LAW Aug. 31 Update - Ariane Andrew Pulled from 'Raw' Show
John Pollock / August 31, 2012 - 3:18pm
**Here are the matches on WWE ‘Smackdown’ tonight, taped this past Tuesday in Green Bay, Wisconsin at the Resch Center:
*Sheamus Vs Damien Sandow in a non-title match
*Randy Orton Vs Dolph Ziggler
*Alberto Del Rio Vs Kane
*Rey Mysterio Vs Cody Rhodes
*Natalya Vs Kaitlyn
*The Prime Time Players Vs Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd
**Today’s edition of Review-An-Impact is up on the site with Wai Ting and I chatting last night’s show along with Nate Milton as well as all your feedback to the show and the BFG Series tournament and Aces and 8’s angle. The show is available at http://fightnetwork.com/news/33407:aug.-31-edition-of-review-an-impact/ as well as on iTunes.
**A funkadactyl is about to go extinct in the WWE after the news that “Cameron” a.k.a Ariane Andrew (the lone remaining remember of last year’s ‘Tough Enough’ series in the company) was arrested last week for driving under the influence in the state of Florida. Andrew was pulled over on Friday morning according to a report on TMZ and had a blood / alcohol level of 0.20 with a male passenger in the car stating they had been drinking martinis prior. To make matters worse she was so worried about the WWE finding out that she tried to bribe the officer with $10,000 and then listed her employer as Wells Fargo and decided not to tell the WWE.
**At the ‘Raw’ house show earlier today Brodus Clay only came to the ring with Naomi. Cameron (Ariane Andrew) is on the tour and came to the ring with Clay on the Thursday show in Brisbane.
**The ‘Raw’ crew finishes up their Australian tour Saturday in Melbourne and then fly back for the television tapings Monday night in Chicago. The ‘Smackdown’ crew starts their tour Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa and then are in Madison, Wisconsin on Sunday for a house show.
**The TNA crew is in Richmond, Virginia on Friday night and then in Bowie, Maryland on Saturday night.
**This Sunday night on The LAW we will be chatting with Booker T about his new book ‘From Prison to Promise’ and chatting all of the events from the past week. Tune in this Sunday night at 11pm EST on TSN 1050 Toronto.
**The debut episode of WWE ‘Saturday Morning Slam’ did a 0.7 rating and averaged 1,130,000 viewers this past Saturday on CW.
**Following last night’s show, here are the updated point totals for the Bound for Glory Series tournament:
*James Storm – 73-points
*Samoa Joe – 68-points
*Rob Van Dam / Bully Ray – 55-points
*A.J. Styles – 50-points
*Jeff Hardy – 49-points
*Kurt Angle – 48-points
*Mr. Anderson – 47-points
*Christopher Daniels – 33-points
*Magnus – 28-points
*Robbie E – 12-points
*The Pope – 7-points
**Next week’s final BFG Series matches will be Samoa Joe Vs Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam Vs Bully Ray.
**WWE ‘Raw’ did a 3.1 rating on Monday night averaging 4,481,000 viewers with the second hour doing the best among the three averaging 4,790,000 viewers. Next week is the final ‘Raw’, which will not face heavy competition with regular season Monday Night Football returning on September 10th.
**Amidst talk online that CM Punk may have bladed during his match with Jerry Lawler on Monday night, he has posted a graphic photo online of the cut to the top of his head with numerous staples inserted to close the wound as proof he did not blade. Punk also said he paid Charles Robinson’s fine of $500k, which no way could be a legitimate figure.
**CM Punk on Twitter:
I'm stoked to be in Sydney and nowhere near the RNC to hear how they intended to limit the rights of women and destroy the education system.
**The Layla Vs Kaitlyn match for the Diva’s Title will take place at ‘Night of Champions’ on September 16th.
**The Undertaker (Mark Callaway) and Michelle McCool just had their first child together.
**Mick Foley and Roddy Piper will team up on November 19th for a comedy show in Chicago entitled ‘Days of the Dead’ and both performing on the show. Tickets are available at http://www.DaysoftheDead.net/chicago.
**Tonight on ‘The MMA Report’ at 11pm EST on TSN 1050 Toronto I will be joined by UFC welterweight Charlie Brenneman to discuss his postponed fight that was set for this weekend against Kyle Noke and his tweet to Jon Jones to help pay for his rent, plus on the show I chat with UFC flyweight Joseph Benavidez, who is also on that card and Ariel Helwani is back to recap an insane past seven-days in MMA. The show will be up at TSN.ca/MMA and on iTunes by subscribing to ‘The MMA Report with John Pollock’.
**QT Marshall has been added to the Ring of Honor ‘Survival of the Fittest’ tournament that takes place September 22nd in Baltimore, Maryland at the DuBurns Arena.
LAW MMA UPDATE
**Erik Koch has suffered an undisclosed injury in training (believed to be an knee injury) and is off of the UFC 153 card on October 13th in Rio de Janiero, Brazil where he was to challenge Jose Aldo for the Featherweight Title. The UFC has inserted Frankie Edgar into the challenger spot and he will make his featherweight debut challenging for the title on that date. Edgar is coming off two razor thin decision losses to Benson Henderson at UFC 144 and 150 this year.
**One FC presented their fifth card earlier today from Manila in the Philippines (where there was an earthquake in the city during the event but didn’t affect the building at all). The undercard aired free on their website with the main card available for $9.95 on their site. Here are the results from the show:
*Honorio Banario over Andrew Benibe by TKO at 3:47 of Round 3
*Shannon Wiratchai over Mitch Chilson by TKO at 2:03 of Round 2
*Phil Baroni over Rodrigo Ribeiro by TKO at 1:00 of Round 1
*Gregor Gracie over Nicholas Mann by armbar at 3:28 of Round 1
*Soo Chul Kim over Kevin Belingon by unanimous decision
*Jung Hwan Cha over Igor Gracie by TKO at 1:03 of Round 3
*Rolles Gracie over Tony Bonello by rear-naked choke at 1:33 of Round 3
*Eric Kelly over Jens Pulver by TKO at 1:46 of Round 2
*Andrei Arlovski and Tim Sylvia fought to a no contest
*Eduard Folayang over Felipe Enomoto by unanimous decision
*Bibiano Fernandes over Gustavo Falciroli by unanimous decision
**Arlovski and Sylvia fought to a draw after Arlovski dropped Sylvia with two right hands and followed up with two soccer kicks to the face while Sylvia was a down on all fours. The rules for One FC are that soccer kicks and stomps are legal but in the heat of the action the referee has to verbally inform the fighter he can proceed and rule that the downed opponent can intelligently defend themselves and in this case the official had not give the go ahead to Arlovski. Phil Baroni also utilized stomps and kicks in his win over Rodrigo Robeiro though the officially cleared stated he could do so.
**During the card they announced Eric Kelly and Honorio Banario will fight at their next card on October 6th ‘Rise of the Kings’ to crown the One FC featherweight champion. They also announced Eduard Folayang will fight to crown the first Lightweight Champion.
**The UFC and FX have sent out information on the next season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, which debuts Friday September 14th at 9pm EST with a two-hour season premiere featuring 32 welterweights fighting to for 16 spots in the house with coaches Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin. Among the 32-fighters vying for a spot in the house include Bristol Marunde (who just competed for Strikeforce earlier this year against Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza), Montreal based fighter Mike Ricci and former Bellator fighter Sam Alvey. The TUF 16 Finale will take place December 15th in Las Vegas featuring Nelson Vs Carwin and the finals of the show for the UFC contract.
**Jorge Gurgel will meet Mizuto Hirota on the undercard of the Strikeforce card on September 29th in Sacramento, California headlined by Gilbert Melendez Vs Pat Healy for the Lightweight Title.
**Patrick Cote Vs Alessio Sakara has been added to the UFC 154 card on November 17th in Montreal, Quebec.
**Rob Broughton has pulled out of his fight with Matt Mitrione for the UFC on FX 5 event on October 5th and Mitrione will now fight Philip De Fries on December 29th at UFC 155 in Las Vegas.
**A featherweight bout between Dennis Siver and Eddie Yagin, which was originally scheduled for UFC 151 has been moved to the UFC on FOX card on December 8th along with a lightweight bout between Michael Chiesa and Rafaello Oliveira. They have also announced a bantamweight bout for that card between Scott Jorgensen and John Albert.
**Bellator 81 will take place on November 16th in Rhode Island.
REVIEW-AN-IMPACT – August 31st 2012
(John Pollock and Wai Ting chat with Nate Milton about Thursday’s show, the BFG Series, Aces and 8’s angle and Kris Lewis Gut Check)
THE MMA REPORT W/ JOHN POLLOCK
(Featuring Charlie Brenneman, Joseph Benavidez and Ariel Helwani)
REVIEW-A-WAI – WWE Unforgiven 2006
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review the Toronto pay-per-view along with Trish Stratus’ appearance on The LAW that night after her retirement match)
REVIEW-A-RAW – August 28th 2012
(John Pollock and Wai Ting chat ‘Raw’ from Milwaukee featuring Kane’s life story, Punk Vs Lawler and more)
THE LAW – August 26th 2012
(Dan Lovranski and John Pollock chat with Chris Jericho, Dave Meltzer and your calls on Lesnar Vs Hunter 2, UFC 151 and more)
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