By Jason Powell
-The first WWE Raw of 2017 is tonight Tampa, Florida at Amalie Arena and features the return of Goldberg. Plus, WWE is advertising Braun Strowman vs. Sami Zayn in a Last Man Standing match. Join me for live Raw as the show airs on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-There is not a WWE Smackdown live event tonight as there have been most Mondays.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to my Raw audio review late tonight or Tuesday morning. There will not be a Q&A show this week due to a family situation, but it will return next week. Join us on the ad-free version of the Prowrestling.net website and special section of our free iPhone and Android apps by signing up for membership today via the Dot Net Members’ Signup Page.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s WWE Raw and Tuesday’s Smackdown Live in Jacksonville, Florida. 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 main events advertised for tonight’s WWE Raw event. The recent dark matches have featured Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns vs. Rusev.
Birthdays and Notables
-The late Jim Londos (a/k/a Christos Theofilou) was born on January 2, 1897. He died on August 19, 1975.
-Jimmy Hart turned 73 on Sunday.
-Kimberly Page turned 48 on Sunday.
-Rodney Lienhardt of Mean Street Posse fame turned 46 on Sunday.
-Bobby Roode celebrated a glorious 40th birthday on Sunday.
-Precious (a/k/a Patti Williams) is 62. She is married to Jimmy Garvin and the couple have two daughters.
-Matt Cross (a/k/a Matthew Capiccioni) turned 36 on Saturday. He works as Son of Havoc in Lucha Underground.