NEWS ITEMS: Official update on Dean Ambrose surgery, new line-up for MSG next week without Ambrose, Low Ki vs. MVP and more MLW event news

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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast featuring a WrestleMania 36 Preview with ex-WWE Creative Team member and professional stand-up comedian Matt McCarthy.

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-WWE.com has published a story updating Dean Ambrose’s surgery. He had a high-grade triceps tendon injury, and he underwent successful surgery from Dr. Jeffrey Dugas. It lasted about 40 minutes. “He tore some of the distal triceps tendon where it attaches to the forearm bone, called the olecranon,” Dr. Dugas told WWE.com. “He basically tore about 50 percent of the triceps tendon away from the bone. So yesterday we repaired that back down to the bone where it tore off of. The surgery was very straightforward; we removed all of the extra bursal tissue — all of that extra swollen stuff around his elbow.” The report says it’s unknown how much time he will miss of in-ring action.

-WWE has updated the Dec. 26 event at Madison Square Garden next week, removing Dean Ambrose from the line-up. John Cena vs. Roman Reigns headlines with the Intercontinental Title on the line. Also, Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan vs. Sheamus & Cesaro for the Raw Tag Team Titles in a cage, Braun Strowman vs. Kane, Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe, Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt, Sasha Banks & Bayley & Mickie James vs. Absolution, plus Alexa Bliss, Asuka, Enzo Amore.

-MLW has announced additional matches for their Jan. 11 event in Orlando, Fla. at the Gilt Nightclub. The show is titled “MLW: Zero Hour” with tickets available at http://mlwzerohour.eventbrite.com. The line-up now features Jimmy Havoc vs. Shane “Swerve” Strickland in a Death Match, MVP vs. Low Ki, Matt Riddle & Jeff Cobb vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor & Seth Petruzelli, and Penta el Zero M vs. Rey Fenix.

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