By Jason Powell
-WWE Raw will be held tonight in Tampa, Florida at Amalie Arena with the first appearance as Dean Ambrose as the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. 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.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s WWE Raw in Tampa and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown taping in Miami, Florida. If you are going to Raw or Smackdown and want to help us out with reports or live updates, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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-There is not an advertised dark main event for tonight’s Raw.
Birthdays and Notables
-Dick the Bruiser (a/k/a William Afflis) was born on June 27, 1929. He died at age 62 on November 10, 1991 when he ruptured a blood vessel in his esophagus while lifting weights.
-JJ Dillon (a/k/a James Morrison) turned 74 on Sunday.
-Lucha Underground voice Matt Striker (a/k/a Matthew Kaye) turned 42 on Sunday.
-Mark Jindrak turned 39 on Sunday. He works in Mexico as Marco Corleone.
-Buddy Rogers (a/k/a Herman Rohde, Jr. died on June 26, 1992 at age 71 shortly after suffering three strokes in one day.
-Former WWE wrestler Layla turned 39 on Saturday. She is married to Ricky Ortiz.
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