By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-The Impact Wrestling television show includes Taiji Ishimori responding to Matt Sydal’s challenge to an X Division Title match.. Impact airs on Pop TV at 7CT/8ET. John Moore’s review will be available on Friday morning, and his Impact Wrestling audio review will also be available on Friday.
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-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 firstname.lastname@example.org
-NXT is in Columbus, Ohio at Express Live tonight with the following advertised talent: Johnny Gargano, Andrade Almas, Zelina Vega, Aleister Black, Velveteen Dream, Kairi Sane, Shayna Baszler, Adam Cole, Kassius Ohno, Kyle O’Reilly, and Bobby Fish.
-NXT is in Ocala, Florida at the The Reserve Pavilion at Hilton Ocala tonight with the local crew. NXT does not list talent for the Florida spot shows.
-NXT is in Cleveland, Ohio at Agora Theater on Friday with the traveling crew.
-NXT is in Gainesville, Florida at MLK Recreation Center on Friday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Detroit, Michigan at Royal Oak Music Center on Saturday with the traveling crew.
-NXT is in Orlando, Florida at Englewood Neighborhood Center on Saturday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre on Sunday. Former NFL player Pat McAfee will serve as the guest ring announcer for for the main event of Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, and Kyle O’Reilly vs. Kassius Ohno and the Street Profits.
-WWE Elimination Chamber received a majority B as the letter grade with 43 percent of the vote. I gave the show a B- grade in the members’ audio review on Sunday night.
-The voters gave the Women’s Elimination Chamber match the best match of the night nod with 42 percent of the vote. The men’s Elimination Chamber match finished second with 35 percent. I found the men’s match to be better in terms of the in-ring work, but I came away more entertained by the women’s match. Some of that was due to the men’s match outcome feeling so predictable.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 34 percent of the vote. I agree with the readers.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 36 percent of the vote. I gave the show a B-minus grade in that it was carried by the main event and didn’t have much else going on.
Birthdays and Notables
-Adnan Al-Kaissie (Adnan Bin Abdul Kareem Ahmed Alkaissy El Farthie) is 79.
-Mike Tenay is 63.
-Booker T (Booker Huffman) is 53.
-Scotty Riggs (Scott Antol) is 47.
-Ultimo Guerrero is 46.
-CZW owner DJ Hyde is 40.
-Davey Richards (Wesley Richards) is 35.
-Big E (Ettore Ewen) is 32.
-Kyle O’Reilly is 31.
-Tenille Dashwood (formerly Emma in WWE) is 29.
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