By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Raw is in Memphis, Tennessee at the FexExForum. WWE has announced Dean Ambrose vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins in a Triple Threat for the Intercontinental Championship. 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 Memphis, and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live television event in Birmingham, Alabama. 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
-It’s a rare free Monday for the Smackdown crew with no live event listed.
-The advertised dark main events for Raw are Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental Championship, and Braun Strowman vs. Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler (I assume the handicap match is a dated listing).
Birthdays and Notables
-Jim Duggan is 65 today.
-Happy Bro-Day to Matt Riddle, who is 33 today.
-Shad Gaspard turned 38 on Sunday.
-Yujiro Takahashi turned 38 on Sunday.
-Mason Ryan (Barri Griffiths) turned 37 on Sunday. I’m giving Dot Net staffer Haydn Gleed the day off to observe this Welsh holiday.
-Luke Robinson of WWE Tough Enough turned 34 on Sunday.
-ROH play-by-play voice Ian Riccaboni turned 32 on Sunday.
-The late John Kronus (George Caiazzo) was born on January 13, 1969. He died of heart failure at age 38 on July 18, 2007.
-Brian Blair turned 60 on Saturday.
-The late Luna Vachon (Gertrude Vachon) was born on January 12, 1962. She died of an overdose at age 48 on August 27, 2010.
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