By Jason Powell
-WWE is in Baltimore, Maryland at Royal Farms Arena tonight with the following advertised matches: Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The advertised talent for the show includes Bray Wyatt, Kane, New Day, Dolph Ziggler, Sasha Banks, Tyler Breeze, and Dolph Ziggler.
-WWE is in Toronto, Ontario at Ricoh Coliseum tonight with the following advertised matches: Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena for the U.S. Championship, Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens for the Intercontinental Championship. The rest of the advertised talent includes the Uso Brothers, Braun Strowman, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Charlotte.
–We are looking for correspondents for the Toronto and Baltimore events. If you are going to either show or the upcoming TNA Impact Wrestling television tapings and want to help, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-NXT TV is the first of a two-part year-in-review show. Join Zack Zimmerman for live coverage of NXT television tonight at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-Ring of Honor TV on Comet TV is also a “best of 2015” show. I will hold off on reviewing the show until they resume running first-run material. ROH airs on Comet tonight at 11:00 p.m. CT.
-The TNA Impact Wrestling show will premiere on Pop TV on Tuesday, January 5 at 8:00 p.m. CT.
-Jim Ross’s latest “Ross Report” podcast includes guest is Jeremy Borash of TNA fame.
-Steve Austin’s new family friendly show features Austin talking with Ted Fowler. Likewise, the Unleashed show has another chat with Austin and his buddy Fowler.
-The latest “Talk Is Jericho” podcasts hosted by Chris Jericho had Jericho, Fozzy drummer Frank Fontsere, Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward, and Luke Bryan’s drummer Kent Slucher all sharing Kiss stories in a show called “Merry Kissmas.”
-You can find the Ross, Jericho, and Austin podcasts at Podcastone.com.
-Taz’s “The Human Podcast Machine” show is a daily show with a video feed option. You can view or listen to the shows at Play.it. Adam Cole recently appeared, and Taz also discussed the NXT Takeover: London event.
-Colt Cabana’s latest podcast guest is TNA wrestler friend and comedian Marty DeRosa. Listen to the show at Soundcloud.com/coltcabana.
-Ric Flair’s latest “Woooo! Nation” podcast has Steve “Mongo” McMichael, who played in the NFL, worked as a WCW Nitro color commentator, and wrestled for WCW. Check out the show at Play.it.
-Former WCW wrestler Bill Kazmaier is 62 today. He was born on December 30, 1953. Kazmaier was a powerlifter who had a tryout with the Green Bay Packers and then worked for WCW and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
-Carl Ouellet is 48 today. He was born on December 30, 1967. He teamed with Jacques Rougeau as The Quebecers and also worked as Jean-Pierre Lafitte in WWE, and as the masked X in TNA.
The Best of The Boom features Jim Ross joining Jason Powell in this May 9, 2018 discussion regarding his relationship with Vince McMahon, why Vince sticks with Roman Reigns, how Triple H has changed over the years, and more. New episodes of the Boom are typically available mid-week...