By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Raw will be held tonight in New Orleans, Louisiana at Smoothie King Center. It’s the go-home show for Hell in a Cell and thus it’s hard to imagine the company will phone it in despite the fact that they are airing opposite the Monday Night Football doubleheader. WWE is advertising Triple H and Mick Foley appearances. Join me for live coverage as Raw airs on USA Network tonight at 7CT/8ET.
-The WWE Smackdown crew is in Beaumont, Texas at Ford Arena tonight with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe vs. The Miz in a Triple Threat for the WWE Championship, and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton for the U.S. Championship.
-We are looking for reports for tonight’s WWE Raw in New Orleans, tonight’s WWE Smackdown event in Beaumont, and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live television event in Lafayette, Louisiana. 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 email@example.com
-The advertised dark main event for tonight’s Raw event is Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, and Baron Corbin in a six-man tag match.
Birthdays and Notables
-Mr. Wrestling II (John Walker) is 84 today.
-Don Muraco is 69 today.
-Steve Keirn is 67 today.
-Matt Morgan is 42 today.
-Mike DiBiase is 41 today.
-Trevor Murdoch (William Mueller) is 38 today.
-Rain (Bonnie Maxon Gray) is 37 today. She also worked as Payton Banks in TNA.
-WWE referee Drake Younger is 34 (and extremely tan) today.
-Sarah Logan (Sarah Bridges) turned 25 on Sunday.
-Brad and Bart Batten turned 60 on Saturday.
-Raven (Scott Levy) turned 54 on Saturday.
-Lodi (Brad Cain) turned 48 on Saturday.
-Former WCW Champion David Arquette turned 47 on Saturday.
-The late Timothy Well (Timothy Alan Smith) was born on September 8, 1961. He died at age 55 on January 9, 2017 due to kidney failure.
-Sean O’Haire (Sean Haire) took his own life at age 43 on September 8, 2014.
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