By Jason Powell
-Paul “Triple H” Levesque will host a conference call with the pro wrestling media this morning. He will be promoting Saturday’s NXT Takeover event and taking questions about the NXT product. We will make the call available as today’s All Access Daily Podcast.
-NXT TV features Drew McIntyre vs. Roderick Strong as the main event of the go-home show for Saturday’s Takeover special. Join Zack Zimmerman for live coverage as the show streams on WWE Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-Ring of Honor TV featured Kushida vs. Kenny King for the ROH TV Title. My full review and members’ exclusive audio review will be available later today.
-Lucha Underground includes the continuation of the semifinals of the Cueto Cup tournament. The show airs on El Rey Network at 7CT/8ET with an immediate replay. John Moore’s full review will be available on Thursday morning.
-Jim Ross’s “Ross Report” podcast guests is Glenn Jacobs, who wrestled as Kane.
-Steve Austin’s latest family friendly edition features rapper Post Malone. The Unleashed show had Sean “X-Pac” Waltman.
-Chris Jericho’s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast had Breezango as guests. The previous show had Mike Tyson.
-You can find the Ross, Jericho, and Austin podcasts at Podcastone.com.
-Colt Cabana’s latest podcast is a Chicago Live edition. Listen to the podcast at Soundcloud.com/coltcabana.
-The latest “Something to Wrestle With Bruce Prichard” podcast focusses on SummerSlam 1996. Listen to the show at MLWRadio.com.
Birthdays and Notables
-Big Cass (William Morrissey) is 31.
-Cedric Alexander (Cederick Alexander Johnson) is 28.
-The late Fritz Von Erich (Jack Adkisson) was born on August 16, 1929. The longtime wrestler and promoter died at age 68 of brain and lung cancer on September 10, 1997.
-The late Dick Murdoch was born on August 16, 1946. He died of a heart attack on June 15, 1996.
-Pat O’Connor died on August 16, 1990 at age 65 following a bout with cancer.
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