By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Raw will be held tonight in San Antonio, Texas at AT&T Center and features Asuka vs. Nia Jax along with more hype for the Royal Rumble. Join me for live coverage as the show airs on USA Network tonight at 7CT/8ET.
-We are looking for reports for tonight’s WWE Raw in San Antonio, the live event in Corpus Christi, tonight’s Impact Wrestling taping, and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live in Laredo, Texas. 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 email@example.com
-The WWE Smackdown crew is in Corpus Christi at American Bank Center tonight with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in a handicap match for the WWE Championship, Rand Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers in a cage match, The Usos vs. New Day vs. Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas vs. Rusev and Aiden English for the Smackdown Tag Titles, Bobby Roode vs. Baron Corbin, and Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and Naomi vs. Natalya, Carmella, and Tamina vs. Riott Squad.
-The Impact Wrestling tapings wrap up tonight in Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios.
-There are no advertised dark main events for tonight’s Raw on the venue website. Last week’s advertised matches were Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe, and Braun Strowman vs. Kane.
Birthdays and Notables
-Shane McMahon is 48 today. Will Pruett is probably baking him a cake as you read this.
-Kelly Kelly (Barbara Blank) is 31 today.
-Barry “Bull” Buchanan is 50 today.
-Tucker (Paul Gallagher) is 28 today.
-The late Eddie Graham (Edward Gossett) was born on January 15, 1930. He took his own life at age 55 on January 21, 1985.
-The late Jimmy Snuka died on January 15, 2017.
-Jim Duggan turned 64 on Sunday.
-Happy belated Bro-Day to Matt Riddle, who turned 32 on Sunday.
-Shad Gaspard turned 37 on Saturday.
-Yujiro Takahashi turned 37 on Saturday.
-Mason Ryan (Barri Griffiths) turned 36 on Saturday. I have it on good authority that our own Haydn Gleed groomed the village sheep for the traditional Welsh birthday celebration.
-Luke Robinson of WWE Tough Enough turned 33 on Saturday.
-The late John Kronus (George Caiazzo) was born on January 13, 1969. He died of heart failure at age 38 on July 18, 2007.
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