By Jason Powell
-An early Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to everyone who celebrate the holidays.
-The WWE crews are off for the holiday weekend. WWE will be running a full slate of holiday week shows beginning on Monday with Raw in Chicago, and the Smackdown house show in New York City. Both brands will be running live events through Friday.
-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.
-The next NXT date is January 5 for the first television taping of 2017 in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University.
-TNA is taping television on January 5-11 in Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios.
Birthdays and Notables
-The Great Mutah (a/k/a Keiji Mutoh) is 54.
-Jamie Noble (a/k/a James Gibson) is 40.
-Arik Cannon is 35.
-Juventud Guerrera (a/k/a Eduardo Aníbal González Hernández) is 43.