By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-CM Punk makes his debut as a panelist on tonight’s WWE Backstage. The studio talkshow airs on FS1 at 10CT/11ET. There are no live sports on FS1 tonight, so the show should air at its scheduled time.
-Impact Wrestling airs tonight on AXS TV at 7CT/8ET. The show will feature Brian Cage vs. Michael Elgin vs. Rich Swann vs. Moose vs. Tessa Blanchard vs. Daga in a five-way elimination match for a shot at the Impact World Championship. John Moore’s review of this show will be available on Wednesday morning along with my members’ exclusive audio review and Hit List.
-The latest NWA Powerrr episode streams today at 5:05CT/6:05ET on the NWA’s YouTube and Facebook pages. The show features NWA Champion Nick Aldis vs. Trevor Murdoch. My review will be available either as a live review or immediately following the show.
-The AEW Dark online show is headlined by Private Party vs. Best Friends. The show will premiere tonight on the AEW YouTube page at 6CT/7ET.
-Friday Night Smackdown on Fox scored a F grade from 34 percent of our voters. D finished second with 32 percent of the vote. I gave the dull show a D grade with the final segment saving it from a worse grade.
-The NXT on USA Network show earned an A grade from 61 percent of the voters in our post show poll. B finished second with 19 percent. I gave the show an A- grade.
-The majority of Dot Net voters gave AEW Dynamite an A grade in our post show poll with 52 percent of the vote. B finished second with 23 percent of the vote. I gave the show an A- grade and was happy to see them add more promo time for the wrestlers.
-The latest Ring of Honor television show features Shane Taylor vs. Jeff Cobb for the ROH TV Title. My written review will be available today along with my members’ exclusive audio review.
-The ninth season of WWE Total Divas continues tonight at 9CT/10ET on E! Network. The is labeled “35 Years in the Making” and lists the first WrestleMania headlined by women, Ronda Rousey gives everything she has in what could be her final match, the Bellas wonder if it’s their time to come back as a tag team, Natalya prepares to give the ultimate tribute to her father.
Birthdays and Notables
-The late Dara Singh (Dara Singh Randhawa) was born on November 19, 1928. He died of a heart attack on July 12, 2012 at age 83.
-The late Elizabeth Hulette was born on November 19, 1960. She died of an overdose on May 1, 2003 at age 42.
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