LAW June 18 Update - Laurinaitis and Cyndi Lauper on Raw
John Pollock / June 18, 2012 - 2:30pm
**Tonight ‘Raw’ is live at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York featuring the aftermath of ‘No Way Out’ and follow up to the John Laurinaitis firing angle at the end of the show with Laurinaitis scheduled to deliver a farewell address on the show. Cyndi Lauper will also be the guest star on the show.
**If you are in the Toronto and want to catch ‘Raw’ on the big screen you can head down to The Fox and Fiddle at 535 Danforth Avenue with The LAW’s weekly Monday night wrestling parties taking place there. Tonight’s prizes include tickets this weekend’s TNA live events in Oshawa and Hamilton, Ontario and more.
**Review-A-Raw will be up later tonight around 1am EST with Wai Ting and I reviewing tonight's show.
**Last night’s edition of The LAW is up on the site featuring Dan Lovranski and Jason Agnew running down the ‘No Way Out’ card and taking lots of reaction from callers (including four callers that attended the event). Plus our chat with Maria Kanellis discussing Ring of Honor, the treatment of the Diva’s right now and working with Jim Cornette again, Dave Meltzer stops and by and more. You can download the show at http://fightnetwork.com/data/podcasts/1155/2012-06-18.mp3 or on iTunes or Stitcher.
**PWinsider.com reported today that court documents filed by TNA in their lawsuit against the WWE reveal that after Flair requested his release from TNA on May 9th that he was fired on May 11th.
**The next WWE pay-per-view event is ‘Money in the Bank’ on July 15th in Phoenix, Arizona and is tentatively scheduled to feature two Ladder Matches for future title shots.
**CM Punk will be on Jimmy Fallon tonight at 12:35am EST on NBC. He is taping it during the day before ‘Raw’.
**With CM Punk’s win last night he has now held the WWE Title for 211-days surpassing Triple H’s mark of 210-days holding the title in 2008. Punk is now the longest reigning WWE Champion dating back to John Cena’s reign from September 2006 – October 2007 of 380-days.
**Kevin Nash is teasing on Twitter that he will be running ‘Raw’ tonight.
**The Extreme Rising group has announced that Sabu has been added to the June 29th and 30th shows after completing a recent stint in rehab.
**Former WWE and WCW performer Madusa was sitting in the audience at ‘No Way Out’ last night in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
**WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts noted that he started with the company on this date in 2002.
**Paul Lazenby’s latest Punch Inna Face video blog on female fighters and how they can be marketing themselves better:
LAW MMA UPDATE
**Following the final episode of ‘TUF: Brazil’ airing on Sunday night the full card for this Saturday’s UFC 147 event in Belo Horizonte has been announced:
*Rich Franklin Vs Wanderlei Silva in a five-round 195-pound catchweight bout
*Mike Russow Vs Fabricio Werdum
*Cezar Ferreira Vs Sergio Moraes in the TUF Brazil Middleweight Finals (Moraes is replacing an injured Daniel Sarafian in the finals)
*Rony Mariano Bezerra Vs Godofredo de Oliveira in the TUF Brazil Featherweight Finals
*Yuri Alcantara Vs Hacran Dias
PRELIMINARY CARD (airing on FX and Facebook)
*Rodrigo Damm Vs Anistavio Medeiros
*Francisco Drinaldo Vs Delson Heleno
*Hugo Viana Vs John Teixeira
*Leonardo Mafra Teixeira Vs Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo
*Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini Vs Wagner Campos
*Milton Vieira Vs Felipe Arantes
**The California State Athletic Commission revealed today that Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante tested positive for the steroid stanozolol following his win over Mike Kyle in San Jose on May 19th. The commission has handed Cavalcante a one-year suspension, $2,500 fine and will also change the fight to a ‘no contest’.
**Bellator has announced the signing of NCAA Division 1 wrestler Shawn Bunch to their bantamweight roster. Bunch has yet to have a professional fight but is training with AKA out of San Jose, California.
**MMA Weekly is reporting a bantamweight bout between Takeya Mizugaki and Jeff Hougland has been put together for UFC 151 on September 1st in Las Vegas, Nevada on the undercard of the Jon Jones Vs Dan Henderson Light Heavyweight Title bout.
**UFC Light Heavyweight Tito Ortiz didn’t show up for a court appearance this past Friday after he had filed for a restraining order against a woman named Shana Burroughs. Ortiz had alleged that Burrounds (a former friend of Jenna Jamesons’) would show up at their home with various prescription drugs and would also steal from their home. The judge through the case out after Ortiz failed to appear on Friday.
**FOX has announced that the fourth UFC special on the network will take place on December 8th. The third special takes place August 4th featuring Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua taking on Brandon Vera and Ryan Bader meets Lyoto Machida.
**Speaking of the August 4th UFC on FIX 3 card, the network will be airing a special ‘Road to the UFC’ preview special that will debut on July 29th.
DOWNLOAD THE JUNE 17TH EDITION OF THE LAW
(Dan Lovranski and Jason Agnew review No Way Out, Maria Kanellis, Dave Meltzer and more)
DOWNLOAD THE JUNE 15TH EDITION OF REVIEW-AN-IMPACT
(John Pollock, Wai Ting and Nate Milton chat Impact, BFG Series and contest announcement)
DOWNLOAD REVIEW A WAI – WCW CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS 28
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review the Clash featuring Hulk Hogan Vs Ric Flair)
DOWNLOAD THE JUNE 12TH EDITION OF REVIEW-A-RAW
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review the three-hour return of Vince McMahon from Monday night)
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