By Jason Powell
-The WWE Raw crew is in Brighton, England at Brighton Centre today. The advertised talent includes Triple H, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Braun Strowman, Sheamus, Cesaro, Finn Balor, Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Matt Hardy, The Miz, Enzo Amore, Nia Jax, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson.
-The Smackdown crew kicks off its European tour today in Dublin, Ireland at 3Arena with the following advertised matches: Jinder Mahal vs. AJ Styles for the WWE Championship, Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Bobby Roode in a Triple Threat for the U.S. Championship, The Usos vs. New Day vs. Rusev and Aiden English for the Smackdown Tag Titles, Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens, Naomi, Charlotte, and Becky Lynch vs. Natalya, Carmella, Tamina, and Lana, Tyler Bate and Trent Seven vs. Jordan Devlin and Tucker, Sin Cara vs. Sami Zayn. Breezango and The Bludgeon Brothers are also advertised.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show later today. John Moore and I will discuss the news of the week and preview the Impact Wrestling Bound For Glory event. 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 Eli Drake and LAX vs. Johnny Impact and OVE on the Bound For Glory go-home show. 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 Gainesville, Florida at the MLK Recreation Center with the local crew. NXT no longer advertised talent for their Florida spot shows.
-NXT is in Jacksonville, Florida at Maxwell Snyder Armory on Friday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Largo, Florida at Minnreg Hall on Saturday with the local crew.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote for C as the letter grade with 37 percent of the vote. I gave the show a C grade as well as the returns helped offset some of the oddball creative work.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live received a majority ?? grade.
Birthdays and Notables
-Yoshinari Ogawa is 51.
-Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman is 47.
-Cliff Compton, who worked as Domino in WWE, is 38.
-Darren Young (Fred Rosser Jr.) is 34.
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