By Jason Powell
-WWE Raw will be held tonight in Brooklyn, New York at Barclays Center tonight with the PENULTIMATE edition of Raw before WrestleMania (longtime readers know how much I look forward to using that word). Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman is the advertised main event. Join me for live Raw as the show airs on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-The WWE Smackdown crew is in Worcester, Massachusetts at DCU Center with the following advertised matches: John Cena vs. AJ Styles in a street fight, Bray Wyatt vs. Luke Harper for the WWE Championship.
-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 Brooklyn, tonight’s live event in Worcester, and Tuesday’s Smackdown in Uncasville, Connecticut. 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
-The dark main event advertised for tonight’s WWE Raw is Chris Jericho and Sami Zayn vs. Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens.
Birthdays and Notables
-Sting (Steve Borden) is 58 today (which may be a sign he will face Undertaker at WrestleMania!!!!).
-Homicide (Nelson Erazo) is 40 today.
-AJ Lee (April Jeanette Mendez-Brooks) turned 30 on Sunday.
-Matt Sydal (Matt Korklan) turned 34 on Sunday.
-Longtime WWE referee Jimmy Korderas turned 55 on Sunday.
-Ethan Carter III (Michael Hutter) turned 34 on Saturday.
-Rick Martel (Richard Vigneault) turned 61 on Saturday.
-Mike Quackenbush (Mike Spillane) turned 41 on Saturday.
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