WWE Early Evening News & Notes For 5/8/2019

WWE European Tour Kicks Off Today, Jim Ross Podcast Notes, Ciampa/Io Shirai

– WWE kicks off their European Tour today at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland with a non-televised live event featuring the following advertised matches: Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman vs. Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin and Bobby Lashley, Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Lacey Evans for the RAW Women’s Championship, Finn Balor vs. Elias, and Titus O’Neil vs. Mojo Rawley.

– WWE Hall Of Famer and All Elite Wrestling (AEW) announcer Jim Ross returns to the airwaves with the latest installment of his Ross Report podcast on Thursday. New episodes of JR’s podcast are available at Omny.fm.

– Former NXT World Champion Tommaso Ciampa celebrates his 34th birthday today. Also celebrating birthdays today from the pro wrestling world are Io Shirai (29) and Akebono (50), the Japanese star who faced Big Show in a Sumo Challenge at WrestleMania 21.

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