By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-Impact Wrestling airs on Pursuit Channel and Twitch TV tonight at 9CT/10ET. The show includes LAX vs. Pentagon Jr. and Fenix for the Impact Wrestling Tag Titles. John Moore’s review will be available on Saturday morning.
-We are also looking for reports from the WWE and ROH events listed below along with all upcoming live events, including the NXT shows we listed on Thursday. 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 Ottawa, Ontario at Canadian Tire Centre tonight with the following advertised matches: Bobby Lashley vs. Finn Balor for the Intercontinental Championship, and Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin.
-ROH is in Lakeland, Florida at RP Funding Arena with a television taping on Saturday with the following notable matches: Jeff Cobb vs. Silas Young for the ROH TV Title, The Kingdom vs. Marty Scurll, PCO, and Brody King for the ROH Six-Man Tag Titles, Rush vs. Tracy Williams, and Willie Mack vs. Rhett Titus for the NWA National Title.
-WWE is in Dekalb, Illinois at NIU Convocation Center on Saturday with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles vs. The Miz, Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
-WWE is in Saginaw, Michigan at Dow Event Center on Sunday with the Raw crew. The advertised match listing on the arena website and Facebook page is dated.
-WWE is in Fort Wayne, Indiana at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Sunday with the following advertised matches: AJ Styles on Miz TV, Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
-ROH is in Coral Gables, Florida at Watsco Center on Sunday with the following matches: Jeff Cobb vs. Rocky Romero for the ROH TV Title, The Kingdom vs. Jay Lethal, Jonathan Gresham, and Rush, Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Colt Cabana, PCO vs. Mark Briscoe, Kelly Klein vs. Mayu Iwatani for the WOH Championship, Brody King vs. Jay Briscoe, Willie Mack vs. Kenny King vs. Silas Young vs. Marty Scurll in a four corner survival match, Dalton Castle and The Boys vs. Cheeseburger, Eli Isom, and Ryan Nova, Juice Robinson, Bandido, David Finlay, and Tracy Williams vs. Coast 2 Coast, Beer City Bruiser, and Brian Milonas.
-The next Impact Wresting television tapings will be February 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada at Sam’s Town Casino.
-Evolve 121 will be held on February 15 in Atlanta, Georgia at Kroc Center, and Evolve 122 will be held the next day in Concord, North Carolina at Cabarrus Arena. Adam Cole will be wrestling on both shows.
-The next MLW event is Intimidation Games on March 2 in Chicago, Illinois at Cicero Stadium.
Birthdays and Notables
-Big Show (Paul Wight) is 47.
-Corey Hollis is 29.
-The late Fred Blassie was born on February 8, 1918. He died due to heart and kidney failure at age 85 on June 2, 2003.
-The late Sherri Martel (Sherri Russell) was born on February 8, 1958. She died of a drug overdose at age 49 on June 15, 2007.
-The late Jim Neidhart was born on February 8, 1955. Neidhart died on August 13, 2018 from a head injury and a seizure stemming from a fall.
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