Saturday & Sunday Torch Today – WWE’s first shows of 2016 Sunday in Texas, UFC 195, Austin’s show premiering Sunday, Angle’s role on “Duck Dynasty,” big overview of 2015 Japan wrestling, In Your Face, ROH & Lucha Shop sales, more

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


TORCH TODAY – Saturday & Sunday, January 2/3, 2016

– Happy New Year! The big festivities kick off Monday with New Japan’s Tokyo Dome Show and the first WWE Raw of 2016 featuring a WWE World Title match.

– WWE’s first live shows of 2016 are Sunday evening in Texas prior to Raw in San Antonio. WWE World Hvt. champion Roman Reigns and U.S. champion Alberto Del Rio headline one tour in Hidalgo, Texas.

IC champion Dean Ambrose headlines the other tour in Corpus Christ, facing Kevin Owens. (Full Events Center) (REPORTS WANTED: We’re looking for results sent to

– Full Coverage of Saturday night’s UFC 195 PPV can be read at our sister site,, including a main event fight called an “instant classic.”

– A&E has released a season preview of “Duck Dynasty,” which will include Kurt Angle helping Jep Robertson as a wrestler. The new season premieres January 13 on A&E. Angle said on Twitter that his episode will be the season premiere.

– On CMT, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s new season of “Broken Skull Challenge” premiers Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. EST. Austin tweeted about the show on Saturday…

Puroresu Spirit published a detailed overview of 2015 in Japanese Pro Wrestling, starting with the big Wrestle Kingdom 9 Tokyo Dome Show last January 4.

– In Your Face Wrestling announced Bob Holly, Scott Norton, and Cody Deaner for their annual “Memories, Moments, and Mayhem” convention and event on Saturday, March 12 in Albany, New York. [ More Info at ]

– Ring of Honor is running a big New Year’s sale that ends on Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. EST. Included is 50 percent off ROH Live Event DVDs.

ReyPsychosisECW– Masked Republic’s is having a one-day sale to begin 2016 with all merchandise 16 percent off. This includes new items just released. Included is a t-shirt commemorating Rey Mysterio, Jr. vs. Psychosis from 20 years ago in ECW! Every item at is either purchased directly from or made via official license with the luchadores and/or artists. (More Info on LuchaLoot)

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