-- Steve Blackman turns 49 years old today.

-- There are no pro wrestling shows listed for ESPN Classic this weekend.

-- Pro Wrestling Evo runs Saturday at Cabarrus Arena on Saturday with Team Evo (Cedric Alexander, Marcellus King, and Zack Salvation) vs. Team PWX (Eddie Edwards, Roderick Strong, and Delirious).

-- Shelly Martinez appears at the Freakling Brothers Trilogy of Terror "Donkey Show" this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (event located at AMC Rainbow Promenade 2321 North Rainbow Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89108. It is described as a "live variety show, that will soon debut a weekly show on the Las Vegas Strip and a TV show in November. It's a fast paced, improvisational comedy, action ride, filled with pop culture references, jokes, music, wrestling, magic, women, and a DONKEY." Visit DonkeyShow.tv for more information.

-- New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced that on October 8th, they will hold their first ever worldwide iPPV event. The show will be available at this link and cost $25. The show airs at 4AM ET, with the following card…

NJPW "NJPW 40TH ANNIVERSARY ~ KING OF PRO-WRESTLING"

October 8th, 2012

Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. Manabu Nakanishi Return Match: Manabu Nakanishi, Yuji Nagata & Strong Man vs. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & Tomohiro Ishii

2. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title: Forever Hooligans (Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov) © vs. The Time Splitters (Alex Shelley & KUSHIDA)

3. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title: Kota Ibushi © vs. Low Ki

4. IWGP Tag Team Title: TenKoji (Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) © vs. Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.)

5. Tetsuya Naito vs. Yujiro Takahashi

6. Togi Makabe & Wataru Inoue vs. Kazushi Sakuraba & Katsuyori Shibata

7. IWGP Heavyweight Title #1 Contendership in Tokyo Dome: Kazuchika Okada © vs. Karl Anderson

8. IWGP Intercontinental Title: Shinsuke Nakamura © vs. Hirooki Goto

9. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Hiroshi Tanahashi © vs. Minoru Suzuki