By Jason Powell
-NXT TV is headlined by NXT Champion Finn Bálor vs. Apollo Crews in a non-title match. Join Zack Zimmerman for live coverage as the show streams on WWE Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-Lucha Underground is teasing Prince Puma teaming with an unlikely partner and Johnny Mundo making his first appearance of the new season. LU airs tonight on El Rey Network tonight at 7:00 p.m. CT. John Moore will have his full review available by Thursday morning.
-Ring of Honor TV on Comet TV is headlined by ROH Champion Jay Lethal and Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish. My review of the show will be available before ROH airs on Comet TV tonight at 11:00 p.m. CT.
-Jim Ross’s latest “Ross Report” podcast guest is TNA wrestler James Storm.
-Steve Austin’s new family friendly show features Austin going back to 1999 for the Rock vs. Mankind championship match. The Unleashed show has Jerry Only of The Misfits, who appeared on WCW television with Vampiro back in the day.
-The latest “Talk Is Jericho” podcasts hosted by Chris Jericho had a fun show with Bubba Ray Dudley and Dolph Ziggler discussing the end of the band Motley Crue following the completion of their final tour. Dolph attended the final show in person, as did my buddy Kevin, who made the trip from Minnesota to see his favorite band. Plus, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine also appeared on a recent show.
-You can find the Ross, Jericho, and Austin podcasts at Podcastone.com.
-Colt Cabana’s latest podcast guest is Kevin Matthews. Listen to the show at Soundcloud.com/coltcabana.
–The Taz Show is a daily show with a video feed option that is live from 7-9 a.m. ET. You can view or listen to the shows at Play.it.
-Ric Flair’s latest “Woooo! Nation” podcast has Darius Rucker (formerly of Hootie and the Blowfish) and the headline teases that he knows more about pro wrestling than you do. Check out the show at Play.it.
Birthdays and Notables
-Dory Funk Jr. is 75 today.
-Haku (a/k/a Tonga Fifita) turns 57 today. He recently appeared in the New Japan Pro Wrestling battle royal at Wrestle Kingdom 10. He is the father of Tama Tonga and former WWE wrestler Camacho, who also wrestled in TNA as Micah.
-Marty Jannetty is 56 today.
-The late Kerry Von Erich (a/k/a Kerry Adkisson) was born on February 3, 1960. He took his own life on February 18, 1993.
-Angela Fong is 31 today. She works as the Black Lotus character in Lucha Underground.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features referee Rob Page discussing the difficulty of reffing tag matches in the modern era, making three counts if a wrestler's shoulders are down even if it wasn't the planned finish, the growth of F1rst Wrestling, and more...