By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-The All In pay-per-view will be held Saturday in Chicago, Illinois at Sears Centre. The show includes IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega vs. Pentagon Jr. and Nick Aldis vs. Cody for the NWA Championship. The “Zero Hour” event airs on WGN America at 5CT/6ET. The pay-per-view begins at 6CT/7ET and is available on pay-per-view, FITE TV, and the HonorClub streaming service. John Moore will be handling our live coverage beginning with Zero Hour on Saturday. I am out on Saturday and won’t see the show until Sunday morning, so my members’ exclusive audio review will be available on Sunday afternoon.
-The Starrcast event continues today in Chicago at Hyatt Regency Schaumburg and runs through Sunday. The podcast convention presented by Conrad Thompson includes a slew of live podcasts and events including today’s Breakfast with Busted Open Radio, What Happened When Monday Live with Tony Schiavone, the Four Star Summit with Dave Meltzer, Wade Keller, Bryan Alvarez, and Bruce Mitchell, Total Non-Stop Jarrett, and the roast of Bruce Prichard. The entire Starrcast weekend is available on the FITE TV app. If you can’t watch live, the various events will be in the VOD section. For more information on Starrcast, visit Starrcast.com.
-We are looking for reports from All In, Starrcast, and the WWE events listed below as well as the NXT live events we listed yesterday. 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 Osaka, Japan at Edion Arena today with the following advertised top matches: Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman, Ronda Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women’s Championship, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre.
-WWE is in Cleveland, Ohio at Wolstein Center on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz, Charlotte vs. Asuka vs. Carmella vs. Becky Lynch in a four-way for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
-WWE is in Shanghai, China at Mercedes Benz Arena on Saturday with the following top matches: Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman, Ronda Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women’s Championship, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre,
-WWE is in Kalamazoo, Michigan at Wings Event Center on Sunday with the following advertised main event: AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, and Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, The Miz, and Samoa Joe. The advertising for this event is dated in that Carmella is still listed as the women’s champion.
-Impact Wrestling is taking part in the MediaCon event on September 9 in Manchester at at Bowlers Exhibition Centre. The next television tapings will be September 13-14 in Mexico City, Mexico at Frontón México.
-The next Ring of Honor dates are September 28 in Las Vegas, Nevada at Orleans Arena for the Death Before Dishonor event, and September 29 in the same venue for a television taping.
-The next Evolve dates are Evolve 112 on September 7 in Joppa, Maryland, and Evolve 113 on September 8 in Queens, New York.
Birthdays and Notables
-Jeff Hardy is 41.
-Mickie James is 39.
-Ember Moon (Adrienne Reese) is 30.
-Tank Toland (John Toland) is 45. He also worked as James Dick.
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