By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-WWE is taping Monday’s New Year’s Eve edition of Raw in Detroit, Michigan at Little Caesars Arena tonight. If you can help us out with a report or basic results, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-WWE is taping the New Year’s Day edition of Smackdown on Saturday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at PPG Paints Arena. We are also looking for reports or basic results from the taping. If you can help, reach out at email@example.com.
-We are also looking for reports from the WWE events listed below and all upcoming live events. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
-WWE is in Baltimore, Maryland at Royal Farms Arena tonight with the following advertised matches: Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles in a cage match for the WWE Championship, John Cena appears on Miz TV, Asuka vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship, Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton, Rusev vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe for the U.S. Championship.
-WWE is in Chicago, Illinois at United Center on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins in a cage match for the Intercontinental Championship, Finn Balor vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Drew McIntyre, Elias vs. Bobby Lashley.
-WWE is in Buffalo, New York at Keybank Center on Sunday with the following advertised matches: Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins in a cage match for the Intercontinental Championship, Finn Balor vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Drew McIntyre, Natalya, Sasha Banks, and Ember Moon vs. Ruby Riott, Nia Jax, Sarah Logan, and Alicia Fox, Bobby Roode and Chad Gable vs. AOP for the Raw Tag Titles.
-WWE is in Tampa, Florida at Amalie Arena on Sunday with the following advertised matches: Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles in a cage match for the WWE Championship, John Cena vs. The Miz, Asuka vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship, Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton, Rusev vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe for the U.S. Championship, Sheamus and Cesaro vs. New Day for the Smackdown Tag Titles, Randy Orton vs. Jeff Hardy.
-The first NXT event of 2019 will be a television taping on January 3 in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University.
-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.
-Ring of Honor will kick off its new year on January 12 with a television taping in Atlanta, Georgia at Center Stage. The will follow up with the Honor Reigns Supreme event the next night in Concord, North Carolina.
-Evolve will kick off its new year with Evolve 119 on January 18 in Brooklyn, New York at Saint Finbar Catholic Church Gym, and Evolve 120 on January 19 in Queens, New York at La Boom.
-MLW’s first event of 2019 will be on February 2 with MLW SuperShow in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 2300 Arena.
Birthdays and Notables
-Tatsumi Fujinami is 65.
-Rachael Evers (Rachel Ellering) is 26.
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