By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-The Impact Wrestling television show features the final hype for Sunday’s Bound For Glory. 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 looking ahead to Bound For Glory. 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 Jacksonville, Florida at Maxwell Snyder Armory tonight. The company does not list talent for the Florida spot shows.
-NXT is in St. Louis, Missouri at the Family Arena on Thursday with the following advertised lineup: Tommaso Ciampa, Velveteen Dream, Kairi Sane, Ricochet, Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Kyle O’Reilly, Oney Lorcan, Johnny Gargano.
-NXT is in Ocala, Florida at The Reserve Pavilion on Friday. The company does not list talent for the Florida spot shows.
-NXT is in Southaven, Mississippi at Landers Center on Friday with the traveling crew.
-NXT is in Tampa, Florida at University Area CDC Gymnasium on Saturday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Owensboro, Kentucky at Owensboro Sportscenter on Saturday with the traveling crew.
-Dot Net voters gave WWE Super Show-Down a B grade with 38 percent of the vote. B finished a close second with 33 percent of the vote.
-Dot Net voters gave AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship the best match of the night with 50 percent of the vote. 22 percent voted for Cedric Alexander vs. Buddy Murphy for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, and 13 percent voted for the Undertaker vs. Triple H main event.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 45 percent of the vote. I also gave the show a B.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 44 percent of the vote. I agree with the voters.
Birthdays and Notables
-Dusty Rhodes (a/k/a Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr.) was born on October 11, 1945. He died at age 69 on June 11, 2015.
-Sam Houston (a/k/a Michael Smith) is 55 today.
-Rikishi (a/k/a Solofa Fatu, Jr.) is 53.
-Tonga Kid (a/k/a Sam Fatu) is 53. He is the twin brother of Rikishi.
-Taz (a/k/a Pete Senerchia) is 51.
-WWE ring announcer Tony Chimel is 51.
-Andy Douglas of The Naturals tag team is 40.
-Ricochet (Trevor Mann) is 30.
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