By Jason Powell
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-Impact Wrestling features Kongo Kong vs. Braxton Sutter. 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.
-We are looking for correspondents for the 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
-NXT is in Highland Heights, Kentucky at BB&T Arena tonight with the following advertised talent: Bobby Roode, Hideo Itami, Asuka, Andrade Almas, Drew McIntyre, Tommaso Ciampa, Ruby Riot, Roderick Strong, Oney Lorcan, Eric Young, No Way Jose, Nikki Cross, Kassius Ohno, Johnny Gargano, Alexander Wolfe, Aleister Black.
-NXT is in Evansville, Indiana at Old National Events Plaza on Friday with the same talent advertised for the Kentucky show.
-NXT Takeover: Chicago will be held on Saturday in Chicago, Illinois at Allstate Arena with the show headlined by Bobby Roode vs. Hideo Itami for the NXT Championship.
Birthdays and Notables
-Gino Brito (Louis Acocella) is 86.
-Blue Meanie (Brian Heffron) is 44.
-Kaz Hayashi is 44.
-The late Jimmy Snuka was born on May 18, 1943. He died at age 73 on January 15, 2017 following a battle with stomach cancer.