Sunday Torch Today – TLC PPV tonight, Sheamus & Reigns’s interesting TLC connection, new Stone Cold Podcast w/HBK after the PPV, NXT in Regal’s hometown, former WWE stars in Chile, big show in Canada, UFC coverage, more

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


TORCH TODAY – Sunday, December 13, 2015

– Full Coverage of a big UFC weekend is at our sister site,

– WWE’s TLC PPV takes place tonight in Boston featuring Sheamus defending the WWE World Title against Roman Reigns in a TLC match. Both have interesting numerical connections to TLC. Sheamus won his first major title at TLC 2009 when he put John Cena through a table. Three years later, Reigns made his main roster in-ring debut at the 2012 TLC PPV as part of The Shield. Three years later, they meet in the TLC PPV main event.

– WWE NETWORK SCHEDULE: The TLC PPV pre-show is at 7:00 p.m. EST, the TLC PPV is at 8:00 p.m., and a new episode of the “Stone Cold Podcast” with guest Shawn Michaels is at 11:00 p.m. following the PPV.

– The NXT brand continues its U.K. Tour stopping in William Regal’s hometown of Blackpool, England. Top champions Finn Balor and Bayley are on the show along with Samoa Joe, Sami Zayn, Apollo Crews, and Baron Corbin. (Full Tour Line-up) (TORCH READER ALERT: We’re looking for a report sent to

Before the NXT show, Regal is scheduled to join Finn Balor and Bayley for an NXT panel/Q&A at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool. Full Details via the Liverpool Echo publication.

– On the independents, a big group of former WWE stars are in Santiago, Chile, including Matt Hardy, MVP, and Hurricane Helms. Plus, Alpha-1 tours Hamilton, Ont., Canada with TNA star Eric Young, T.J. Perkins, and more stars in action.

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