Raw commentary team member and Houston, Texas native Booker T will not be on tonight’s show in Memphis, Tennessee, due to being stranded in Houston by Hurricane Harvey. The Category 4 storm has devastated cities along the Gulf Coast with record-breaking rainfall leaving many regions flooded.
The WWE Hall of Famer took to Twitter to notify fans that he and his family are safe and directed his followers to a list of shelters for Hurricane Harvey evacuees.
Thank you for all the tweets. My family and I are safe here in Houston. If you are in the city, please don't go on the roads, stay home.
— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) August 27, 2017
— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) August 28, 2017
According to WWE.com, production team members Jim Shank and Pat Cassidy are also stranded in Houston and will miss the broadcast as well.
WWE.com has confirmed that emphis native Jerry “The King” Lawler will join the Raw announce team tonight in the absence of Booker T.