By Jason Powell
-WWE will release their second quarter financial report this morning along with the new WWE Network subscriber count. Vince McMahon, George Barrios, and Michelle Wilson are scheduled to co-host a conference call to discuss the numbers this morning at 10CT/9ET.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show later today with former WWE creative team member and once again MLW promoter Court Bauer and I discussing the return of his promotion and all the news of the week. 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.
-GFW Impact Wrestling features Sienna vs. Rosemary in a Last Knockout Standing match for the Unified Women’s Championship. Impact airs on Pop TV at 7CT/8ET. John Moore’s review 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 the NXT live events listed below and tonight’s WWE live event. 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
-The majority of Dot Net voters gave the WWE Battleground pay-per-view a negative grade. 33 percent gave the show an F, 33 percent gave the show a D, and just 11 percent gave the show a A or a B score. The Usos vs. New Day ran away with the best match vote with 58 percent of the vote.
-Monday’s Raw received a majority tie with an equal number of votes for B or C as the letter grade. Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live received a majority vote B grade from the voters.
-WWE is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Turner Hall Ballroom tonight with the following advertised talent: Bobby Roode, Drew McIntyre, Hideo Itami, Aleister Black, Eric Young, Kassius Ohno, Killian Dain, Ember Moon, Roderick Strong, Johnny Gargano, Andrade Almas.
-NXT is in Crystal River, Florida at the Crystal River Armory on Friday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Green Bay, Wisconsin at Shopko Hall on Friday with the traveling crew.
-NXT is in Fort Pierce, Florida at Havert L. Fenn Center on Saturday with the local crew.
-NXT is in St. Paul, Minnesota at Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Saturday with the traveling crew. I am unable to attend the show this time, as I will be attending my father’s retirement party, so we could definitely use a report.
Birthdays and Notables
-Manny Fernandez is 63.
-Paul “Triple H” Levesque is 48.
-Shannon Moore is 39.
-Dolph Ziggler (Nicholas Nemeth) is 37.
-The late Matt Borne (Matt Osborne) was born on July 27, 1957. He died of an overdose at age 55 on June 28, 2013.
-Rhonda Singh, who worked as Bertha Faye in WWE, died of a heart attack at age 40 on July 27, 2001.
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