WWE conference call, Impact Wrestling TV show, Dot Net Weekly, NXT weekend (reports needed), Slammiversary, Raw, and Smackdown poll results, Tommy Rich, Roderick Strong, Marty Scurll, Tessa Blanchard, Pitbull 2

By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

-WWE will release their second quarter financial report this morning. Vince McMahon, George Barrios, and Michelle Wilson are scheduled to co-host a conference call to discuss the numbers this morning at 10CT/11ET. I will run live notes of the conference call.

-The Impact Wrestling television show features Brian Cage vs. Matt Sydal for the X Division Title in a rematch from Sunday’s Slammiversary pay-per-view. 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 including the WWE financial report and the WWE Evolution pay-per-view announcement. 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 dotnetjason@gmail.com

-NXT is in San Diego, California at Viejas Arena tonight with the following advertised talent: Aleister Black, Tommaso Ciampa, Candice LeRae, Shayna Baszler, EC3, Velveteen Dream, Johnny Gargano, Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Kyle O’Reilly, and Kairi Sane.

-NXT is in Largo, Florida at Minnreg Hall tonight. WWE does not list talent for their Florida spot shows.

-NXT is in Riverside, California at Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Friday with the traveling crew.

-NXT is in Jacksonville, Florida at Maxwell Snyder Arena on Friday with the local crew.

-NXT is in Las Vegas, Nevada at Orleans Arena on Saturday with the traveling crew.

-NXT is in Fort Pierce, Florida at Havert L Fenn Center on Saturday with the local crew.

-NXT is in Phoenix, Arizona at Comerica Theatre on Sunday with the traveling crew.

-Impact Wrestling Slammiversary received a major vote of A as the letter grade with 61 percent of the vote. 28 percent gave the show a B grade. I gave the show a B+ grade in my audio review on Sunday night.

-The readers voted Pentagon Jr. vs. Sami Callihan as the best match of the Slammiversary event with 56 percent of the vote.

-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of D as the letter grade with 28 percent of the vote. 78 percent of the voters gave the show a C or lower. I gave the show a C grade.

-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 52 percent of the vote. I also gave the show a B grade.

Birthdays and Notables

-Tommy Rich (Thomas Richardson) is 62.

-Roderick Strong (Christopher Lindsey) is 35.

-Marty Scurll is 30.

-Tessa Blanchard is 23.

-The late “Pitbull No. 2” Anthony Durante was born on July 26, 1967. He died of a heart attack at age 36 on September 25, 2003.


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