By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-The New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Special will be held on Saturday in San Francisco, California at the Cow Palace. The event is headlined by Kenny Omega vs. Cody for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. AXS TV will broadcast the event live beginning at 7CT/8ET and it is slotted for four-and-a-half hours. I will be covering the show live as it airs on AXS and Dot Net Members will hear my audio review afterward.
-We are looking for reports from the WWE and ROH 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
-WWE is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Wells Fargo Center tonight with the following advertised matches: Ronda Rousey makes her Philadelphia debut, Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal. Rousey is advertised, but the lineup is dated in that Sami Zayn is still listed for a six-man tag match.
-WWE is in New York, New York at Madison Square Garden on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Undertaker, Roman Reigns, and Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens, Baron Corbin, and Elias, Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor for the Intercontinental Title, Ronda Rousey vs. Nia Jax with Alexa Bliss as special referee.
-WWE is in Bridgeport, Connecticut at Webster Bank Arena on Sunday with the following advertised matches: Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, and Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens, Baron Corbin, and Elias, Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax vs. Alexa Bliss and Mickie James, Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins for the Intercontinental Championship, Bobby Lashley vs. Jinder Mahal.
-Impact Wrestling will be holding a Rise of the Knockouts event on Saturday 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.
-The next ROH events will be held on July 20 in Nashville, and July 21 in Atlanta.
-Evolve 108 will take place on August 4 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Evolve 109 will be held on August 5 in Melrose, Massachusetts.
Birthdays and Notables
-Lars Sullivan (Dylan Miley) is 30.
-The late Vincent J. McMahon was born on July 6, 1914. The legendary WWWF promoter died on May 24, 1984 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
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