– As noted, WWE RAW will be taped live this afternoon from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The dark match main events advertised for today’s taping are dated, in that they still include Roman Reigns. For a complete RAW preview for today, click here. Make sure to join us here this afternoon for live play-by-play results coverage of the RAW taping from Manchester.
– With RAW live in Manchester this afternoon, the SmackDown Live crew will be running the Arena Birmingham in Birmingham, England for a non-televised house show. Advertised for the blue brand show today in Birmingham are the following matches: AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship, Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz, Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rey Mysterio for the U.S. Championship, Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship, Sheamus and Cesaro vs. New Day for the Smackdown Tag Titles, R-Truth and Carmella vs. Rusev and Lana vs. Andrade Almas and Zelina Vega. Asuka and Naomi vs. The IIconics, The Usos vs. The Colons, and Joe Coffey, Mark Coffey, Wolfgang vs. British Strong Style.
– Alexander Wolfe (Axel Tischer) of Sanity celebrates his 32nd birthday today. Also celebrating a birthday today from the pro wrestling world is Allysin Kay, who turns 31.