Christmas Chatter!

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a lot of good NBA action!  Or, if you prefer, we can celebrate the 34th birthday of our favorite Bulgarian wrestler — that’s right, for once it IS Rusev Day!

WWE Network announced that on Monday, Dec. 30, Paige Here will be hosting a Matches of the Year special on the Network.  Most likely, this will debut following Raw.

Dynamite is off tonight, and NXT is in pre-tape mode.  So if this is a Wednesday Night War, consider this week the Christmas Truce.

AEW Dark from last night: Brandon Cutler vs Sammy Guevara, Best Friends vs Hybrid 2 vs LAX vs Private Party, and Joey Janela vs Shawn Spears.  Plus, one of the wrestlers does a Stone Cold tribute with White Claws.  I’ll let you guess which one.

The other big news is that New Japan have locked in their Ace of the Century!  Hiroshi Tanahashi has signed a new contract.

By now, you’ve all unwrapped your Wrestling Observer report.  Later today, we’ll have reviews of an ECW Hardcore TV show and a WCW Pro episode.  And on top of that, I’ll come back with a special column of my own, as is Christmas tradition here.  In the meantime, the WWE has a special message for you… which will make sense once the drugs wear off, I’m sure.

Let’s get to making merry!