NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBS LOCAL) — Nashville may be known as “Music City,” but a local woman who apparently didn’t like the song her boyfriend was singing is under arrest after allegedly punching him and threatening him with a box cutter.
The victim told police that he was sitting in his bedroom listening to music and singing on Sunday, but his girlfriend, Cortney R. King, did not like the lyrics of the song he was singing and punched him, WSMV reported.
He said King also threatened him with a box cutter, but she did not approach him with it.
The victim was injured in the upper part of his face. He declined to press charges, but Metro Nashville PD officers said they had probable cause to press charges on his behalf.
King was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She was booked into jail on $11,000 bond.
No word on what song the victim was singing he was allegedly attacked.
PERKINS TOWNSHIP, Ohio (CBS Local) — An Ohio man who was detained in the back of a police cruiser called 911 to complain he was hot and wanted the air conditioning turned up, according to authorities.
Keith Oshoski, 54, initially called 911 on Sunday to report that he had been assaulted by his estranged 17-year-old son in the parking lot of a shopping center, WJW reported.
During the investigation, Oshoski was placed in the back seat of a police car. Video from the officer’s body camera shows that he returned to the cruiser a few minutes later and checked on Oshoski.
“Are you getting enough air or do you need me to drop a window?” the officer is heard asking.
“No, I’m good,” Oshoski responded.
But minutes later, investigators said Oshoki used his cell phone to call 911.
An Ohio man being detained in the back of a police cruiser was hot and wanted the air conditioning turned up, so he called 911, according to the Perkins Township Police Department. https://t.co/snSklPWD6x
“He has me in the back of the patrol car and he has no air on,” Oshoski is heard telling a 911 operator. “It’s shut off and the windows are up and I cannot breath. It’s very, very hot in here. I’m sorry to call you.”
The officer who was notified by dispatch returned to the cruiser and turned up the air conditioning for the Oshoski, making sure he was cool enough before heading back to their investigation, according to police.
Oshoski later told police that he tried to get the attention of the officers, but they could not see or hear him so that’s why he decided to call 911.
“I think he could probably could have knocked on the window to try to get the officer’s attention instead,” Perkins Township Chief Robb Parthemore told WJW. “I think 911 could be used for other resources, more important, more urgent resources.”
Authorities said Oshoski will not face any charges for calling for 911, but he and his son will be charged with disorderly conduct for the earlier incident in the parking lot.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (CBS Local) — A Georgia couple married for 71 years both died on the same day, within just 12 hours of each other.
Husband Herbert DeLaigle, 94, died at 2:20 a.m. Friday. His wife, Marilyn Frances DeLaigle, 88, died at 2:20 p.m. on the same day, CBS affiliate WRDW reported.
The couple met when Herbert was 22 and Frances just 16.
“Frances worked at a little cafe we had in Waynesboro named White Way Cafe,” Herbert told WRDW in a 2018 interview. “I kept seeing her going in and out, in and out and I had my eyes set on her. And then I finally got up the nerve to ask her if she would go out with me sometime.”
They went to movies for their first date. One year later, Herbert asked Frances to be his wife. She said yes, but the wedding almost didn’t happen.
Herbert said the preacher almost didn’t marry them because they were an hour late to the church. After some convincing, the preacher rushed through the service.
“$5 is all I paid for her,” Herbert said with a laugh.
Marilyn DeLaigle spent six years in Germany with her husband, who served in the Army during World War II, according to her obituary. Herbert DeLaigle also served in Korea and Vietnam and retired from the Army after 22 years of service, according to his obituary.
The couple is survived by their six children, 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held for the couple on Monday.
“It’s amazing how they were together for 71 years and now they are together in heaven,” their family said in a statement. “What an amazing love story that is.”
FLORENCE, Ala. (CBS Local) — An Alabama man is in intensive care after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria while kayaking in the Tennessee River.
Ricky Rutherford is recovering at North Alabama Medical Center in Florence after undergoing surgery to remove the area of his leg infected with necrotizing fasciitis, a rare bacterial infection that spreads quickly in the body and can cause death, AL.com reported.
Rutherford, his wife Cassey, their eight kids and family and friends went kayaking July 6 on the Tennessee River at Second Creek in Waterloo. Two days later, he was running a 103-degree fever and complaining of leg pain. By July 9, he could barely walk and was taken to the emergency room. Rutherford was treated with antibiotics and sent him home.
Rutherford returned to the ER the next day with a 105-degree fever. On Friday, he underwent surgery. On Saturday, doctors told Cassey to prepare for the worst.
“My husband is fighting for his life right now because of this horrible thing,” she wrote Sunday in a Facebook post. “I was one of those people who thought it would never happen to my family but look where we are now. We are paying the ultimate price! What seemed like a normal fun activity that we enjoyed as a family has turned into a nightmare. My heart is breaking seeing him like this and I wouldn’t want anyone to suffer the same fate.”
Recovery was slow at first, but Cassey posted on Monday that Ricky had beaten “the worst” of the infection and thanked everyone for their prayers and kind words.
“The surgeon came in a little while ago and told us that he is improving that he is looking great and that hopefully we would only be here another week!” she wrote on Facebook Monday. “It’s crazy to think that on Saturday they prepared me for the worst thing that could happen they prepared me to say goodbye and two short days later they gave me a miracle! The good Lord gave me a miracle! I will never take another day with my family for granted!”
Doctors say Ricky Rutherford will have a long road to recovery.
In the meantime, officials with the Alabama Department of Public Health are warning people with wounds or abrasions to avoid waterborne diseases by staying away from bodies of water like lakes, rivers or oceans. And if you’ve been injured in the water, wash and disinfect the wound out and monitor it closely.
(CBS Minnesota/CBS Local) — As summer heats up, so too does the MLB trade market. The official trade deadline is July 31. And in the next couple weeks, contenders will look to sure up rosters, while laggards try to offload expiring contracts and add assets. The goal, in either situation, is playoff contention, either this season or in seasons to come.
Playoff races will also be heating up, as the All-Star break fades in the rear-view mirror. Most division titles remain in play, and more than half the teams still have a theoretical shot.
The Baltimore Orioles find themselves among the few teams that decidedly do not have a shot. The Tampa Bay Rays threatened to add insult to injury, taking a combined perfect game into the ninth inning Sunday.
This week’s Baseball Report reveals some of the likely buyers and sellers at the upcoming trade deadline, highlights the various division races and breaks down the Rays’ almost-perfect game
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MLB Trade Deadline Buyers and Sellers
Teams eyeing the playoffs are hoping to bolster lineups, with quality pitching in particular demand. The Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees, all division leaders, fall into the buyer category.
On the other hand, teams that have been fading since April are aiming to offload veterans in exchange for promising young players. The Miami Marlins, New York Mets and San Francisco Giants are sellers. And each team has talent it’s willing to part with for the right price.
Let’s look at the buyers first…
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers have been baseball’s best team for much of the season. They control the National League West, with a 14.5-game lead on the Rockies as of Monday. And they just took two of three games from the Red Sox. Even with their stellar roster, they could use another arm in the bullpen.
Possible Targets: Ken Giles, Nick Anderson, Austin Brice
The Twins may be this season’s surprise team, with a 6.5-game lead over the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central. But are they really a legitimate contender? Better pitching could certainly improve their standing among the elites. And their farm system includes enough coveted talent to bolster their staff.
Possible Targets: Madison Bumgarner, Marcus Stroman, Ken Giles
New York Yankees
The Yankees have also surprised in the first half of the season. Decimated by injuries, the spring training favorite persevered with fill-ins who succeeded beyond all expectations. They still need starting pitching to make a World Series run, since the return of Luis Severino, now slated for August, won’t be enough.
Possible Targets: Madison Bumgarner, Marcus Stroman, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Boyd
What about the sellers?
The Marlins came into the 2019 season as the only National League East team not likely to contend. Fulfilling expectations, they’re 21.5 games back as of Monday, having lost eight of their last 10.
Possible Assets: Caleb Smith (pitcher), Trevor Richards (pitcher)
New York Mets
Season after season, the Mets find new and exciting ways to self-destruct. And now they have promising rookie Pete Alonso to somehow ruin in future seasons. New York’s other team, at 42-51, is technically still in the NL East hunt. But a 14.5-game margin is a lot to overcome down the stretch
Possible Assets: Zack Wheeler (pitcher), Jason Vargas (pitcher), Todd Frazier (third base)
San Francisco Giants
The Giants sit only six games under .500 in the National League West. They’ve won eight of their last 10 games, stretching back before the break. Yet they have among the worst records in the National League, with little hope of climbing into the wild card race.
Possible Assets: Madison Bumgarner (pitcher), Will Smith (pitcher)
Every division race, with the exception of the NL West, is still sort of close. And the National League Central is shaping up to be a barn-burner. Let’s take them in order…
With Yankees healing and looking to be active before the trade deadline, the AL East seems to be theirs to lose. The Rays have one of the Majors’ best pitching staffs, with a team ERA of 3.30 and a batting average against of just .223. They may not have enough hitting to catch the front-runners, however. The World Series champion Boston Red Sox continue to disappoint.
The Cleveland Indians were expected to cruise to another title in the dismal AL Central. But it hasn’t worked out that way, at least not yet. The surprising Twins continue to be among the best-hitting teams in baseball, leading the majors in home runs (171) and team average (.271). Can they hold their lead in what’s already a two-team race?
The Houston Astros lead the AL West, as predicted. The Oakland A’s lurk just six games back, though, and they tend to come on in the second half of the season. Even the Texas Rangers continue to stick around. This order will likely persist, with the Astros taking the division again and the A’s competing for a wild card spot.
The NL East could get interesting. While the Braves lead by a healthy seven games, they will face the second-place Nationals 14 times and the third-place Phillies 10 times before the end of the season. With the Nats surging, and the Phillies hanging around, this race is far from over.
The NL Central continues to be MLB’s closest race, with the entire division separated by only 6.5 games. The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers, the division’s top two teams, have two three-game series in the next few weeks, which could provide some clarity. Then again, the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds are all capable of making a run. So who knows?
The NL West belongs to the Dodgers, the best team in baseball. And the Diamondbacks and Rockies, both 14.5 games back, won’t catch them. They won’t even figure into the wild card conversation. The Dodgers, meanwhile, look destined for another World Series appearance in a National League ill-equipped to stop them.
Rays’ Almost-Perfect Game
Shutting out the Orioles is no great accomplishment this season. But the Tampa Bay Rays almost accomplished an MLB first: a combined perfect game. Ryne Stanek and Ryan Yarbrough threw eight perfect innings, getting outs on all 24 batters they faced. Stanek pitched the first two innings and Yarbrough the next six, before allowing two hits in the ninth. Oriole Hanser Alberto ruined the combined perfect game with his lead-off single in the ninth inning. The Orioles added two more hits and a run in the ninth, eventually losing 4-1, but saving themselves from further embarrassment.
(CBS Local Sports)– Ice Cube has done a lot of things in his career, but starting a sports league has been one of the toughest to pull off.
The legendary rap artist and business mogul used his clout and connections to organize a competitive three on three half court basketball league for retired NBA players to play in. The Big 3, which airs on CBS Sports Network, makes stops in Rhode Island and Brooklyn this weekend and Cube is pleased that things are moving in the right direction.
“It’s been a journey. It’s not easy to make a league last,” said Cube in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “It’s been 20 years since a league has come out of nowhere and stuck, which is the UFC. We’re proud to be in our third year and we know the odds were against us to get here.”
The Big 3 is filled with NBA legends on the sidelines like Julius “Dr. J” Irving and George Gervin, and former NBA All-Stars like Joe Johnson and Amar’e Stoudemire.
“A lot of people had misconceptions that this was like a celebrity game or pickup,” said Cube. “That’s never what we envisioned. We knew that the first year would be rough because guys were not in shape and didn’t know what it was. The league has grown and now it’s really about exposing it to a number of people and making it popular.”
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Cube is best known for his work on the stage as an artist and on the screen as an actor. The lead singer of NWA was playing fullback and outside linebacker for his high school football team before he met Dr. Dre and his life changed forever.
“I played fullback and linebacker. I was an outside linebacker and I liked outside better than inside,” said Cube. “I was pretty good… I started. Then I met Dr. Dre and stopped going to practice. I was 15 when we met. He was making records already and I trusted him. I mean he could rock a party as a DJ and he could DJ good. Back then you actually had to have skill and technique and he had no weaknesses on the turn table. His parties were always louder. He always was light years ahead of everyone else and that was contagious to work with.”
While Ice Cube has inspired a lot of people across the culture, one of his biggest influences was the late John Singleton. The director was a mentor to Cube and helped him jump into the movie business.
“In doing Boys n The Hood with John Singleton, he pursued me for a couple of years to do the movie,” said Cube. “The whole experience was great and it went to the Cannes Film Festival. That’s your first movie and you’re in the south of France. I had to get bit by the bug and pursue this. It was the best thing I had experienced up to that point. He [John] was true. He wanted to deliver the pure black experience to the viewer, not a watered down version or a caricature, but how we really are. He was a champion for that. He was a champion for great cinema, black cinema and he was my mentor.”
Watch the Big 3 Saturday and Sunday on CBS Sports Network.
City On A Hill is currently airing its first season on SHOWTIME and features an all-star cast with heavy hitters like Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge and Jill Hennessy. The show is set in Boston in the 1990’s and revolves around fictional account of “The Boston Miracle.” The show was created by Ben Affleck and written by Chuck McClean.
Jill Hennessy plays Jenny Rohr, wife of Kevin Bacon’s character, who serves as the glue holding the Rohr family together while also striving to regain her independence and make a place for herself in the world. CBS Local’s Matt Weiss spoke to Hennessy ahead of this week’s episode to discuss her role on the show, working with her castmates and what to expect moving forward.
MW: Good morning Jill! How are you doing?
JH: I’m good, how are you doing Matt?
MW: Doing well! So nice to meet you.
JH: Nice to meet you too!
MW: I’m really excited about the show, I’ve caught every episode so far and I’m a big fan. I’m really excited to talk to you today.
JH: Thank you so much!
MW: What made you excited to latch on in the first place with this show? The idea came from Ben Affleck and it was created by Chuck McLean. Before this was “real” in a sense what made you excited to hop on board?
JH: Well obviously Kevin Bacon was attached who I’m a huge fan of. I heard the script was great, I mean there was already buzz going around, you know at least in New York where I am about how strong the script was. It was written by this new young writer named Chuck McLean and then I heard Michael Cuesta was directing the pilot and I worked with him on an independent film with Bobby Cannavale and Ron Eldard called Roadies and loved him. What a brilliant director, he’s tremendous.
I had to put my hat in the ring. As luck would have it my husband ran into Cuesta on the street because he’s not too far from us in Manhattan. I ended up getting the job, but it’s some of the best writing I’ve seen to be honest; in every single character. Especially roles for women too. At first glance it’s about some crime drama but I’ve never seen parts like this, particularly for women and kind of the men to be honest too because a lot of the characters you see are just not predictable in any way.
MW: Sounds like it was almost meant to be with your husband bumping into the guy on a chance encounter like that.
JH: I’m not sure if my husband shook him down in the street … ‘give my wife that part’ [Laughs].
MW: Now that you’ve been a part of it what’s your experience been like on the show working with the cast?
JH: Oh my gosh it’s amazing and it’s an emotionally intense show so you get very close very quickly. I’m doing things as an actor on this show that I just wouldn’t normally do in real life. We’ve got a nice safe environment of people who are, thank goodness, just lovely human beings and great actors to boot and wonderful producers and an amazing crew.
The crew really keeps this thing going beautifully, we’re having the best time. Sometimes you need to laugh a lot in between takes the subject matter is so intense.
MW: I’m sure it’s nice to have a little bit of levity especially when dealing with the topics you guys are handling.
JH: Yeah… oh yeah [Laughs].
MW: You mentioned earlier how the show does a really good job in creating roles for women. Your character’s name is Jenny Rohr, can you talk about waht Jenny means to you and how you’re bringing her to life?
JH: Oh yeah definitely. I love my character, her name is Jenny Rohr like you said and she’s married to Kevin Bacon. She sort of represents so many people I’ve known or even some aspects of me. She’s this walking wounded type of character. She’s just never really confronted a lot of things I think that have crippled her in her life and she blames herself for everything. “You know if I was just a better wife, if I go to church more, if I maybe change my hair, or if I do something you know my marriage will work out.” But she finally starts to realize no, her husband is incredibly dysfunctional and corrupt.
One thing I love about the writing is you see her sort of change, evolve and actually everybody does in this show. All through the series, all 10 episodes, it’s just beautiful writing and as a human being it’s nice to see somebody betray the ugliness of life and people confronting that and then try to move pass it.
MW: Another thing I love about this show is honestly is the titles of each episodes they’re so different and creative. This Sunday we have ‘From Injustice Came The Way To Describe Justice.’ Can you talk about this Sunday’s episode and preview a little bit of what we’re going to see.
JH: Oh man I haven’t even seen this Sunday’s episode, I just remember reading it. You know I try to watch each episode as it airs but it’s another intense one at least I can speak from my character. My character finally goes back to school against her husband’s wishes and boy, she’s getting the sense that he might be doing things outside the household that he shouldn’t be doing.
He starts to come at her a little harder to keep her from going back to school, keep her from creating an independent life for herself and by episode six things really come to a head. I’m not sure how much else I’m allowed to say [Laughs].
MW: Yeah don’t give away too much, I don’t want to get you in trouble [Laughs].
JH: I’m trying to keep it really cryptic as you can obviously tell.
MW: That’s what puts people in the seats. Thank you so much Jill, like I said I’m a big fan and I can’t wait to tune in Sunday night for the new episode. Good luck the rest of the way it’s been a pleasure talking to you!
JH: Thank you so much Matt!
City On A Hill is back with a brand new episode this Sunday night at 9:00 PM ET/PT only on SHOWTIME. Check your local listings for more information.
HUMBOLDT, Iowa (CBS Loal) — Ashlyn Clark has stage four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, but between chemo treatments she still suits up to play on her high school softball team in Iowa.
On Monday, Clark returned for Senior Night and belted her first career homer. Clark, who is a senior, went 3-for-3 with four RBIs to help lead the Humboldt High School Wildcats to a 10-0 win over Clear Lake. Humboldt also clinched the conference crown.
“I have no idea what the next batter did, since I had so many tears in my eyes,” coach Doug Van Pelt told CBS affiliate KCCI. “Just a special, special moment for everyone involved.”
Clark was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on May 8. She immediately began Five rounds of 21-day chemotherapy treatments at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Cancer, however, was not going to stop the four-sport high school athlete from competing.
“Every game, when they announce her name, I tear up,” Kristi Clark, Ashlyn’s mother, told the Des Moines Register. “When she’s in the hospital, she’s like, ‘Mom, I want to get back to my happy place. I need to get back.'”
Ashlyn spent Tuesday, her 18th birthday, traveling back to the Mayo Clinic for more chemo.
She finished her third round of five chemo treatments. If she feels well enough, she plans to play again for Humboldt in the playoffs.
(CBS Philadelphia/CBS Local) — It’s fitting that WWE Extreme Rules is taking place in Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love is thought of as the home of extreme wrestling, after all. And while WWE in 2019 is a far cry from the original Extreme Championship Wrestling, Sunday’s pay-per-view will still have a few of its hardcore calling cards. There are extreme(ish) stipulations, and some elements of the show will feature the fingerprints of the genius behind ECW, Paul Heyman, as he continues settling into his behind-the-scenes role as executive director of RAW. And should he appear on camera in his role as Brock Lesnar’s loyal advocate, the crowd at The Wells Fargo Center may greet him with the biggest pop of the night, given the local connection.
This year’s show is built around the return of The Undertaker, who will be teaming with Roman Reigns to take on Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre. The future WWE Hall of Famer will be looking to bounce back from a lackluster match against Goldberg last month at Super Showdown while reportedly planting the seeds for another match in the future.
In the co-main event, double gold will be on the line, as Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch put the Universal and RAW Women’s Championships on the line in a winner take all match against Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans. This is the first time that I can recall both men’s and women’s tiles being on the line in the same match.
Elsewhere on the card, the recent reunion of AJ Styles and Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson adds a layer of intrigue to Styles’ match against Ricochet for the United States Championship, and the ongoing drama between Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross and Bayley has breathed new life into the SmackDown Women’s Championship picture.
Here is a look at the full card along how things might play out.
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No Holds Barred Match The Undertaker & Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre
While it’s time for the Reigns-McMahon feud to be put to bed, The Dead Man and Scottish Psychopath appear to just bet getting started. A report last month in Sports Illustrated stated that McIntyre was among the opponents hand-picked by The Undertaker, himself. If those two are indeed destined for a potential showdown at SummerSlam, I would expect for the finish to involve either McMahon and Reigns or both, thus preserving a fresh finish for Undertaker and McIntyre in Toronto. As for the winner here? Look for the favorites to come out on top. Pick: The Undertaker & Roman Reigns
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Winners Take All Mixed Tag Team Extreme Rules Match Universal Champion Seth Rollins & RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Baron Corbin & Lacey Evans
The stipulation in this match is interesting. If Lacey Evans pins Becky Lynch, Baron Corbin would become Universal Champion. Likewise, if Corbin pins Seth Rollins, Evans would become the RAW Women’s Champion. However, if WWE’s real life “it couple” retains, Corbin and Evans would be banned from receiving a title opportunity in the future. Well, don’t expect an upset here, but also don’t expect that part about not receiving a future title shot to stand either. Time has a way of erasing history in pro wrestling. Rollins and Lynch are the faces of the company, and having them lose to the controversial Corbin and Evans, who is still trying to find her way, would be a massive mistake WWE won’t make. That’s not to say they’ll get buried either. Pick: Seth Rollins & Becky Lynch
An injury to the champion may throw this match off just a little bitch. Kingston is entering the show with a banged up back, according to PWInsider, and has been held out of action leading up to Sunday as a precaution. The expectation is that he will be able to go against Samoa Joe, but it’s unclear how limited he will be physically. Regardless, it’s unlikely at this point that Kingston will be dropping the title prior to SummerSlam. Look for Samoa Joe to stay looking strong but come up short. That could very well mean a disqualification or post-match beatdown of the champ. Also, don’t completely rule out a Brock Lesnar Money In The Bank contract cash-in here. Pick: Kofi Kingston
Alexa Bliss and Bayley (L-R) (Photo Credit: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images)
SmackDown Women’s Championship 2-on-1 Handicap Match Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross
A title change isn’t out of the realm of possibility in this match. At the center of the storyline is the gullibility of Nikki Cross, who continues to do Alexa Bliss’ bidding with blinders on. Eventually those two will have a feud of their own that will likely be for the title. But before that, their union will need to strengthen. And the best way for that to happen would be for them to team up again. WWE has planted the seeds for Sasha Banks to make a long-awaited return, as Cross has called for Bayley to find a loyal friend of her own. Look for Bliss to win the title here, Banks to return, those two teams to face each other before Bayley and Sasha switch gears and focus on recapturing the women’s tag team championship while Bliss and Cross battle it out between themselves. If Banks doesn’t return here, it should be sometime in the near future. Also, like Kingston, Bliss is heading into Sunday less than 100 percent. She was held off of television this week due to an illness, which forced a late change to creative plans. Pick: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Match Daniel Bryan & Rowan (c) vs. Big E & Xavier Woods vs. Heavy Machinery
There is a part of me that thinks WWE is coming close to pulling the trigger on a big push for Heavy Machinery. Daniel Bryan and Rowan are favored to retain but Tucker and Otis aren’t too far behind, while The New Day are considered longshots to become six-time tag team champions. Those odds seem just about right, and I expect the champions will retain. Whether Heavy Machinery receives a push after Eric Bischoff takes over as executive director of SmackDown will be something to keep an eye on. Pick: Daniel Bryan & Rowan
United States Championship Ricochet (c) vs. AJ Styles
Although listed as a singles bout, this is essentially a three-on-one handicap match thanks to the reunion of The Club. Gallows and Anderson will factor into this one prominently and should help lift Styles to his first United States Championship. On paper, this match has the makings of a classic before chaos ensues, so sit back and enjoy it. Pick: AJ Styles
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Drew Gulak (c) vs. Tony Nese
The cruiserweights have been getting a lot of love from the main roster of late, as a number of talents have been praising 205 Live on social media. Because the show airs on WWE Network, it only receives a small fraction of viewers that RAW and SmackDown enjoy, despite the product being superior in many weeks. Thus, crowds are often dead for cruiserweight matches, which is a shame. Look for Gulak to retain in what should be a very entertaining bout. Hopefully, the live crowd in Philadelphia will be kind to them. #Give205LiveAChance. Pick: Drew Gulak
Last Man Standing Match Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley
Ordinarily a last man standing match between Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley wouldn’t get most fans excited. But after Strowman and Lashley crashed through the LED boards at RAW a couple weeks ago, people are starting to take notice. WWE has kept Strowman out of action since then, explaining that he suffered a “ruptured spleen” in the violent collision. It’s a solid storyline to generate interest in the match. It will be interesting to see how The Monster Among Men and The All Mighty try to top their spot on RAW. Pick: Braun Strowman
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RAW Tag Team Championship The Revival vs. The Usos
History isn’t on the side of The Revival for this one. Defending champions have lost the titles four out of the last five times they’ve been defended at Extreme Rules, dating back to before the belts became exclusive to the RAW brand. Still, it’s good to see The Revival finally get some time in the sun after falling out of the spotlight for a while. There had been reports that Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson were looking to exit WWE when their contracts expire because they were frustrated with the way they were being used. Perhaps this run has changed their minds. Hopefully, for WWE’s sake, it will also be enough to keep them around after they lose the titles. Pick: The Usos
Aleister Black vs. Cesaro
After months of vignettes, this is the first we’ll see of the new incarnation of Aleister Black in the ring. It was revealed on Tuesday’s SmackDown that Cesaro was the man who answered Black’s open challenge, which presents somewhat of a problem in picking the match, as The Swiss Cyborg is also in the midst of a character reboot. Of the two, the veteran Cesaro can afford a loss more than Black, who is trying to establish himself as a singles competitor on the main roster for the first time. A loss would hurt his chances of gaining traction moving forward, so let’s not do that. Pick: Aleister Black
Chuck Carroll is former pro wrestling announcer and referee turned sports media personality. He once appeared on Monday Night RAW when he presented Robert Griffin III with a WWE title belt in the Redskins locker room.
Davis’ mother has ordered other cakes from the same location for more than 10 years. Davis says she believes the employee made an honest mistake.
“I guess when they said that I love cartoons, they were like, ‘Let’s throw a little pony on there.’ So they put a little pony on there. It had red eyes. It was smoking a joint with a tramp stamp of a pot leaf on its bottom,” said Davis.
Davis says the woman who made the cake apologized and offered to make her another one. But the mishap didn’t stop Davis from eating the cake, which she said was quite delicious.
“I was very shocked. It was hilarious to me,” she said.
Davis posted the picture of the cake on Facebook. It went viral with more than 13,000 shares.
“I was very impressed by the artistic capabilities of them to be able to do the design that they did,” said Davis.
Davis still plans on buying a birthday cake next year.
“It won’t be ‘Moana’ or marijuana. I just won’t get a design at all. I’ll just get a regular ice cream cake if I have to,” Davis laughed.