By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-The Impact Wrestling television show features LAX vs. The OGz in a street fight. 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 and previewing WWE SummerSlam. 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 Lowell, Massachusetts at Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Thursday.
-NXT is in Asbury Park, New Jersey at Asbury Park Convention Hall on Friday.
-NXT Takeover: Brooklyn will be held on Saturday night in Brooklyn, New York at Barclays Center.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 40 percent of the vote. It was a tight race as 37 percent gave the show a C grade. I fell into the C grade.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 34 percent of the vote. I gave the show a B grade.
Birthdays and Notables
-Former WWE wrestler Big Cass (William Morrissey) is 31. He will be wrestling as Big Cazz on the independent scene.
-Cedric Alexander (Cederick Alexander Johnson) is 29.
-The late Fritz Von Erich (Jack Adkisson) was born on August 16, 1929. The longtime wrestler and promoter died at age 68 of brain and lung cancer on September 10, 1997.
-The late Dick Murdoch was born on August 16, 1946. He died of a heart attack on June 15, 1996.
-Pat O’Connor died on August 16, 1990 at age 65 following a bout with cancer.
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