WWE in Leeds, England and Rouen, France; TNA Impact Wrestling coverage; NXT in Tampa, Florida; Dot Net Weekly audio show; Heavy metal artist talks wrestling; Sweet T; Shirley Crabtree
By Chris Shore
-TNA Impact Wrestling was taped last week in Cincinnati, Ohio and features Kurt Angle vs. Austin Aries in a submission match in the first round of the TNA Championship tournament. Join me for live coverage of the show as it airs on SpikeTV beginning at 8:00 p.m. CT.
-WWE is in Leeds, England at the First Direct Arena. John Cena, CM Punk, Ryback, Paul Heyman, Alberto Del Rio, the Wyatt Family, R-Truth, Curtis Axel, The Rhodes Brothers, The Bellas, The Usos, 3MB, Justin Gabriel, Prime Time Players, Big E Langston, The Great Khali and Layla are scheduled to appear.
-WWE is also in Rouen, France at the Kindarena. John Cena, CM Punk, Ryback, The Miz, Zack Ryder, Sin Cara, and Antonio Cesaro are advertised to appear on the arena website, but the WWE site lists Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Big Show, The Shield, Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, Wade Barrett, AJ Lee and Natalya.
-We are looking for correspondents for all of the WWE European tour events and NXT show. If you are attending one of the shows and want to help, send your report (or basic results) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-WWE NXT is in Tampa, Florida at the NXT Arena tonight. Mojo Rawley, Bo Dallas, Sami Zayn, Adrian Neville, Emma, Paige and more are scheduled to appear.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to the Dot Net Weekly audio show later today. Jason Powell and I will review all the news of the week. Everyone is listening to my 62-minute interview with WWE 2K14 senior game designer Bryan Williams right now. If you enjoy our All Access audio, help support Dot Net by signing up for membership to the ad-free version of the website via the Dot Net Members' Signup Page.
-Glenn Danzig, lead singer of the band Danzig, spoke of his wrestling fandom in an interview with SweetPhyllis.com. Danzig said he really liked Antonio Cesaro and The Wyatt Family in the brief questions about wrestling. You can read the full interview at http://www.sweetphyllis.com/danzig-talks-finishing-maneuvers.html.
-WWE star Sweet T (a/k/a Tensai, Albert, real name: Matthew Jason Bloom) turns 41 today. Bloom had a very lucrative run in Japan as Giant Bernard in-between his two WWE runs.
-The late English professional wrestler Shirley Crabtree would have been 83 today. Crabtree is notable for having the largest chest in the world. At 64-inches, he was 6-inches bigger than Hulk Hogan's advertised chest size during the 1980s and earned a spot in the Guinness Book of Records.
-There are no wrestling shows scheduled for ESPN Classic tonight.
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