**The latest edition of Review-A-Raw is up with Wai Ting and I chatting Episode # 999 and all of the announcements for next week’s huge show at http://fightnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/data.mp3 and also available on iTunes and Stitcher.
**The WWE has set up a ton of big events for next week’s ‘Raw’ in St. Louis for the 1000th episode with the following announced for the show as of right now:
*CM Punk Vs John Cena for the WWE Title
*Brock Lesnar returns to answer Triple H’s challenge
*DX Reunion with Shawn Michaels and Triple H (wouldn’t surprise me if they reach out to Billy Gunn and Sean Waltman for this as well and Road Dogg is there already)
*The return of The Rock
*Daniel Bryan and AJ’s wedding
*The announcement of the new General Managers for ‘Raw’ and ‘Smackdown’
*Christian defends the Intercontinental Title
**It was on this date in 1988 that Frank ‘Bruiser Brody’ Goodish was murdered in a Puerto Rican locker room in one of the darkest events in professional wrestling history. In 2008 Dan Lovranski and I worked on a big project compiling and tracking down dozens of people tied to Brody including his wife Barbara, close friend Larry Matysik, Dusty Rhodes, Terry Funk, Nick Bockwinkel, Hulk Hogan and others to discuss his life and legacy. We turned into a two-part series on The LAW and have uploaded it to the site where you can listen to the full 25-minute documentary on Brody at http://fightnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/1182.mp3.
**The LAW has launched a TOUT account at Tout.com/lawradio and right now have a 15-second review of WWE ‘Vengeance’ 2002 posted as a preview for tomorrow’s edition of Review a Wai.
**The ‘Smackdown’ television tapings are in San Diego, California tonight featuring Daniel Bryan and AJ on The Peep Show with Christian and Rey Mysterio is also advertised for the show tonight.
**The full interview I conducted with TNA X Division Champion Zema Ion is up on the site at http://fightnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/1180.mp3 for download and also available on iTunes by subscribing to ‘Live Audio Wrestling’.
**CM Punk is lobbying online for Jim Ross to call the Punk Vs John Cena match next Monday on ‘Raw’.
**Ring of Honor has announced that The Briscoe Brothers, The Young Bucks, The Guardians of Truth (Glen Ruth and Chaz Warrington) and BLK Out will all be part of the eight-team Tag Title tournament beginning on August 3rd at the television tapings in Baltimore.
**TNA President Dixie Carter stated on Twitter today that they have signed Austin Aries to a long term deal (Aries had actually announced this a while back so today was likely the formality of the signing).
**WWE.com has fond memories from the summer of 2001.
LAW MMA UPDATE
**Fight Network will be carrying the UFC 149 press conference live on Thursday at 2pm EST hosted by myself and I will be joined by John Ramdeen and Robin Black for pre and post analysis. We will also be carrying the weigh-ins on Friday at 6pm EST.
**Tatame is reporting that former M-1 Light Heavyweight Champion and TUF Season 8 finalist Vinny Magalhaes has been signed by the UFC following the expiration of his deal with M-1 that ended with bad feelings on both sides. Magalhaes put his M-1 title up for auction on eBay when he wasn’t being booked for fights and the two sides let the deal run out. Magalhaes had also been working with Chael Sonnen prior to his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 148.
**This Thursday on The MMA Report I will be joined by UFC 149 fighters Hector Lombard and Court McGee and will also be chatting with UFC Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright about both the UFC 149 card and UFC 152 in Toronto this September. Catch the show Thursday morning at TSN.ca/MMA and it will also air Friday night at Midnight EST on TSN 1050 Toronto.
DOWNLOAD THE JULY 17TH EDITION OF REVIEW-A-RAW
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review Episode # 999 of ‘Raw’)
DOWNLOAD THE LAW’S BRUISER BRODY MEMORIAL PIECE
(A 25-minute radio documentary hosted by Dan Lovranski featuring some of Brody’s closest friends and colleagues, originally aired in 2008)
DOWNLOAD THE JULY 15TH EDITION OF THE LAW
(Dan Lovranski and Jason Agnew recap ‘Money in the Bank’, welcome Zema Ion and Dave Meltzer and take your phone calls)
DOWNLOAD THE JULY 13TH EDITION OF REVIEW-AN-IMPACT
(John Pollock and Wai Ting chat with Nate Milton about Impact and take your feedback)
DOWNLOAD REVIEW A WAI – OCTOBER 21ST 2002 EDITION OF ‘RAW’
(John Pollock and Wai Ting are joined by Seth Mates and Chris Gough to chat the “Katie Vick” edition of Raw in 2002)
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