WWE SummerSlam weekend, ROH Manhattan Mayhem V (correspondents needed), WWE in Portland (correspondents needed), TNA in Virginia and North Carolina (correspondents needed), Fritz Von Erich, Dick Murdoch
By Jason Powell
-WWE SummerSlam takes place on Sunday in Los Angeles, California at Staple Center. The event is headlined by John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship, and Brock Lesnar vs. C.M. Punk. Join Chris Shore and I for live coverage of SummerSlam beginning with the one-hour free preview show featuring Dean Ambrose vs. Rob Van Dam for the U.S. Title on Sunday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT.
-We are looking for correspondents for the WWE, TNA, and ROH live events listed below. If you are attending one of the shows listed below and want to help, send your report (or basic results) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-WWE is in Portland, Oregon at the Rose Garden tonight with the following talent pool: John Cena, C.M. Punk, Alberto Del Rio, The Shield, The Wyatt Family, Rob Van Dam, Kane, R-Truth, Christian, Daniel Bryan, A.J. Lee Dolph Ziggler, Curtis Axel, Paul Heyman, Antonio Cesaro.
-Ring of Honor is in New York City at the Hammerstein Ballroom for Manhattan Mayhem V on Saturday. The event features quarter final ROH Title tournament matches with Karl Anderson vs. Michael Elgin, Roderick Strong vs. Kevin Steen, and Tommaso Ciampa vs. Michael Bennett (Adam Cole has already advanced to the semifinals).
-TNA is in Roanoke, Virginia at the Roanoke Civic Center tonight with the following advertised matches: Chris Sabin vs. Bobby Roode for the TNA Title, Austin Aries vs. Mr. Anderson in a Bound For Glory Series match, Gail Kim vs. Velvet Sky, Eric Young vs. Jessie Godderz, Jeff Hardy vs. A.J. Styles, James Storm vs. Robbie E.
-TNA is in Asheville, N.C. at U.S. Cellular Center on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Chris Sabin vs. Austin Aries for the TNA Title, Jeff Hardy vs. Mr. Anderson, Gail Kim vs. Velvet Sky, Eric Young vs. Robbie E, Bobby Roode vs. A.J. Styles, James Storm vs. Jessie Godderz.
-The late Fritz Von Erich (a/k/a Jack Adkisson) was born on this date in 1929. The longtime pro wrestler and World Class Championship Wrestling promoter died on September 10, 1997 due to brain and lung cancer. The Von Erich Family was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009.
-The late "Captain Redneck" Dick Murdoch (a/k/a Hoyt Richard Murdoch) was born on this date in 1946. He died of a heart attack on June 15, 1996.
-There are no pro wrestling shows listed for ESPN Classic this weekend, but there many hours of Global and UWF programming listed for Monday. We'll have the details in Monday's Dot Net Daily.
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