By Jason Powell
-We are looking for correspondents for the WWE and 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
-WWE is in Abu Dhabi at Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium tonight with the first of two nights in the venue. The advertised talent for tonight’s show includes Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Finn Balor, Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe, Kane, Sheamus, Cesaro, Bray Wyatt, Jason Jordan, Enzo Amore, Alexa Bliss, and Sasha Banks. Triple H vs. Roman Reigns will headline the Friday show.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show with the annual WWE Raw roster evaluation. Will Pruett and I will discuss every wrestler on the roster in a multi-part series beginning 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 Moose and James Storm vs. Lashley and Dan Lambert. Impact airs on Pop TV at 7CT/8ET. John Moore’s review will be available on Friday morning. My Impact Wrestling Hit List will also be available on Friday.
-NXT is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at The Stage AE tonight with the traveling crew. The advertised talent for the weekend shows includes Aleister Black, Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish, Kairi Sane, Johnny Gargano, Ember Moon, and Roderick Strong.
-NXT is in Daytona, Florida at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center tonight with the local crew.
-NXT is in Venice, Florida at the Venice Community Center on Friday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Tampa, Florida at the University Area CDC Gymnasium on Saturday with the local crew.
-Dot Net readers were asked if they have interest in attending a 205 Live house show. 72 percent of the readers voted no, while 28 percent voted yes.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 52 percent of the vote. I agree with the majority of the voters this week.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live received a majority vote of C as the letter grade with 32 percent of the vote. I gave the show a B grade.
Birthdays and Notables
-Dean Ambrose (Jonathan Good) is 32.
-Curtis Hughes if 53.
-Tammy Sytch is 45.
-ACH (Albert C. Hardie Jr.) is 30.
-The late Rick Rude (Richard Rood) was born on December 7, 1958. He died of heart failure at age 40 on April 20, 1999.
-The late Hack Meyers (Donald Haviland) was born on December 7, 1973. He died from brain surgery complications at age 41 on December 5, 2015
-The late Haystacks Calhoun (William Dee Calhoun) died at age 55 on December 7, 1989.
-The late Ion Croitoru died on December 7, 1963 at age 53. He is best known for wrestling as Johnny K-9 and Bruiser Bedlam.
The Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Jake Barnett co-hosting the Boom and Dot Net Weekly combo show. Jason and Jake discuss Becky Lynch announcing her pregnancy, Alberto Del Rio being accused of sexual assault, WWE's IC Title tournament, Mike Tyson appearing at AEW Double Or Nothing, Undertaker's Last Ride documentary, AEW Dynamite and NXT TV thoughts, and more...