By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Raw will be held tonight in Des Moines, Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena. The show will feature additional Elimination Chamber qualifying matches. Join me for live coverage as Raw airs on USA Network tonight at 7CT/8ET.
-The WWE Smackdown crew is in Springfield, Missouri at O’Reilly Family Event Center tonight. There are no matches advertised on the arena website, but it is likely AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in a handicap match for the WWE Championship.
-We are looking for reports for tonight’s WWE Raw in Des Moines, tonight’s Smackdown house show in Springfield, and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live in Kansas City. 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 advertised dark main event is dated in that includes Samoa Joe. Last week’s advertised dark main event featured Roman Reigns, John Cena, Braun Strowman, and Seth Rollins vs. Kane, The Miz, Sheamus, and Cesaro in an eight-man tag match.
Birthdays and Notables
-Madison Rayne (Ashley Lomberger) is 32.
-The late Luke Graham (James Johnson) was born on February 5, 1940. He died from congestive heart failure at age 66 on June 23, 2006.
-Chris Sabin (Joshua Harter) turned 36 on Sunday.
-Dory Funk Jr. turned 77 on Saturday.
-Haku (Tonga Fifita) turned 59 on Saturday.
-Marty Jannetty (Fredrick Martin Jannetty) turned 58 on Saturday.
-Becky Bayless (Rebecca Treston) turned 36 on Saturday.
-Angela Fong turned 33 on Saturday. She works as Black Lotus in Lucha Underground.
-Former NXT wrestler and on-air personality Devin Taylor (Brittany Fetkin) turned 30 on Saturday.
-The late Kerry Von Erich (Kerry Adkisson) was born on February 3, 1960. He took his own life at age 33 on February 18, 1993.
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