By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-Paul “Triple H” Levesque will host a conference call with the pro wrestling media this morning to promote Saturday’s NXT Takeover: Toronto. The conference call is scheduled for 10CT/11:ET, and I will run the audio as a free podcast afterward.
-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 previewing the loaded weekend. 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 B grade from 30 percent of the voters in our weekly poll. C came in second with 29 percent. I gave show a C grade.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown received a C grade from 42 percent of the voters in our weekly poll. However, 40 percent of the voters gave it a below after grade. I gave the show a C- 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 email@example.com
-NXT is in Albany, New York at Albany Capital Center tonight. WWE is not advertising any wrestlers on their website.
-NXT is in Buffalo, New York at Buffalo Riverworks on Friday. WWE is not advertising any wrestlers on their website.
-There are no NXT spot shows in Florida this weekend due to Saturday’s Takeover event in Toronto.
Birthdays and Notables
-Rena Lesnar, who worked as Sable in WWE, is 52.
-Impact Wrestling executive vice president Scott D’Amore is 45.
-NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler is 39.
-Zack Gibson (Jack Rea) is 29.
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