By Jason Powell
-NXT is holding a television taping tonight in Atalanta, Georgia at Center Stage. If you are attending this or next month’s NXT tapings in the same venue, you are encouraged to send a report or basic results to firstname.lastname@example.org
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-Impact Wrestling’s first show of 2018 features Eli Drake vs. Alberto El Patron for the Impact Wrestling Championship. Impact airs on Pop TV at 7CT/8ET. John Moore’s review will be available on Friday morning, and my Impact Wrestling audio review and Hit List will also be available on Friday.
-We are looking for correspondents for 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 email@example.com
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-NXT is in Spartanburg, South Carolina at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium on Friday with the following advertised talent: Andrade Almas, Johnny Gargano, Ember Moon, Aleister Black, Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish, Velveteen Dream, Kassius Ohno, Roderick Strong, and Nikki Cross.
-NXT is in Crystal River, Florida at Crystal River Armory on Friday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Charlotte, North Carolina at Grady Cole Center on Saturday with the following advertised talent: Andrade Almas, Johnny Gargano, Ember Moon, Aleister Black, Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish, Velveteen Dream, Kassius Ohno, Roderick Strong, and Nikki Cross.
-NXT is in Largo, Florida at Minnreg Hall on Saturday with the local crew.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of C as the letter grade with 42 percent of the vote. I agree with the voters.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live received a B letter grade from the majority 35 percent of the voters. I gave the show a C grade.
Birthdays and Notables
-Jim Powers (James Manley) is 60.
-La Parka II (Jesus Alfonso Huerta Escoboza) is 52.
-The late Chris Kanyon (Christopher Klucsarits) was born on January 4, 1970. He took his own life following a long battle with bipolar disorder on April 2, 2010.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features referee Rob Page discussing the difficulty of reffing tag matches in the modern era, making three counts if a wrestler's shoulders are down even if it wasn't the planned finish, the growth of F1rst Wrestling, and more...