NJPW WK 13, Impact Homecoming, WWE Raw, and WWE Smackdown poll results, Dot Net Weekly, NXT weekend (reports needed), Tamina, Colonel DeBeers, Buff Bagwell, Negro Casas, Brian Lawler

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

-Dot Net Members will be listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show today with Jake Barnett and I discussing the All Elite Wrestling rally 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.

-Just a reminder that Impact Wrestling no longer airs Thursday nights on Pop TV. The show debuts on Pursuit TV on Friday night at 9CT/10ET and will also be broadcast on Impact’s Twitch TV channel.

-Dot Net voters gave the New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 13 event a A grade with 57 percent of the vote. 33 percent of the voters gave it a B grade. Will Pruett and I settled on a B+ grade in our audio review.

-Kenny Omega vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship received the best match nod for WK13 with 52 percent of the vote. Chris Jericho vs. Tetsuya Naito came in second with 22 percent of the vote. I went with Omega vs. Tanahashi, but Jericho vs. Naito was so different and it was great for it’s style, so I don’t know if there’s a wrong answer in choosing between the two.

-Impact Wrestling Homecoming received a B grade with 46 percent of the vote. Second place went to an A grade with 36 percent of the vote. I settled in on a B- grade with the last two match finishes bringing down an otherwise good show.

-LAX vs. Pentagon Jr. and Fenix for the Impact Tag Titles received the nod for Homecoming’s best match of the night with 72 percent of the vote. I wholeheartedly agree.

-Monday’s WWE Raw received a B grade with 37 percent of the vote. I gave the show a C+ grade.

-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 48 percent of the vote. I agree with the voters.

-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 dotnetjason@gmail.com

-NXT is in Largo, Florida at Minnreg Hall tonight. NXT does not advertise matches or talent for the Florida spot shows.

-NXT is in Fort Pierce, Florida at Havert L Fenn Center on Friday.

-NXT is in Orlando, Florida at Orlando Live Events on Saturday.

Birthdays and Notables

-Colonel DeBeers (Edward Wiskoski) is 74.

-Jerry Estrada is 61.

-Negro Casas (José Casas Ruiz) is 59.

-Marcus “Buff” Bagwell is 49.

-Donovan Morgan (Andrew Vassos) is 43.

-Tamina Snuka (Sarona Moana-Marie Reiher Snuka-Polamalu) is 41.

-The late Brian Lawler was born on January 10, 1972. Lawler died on July 29, 2018.

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