WWE Raw in Anaheim, WWE Smackdown in San Diego (reports needed), Ric Flair, Verne Gagne, Jim Mitchell, Shinsuke Nakamura, Corey Graves, Maria Kanellis

By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

-Prowrestling.net Live returns today at 3CT/4ET at PWAudio.net. Will Pruett and I will be taking your calls during the live audio show regarding the WWE Elimination Chamber and any other pro wrestling topics you wish to discuss.

-WWE Raw will be held tonight in Anaheim, California at Honda Center for the night after the Elimination Chamber. Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman will appear to confront the Elimination Chamber winner Roman Reigns. Join me for live coverage as Raw airs on USA Network tonight at 7CT/8ET.

-The WWE Smackdown crew is in San Diego, California at Valley View Casino Center tonight with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in a handicap match for the WWE Championship, Bobby Roode vs. Baron Corbin vs. Jinder Mahal for the U.S. Title, and The Usos vs. Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin for the Smackdown Tag Titles.

-We are looking for reports for tonight’s WWE Main Event tapings that will be held prior to WWE Raw in Anaheim, the Smackdown house show in San Diego, and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live in Los Angeles. 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 dotnetjason@gmail.com

-There are no dark matches advertised on the arena website. Last week’s advertised dark match was John Cena, Roman Reigns, and Braun Strowman vs. The Miz, Sheamus, and Cesaro in a six-man tag match.

Birthdays and Notables

“Sinister Minister” Jim Mitchell is 52.

-The late Verne Gagne was born on February 26, 1926. He died at age 89 on April 27, 2015.

-Ric Flair (Richard Fliehr) turned 69 on Sunday.

-Maria Kanellis-Bennett turned 36 on Sunday.

-Steve Lewington, who worked as DJ Gabriel in WWE, turned 35 on Sunday.

-The late Sean O’Haire (Sean Haire) was born on February 25, 1971. He took his own life on September 8, 2014 at age 43.

-Shinsuke Nakamura turned 38 on Saturday.

-Corey Graves turned 34 on Saturday.


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