WWE Raw in Baltimore, The Wyatt Family debuting, Vickie Guerrero performance review, dark main event, Richie Steamboat, Mando Guerrero, CWE in Canada and upcoming Val Venis appearance, UWF on ESPN Classic
By Jason Powell
-WWE Raw will be held in Baltimore, Maryland at 1st Mariner Arena tonight. The hype for the show is built around the debut of The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan). I can't remember a developmental act's debut being pushed hard to close an edition of Raw as the Wyatt Family's debut was pushed at the end of last week's Raw. I'm anxious to see whether they have a big angle planned or if they just used it as a hook for the show and have a standard debut planned.
-WWE is also advertising Vickie Guerrero's performance review featuring Vince McMahon, Triple H, and Stephanie McMahon.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight's WWE Raw in Baltimore and Tuesday's WWE Smackdown taping in Hampton, Virginia. If you are going to either show and want to help, contact me right away at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to my member exclusive WWE Raw audio review later tonight. They are currently listening to my 53-minute Q&A audio show. Join us on the ad-free version of the website by signing up for membership now via the Dot Net Members' Signup Page.
-The dark main event for tonight's Raw is listed as John Cena vs. Ryback in a tables match for the WWE Championship.
-On behalf of the entire staff, I'd like to extend our condolences to Dot Net Member Jeremy Moses on the death of his uncle Terry Ludwick over the weekend.
-WWE developmental wrestler Richie Steamboat (a/k/a Richard Blood, Jr.) celebrated his 26th birthday on Sunday. He was born on July 7, 1987. Steamboat has been sidelined for several months with a back injury that required surgery.
-Mando Guerrero celebrated his 61st birthday on Sunday. He was born on July 7, 1952. Mando is the second oldest son of Gory Guerrero. He is the brother of Chavo Guerrero, Sr., Hector Guerrero, and Eddie Guerrero.
-Canadian Wrestling Elite ran on July 5 in Transcona at Rookie's Sports Bar with the following results: TV Champion Bobby Collins beat Moses Luke, Kory Kinkade and J.J. Sanchez beat Kevin Cannon and The Mystery Client, Tyler Colton beat Kevy Chevy, Danny Duggan beat Tyson Moore, Robby Royce beat Rick Matthews to retain the CWE Title, Cannibal beat Sydney Manson and Brian Rich in a three-way, A.J. Sanchez beat Blake Broadway. CWE will be in Winnipeg on August 23 with Val Venis. For more information on upcoming shows, visit CWECanada.ca
-The 30-minute classic UWF Wrestling show airs on ESPN Classic tonight at 8:30 p.m. CT. The advertised talent includes Bob Orton Jr. and Steve "Dr. Death" Williams. The classic AWA show will return tomorrow night.
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