By Jason Powell
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-Impact Wrestling is “the best of 2017 part one” edition. Impact airs on Pop TV at 7CT/8ET. John Moore’s review will be available on Friday morning. The timing of the company going into “best of” mode is puzzling in that while the holiday weekend is approaching, there is not an NFL Thursday night game this week for the first time since August.
-We are looking for correspondents for the WWE live events that will be held next week. 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
-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.
-The NXT crew has worked its final show of 2017. The next NXT event will be a television taping on January 4 in Atalanta, Georgia at Center Stage.
-WWE Clash of Champions received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 40 percent of the vote. I agree with the 33 percent of the voters who gave the event a C grade (technically, I gave it a C+ grade in audio this week).
-The readers voted the Usos vs. New Day vs. Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin vs. Rusev and Aiden English as the best match of the WWE Clash of Champions card with 35 percent of the vote. AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal received 27 percent of the vote, and Baron Corbin vs. Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler received 22 percent of the vote.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of C as the letter grade with 36 percent of the vote. I agree with the voters.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live received tie between C and F as the letter grade with each getting 24 percent of the vote. I gave the show a C grade.
Birthdays and Notables
-Primo Colon (Eddie Colon Coates) is 35.
-Oney Lorcan (Christopher Girard) is 32.
-Otis Dozovic (Niko Bogojevic) is 26.
-My dog Ada is 10!
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest Jim Ross on his role in AEW, Tony Khan as a leader, whether Ross knew Shawn Spears was going to hit Cody with a chair shot to the head, working with Excalibur and Alex Marvez, his new book and speaking engagement deal, and much more... Search "Pro Wrestling Boom" in Apple Podcasts or any podcast app to subscribe.