By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Raw will be held tonight in North Little Rock, Arkansas at Verizon Arena. It’s finally time for the Money in the Bank go-home edition of Raw and WWE is advertising men’s and women’s four-way matches involving the Raw MITB ladder match entrants. Join me for live coverage as Raw airs on USA Network tonight at 7CT/8ET.
-We are looking for reports for tonight’s WWE Raw in Little Rock, the NXT European tour, the WWE Smackdown live event in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live television event in Memphis, Tennessee. 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 WWE Smackdown crew is in Jonesboro, Arkansas at First National Bank Arena tonight with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship, Carmella vs. Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship, and Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz.
-NXT is in Paris, France at Cirque D’Hiver today with the following advertised talent: Aleister Black, Velveteen Dream, Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Shayna Baszler, and Nikki Cross. If you attend one of the NXT events on the European tour, you are encouraged to send a report or the basic results to email@example.com.
-The advertised Raw dark main event is Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins, and Bobby Lashley vs. Jinder Mahal, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, and Elias. Take it with a grain of salt since WWE rarely makes good on their Raw dark main events.
Birthdays and Notables
-The legendary Dusty Rhodes (a/k/a Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.) died at age 69 on June 11, 2015.
-Mike Enos, who also worked as Blake Beverly, is 55.
-Johnny Candido (Johnny Candito) is 36.
-Deonna Purrazzo turned 24 on Sunday. She reportedly signed with WWE last week.
-Taynara Conti (Taynara Melo de Carvalho) turned 23 on Saturday.
-The late Ed “The Sheik” Farhat was born on June 9, 1924. He died of heart failure on January 18, 2003 at age 78.
-The late Dutch Savage (Frank Stewart) was born on June 9, 1935. He died on August 3, 2013 at age 78.
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