By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-The Impact Wrestling television show features Madison Rayne vs. Taya Valkyrie and the follow-up to the reveal of the Red X attacker reveal. 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.
-NXT is taping television tonight in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University. If you attend the show, you are encouraged to send a report or even basic results to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Dot Net Members will be listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show with part one of the Impact Wrestling roster evaluation hosted by John Moore and I. 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 email@example.com
-NXT is in Venice, Florida at Venice Community Center on Friday. WWE does not list talent for their Florida spot shows.
-NXT is in Largo, Florida at Minnreg Hall on Saturday.
-The NXT Takeover: Chicago special received an A grade with 69 percent of the vote. Only five votes came in at C or worse. I gave the show an A- grade.
-The readers voted Ricochet vs. Velveteen Dream as the best match of the NXT Takeover: Chicago event with 43 percent of the vote. The Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa street fight received 30 percent, and the Roderick Strong and Kyle O’Reilly vs. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch match for the NXT Tag Titles received 23 percent of the vote.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 40 percent of the vote. I gave the show a C+ grade.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 46 percent of the vote. Only six votes came in at C or lower for this show. I gave the show a B+ with the well booked gauntlet match carrying the show.
Birthdays and Notables
-Matt Stryker (a/k/a Brian Woermann) is 39. Not to be confused with Lucha Underground voice Matt Striker, Stryker worked for the Heartland Wrestling Association and Ring of Honor.
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