By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE will release its second quarter financial report this morning. Vince McMahon, George Barrios, and Michelle Wilson are scheduled to co-host a conference call to discuss the numbers at 10CT/11ET. I will run live notes on what should be a very interesting presentation followed by the conversation with the financial analysts who take part in the Q&A.
-I will be heading out to Waterloo, Iowa this afternoon for the National Wrestling Hall of Fame weekend. I attended the event last year and had a great time, so I’m really looking forward to returning. The weekend events begin tonight and run through Saturday’s Hall of Fame ceremony. If you are making the trip, please say hello if we cross paths.
-A special Dot Net Weekly and Pro Wrestling Boom combo show hosted by Jake Barnett and I will be available this afternoon. Jake and I will be discussing the WWE financial report and the conference call, AEW on TNT, and much more. 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.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received a D grade from 30 percent of the voters in our weekly poll. B finished in second place with 25 percent of the vote. It was a polarizing show as C finished third with 20 percent, F received 14 percent, and A received 11 percent of the vote. It really depends what you were looking for. I was all for the nostalgia, but I wanted them to do more to hook returning viewers on the current product and SummerSlam, so I ended up giving the show a C grade.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown received a B grade from 42 percent of the voters in our weekly poll. A finished second with 27 percent. I gave the show a solid B grade.
-We are looking for reports from the NXT live events listed below. 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
-NXT is in North Charleston, South Carolina at the North Charleston Convention Center tonight with the following advertised talent: Adam Cole, Matt Riddle, Mia Yim, Shayna Baszler, Pete Dunne, Cameron Grimes, Montez Ford, Angelo Dawkins, Jaxson Ryder, Wesley Blake, Steve Cutler, Tyler Breeze, Damian Priest, Mansoor, Killian Dain, Bianca Belair, Candice LeRae, Reina Gonzalez, Rhea Ripley, Velveteen Dream, and Roderick Strong.
-NXT is in Orlando, Florida at Orlando Live Events tonight. WWE does not list talent for their Florida spot shows.
-NXT is in Columbia, South Carolina at Township Auditorium on Friday with the traveling crew.
-NXT is in Jacksonville, Florida at Maxwell Snyder Arena on Friday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Atlanta, Georgia at Centre Stage Theatre on Saturday with the traveling crew.
-NXT is in Fort Pierce, Florida at Havert L Fenn Center on Saturday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Concord, North Carolina at Cabarrus Arena on Sunday with the traveling crew.
Birthdays and Notables
-Finn Balor (Fergal Devitt) is 39.
-Kenzo Suzuki is 45.