By Jason Powell
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-GFW Impact Wrestling features Moose vs. EC3 for the Impact Grand 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 email@example.com
-Monday’s Raw received a majority C vote as the letter grade. Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live received a majority vote B grade from the voters. 85 percent of the votes that came in for Smackdown gave the show an A or B letter grade.
-NXT is in Orlando, Florida at the Englewood Neighborhood Center tonight. The promotion does not list talent for their local shows.
-NXT is in Ocala, Florida at The Reserve Pavilion at Hilton Ocala on Friday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Largo, Florida at Minnreg Hall on Saturday with the local crew.
Birthdays and Notables
-Eric “Butterbean” Esch is 51. The pro boxer had a boxing match with Bart Gunn at WrestleMania XV.
-Damien Sandow (Aaron Steven Haddad) is 36.
-The late Haystacks Calhoun (William Dee Calhoun) was born on August 3, 1934. He died at age 55 on December 7, 1989.
-The late Karl Gotch (Karl Istaz) was born on August 3, 1924. He died on July 28, 2007.