By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-We are looking for reports from the WWE live events listed below along with the rest of the holiday tour shows. 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 New York, New York at Madison Square Garden with the following advertised lineup: Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka in a cage match for the Raw Women’s Championship, Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade for the U.S. Championship, Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley in a no holds barred match.
-WWE is in Cincinnati, Ohio at Heritage Bank Arena (formerly U.S. Bank Arena) with the following advertised matches: Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz in a Triple Threat for the WWE Universal Championship, Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Braun Strowman for the Intercontinental Championship, Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley vs. Lacey Evans.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to the new Dot Net Weekly audio show today with Jake Barnett and I conducting the Smackdown roster evaluation. Join us on the ad-free version of the website by signing up for membership today via the Dot Net Members’ Signup Page.
-NXT UK streams today on WWE Network at 2CT/3ET. The show is in “best of” mode for the holidays. Haydn Gleed’s reviews will return once the first-run shows start airing again.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received an C grade majority vote with 34 percent from the voters in our weekly post show poll. B finished second with 20 percent of the vote. I gave show a C grade. The show dragged, but at least there wasn’t the usual sports entertainment holiday silliness.
Birthdays and Notables
-Dennis Knight is 51. He also wrestled as Mideon, Tex Slazenger, Phineas Godwinn.
-Gorgeous George (George Wagner) died of a heart attack at age 48 on December 26, 1963.
-The late Mark Starr (Mark Ashford-Smith) was born on December 26, 1962. He died of a heart attack at age 50 on June 7, 2013.