By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE is in London, England at SSE Arena today with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship, Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship, Sheamus and Cesaro vs. The Usos vs. New Day for the Smackdown Tag Titles, Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev for the U.S. Championship, Jeff Hardy vs. Andrade Almas, Asuka and Naomi vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, Tye Dillinger vs. Shelton Benjamin, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, and R-Truth vs. Sanity, Tyler Bate vs. Zack Gibson.
-WWE is in Frankfurt, Germany at Festhalle today with the Raw crew.
-The Impact Wrestling television show is headlined by Johnny Impact vs. Killer Cross for the Impact World Championship. Impact now airs on Pop TV at 9CT/10ET. John Moore’s review will be available on Friday morning, and my Impact Wrestling Hit List and members’ exclusive 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. 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 WWE events listed above and NXT and MLW 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
-MLW Fightland is in Chicago, Illinois at Cicero Stadium tonight. We’ll have the full lineup on the main page shortly.
-NXT is in Cocoa, Florida at Cocoa Armory tonight. The company does not list talent for the Florida spot shows.
-NXT is in Tampa, Florida at University Area CDC Gymnasium on Friday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Daytona Beach, Florida at Midtown Cultural Educational Center on Saturday.
-Dot Net voters gave the WWE Crown Jewel event an F grade with 50 percent of the vote. D came in second place with 27 percent. Only 9 percent gave the show a better than average grade. I gave the show a D- grade.
-Voters gave Undertaker and Kane vs. Triple H and Shawn Michaels the best match of Crown Jewel honors. It was a show that was filled with brief matches. I gave the nod to AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe despite the fact that it was short in length.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of C as the letter grade with 36 percent of the vote. I also gave the show a B-. It was an upgrade over last week’s uneventful show.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 45 percent of the vote. I gave the show an A- grade due to good match quality, a strong promo from Becky Lynch, and because it was a newsworthy show with Survivor Series updates.
Birthdays and Notables
-Maximo (José Christian Alvarado Ruiz) is 38.
-Ted DiBiase Jr. is 36.
-Keith Lee is 34.
-Kazuchika Okada is 31.
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