By Jason Powell
-NXT TV features the contract signing for Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bobby Roode for the NXT Title at NXT Takeover: San Antonio. Join Zack Zimmerman for live coverage as the show streams on WWE Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-Ring of Honor TV on Comet TV features Jay Lethal vs. Jushin Thunder Liger in the final Decade of Excellence Tournament first-round match. My full review will be available later today, and Haydn Gleed will be by later this week with an audio review.
-Lucha Underground had its mid-season finale last week and will not be airing first-run material for several months.
-Jim Ross’s latest “Ross Report” podcast guest is Trish Stratus, who is described as being “lovely and pregnant” by Ross.
-Steve Austin’s guest on the new family friendly edition of the podcast is Danny Cage of the Monster Factor. The Unleashed show has Austin and his wife Kristin.
-The latest “Talk Is Jericho” podcast hosted by Chris Jericho has Kenny Omega and Don Calls. The previous show had musician Kenny G.
-You can find the Ross, Jericho, and Austin podcasts at Podcastone.com.
-Colt Cabana’s latest podcast features Sami Callihan. Listen to the podcast 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.
Birthdays and Notables
-James “Toots” Mondt was born on January 18, 1984. He was a wrestler and, more importantly, the co-promoter of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE) along with Vince McMahon Sr.
-Perro Aguayo is 71 today.
-“The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase is 64 today.
-Dave Bautista is 48 today.
-Mark Briscoe (a/k/a Mark Pugh) is 32 today.
-The Sheik (a/k/a Ed Farhat) died on January 18, 2003 at age 78.
-Pez Whatley died of a heart attack on January 18, 2005 at age 54.
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...