LAW June 8 Update - Dixie Carter Says WWE IC Champ at PPV
John Pollock / June 8, 2012 - 2:35pm
**TNA President Dixie Carter sent out a tweet Friday morning that she was getting to set to head to Dallas, Texas for the big pay-per-view on Sunday night and that Christian (Jay Reso) would be joining them for the night. This is likely a settlement between the WWE and TNA over Ric Flair appearing at the WWE Hall of Fame this past March. Christian would have to be pulled off of the ‘Smackdown’ house show in Binghamton, New York that night to make the show in Arlington, Texas.
**Today’s edition of Review-An-Impact is up with Wai Ting, Nate Milton and I reviewing Impact from last night and a look ahead to ‘Slammiversary’ this Sunday night. In addition we have a chat with Mike Johnson from PWinsider.com discussing the state of TNA and some of the highlights and lowlights of the past decade for the company. You can download the show at http://fightnetwork.com/data/podcasts/1148/2012-06-08.mp3 or grab it off of iTunes or Stitcher for smart phone users.
**Here are the matches for WWE ‘Smackdown’ tonight at 8pm EST and were taped on Tuesday night in Columbia, South Carolina:
*Alberto Del Rio Vs The Great Khali
*Brodus Clay Vs Derrick Bateman
*Drew McIntyre Vs Sin Cara
*Ryback Vs Kevin Mahoney & Tony Andriotis
*Christian Vs Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match
*Antonio Cesaro Vs Jimmy Uso
*Sheamus Vs Kane in a non-title match
**This Monday night Harry Smith will be at The Fox and Fiddle in Toronto at 535 Danforth Avenue for The LAW’s Monday night ‘Raw’ party signing autographs. Dan ‘The Mouth’ Lovranski hosts The LAW parties every Monday night with trivia and prizes and this Monday night the new ECW ‘Unreleased Matches’ DVD will be up for grabs.
**Here is the full card for Sunday night’s TNA ‘Slammiversary’ event from Arlington, Texas:
*Bobby Roode Vs Sting for the TNA Title
*Christopher Daniels & Kazarian Vs A.J. Styles & Kurt Angle for the Tag Titles
*Austin Aries Vs Samoa Joe
*Jeff Hardy Vs Mr. Anderson Vs Rob Van Dam in a #1 Contender’s Match
*Gail Kim Vs Miss Tessmacher for the Knockout’s Title
*Devon & Garret Bischoff Vs Robbie E & T
*Bully Ray Vs Joseph Park
*Crimson Vs TBA in an Open Challenge
*Hernandez Vs Kid Kash
**Wai Ting and I chat Mike Bennett, Maria Kanellis, worst jobs, WWE creative team, late night shows and a tentative guest for Review-A-Raw on Monday night in our latest episode of Ask-A-Wai:
**The ‘Raw’ crew is in Spain this weekend with a show in Valencia tonight and then in Barcelona on Saturday before flying back to the U.S. for the television tapings on Monday night in Hartford. The ‘Smackdown’ crew starts up tomorrow night in Salisbury, Maryland and then in Binghamton, New York on Sunday with the television tapings on Tuesday night in Manchester, New Hampshire.
**Dave Meltzer of the ‘Wrestling Observer Newsletter’ reports that effective June 23rd CM Punk will be working the ‘Smackdown’ brand house shows to compensate for Randy Orton being off the road due to his sixty-day suspension. It is unknown how long Punk will be working the ‘Smackdown’ events. The ‘Raw’ crew is going to be anchored by John Cena and Big Show with Triple H and John Laurinaitis working more house show dates for ‘Raw’ while ‘Smackdown’ will feature CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio as the top talent.
**There are no TNA events before ‘Slammiversary’ on Sunday night in Arlington, Texas.
**TNA has signed a big international television deal with the All Sports Network for penetration into Southeast Asia. The deal will allow Impact and their pay-per-view events to air in Hong Kong, Cambodia, Vietnam, Taiwan, The Philippines, Myanmar, Laos, Malaysia, Macau, Singapore and Indonesia.
**Chris Masters worked a dark match prior to ‘Impact’ on Thursday night losing to Robbie E.
**Our TNA Impact reporter Blaine van der Griend has written a piece on ten-years of TNA being in business on the SLAM Wrestling site.
**The Best of Seven series between Colt Cabana and Adam Pearce continues tonight with Match # 2 for New England Championship Wrestling with Cabana up 1-0 in the series. The winner of the series will be the NWA Champion, which Cabana currently holds.
**Lance Storm spoke to Bryan Alvarez on F4Wonline.com and stated the original idea was for Storm to face Mike Bennett at the ‘Best in the World’ event on June 24th but Storm couldn’t make the date because he is working for the PWA on June 23rd against Chavo Guerrero and couldn’t make it to New York in time for the show on the Sunday. Storm and Bennett will now have their third match on June 29th in Baltimore at the television tapings.
**Current Ring of Honor talent Matt Taven and Jimmy Jacobs were at the FCW tapings on Thursday night but only Taven was used on the show that was taped.
**This year’s TigerFest promoted by Tiger Jeet Singh and son Tiger Jeet Singh Jr will be taking place on Sunday July 1st from Noon-6pm EST and will feature a wrestling card at 3:30pm EST. Talent announced for the show thus far include Tatanka, Steve Corino, Viscera, Sonjay Dutt and Bushwhacker Luke Williams. For more information check out http://tigerjeetsinghfoundation.com.
**The WWE has posted a Vince Russo tribute on their website as I’m assuming someone on the web staff watched YouShoot Live last week.
LAW MMA UPDATE
**Tonight is the UFC on FX 3 event from the BankAtlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with the Facebook fights kicking off at 5pm EST and then the main card at 9pm EST. Here is the full card for tonight’s show:
MAIN CARD (airing at 9pm EST on FX and Rogers Sportsnet in Canada)
*Ian McCall Vs Demetrious Johnson in a five-round bout
*Charlie Brenneman Vs Erick Silva
*Mike Pyle Vs Josh Neer
*Eddie Wineland Vs Scott Jorgensen
PRELIMINARY CARD (airing at 7pm EST on FUEL TV and Rogers Sportsnet in Canada)
*Carlos Eduardo Rocha Vs Mike Pierce
*Lance Benoist Vs Seth Baczynski
*Leonard Garcia Vs Matt Grice
*Jared Papazian Vs Dustin Pague
*Tim Means Vs Justin Salas
*Buddy Roberts Vs Caio Magalhaes
FACEBOOK FIGHTS (airing at 5pm EST at Facebook.com/UFC)
*Henry Martinez Vs Bernardo Magalhaes
*Sean Pierson Vs Jake Hecht
**Just to put the weight cutting process into perspective Ian McCall weighed in Thursday at 126-pounds and hours later posted on The UG that he just weighed himself at 150 ½ -pounds for a flyweight bout.
**UFC Middleweight Nick Ring was involved in saving two victims of an attack on Wednesday night in Calgary, Alberta. Ring was leaving a Starbucks when he saw a group of ten people attacking a woman and holding the woman’s boyfriend. Ring was successful in chasing them off along with the help of a motorist, who stopped to assist. Ring caught one of the assailants and police ended up arresting seven of the ten thanks to their help. Ring will be fighting in Calgary on July 21st at the UFC 149 card against Court McGee.
**MMAFighting.com reports that Strikeforce will be announcing an August 18th date in San Diego, California headlined by Ronda Rousey Vs Sarah Kaufman for the Women’s Bantamweight Title.
**Strikeforce has added a lightweight bout between Ryan Couture and Joe Duarte to the July 14th card in Portland, Oregon. That same show is headlined by Nate Marquardt taking on Tyron Woodley for the vacant Welterweight Title.
DOWNLOAD THE JUNE 8TH EDITION OF REVIEW-AN-IMPACT
(John Pollock, Wai Ting and Nate Milton review Impact and then Mike Johnson from PWinsider.com joins us)
DOWNLOAD THE LAW’S INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTOPHER DANIELS
(John Pollock speaks with The Fallen Angel about current storyline, return to TNA and ‘Slammiversary’ this Sunday)
DOWNLOAD REVIEW A WAI – I LIKE TO HURT PEOPLE
(Pollock and Wai are joined by Dan Lovranski to review the 1985 film and chat with Producer Bryan Greenberg)
DOWNLOAD THE JUNE 5TH EDITION OF REVIEW-A-RAW
(Pollock and Wai review Monday night’s show built around John Cena Vs Michael Cole)
DOWNLOAD THE JUNE 3RD EDITION OF THE LAW
(Dan Lovranski and Jason Agnew welcome TNA TV Champ Devon and Dave Meltzer)
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