By Jason Powell
-Dot Net Members will be listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show with the second and final part of the annual NXT roster evaluation hosted by John Moore and I. 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.
-We are looking for correspondents for the WWE holiday tour live events. 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 Hartford, Connecticut at XL Center tonight with the following advertised matches: Roman Reigns vs. John Cena for the Intercontinental Championship, Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan vs. Sheamus and Cesaro in a cage match for the Raw Tag Titles, Braun Strowman vs. Kane, Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe, Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt, and Sasha Banks, Bayley, and Mickie James vs. Paige, Mandy Rose, and Sonya Deville.
-WWE is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at PPG Paints Arena tonight with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal in a cage match for the WWE Championship, Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, New Day vs. The Usos vs. Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable for the Smackdown Tag Titles, and Charlotte vs. Natalya vs. Tamian vs. Carmella for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
-Impact Wrestling is “the best of 2017 part two” edition. Impact airs on Pop TV at 7CT/8ET. John Moore’s review will be available on Friday morning. My audio reviews of Impact will return once they start airing first-run material next week.
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-The NXT crew has already worked its final show of 2017. The next NXT event will be a television taping on January 4 in Atalanta, Georgia at Center Stage.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 38 percent of the vote. I agree with the majority of the voters and came away pleased by the lack of silliness that we typically get from holiday week shows.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live received B as the letter grade with 38 percent of the vote. I gave the show a C grade.
Birthdays and Notables
-Tatsumi Fujinami is 64.
-Rachael Ellering is 25.