WWE Raw in Grand Rapids (correspondents needed), WWE Smackdown in Ypsilanti (correspondents needed), Dot Net Audio, Daniel Bryan, Akam of AOP, Kota Ibushi, Brian Pillman, Traci Brooks, Mr. T, Wade Keller

By Jason Powell

-Prowrestling.net Live returns today at 3CT/4ET at PWAudio.net. Will Pruett and I will be taking your calls during the live audio show.

-WWE Raw will be held tonight in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Van Andel Arena with the continued push toward the Extreme Rules pay-per-view. 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 Grand Rapids, the Smackdown house show in Ypsilanti, and Tuesday’s Smackdown in Toledo. 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 dotnetjason@gmail.com

-The WWE Smackdown crew is in Ypsilanti, Michigan at EMU Convocation Center with a live event tonight featuring Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship, Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles for the U.S. Championship, and Shinsuke Nakamura in action.

-Dot Net Members will be listening to my Raw audio review later tonight. Please note that there is not a Q&A show this week due to the Prowrestling.net Live audio show. The Q&A 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.

-There are no advertised dark matches for tonight’s WWE Raw on the arena website. The recent dark matches have been advertised as Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt, and Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe.

Birthdays and Notables

-Happy birthday to my longtime friend Wade Keller of PWTorch.com. I believe Wade turns 46 today, meaning Bruce Mitchell is 105.

-The late Brian Pillman was born on May 22, 1962. He died on October 5, 1997 of heart disease at age 35.

-Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson) is 36 today.

-Mr. T’s mother gave birth to Mr. T 65 years ago yesterday.

-Kota Ibushi turned 35 on Sunday.

-Traci Brooks (Tracy Brookshaw-Gerdelman) turned 42 on Sunday.

-The late Chris Benoit was born on May 21, 1967. He took his own life and murdered his wife and son on June 24, 2007.

-Road Dogg (Brian James) turned 48 on Saturday.

-Akam (Sunny Dhinsa) of Authors of Pain turned 24 on Saturday.

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