By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-NXT Takeover: New York takes place tonight in Brooklyn, New York at Barclays Center. The show is headlined by Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano in a best of three falls match for the vacant NXT Championship. Join me for live coverage as the show airs beginning at 6CT/7ET, and members will hear my exclusive audio review later tonight.
-MLW’s Battle Riot special airs tonight on beIN Sports at 7CT/8ET. The two-hour special will be broadcast from New York’s Melrose Ballroom and will include the 40-man Battle Riot. We are looking for reports from this event and last night’s MLW show. If you can help, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Impact Wrestling airs on Pursuit Channel and Twitch TV tonight at 9CT/10ET. The show includes Rich Swann and Willie Mack vs. Sami Callihan and Madman Fulton. John Moore is out of town this weekend and I’m tied up with all of the WrestleMania coverage, so there will not be Saturday morning review available. However, John will have his review up sometime next week. My apologies for the delay, but it’s kind of a crazy weekend!
–We are looking for reports or basic results from all WrestleMania weekend events, including the independent events listed below. The following lineups are courtesy of VoicesOfWrestling.com.
-WrestleMania Axxess will be held today in Brooklyn, New York at Pier 12 with the following matches: Tyler Bate vs. Brian Kendrick, Akira Tozawa vs. Jordan Devlin, Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews vs. Ariya Daivari and Mike Kanellis, Albert Hardie Jr. vs. Gran Metalik vs. El Ligero.
-Wrestlecon ‘US vs. The World’ will be held this morning at 11ET in New York City at the Hilton and features the following notable matches: Brian Cage vs. Masato Tanaka, MJF vs. Ethan Page, Sammy Guevara vs. Puma King, The Rascalz vs. Australian Suicide, Adam Brooks and Robbie Eagles, LAX vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Teddy Hart.
-Shimmer 113 is in Queens, New York at La Boom this morning at 11ET and features the following notable matches: Dust vs. Samantha Heights for the Heart of Shimmer Championship, Nicole Savoy vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto for the Shimmer Championship, Tessa Blanchard vs. Britt Baker, Shazza McKenzie vs. Su Yung, Kris Wolf, Solo Darling, Ashley Vox and Delmi Exo vs. Jessica Troy, Charli Evans, Zoe Lucas and Allysin Kay, and Thunder Rosa and Holidead vs. Indi Hartwell and Steph De Lander.
-Chikara’s “Once Upon a Beginning” will be held today at noon ET in Jersey City, New Jersey at White Eagle Hall featuring the following notable matches: Mr. Touchdown vs. Dasher Hatfield in a ladder match for the Chikara Grand Championship, A-Kid vs. Air Wolf, and CCK vs. Crummels and Defarge.
-IPW UK will be held today at noon in New York City at NYC Arena with the following notable matches: James Storm vs. Jimmy Havoc in a no rules bar room brawl, Kip Sabian vs. Vaughn Vertigo, Rob Sharpe vs. Joe Gacy, Rob Lynch vs. Juicy Gambino, and Bobbi Tyler vs. Sonya Strong for the IPW UK Women’s Championship and HOG Women’s Championship.
-The WWN Supershow 2019: Mercury Rising event is in Queens, New York at La Boom at 3ET with the following matches: AR Fox, Leon Ruff and Adrian Alanis vs. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo and Soma Takao, Eddie Kingston, Joe Gacy and Shane Strickland vs. Lucky Kid, Marius Al Ani and Bobby Guns, JD Drake vs. Kazusada Higuchi for the WWN Championship, Allysin Kay vs. Miyu Yamashita for the Shine Championship, Anthony Henry vs. Absolute Andy, Darby Allin and Priscilla Kelly vs. Austin Theory and Brandi Lauren.
-RevPro UK: Live in NYC is in New York City at the Midtown Hilton today at ET with the following notable matches: Hiroshi Tanahashi and Will Ospreay vs. Minoru Suzuki and Zack Sabre Jr., Roppongi 3K vs. “Aussie Open” Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis, David Starr vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Rocky Romero vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Jonathan Gresham and Chris Brookes vs. Alex Coughlin and Karl Fredericks with Katsuyori Shibata as special guest. Tomohiro Ishii, Zack Sabre Jr., and Minoru Suzuki are also advertised.
-Black Label Pro “Adventures in Wrestling” will be held today at 3:30ET in Jersey City, New Jersey at White Eagle Hall featuring the following notable matches: Ethan Page vs. Kobe Durst in a street fight for the BLP Title, Nick Gage vs. Swoggle, Space Monkey and Shane Sabre vs. A-Kid and Carlos Romo vs. Tre Lamar and Jake Lander vs. Sammy Guevara and Robbie Eagles, Manny Fernandez and Tank vs. Kevin Ku and Dominic Garrini, Orange Cassidy vs. Bryan Alvarez for the Independent Wrestling Championship, Jonathan Gresham vs. Shigehiro Irie, Jordynne Grace, Kylie Rae, Shotzi Blackheart, Nicole Savoy and Samantha Heights vs. Shazza McKenzie, Charli Evans, Jessica Troy, Zoe Lucas and Indi Hartwell.
-Stardom “American Dream 2019” is in New York at NYC Arena today at 4ET with Hazuki vs. Dusty for the High Speed Championship.
-GCW presents Joey Janela’s Spring Break III, Part 1 is in Jersey City, New Jersey at White Eagle Hall tonight at 8ET with the following advertised matches: Masashi Takeda vs. Jimmy Lloyd, Shinjiro Otani vs. Nick Gage, Taka Michinoku vs. Orange Cassidy, A-Kid vs. Jake Atlas vs. Shane Mercer vs. Australian Suicide vs. Slim J, Ethan Page faces a mystery opponent, plus appearances by Atsushi Onita, Slim J, Australian Suicide, Unbreakable Andy, Joey Janela, Jake Atlas, Shane Mercer.
-Joey Ryan’s Penis Party will be held tonight at 8:05ET in New York City at the Hilton and features the following notable matches: John Morrison and Taya Valkyrie vs. Pentagon and Fenix, David Arquette vs. Timothy Thatcher, Dan Barry vs. Bill Carr, Puma King vs. Black Taurus vs. Mr. Iguana vs. Shark Boy vs. Green Ant, Matt Striker, Chuckie T and Trent Beretta vs. Mike Babchik, Tommy Dreamer and Colt Cabana, Matt Striker and a partner vs. Mike Babchik and Tommy Dreamer, Rosemary and Allie vs. Holidead and Thunder Rosa, Joey Ryan, Val Venis and Sexxxy Eddy vs. Session Moth Martina, Priscilla Kelly and Scarlett Bordeaux.
-Blackcraft Wrestling “No Apologies” will be held at 11:59PM tonight in Jersey City, New Jersey at White Eagle Hall featuring the following notable matches: Masato Tanaka vs. Chris Dickinson, Jimmy Havoc vs. G-Raver in a Devil’s Den Match, Pentagon Jr. vs. Simon Grimm, Matt Cross vs. Luchasauras vs. Teddy Hart vs. Cortez Castro vs. Fenix vs. Mecha Wolf, Gangrel vs. Matthew Justice, Johnny Blackcraft vs. David Starr for the Blackcraft Heavyweight Championship, Saraya Knight vs. Maria Manic for the Blackcraft Womens Championship, plus a battle royal and a tag team gauntlet match.
Birthdays and Notables
-Sika (Leati Anoaʻi) is 73.
-New WWE Hall of Famer Dallas Page (Page Falkinburg) is 62.
-Charlotte Flair (Ashley Fliehr) is 32.
-New Zealand wrestler, trainer, and promoter Steve Rickard (Sydney “Merv” Batt) died on April 15, 2015 at age 85.
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