By Jason Powell
-WWE Raw will be held tonight in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Consol Energy Center. This is the first Raw show since the roster was split via Tuesday’s draft, and there will also be fallout from last night’s WWE Battleground event. Plus, Roman Reigns will return to Raw for the first time since his Wellness Policy suspension ended. 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 Pittsburgh and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live in Buffalo, New York. 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 the WWE Battleground audio review that Jake Barnett and I recorded last night. The members will also 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, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho. Yes, this completely ignores the brand split, but it may be a dated advertisement. Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon are both advertised for Raw on the same listing.
Birthdays and Notables
-Finn Balor (a/k/a Fegal Devitt) is 35. Will he make his Raw debut on his birthday?
-Kenzo Suzuki is 42 today.
-El Zoro (a/k/a Jesús Cristóbal Martínez Rodriguez) is 41.
-Torrie Wilson turned 41 on Sunday.
-Zack Sabre Jr. (a/k/a Lucas Eatwell) turned 29 on Sunday.
-Al Perez turned 56 on Saturday.
-Sonny Siaki turned 42 on Saturday.
-Perro Aguayo Jr. (a/k/a Perro Aguayo Ramirez) was born on July 23, 1979. He died after taking a dropkick. The death was caused by cardiac arrest due to a stroke caused by three fractured vertebrae.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest Court Bauer, who discusses MLW Saturday Night SuperFight, his mindset just days before the company's first pay-per-view, the $19.99 price point, future PPV possibilities, the free pre-show, former WWE and Lucha Underground creative force Chris DeJoseph joining the MLW staff, and more...