LAW Apr. 19 Update - Hogan Announcement on Impact
John Pollock / April 19, 2012 - 4:19pm
**Here are the matches scheduled for ‘Impact Wrestling’ tonight at 9pm EST on Spike TV and were taped this past Tuesday in Orlando:
*Austin Aries & Matt Morgan Vs Bully Ray Vs Crimson
*Kurt Angle Vs A.J. Styles
*Mickie James & Tara & Brooke Tessmacher Vs Madison Rayne & Sarita & Rosita
*Devon Vs Gunner for the Television Title
*Jeff Hardy Vs Rob Van Dam Vs Mr. Anderson in a #1 Contender’s Match
The show tonight is built around a big announcement from Hulk Hogan.
**The annual Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion dinner took place Wednesday night in Las Vegas at the Gold Coast Hotel with Steve Austin being awarded the Iron Mike Mazurki Award and the award was presented to him by Jim Ross. The Lou Thesz Award was presented to Ricky Steamboat by Sgt. Slaughter and additional award recipients included Lisa ‘Ivory’ Moretti, Wendi Richter, Dan Haggarty, Judy Martin, Al Burke and Bill DeMott. I have been the CAC on two occasions and it’s something all fans should try and attend at least once because it truly is a unique event for both past and present performers.
**Kyle Matthews was awarded the ‘Future Legend Award’ at the banquet as well on Wednesday night.
**The ‘Raw’ crew is in Paris, France on Friday and then finish up their portion of the tour on Saturday with a show Antwerp, Belgium. The ‘Smackdown’ crew is in Newcastle, England on Friday and finish up Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland.
**TNA has two house shows coming up this weekend beginning Friday night in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the War Memorial Auditorium (which is the same venue that Ring of Honor held their ‘Showdown in the Sun’ shows during WrestleMania weekend, so it’s a good thing TNA isn’t broadcasting from there).
**If you are in the Toronto area Jason Agnew is going to be guest hosting ‘Sunday Night Live’ (a live comedy show patterned off of ‘Saturday Night Live’) this Sunday at 9pm at The Comedy Bar in downtown Toronto at 945 Bloor Street West. You can also catch Agnew’s non-wrestling radio show ‘The Late Shift’ tonight at 10pm EST on Newstalk 1010 in Toronto with guest Ari Shaffir on the program tonight.
**This Sunday night on The LAW Dan ‘The Mouth’ Lovranski and myself will be chatting live with ROH Champion Davey Richards and Kevin Steen plus the winner of Title Bout Trivia this Sunday will win tickets to ‘Border Wars’ and win lunch with Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness on the day of the show. Tune in this Sunday night at 11pm EST on TSN 1050 Toronto and here on the site live.
**Chris Jericho posted on Twitter that he needed to receive three staples in his head following a match with CM Punk on Wednesday during the overseas tour.
**The WWE will release their first-quarter earnings report on May 3rd covering January – March business and thus not including WrestleMania 28, which will be a huge second quarter.
**Evan Bourne has posted the following update on his foot injury:
I follow up with the doc in a few weeks and I may have a better idea then. #endofsummer
My foot should* be healed by November! I would love love love to be on #RAW or #SMACKDOWN international tours. #ineedfrequentflyermiles.
**The WWE has removed a May 24th live event date for Rio de Janiero, Brazil from their schedule. They are still listing an event for May 23rd in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
**The LAW will have a UFC 145 post show this Saturday night right after the conclusion of the main event recapping the card and also chatting with reporter Todd Martin. Tune in Saturday night after UFC 145 on TSN 1050 Toronto and online here on the website.
**Dave Meltzer has an excellent piece on UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem and this unprecedented situation for the UFC with his hearing coming up next Tuesday at Grantland.com.
**Bellator 66 takes place on Friday night from Cleveland, Ohio with the weigh-ins taking place later today. The main event is the biggest fight thus far this season for Bellator but the problems between MTV2 and running on Friday nights are severely limiting their upward mobility at this point and this fight has fallen under the radar with the added disadvantage of running against UFC 145 this weekend in terms of media interest in covering this fight. Here is the main card lineup for Friday night:
*Eddie Alvarez Vs Shinya Aoki (a rematch from their December 2008 K-1 ‘Dynamite’ fight where Aoki submitted Alvarez early in the first round with a heel hook)
*Brian Rogers Vs Andreas Spang in the Middleweight Semi-Finals
*Maiquel Falcao Vs Vyacheslav Vasilevsky in the Middleweight Semi-Finals
*Rick Hawn Vs Lloyd Woodard in the Lightweight Semi-Finals
*Brent Weedman Vs Thiago Michel in the Lightweight Semi-Finals
**Lorenzo Fertitta and Brian Johnston of the UFC speak to Sergio Non of ‘USA Today’ with some clarification regarding Jon Jones wearing UFC apparel into the octagon on Saturday night.
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