By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Raw will be held tonight in Jacksonville, Florida at Veterans Memorial Arena with Ronda Rousey vs. Alicia Fox in Rousey’s first Raw match. Join me for live coverage as Raw airs on USA Network tonight at 7CT/8ET.
-The WWE Smackdown crew is in Gainesville, Florida at Stephen C. O’Connell Center tonight with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a No DQ match for the WWE Championship, Jeff Hardy vs. Rusev for the U.S. Championship, and Daniel Bryan vs. Samoa Joe. The advertising notes that this will be the first WWE show in Gainesville in over 12 years.
-We are looking for reports for tonight’s WWE Raw in Jacksonville, Florida, tonight’s WWE Smackdown event in Gainesville, Florida, and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live television event in Orlando, Florida. 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 advertised Raw dark main event is Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins, and Finn Balor vs. Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Kevin Owens, and Baron Corbin. Take it with a grain of salt because WWE rarely makes good on their Raw dark main events.
Birthdays and Notables
-Tony Nese is 33 today.
-Reby Hardy is 32 today.
-The late Dino Bravo (Adolfo Bresciano) was born on August 6, 1948. He was shot and killed gangland style on March 10, 1993.
-Stan Lane of the Midnight Express and Fabulous Ones turned 65 on Sunday. How are those teams not in the WWE Hall of Fame?
-Pat Tanaka turned 55 on Sunday.
-Ikuto Hidaka turned 46 on Sunday.
-Dean Malenko (Dean Simon) turned 58 on Saturday.
-Kensuke Sasaki turned 52 on Saturday.
-Frankie Kazarian turned 41 on Saturday.
-My birthday was on Saturday and you missed it!!! It’s okay if you would like to make up for it by overcompensating with an expensive gift. All kidding aside, it was a good birthday and I hope I’m around to have many more.
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