WWE Draft on Smackdown, WWE press conference, ROH Glory By Honor, Evolve 137-138 (reports needed), WWE SuperShows (reports needed), WWE 205 Live, next AEW, Impact, MLW, and NWA dates, Dusty Rhodes, Taz, Ricochet, Rikishi, Rhea Ripley, Riddick Moss

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

-WWE Friday Night Smackdown Las Vegas, Nevada at T-Mobile Arena with the first night of the WWE Draft. Join me for live coverage as the show airs on Fox tonight at 7CT/8ET. Dot Net Members will hear my same night audio review after tonight’s show.

-WWE is holding a press conference today in Las Vegas, Nevada at T-Mobile Arena. The press conference will include Triple H, Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, Braun Strowman, Cain Velasquez, Rey Mysterio, and Tyson Fury. The event will be streamed live on WWE Network and WWE’s social media pages at 2CT/3ET.

-WWE 205 Live is scheduled to stream live from T-Mobile Arena on WWE Network tonight at 9CT/10ET. The show was also supposed to stream live after Smackdown last week and that didn’t happen. The show remains listed on the WWE website. If it takes place, Anish V’s weekly written and audio reviews will be available on Saturday mornings.

-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 dotnetjason@gmail.com

-Evolve 137 will be held tonight in Atlanta, Georgia at The Kroc Center with the following notable matches: Austin Theory vs. AR Fox for the Evolve Championship, Kassius Ohno vs. Josh Briggs in a Lights Out Match, Cameron Grimes vs. Curt Stallion, Babatunde vs. Eddie Kingston, and Arturo Ruas vs. JD Drake. All Evolve events are available via WWNLive.com.

-WWE is holding a SuperShow in Odessa, Texas at Ector County Coliseum on Saturday with the following advertised lineup: Seth Rollins vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt for the WWE Universal Championship, Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan, and Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks for the Raw Women’s Championship.

-ROH Glory By Honor will be held on Saturday in New Orleans, Louisiana at UNO Lakefront Arena with the following top matches: Rush faces a battle royal winner for the ROH Championship, Jay Lethal vs. Marty Scurll in a Final Battle tournament semifinal match, Dalton Castle vs. PCO in a Final Battle tournament semifinal match, and the finals of the Final Battle tournament to determine who will challenge for the ROH Championship on the December 13 pay-per-view. Glory By Honor will stream live on HonorClub. I will be out Saturday evening and will not be able to cover the event live.

-Evolve 138 is in Concord, North Carolina at Cabarrus Arena on Saturday with the following notable matches: JD Drake vs. Anthony Henry in a North Carolina Backyard Fight, Cameron Grimes vs. Eddie Kingston, AR Fox and Leon Ruff vs. Austin Theory and Anthony Greene for the Evolve Tag Titles, Kassius Ohno vs. Curt Stallion, Arturo Ruas vs. Anthony Gutierrez, and Babatunde vs. Sean Maluta. All Evolve events are available via WWNLive.com.

-WWE is holding a SuperShow in Amarillo, Texas at the Amarillo Civic Center on Sunday with the following advertised matches: Seth Rollins vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt for the WWE Universal Championship, Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan, and Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks for the Raw Women’s Championship.

-The next AEW Dynamite will be broadcast Wednesday on TNT from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Liacouras Center. The next pay-per-view even is Full Gear on Saturday, November 9 in Baltimore, Maryland at Royal Farms Arena.

-The next Impact Wrestling events will be October 18 in South Bend, Indiana at Palais Royale, October 19 in Merrionette Park, Illinois at 115 Bourbon Street, and October 20 in Villa Park, Illinois at Odeum Expo Center with Bound For Glory.

-The next MLW event is the Saturday Night SuperFight pay-per-view on November 2 in Chicago, Illinois. The show will be headlined by Jacob Fatu vs. LA Park in a No DQ match for the MLW Championship.

-The next NWA television tapings are scheduled for December 14-16 in Atlanta, Georgia at GPB Studios.

Birthdays and Notables

-Dusty Rhodes (a/k/a Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr.) was born on October 11, 1945. He died at age 69 on June 11, 2015.

-Sam Houston (a/k/a Michael Smith) is 56 today.

-Rikishi (a/k/a Solofa Fatu, Jr.) is 54.

-Tonga Kid (a/k/a Sam Fatu) is 54. He is the twin brother of Rikishi.

-Taz (a/k/a Pete Senerchia) is 52.

-WWE ring announcer Tony Chimel is 52.

-Andy Douglas of The Naturals tag team is 41.

-Ricochet (Trevor Mann) is 31.

-Riddick Moss (Michael Rallis) is 30.

-Rhea Ripley (Demi Bennett) is 23.


The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest Mister Saint Laurent, who offers passionate words about what MLW delivers that pro wrestling has been missing, addresses criticism of MLW's contracts, straying from the path that his family paved for him, discusses the MLW Saturday Night SuperFight pay-per-view event that will be held on November 2 in Chicago, and more (62:44)...


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