– John Morrison has a role in the upcoming family comedy Russell Madness, which is about a talking dog that becomes a pro wrestler. Morrison plays the dog’s adversary, Hammer Monroe. You can check out a trailer for the movie in the video above. The film is set to release in late February.

– John-Morrison.net has a Q&A with Morrison at this link, who discussed his movie career. During the Q&A, Morrison was asked if he plans to make more movies.

“I’m planning on doing movies for a long time to come,” Morrison said. “Wrestling and movies are the 2 things I find most fulfilling creatively.”

– Rockstar Pro Heavyweight champion Jake Crist will be defending his title against Chris Hero at “Holiday Homecoming” this Friday at the Rockstar Arena at 1106 E Third ST, Dayton, OH. Also on the card, CZW World Heavyweight champion BLK Jeez defends against Dave Crist. Also announced is a three-way hardcore match featuring Ganger vs. Mikael vs. “The Bulldozer” Matt Tremont. You can get more information or order the show on iPPV at RockstarProWrestling.com.

– The Crist Brothers will be in action again the following night, as they will face former WWE star Zach Gowen and Gregory Iron at Xcite Wrestling’s “Xcite Fight Night” this Saturday at the American Legion Post 80 in Binghamton, NY. You can get more information on their Facebook page by clicking here.

– Here is a list of this weekend’s independent wrestling events, courtesy of Nate Stein:

FRIDAY

* Mid South Championship Wrestling – Behind Sandbar Grill, West Keiser, Osceola, AR – facebook.com/pages/Mid-South-Championship-Wrestling-MCW/294385182212
* Hoodslam – Oakland Metro Opera House, 630 Third ST, Oakland, CA – 8:30 pm – facebook.com/Hoodslam
* Alternative Pro Wrestling – 305 Cherry ST, Royston, GA – 8:15 pm – facebook.com/apwalternative.prowrestling
* Rockstar Pro iPPV – Rockstar Arena, 1106 E 3rd ST, Dayton, OH – rockstarprowrestling.com
* AIWF First Class – Miami Valley Sports Center, 6972 S Dixie Hwy, Franklin, OH – 7 pm – facebook.com/1cwohio
* Real Tennessee Wrestling – Old Harvey’s Gym, 915 S Garden ST, Columbia, TN

SATURDAY

* Knokx Pro – 11108 Tuxford Blvd, Sun Valley, CA – 7 pm – knokxpro.com
* Lucha Xtreme – Civic Auditorium, Hanford, CA – 5 pm – LuchaXtreme.com
* MWF Lucha Mex – East LA Community Youth Center, 4401 Cesar Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA – 8 pm
* UIPW – American Legion Post #335m 9535 California Ave, South Gate, CA – 3 pm – facebook.com/UIPW.LA
* AIWF Culture Shock Wrestling – Mossy Head Community Center, 12526 Hwy 90E, Mossy Head, FL – 8 pm – facebook.com/CultureShockWrestling
* Flatline – Patriots Park Gymnasium, 5445 Columbia RD, Grovetown, GA – 8 pm – facebook.com/FlatlineProWrestling, FlatlineProWrestling.com
* Platinum Championship Wrestling – 2001 Main ST, Porterdale, GA – 6 pm – Facebook.com/platinumchampionshipwrestling
* Renegade Championship Wrestling – Big Red & Blue Building, 806 N 2nd Ave, Chatsworth, GA – 8 pm – Facebook.com/RCWWrestling
* Southern Fried Championship Wrestling – Nowel Rec Center, 201 W Spring ST, Monroe, GA – 6 pm
* POWW – American Legion Post 703, 703 Rt 12, Fox Lake, IL – 7 pm – powwentertainment.com
* AIWF Colliseum Championship Wrestling – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 Court ST, Evansville, IN – 7:30 pm
* Hoosier Pro Wrestling – Bartholomew County 4H Fairgrounds, Family Arts Building, 750 W 200 S, Columbus, IN – 6:45 pm – facebook.com/hoosierprowrestling
* Independent Pro Wrestling – National Guard Armory, Harlan, KY – 8 pm
* World Wrestling Alliance – Livermore City Hall, 105 W 3rd ST, Livermore, KY – 6 pm – facebook.com/WWAISNOW
* Minnesota Independent Wrestling – Chanhassan American Legion, 290 E Lake DR, Chanhassan, MN
* Dynamo Pro – Stratford Bar & Grill, 800 S Highway DR, Fenton, MO – 7 pm – dynamoprowrestling.com
* Independent Wrestling Federation – IWF Centre, 75 Franklin Ave, Nutley, NJ – 8 pm – campiwf.com
* Ultimate Wrestling – Lyons Community Center, 9 Manhattan ST, Lyons, NY – 7 pm – ultimatewrestling.us
* Xcite – American Legion Post 80, 76 Main ST, Binghamton, NY – facebook.com/pages/Xcite-Wrestling/201316953304733
* Dynamic Championship Wrestling – National Guard Armory, 623 E Ast ST, Piqua, OH – 7 pm – facebook.com/dcwfanpage
* Pro Wrestling Express – Old St. Stephens School Bldg, 2125 Beacon ST, McKeesport, PA – 7:30 pm – prowrestlingexpress.com
* Inter-Championship Wrestling – Centre ICW, 1550 Rue Joliette, Montreal, QC – 2:30 pm – facebook.com/LutteIcwWrestling
* All Pro Classic Wrestling – McColl PH Church Gym, McColl, SC – 6 pm – facebook.com/AllProClassicWrestling
* AIWF Total Wrestling Experience – 4825 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, TN – 8 pm – twechattanooga.com
* New Breed – New Breed Arena, 508 W Main ST, Humboldt, TN – newbreedpro.com
* NWA Mid-South – Herb Welch WrestlePlex, 1827 St. John Ave, Dyersburg, TN – 7:30 pm – facebook.com/nwamidsouth
* Pro Wrestling South – National Guard Armory, Bristol, TN – 8pm – facebook.com/pages/PRO-Wrestling-SOUTH/265894623611565
* Tennessee All-Pro Wrestling – Old Cheese Factory, 191 Instrustrial DR, McMinnville, TN – 8 pm – s
* International Pro Wrestling UK – Selsdon Community Centre, 132 Addington RD, South Croydon, UK – 7 pm – facebook.com/IPWuk
* Professional Championship Wrestling – Warrnambool Stadium, Warrnambool, UK – pcwentertainment.com
* Great Lakes Championship Wrestling – Circle B, 6261 Hwy 60, Cedarburg, WI – 7 pm – blizzardbrawl.com

SUNDAY

* UIPW Lucha Libre – American Legion Post #335, 9535 California Ave, South Gate, CA – 3 pm – facebook.com/UIPW.LA
* Deep Southern Championship Wrestling – Fun Wheels Skate Center, 2606 Calhoun RD NE, Rome, GA – 7 pm – dscw.org
* Underground Wrestling Alliance – Jammerz Rollerdome, 1515 Lynch LN, Clarksville, IN – facebook.com/wrestlinguwa
* Carolina Wrestling Showcase – East Side Community Center, Central Gym, 621 Franks ST, Asheboro, NC – 3 pm
Sat, Jan 4 – Starr Wrestling Alliance – 6972 S Dixie Hwy, Franklin, OH – 6:30 pm – facebook.com/pages/Starr-Wrestling-Alliance/338853802955865
* Insire Pro – Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N IH 35, #3100, Austin, TX – InspireProWrestling.com

Nate Stein contributed to this article.