By Jason Powell
-WWE is holding the UK Title tournament on Saturday and Sunday in Blackpool, England at Empress Ballroom. The shows are slotted for two-hour blocks on WWE Network with start times of 2CT/3ET, but obviously they can and probably will run over. Join me for live coverage of both shows this weekend.
-We are looking for correspondents for the following WWE and ROH 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 email@example.com
-WWE is in Topeka, Kansas at Landon Arena tonight with the following advertised matches: Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship, and Seth Rollins vs. Rusev.
-Ring of Honor is taping television in Atlanta, Georgia at Centre Stage on Saturday. Kyle O’Reilly was pulled from the show after being advertised for the main event at one point. The new main event is listed as Bobby Fish and Jay Lethal vs. Adam Cole and Cody (Rhodes). Other top matches include Marty Scurll vs. Juice Robinson for the ROH TV Title, and both Decade of Excellence Tournament semifinal matches.
-WWE is in Wichita, Kansas at Intrust Bank Arena on Saturday afternoon with the following advertised talent: Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship, and Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho.
-WWE is in Birmingham, Alabama at Legacy Arena on Saturday with the following advertised talent: AJ Styles, John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Becky Lynch, Heath Slater, Baron Corbin, Rhyno, Luke Harper, American Alpha, James Ellsworth, Carmella, and Alexa Bliss.
–WWE is in Jackson, Mississippi at the Mississippi State Fair Coliseum on Sunday with the Smackdown crew.
-WWE is in Tulsa, Oklahoma at BOK Center on Sunday with the following advertised matches: Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship, and Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho.
-The next Evolve dates are January 27-28 in San Antonio, Texas at Woodlawn Lake Park Gym.
-The next Pro Wrestling Guerrilla event is February 18 in Reseda, California at the American Legion. Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Chuck Taylor for the PWG Championship is advertised.
Birthdays and Notables
-The late Edward “Bearcat” Wright was born on January 13, 1932. He died at age 50 on August 28, 1982.
-NJPW’s Yujiro Takahashi is 36.
-Former WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard is 36.
-Former WWE wrestler Mason Ryan (a/k/a Barri Griffiths) is 35.
-Luke Robinson is 32 today. He is best known for his run on the Tough Enough show that Steve Austin hosted.
-The late John Kronus was born on January 13, 1969. He died of heart failure at age 38 on July 18, 2007.