|Monday, 12/16||Tuesday, 12/17||Wednesday, 12/18||Thursday, 12/19||Friday, 12/20||Saturday, 12/21||Sunday, 12/22|
|ROH Episode #430 (FITE 7PM EST)†||NWA Powerrr (YouTube 6:05 PM EST)†||Dragon Gate (Dragon Gate Live 2:15 AM EST)||Road to Tokyo Dome (NJPW World 4:30 AM EST)**||FREE: Road to Tokyo Dome (NJPW World 4:30 AM EST)||Dragon Gate (Dragon Gate Live 1:45 PM EST)||Monthly Six Nine Live Broadcast Special (NJPW World 6AM EST)**|
|WWE Raw (USA 8PM)||AEW Dark (YouTube 7PM EST)†**||Tokyo Joshi Pro (DDT Universe 4AM EST)||NXT UK (WWE Network 3PM EST)†||WWE SmackDown (Fox 8PM EST)||Road to Tokyo Dome (NJPW World 4:30 AM EST)|
|MLW Fusion #88 (YouTube)†ⱽᴼᴰ||IMPACT! (AXS 8PM EST)†||AEW Dynamite (TNT/FITE 8PM EST)||Uncharted Territory (IWTV 8PM EST)||CMLL (CMLL.com 9:30 PM EST)**|
|CMLL (CMLL.com 8:30 PM EST)||WWE NXT (USA 8PM)**||WWE 205 Live (WWE Network 10PM EST)|
|FREEDOMS Road to Blood X’mas 2019 (Nico Nico 11PM EST)†**|
** = Recommended
ⱽᴼᴰ= Available online at some point after the show
Hunktears’ recommended this week
Not a ton of wrestling this week, I guess there’s some kind of holiday coming up? So wrestling is expecting fans to spend the weekend with family? Weird. Anyways, here’s my picks for the week.
MONDAY: Did you already watch everything I recommended last week? Did you already watch AAA TripleMania Regia? Uh… did you see all the good DDT tournament matches? Is Parasite still playing near you somewhere? I hear that’s really good.
TUESDAY: AEW Dark features the much-anticipated-by-me matchup of Bea Priestley vs Kris Statlander, as well as Best Friends & Orange Cassidy vs PAC & the Hybrid2. Are they building to an Orange Cassidy/PAC feud? Probably not, but I can pray.
Pro Wrestling FREEDOMS is well on their way to their annual Blood X’mas holiday spectacular, and their show from December 5 will air on Nico Pro Tuesday night. Fluorescent bulbs! Yeah!
WEDNESDAY: In the last WWE NXT of 2019, Shayna Baszler defends the NXT Women’s Championship against Rhea Ripley, and Adam Cole defends the NXT Men’s Championship against Finn Bálor. Just real horny stuff.
THURSDAY: Hiromu Takahashi is back in the ring for the first time in almost 18 months on Thursday’s New Japan show, streaming live from Korakuen. He teams with BUSHI against his Wrestle Kingdom opponent Will Ospreay and Robbie Eagles. This show, as well as the shows Friday and Saturday nights, are sponsored by horse racing, which means we might see the return of Masked Horse.
FRIDAY: Bandido is set to return to CMLL on Friday to be in a trios match, which is interesting because he is also scheduled to challenge Jeff Cobb for the PWG Championship that night in Los Angeles, which is very far away from Mexico City. I guess all we can do is wait and see where he shows up!
SATURDAY: The only show on Saturday with a card released is the final New Japan show before Wrestle Kingdom in January. So, check that out. Fingers crossed for Masked Horse!
SUNDAY: While there is no wrestling scheduled for Sunday, Ryusuke Taguchi’s talk show, Monthly Six Nine, has a special live edition where he’ll talk about Jushin Thunder Liger. That’s pretty cool.