By Jason Powell
-WWE Raw will be taped today in Newark, New Jersey at Prudential Center. WWE is advertising Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship. Join me for live Raw as the show airs on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight’s WWE Raw in Newark and Tuesday’s Smackdown in Manchester, New Hampshire. 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 email@example.com
-The WWE Smackdown crew does not have a live event tonight. It’s a travel day for the crew, which wrapped up its European tour on Sunday.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to my Raw audio review later tonight and my Q&A show this afternoon. 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.
-The advertised dark matches for tonight’s WWE Raw are Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt, and Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe.
Birthdays and Notables
-Kevin Von Erich (Kevin Adkisson) is 60 today.
-Ron Simmons is 58 today.
-Robert Fuller (Robert Welch) turned 66 on Sunday.
-Vader (Leon White) turned 62 on Sunday.
-Zack Ryder (Matt Cardona) turned 32 on Sunday.
-The late Steve “Dr. Death” Williams was born on May 14, 1960. He died on December 29, 2009 following a battle with throat cancer.
-The late Tommy Rogers (Thomas Couch) was born on May 14, 1961. He died at age 54 on June 1, 2015.
-Glacier (Ray Lloyd) turned 53 on Saturday.
-Jimmy Yang turned 36 on Saturday.
-The late Jumbo Tsuruta died on May 13, 2000 at age 49 due to complications from a kidney transplant.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Allysin Kay discussing Friday's NWA Hard Times PPV on FITE.TV, Melina dropping an unexpected f-bomb on NWA Powerrr, the WWE Mae Young Classic experience, her time as Sienna in Impact Wrestling, working in Japan, the Tessa Blanchard controversy, and more...