By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Extreme Rules will take place on Sunday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at PPG Paints Arena. The show features Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles vs. Rusev for the WWE Championship, and Bludgeon Brothers vs. Daniel Bryan and Kane for the Smackdown Tag Titles. Join me for live notes on the Kickoff Show at 5CT/6ET, and full coverage of the main card that begins at 6CT/7ET. Jake Barnett and I will get together after the show with our audio review available exclusively for Dot Net Members.
-We are looking for reports from the WWE live events listed below as well as the NXT live events we listed yesterday. If you are going to one of these events or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in a report, contact me at email@example.com
-WWE is in Charleston, West Virginia at the Charleston Civic Center tonight with the following advertised matches: Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, and Bobby Lashley vs. Jinder Mahal, Elias, and Kevin Owens, Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy vs. Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas for the Raw Tag Titles, Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax vs. Natalya for the Raw Women’s Championship, and Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin.
-WWE is in Wheeling, West Virginia at Wesbanco Arena on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, and Bobby Lashley vs. Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, and Kevin Owens, Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy vs. Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas for the Raw Tag Titles, Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax vs. Natalya for the Raw Women’s Championship, and Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin, Rhyno and Heath Slater vs. Elias and Jinder Mahal, Bayley and Ember Moon vs. Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan.
-WWE is in Canton, Ohio at Canton Civic Center on Saturday with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a No DQ match for the WWE Championship, and Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe vs. Rusev for the U.S. Championship.
-Impact Wrestling’s Slammiversary pay-per-view will be held on July 22 in Toronto, Ontario. There will also be television tapings held in the same venue on July 23-24. Let me know if you plan to attend the tapings and want to help us out with a report or the basic results.
-The next ROH events will be held on July 20 in Nashville, and July 21 in Atlanta.
-Evolve 108 will take place on August 4 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Evolve 109 will be held on August 5 in Melrose, Massachusetts.
Birthdays and Notables
-Claude Giroux, who worked as Tiger Jackson, Macho Midget, Little Hulkster, and Dink the Clown, is 62.
-Sean “X-Pac” Waltman is 46.
-Necro Butcher (Dylan Summers) is 45.
-Grizzly Redwood (Mitch Franklin) is 45.
-Jake Crist (John Crist) of OVE 34.
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