By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE Elimination Chamber will be held on Sunday in Las Vegas, Nevada at T-Mobile Arena. The show is headlined by Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns vs. John Cena vs. The Miz vs. Elias vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor in an Elimination Chamber match to earn a WWE Universal Title shot at WrestleMania. The show also features the first women’s Elimination Chamber match. Join me for live coverage of Elimination Chamber on Sunday beginning with the Kickoff Show at 6CT/7ET. Jake Barnett and I will get together on Sunday night for a members’ exclusive audio review.
-We are looking for correspondents for the following WWE live events and Lucha Underground tapings listed below as the NXT live events that we listed on Thursday. If you are attending an upcoming show and want to help, send your report (or basic results) to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Lucha Underground returns with television tapings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Los Angeles at a new version of The Temple.The new taping venue is located at 1525 Industrial Street in Los Angeles, California. For ticket reservation information, visit Eventbrite.com/o/lucha-underground-16771024101.
-The NJPW Honor Rising events are taking place in Tokyo at Korakuen Hall. Night one is in the books, and the second night will be held early Saturday morning U.S. time.
-WWE is in Vancouver, British Columbia at Rogers Arena tonight with the following advertised talent: Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Elias, Bray Wyatt, Finn Balor, Matt Hardy, Sheamus, Cesaro, Braun Strowman, Alexa Bliss, and Asuka.
-WWE is in Denver, Colorado at Pepsi Center on Saturday with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in a handicap match for the WWE Championship, Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin in a Triple Threat for the U.S. Title. [Thanks to Jeffrey Peter]
-WWE is in Everett, Washington at Xfinity Arena on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Roman Reigns vs. Elias, Sheamus and Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins and Finn Balor for the Raw Tag Titles, and Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt.
-WWE is in Ontario, California at Citizens Business Bank Arena on Sunday with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in a handicap match for the WWE Championship, Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler.
-The next Ring of Honor event is March 3 in New York, New York at Hammerstein Ballroom for the Manhattan Mayhem event. The next pay-per-view will be held on March 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada at Sam’s Town Casino for the 16th Anniversary event.
-The Evolve 102 and 103 events will be held on April 5-6 in New Orleans, Louisiana
-The next Impact Wrestling event is April 6 in New Orleans, Louisiana as part of Wrestlecon during WrestleMania weekend. The company will also hold the “Redemption” pay-per-view on April 22 at a location to be announced.
Birthdays and Notables
-Mike Sydal is 34.
-The late “Renegade” Rick Wilson took his own life at age 33 on February 23, 1999.
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