Vince McMahon conference call, AEW Double Or Nothing party, WWE Raw and Smackdown poll results, Dot Net Weekly, NXT in Florida (reports needed), Hikuleo, Hans Schmidt

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

-WWE will release their fourth quarter financial report this morning along with the new WWE Network subscriber count. Vince McMahon, George Barrios, and Michelle Wilson are scheduled to co-host a conference call to discuss the numbers at 10:00 a.m. CT. I will have live notes from the call available once it begins.

-All Elite Wrestling is holding a Double Or Nothing ticket announcement party tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, and Brandi Rhodes will be announcing new talent signings, and Adam Page and the SCU trio are also advertised. The event will be streamed tonight at 8CT/9ET on the Being The Elite Youtube page and various social media platforms. I will be writing live updates on the event tonight as it happens.

-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 including any notable items coming out of the WWE conference call. 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.

-Monday’s WWE Raw received a C grade with 41 percent of the vote in our weekly poll. I agree with the voters.

-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown received a majority vote of C as the letter grade with 33 percent of the vote. I gave the show a B- grade.

-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 Toms River, New Jersey at RWJ Barnabas Arena tonight with the traveling crew.

-NXT is in Ocala, Florida at The Reserve Pavilion tonight with the local crew.

-NXT is in Poughkeepsie, New York at Mid-Hudson Civic Center on Friday with the traveling crew.

-NXT is in St. Petersburg, Florida at the St. Petersburg Armory on Friday with the local crew.

-NXT is in Lowell, Massachusetts at Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Saturday with the traveling crew.

-NXT is in Sanford, Florida at Sanford Civic Center on Saturday with the local crew.

-NXT is in Kingston, Rhode Island at Ryan Center on Sunday with the traveling crew.

Birthdays and Notables

-Hikuleo (Taula Fifita) is 28.

-The late Hans Schmidt (Guy Larose) was born on February 7, 1925. He died at age 87 on May 26, 2012.

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