By Jason Powell
-WWE Raw is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Wells Fargo Center. New Day will attempt to set the record for longest tag title reign in WWE history when they defend the Raw Tag Titles against Sheamus and Cesaro, and Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in a Triple Threat. Join me for live Raw as the show airs on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-The WWE Smackdown crew is in Roanoke, Virginia at the Berglund Center tonight with the following advertised talent: AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose in a street fight for the WWE Championship with James Ellsworth as guest ring announcer, The Wyatt Family vs. American Alpha.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s WWE Raw in Philadelphia, the Smackdown live event in Roanoke, and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live in Washington, Texas. If you are going to Raw, Smackdown, or an upcoming live event and want to help us out with reports or live updates, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-There are no dark matches advertised for tonight’s WWE Raw event. Recent dark matches have included Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho.
Birthdays and Notables
-Sabu (a/k/a Terry Brunk) is 52 today.
-Rey Mysterio (Óscar Gutiérrez) turned 42 on Sunday.
-James Ellsworth turned 32 on Sunday.
-The late Doug Furnas was born on December 11, 1959. He died on March 12, 2012 at age 52 due to heart disease.
-The late Steve Bradley (a/k/a Steven Bisson) was born on December 10, 1975. He took his own life on December 4, 2008.
-Matt Bentley turned 37 on Saturday.
-JTG (Jayson Anthony Paul) turned 32 on Saturday.
-Essa Rios (a/k/a José Delgado Saldaña) turned 38 on Saturday.
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