By Jason Powell
-We are looking for correspondents for the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
-WWE is in Glasgow, Scotland at SSE Hydro with the following advertised matches: Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles for the WWE Championship, Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn for the U.S. Championship, The Usos vs. American Alpha vs. Primo and Epico for the Smackdown Tag Titles, Naomi vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte vs. Natalya vs. Carmella for the Smackdown Women’s Championship, Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler, Trent Seven, and Tyler Bate and Wolfgang vs. Pete Dunne, Joseph Conners and Tyson T-Bone.
-WWE is in Bologna, Italy at Unipol Arena today with the following 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.
-Impact Wrestling is headlined by Magnus vs. Alberto El Patron for the Global Force Wrestling Championship. Impact airs on Pop TV at 7CT/8ET. John Moore’s report will be available either later this evening or on Friday morning. My Impact Wrestling Hit List will be available on Friday.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show on Friday with John Moore and I discussing all the news of the week and his in-person experience at WWE Payback. 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.
-NXT is in Phoenix, Arizona at Comerica Theatre with the following advertised talent: Andrade Almas, Bobby Roode, Hideo Itami, Asuka, Drew McIntyre, Kassius Ohno, Tommaso Ciampa, Tye Dillinger, Johnny Gargano, Ruby Riot, Oney Lorcan, No Way Jose, and Mandy Rose.
-NXT is in Gainesville, Florida at the MLK Recreation Center on Friday. NXT no longer lists the talent for their Florida spot shows.
-NXT is in Riverside, California at Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Friday with the traveling crew.
-NXT is in St. Petersburg, Florida at St. Petersburg Armory on Saturday with the local crew.
-NXT is in San Diego, California at Viejas Arena on Saturday with the traveling crew.
Birthdays and Notables
-WWE referee Scott Armstrong is 58.
-Brad Maddox (Tyler Kluttz Warner) is 33.
-Alicia Webb, who worked as Ryan Shamrock, is 38.
-The late Mr. Fuji (Harry Fujiwara) was born on May 4, 1934. He died at age 82 on August 28, 2016
-Dory Funk Sr. was born on May 4, 1919. He died of a heart attack at age 54 on June 3, 1973.
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