Friday 1/29 Torch Today – Big Schedule of Events, new wrestling movie “Nine Legends” out for $5, Wale2 announced, Flair part of Nat’l Signing Day, Angle’s Duck Dynasty airdate, update on Ross’s autobiography, WWE joins Binge On, Punk’s UFC rating, Sharp Shooter Funding

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

Ric Flair documentary announced for Peacock


TORCH TODAY – Friday, January 29, 2016

– The Schedule: TNA kicks off their annual U.K. tour with Kurt Angle’s Farewell Tour. … NXT is on the road in Pittsburgh and at a home in Florida … WWE’s main roster does not have a show tonight after canceling in Georgia … Tanahashi is on New Japan/AXS TV tonight … SHINE 32 is on Internet PPV at 9:00 p.m. EST … Bruce Mitchell and Travis Bryant wrap up the week in wrestling on the PWTorch Livecast at 7:00 p.m. EST at (Full Events Center – Packed Line-ups) (Friday’s TV Listings)

– A new wrestling movie titled “Nine Legends” has been released for digital download at $5. The movie includes interviews with Bill Goldberg, Bret Hart, Mike Tyson, Chris Jericho, Dynamite Kid, Amy Dumas, Rob Van Dam, Ted DiBiase, and Randy Couture. The movie is set in 2050 where a young wrestling fan encounters the interviews with the wrestling legends.

From the description: “Nine Legends profiles one of the greatest ensembles of wrestling talent ever put together. Through their own words, relive the defining moments of the heroes you grew up with.” (Movie Info & Ordering at

– The MLW podcast announced that rapper Wale will present the second annual “WaleMania” event on Thursday, March 31 during WrestleMania Weekend in Dallas. The event will take place at Winston’s Supperclub in Dallas. Guests will be announced over time. Tickets go on-sale this Monday (February 1). (Event Details at

– Former WWE announcer Jim Ross updated the progress of his autobiography.

– TNA star Kurt Angle said his episode of “Duck Dynasty” will air February 10 on A&E.

WWE is one of the companies to join T-Mobile’s new “Binge On” video streaming service. Binge On allows customers to stream video content from content providers, which now includes WWE Network, without counting against data-usage plans. (Details at Multichannel News)

– There might be a few decades between Ric Flair and high school football players looking to join the college ranks. But, Flair will be an integral part of the Michigan Wolverines’s National Signing Day next Wednesday. Flair will be a personal guest of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. The announcement drew local news attention in Michigan and national coverage from Fox Sports.

Fox Sports also covered the UFC video game creators announcing that C.M. Punk will likely have the lowest ranking in the new video game due out in March since he has not had a professional fight yet.

“I’m pretty sure C.M. Punk, when the game locks in, is going to have the lowest overall rating in the game,” said UFC2 creative director Brian Hayes this week. “But when he does have his first fight, if he just lights it up and looks like a prodigy, we’ll have to go into the servers [and bump him up].”

Bret Hart is continuing to push forward with his new business venture, “Sharp Shooter Funding.” The organization announced Thursday that Bret’s son, Dallas Hart, has been named Vice President of Sales. (Press Release Info)

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