Friday Night Get Down: January 29, 2021

Tonight, we have something very important.

In about an hour, GCW will be starting a wrestling marathon on their FITE channel (see here).  From 8PM tonight to 8PM tomorrow, they will be raising funds for those independent workers who, due to COVID, haven’t had any shows to make money from and whose day jobs are either (1) not enough to cover the bills or (2) also thrown into disarray by the pandemic.  Check it out throughout tomorrow if you get the chance, and if you wish to help, donate via their indiegogo page here!

Tonight on SmackDown, it’s the last stop on the road to the Royal Rumble.  Michael Cole will sit down with both Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns, perhaps at the same time, as the two look forward to their Last Man Standing match and helping out their respective families.  Meanwhile, Bianca Belair and Bayley finally go one-on-one!  In addition, expect at least one segment where everyone runs in and gets thrown over the top rope, because those are always kinda fun.

Tomorrow, Scott will look back at the first ever Royal Rumble show on USA Network, while Mike braves the waters of bad shows with Judgement Day 2003!

Around this time I’d put up an AEW Dark match of the week, but AEW hasn’t gotten around to parsing them into individual matches yet for some reason.  Never fear, here’s something from their buildup to Dynamite on Wednesday that was really cool: a look at the Jericho/MJF vs Pillman/Garrison match.  This match had “foregone conclusion” written all over it and they still built a video package for it!  (AEW Dark recap readers know I’m a huge Varsity Blonds fan and have been from their first teaming, so this is cool.)

All right, everyone, we’ve been over the rules.  I expect a good, clean thread.  Obey the moderator’s instructions at all times.  Now, touch gloves, go to your keyboards, and come out posting!