By Jason Powell
-It’s the final edition of Dot Net Weekly in 2017. Yes, it’s an emotional moment for us all. I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday weekend. Have a blast, but be smart and be safe on Amateur Night (a/k/a New Year’s Eve) on Sunday night.
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-WWE is in Hershey, Pennsylvania at Giant Center tonight with the following advertised lineup: AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal in a cage match for the WWE Championship, Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, New Day vs. The Usos vs. Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable for the Smackdown Tag Titles, and Charlotte vs. Natalya vs. Tamian vs. Carmella for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
-WWE is in Albany, New York at Times Union Center tonight with Roman Reigns vs. John Cena for the Intercontinental Championship in the main event.
-WWE is in Tampa, Florida at Amalie Arena on Saturday with the following advertised lineup: AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship, Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler vs. Bobby Roode vs. Baron Corbin in a Triple Threat for the U.S. Championship, New Day vs. The Usos vs. Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable vs. Rusev and Aiden English for the Smackdown Tag Titles, and Charlotte vs. Natalya for the Smackdown Women’s Championship, Naomi and becky Lynch vs. Tamina, Carmella, and Lana in a handicap match, Zack Ryder vs. Mojo Rawley.
-WWE is in Toronto, Ontario at Ricoh Coliseum on Saturday. The main event was scheduled to be The Shield vs. Miz, Sheamus, and Cesaro. The arena website has not updated the card since Dean Ambrose was pulled due to injury. John Cena will not be on this event because he will be working the Tampa house show on the Smackdown side instead.
-The first NXT event of 2018 will be television tapings on January 4 in Atlanta, Georgia at Center Stage.
-Impact Wrestling will tape television in Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios from January 5-10.
-The first Evolve shows of 2018 are January 13 in Queens, New York, and January 14 in Brooklyn, New York.
-ROH is taping television on January 20 in Nashville, Tennessee at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
Birthdays and Notables
-Former WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts is 38.
-Steve Williams died at age 49 on December 29, 2009 following a long battle with throat cancer.
The Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Richard Holliday discussing The Dynasty faction in MLW, MJF's departure, the addition of Gino Medina, training under Paul Roma, and much more. Check out MLW Fusion Saturdays on beIN Sports and on the MLW YouTube Page...