Friday Torch Today – Livecast Tonight, NXT U.K. Night 2, PWG’s huge weekend, big indies matches tonight, SHINE 31 iPPV with top women’s wrestlers, JCW Rassle Rap Night 2, Shinsuke Nakamura on AXS TV, Superstars, Tickets on-sale for GFW’s first 2016 tour, more

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


TORCH TODAY – Friday, December 11, 2015

– PWTORCH LIVECAST ALERT: Bruce Mitchell and Travis Bryant of the East Coast Cast take your calls and emails at 7:00 p.m. EST tonight at Plus, listen to Jim Ross’s interview with Wade Keller available on-demand from Thursday!

– WWE’s NXT brand rolls into Glasgow, Scotland on Friday night for the second show of the tour. The advertised talent roster includes NXT champion Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, NXT Women’s champion Bayley, Neville, Sami Zayn, Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin, and more. (Full Tour Preview) (NOTE: We’re looking for Results sent to

– On the independents, PWG kicks off a huge two-show weekend tour Friday night in Reseda, California. The line-ups are absolutely loaded headlined by PWG champion Roderick Strong and PWG tag champions the Young Bucks. Plus, House of Glory has John Morrison vs. Justin Gabriel, IWA Mid-South has Chris Hero vs. Timothy Thatcher, and Chaotic has ROH star Hanson. (Full Weekend Events Center)

Shine31iPPVPosterSHINE 31 takes place Friday night in Ybor City, Florida on Internet PPV through SHINE champion Santana Garrett is scheduled to defend the Women’s Title against the winner of a four-way #1 contender match. Plus, the Shine Tag Title Tournament begins. The talent roster includes So Cal Val, April Hunter, Mia Yim, Amber Gallows, and more.

– JCW’s “Rassle Rap” charity wrestling festival continues Friday night in Sauget, Illinois. (Full Info & Dates)

– New Japan Pro Wrestling’s weekly show on AXS TV features Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Yuji Nagata for the IWGP Intercontinental Title. The episode airs at 9:00 p.m. EST.

– WWE NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS: This week’s Superstars episode is early-released at 3:00 p.m. EST before the regular time of 8:00 p.m. EST.

– Tickets for Global Force Wrestling’s first tour of 2016 go on-sale Friday. Dates are January 22 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center and Jan. 23 in Rahway, N.J., co-promoted with Pro Wrestling Syndicate.

A 30-second spot for the Poughkeepsie show advertising Jeff & Karen Jarrett, Bobby Roode, Brian Myers, Colt Cabana, and Sonjay Dutt is below.

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