By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Raw is in Orlando, Florida at Amway Center. WWE is advertising appearances by Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman, John Cena, and Braun Strowman, plus Hulk Hogan will host a tribute to Gene Okerlund. Join me for live coverage as Raw airs on USA Network tonight at 7CT/8ET. Dot Net Members will also hear my audio review afterward.
-We are looking for reports from tonight’s WWE Raw in Orlando, tonight’s live event in North Charleston, South Carolina, tonight’s Impact Wrestling TV taping in Nashville, and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live television event in Jacksonville. 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
-Impact Wrestling his in Nashville, Tennessee at the Fairgrounds with a television taping tonight coming out of their Homecoming pay-per-view from Sunday.
-WWE is in North Charleston, South Carolina at the North Charleston Coliseum with the following advertised matches: Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles for the WWE Championship, Miz TV with Asuka, Charlotte Flair, and Becky Lynch, Sheamus and Cesaro vs. New Day vs. The Usos for the Smackdown Tag Titles.
-The advertised dark main events for Raw are Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental Championship, and John Cena, Finn Balor, and Elias vs. Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin, and Bobby Lashley.
Birthdays and Notables
-Jack Gallagher (Oliver “Jack” Claffey) is 29 today.
-Alisha Edwards is 32 today.
-Darby Allin is 26 today.
-The late Chavo Guerrero Sr. (Salvador Guerrero III) was born on January 7, 1949. He died of liver cancer at age 68 on February 11, 2017.
-The late Gary Albright died of a heart attack age 36 on January 7, 2000.
-Jackie Moore turned 56 on Sunday.
-Konnan turned 55 on Sunday.
-Willie Mack turned 32 on Saturday.
-The late Moondog Spot (Larry Booker) was born on January 6, 1952.
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