WWE Raw in Grand Rapids (correspondents needed), Mark Henry, Triple H and Vince McMahon, Ultimate Warrior, Sandman, Buddy Roberts, Paul Jones, Brad Armstrong, Scott Norton, Chuck Palumbo
By Jason Powell
-WWE Raw is in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Van Andel Arena tonight. Mark Henry is advertised as returning, plus Triple H and Vince McMahon are both advertised on the WWE Live Events page. It should be a very interesting Raw coming out of the newsworthy WWE Payback show, as we will also get followup to the C.M. Punk and Paul Heyman situation, the latest on Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan, and presumably more on Dolph Ziggler and new World Hvt. Champion Dolph Ziggler. Join me for live coverage of Raw as the show airs on USA Network tonight at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight's WWE Raw in Grand Rapids, Tuesday's WWE Smackdown taping in Dayton, Ohio, and Thursday's TNA Impact Wrestling television event in Peoria, Illinois. 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 90-minute audio review of WWE Payback that Chris Shore and I recorded last night. They will also be listening to my member exclusive 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 Ultimate Warrior (born James Hellwig) turned 54 on Sunday. He was born on June 16, 1959.
-ECW icon The Sandman (a/k/a James Fullington) turned 50 on Sunday. He has made appearances for the Extreme Rising promotion.
-The late Buddy Roberts (a/k/a Dale Hey) was born on June 16, 1945. He died on November 29, 2012 due to pneumonia. He's not a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, but he and The Freebirds should be.
-Former pro wrestler and manager Paul Jones (a/k/a Paul Frederick) celebrated a birthday on Sunday. However, the year he was born in is unknown, according to his Wikipedia page.
-Former WWE wrestler Chuck Palumbo turned 42 on Saturday. He was born on June 15, 1971. At last check, Palumbo was playing in the band 3 Spoke Wheel and running a custom motorcycle business in California.
-Late pro wrestler Brad Armstrong (a/k/a Robert James) was born on June 15, 1961. He died on November 1 last year. The cause of death was listed as "medical distress." He is the son of Bob Armstrong, and his brothers Brian "Road Dogg" Armstrong and Scott Armstrong work for WWE.
-Scott Norton turned 53 on Saturday. He was born on June 15, 1961. Norton worked a match an All Japan match on the group's 40th Anniversary tour.
-There are no pro wrestling shows listed for ESPN Classic tonight.
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