By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE is running The Shield’s Final Chapter special on Sunday night at 8:30CT/9:30ET on WWE Network. The special will feature the final Shield match (again) and Finn Balor defending the Intercontinental Championship. The show is expected to be broadcast live from the live event in Moline, Illinois. I will be covering the special live as it streams.
-Impact Wrestling airs on Pursuit Channel and Twitch TV tonight at 9CT/10ET. The main event features Pentagon Jr. and Fenix vs. Eddie Edwards and Eli Drake. John Moore’s review will be available on Saturday morning.
-We are also looking for reports from the WWE and NXT UK 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
-WWE is in St. Louis, Missouri at Enterprise Center with the following advertised matches: The Shield vs. Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Finn Balor vs. Elias for the Intercontinental Championship, Becky Lynch vs. Ruby Riott for the Raw Women’s Championship.
-NXT UK is in Glasgow, Scotland at INTU Braehead today and on Saturday with the following advertised talent: Pete Dunne, Toni Storm, James Drake, Zack Gibson, Tyler Bate and Trent Seven, Walter, Jinny, Joe Coffey, Mark Coffey, Wolfgang, Jordan Devlin, Rhea Ripley, and Travis Banks.
-WWE is in Madison, Wisconsin at Alliant Energy Center on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship, and Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
-WWE is in Springfield, Illinois at Bank of Springfield Center on Saturday with the following advertised matches: The Shield vs. Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Finn Balor vs. Elias for the Intercontinental Championship. WWE has not confirmed that these are the matches that will air on the live special.
-WWE is in Moline, Illinois at Tax Slayer Center on Sunday with the following advertised matches: The Shield vs. Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Baron Corbin, and Finn Balor vs. Elias for the Intercontinental Championship. WWE has not confirmed that these are the matches that will air on the live special.
-WWE is in Rochester, Minnesota at Mayo Civic Center on Sunday with the following advertised matches: Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship, and Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
-The next Impact Wrestling event is the Rebellion pay-per-view on April 26 in Toronto, Ontario at the Rebel Complex and features Johnny Impact vs. Brian Cage for the Impact World Championship.
-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 NWA Women’s Championship and NWA National Championship matches, and one-night Crockett Cup tag team tournament.
-The next Ring of Honor events are the War of the Worlds show that will be held on May 8 in Buffalo, New York, May 9 in Toronto, Ontario, May 10 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and May 12 in Villa Park, Illinois. The shows will feature talent from ROH and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
-The next Evolve events will be Evolve 127 on May 10 in Livonia, Michigan and Evolve 128 on May 11 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
-The next MLW event will be held on June 1 in in Waukesha, Wisconsin at Waukesha County Expo Center with a television taping.
Birthdays and Notables
-El Samurai (Osamu Matsuda) is 53.
-Johnny Storm (a/k/a Jonathan Whitcombe) is 41.
-Roxxi (a/k/a Nicole Raczynski) is 39.
-Charlie Morgan (Yasmin Lander) is 27.
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