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The Latest Headlines / Friday, January 4, 2008 / 11:59 PM ET
- Tom Sorenson interviews Ric Flair on his impending retirement in today's editions of The Charlotte Observer. The article notes that Flair's next match is on Jan 14 in Mobile, Ala against an unnamed opponent. Flair is scheduled for Feb 15 in Fresno against Mr Kennedy.
- Hulk Hogan's American Gladiators will debut this Sun night on NBC, then will air in its regular timeslot on Mon night.
- WWE Raw posted a 2.6 rating for the Dec 31 show on the USA Network .... WWE ECW Live !! posted a 1.2 for the Sci-Fi Channel on New Year's Day ..... TNA iMPACT!! posted a 1.1 for Spike TV last night.
- New Japan Pro Wrestling / Tokyo Dome / Friday January 4 .... Christian Cage/ AJ Styles/Petey Williams d Milano Collection AT/ Minoru/ Prince Devitt ... Wataru Inoue d Christopher Daniels to retain the IWGP Jr Title ... Manabu Nakanishi d Abyss ... Masato Tanaka/ Tatsuhito Takaiwa/ Yutaka Yoshie/ Katsushi Takemura d Tiger Mask/ Ryusuke Taguchi/ Koji Kanemoto/ Takashi Iizuka ... Team 3-D d Togi Makabe/ Toru Yano ... Tatsumi Fujinami/ Riki Chosu/ Masahiro Chono/ Jushin Liger/ AKIRA d Gedo/ Jado/ Taru/ Shuji Knodo/ Brother Yasshi ... Great Muta d Hirooki Goto ... Giant Bernard/ Travis Tomko d The Steiner Brothers to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles ... Kurt Angle d Yuji Nagata to retain the IWGP Title (Lesnar version) ... Shinsuke Nakamura d Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the New Japan version of the IWGP Title.
- Maryse Oulette, formerly of WWE Smackdown, appears as Miss January in Playboy's Hottest Models of 2008 calendar.
- Dory Funk's Sayonara Tour in Japan will begin on Feb 17 in Korakuen Hall in Tokyo and will end on Mar 1 in Tokyo's Sumo Hall.
- Chris Benoit's father, Michael, has announced that a settlement has been reached between his family and the family of Nancy Benoit, the Toffoloni's. The agreement, which was reached in principal and wil be signed, splits the couple's estate and belongings equally.
- Nigel McGuinness will face Bryan Danielson for Ring of Honor on Feb 23 in the Manhattan Center in New York City.
- Steve Austin will appear @ the Extreme Monster Truck Nationals in Las Vegas on Jan 11.
- The Learning Channel will feature a reality show based on the Texas PCW promotion as a prime-time mini-series, beginning on Jan 22.
- GOUGE Wrestling in Allensville, N.C. on Jan 12, and in Raleigh on Jan. 25.
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