- The six participants for the upcoming Elimination Chamber for the WWE Championship were announcedon SmackDown Live last nigth. They will be John Cena defending against Bray Wyatt, Baron Corbin, The Miz, Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles.
- Two other title matches were also announced for the Elimination Chamber pay per view. Alexa Bliss will defend her Women’s Championship against Naomi and American Alpha will denfend their Tag Team Titles in a tag team turmoil match against The Usos, Rhyno & Heath Slater, Breezango, The Ascension and The Vaudevillians. Click here for read out SmackDown Live Notes from last night.
- On 205 Live, Tony Nese def. Lince Dorado and Cedric Alexander & Jack Gallagher def. Neville & Noam Dar after Neville abandon Dar. Akira Tozawa also made his 205 Live debut def. Aaron Solow
- On Talking Smack, Randy Orton revealed that he would like to face John Cena at WrestleMania 33 for the WWE Championship calling it “match everyone wants to see whether fans know it or not”.
- It was announced that Lucha Underground Seasons 1 and 2 are coming to Netflix. More info on this coming soon. In preperation for this, Kayfabe Today will be taking a look back at the first two seasons of LU in detail in the coming weeks.
- Trent seven’s Wolverhampton based promotion Fight Club Pro, good Friday show is said to be considering a move to the Wulfren Hall from its current location due to overwhelming popular demand as Pentagon Jnr, Mark Andrews and British Strong Style are set to appear amongst others.
TODAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY
- 7 Years Ago – Brock Lesnar made his UFC debut against losing to Frank Mir.
- 5 Years Ago – It was announced by Vince McMahon that WWE’s version of ECW was ending and would be replaced by a new show, NXT.
- January 31st – NJPW Road to New Beginning – Tag 3
- February 1st – NJPW Road to New Beginning – Tag 4
- February 2nd – NJPW Road to New Beginning – Tag 5
- February 12th – WWE Elimination Chamber from Phoenix, Arizona
- February 22nd – WWE Fastlane