WWE Starrcade special, WWE Friday Night Smackdown, WWE weekend (reports needed), next AEW, MLW, ROH, NWA, and Impact Wrestling dates, Jerry Lawler, Dutch Mantell, JBL, Rosemary, Dana Brooke, Hayabusa, Buddy Roberts, Minoru Tanaka

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

-The WWE Starrcade special will be broadcast Sunday night on WWE Network at 6CT/7ET. The one-hour special includes a Kevin Owens Show with Ric Flair, “The Kabuki Warriors” Asuka and Kairi Sane vs. Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross in a four-way for the WWE Women’s Tag Titles, and Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley in a Last Man Standing match (the rest of the non-televised lineup is listed below).

-WWE Friday Night Smackdown is in Birmingham, Alabama at Legacy Arena. WWE is advertising a new face in Bray Wyatt’s Firefly Funhouse. Join me for live coverage as the show airs on Fox tonight at 7CT/8ET. Dot Net Members will hear my same night audio review after tonight’s show.

-WWE 205 Live will stream on WWE Network tonight at 9CT/10ET. No, for real this time (we think). Anish V’s weekly written and audio reviews will be available on Saturday morning unless they pull the plug on this week’s show as they did last week.

-We are looking for reports from upcoming events listed on this page. 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 dotnetjason@gmail.com

-WWE is in North Little Rock, Arkansas at Simmons Banks Arena tonight with a Raw brand event.

-WWE is in Mexico City, Mexico at Arena Mexico with a SuperShow on Saturday.

-WWE is in Duluth, Georgia at Infinite Energy Center on Sunday with the following advertised matches in addition to what will stream live on the Starrcade special: “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Braun Strowman in a cage match for the WWE Universal Championship, Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin, Seth Rollins vs. Erick Rowan, Shinsuke Nakamura vs. The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship, plus Randy Orton, The Street Profits, AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Ricochet, Aleister Black, Andrade, and Zelina Vega.

Future Events

-Monday’s WWE Raw will be in Nashville, Tennessee at Bridgestone Arena.

-Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite on TNT will be broadcast from Champaign, Illinois at State Farm Center.

-MLW’s next event is the Opera House Cup tournament that will be taped for MLW Fusion on December 6 in Queens, New York at Melrose Ballroom.

-The next Evolve events will be Evolve 141 on December 6 in Livonia, Michigan at Monaghan Knights Of Columbus Hall, and Evolve 142 on December 7 in Chicago, Illinois at Logan Square Auditorium.

-The next Impact Wrestling events are No Surrender on December 7 in Dayton, Ohio at The Brightside, and Motown Showdown on December 8 in Belleville, Michigan at Diamondback Saloon.

-The next ROH event will be the Final Battle pay-per-view on Friday, December 13 in Baltimore, Maryland at UMBC Event Center.

-The NWA’s next events are December 14-16 in Atlanta, Georgia at GPB Studios. The first night will be the “Into The Fire” pay-per-view and the other two nights will be tapings for future editions of the Powerrr series.

Birthdays and Notables

-Jerry Lawler is 70.

-Dutch Mantell (Wayne Keown) is 70. He also worked as Zeb Colter in WWE.

-JBL (John Layfield) is 53.

-Minoru Tanaka is 47.

-Rosemary (Holly Letkeman) is 36.

-Dana Brooke (Ashley Sebera) is 31.

-The late Hayabusa (Eiji Ezaki) was born on November 29, 1968. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 47 on March 3, 2016.

-The late Buddy Roberts (Dale Hey) died of pneumonia at age 65 on November 26, 2012. The Freebirds great also had a long battle with throat cancer.



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