Impact Wrestling TV show, Dot Net Weekly, NJPW G1 Special, Raw, and Smackdown poll results, Brock Lesnar, Sami Zayn, Shane Helms, Rene Goulet, Geeto Mongol


By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

-The Impact Wrestling television show features the the follow-up to the big LAX angle from last week as the build to Slammiversary continues. 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 today with Jake Barnett and I discussing all the news of the week. 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

-NXT is in Sanford, Florida at the Sanford Civic Center tonight. WWE does not list talent for their Florida spot shows.

-NXT is in Tampa, Florida at University area CDC Gymnasium on Friday with the local crew.

-NXT is in Crystal River, Florida at Crystal River Armory on Saturday with the local crew.

-Saturday’s NJPW G1 Special received a major vote of A as the letter grade with 67 percent of the vote. Only three percent gave the show a C grade, and there were no votes for D or F. I gave the show an A- grade in my audio review.

-The readers voted Kenny Omega vs. Cody as the best match of the NJPW G1 Special with 38 percent of the vote. Second place went to Hiromu Takahashi vs. Dragon Lee with 29 percent of the vote, and third place went to Jay White vs. Juice Robinson with 24 percent of the vote. The only other match to receive votes was Young Bucks vs. Evil and Sanada with 8 percent of the vote.

-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of C as the letter grade with 42 percent of the vote. I also gave the show a C grade.

-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 47 percent of the vote. I agree with the readers in that it was an entertaining show, though it was missing the big final punch to sell viewers on something in particular about Extreme Rules.

Birthdays and Notables

-WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar is 41. Remember him? WWE didn’t seem to on Monday’s Raw.

-Rene Goulet (Robert Bédard) is 86.

-Shane Helms is 44.

-Sami Zayn (Rami Sebei[) is 34.

-The late Geeto Mongol (Newton Tattrie) was born on July 12, 1931. He died at age 82 on July 19, 2003.

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