By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-NXT TV features the NXT in-ring debut of Shayna Baszler. Join John Moore for live coverage as the show streams on WWE Network at 7CT/8ET. John’s reports were typically available the morning after the shows, but he will be going live beginning with this episode.
-Impact Wrestling will be holding their first television tapings of 2018 starting today in Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios. The tapings will run through January 15. We are looking for reports/results of the tapings. If you are attending a show and want to help, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Ring of Honor TV features the first appearance of Dalton Castle as the Ring of Honor Champion. My review is available on the main page and Haydn Gleed’s audio review will be available later today.
-Jim Ross’s “Ross Report” podcast features Ron Harris of Aro Lucha and John Pollack of Postwrestling.com.
-Steve Austin’s latest family friendly edition has Brutus Beefcake as his guest. The Unleashed show has guest Al Snow.
-You can find the Ross and Austin podcasts at Podcastone.com.
-Chris Jericho’s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast guests are Mike Portnoy and Charlie Benante joining Jericho to pick the best and worst of 2017. The previous show had a WrestleKingdom 12 preview. Jericho’s podcast has moved to Westwood One and the archives are available at Omny.fm/shows/talk-is-jericho.
-Colt Cabana’s latest podcast is an “AMA” edition. Listen to the podcast at Soundcloud.com/coltcabana.
-The latest “Something to Wrestle With Bruce Prichard” podcast focusses on the creation and early days of Raw. Listen to the show at MLWRadio.com.
Birthdays and Notables
-Colonel DeBeers (Edward Wiskoski) is 73.
-Jerry Estrada is 60.
-Negro Casas (José Casas Ruiz) is 58.
-Marcus “Buff” Bagwell is 48.
-Brian Lawler is 46. He worked as Brian Christopher and Grand Master Sexay.
-Donovan Morgan (Andrew Vassos) is 42.
-Tamina Snuka (Sarona Moana-Marie Reiher Snuka-Polamalu) is 40.
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