WWE Raw in Pittsburgh (reports needed), Q&A Audio Show, WWE in Kalamazoo canceled, two Raw dark matches advertised, Stan Lane, Dean Malenko, Pat Tanaka, Damien Sandow, Kensuke Sasaki, Butterbean, Ikuto Hidaka

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

-WWE Raw is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at PPG Paints Arena with the brand’s final show before SummerSlam Join me for live coverage as Raw airs on USA Network tonight at 7CT/8ET. Dot Net Members will also hear my weekly same night audio review.

-Submit questions for today’s members’ exclusive Q&A audio show via email at dotnetjason@gmail.com. As always, limit yourself to three pro wrestling related questions and four non-wrestling questions.

-We are looking for reports from tonight’s WWE Raw in Pittsburgh, and Tuesday’s Smackdown in Detroit, Michigan. 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 dotnetjason@gmail.com

-WWE canceled the Smackdown live event scheduled for tonight in Kalamazoo, Michigan at Wings Event Center. WWE cited a scheduling conflict.

-The advertised dark matches on the host venue’s website for tonight’s Raw are Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, and Ricochet vs. AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson, and Becky Lynch vs. Natalya vs. Alexa Bliss in a Triple Threat for the Raw Women’s Championship.

Birthdays and Notables

-Stan Lane of the Midnight Express and Fabulous Ones turned 65 on Sunday. How are those teams not in the WWE Hall of Fame?

-Pat Tanaka is 56 today.

-Ikuto Hidaka is 47 today.

-Dean Malenko (Dean Simon) is 59 today.

-Kensuke Sasaki turned 53 on Sunday.

-Frankie Kazarian turned 42 on Sunday.

-Eric “Butterbean” Esch turned 53 on Saturday. The pro boxer had a boxing match with Bart Gunn at WrestleMania XV.

-Damien Sandow (Aaron Steven Haddad) turned 38 on Saturday.

-The late Haystacks Calhoun (William Dee Calhoun) was born on August 3, 1934. He died at age 55 on December 7, 1989.

-The late Karl Gotch (Karl Istaz) was born on August 3, 1924. He died on July 28, 2007.


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