By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-Paul “Triple H” Levesque will take questions from the pro wrestling media in a conference call this morning to promote NXT Takeover: XXV. We’ll have the audio available later today as a free podcast.
-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 and look ahead to NXT Takeover: XXV. 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.
-69 percent of Dot Net voters gave AEW Double Or Nothing an A grade. 23 percent gave the show a B grade. Only seven percent gave the show a C grade or worse. Jake Barnett and I both gave the show an A- grade in our audio review on Saturday night.
-Dot Net readers gave Cody vs. Dustin Rhodes the nod for best match of the AEW Double Or Nothing event with 73 percent of the vote. The Young Bucks vs. The Lucha Brothers came in second with 16 percent of the vote, and Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho drew six percent of the vote. None of the other matches received more than one percent of the vote. Jake and I agreed with the voters, as we felt that Cody vs. Dustin was the best match of the night.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received an F grade from 42 percent of the voters in our weekly poll. D came in second with 32 percent of the vote. Only 7 percent of the voters felt the show was better than average. I gave Raw a D+ grade in that I felt it was better than some of the recent Raw episodes, but it’s still in a bad place creatively.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown received a majority vote F grade from 32 percent of the voters in our weekly poll. Only 20 percent of the voters gave the show an above average grade. I gave the show an D+ grade in that it was below average and mostly forgettable.
-There are no NXT house shows scheduled until June 6.
Birthdays and Notables
-Jake Roberts (Aurelian Smith Jr.) is 64.
-No Way Jose (Levis Valenzuela Jr.) is 31.
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