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.