By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-CM Punk will fight Mike Jackson at the UFC 225 event on Saturday in Chicago, Illinois at United Center. The main event of the show features Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero.
-We are looking for reports from the WWE, and 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
-NXT is at the Download Festival in Derby, England at Donington Park today through Sunday. The shows will also feature WWE UK Championship Tournament matches.
-WWE is in Jackson, Mississippi at the State Fair Coliseum on tonight with the following advertised lineup: Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman vs. Elias and Kane.
-WWE is in Huntsville, Alabama at Von Braun Civic Center on Saturday with the following advertised lineup: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship. This is likely a dated listing since Styles is not listed for the show on the WWE website’s live events page.
-WWE is in Monroe, Louisiana at the Monroe Civic Center on Saturday with the Raw crew.
-WWE is in Tupelo, Mississippi at Bancorpsouth Arena on Sunday with the following advertised lineup: Jeff Hardy vs. The Miz vs. Samoa Joe vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a four-way for the U.S. Championship, Bludgeon Brothers vs. The Usos vs. Rusev and Aiden English for the Smackdown Tag Titles, and Carmella vs. Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
-WWE is in Bossier City, Louisiana at Centurylink Center on Sunday with the following advertised lineup: Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, and Finn Balor vs. Jinder Mahal, Sami Zayn, and Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins vs. Elias for the Intercontinental Championship, Nia Jax vs. Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women’s Championship, Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy vs. The B-Team for the Raw Tag Titles.
-The next ROH events are June 15 in San Antonio, Texas, and June 16 in Dallas, Texas for the “State of the Art” shows. The ROH Best in the World pay-per-view will be held on June 19 in Baltimore, Maryland.
-The Evolve 106 and 107 events will be held on June 23 in Queens, New York, and June 24 in Melrose, Massachusetts.
-Impact Wrestling will be holding a Rise of the Knockouts event on July 7 in Naperville, Illinois with the Rise promotion. The event will be a Twitch TV special. The Slammiversary pay-per-view will be held on July 22 in Toronto, Ontario.
Birthdays and Notables
-Dan Severn is 60.
-Tatanka (Chris Chavis) is 57.
-WWE celebrity regular Maria Menounos is 40.
-Scott Lost (Scott Epperson) is 38.
-Liv Morgan (Gionna Daddio) is 24.
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