By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-The Impact Wrestling television show features Austin Aries vs. Eddie Edwards for the Impact World Championship. 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.
-The second day of the WWE Mae Young Classic 2018 women’s tournament will be taped today in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University. WWE announced the the first episode will premiere on WWE Network on September 5 right after the NXT television show. The finals will be held on the October 28 WWE Evolution pay-per-view.
-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 NJPW G1 Tournament, plus WWE SummerSlam and All In developments. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
-NXT is in Tampa, Florida at the University Area CDC Gymnasium tonight. WWE does not list talent for their Florida spot shows.
-NXT is in Citrus Springs, Florida at Citrus Springs on Friday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Cocoa, Florida at Cocoa Armory on Saturday with the local crew.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of D as the letter grade with 38 percent of the vote. I gave the show a C- grade with good outings from Paul Heyman, Ronda Rousey, and Roman Reigns (in the sit-down interview) propping it up.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 51 percent of the vote. I also gave the show a B grade.
Birthdays and Notables
-Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss (Alexis Kaufman) is 27.
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Jason Powell and Jake Barnett co-host the Dot Net Weekly and Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast combo show and discuss Raw Underground and other WWE concepts, The Rock's group buying the XFL, the Marty Jannetty story, AEW Dynamite and NXT TV, and more...