LAW Sept. 7 Update - Big Changes Coming for WWE Network
John Pollock / September 7, 2012 - 2:26pm
**The WWE Network has undergone some major changes behind the scenes with the entire concept being re-worked. In a nutshell the company was hoping to present this to all the cable and satellite networks and no one was biting on the viability of the network. The subscription model was going to be a tough road as well with break even being extremely difficult in this climate and what they could potentially being giving up and costs associated to make it a worthwhile venture. There is no roll out date set in stone and it is expected the WWE will be announcing some form of partnership in regards to the network and not to expect the WWE Network to be part of any basic cable packages according to one source I spoke to today.
**Here are the matches for WWE ‘Smackdown’ tonight at 8pm EST and taped this past Tuesday in Moline, Illinois:
*Sheamus Vs David Otunga in a non-title match
*The Miz & Cody Rhodes Vs Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara
*Randy Orton Vs Damien Sandow
*Zack Ryder Vs Daniel Bryan
*Epico & Primo Vs The Prime Time Players
**The latest episode of ‘Review-An-Impact’ is up on the site at http://fightnetwork.com/news/33502:sept.-7-edition-of-review-an-impact/ with Wai Ting and I reviewing last night’s show heading into ‘No Surrender’ this Sunday. You can also subscribe for free on iTunes to ‘Live Audio Wrestling’.
**The ‘Raw’ crew has the weekend off following their trip to Australia last week. The ‘Smackdown’ crew has a show in Hamilton, Ontario tomorrow night and then are in Kingston, Ontario on Sunday.
**The entire LAW crew will be in Hamilton tomorrow for the house show. We are meeting at Gibson’s Lounge inside the Copps Coliseum at 5:30pm for dinner and it is open to all listeners to join us and we will also be giving out prizes at the dinner portion before the show.
**This Sunday night on The LAW Dan ‘The Mouth’ Lovranski and Jason Agnew will be recapping the entire ‘No Surrender’ pay-per-view and joined in-studio by Nate Milton for the entire show. We will also be taking your phone calls and chatting with Dave Meltzer of the ‘Wrestling Observer Newsletter’ along with Title Bout Trivia.
**A reminder that we start at Midnight EST this Sunday and throughout football season and also are debuting in Vancouver this Sunday on The TEAM 1410 at 9pm Pacific.
**PWinsider.com reports that Bully Ray has signed a new deal with TNA believed to be for two-years. His contract came due at the end of August along with Devon’s with the company opting not to re-sign Devon. The two entered the company in October 2005 right when they launched on Spike TV after being released by the WWE in July of 2005.
**Ring of Honor returns to Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday night headlined by Kevin Steen & Jimmy Jacobs & Steve Corino Vs The Briscoe Brothers & Rhett Titus in a Steel Cage Match.
**EVOLVE holds an iPPV on Saturday night from Voorhees, New Jersey and airing at WWNLive.com.
**Kurt Angle worked the TNA house show last night in Dalton, Georgia and was working with a pulled hamstring and his match with Mr. Anderson ended early and was helped to the back by officials as he was limping.
**The TNA crew continues with a house show in Atlanta tonight and then head to Gainesville, Georgia on Saturday before the pay-per-view on Sunday night.
**Here is the updated card for this Sunday’s ‘No Surrender’ pay-per-view in Orlando, Florida:
*Austin Aries Vs THE ARM BREAKER
*James Storm Vs Bully Ray in the semi-finals of the BFG Series
*Samoa Joe Vs Jeff Hardy in the semi-finals of the BFG Series
*Finals of the BFG Series
*Christopher Daniels & Kazarian Vs Kurt Angle & A.J. Styles for the Tag Titles
*Zema Ion Vs Sonjay Dutt for the X Division Title
*Miss Tessmacher Vs Tara for the Knockout’s Title
*Rob Van Dam Vs Magnus
**Jim Ross posted on Twitter that the ‘Raw’ television tapings on October 1st in Oklahoma City will be a special night for him hinting at a possible ceremony for him for the local market.
**A press conference was held on Thursday by the new World Series of Fighting promotion that will debut November 3rd in Las Vegas at the Planet Hollywood in the city. The card will feature Miguel Torres and Bobby Lashley on the card along with J.Z. Cavalcante and Rolles Gracie among others with then only fight made official being a bout between Gerald Harris and Josh Burkman. They will compete in a ten-sided cage and the only diversion from the unified rules is that elbows to a grounded opponent are banned. They have also announced that their broadcast team will consist of Michael Schiavello, Bas Rutten and Kurt Angle.
**Jon Jones speaks to The Toronto Sun in-depth and criticizes Dan Henderson for talking trash about him.
**Such a great story with Renzo Gracie taking care of two idiots, who tried to mug him and live tweeting the entire fiasco. Gracie choked one out and whispered to him ‘that’s what death feels like’.
**The weigh-ins for the UFC 152 will take place on Friday September 21st at the Air Canada Centre at 4pm EST.
**Tito Ortiz is now managing Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos and tells MMAWeekly that the fight with Ronda Rousey will happen but not at 135-pounds.
REVIEW-AN-IMPACT – Sept. 6th 2012
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review the final Impact before ‘No Surrender’)
THE MMA REPORT - Sept. 6th 2012
(John Pollock chats with Javier Mendez, Monte Cox and Luke Thomas)
REVIEW-A-WAI – Baywatch ‘Bash at the Beach’
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review the WCW edition of ‘Baywatch’ from 1996)
REVIEW-A-RAW – September 4th 2012
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review Raw from Chicago featuring Punk / Heyman, hugs and more)
THE LAW - September 2nd, 2012 w/ Booker
(Dan Lovranski and Jason Agnew take your calls, chat with Booker T and the winner of our TOUT contest)