By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Raw is in Des Moines, Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena with the first show following last week’s Superstar Shakeup. Join me for live coverage as Raw airs on USA Network tonight at 7CT/8ET. Dot Net Members will also hear weekly my audio review late tonight after the show.
-We are looking for reports from tonight’s WWE Raw in Des Moines, the WWE Smackdown live event in Sioux City, Iowa, and Tuesday’s Smackdown in Lincoln, Nebraska. 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
-Due to issues with the forum, please submit any questions for my members’ exclusive Q&A audio show via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, limit yourself to three pro wrestling related questions and four non-wrestling questions.
-WWE is in Sioux City, Iowa tonight at Tyson Events Center. The arena website listing is dated, but the weekend shows were headlined by Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship.
Birthdays and Notables
-Rycklon Stephens turned 41 on Sunday. He worked as Ezekiel Jackson in WWE, Rycklon in TNA, and Big Ryck in Lucha Underground.
-Chuck Taylor (Dustin Howard) is 33.
-Brutus Beefcake (Ed Leslie) turned 62 on Sunday.
-Orlando Jordan turned 45 on Sunday.
-The Girl Without a Brand Nikki Cross (Nicola Glencross) turned 30 on Sunday
-The late Angelo Savoldi (Mario Louis Fornini, Sr.) was born on April 21, 1914. He died at age 99 on September 20, 2013.
-The late Axl Rotten (Brian Knighton) was born on April 21, 1971. He died of a heroin overdose at age 44 on February 4, 2016.
-Johnny Stamboli (Jon Hugger) turned 42 on Saturday. He was billed as Johnny The Bull in WCW.
-Garett Bischoff turned 35 on Saturday.
-Curt Hawkins (Brian Myers) turned 34 on Saturday.
-Rick Rude (Richard Rood) died of heart failure at age 40 on April 20, 1999.
-Chyna (Joanie Laurer) died at age 46 of a drug overdose on April 20, 2016.
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