By Jason Powell
-WWE Raw will be held tonight in Nashville, Tennessee at Bridgestone Arena. The main event features Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe for a shot at the WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam, and the show also features the big reveal of the Kurt Angle mystery saga. 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 Nashville, the Smackdown live event in Columbus, Georgia, and Tuesday’s Smackdown in Birmingham, Alabama. 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 Smackdown crew is in Columbus, Georgia at the Columbus Civic Center tonight with the following advertised talent: John Cena, AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Jinder Mahal, Charlotte, Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn, and Baron Corbin.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to my Raw audio review later tonight and my Q&A show this week due to the live 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 featured Bray Wyatt vs. Seth Rollins.
Birthdays and Notables
-The late Edouard Carpentier (Édouard Ignacz Weiczorkiewicz) was born on July 17, 1926. He died of a heart attack at age 84 on October 30, 2010.
-Daffney (Shannon Spruill) is 42 today.
-Mike Knox (Mike Hettinga) is 39 today.
-Mojo Rawley (Dean Muhtadi) is 31 today.
-Lacey Von Erich (Lacey Dawn Adkisson) is 31 today.
-Bruiser Brody (Frank Goodish) was stabbed to death at age 42 on July 17, 1988. Brody was killed in a World Wrestling Council locker room by Jose Gonzalez, who wrestled and booked for the territory.
-Bobby Lashley turned 41 on Sunday.
-Mil Mascaras (Aaron Rodríguez Arellano) turned 75 on Saturday.
-Jesse Ventura turned 66 on Saturday.
-Boogeyman (Marty Wright) turned 52 on Saturday.
-Cherry (Kara Drew) turned 42 on Saturday.
-Heath Slater (Heath Miller) turned 34 on Saturday.