By Jason Powell
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-Impact Wrestling features Rosemary vs. Taya Valkyrie. Impact airs on Pop TV at 7CT/8ET. John Moore’s review will be available 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. 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
-NXT is in Macon, Georgia at Macon City Auditorium tonight with the following advertised talent: Drew McIntyre, Andrade Almas, Nikki Cross, Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly, Roderick Strong, Eric Young, Hideo Itami, Alexander Wolfe, Killian Dain.
-NXT is in North Charleston, South Carolina at the Convention Center on Friday with the traveling crew.
-NXT is in Venice, Florida at the Venice Community Center on Friday with the local crew. WWE does not list talent for the local shows.
-NXT is in Graniteville, South Carolina at Aiken Convocation Center on Saturday with the traveling crew.
-NXT is in Citrus Springs, Florida at Citrus Springs on Saturday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Johnson City, Tennessee at Freedom Hall on Sunday with the traveling crew.
-Monday’s Raw received a majority vote for B as the letter grade with 38 percent of the vote. C finished second with 22 percent of the vote. I gave the show a C this week.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live received a majority C as the letter grade with 27 percent of the vote. 24 percent of the voters gave the show a B grade. I’m with the majority of voters on this one, as the segments involving Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens were strong, but the rest of the show as just sort of there.
Birthdays and Notables
-Saraya Knight (Julia Hamer-Bevis) is 46.
-Toni Storm is 22.
-Road Warrior Hawk (Mike Hegstrand) died of a heart attack on October 19, 2003 at age 46.
-Mike Graham took his own life at age 61 on October 19, 2012. His father Eddie and his son also took their own lives.
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