LAW Sept. 2 Update - Booker T on The LAW Tonight
John Pollock / September 2, 2012 - 3:11pm
**Tonight on The LAW Dan ‘The Mouth’ Lovranski and Jason Agnew will be taking your phone calls all night at 1-855-591-6876 and locally in Toronto at 416-870-1050 chatting all the major stories from the past week. We will be joined by Booker T tonight to discuss his new book ‘From Prison to Promise’ (available through Medallion Press right now) along with Dave Meltzer of the ‘Wrestling Observer Newsletter’ and Title Bout Trivia to win a copy of the WWE ‘Top 50 Finishers’ DVD available through E1 Entertainment. Tune in tonight at 11pm EST on TSN 1050 Toronto and online live on the website.
**We will also be giving away our final pair of tickets for the WWE ‘Smackdown’ house show next Saturday in Hamilton, Ontario. To enter the contest all you have to do is TOUT your reason you want the tickets and use the hash tag #LAWradio and we will announce the winner tonight on the show (the deadline is 5pm EST today). You will win tickets to watch the show with us in The LAW’s private box and have a buffet dinner with us at Gibson’s Lounge inside Copps Coliseum before the show.
**WWE talent Ariane Andrew (Cameron) has avoided being let go by the company and has instead been suspended for 15-days retroactive to Friday and will be eligible to return September 14th.
**The WWE ‘Smackdown’ crew has a show in Madison, Wisconsin today. The ‘Raw’ crew is in Chicago on Monday night for the television tapings after finishing up their tour of Australia earlier this week.
**It was reported in the ‘Wrestling Observer Newsletter’ this past week by Dave Meltzer that Ric Flair and his wife Jacqueline Beems are going through a divorce and would be the fourth one for Flair. The couple was married in November of 2009.
**Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, who starred in the 1989 ‘No Holds Barred’ film alongside Hulk Hogan as ‘Zeus’ has admitted to being a part of a major mortgage fraud scandal. Lister has agreed to plead guilty in the case, which bilked lenders out of $3.8-million and faces up to five-years in prison.
**Former WCW performer Tony Mamaluke recently spoke to ProWrestling.net about Vince Russo and his contributions to WCW:
What he did, and why he sucks the most, is he took everything in wrestling, all the rules, and he systematically broke them all, one by one by one, and did it in front of your face and laughed at you while he did it. He spit on the entire business for fifty years before it. He insulted everybody that ever cared about the business and everybody who ever was in the business. And if I ever see him personally I'm going to punch him square in the chest so hard that he can't breathe.
**Pro Wrestling Guerilla is hosting their annual ‘Battle of Los Angeles’ tournament this weekend with Night 1 last night in Reseda, California and finishing up later tonight. Here are the results from last night’s show:
*T.J. Perkins over Joey Ryan in a quarter-final match
*Roderick Strong over Drake Younger in a quarter-final match
*Eddie Edwards over Kyle O’Reilly in a quarter-final match
*Brian Cage over B-Boy in a quarter-final match
*Ricochet over Kevin Steen to win the PWG Title
*Sami Callihan over Willie Mack
*Adam Cole over El Generico
*Michael Elgin over Davey Richards
**Comedian Amy Schumer, who has been featured on a number of the Comedy Central Roasts and ‘Last Comic Standing’ recently appeared on the Howard Stern Show and discussed dating Dolph Ziggler for a period of time but the two are no longer together and she also discussed Ziggler over the weekend in her act.
**Ric Flair is scheduled to appear at the Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling show on October 20th in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
LAW MMA UPDATE
**December 8th is shaping up to be a war between MMA and Boxing with the UFC presenting their UFC on FOX 5 card with Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions planning to run big cards the same night. Top Rank is finalizing Manny Pacquiao’s next fight for December 8th and Golden Boy has reserved the MGM Grand Garden Arena for that night for a potential pay-per-view.
**Perhaps the best show on television right now if you’re a combat sports fan is the new ‘Fight Factory’ show on Nuvo TV in the U.S. The show chronicles the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) out of San Jose, California including trainers Javier Mendez, Bob Cook and fighters Cain Velasquez, Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck (now with Dethrone Basecamp in Fresno and the split is covered in detail on the series), Phil Baroni, Josh Thomson, Daniel Cormier and many other fighters associated with the gym. The show is completely different from ‘Ultimate Fighter’ with incredible access given, a candidness rarely seen on television from MMA personalities. The show only airs in the U.S. right now but the first three episodes are up on the Nuvo TV website.
**Josh Koscheck tweeted over the weekend that his rehab is going great (he was scheduled to fight Jake Ellenberger this weekend at UFC 151 but pulled out and was replaced by Jay Hieron) and will be able to fight by the end of the year on the December 29th card. There are a ton of fighters trying to get on that year-end card headlined by Junior Dos Santos Vs Cain Velasquez and is the reciprocal effect of all the injuries these past couple of months with so many big names ready to fight all at the same time.
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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