By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Raw is in Atlanta, Georgia at State Farm Arena. The show will feature the return of Roman Reigns with an update on his leukemia battle, and the 70th birthday party celebration for Ric Flair. 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 Atlanta, tonight’s live event in Savannah, Georgia, and Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live television event in Charlotte, North Carolina. 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
-WWE is in Savannah, Georgia at the Savannah Civic Center tonight. Advertising for the show features Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and AJ Styles. Lynch and Flair would seem to be extremely doubtful given the Ric Flair segment planned for tonight’s Raw. Lynch is not listed on the WWE live events page, but she is featured in the venue’s advertising, while Charlotte is on the live events page.
-The advertised dark main events for Raw are Bran Strowman vs. Baron Corbin, and Finn Balor vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre for the Intercontinental Championship.
Birthdays and Notables
-Ric Flair (Richard Fliehr) is 70.
-Maria Kanellis-Bennett is 37.
-Steve Lewington, who worked as DJ Gabriel in WWE, is 36.
-The late Sean O’Haire (Sean Haire) was born on February 25, 1971. He took his own life on September 8, 2014 at age 43.
-Shinsuke Nakamura turned 39 on Sunday.
-Corey Graves turned 35 on Sunday.
-Mike Sydal turned 35 on Saturday.
-The late “Renegade” Rick Wilson took his own life at age 33 on February 23, 1999.
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