By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE TLC will be held on Sunday in San Jose, California at SAP Center. Top matches include Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka in a TLC match for the Smackdown Women’s Championship, and Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles for the WWE Championship. Join me for live coverage on Sunday beginning with the Kickoff Show at 5CT/6ET.
-Ring of Honor Final Battle will be held tonight in New York, New York at Hammerstein Ballroom. Jay Lethal vs. Cody for the ROH Championship headlines, plus Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky defend the tag titles against the Young Bucks and the Briscoes in a three-way ladder war. Join me for live coverage of the four-hour show as it airs on pay-per-view television, FITE TV, and HonorClub with the earlier start time of 7CT/8ET.
-We are looking for reports from the WWE events listed below as well as the NXT live events we listed yesterday. If you are going to one of these events or another upcoming show and want to help by sending in a report, contact me at email@example.com
-MLW is airing a live broadcast of their weekly Fusion television show tonight on beIN Sports at 7CT/8ET. MLW is also taping future editions of Fusion at the show tonight in Miami, Florida at the Scottish Rite Temple. We’ll have the full lineup on the main page. By the way, I am unable to cover the live broadcast tonight due to ROH Final Battle coverage and because beIN Sports is no longer available on DirecTV. If you’re in a similar spot, you can check out the show on Youtube for free on Saturday night.
-WWE is in Nashville, Tennessee at Bridgestone Arena tonight with the following advertised matches: Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose in a street fight for the Intercontinental Championship, Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin, Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre, Elias vs. Bobby Lashley, Bobby Roode and Chad Gable vs. AOP for the Raw Tag Titles. The arena website’s lineup is dated and the actual lineup will probably resemble the more current lineup listed below for Bakerfield.
-WWE is in Bakersfield, California at Rabobank Arena on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental Championship, Elias vs. Baron Corbin, Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler.
-WWE is in Oakland, California at Oracle Arena on Saturday with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. The Miz, Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev vs. Samoa Joe for the U.S. Championship, Sheamus and Cesaro vs. New Day for the Smackdown Tag Titles, Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton.
-Ring of Honor is holding its final event of 2018 when they tape television on Saturday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 2300 Arena.
-Evolve 117 will be held Saturday in Queens, New York at La Boom with the following advertised matches: Fabian Aichner vs. Roderick Strong vs. Austin Theory for the Evolve Championship, The Street Profits vs. JD Drake & Anthony Henry in an Evolve Tag Titles vs. WWN Championship match, Kassius Ohno vs. Darby Allin, AR Fox vs. Curt Stallion, Leon Ruff vs. Josh Briggs, and prelim matches BSHP KNG vs. Joe Gacy, and Harlem Bravado vs. Joe Bailey.
-Evolve 118 will be held on Sunday in Deer Park, New York at NYWC Sportatorium with the following advertised matches: Fabian Aichner vs. AR Fox for the Evolve Championship, The Street Profits defend vs. Harlem Bravado and Austin Theory for the Evolve Tag Titles, Roderick Strong vs. Darby Allin, Kassius Ohno vs. Anthony Henry, Priscilla Kelly vs. Shotzi Blackheart, Josh Briggs vs. Adrian Alanis, and prelim matches Joe Gacy vs. Joe Bailey, and Curt Stallion vs. Leon Ruff vs. BSHP KING vs. Colby Corino.
-Impact Wrestling’s next standalone event is the Homecoming pay-per-view on January 6 in Nashville, Tennessee at the Fairgrounds. Impact will be taping television in the same venue on January 7.
Birthdays and Notables
-Johnny Jeter is 37.
-The late Al Costello (Giacomo Costa) of the Fabulous Kangaroos was born on December 14, 1919. He died at age 80 on January 22, 2000.
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