- War Machine (Hanson and Raymond Rowe) finished up their commitments with NJPW at the New Year Dash show and are is expected to join WWE in the next several months. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has also confirmed their status and that of Richochet in the following tweet.
Consider it done https://t.co/aOUIRHleNn— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) January 5, 2018
- New Japan Pro Wrestling sold 34,995 tickets for Wrestle Kingdom 12, according to Dave Meltzer. That is almost a sell-out for the Tokyo Dome and is the biggest crowd for a pro wrestling event in Japan in fifteen years.
- WWE has released a free match from 2017’s NXT Takeover: Chicago, with Pete Dunne vs. Tyler Bate for the WWE United Kingdom Championship.