What’s happening in Tampa Bay sports: Rasslin’, Rays and Rowdies

Yep, WWE Raw Live brings a ring reunion to Amalie Arena.
Published July 17

WRESTLING: It’s raw, and a reunion

It’s like a family reunion — if your family is in the habit of routinely dishing out body-slams. Some of WWE’s all-time greats will make appearances during Raw Live. Look for our own Hulk Hogan, as well as Ric Flair (WOOOOOOO!), “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Sgt. Slaughter, Jerry Lawler and more. Then there’s the wrestling itself, with former WWE Universal Champion Seth “Freaking” Rollins topping the card and scheduled to battle Baron Corbin. “I miss Tampa. I liked it a lot,” Rollins, who trained here, tells the Tampa Bay Times. Read more about what Rollins misses about Tampa, his relationship with RAW and SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch (also appearing) and more on tampabay.com. $25-$115. 7:30 p.m. Monday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Toll-free 1-800-745-3000. amaliearena.com.

RAYS: What color are your Sox?

It’s Sox Week in St. Pete as Chicago’s White Sox and Boston’s Red Sox come to Tropicana Field. The ChiSox come to town Friday (7:10 p.m.), Saturday (6:10 p.m.) and Sunday (1:10 p.m.), while the team from Bean Town — the Tampa Bay Rays’ likely AL East wild-card rivals — is here Monday (7:10 p.m.), Tuesday (7:10 p.m.) and July 24 (12:10 p.m.). Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. $20 and up. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297. TV: FOX SPORTS SUN; RADIO: 620-AM, 95.3-FM.

SOCCER: Rowdies on the rise

Speaking of socks, the baseball teams visiting the Trop this week have nothing on Rowdies’ classic striped hose. Tampa Bay (11-1-7), which remains in first place in the USL Championship and was the first team to reach 40 points this season, hosts Saint Louis FC. $17 and up. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 222-2000. ticketmaster.com.

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