By Jason Powell
-WWE Extreme Rules takes place on Sunday in Baltimore, Maryland at Royal Farms Arena. The event is headlined by Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt in a five-way to determine the No. 1 contender to the WWE Championship. The winner will challenge Brock Lesnar at WWE Great Balls of Fire next month. Join me for live coverage of Extreme Rules on Sunday beginning with the needlessly long Kickoff Show at 6CT/7ET. Members will hear an exclusive audio review afterward.
-We are looking for correspondents for the following WWE events listed below, as well as the NXT events that we listed yesterday. If you are attending a show and want to help, send your report (or basic results) to firstname.lastname@example.org
-WWE is in Trenton, New Jersey at Sun National Bank Center tonight with the Raw crew.
-Ring of Honor is in Chicago Ridge, Illinois at Frontier Fieldhouse on Saturday with a television taping. Advertised matches include Silas Young vs. Bobby Fish, Punishment Martinez vs. Jay White, and Jonathan Gresham vs. Flip Gordon.
-WWE is in Reading, Pennsylvania at Santander Arena on Saturday with the Raw crew.
-WWE is in Bridgeport, Connecticut at Webster Bank Arena on Saturday with the Smackdown crew.
-Ring of Honor is in Collinsville, Illinois at Gateway Center on Sunday with the following top matches: Christopher Daniels defends the ROH Title against the winner of a Gateway to Gold gauntlet match with Dalton Castle, Matt Taven, Cheeseburger, Jay White, Punishment Martinez, Vinny Marseglia, Will Ferrara, Kenny King, and Jonathan Gresham.
-WWE is in Glens Falls, New York at Glens Falls Civic Center on Sunday with the following advertised matches: Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship, Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles for the U.S. Championship.
-The next Impact Wrestling tapings will be held on July 2 for Slammiversary through July 6 in Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios.
-The next Evolve shows are June 24 in Melrose, Massachusetts at Melrose Memorial Hall, and on June 25 in Queens, New York at La Boom.
Birthdays and Notables
-Lex Luger (Lawrence Pfohl) is 59.
-AJ Styles (Allen Jones) is 40.
-Velvet Sky (Jamie Lynn Szantyr) is 36.
-Junkyard Dog (Sylvester Ritter) died on June 2, 1998 at age 48 in a single car crash.
-Freddie Blassie died on June 2, 2003 at age 85 due to heart and liver failure.
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