The Wrestling Drive on Smackdown Live Moving To Fox

After a way too lengthy hiatus, the wrestling drive returns to look at all things WWE with the big news that Smackdown Live appears to be moving to Fox!  Check out the wrestling drive below as we talk about all the speculation surrounding WWE’s apparent move back to network television

 

The Spotlight on NXT Takeover Brooklyn 3

Tonight is NXT Takeover Brooklyn 3, check out my thoughts and breakdown of all of the matches in yesterday’s edition of The Wrestling Drive

Man that is some screencap on the video above lol

If you aren’t interested (or don’t have the time) in my complete breakdown of each match, here is my quick recap of my predictions for each match

Asuka Over Ember Moon

Drew McIntyre over Bobby Roode to win the NXT Title (Unless Roderick Strong gets added to the match then I think he wins it)

The Authors Of Pain Retain the Tag Titles over Sanity

Johnny Gargano over Andrade Cien Almas

Aleister Black over Hideo Itami

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The Wrestling Drive- Previewing Summerslam Week

Hello everyone, hope everyone is doing well and welcome to the continued coverage of Summerslam week here on thedailyspotlight.com.  I have to throw out our youtube page as there will be a number of videos throughout the week including one of right now looking at how Summerslam has already started to take over the city of Brooklyn.  Click right here to subscribe to our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy_gVqjuaWDp2QW6go6e0Xw!   the above video was uploaded on Monday morning really really gives a nice look not only into all of the happenings in WWE throughout the week but also touches on a few UFC tidbits and also talks about the television coverage on both the WWE network as well at network TV.  Below is a comprehensive list of all wrestling events going on throughout the week here in New York City.  There are also a number of really cool community outreach events that the WWE superstars are taking part in throughout the week, which you can read about here http://www.wwe.com/shows/summerslam/2016/article/wwe-takes-over-new-york-city-summerslam-week!   We are seeking live reports from all of the different shows so if you’re heading to the shows send an email to thedailyspotlight2@gmail.com and make sure to include your name and twitter handle so we can give credit.  Without any further ado check out the list of events takign place in New York City below.  Credit for contributions to the list: pwinsider.com.

WEDNESDAY 8/17

The Dudley Boyz signing
2-4 p.m.
Toys“R”Us Staten Island
2845 Richmond Ave.
Staten Island, N.Y. 10314

Eva Marie signing
5-7 p.m.
Toys“R”Us Flatbush
2875 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11234

THURSDAY 8/18

The Miz & Maryse signing
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Toys“R”Us Bay Parkway
8973-95 Bay Parkway
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11214

Cesaro signing
2-4 p.m.
Toys“R”Us Middle Village
66-26 Metropolitan Ave.
Queens, N.Y. 11379

FREE- Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast- 2PM- 5PM at Carolines Broadway

Live simulcast of the Sam Roberts Wrestling podcast and the Sam Roberts show with guests Today Show’s Katie Linendoll, NXT Ring Announcer Kathy Kelly, Raw Superstars The Club & Kevin Owens and more to be announced

FRIDAY 8/19

FREE SIGNING:

Titus O’Neil signing
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Toys“R”Us Long Island City
3540 48th St.
Long Island City, N.Y. 11101

Finn Bálor signing
2-4 p.m.
Toys“R”Us Bronx
350 Baychester Ave.
Bronx, N.Y. 10475

WWE MEET & GREETS AT BARCLAYS’ CENTER:

AJ Styles – 1 PM

Kevin Owens – 1 PM

WWE Tag Team champions The New Day – 3:30 PM

Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady – 3:30 PM

7 PM – The Amazing Red and Brian XL’s House of Glory promotion in Jamaica, Queens at Club Amazura with their biggest show of their calendar year “High Intensity” featuring:

*House of Glory Tag Team champions Private Party vs. The Hardy Boyz

*House of Glory champion EC3 vs. TBA.

*Drew Galloway vs Chris Dickinson

*Mickie James vs Sonya Strong

*EA James vs Big Daddy Cruz
For more details, visit www.HOGWrestling.net

7PM- Jake “The Snake” Roberts- The Unspoken Word Tour- Grammercy Theatre

Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com

SATURDAY 8/20

FREE SIGNING:

Becky Lynch signing
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Toys“R”Us Rego Park
61-35 Junction Blvd.
Rego Park, N.Y. 11374

WWE MEET AND GREETS AT BARCLAYS CENTER:

Randy Orton at 10 AM

WWE Women’s champion Charlotte at 10 AM

WWE champion Dean Ambrose at 12:30 PM

Sasha Banks at 12 PM

Roman Reigns at 3 PM

Seth Rollins at 3 PM

3 PM EVOLVE in Brooklyn, NY at St. Finbar’s featuring:

*EVOLVE champion Timothy Thatcher defends vs. Drew Gulak.

*Cody Rhodes vs. Chris Hero.

*Tommy End vs. Matt Riddle.

*WWE Cruiserweight Classic Spotlight Match: Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Cedric Alexander.

*Tommy End vs. Matt Riddle.

*Tony Nese vs. Peter Kaasa.

*Also appearing are Ethan Page and more.

Tickets are now on sale this link.

8 PM – WWE NXT Takeover: Brooklyn at the Barclays Center featuring:

*WWE NXT champion Samoa Joe vs. Shinsuke Nakamura.

*WWE NXT Women’s champion Asuka vs. Bayley.

*WWE NXT Tag Team champions The Revival vs. Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa.

*No Way Jose vs. Austin Aries.

*Bobby Roode vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas.

*The debut of Ember Moon.

SUNDAY 8/21

10AM- Talk Is Jericho Live Podcast at Croline’s Broadway

Live 4 hour podcast at Caroline’s with Chris Jericho and Christain which includes a Q & A, photo ops and signings. VIP Breakfast available.

6 PM – WWE Summerslam PPV at Barclays Center

*WWE World champion Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler.

*Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton.

*Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins to crown the first WWE Universal champion.

*WWE United States champion Rusev vs. Roman Reigns.

*WWE Women’s champion Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte.

*AJ Styles vs. John Cena.

*WWE Intercontinental champion The Miz vs. Apollo Crews.

*WWE Tag Team champions New Day vs. Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson.

*Kevin Owens & Chris Jericho vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady.

MONDAY 8/22

7:30 PM Monday Night Raw at Barclays Center

I’ve done my best to denote all of the different free events taking place throughout the week including some meet and greets.  My suggestion would be that if you’re going to attend any of the free events, arrive early!  Free events are few and far between so you know people with be out in droves for these.

I’d also like to point out that I did not include ring Of Honor. They’re having a very big pay per view tomorrow night that should be great.  You can check out Death Before Dishonor 14 live from Las Vegas, Nevada tomorrow night at 9:00PM EST and also on pay per view.  For more information, check them out right here  http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/jay-lethal-defend-world-title-against-adam-cole-dbd

The Spotlight On The Wrestling Drive

Hello everyone hope all is well. I figured it was about time that we popped on here and kicked things into high gear. I have a bit of a big announcement that I’m going to get into that will hopefully be as exciting to you as it is to me. As you know over the past 9 months or so I started to upload videos onto YouTube based around my different travels all over the world. I have hours of content already in the can here and plan to begin rolling these out over the next week and into the weekend. I think these videos are a lot of fun because I have been afforded the opportunity to travel a good amount and I personally enjoy sharing these experiences with you. The goal is to hopefully help you to plan your trip by watching some of my videos and giving you some ideas of different things to do on your trip. That said, I also realize that people can’t travel or may just be unsure where to go and so it’s also my goal with these videos to give those curious an idea of different landmarks and destinations. Obviously, travel isn’t the only topic covered here on thedailyspotlight.com, as a matter of fact the primary focus of the site is professional wrestling, which leads me to my announcement today.  
It is my goal to be the wrestling fan’s one stop source for all things professional wrestling presented through that fan’s perspective. I enjoy writing up reviews of different shows and all of the hot buttons topics of pro wrestling as well as reminiscing on past experiences and events. Thus, I thought about the different ways in which we can continue to expand our content beyond that of just articles and blog posts. That brings us to the Wrestling Drive. Unfortunately one of the biggest contributions to my time is that spent commuting. I’m on the road constantly from anywhere from 2-5 hours per day and it’s pretty treacherous driving back and forth between Queens and Brooklyn every day. Rather than continuing to let this get me down, however, I see this is an opportunity. Therefore, moving forward I’m going to present to you short vlogs based on all of the news stories, shows and experiences in an around the world of professional wrestling. These videos won’t be more than 10 or 15 minutes to start and have a real sense of convenience in that you can stream them straight from YouTube. Perhaps at the end of the day you want to sit in your recliner, grab a cold one and stream the video on your big screen, go for it! If podcasts are more your thing than you can go right into YouTube and stream the content through your mobile device while listening on your own commute home. The best part about this is that while commuting so much, I have opportunities throughout the day to pop on the vlog and discuss that topic with all of you, literally moments after it drops. This should really be an exciting time and these vlogs will be a great companion piece to the site so while you’ll still get all of the articles on here that you’re used to (and will become more used to in the weeks to come), you’ll have videos to watch either along with the articles or solely if that’s more your thing.  

Please be advised that this is a work in progress. I’m working on ways to improve both the video and audio and am confident that we’ll be able to do that moving forward. With the WWE draft fast approaching and Summerslam not too long after that (especially because I am right here in the mecca on New York City, home of Summerslam), I feel like now is as good at time as any to really dive into this new venture. With that said, we are actually going to be dropping the very first edition of the Wrestling Drive today at 2PM! The vlog will be focused primarily on the Cruiserwight Classic which debuts tonight on the WWE Network and I’ll also touch on the big Nakamura vs. Finn Balor number one contender match that is set for NXT tonght. This is an exciting time to be a wrestling fan and exciting time right here on thedailyspotlight.com!

The Wrestling Drive Ep. 2 on Big Show Vs. Shaq & The Call Up Of Finn Balor

I return today for the second episode of the Wrestling Drive and this time we’re looking at the conclusion of Shinsuke Nakamura vs Finn Balor and what this could be for Finn Balor moving forward.  Be sure to be on the lookout for my money guarantee to the spotlight faithful.  Then I  looks back on last night’s Espys and the job that John Cena did hosting the event.  Finally I give my thoughts on the Wrestlemania match that may come out of it involving the Big Show and Shaquille O’Neal.