By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-Impact Wrestling airs tonight on AXS TV at 7CT/8ET with Impact World Champion Sami Callihan vs. Ken Shamrock in a non-title match. John Moore’s review of this show will be available on Wednesday morning along with my members’ exclusive audio review and Hit List.
-The AEW Dark online show is headlined by Kenny Omega vs. Kip Sabian. The show will premiere tonight on the AEW YouTube page at 6CT/7ET.
-The WWE Backstage studio talkshow airs on FS1 at 10CT/11ET. WWE is advertising the return of CM Punk for the show.
-There is not a new edition of NWA Powerrr tonight. The Into The Fire pay-per-view will be held on Saturday, and there will be television tapings on Saturday and Sunday. The next edition of Powerrr will stream a week from today.
-Friday Night Smackdown on Fox scored an F grade getting 26 percent of the vote. D finished second with 23 percent of the vote, and B and C finished tied for third with 21 percent of the vote. I gave the embarrassing show a D- grade.
-The NXT on USA Network show earned an A grade from 46 percent of the voters in our post show poll. B finished second with 22 percent. I gave the show another A- grade.
-The majority of Dot Net voters gave AEW Dynamite an A grade in our post show poll with 33 percent of the vote. C finished second with 26 percent of the vote. I gave the show a B grade.
-The latest Ring of Honor television show featured tensions running high between Bully Ray and Mark Haskins and the final push for ROH Final Battle. My written review will be available today along with my members’ exclusive audio review.
-The ninth season of WWE Total Divas concludes tonight at 9CT/10ET on E! Network. The is labeled “The Next Wave” and the preview touts Sonya Deville bailing on everything Natalya had planned for their girls’ trip, surf lessons go wrong and send Natalya, Liv Morgan, and Sonya’s girlfriend to the emergency room.
Birthdays and Notables
-Mr. Aguila (Jose Delgado Saldana) is 41 today. He worked as Essa Rios in WWE.
-Matt Bentley is 40 today.
-JTG (Jayson Anthony Paul) is 35 today.
-The late Steve Bradley was born on December 10, 1975. He died of undisclosed causes at age 32 on December 4, 2008.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Ricky Starks on his NWA run, doing enhancement work for WWE, leaving NOLA due to Hurricane Katrina, the January 24 NWA Hard Times PPV on FITE.TV, his relationship with Nick Aldis, and much more...