Impact Wrestling TV, Dot Net Weekly, NXT TV Taping in California (reports needed), WWE Raw and Smackdown poll results, Jerry Lawler, Dutch Mantell, JBL, Rosemary, Dana Brooke, Hayabusa, Buddy Roberts, Minoru Tanaka

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

-The Impact Wrestling television show includes Pentagon Jr. and Fenix vs. Willie Mack and Rich Swann. Impact 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 kicking off the annual roster evaluations beginning with the Smackdown roster review. 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

-NXT is in Ocala, Florida at Reserve Pavilion at Hilton Ocala tonight. NXT does not list lineups for live events.

-NXT is in Jacksonville, Florida at Maxwell Snyder Armory on Friday.

-NXT is in Tampa, Florida at University Area CDC Gymnasium on Saturday.

-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of F as the letter grade with 81 percent of the vote. You’ll get no argument from me on that one.

-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 60 percent of the vote. Only 11 percent of the voters gave the show worse than an average gradet. I gave the show a B+ grade.

Birthdays and Notables

-Jerry Lawler is 69.

-Dutch Mantell (Wayne Keown) is 69. He also worked as Zeb Colter in WWE.

-JBL (John Layfield) is 52.

-Minoru Tanaka is 46.

-Rosemary (Holly Letkeman) is 35.

-Dana Brooke (Ashley Sebera) is 30.

-The late Hayabusa (Eiji Ezaki) was born on November 29, 1968. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 47 on March 3, 2016.

-The late Buddy Roberts (Dale Hey) died of pneumonia at age 65 on November 26, 2012. The Freebirds great also had a long battle with throat cancer.

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