Various: AEW “A Christmas Story” Reenactments on TNT, Tokyo Sports 2020 Awards, Indies

AEW “A Christmas Story” Reenactments Scenes to Air on TNT & TBS

AEW announced that clips of AEW talent reenacting scenes from classic film A Christmas Story will be airing on Christmas Eve during the annual 24-hour marathon of the film on TNT and TBS.

These reenactment scenes will also air on and TNT’s official YouTube account.

It was also said that these scenes will help raise awareness for AEW’s nonprofit partner charity KultureCity.

Official press release:

TNT’s AEW Wrestlers Reenact Iconic Scenes from“A Christmas Story” in Celebration of TNT and TBS 24-Hour Marathon on December 24-25

Scenes Will Run As Interstitials On-Air and Online to Raise Awareness for AEW’s Nonprofit Partner KultureCity

“AEW Dynamite” to Also Air Special “Holiday Bash” Episode on December 23 on TNT Following NBA Game

LOS ANGELES – December 16, 2020 – TNT is bringing “A Christmas Story” into the ring as AEW’s wrestlers reenact iconic scenes from the beloved film. Beginning December 24, the scenes will air as interstitials during TNT and TBS’ 24-hour “A Christmas Story” marathon, as well as online at and TNT’s YouTube page. Fans voted online to help re-create the cast, including:

• MJF as Ralphie
• Cody and Brandi Rhodes as Mr. and Mrs. Parker
• Chris Jericho as Santa Claus
• Eddie Kingston as Schwartz
• Scorpio Sky as Randy
• Ortiz as Flick
• Dr. Britt Baker as Miss Shields
• Ricky Starks as Farkus
• Allie as Dill
• Frankie Kazarian as the Elf
• Luchasaurus as the Freight Man
• Narration and stage direction read by AEW announcers Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone

Scenes include Ralphie’s cringe-worthy Santa Claus visit, the pink bunny suit bit and the unforgettable “Triple Dog Dare You” and leg lamp moments. Online and on social media, this exclusive activation will help raise awareness for AEW’s nonprofit partner KultureCity, the nation’s leading nonprofit on sensory accessibility for those with autism, PTSD, anxiety and other sensory ailments. Starting Wednesday, December 23, fans can logon to to donate to KultureCity.

Additionally, “AEW Dynamite” will air a special “Holiday Bash” episode on December 23 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT following the NBA game on TNT.

Tokyo Sports Announces Winners of Their 2020 Wrestling Awards

Japanese sports newspaper Tokyo Sports recently announced (English translation via the full list of winners for this year’s Tokyo Sports wrestling awards.

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Tetsuya Naito was announced to have taken their top award as their MVP of 2020.

NJPW won the most awards at three, followed by Pro Wrestling NOAH with two awards, and DDT Pro-Wrestling and Stardom with one award each.

Full list of Tokyo Sports 2020 Awards:

  • MVP: Tetsuya Naito (NJPW)
  • Best Bout: Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito – NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 Night 2
  • Best Tag Team: Takashi Sugiura & Kazushi Sakuraba (Pro Wrestling Noah)
  • Outstanding Performance: Go Shiozaki (Pro Wrestling NOAH)
  • Fighting Spirit: Hiromu Takahashi (NJPW)
  • Technique: Tetsuya Endo (DDT Pro-Wrestling)
  • Rookie: No award given.
  • Women: Giulia (Stardom)

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Lucha Libre AAA reportedly recently pulled down the original broadcast of their Triplemania XXVIII event on YouTube and Facebook and uploaded a new edited version due to music rights issues, according to Lucha Blog. It was reported that this new version does not feature complete matches from this past Saturday’s event.

L.A. Park reportedly suffered a knee injury during his match at this past Saturday’s AAA Triplemania XXVIII event, according to It was reported that L.A. Park currently does not believe the injury to be serious but he was unable to dance at his daughter’s birthday party.

A mini-documentary based on Kurt Angle was produced and released by wrestling and entertainment website on their YouTube channel. This documentary is over 6 minutes in length and focuses on Angle’s career from his departure from WWE in Summer of 2006 to his official debut in TNA in September 2006.

Stardom announced a new match for the card of their 10th Anniversary Show on March 3, 2021 at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan:

  • All Star Rumble