By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-The only weekend edition of Dot Net Daily of the year will run tomorrow due to the amount of weekend shows that are taking place. We are only listing the Friday events in this edition.
-The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will be held tonight in New Orleans, Louisiana at Smoothie King Center. The inductees are Goldberg, The Dudley Boyz, Jeff Jarrett, Ivory, Mark Henry, Hillbilly Jim, Jarrius “JJ” Robertson (Warrior Award), and Kid Rock (celebrity wing). Join me for live coverage of the ceremony as it streams on WWE Network at 7CT/8ET. There is also a red carpet special that will air in the hour leading up to the event.
-WWE Axxess continues today starting at 5CT at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The Axxess events include the continuation of the tournament for title shots for the WWE UK Championship, the NXT North American Title, the NXT Tag Titles, and the NXT Women’s Championship.
-We are looking for reports from all of the WrestleMania events including the non-WWE events listed below. If you are attending a show or WWE Axxess and want to help, send your report (or basic results) to firstname.lastname@example.org
-The Impact Wrestling vs. Lucha Underground show will be held tonight at 9CT/10ET at The Sugar Mill in New Orleans. The main event features Austin Aries and Fenix vs. Alberto El Patron and Pentagon Jr. John Moore will be covering the show live as it streams for free on Twitch TV.
-Jim Ross is holding a “Slobberknocker Sessions” show at Hilton Garden Inn – New Orleans Airport in Kenner, Louisiana this morning at 10CT. It’s a small venue with only 100 tickets available, meaning there shouldn’t be a bad seat in the house.
-Progress Wrestling is in Kenner, Louisiana at Pontchartrain Convention Center at noon CT with the following matches: Travis Banks vs Shane Strickland for the Progress Championship, Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Moustache Mountain for the Progress Tag Titles, Pete Dunne vs Flash Morgan Webster vs. Mark Andrews, Will Ospreay vs. Mark Haskins, Toni Storm and Shazza McKenzie vs. Jinny and Mercedes Martinez, Walter and Timothy Thatcher vs. Jack Sexsmith and David Starr, Austin Theory vs. Joey Janela vs. Jeff Cobb vs. Rickey Shane Page vs. Chris Brookes vs. Darby Allin vs. MJF vs. Parrow in a Thunderbastard match.
-The Crash is in New Orleans at The Sugar Mill at noon CT today with the following lineup: Penta Zero M vs. Austin Aries, LA Park, Nicho El Millonario, and Damian 666 vs. Bestia 666, Garza Jr, and Mr. 450, Rey Fenix vs. Flamita vs. Rich Swann, Daga vs. Brian Cage vs. Willie Mack vs. Sami Callihan, Bandido and Black Boy vs. Dezmond Xavier and Zachary Wentz vs. OVE, Rey Horus vs. Flip Gordon vs. Laredo Kid, Lacey Lane and Black Danger vs. Christi Jaynes and Oraculo vs. Barbie Haydn and Joe Ryan vs. Diamante and Douglas James, and Aeroboy vs. Draztik Boy vs. J Spade vs. Amarok vs. Matthew Palmer vs. Jason Cade vs. Angel Fashion vs. Curt Stallion.
-Evolve 103 takes place in Kenner, Louisiana at Pontchartrain Convention Center at 4CT with the following advertised matches: Matt Riddle vs. Daisuke Sekimoto, Chris Dickinson vs. Travis Banks, Jaka vs. Munenori Sawa, Darby Allin vs. Walter, Keith Lee vs. Austin Theory in a non-title match, AR Fox vs. DJZ vs. Jason Kincaid vs. Tracy Williams in a four-way freestyle match, Timothy Thatcher vs. Dominic Garrini.
-Revolution Pro Wrestling is in New Orleans at The Sugar Mill at 4CT today with the following lineup: Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tomohiro Ishii for the Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Juice Robinson vs. Aussie Open, Jeff Cobb vs. Minoru Suzuki, Kota Ibushi, Flip Gordon, and Shane Strickland vs. Rocky Romero, Will Ospreay, and Chuckie T, Adam Brooks vs. Brian Cage, Martin Stone vs. David Starr.
-The WWN Supershow “Mercury Rising” event happens tonight in Kenner, Louisiana at Pontchartrain Convention Center at 8CT with the following matches: Keith Lee vs. Daisuke Sekimoto for the WWN Championship, Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Munenori Sawa for the Evolve Championship, Chris Dickinson and Jaka vs. Walter and Timothy Thatcher for the Evolve Tag Titles, LuFisto defends vs. Holidead for the Shine Championship, Matt Riddle vs. Will Ospreay, Darby Allin, DJZ, and Trey Miquel vs. Austin Theory, Travis Banks, and Zachery Wentz.
-GCW’s Joey Janela’s Spring Break 2 goes down tonight in Kenner, Louisiana at Pontchartrain Convention Center at 11:55CT with the following matches: Joey Janela vs. Great Sasuke, Mike Quackenbush vs. David Starr, Walter vs. Pierre Carl Ouellet, Nick Gage vs. Penta El Om, James Ellsworth vs. Matt Riddle, and The ClusterF&$%.
Birthdays and Notables
-Peter Maivia was born on April 6, 1937. The grandfather of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson died of cancer at age 45 on June 12, 1982
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