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 Evansville, Indiana at Ford Center with the continued build to the Great Balls of Fire Event. The hype for the show is built around Roman Reigns delivering a big SummerSlam announcement. 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 Evansville, tonight’s Smackdown live event in Indianapolis, and Tuesday’s Smackdown in Dayton, Ohio. 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 Smackdown crew is in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum with a live event tonight featuring the following talent: Randy Orton, AJ Styles, Jinder Mahal and the Singh Brothers, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin, Tye Dillinger, Charlotte, and Dolph Ziggler.
-Dot Net Members are listening to the WWE Money in the Bank audio review that I recorded on Sunday night. They will hear 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.
-The Raw dark main events are advertised as Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe. However, the advertising is likely dated. The most recent events have featured Bray Wyatt in place of Strowman.
Birthdays and Notables
-The late Ed “Wahoo” McDaniel was born on June 19, 1938. He died at age 63 on April 18, 2002 of complications from diabetes and renal failure.
-Vito LoGrasso turned 53 on Sunday.
-Bam Neely (Justin Rocheleau) turned 42 on Sunday.
-The late Bruiser Brody (Frank Goodish) was born on June 18, 1946. He was stabbed to death in a Puerto Rico locker room by Jose Gonzalez on July 17, 1988.
-Trent Acid (Michael Verdi) died of a drug overdose at age 29 on June 18, 2010.
-Minoru Suzuki turned 49 on Saturday.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Ricky Starks on his NWA run, doing enhancement work for WWE, leaving NOLA due to Hurricane Katrina, the January 24 NWA Hard Times PPV on FITE.TV, his relationship with Nick Aldis, and much more...