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Associated Press for WWE  John Cena celebrates his win during Wrestlemania XXX in 2014.
Associated Press for WWE John Cena celebrates his win during Wrestlemania XXX in 2014.
Published Dec. 26, 2018


Nothing gets us in the holiday spirit like a smackdown. In this case, it's World Wrestling Entertainment's Live Holiday Tour, which features enough marquee names to get your sleigh bells ringing. Can former champ AJ Styles and his "Phenomenal Forearm" deck the halls with "the new" Daniel Bryan — the Grinch who made off with AJ's title belt? Or how about the return of King of All Media John Cena (Bumblebee) to the WWE? Plus, there's Samoa Joe, the Miz, Smackdown Women's champ Carmella and many more. $25-$115. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-2500.


How's this for a 180? This Girls Meetup and Skate is for female skateboarders only. Ladies can chill, link up and learn from each other at this free event that includes pizza and giveaways. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. (813) 621-6793.


Two teams from fan-favorite conferences — the Big Ten and the Southeastern Conference — square off in the 31st annual Outback Bowl. This year, it's frequent Outback flier the Iowa Hawkeyes (8-4) and No. 18 Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-4). Iowa will be making its sixth trip to the game since 2003. Its last? A 30-3 loss to Florida to end the 2016 season. (The Gators graduated to a New Year's Six bowl this season under first-year coach Dan Mullen, the former coach of the Bulldogs.) Noon Tuesday. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $80 and up. (813) 350-6500. TV: ESPN2.


Tampa Bay Lightning In case you haven't noticed, the Bolts have been hot enough to melt ice. They return home to play the Philadelphia Flyers today (7:30 p.m.) and the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday (7 p.m.). Ticket prices vary by game. Amalie Arena. TV: Fox Sun; radio: 970-AM.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Then there's the Bucs, who in yet another losing season battle fellow 5-9 foe the Atlanta Falcons to see who will be the NFC South bottom feeder. Tickets vary by game. 1 p.m. Sunday. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 350-6500. TV: Fox; radio: 97.9-FM.


  1. Six Ten Brewing's 12 Oaks. [Justin Grant]
  2. Jan. 30• Bars & Breweries
    Painkiller from Dunedin’s Antibrewery. [Justin Grant]
  3. Florida man Jason, played by Manny Jacinto on NBC's "The Good Place," loves a good Molotov cocktail to solve his problems. [NBC Universal]
  4. Jan. 16• Bars & Breweries
    The Dark is BarrieHaus’ Munich dunkel lager. [Photo courtesy of Geneva Johnson]
  5. Roberto Gomez, of Puerto Rico, dressed as Darth Vader, attends the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on Dec. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. [CHRIS PIZZELLO  |  Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]
  6. Hop Skull #6 Double IPA, Coppertail Brewing Company [Justin Grant  |  tbt*]
  7. A camera crew films a manatee rescue at ZooTampa at Lowry Park as part of National Geographic show "Secrets of the Zoo." [ZooTampa at Lowry Park]
  8. Dec. 19, 2019• Arts & Entertainment
    A pint of Malt 45 Lager. [Photo courtesy of Geneva Johnson]
  9. Dec. 12, 2019• Arts & Entertainment
    Year 3 Barrel-Aged Barleywine, Mastry’s Brewing Co. [Justin Grant  |  tbt*]
  10. Dec. 11, 2019• Arts & Entertainment
    70 Degrees Florida Winter Weizen, 3 Daughters Brewing [Photo courtesy of Geneva Johnson]
  11. Dec. 11, 2019• Arts & Entertainment
    AJ’s on the River in Gibsonton. [Justin Grant]
  12. Nov. 21, 2019• Arts & Entertainment
    The Barrel-Aged Ramble Tamble spends time resting in bourbon barrels from St. Petersburg’s Horse Soldier Bourbon. [Photo courtesy of Geneva Johnson]