By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE will release their first quarter financial report this morning along. Vince McMahon, George Barrios, and Michelle Wilson are scheduled to co-host a conference call to discuss the numbers at 10:00 a.m. CT. I will run live notes of the conference call at that same time.
-The Impact Wrestling television show includes Rosemary vs. Su Yung. 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 including the WWE financial report, and previewing the WWE Backlash event. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
-NXT is in Bartow, Florida at Bartow Armory tonight with the local crew. NXT does not list talent for the Florida spot shows.
-NXT is in Crystal River, Florida at the Crystal River Armory on Friday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Dayton Beach, Florida at Midtown Cultural & Educational Center on Saturday with the local crew.
-The WWE Greatest Royal Rumble received a majority C grade vote with 35 percent of the vote. B trailed by just two votes. I gave the event a C grade and felt like it was a big lineup with house show level finishes in most of the matches. The best match on the show was the four-way ladder match with Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor vs. The Miz vs. Samoa Joe for the Intercontinental Championship with 41 percent of the vote.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 38 percent of the vote. I gave the show a B with a big assist from the Montreal crowd.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 36 percent of the vote. I also gave the show a B grade.
-The Impact Wrestling Redemption pay-per-view grade came it as a tie between A and B with each getting 39 percent of the vote. I gave the show a C-plus, but it was certainly an A grade compared to just Impact pay-per-views over the years. The readers voted Austin Aries vs. Fenix vs. Pentagon Jr. for the Impact Wrestling Championship as the best match with 64 precent of the vote.
Birthdays and Notables
-Happy birthday to my brother Bryan.
-Steve “Monsta” Mack is 38.
-The late Stu Hart was born on May 3, 1915. He died at age 88 on October 16, 2003.
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