By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 13 will be held early Friday morning in Tokyo, Japan at the Tokyo Dome. The show is headlined by Kenny Omega vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, and includes Chris Jericho vs. Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship. Join me for live coverage of the pre-show beginning Friday morning at 1CT/2ET, and the actual show when it begins at 2CT/3ET. Will Pruett and I will discuss the show in a special Friday edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast.
-The Impact Wrestling television show includes final hype for Sunday’s Homecoming pay-per-view. It will also be the final broadcast for the show on Pop TV before it moves to it’s new Friday night slot next week on Pursuit. Impact tonight 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.
-NXT is taping television tonight and Friday night in Atlanta, Georgia at Center Stage. We are looking for reports on the tapings. If you are going and want to help then email me at email@example.com.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show today with Jake Barnett and I discussing All Elite Wrestling and 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 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 Arena tonight with the local crew.
-NXT is in Spartanburg, Georgia at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium with the traveling crew on Saturday.
-NXT is in Crystal River, Florida at Crystal River Armory on Saturday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Durham, North Carolina at Durham Armory on Sunday with the traveling crew.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received a tie vote for B and C with each option getting 29 percent of the vote. I gave the show a C with some consideration given to the fact that it aired on a holiday.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 41 percent of the vote. I agree with the voters.
Birthdays and Notables
-Jim Ross is 67. It will be an interesting year for JR, as his WWE contract expires in March.
-New Jack (Jerome Young) is 56.
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