By Jason Powell
-WWE Raw will be held tonight in Los Angeles, California at Staples Center. WWE is advertising Braun Strowman vs. Big Show. Could we see Shaquille O’Neal, who played for the Lakers for many years and is supposed to work with Show at WrestleMania in some fashion? Join me for live Raw as the show airs on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-The WWE Smackdown crew is in San Diego, California at Valley View Casino Center with the following advertised talent: Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz vs. Baron Corbin in a Triple Threat for the Intercontinental Championship, and John Cena vs. AJ Styles.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to my Q&A audio show this afternoon (submit questions in our members’ forum) and my Raw audio review later tonight. 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 in Los Angeles, tonight’s live event in San Diego, and Tuesday’s Smackdown in Ontario, California. 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 on the arena website.
Birthdays and Notables
-The late Buddy Rogers (Herman Gustav Rohde Jr.) was born on February 20, 1921. He died at age 71 on June 26, 1992 after suffering three strokes.
-Antonio Inoki (Kanji Inoki) is 74 today.
-Gai Kim is 40 today.
-Francine Fournier turned 45 on Sunday.
-The late Big John Studd (John Minton) was born on February 19, 1948. He died at age 47 on March 20, 1995 due to a combination of liver cancer and Hodgkin’s disease.
-Tye Dillinger (Ronald Arneil) turned 36 on Sunday.
-Danny Doring (Daniel Morrison) turned 43 on Sunday.
-The late Larry Sweeney (Alexander Whybrow) was born on February 18, 1981. He took his own life on April 11, 2011 after battling mental illness.
-Raymond Rougeau turned 62 on Saturday.
The Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Ring of Honor's PJ Black discussing the ROH Pure Title tournament beginning on ROH Wrestling TV this weekend, ROH's COVID-19 safety precautions, his run in WWE as Justin Gabriel with The Nexus, wrestling as The Bunny, and more...