ROH 17th Anniversary PPV, WWE weekend lineups (reports needed), Impact on Pursuit and Twitch, ROH TV taping (reports needed), Evolve 123-124 (reports needed), next MLW and Impact dates, Iron Sheik, Masayuki Naruse, Antonino Rocca

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

-Ring of Honor’s 17th Anniversary pay-per-view will be held tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada at Sam’s Town Casino. The show includes Jay Lethal vs. Matt Taven for the ROH Title, The Briscoes vs. PCO and Brody King for the ROH Tag Titles, and Rush vs. Bandido. Join me for live coverage of the show as it airs on pay-per-view television, FITE TV, and HonorClub at 8CT/9ET.

-Impact Wrestling airs on Pursuit Channel and Twitch TV tonight at 9CT/10ET. The show hype focuses on Johnny Impact vs. Brian Cage for the Impact World Championship. John Moore’s review will be available on Saturday morning.

-We are also looking for reports from the WWE, ROH, and Evolve events listed below along with all upcoming live events, including the NXT shows we listed on Thursday. 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

-WWE is in Edmonton, Alberta at Rogers Place tonight with the following advertised matches: Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin in a No DQ match, Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Nia Jax and Tamina for the WWE Women’s Tag Titles.

-Evolve 123 will be held tonight in Melrose, Massachusetts at Melrose Memorial Hall with the following advertised lineups: Velveteen Dream vs. Orange Cassidy, The Street Profits vs. two members of The Unwanted (Eddie Kingston, Joe Gacy, Colby Corino, and Shane Strickland), Austin Theory vs. John Silver for the Evolve Championship, Josh Briggs vs. Darby Allin, AR Fox and Leon Ruff vs. JD Drake and Anthony Henry.

-ROH is taping television on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada at Sam’s Town Live. ROH is advertising The Kingdom vs. Villain Enterprises for the ROH Six-Man Tag Titles, The Briscoes vs. Willie Mack and Jeff Cobb in a Crockett Cup qualifier, and Rush vs. Mark Haskins.

-Evolve 124 will be held on Saturday in Queens, New York at La Boom with the following advertised matches: Velveteen Dream and The Street Profits vs. Shane Strickland, Eddie Kingston, and Joe Gacy, Evolve Champion Austin Theory vs. WWN Champion JD Drake in a non-title champion vs. champion match, Darby Allin vs. Anthony Henry, AR Fox vs. Josh Briggs, Curt Stallion vs. Leon Ruff, and Harlem Bravado vs. John Silver.

-WWE is in Dubuque, Iowa at Five Flags Center on Saturday with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton, and Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.

-WWE is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Fiserv Forum on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin in a No DQ match, Ronda Rousey vs. Ruby Riott for the Raw Women’s Championship, and Elias in concert.

-WWE is in Green Bay, Wisconsin at Resch Center on Sunday with the Raw crew.

-WWE is in Peoria, Illinois at Peoria Civic Center on Sunday with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton, and Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.

-The next Impact Wrestling television tapings are March 22-23 in Windsor, Ontario at St. Clair College.

-The NWA Crockett Cup event will be held on April 27 in Concord, North Carolina at Cabarrus Arena. Nick Aldis vs. Marty Scurll for the NWA Championship is advertised along with the one-night tag team tournament.

Birthdays and Notables

-The Iron Sheik (Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri) is 77.

-Masayuki Naruse is 46.

-Antonino Rocca died on March 15, 1977 at age 55 after complications following a urinary infection.


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