By Jason Powell
-WWE Raw will be held tonight in Boston, Massachusetts at TD Garden with the go-home show for Sunday’s SummerSlam event. The show features Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax with the winner advancing to challenge Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women’s Championship at SummerSlam. Join me for live Raw as the show airs on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-We are looking for reports for tonight’s WWE Raw in Boston, the Smackdown live event in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Tuesday’s Smackdown in Providence, Rhode Island. If you are going to Raw, Smackdown, or an upcoming live event and want to help us out with off-air match result details, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-The Smackdown crew is in Springfield, Massachusetts at Massmutual Center tonight with the following advertised matches: Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton in a Last Man Standing match for the WWE Championship, John Cena vs. Rusev, and AJ Styles vs. Chad Gable for the U.S. Championship.
-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.
-The advertised dark match for tonight’s Raw show is Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman in a street fight.
Birthdays and Notables
-Bob Backlund is 68 today.
-Bobby Eaton of the Midnight Express is 59.
-Kofi Kingston (Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah) is 36.
-Johnny Gargano is 30 today.
-The late Eddie Gilbert (Thomas Edward Gilbert) was born on August 14, 1961. He died of a heart attack at age 33 on February 18, 1995
-Jim Brunzell turned 68 on Sunday.
-Jeff Farmer, who worked as NWO Sting, turned 55 on Sunday.
-Spike Dudley (Matt Hyson) turned 47 on Sunday.
-Brian Adams died of a drug overdose on August 13, 2007 at age 43.
-Lance Cade (Lance McNaught) died of heart failure at age 29 on August 13, 2010.
-Dr. Wagner Jr. (Juan Manuel González Barrón) turned 52 on Saturday.
-Jonathan Coachman turned 45 on Saturday.