By Jason Powell
-WWE Raw will be held tonight in Detroit, Michigan at Joe Louis Arena. Vince McMahon is advertised and one can only wonder if he will be naming the COOs of the Raw and Smackdown brands with the draft taking place just eight days from now. 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 Detroit and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown taping in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 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
-Dot Net Members 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.
-There is not an advertised dark main event for tonight’s Raw.
Birthdays and Notables
-Butch Reed is 62.
-Tyson Kidd (a/k/a TJ Wilson) is 36. He has been sidelined for more than a year by a neck injury.
-Shinya Hashimoto died at age 40 on July 11, 2005 of a brain aneurysm.
-Bobo Brazil (a/k/a Houston Harris) was born on July 10, 1924. He died on January 20, 1998 at age 73 after suffering multiple strokes.
-The late Johnny Grunge (a/k/a Mike Durham) was born on July 10, 1966. He died on February 16, 2006 at age 39 as a result of sleep apnea complications.
-Shelton Benjamin turned 41 on Saturday.
-Kevin Nash turned 57 on Saturday.
-Marc Mero turned 56 on Saturday.
-PN News (a/k/a Paul Neu) turned 50 on Saturday.
-Damien 666 (a/k/a Leonardo Carrera Gómez) turned 56 on Saturday.
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