By Jason Powell
-WWE Raw will be held tonight in Los Angeles, California at Staples Center with Brock Lesnar appearing, plus a Goldust and R-Truth segment. 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 Los Angeles, the Smackdown live event in Bakersfield, and Tuesday’s Smackdown in San Diego. 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 Bakersfield, California at Bakersfield Arena tonight with the following advertised matches: Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship, Kevin Owens vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev in a Triple Threat for the U.S. Championship, The Usos vs. New Day vs. Breezango in a Triple Threat for the Smackdown Tag Titles.
-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.
-There are no dark matches advertised for Raw. The recent dark main events have been advertised as Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt and Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe.
Birthdays and Notables
-JJ Dillon (James Morrison) is 75 today.
-Matt Striker (Matthew Kaye) is 43.
-Mark Jindrak is 40 today.
-The late Jackie Fargo (Henry Faggart) was born on June 26, 1930. He died of heart failure on June 24, 2013 at age 82.
-Buddy Rogers (Herman Rohde Jr.) died on June 26, 1992 at age 71.
-Layla El turned 40 on Sunday.
-Mark Haskins turned 29 on Sunday.
-Chris Benoit took his own life at age 40 after killing his wife Nancy Benoit, 43, and their seven year-old son Daniel on June 24, 2007.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest Jim Ross on his role in AEW, Tony Khan as a leader, whether Ross knew Shawn Spears was going to hit Cody with a chair shot to the head, working with Excalibur and Alex Marvez, his new book and speaking engagement deal, and much more... Search "Pro Wrestling Boom" in Apple Podcasts or any podcast app to subscribe.