By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Raw will be held tonight in St. Louis, Missouri at Scottrade Center. WWE is advertising the return of Brock Lesnar on tonight’s go-home show for Friday’s Greatest Royal Rumble event. Ronda Rousey is also advertised on the arena website. Join me for live coverage as Raw airs on USA Network tonight at 7CT/8ET.
-We are looking for reports for tonight’s WWE Main Event tapings that will be held prior to WWE Raw in St. Louis, the Smackdown live event in Bowling Green, Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live television event in Louisville, and the Impact Wrestling television tapings. If you are going to Raw, Smackdown, the Impact tapings, 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 Bowling Green, Kentucky at EA Diddle Arena tonight. There are no matches advertised on the arena website.
-Impact Wrestling is taping television tonight through Thursday in Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios.
-The advertised dark main event for tonight’s Raw is Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Braun Strowman vs. Samoa Joe, Sheamus, and Cesaro. It’s worth noting that it’s been several weeks since Raw actually followed through with its advertised dark matches.
Birthdays and Notables
-John Cena is 41. For real this time. I mistakenly listed his birthday last month for a few hours.
-Tony Atlas is 64 today.
-Moose (Quinn Ojinnaka) is 34.
-Chris Dijak is 31.
-The late Terry Gordy was born on April 23, 1961. He died on July 16, 2001 at age 40 due to a heart attack.
-Rycklon Stephens turned 40 on Sunday. He worked as Ezekiel Jackson in WWE, Rycklon in TNA, and Big Ryck in Lucha Underground.
-Chuck Taylor (Dustin Howard) turned 32 on Sunday.
-Brutus Beefcake (Ed Leslie) turned 61 on Saturday.
-Orlando Jordan turned 44 on Saturday.
-Nikki Cross (Nicola Glencross) turned 29 on Saturday.
-The late Angelo Savoldi (Mario Louis Fornini, Sr.) was born on April 21, 1914. He died at age 99 on September 20, 2013.
-The late Axl Rotten (Brian Knighton) was born on April 21, 1971. He died of a heroin overdose at age 44 on February 4, 2016.
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