By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-It’s Labor Day in the United States, so the updates will be less frequent than usual today and my Q&A show will be pushed back to Tuesday. It will be business as usual once Raw starts tonight.
-WWE Raw is in Baltimore, Maryland at Royal Farms Arena. WWE is advertising the brand’s King of the Ring quarterfinal matches. 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 Tuesday’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 Baltimore and Tuesday’s Smackdown in Norfolk, Virginia. 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 vs. Baron Corbin for the WWE Universal Championship, and Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans for the Raw Women’s Championship. These matches probably won’t take place given WWE’s track record of delivering Raw dark main events, but wasn’t the Extreme Rules stipulation that Corbin and Evans couldn’t challenge for those titles again because they lost the mixed tag main event?
Birthdays and Notables
-Tracy Smothers is 57 today.
-Joe E. Legend (Joseph Edward Hitchen) is 50 today. He worked as Just Joe in WWE.
-Jay Youngblood (Steven Romero) died on September 2, 1985 at age 30 following a series of heart attacks.
-Deuce/Sim Snuka turned 48 on Sunday.
-Doug Williams turned 47 on Sunday.
-Sami Callihan (Sam Johnston) turned 32 on Sunday.
-The late Mad Dog Vachon (Joseph Maurice Regis Vachon) was born on September 1, 1929. He died at age 84 on November 21, 2013.
-The late Scott “Bam Bam” Bigelow was born on September 1, 1961. He died of a drug overdose on January 19, 2007 at age 45.
-The late Rocco Rock (Ted Petty) was born on September 1, 1953. He died of a heart attack at age 49 on September 23, 2002.
-Tank Toland (John Toland) turned 46 on Saturday. He also worked as James Dick.
-Jeff Hardy turned 42 on Saturday.
-Mickie James turned 40 on Saturday.
-Ember Moon (Adrienne Reese) turned 31 on Saturday.