Calendar of events

  1. Friday, Nov. 16: Freelance Wrestling: Hired Gun, Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago, 8 p.m.

  2. Friday Nov. 16-Sunday, Nov, 18: Days of the Dead, Chicago Schaumburg Marriott, Schaumburg, Ill. (Trish Stratus, Lita, Mean Gene Okerlund and Tiny “Zeus” Lister appearances)

  3. Friday Nov. 16-Sunday, Nov, 18: Chicago Sports Spectacular, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Ill. (Ricky Steamboat and Jesse Ventura appearances on Saturday, Mike Tyson on Sunday)

  4. Saturday, Nov. 17: NXT TakeOver WarGames, Los Angeles, 6 p.m. (WWE Network)

  5. Saturday, Nov. 17: POWW Entertainment: Wrestle Rage 16, Addison Park District, Addison, Ill., 6:30 p.m.

  6. Saturday, Nov. 17: Chicago Style Wrestling, Guerin Prep, River Grove, Ill., 7 p.m.

  7. Saturday, Nov. 17: Illiana Pro Wrestling, 1447 E. 142nd Street, Dolton, Ill., 7 p.m.

  8. Sunday, Nov. 18: The Godfather’s Chicago WWE Survivor Series Viewing Party, Duffy’s Tavern & Grille, Chicago, 4 p.m.

  9. Sunday, Nov. 18: WWE Survivor Series, Los Angeles, 6 p.m. (WWE Network)

  10. Wednesday, Nov. 21: Freelance Underground: Black Eye Wednesday, Church Street Brewing Company, Itasca, Ill., 8:30 p.m. (21+ only)

  11. Saturday, Nov. 24: AAW Pro: Unstoppable, Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

  12. Saturday, Dec. 1: House of Hardcore 51: Blizzard Brawl, Waukesha, Wis., 7 p.m.

  13. Saturday, Dec. 8: Berwyn Championship Wrestling: Gimmicks Needed (1-year anniversary show), Berwyn Eagles Club, Berwyn, Ill., 7 p.m.

  14. Saturday, Dec. 8: AAW Pro: Last Call, Knights of Columbus, LaSalle, Ill., 7 p.m.

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