By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-Impact Wrestling airs on Pursuit Channel and Twitch TV tonight at 9CT/10ET. The show was taped on Monday in Toronto and includes Michael Elgin opening the show, and Rob Van Dam’s return. John Moore’s review will be available on Saturday morning.
-We are also looking for reports from the WWE and Impact Wrestling 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
-Impact Wrestling is taping television tonight in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 2300 Arena with the following advertised matches: Rob Van Dam vs. Tommy Dreamer, Rosemary vs. Su Yung, LAX vs. Willie Mack and Rich Swann, and a Knockouts battle royal for tonight’s taping.
-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.
-Impact Wrestling is taping television on Saturday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 2300 Arena with the following advertised matches: Killer Kross vs. Eddie Edwards, and LAX vs. The Rascalz.
-WWE is in Evansville, Indiana at Ford Center Evansville on Sunday with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, and Braun Strowman vs. Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Baron Corbin, Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans vs. Alexa Bliss in a Triple Threat for the Raw Women’s Championship.
-Monday’s Raw will be in Cincinnati, Ohio at U.S. Bank Arena, Smackdown has a Monday live event in Corbin, Kentucky at The Corbin Arena, and Tuesday’s Smackdown will be held in Louisville, Kentucky at the KFC Yum Center.
-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
-Happy birthday to my brother Bryan.
-Steve “Monsta” Mack is 39.
-The late Stu Hart was born on May 3, 1915. He died at age 88 on October 16, 2003.
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