By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-The NJPW Super J-Cup tournament begins tonight in Tacoma, Washington at Temple Theater. We’ll have the full list of advertised matches available in a separate story on the main page. The tournament continues on Saturday in San Francisco, and concludes on Sunday in Long Beach. The shows will not be broadcast live on New Japan World, but they will eventually be released on VOD.
-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 including the ramifications of NXT moving to USA Network. 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 37 percent of the voters in our weekly poll. It was a polarizing show with every other grade receiving between 13 and 18 percent of the vote. I gave show a B- grade.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown received a B grade from 39 percent of the voters in our weekly poll. I gave the show a 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 Venice, Florida at Venice Community Center on Thursday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Sanford, Florida at the Sanford Civic Center on Friday with the local crew.
-NXT is in Tampa, Florida at University Area CDC Gymnasium with the local crew.
Birthdays and Notables
-Paul Ellering is 66. The Authors of Pain act still misses him.
-Stevie Ray (Lash Huffman) is 61.
-Jimmy Uso (Jonathan Solofa Fatu) is 34.
-Jey Uso (Joshua Samuel Fatu) is 34.
-Neville (Benjamin Satterley) is 33.
-Apollo Crews (Sesugh Uhaa) is 32.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features guest Eli Drake talking about signing with the NWA, his departure from Impact Wrestling, rejecting an intergender match with Tessa Blanchard, his WWE developmental run, and much more...