WWE Raw in Kansas City (correspondents needed), Randy Savage, Road Dogg, Andre the Giant, Jimmy Snuka, Dick Slater, Psicosis, Blue Meanie, Gino Grito, AWA and UWF on ESPN Classic
By Jason Powell
-WWE Raw takes place tonight in Kansas City, Missouri at Sprint Center. The show will feature the fallout to last night's WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view. Join me for live coverage of Raw as the show airs on USA Network beginning at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight's WWE Raw, Tuesday's WWE Smackdown taping in Omaha, Nebraska, and Thursday's TNA Impact Wrestling television event in Tampa, Florida. If you are going to either show and want to help, contact me right away at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Dot Net Members are listening to the 76-minute audio review of WWE Extreme Rules that Chris Shore and I recorded last night. They will be listening to my audio review of WWE Raw 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.
-Happy belated birthday to Dot Net staffer Ryan Kester, who had an extreme 24th birthday on Sunday.
-Randy "Macho Man" Savage (a/k/a Randy Poffo) died on this date in 2011 when he suffered cardiac arrhythmia while driving with his second wife Barbara Lynn Payne in Seminole, Florida. He is still not a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, though Vince McMahon did write a eulogy regarding Savage for Time Magazine.
-WWE agent Brian "Road Dogg" James is 44 today. He was born on May 20, 1969. He and Billy Gunn continue to team occasionally as the New Age Outlaws on WWE live events.
-WWE Hall of Famer Andre the Giant (a/k/a Andre Rene Roussimoff) was born on May 19, 1946. He died age 46 on January 27, 1993. He was the inaugural inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1993.
-Retired pro wrestler Dick Slater turned 62 on Sunday. He was born on May 19, 1951.
-Lucha star Psisosis (a/k/a Dionicio Castellanos Torres) turned 42 on Sunday. He was born on May 19, 1971.
-WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Snuka (a/k/a James William Reiher) turned 70 on Saturday. He was born on May 18, 1943. Snuka's daughter Tamina works for WWE, and his son worked for the company as Deuce. Snuka was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.
-The Blue Meanie (Brian Heffron) turned 40 on Saturday. He was born on May 18, 1973. Meanie continues to work on the indy scene.
-Retired pro wrestler Gino Grito (a/k/a Louis Gino Acocella) is 72 today. He was born on May 18, 1941.
-The following matches are listed for the 8:15 p.m. CT airing of the AWA on ESPN Classic: Cactus Jack and Gary Young vs. Billy Joe Travis and Rick Steiner, Mike Enos vs. Ali Khan, Jerry Lawler vs. Kerry Von Erich, Ron Garvin vs. Reynolds, Rock-n-Roll Express vs. Kerry Von Erich and Hangman, Soldat Ustinov vs. Sgt. Slaughter.
-The main event of the 30-minute UWF show that airs on ESPN Classic at 9:15 p.m. CT is listed as Jimmy Valiant vs. Viper II.
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