Legendary singer and songwriter Aretha Franklin, often touted as the Queen of Soul, passed away on Thursday morning. Franklin was 76 years old.
Franklin is most known by wrestling fans for singing “America the Beautiful” before WrestleMania 3 at the Pontiac Silverdome. She returned to WWE to sing the opening song before WrestleMania 23 in Detroit at Ford Field.
On behalf of the entire Wrestleview.com staff, we would like to send out our condolences to the family and friends of Franklin during this very hard time.
WWE Now going live this week for SummerSlam
WWE.com is reporting that the WWE Now series, hosted by Cathy Kelley, will be airing live all this week in New York City for SummerSlam weekend.
WWE posted the following live schedule:
Carmella previews her match against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair — Thursday, 11 a.m. ET
Elias takes in the sights of SummerSlam Week — Thursday, 4 p.m. ET
Sasha Banks talks about the Women’s Evolution and Charlotte Flair visits Broadway — Friday, 11 a.m.
Braun Strowman talks about his SummerSlam Match against Kevin Owens — Friday, 4 p.m. ET
The Miz previews his showdown against Daniel Bryan — Saturday, 11 a.m. ET
Undisputed ERA preview NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 — Saturday, 4 p.m. ET
Dolph Ziggler previews his Intercontinental Championship defense — Sunday, 11 a.m. ET