By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-Ric Flair (Richard Fliehr) is celebrating his 71st birthday today.
-Impact Wrestling airs tonight on AXS TV at 7CT/8ET. The show includes the return of Gut Check. John Moore’s review of this show will be available on Wednesday morning along with my members’ exclusive audio review and Hit List.
-The NWA Powerrr show returns today and will stream at 5:05CT/6:05ET on the NWA’s YouTube and Facebook pages. The show will include NWA Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa vs. Melina.
-The AEW Dark online show premieres tonight on the AEW YouTube page at 6CT/7ET. The show includes Joey Janela vs. Kip Sabian in a Falls Count Anywhere match.
-The WWE Backstage studio talkshow airs on FS1 at 10CT/11ET. Daniel Bryan, Brie Bella, and Nikki Bella are the advertised guests.
-Friday Night Smackdown on Fox finished with a C for the majority grade with 34 percent of the vote. B finished second with 26 percent of the vote. I gave the show a C grade with the final segment between Goldberg and Bray Wyatt giving the show a boost and a hot finish.
-AEW Dynamite got an A grade from the majority of the voters in our post show poll with 66 percent of the vote. B finished second with 17 percent of the vote. I gave the show an A- grade.
-The NXT on USA Network show earned an B grade from 35 percent of the voters in our post show poll. A finished second with 25 percent. I gave the show a C grade. The last two NXT episodes just haven’t been as strong as usual.
Birthdays and Notables
-Maria Kanellis-Bennett is 38.
-Steve Lewington, who worked as DJ Gabriel in WWE, is 37.
-The late Sean O’Haire (Sean Haire) was born on February 25, 1971. He took his own life on September 8, 2014 at age 43.