WWE Raw in Dallas (correspondents needed), Brock Lesnar, Triple H, and Shawn Michaels to appear, notes on Jim Brunzell, Spike Dudley, Terry Taylor, Bill Alfonso, UWF and AWA on ESPN Classic
By Jason Powell
-WWE Raw takes place in Dallas, Texas at American Airlines Center. It's the go-home show for Sunday's SummerSlam pay-per-view. Brock Lesnar, Triple H, and Shawn Michaels are advertised so we should see followup to Lesnar's threat that he would see HBK prior to SummerSlam. Plus, Pauly D of "Jersey Shore" fame serves as the social media ambassador. Join me for live coverage of Raw tonight as the show airs on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight's WWE Raw show in Dallas and Tuesday's WWE Smackdown taping in Austin, Texas. If you are going to either show and want to help, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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-Former AWA and WWE wrestler Jim Brunzell is 63 today. He was born on August 13, 1949. His Wikipedia page states that he works as a financial planner for Focus Financial in the Twin Cities area.
-Spike Dudley (a/k/a Matt Hyson) is 42 today. He was born on August 13, 1970. He worked as Spike in ECW and WWE, and also wrestled as Brother Runt for TNA. He worked his retirement match on September 11, 2010.
-Terry Taylor (a/k/a Paul Taylor) celebrated his 57th birthday on Sunday. He was born on August 12, 1955. He worked as the head of talent relations in TNA until last year when he was let go by the company. He is a longtime friend of Triple H and has been involved with WWE developmental in some capacity, though it's unknown whether he was officially hired on.
-Former ECW manager and longtime referee Bill Alfonso (a/k/a William Sierra) turned 55 on Saturday. He was born on August 11, 1957.
-The following matches are listed for the 30-minute UWF Wrestling show that will air on ESPN Classic at 8:30 p.m. CT: Bob Orton vs. Benjamin, and Paul Orndorff vs. Spitball and Dr. Death Steve Williams.
-The following matches are listed for the 11:00 p.m. CT airing of the AWA on ESPN Classic: W.T. Jones vs. Jonnie Stewart, Jamie Magnum vs. Curtis Hughes, Tom Bennett vs. Col. DeBeers, The Destruction Crew vs. The Trooper and D.J. Peterson.
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