By Jason Powell
-WWE Raw will be held tonight in Providence, Rhode Island at Dunkin Donuts Center. This is the final show before tomorrow night’s WWE Draft and the go-home edition of Raw for Sunday’s WWE Battleground. WWE is advertising Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship. 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 Providence and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live in Worcester, Massachusetts. 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 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 Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins and AJ Styles.
Birthdays and Notables
-WWE Hall of Famer Carlos Colon is 68 today.
-TNA agent Al Snow (a/k/a Al Sarven) is 53 today.
-The Great Sasuke (a/k/a Masanori Murakawa) is 47 today.
-WWE producer Joey Mercury (a/k/a Adam Birch) is 37 today.
-John Kronus (a/k/a George Caiazzo) died of heart failure on July 18, 2007 at age 38.
-Édouard Carpentier was born on July 17, 1926. He died on October 30, 2010 at age 84.
-Mike Knox (a/k/a Mike Hettinga) turned 38 on Sunday.
-Lacey Von Erich (a/k/a Lacey Adkisson) turned 30 on Sunday.
-Bruiser Brody (a/k/a Frank Goodish) was stabbed to death at age 42 on July 16, 1988 in a Puerto Rico locker room by World Wrestling Council wrestler and booker Jose Gonzalez.
-TNA Champion Bobby Lashley turned 40 on Saturday.
-WWE Hall of Famer Terry Gordy died on July 16, 2001 of a heart attack caused by a blood clot at age 40.
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