LAW June 29 Update - Angle Vs Joe, Ultimate X Confirmed
John Pollock / June 29, 2012 - 1:19pm
**Here are the matches set for WWE ‘Smackdown’ tonight at 8pm EST on SyFy and The Score, taped on Tuesday night in Evansville, Indiana (identified on the show tonight as simply ‘the heartland of America...Indiana’):
*Layla Vs AJ in a non-title match
*Zack Ryder Vs Damien Sandow in a ‘Money in the Bank’ qualifying match
*Jack Swagger Vs Tyson Kidd in a ‘Money in the Bank’ qualifying match
*Christian & Santino Marella Vs Cody Rhodes & David Otunga in a ‘Money in the Bank’ qualifying match
*Ryback Vs Dan Barone & Brendan Burke
*Tensai Vs Justin Gabriel in a ‘Money in the Bank’ qualifying match
*Sheamus Vs Dolph Ziggler Vs Alberto Del Rio for the World Title
**The newest edition of Review-An-Impact is posted up on the website with Nate sitting in for the entire show with myself to review last night’s show. The show is available at http://fightnetwork.com/news/31918:june-29-edition-of-review-an-impact/ as well as on iTunes by searching for ‘Live Audio Wrestling’ in the iTunes store (and hey, leave some feedback) and you can also stream the show on the free Stitcher app.
**Sunday night on The LAW it’s Jason Agnew and myself coming at you with all the latest news of the week and lots of your phone calls. On the show Sunday night we will be joined by TNA Champion Bobby Roode, Dave Meltzer of the ‘Wrestling Observer Newsletter’ and playing another edition of Title Bout Trivia. Tune in this Sunday at 11pm EST on TSN 1050 Toronto and online you can listen here live on the site.
**The Kurt Angle Vs Samoa Joe ‘Bound for Glory Series’ match is listed on the TNA website for Destination X but wasn’t mentioned on television last night for whatever reason. There will be a four-man Ultimate X Match match at the pay-per-view for the vacant X Division Title with four singles matches taking place on the show and the winners advancing. In addition to Sonjay Dutt and Rashad Cameron qualifying they have also added Doug Williams, Zema Ion and Kid Kash to the tournament and there will be three more qualifying matches on Impact next Thursday.
**The identities of the new X division performers on ‘Impact’ last night were:
*Rubix – Jigsaw from CHIKARA
*Rashad Cameron – BLK Jeez from CZA and formerly Sabian
*Mason Andrews – Scorpio Sky from Pro Wrestling Guerilla
**Maxine (Karlee Leilani Perez) has quit the WWE after three-years with the company. She signed a developmental deal with the company in 2009 and was trained from scratch and then thrown into the all female edition of ‘NXT’ in 2010 and has been a constant on the show almost that entire time along with working in Florida Championship Wrestling at the same time. She was in the women’s battle royal this past week and turned out to be her swan song.
**Ring of Honor is in Baltimore, Maryland for their television tapings at the DuBurns Arena with the following matches listed for the tapings:
*Kevin Steen Vs ??? for the ROH Title
*Lance Storm Vs Mike Bennett
*Roderick Strong Vs Adam Cole for the Television Title
*Kevin Steen & Steve Corino & Jimmy Jacobs Vs The All Night Express & Jay Lethal
*Mike Sydal Vs Tomasso Ciampa
*Kyle O’Reilly Vs Matt Taven
**EVOLVE continues with their second of three straight iPPV’s this weekend with a card in St. Petersburg, Florida with the following matches announced for the show:
*Johnny Gargano Vs Chuck Taylor for the Open the Freedom Gate Title
*Jon Davis Vs AR Fox
*Bobby Fish Vs Tommy Taylor
*Tony Nese Vs Samuray Del Sol
**EVOLVE finishes up their weekend of shows with a card in Jacksonville on Saturday night featuring Chuck Taylor taking on Samuray Del Sol.
**The Extreme Rising group is running shows in Corono, New York tonight and then in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania tomorrow night. Here is the card for tonight at the Elmcor Center:
*Matt Hardy Vs Jerry Lynn
*Homicide Vs Crowbar
*Pescadilla Vs Bestia 666
*BLK Out Vs The Dramatics
*Luke Hawx Vs Stevie Richards
**This weekend the WWE is running three house shows with combined shows of Raw and Smackdown talent starting in Monroe, Louisiana tonight and then heading to Lafayette, Louisiana on Saturday night.
**The TNA crew has the weekend off from house shows and are off until next Thursday’s television.
**Next week’s edition of ‘Smackdown’ from Corpus Christi, Texas will be promoted as ‘Super Smackdown – The Great American Bash’ and will be airing live on Tuesday night on both SyFy in the U.S. and The Score in Canada.
**TNA announced the following matches for next week’s ‘Impact’ on the show last night:
*James Storm Vs Jeff Hardy in a BFG Series Match
*Miss Tessmacher Vs Gail Kim for the Knockout’s Title
*Three more X Division Qualifying Matches for Destination X
**The 50 Greatest...John Cena matches.
LAW MMA UPDATE
**ESPN has nominated the Edson Barboza knockout wheel kick to Terry Etim from UFC 142 for ‘Play of the Year’ for the annual ESPY awards. There are sixteen nominees for the award and is open to fan voting.
**The UFC has announced that the induction of Tito Ortiz into the UFC Hall of Fame will take place next Saturday during the day as part of the UFC Fan Expo at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
**The UFC will be debuting a special ‘Prime Time’ episode focusing on Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen tomorrow with airings scheduled for FX and FUEL TV but will not have any airings on FOX.
**Strikeforce has announced a welterweight bout between Tarec Saffiedine and Roger Bowling for the August 18th card in San Diego, California underneath the Ronda Rousey Vs Sarah Kaufman Bantamweight Title fight.
**The Bellator Fighting Championships has signed a broadcast deal with mun2 in the United States for their Spanish language presentations and begins today with a highlight shows focusing on past cards.
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