WWE Raw in Pittsburgh (correspondents needed), Dot Net Audio, Terri Runnels, Bruno Sammartino, Rhino, Kaitlyn, Brian Pillman, Gorilla Monsoon, "Gentleman" Chris Adams, Global Supercard on ESPN Classic

Posted in: DOT NET DAILY
Oct 7, 2013 - 09:00 AM

By Chris Shore

-WWE Raw will be held tonight at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. There will be plenty of fallout from Battleground, including what happens to Big Show after causing the main event to end in a no contest. Vince McMahon is listed on the WWE site as being there, but he was last week as well and didn't make an appearance. The arena website isn't clear. Join us for live coverage of the show as it airs on USA Network beginning at 7:00 p.m. CT.

-We are looking for correspondents for tonight's Raw taping in Pittsburgh and tomorrow's Smackdown tapings in Columbus, Ohio. If you are attending and can help us with a report, send an email as soon as possible to or

-Dot Net Members ware listening to the 84-mintue WWE Battleground audio review featuring Chris Shore and Jake Barnett. Members will also be listening to the WWE Raw audio review later tonight. Join us on the ad-free version of the website by signing up for membership now via the Dot Net Members' Signup Page.

-The advertised dark main events for tonight's Raw show are Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan, and C.M. Punk vs. Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman in a handicap match.

-Former WWE/WCW manager Terri Runnels (a/k/a Terri Lynne Boatright Runnels) turned 47 on Saturday. The former wife of WWE star Goldust (Dustin Runnels) Terri have been very active in charity work since leaving wrestling in 2004.

-WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino (a/k/a Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino) turned 78 Sunday. Sammartino still holds the record for the longest single WWE (WWWF) Championship reign in history.

-Former ECW/WWE star Rhino (a/k/a Terrance "Terry" Gerin) turns 38 today. Rhino's last major appearance was as a member of SCUM in ROH.

-Current WWE Diva Kaitlyn (a/k/a Celeste Beryl Bonin) turns 27 today. Kaitlyn has been conspicuous by her absence from WWE TV since losing the feud over the Divas title with AJ Lee at SummerSlam, though she has appeared on the WWE app since then.

-The late Brian Pillman (a/k/a Brian William Pillman, Sr.) passed away 16 years ago on Saturday (October 5, 1997) from a previously undetected heart condition at the age of 35. Pillman's legacy of the "loose cannon" character can be seen influencing current characters from CM Punk to Bray Wyatt.

-The late WWE Hall of Famer Gorilla Monsoon (a/k/a Robert James "Gino" Marella) passed away 14 years ago Saturday (October 6, 1999) of heart failure at 62. The staging area just behind the curtain in wrestling is still referred to as the "Gorilla position" today because that was where Monsoon would watch shows later in his career.

-The late "Gentleman" Chris Adams passed away on this date 12 years ago (October 7, 2001) of a gunshot wound to the chest after a drunken brawl with a friend at the age of 46. Adams was a standout star in World Class Championship wrestling, but never found success again after the demise of the promotion.

-A block of Global Supercard Wrestling airs on ESPN Classic tonight beginning at 6:00 p.m. CT that runs until 1:00 a.m. CT. ESPN lists no details about these shows.

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