LAW Aug 11 Update - Randy Orton in Motorcycle Accident
John Pollock / August 11, 2008 - 5:26pm
**Last night was the TNA "Hard Justice" Pay Per View event and overall it was a fine show in the ring but as everyone expected going into the show there was too much "hardcore" style matches and I think it hindered the event especially the main event, which for the second month in a row got the shaft time wise after matches on the undercard went long (in this case Angle and Styles went way long, going 25-minutes). The tease at the end is for Jeff Jarrett to finally return to TV after being off since May of 2007, likely culminating with a match at "Bound for Glory" in October. The plan is to turn Sting heel, which could be a huge mistake at this point in his career (it reminds me a lot of when they turned The Undertaker heel in late 2001 and it's going to be very difficult to turn him). The Angle Vs Styles match was an outstanding match with a dangerous looking finish with the DDT off the top rope, however Styles completely protected Angle when they showed the spot from a different angle. The only major complaint I had was the Black Machismo Vs Sonjay Dutt match, which was killed by the stipulation and was a prime example of a gimmick match killing what could have been a great match.
**Last night's edition of The LAW is available right now for download by clicking here. The show featured a review of both TNA "Hard Justice" and UFC 87 "Seek and Destroy" along with Dave Meltzer and "Big" John McCarthy, your phone calls and the return of Live Audio Xtra.
**WWE.com is reporting that Randy Orton was involved in a motorcycle accident over the weekend and re-injured his collarbone that he broke back in June at the "One Night Stand" Pay Per View and will be out of action for another 3-months. Orton was all healed up and was set to return to TV imminently.
**The WWE is also reporting that Mr. Kennedy will undergo two weeks of physical therapy on his shoulder to determine if he will need surgery. He was injured on "Smackdown" two weeks ago during a match with Shelton Benjamin.
**Tonight "Raw" is in Richmond, Virginia as they head into the Pay Per View this Sunday. Tonight's show is headlined by John Cena and Batista defending the Tag Titles against Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase.
**The LAW is down at O'Grady's Tap and Grill in downtown Toronto tonight at 171 College Street at McCaul for "Raw" on the big screen with trivia and prizes, we will be giving away a copy of the new Hardy Boyz DVD tonight.
**TNA has a travel day today and then have the "Impact" tapings on Tuesday and Wednesday night in Orlando.
**Petey Williams was married in Las Vegas on Friday so congratulations to him.
**Hulk Hogan turns 55 years old today.
**Stephanie Bellars, who worked in WCW in 1999 when she was dating Randy Savage as "Gorgeous George" was backstage at the Pay Per View last night.
**The WWE stock closed at $15.60 on Monday.
LAW MMA UPDATE
**The UFC 87 card on Saturday broke the Minneapolis Target Center record with a crowd of 15,082 and a gate of $2,252,000. The record was previously held by a dual concert by Elton John and Billy Joel that was held in 2001.
**The Minnesota Combative Sports Commission has issued medical suspensions to Georges St. Pierre, Jon Fitch, Dan Evenson and Ryan Thomas for 30-days each following their fights on Saturday night.
**Bart Palaszewski is about to announce that he is signing with the WEC promotion to join their Featherweight division. Palaszewski was part of the IFL and had some of the company's most entertaining Lightweight bouts in their history.
**Speaking of Palaszewski, his coach Jeff "The Frog" Curran will be moving down to the 135 pound Bantamweight division in the WEC.
**David Loiseau Vs Solomon Hutcherson will headline the September 13th XMMA "It's Crow Time" event.
**Joe Riggs Vs Kazuo Misaki has been announced for the Strike Force Playboy Mansion show on September 20th at 185 pounds. This will be Riggs final Middleweight bout as he will be moving down to 170 pounds after this fight.