TNA Impact Wrestling and NXT live coverage, Impact and NXT TV tapings (correspondents needed), Hardcore Roadtrip new date, Matt Jackson, Test, Arnold Skaaland, Global Supercard on ESPN Classic
By Chris Shore
-TNA Impact Wrestling is live for the first time since early January from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Bully Ray is supposed to explain his babyface turn at Lockdown and Rockstar Spud is hosting a "Thank you Dixie" celebration. Join me for live coverage of the show as it airs on SpikeTV at 8:00 p.m. CT.
-We are looking for correspondents for the TNA Impact tapings tonight, Friday, and Saturday, as well as the WWE NXT tapings tonight. If you are going to either show and can help, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-NXT television is headlined by Bo Dallas vs. Colin Cassady and semi-main roster talent Alexander Rusev faces Xavier Woods. Join Zack Zimmerman for live coverage of the show as it airs on the WWE Network at 8:00 p.m. CT.
-NXT is taping its next round of television shows tonight at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Adrian Neville, Paige, Bo Dallas, Sami Zayn and more are scheduled to appear.
-Hardcore Roadtrip has announced Hostile F'n Takeover Toronto for June 1, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canda. Homicide, Petey Williams, Christian York, ROH's Jimmy Jacobs, and more are scheduled to appear. You can get tickets at Hardcoreroadtrip.ca/hostile-fn-takeover-toronto/.
-One half of the current ROH Tag Team and IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Matt Jackson, turns 29 today. Matt, along with brother Nick, are the Young Bucks on the indy scene, but wrestled as Generation Me in TNA.
-Former WWE/TNA star Test (a/k/a Andrew Martin) was found dead on this day in 2009 of an accidental overdose of oxycodone. Martin was believed to have died the day before but wasn't discovered by a neighbor until the next day. An autopsy revealed he also suffered from chronic traumatic brain injury, the same condition Chris Benoit was diagnosed with after his death.
-WWE Hall of Famer Arnold Skaaland died on this day in 2007 at age 82. Skaaland was manager of both Bruno Sammartino and Bob Backlund when both men where WWWF Champion i the 1970s and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1994.
-ESPN Classic has a two hour block of Global Supercard beginning at 11:00 p.m. CT. There are no listings for the show
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