By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE SummerSlam will be held Sunday in Toronto, Ontario at Scotiabank Arena. The show is headlined by Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship and Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship. Join me for live coverage as the show airs on WWE Network and pay-per-view on Sunday beginning with the Kickoff Show. The main show starts at 6CT/7ET and is listed as a 4.5 hour show in Canada, according to Dot Net reader Mike Balena, who also points out that there is a two-hour Kickoff Show advertised (why?). Dot Net Members will hear an audio review hosted by Jake Barnett and I coming out of the show on Sunday night.
-NXT Takeover: Toronto will be held on Saturday in Toronto, Ontario at Scotiabank Arena. The show is headlined by Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano in a best of three falls match for the NXT Championship (a street fight for one fall, classic wrestling match for another fall, and William Regal will pick the third fall stipulation if necessary). Join John Moore for his live review of Takeover beginning with the pre-show. Dot Net Members will hear an exclusive audio review of the show afterward.
-The ROH Summer Supercard will be held tonight in Toronto, Ontario at Mattamy Athletic Center with Matt Taven vs. Alex Shelley for the ROH Championship, and The Briscoes vs. Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa in a Ladder War for the ROH Tag Titles. Join me for my live review as the show airs on HonorClub and FITE.TV beginning at 6:30CT/7:30ET. Members will hear my exclusive audio review afterward.
-The NJPW G1 Climax Tournament continues Saturday in Tokyo, Japan at Budokan Hall with the following A-Block matches: Kazuchika Okada vs. Kota Ibushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Will Ospreay, Kenta vs. Zack Sabre Jr., Evil vs. Lance Archer, and Sanada vs. Bad Luck Fale. The live broadcast airs Saturday morning at 4CT/5ET on New Japan World.
The NJPW G1 Climax Tournament continues Sunday in Tokyo, Japan at Budokan Hall with the following matches: Jon Moxley vs. Juice Robinson, Tetsuya Naito vs. Jay White, Hirooki Goto vs. Shingo Takagi, Jeff Cobb vs. Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii vs. Taichi. The live broadcast airs Sunday morning at 4CT/5ET on New Japan World.
The NJPW G1 Climax 29 Finals will be held on Monday, August 12 in Tokyo, Japan at Budokan Hall with the A-Block vs. the B-Block winner. The live broadcast airs early Monday morning at 1CT/2ET on New Japan World.
-We are looking for reports from upcoming 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
-The next Impact Wrestling tapings will be held on August 15-16 in Mexico City, Mexico at Fronton Mexico and will feature the debut of new signee Tenille Dashwood.
-The next Evolve dates are Evolve 133 on August 24 in Livonia, Michigan at Monaghan Knights Of Columbus Hall, and Evolve 134 on August 25 in Chicago, Illinois at Logan Square Auditorium.
-The next AEW event is the All Out pay-per-view on August 31 in Chicago, Illinois at Sears Centre. The top matches include the Young Bucks vs. Pentagon Jr. and Fenix in a ladder match, and Cody vs. Shawn Spears.
-MLW’s War Chamber will be held September 7 in Dallas, Texas at NYTEX Sports Centre.
-The NWA announced that it will be taping its weekly studio wrestling show on September 30 and October 1 at an undisclosed location in Atlanta.
Birthdays and Notables
-Silas Young (Caleb DeWall) is 40.
-Alexa Bliss (Alexis Kaufman) is 28.
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