- WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund was inducted into the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame during the 2016 George Tragos/Lou Thesz Hall of Fame weekend in Waterloo, Iowa. Above is video of Backlund's induction.
- Triple H turns 47 years old today while Dolph Ziggler turns 36, Shannon Moore turns 37, Manny Fernandez turns 62 and Greg Gagne turns 68. Also, today would have been the 57th birthday of Matt "Doink the Clown" Osborne.
- Tonight's WWE NXT episode will feature General Manager William Regal announcing the "Takeover: Back 2 Brooklyn" opponent for NXT Champion Samoa Joe. The following matches were also taped:
* Blake vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
* Billie Kay vs. Santana Garrett
* No Way Jose vs. Steve Cutler
* TM-61 vs. Adrian Nails and Rob Ryzin
* Kota Ibushi vs. Murphy (possible dark match)
Full NXT spoilers for tonight are at this link.
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