WWE Raw in Phoenix (correspondents needed), Raw coverage note, Vince McMahon, WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson, Petey Williams, Bobby Duncum, Jr., Crash Holly, Funaki, Global and UWF on ESPN Classic
By Jason Powell
-WWE Raw takes place tonight in Phoenix, Arizona at U.S. Airways Center. The show will feature C.M. Punk vs. Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel in a non-title match. Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and Vince McMahon are all advertised. I will be attending an annual fantasy football draft, so join Chris Shore for live coverage of WWE Raw as the show airs on USA Network tonight on USA Network beginning at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-We are looking for correspondents for tonight's WWE Raw in Phoenix, Tuesday's WWE Smackdown taping in Las Vegas, and Thursday's TNA television event in Cleveland, Ohio. If you are going to one these shows and want to help, contact me right away at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to Chris Shore's 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 event for tonight's WWE Raw show is C.M. Punk vs. Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman in a handicap match. [Thanks to Dot Net reader Juan Mariscal]
-TNA wrestler Petey Williams is 32 today. He was born on August 26, 1981.
-The late Bobby Duncum, Jr. was born on August 26, 1965. He died on January 24, 2000 due to an accidental overdose on a prescription painkiller.
-The late Crash Holly (a/k/a Mike Lockwood) was born on August 25, 1971. He died on November 6, 2003. His death was ruled a suicide.
-For those who missed it on Saturday, Vincent Kennedy McMahon celebrated his 68th birthday. He was born on August 24, 1945.
-WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles) celebrated his 69th birthday on Saturday. He was born on August 24, 1944. Johnson was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his son Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in 2008.
-Sho Funaki turned 45 on Saturday. He was born on August 24, 1968.
-Global Supercard Wrestling airs on ESPN Classic today from 10:00 a.m. CT to 7:00 p.m. tonight. There are no wrestlers listed for these shows.
-UWF Wrestling airs on ESPN Classic tonight at 9:30 p.m. CT. The 30-minute show features Cactus Jack vs. David Sammartino, and Steve "Dr. Death" Williams vs. Col. DeBeers.
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