By Jason Powell
-WWE Roadblock: End of the Line takes place on Sunday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at PPG Paints Arena. The show is headlined by Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship, and Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte in an Iron Man match for the Raw Women’s Championship. It’s worth noting once again that Finn Balor continues to be advertised on the arena website even though he has not been mentioned on WWE television. Join me for live coverage beginning with the needlessly long Kickoff Show at 6CT/7ET. Jake Barnett and I will get together after the show to record the member exclusive audio review.
-We are looking for correspondents for the following WWE and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla events listed below, as well as the NXT events that we listed yesterday. If you are attending a show and want to help, send your report (or basic results) to firstname.lastname@example.org
-WWE is in Rochester, New York at Blue Cross Arena on Friday with the following advertised matches: Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens in a champion vs. champion match, and Seth Rollins vs. Rusev.
-Pro Wrestling Guerilla is in Reseda, California at the American Legion with Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Marty Scurll for the PWG Championship as the main event.
-WWE is in Youngstown, Ohio at Covelli Centre on Saturday with the following advertised main event: Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens in a champion vs. champion match
-WWE is in Peterborough, Ontario at Peterborough Memorial Centre on Saturday with the following advertised talent: Dean Ambrose, Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella, The Miz, Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Heath Slater, Rhyno, American Alpha, and James Ellsworth.
-WWE is in Barrie, Ontario at Barrie Molson Centre on Sunday with the following advertised talent: Dean Ambrose, The Miz, Apollo Crews, Bray Wyatt, Heath Slater, Rhyno, Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss, Baron Corbin, Kalisto, James Ellsworth, and Carmella.
-The next Ring of Honor event will be January 14 in Atlanta, Georgia at Centre Stage for the first television taping of 2017.
-The next Evolve dates are January 27-28 in San Antonio, Texas at Woodlawn Lake Park Gym.
Birthdays and Notables
-WWE celebrity Hall of Famer William Perry is 54.
-Luke Harper (a/k/a Jon Huber) is 37.
-Former Tough Enough participant Jessie Ward is 37. She is married to NXT wrestler Tommaso Ciampa.
-Frank Gotch died on December 16, 1917 at age 40. The official cause of death was listed as uraemic poisoning.
-Don “The Spoiler” Jardine died on December 16, 2006 at age 66 due to complications from a heart attack and leukemia.
The Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Ring of Honor's PJ Black discussing the ROH Pure Title tournament beginning on ROH Wrestling TV this weekend, ROH's COVID-19 safety precautions, his run in WWE as Justin Gabriel with The Nexus, wrestling as The Bunny, and more...