By Jason Powell
-WWE will release their third quarter financial report this morning along with the new WWE Network number. Vince McMahon, George Barrios, and Michelle Wilson are scheduled to co-host a conference call to discuss the numbers at 10CT/11ET this morning.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show with Jake Barnett and I discussing the news of the week and the WWE financial report later today. 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.
-Impact Wrestling features Trevor Lee taking the X Division Championship to Tijuana. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
-NXT is in Spencer, Iowa at Clay County Regional Events Center tonight with the traveling crew.
-NXT is in Tampa, Florida at the University Area CDC gymnasium with the local crew.
-NXT is in Des Moines, Iowa at Hy-Vee Hall on Friday with the traveling crew.
-NXT is in Sanford, Florida at Sanford Civic Center on Friday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Omaha, Nebraska at Halston Arena on Saturday with the traveling crew.
-NXT is in Cocoa, Florida at Cocoa Armory on Saturday with the local crew.
-79 percent of Dot Net voters gave the Finn Balor vs. AJ Styles match the nod for best match of the WWE TLC event. The main event TLC match came in second with 15 percent of the vote. The overall show received a B grade from 49 percent of the voters. I agree with the voters in both categories.
-Monday’s Raw received a majority vote for B as the letter grade with 29 percent of the vote. The results were very split with no letter grade receiving less than 14 percent of the vote. I gave the show a C grade in part because I’m not a fan of the Raw vs. Smackdown approach to Survivor Series.
Birthdays and Notables
-CM Punk (Phil Brooks) is 39.
-Kevin Sullivan is 68.
-Austin Idol (Michael McCord) is 68.
-Kurgan (Robert Mallet) is 48.
-Taka Michinoku (Takao Yoshida) is 44.
-Rochelle Loewen is 38.
-Oro (Jesus Javier Hernández Silva) died after taking a bump in the ring on October 26, 1993 at age 21. His family declined an autopsy.
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