WWE Main Event coverage, Brian Pillman, Traci Brooks, Scott Putski, A-1, Wade Keller, Lanny Poffo appearance, Impact Championship Wrestling with Tommy Dreamer, Nunzio, Matt Taven, Homicide, and more
By Jason Powell
-The featured match on WWE Main Event is Big E Langston facing Alberto Del Rio in a rematch from Monday's Raw television show. The only match advertised for the show had been Wade Barrett vs. Sin Cara for the Intercontinental Title, but that match was not taped last night even though both men were at the Smackdown taping. Join Ryan Kester for live coverage as the show airs on ION Network tonight at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-Dot Net Members are listening to the full length PWTorch Livecast with Wade Keller and I from Tuesday night, my review of Monday's WWE Raw television show, the WWE Extreme Rules review that Chris Shore and I recorded on Sunday night. Join us on the ad-free version of the website by signing up for membership now via the Dot Net Members' Signup Page.
-A very happy birthday to my friend and mentor Wade Keller of PWTorch.com.
-The late Brian Pillman was born on this date in 1962. He died on October 5, 1997 at the age of 35 in Bloomington, Minnesota. An autopsy showed that a previously undetected heart condition arteriosclerotic heart disease led to his death. He was also well known for heavy partying. Pillman worked a WWE live event the night before, which I attended in Minnesota. He was scheduled to work the WWE Badd Blood pay-per-view event on the night of his passing. The show went on as scheduled.
-Former pro wrestler Scott Putski (a/k/a James Bednarski) is 47 today. He was born on May 22, 1966. He is the son of WWE wrestler Ivan Putski. Scott also had a run with the company. His last in-ring date is listed as July 26, 2003.
-Former TNA Knockout Traci Brooks (a/k/a Tracy Brookshaw) is 38 today. She was born on May 22, 1975. She is married to TNA wrestler Frankie Kazarian (a/k/a Frank B. Gerdelman).
-Former TNA wrestler A-1 (a/k/a Alastair Ralphs) is 36 today. He was born on May 22, 1977. I always thought it was a shame that he didn't feud with a wrestler named Heinz 57.
-Former WWE wrestler Lanny Poffo is scheduled to an appearance at The Wrestling Universe store in Flushing, New York on June 1 from 3-5 p.m. For ticket information, visit WrestlingUniverseOnline.com.
-Impact Championship Wrestling is in Queensborough, New York on May 31 with the following advertised matches: Tommy Dreamer vs. Danny Demanto for the ICW Title, Smith James vs. Dan Maff, Papadon vs. Homicide, Nunzio vs. Maximus Sex Power, Matt Taven and VSK vs. Azrieal and Bandido Jr., Grim Reefer vs. Ricky Reyes, Brian XL and Anthony Gangone vs. Tru Talent, Alicia's open challenge. For more detailson the show, visit Wrestlinguniverseonline.com.
-There are no pro wrestling shows listed for ESPN Classic tonight.
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