With Bruce Prichard” podcast focusses on Jim Cornette’s time in WWE. Listen to the show at MLWRadio.com.
Birthdays and Notables
-Happy 40th birthday to my brother Bryan.
-The late Stu Hart was born on May 3, 1915. He died at age 88 on October 16, 2003.
-Steve “Monsta” Mack is 37.