By Jason Powell
-WWE Raw will be held tonight in New Orleans, Louisiana at Smoothie King Arena with the go-home show for Sunday’s Money in the Bank event. WWE is advertising Dean Ambrose hosting the Ambrose Asylum with guests Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. Join me for live coverage of Raw beginning with Raw Pre-Show notes as that show streams on WWE Network at 6:30 p.m. CT, and stick around for my actual live review as Raw airs on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-NXT is in Belfast, Northern Ireland at SSE Arena with the following advertised talent: Finn Balor, Bayley, Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura, American Alpha, Asuka, Austin Aries, Tye Dillinger, The Revival, Carmella, Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax.
-TNA is taping television tonight, Tuesday, and Wednesday night at Universal Studios.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s WWE Raw in New Orleans, the TNA Impact Wrestling tapings in Orlando, NXT in Belfast, and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown taping in Biloxi, Mississippi. If you are going to Raw or Smackdown and want to help us out with reports or live updates, contact me at email@example.com
-Dot Net Members are listening to my audio review of the TNA Slammiversary event. They will be listening to my WWE Raw audio review later tonight and my Q&A audio show this afternoon. Join us on the ad-free version of the website and special section of our free iPhone and Android apps by signing up for membership today via the Dot Net Members’ Signup Page.
-The advertised dark main event for tonight’s Raw is John Cena and Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles and Seth Rollins.
Birthdays and Notables
-Otto Wanz is 73.
-Jacques Rougeau Jr. is 56.
-Mitsuharu Misawa died in the ring on June 13, 2009. The suspected cause of death is cervical spinal cord injury that caused cardiac arrest, but his family declined to release the cause of death.
-Virgil (a/k/a Mike Jones) is 54.
-Jerry Lynn turned 53 on Sunday.
-Mark Henry turned 45 on Sunday.
-Peter Maivia died after a battle with cancer on June 12, 1982 at age 45.
-Dusty Rhodes (a/k/a Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.) died at age 69 on June 11, 2015.
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