WWE in South Africa (reports needed), Impact Wrestling TV, Dot Net Weekly, NXT weekend in Florida (reports needed), El Samurai, Johnny Storm, Roxxi

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

-WWE is in Cape Town, South Africa at Grand Arena at GrandWest for the second straight night. The advertised talent includes Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, Cesaro, Sheamus, Finn Balor, Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, and Asuka.

-The Impact Wrestling television show features Su Yung and Braxton Sutter vs. Fallah Bahh and Kiera Hogan, plus they will be replaying the Impact Wrestling vs. Lucha Underground main event with Austin Aries vs. Fenix vs. Pentagon Jr. This will be the go-home show for Sunday’s Redemption pay-per-view. Impact airs on Pop TV at 7CT/8ET. John Moore’s review will be available on Friday morning, and my Impact Wrestling Hit List and audio review 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 and assessing the Raw and Smackdown rosters following the WWE Superstar Shakeup. Join us on the ad-free version of the site and access and our entire ten-year 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 dotnetjason@gmail.com

-NXT is in Washington, D.C. at The Anthem tonight with the following advertised talent for the traveling weekend shows: Aleister Black, Andrade Almas, Zelina Vega, Kairi Sane, Shayna Baszler, No Way Jose, EC3, Kassius Ohno, Tommaso Ciampa, Ricochet, Velveteen Dream, Nikki Cross, and Candice LeRae.

-NXT is in Sanford, Florida at Sanford Civic Center tonight with the local crew. NXT does not list talent for the Florida spot shows.

-NXT is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at Sands Event Center on Friday with the traveling crew.

-NXT is in Jacksonville, Florida at the Maxwell Snyder Armory on Friday with the local crew.

-NXT is in Baltimore, Maryland at APG Federal Credit Union Arena on Saturday with the traveling crew.

-NXT is in Fort Pierce, Florida at Havert L Fenn Center on Saturday with the local crew.

-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 44 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 46 percent of the vote. I gave the show a B grade.

Birthdays and Notables

-El Samurai (Osamu Matsuda) is 52.

-Johnny Storm (a/k/a Jonathan Whitcombe) is 40.

-Roxxi (a/k/a Nicole Raczynski) is 38.


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