Impact Wrestling TV, Dot Net Weekly, NXT weekend (reports needed), Raw and Smackdown poll results, Honky Tonk Man, Jay Briscoe, Michelle McCool, Mark Andrews, BJ Whitmer, Gorgeous George

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

-The Impact Wrestling television show includes Eli Drake vs. Johnny Impact vs. Alberto El Patron for the Impact Wrestling Global Championship. The same match aired last week from a Border City Wrestling event in Detroit, whereas this match was taped at the Impact venue. Impact airs on Pop TV at 7CT/8ET (which is finally available in HD on DirecTV). 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.

-Dot Net Members will be listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show featuring Jake Barnett and I discussing all the news of the week. 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 reports from 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

-NXT is in Albany, New York at Washington Avenue Armory tonight with the following advertised talent: Johnny Gargano, Andrade Almas, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly, Ember Moon, Shayna Baszler, Aleister Black, Velveteen Dream, Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Kairi Sane, and Kassius Ohno.

-NXT is in Toms River, New Jersey at Pine Belt Arena on Friday with the following advertised talent: Johnny Gargano, Roderick Strong, Andrade Almas, Lars Sullivan, Adam Cole, Aleister Black, Ember Moon, Kairi Sane, Shayna Baszler, Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish, and Nikki Cross.

-NXT is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday for the NXT Takeover: Philadelphia event.

-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of D as the letter grade with 39 percent of the vote. I gave the show a C grade, but I believe the company made a mistake by advertising all of the legends in advance rather than saving some for surprise appearances.

Birthdays and Notables

-Honky Tonk Man (Roy Wayne Farris) is 65.

-WCW valet Gorgeous George (Stephanie Bellars) is 42.

-Michelle McCool (Michelle Calaway) is 38.

-Jay Briscoe (Jamin Pugh) is 34.

-BJ Whitmer is 40.

-Mark Andrews is 26.

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