By Jason Powell
-WWE Battleground airs Sunday on WWE Network from Washington, D.C. at Verizon Center. The show is headlined by Dean Ambrose vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship. Join me for live coverage beginning with the WWE Battleground Kickoff Show at 6:00 p.m. CT.
-We are looking for correspondents for the following WWE events listed below as well as the NXT events that we listed yesterday. If you are attending a show and want to help, send your report (or basic results) to email@example.com
-WWE is in Newark, Delaware at Bob Carpenter Center tonight with the following advertised talent: Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, The Usos, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, The Vaudevillains, Natalya, and Summer Rae.
-WWE is in Wildwood, New Jersey at Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday with the following advertised lineup: Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Rusev, Cesaro, Sami Zayn, Kalisto, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Sasha Banks, Charlotte, Enzo Amore, Big Cass, The Dudley Boyz, Kane, Big Show.
-WWE is in Salisbury, Maryland at Wicomico Youth Community Center on Saturday with the following advertised match and talent: Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship, plus AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman, Erick Rowan, The Usos, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Natalya, and Becky Lynch.
-Pro Wrestling Guerrilla returns to Reseda, California with “Thirteen” on July 29. The event is headlined by Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Kyle O’Reilly for the PWG Championship.
-Ring of Honor’s next event is the Death Before Dishonor XIV pay-per-view, which will be held on August 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada at Sam’s Town Live.
-Evolve’s next dates are August 19 in Joppa, Maryland, and August 20 in Brooklyn, New York.
Birthdays and Notables
-The late Fabulous Moohlah (a/k/a Mary Lillian Ellison) was born on July 22, 1923. She died on November 2, 2007 at age 84.
-David Von Erich (a/k/a David Adkisson) was born on July 22, 1958. He died on February 10, 1984 at age 25.
-Shawn Michaels (a/k/a Michael Shawn Hickenbottom) is 51 today.
-Fandango (a/k/a Curtis Hussey) is 35 today.
-Akira Tozawa is 31 today. His first match in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic aired on Wednesday.
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