By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Extreme Rules will be held Sunday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Wells Fargo Center. The show includes Undertaker and Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre in a No Holds Barred match, and Kofi Kingston vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship. Join me for live coverage on Sunday beginning with the one-hour Kickoff Show at 5CT/6ET. Dot Net Members will hear an exclusive audio review hosted by Jake Barnett and I afterward.
-AEW Fight For The Fallen will be held on Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida at Daily’s Place Amphitheater at TIAA Bank Field. The event includes Cody and Dustin Rhodes vs. The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega vs. Cima, and a live promo from Chris Jericho. Join me for live coverage beginning with the pre-show as the event airs free on BR/Live on Saturday at 6:30CT/7:30ET. The show is available via pay-per-view internationally via FITE.TV. Dot Net Members will hear my exclusive audio review afterward.
-Evolve’s 10th Anniversary event will be held on Saturday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 2300 Arena. The show includes NXT Champion Adam Cole vs. Akira Tozawa, Evolve Champion Austin Theory vs. WWN Champion JD Drake in a winner take all match, and Matt Riddle vs. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak in a non-title match. Join Join Moore for live coverage as the show streams Saturday night on WWE Network at 7CT/8ET. Dot Net Members will hear John’s exclusive audio review afterward.
-The NJPW G1 Climax Tournament continues with shows in Tokyo, Japan at Ota City General Gymnasium on Saturday and Sunday, and there will be another show early Monday morning from Hokkaido, Japan. AXS-TV is airing a same night replay of Saturday’s show that will feature the first B-Block tournament matches. All of the G1 events will stream live on the New Japan World streaming service.
-We are also looking for reports from the WWE events events listed on this page and the NXT events 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 Augusta, Maine at Augusta Civic Center on Friday with the following advertised match: Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin vs. Sami Zayn in a Triple Threat for the WWE Universal Championship.
-WWE is in Petersburg, Virginia at VSU Multipurpose Center on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Championship, Bayley vs. Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship, Finn Balor vs. Ali vs. Andrade for the Intercontinental Championship, and Daniel Bryan and Rowan vs. Heavy Machinery for the Smackdown Tag Titles.
-WWE is in Springfield, Massachusetts at MassMutual Center on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin for the WWE Universal Championship, Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans for the Raw Women’s Championship, and Ricochet vs. Cesaro for the U.S. Championship.
-Evolve 132 will be held on Sunday in Melrose, Massachusetts on Melrose Memorial Hall and includes Matt Riddle vs. Curt Stallion, Austin Theory and Arturo Ruas vs. Josh Briggs and Orange Cassidy, JD Drake vs. AR Fox (for the WWN and Evolve Titles if Drake wins on Saturday), and Joe Gacy vs. Babatunde. This event will be available for pay-per-view purchase via WWNLive.com.
Impact Wrestling Fallout will be held on Sunday in Mississauga, Ontario at Don Kolov Arena. The event features a one night tournament of mashed up tag teams. Impact will be taping television in Windsor, Ontario at St. Clair College on July 19-20.
-The next ROH events will be at television taping on July 20 in New York, New York at Hammerstein Ballroom with Matt Taven vs. Jay Lethal for the ROH Championship in the television taping main event. ROH will be in Lowell, Massachusetts at Lowell Memorial Auditorium on July 21 with the beginning of the Top Prospect Tournament.
-MLW’s Never Say Never will be held on July 25 in New York, New York at Melrose Ballroom. The show is headlined by Jacob Fatu vs. Tom Lawlor for the MLW Championship.
Birthdays and Notables
-Rene Goulet (Robert Bédard) is 87.
-Brock Lesnar is 42.
-Shane Helms is 45.
-Sami Zayn (Rami Sebei[) is 35.
-The late Geeto Mongol (Newton Tattrie) was born on July 12, 1931. He died at age 82 on July 19, 2003.
-Dara Singh (Dara Singh Randhawa) died on July 12, 2012 at age 83 following a heart attack,
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