By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-We are looking for reports from the WWE European tour events as well as 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 email@example.com
-WWE is in Oberhausen, Germany at Konig Pilsner Arena today with the following advertised talent: AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, Shinsuke Nakamura, New Day, The Miz, Jeff Hardy, Sheamus, Cesaro, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, and Naomi.
-WWE is in Belfast, Northern Ireland at SSE Arena today with the following advertised talent: Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, Kevin Owens, Finn Balor, Sami Zayn, Matt Hardy, Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, and Nia Jax.
-The Impact Wrestling television show is headlined by Pentagon Jr. vs. Eli Drake for the Impact World Championship. 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.
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-NXT is back in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University with another television taping tonight.
-NXT is in Ocala, Florida at The Reserve Pavilion at Hilton Ocala on Friday with the local crew. NXT does not list talent for the Florida spot shows.
-NXT is in Citrus Springs, Florida at Citrus Springs on Saturday with the local crew.
-The WWE Backlash event received a majority D grade vote with 38 percent of the vote. F was the second place vote and only 9 percent of the voters graded the show as higher than a C. I gave the event a D- grade with the opening match and the quality of the AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura match before the finish saving the show from an F grade. The best match on the show was Seth Rollins vs. The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship with 83 percent of the vote. The duo also received the best match for the four-way match with Samoa Joe and Finn Balor at the Greatest Royal Rumble the week before.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of D as the letter grade with 36 percent of the vote. I also gave the show a D as it really dragged and felt like a marathon show.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 44 percent of the vote. I agree with the voters.
Birthdays and Notables
-Tito Santana (Merced Solis) is 65.
-William Regal (Darren Matthews) is 50.
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