By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Raw will be taped today in Manchester, England at Manchester Arena. The show will continue the build to WWE Survivor Series. Join me for live coverage as Raw airs on USA Network tonight at 7CT/8ET. I will not include any spoilers in my review until they air during the broadcast.
-We are looking for reports from today’s WWE Raw in Manchester, tonight’s WWE Smackdown event in Birmingham, and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live television event in Manchester. 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 Birmingham, England at Arena Birmingham tonight with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship, Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz, Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rey Mysterio for the U.S. Championship, Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship, Sheamus and Cesaro vs. New Day for the Smackdown Tag Titles, R-Truth and Carmella vs. Rusev and Lana vs. Andrade Almas and Zelina Vega. Asuka and Naomi vs. The IIconics, The Usos vs. The Colons, and Joe Coffey, Mark Coffey, Wolfgang vs. British Strong Style.
-The advertising of dark main events listed on the arena website for tonight’s Raw. Recent are dated in that they still list Roman Reigns.
Birthdays and Notables
-Happy birthday to my Dad, who will enjoy reminding me when we talk today that he is loving retirement while I’m in the midst of a 15-hour day of work.
-Alexander Wolfe (Axel Tischer) of Sanity is 32 on today.
-Allysin Kay is 31 today. She worked as Sienna in Impact Wrestling.
-Former WWE developmental wrestler Ryan Nemeth, who worked as Briley Pierce, is 34. He is the brother of Dolph Ziggler.
-Dawn Marie turned 48 on Saturday.
-Zeuxis turned 30 on Saturday.t
-Cameron (Ariane Andrew) turned 31 on Saturday.
-Gran Metalik turned 30 on Saturday.
-Andrade Almas (Manuel Alfonso Andrade Oropeza) turned 29 on Saturday.
-The late Bronislau “Bronko” Nagurski was born on November 3, 1908. He died at age 81 on January 7, 1990.
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