By Jason Powell
-WWE Battleground takes place on Sunday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Wells Fargo Arena. The show is headlined by Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton in a Punjabi Prison match for the WWE Championship. Join me for live coverage of the Kickoff Show at 6CT/7ET, and members will hear an exclusive audio review after the show.
-We are looking for correspondents for the following WWE events listed below and the NXT shows 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 Fayetteville, North Carolina at Crown Coliseum tonight with the following advertised matches: Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt, The Miz vs. Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental Title, Sheamus and Cesaro vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in a Triple Threat for the Raw Tag Titles, Finn Balor vs. Elias Samson, Bayley, Sasha Banks, Mickie James, and Dana Brooke vs. Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax, Alicia Fox, and Emma, Goldust vs. R-Truth.
-WWE is in Wildwood, New Jersey at Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday with the following advertised talent: John Cena, AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Jinder Mahal, Shinsuke Nakamura, Charlotte, Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn.
-WWE is in Hampton, Virginia at Hampton Coliseum on Saturday with the Raw crew (presumably with the same lineup as Fayetteville).
-WWE is in Salisbury, Maryland at WYCC on Sunday with the following advertised matches: Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt, and The Miz vs. Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental Title.
-The next GFW tapings will be held August 17-20 in Orlando. The company also has live events on August 4-6 in New York and Connecticut.
-The next Ring of Honor event is July 29 in Concord, North Carolina at the Cabarrus Arena.
-The next Evolve events are August 11 in Joppa, Maryland, and August 12 in Corona, New York.
Birthdays and Notables
-Giant Silva (Paulo César da Silva) is 54.
-Shinjiro Otani is 45.
-The late Sky Low Low (Marcel Gauthier) was born on July 21, 1928. He died at age 70 on November 6, 1998.
-The late Bob Orton Sr. was born on July 21, 1929. He died at age 76 on July 16, 2006 following a series of heart attacks.
-The late Lord Alfred Hayes died on July 21, 2005 at age 76 following a series of strokes.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Allysin Kay discussing Friday's NWA Hard Times PPV on FITE.TV, Melina dropping an unexpected f-bomb on NWA Powerrr, the WWE Mae Young Classic experience, her time as Sienna in Impact Wrestling, working in Japan, the Tessa Blanchard controversy, and more...