By Jason Powell
-New Japan Pro Wrestling Wrestle Kingdom 12 takes place on Thursday morning at 2CT/3ET. The event will be held in Tokyo, Japan at the Tokyo Dome and features Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Championship, and Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho for the IWGP U.S. Championship. Will Pruett will be providing live updates as the show airs live on the New Japan World streaming service. Check out a free audio preview of the event hosted by Will and Jake Barnett later today.
-NXT TV is a two-hour “best of 2017” edition. The two-hour show airs on WWE Network at 7:00 p.m. CT. John Moore’s review of the show will be available on Thursday morning.
-Ring of Honor TV was a “best of” 2017 review. My quick review will be available later today. The coverage will return to normal with next week’s first-run show.
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-Jim Ross’s “Ross Report” podcast features Sean “X-Pac” Waltman and author Pat Laprade, who wrote the Mad Dog Vachon book.
-Steve Austin’s latest family friendly edition has Brutus Beefcake as his guest. The Unleashed show has Sasha Banks and Bayley as guests.
-You can find the Ross and Austin podcasts at Podcastone.com.
-Chris Jericho’s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast guest is “Naked Beekeeper” Charles Wieand. The previous show had Frankie Kazarian and comedian Brian Posehn discussing Metallica’s “Ride The Lightning.” There were Jericho’s final podcasts on Podcast One. His shows have moved to Westwood One and the archives are available at Omny.fm/shows/talk-is-jericho.
-Colt Cabana’s latest podcast is a 2017 Year In Review edition. Listen to the podcast at Soundcloud.com/coltcabana.
-The latest “Something to Wrestle With Bruce Prichard” podcast focusses on WWE Vengeance 2001. Listen to the show at MLWRadio.com.
Birthdays and Notables
-Jim Ross is 66. A big public thanks to JR for helping spread the word about Prowrestling.net by having me as a guest on his podcast several times.
-New Jack (Jerome Young) is 55.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features guest Eli Drake talking about signing with the NWA, his departure from Impact Wrestling, rejecting an intergender match with Tessa Blanchard, his WWE developmental run, and much more...