LAW July 23 Update - Biggest Raw of the Year Tonight
John Pollock / July 23, 2012 - 4:21pm
**Tonight is the biggest ‘Raw’ of the year with Episode # 1,000 taking place from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Here are the events that have been advertised for tonight’s show in addition to the dozens and dozens of cameos from past talent that have been contacted and are in St. Louis for the show:
*CM Punk Vs John Cena for the WWE Title with Cena cashing in his MITB briefcase
*The Rock returns
*DX reunion with Triple H and Shawn Michaels (Sean Waltman has confirmed he will be at the show tonight, Road Dogg works in the back and Billy Gunn is expected to be there as well with Chyna being a long shot)
*Daniel Bryan and AJ’s wedding
*Brock Lesnar responds to Triple H’s challenge for ‘SummerSlam’
*Announcement of the new General Managers for ‘Raw’ and ‘Smackdown’
**Last night’s edition of The LAW is up on the site with Dan Lovranski and Jason Agnew chatting the best and worst moments in the history of ‘Raw’ with tons of your calls discussing the past 999 episodes. We were also joined by Dave Meltzer of the ‘Wrestling Observer Newsletter’ and more. You can download the show at http://fightnetwork.com/data/podcasts/1186/2012-07-23.mp3 or get the show off iTunes and the free Stitcher app.
**We will have Review-A-Raw up LATE tonight following the show with Wai Ting and I running down the most newsworthy ‘Raw’ of the 2012 with a full review of the show, all of your feedback to the show and the angles shot on the show. You can download the show late tonight off the site and it will also be up on iTunes.
**Part 1 of our interview with former WWE creative member Court Bauer is up on the website at http://fightnetwork.com/news/32151:interview-court-bauer-chats-raw-1000/ previewing Raw tonight, the different directions for John Cena, CM Punk and Brock Lesnar they can go in, the evolution of the program and more. Part 2 with Bauer is coming up this Wednesday on Review a Wai discussing the ‘Great American Bash’ from 2006.
**The WWE is also debuting a new logo for ‘Raw’ tonight, which you can get a sneak peak at http://tvline.com/2012/07/23/wwe-raw-new-logo-2012/.
**We have heard of tons of names expected to be at the show tonight with Diamond Dallas Page, Rikishi, Bob Backlund, Roddy Piper, Bret Hart, Mick Foley, Mae Young and Jim Ross among those confirmed for the show.
**The big names floating around for the show tonight are The Undertaker, who is sounding like there is a high probability he will be on the show tonight along with Steve Austin and Edge also rumoured to be there tonight.
**Shane Helms, Kevin Nash and Madusa have all posted that they will not be at the show tonight. Helms stated he cannot appear due to his contract with Lucha Libre USA while Nash could simply be swerving people.
**Dave Meltzer of the ‘Wrestling Observer Newsletter’ confirmed on The LAW last night than Kharma (Kia Stevens) has been released by the WWE.
**The Torontoist blog mocks CM Punk.
**The WWE announced earlier today that they will be holding next year’s ‘Extreme Rules’ pay-per-view in St. Louis, Missouri on May 19th 2013.
**Ring of Honor has added a mixed tag match with Mike Bennett & Maria Kanellis Vs Eddie Edwards & Sara Del Rey to the August 11th ‘Boiling Point’ iPPV from Providence, Rhode Island.
**Ring of Honor has also announced they are returning to Rahway, New Jersey on October 6th at the Recreation Center.
**The UFC is holding a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday at Massey Hall and is open to the public. Michael Bisping, Brian Stann, Joseph Benavidez, Demetrious Johnson and Rory MacDonald will be on hand to push UFC 152 tickets going on sale this Friday for the September 22nd card at the Air Canada Centre.
**The Invicta Fighting Championships has announced they will stream their entire fourteen-fight card this Saturday for free on their website at InvictaFC.com. The card is headlined by Sara McMann taking on Shayna Baszler from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. Mauro Ranallo, Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal and Julie Kedzie will be calling the action.
DOWNLOAD THE JULY 22ND EDITION OF THE LAW
(Dan Lovranski and Jason Agnew preview ‘Raw 1000’ and chat best and worst moments in the history of the show)
DOWNLOAD PART 1 OF OUR INTERVIEW WITH COURT BAUER
(The former WWE creative member chats Raw 1000, the major angles for the show and more)
DOWNLOAD THE LAW’S UFC 149 POST SHOW
(John Pollock and Jason Agnew recap UFC 149 and chat with Paul Lazenby)
DOWNLOAD THE JULY 20TH EDITION OF REVIEW-AN-IMPACT
(John Pollock and Wai Ting chat Aces and Eights and more with Nate Milton)
DOWNLOAD THE MMA REPORT WITH JOHN POLLOCK
(Pollock chats with Hector Lombard, Tim Boetsch, Court McGee and Tom Wright previewing UFC 149)
DOWNLOAD REVIEW A WAI – WWE VENGEANCE 2002
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review ‘Vengeance’ headlined by The Undertaker Vs The Rock Vs Kurt Angle)
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