By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Raw is in St. Paul, Minnesota at Xcel Energy Center. WWE is advertising the start of the 16-man King of the Ring tournament and AJ Styles vs. Braun Strowman for the U.S. Championship. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 St. Paul, Minnesota and Tuesday’s Smackdown in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 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
-The advertised dark matches on the host venue’s website for tonight’s Raw are Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, and Ricochet vs. “The OC” AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson, and Becky Lynch vs. Natalya vs. Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women’s Championship. Keep in mind that WWE rarely delivers their advertised Raw dark main events.
Birthdays and Notables
-Tim Horner is 60 today.
-Lilian Garcia is 53 today.
-Percy Watson (Nicholas McNeil) is 38 today.
-NXT North American Champion Velveteen Dream (Patrick Clark Jr.) is 24 today.
-Tom Prichard turned 60 on Sunday.
-The late Chris Cash (Christopher Bauman Jr.) was killed age 23 in a motorcycle accident on August 18, 2005.
-Melissa Anderson turned 37 on Saturday. She has worked as Cheerleader Melissa, Raisha Saeed, and Alissa Flash, among other names.
-Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis) turned 27 on Saturday.
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