LAW Sept. 21 Update - Edge Returns to TV Tonight
John Pollock / September 21, 2012 - 2:51pm
**Here are the matches scheduled for WWE Smackdown tonight, which were taped this past Tuesday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
*Antonio Cesaro Vs Santino Marella in a non-title match
*Brodus Clay Vs Heath Slater
*Daniel Bryan Vs Cody Rhodes
*Layla Vs Natalya
*Kane Vs Damien Sandow
*Sheamus & Randy Orton Vs Alberto Del Rio & Dolph Ziggler
**Tonight’s show will also feature an appearance by Edge to promote the new season of Haven on SyFy that he appears on.
**John Cena went after WWE.com on Twitter Tuesday afternoon when the website wrote he would be out foe 2-3 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery. Cena wrote that he was told to rest the elbow for six-weeks but he is targeting to be back in a month and work the Hell in a Cell show.
**ROH Television Champion Adam Cole will join us on The LAW Sunday night and is a really interesting interview. Tune in at Midnight EST on TSN 1050 Toronto.
**The WWE Raw crew is in State College, Pennsylvania tonight and then in White Plains, New York on Monday night. Paul Heyman will be working the shows on Saturday and Sunday and will be in CM Punk’s corner on those shows. The Smackdown crew is in Canada this weekend with a show in Sarnia, Ontario on Saturday and London, Ontario Sunday.
**Big Show is back on the Raw house shows this weekend.
**TNA has a show in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and then are in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday.
**Ring of Honor will be in Baltimore Saturday night for their next set of television tapings featuring the Survival of the Fittest tournament and it is being billed as “Fan Appreciation Night” to those attending the tapings at the DuBurns Arena.
**TNA and Spike TV has announced that Impact Wrestling will remain live until at least the end of 2012. There will be a few shows taped due to holidays such as Thanksgiving falling on a Thursday.
**Jerry Lawler will be on Raw this Monday for a taped interview from his home to provide an update on his health. Lawler held a press conference earlier this week and stated that he cannot remember the match he was involved in prior to his heart attack.
**Monday night’s edition of Raw did a 2.9 rating and third hour continues to suffer from the length of the show with people tuning out. The average audience throughout the show was 4,051,000 viewers.
**The WWE has hired Tony Luftman to join the NXT broadcast team. Luftman was working as a sports broadcaster for St. John’s University in Newfoundland.
**John Cena was at the NXT tapings last night at Full Sail University.
**Christian just recently had shoulder surgery during this break he is on.
**Ring of Honor has announced that Jay Lethal will take on Davey Richards at Glory By Honor XI on October 13th in Mississauga, Ontario.
**For those that got a repeat of Ring of Honor this past weekend they will be replaying the episode that was supposed to air tomorrow at 11am EST on WNYO, which goes into Southern Ontario.
**The latest edition of The MMA Report is up online as I chat with Vitor Belfort about his fight with Jon Jones on Saturday night plus UFC Director of Operations in Canada Tom Wright stops by as well as Todd Martin from the Sherdog and Wrestling Observer websites. You can download the show at http://iphone.tsn.ca/tsnpodcasts/MMAREPORT-SEPT20-2012.mp3 or subscribe to the show on iTunes by searching for “The MMA Report with John Pollock”.
**The weigh-ins for UFC 152 take place later today at 4pm EST and airing live on Fight Network with Sarah Davis, John Ramdeen, Robin Black and I providing live pre and post coverage starting at 4pm EST. Fight Network is on free preview and we have a ton of UFC 152 related content on the channel right including interviews with Jon Jones, Vitor Belfort, Greg Jackson, Sean Pierson, T.J. Grant and Roger Hollett plus our preview shows and the UFC 152 countdown show among the highlights to watch out for. We will also be hosting a post show right after the main card concludes Saturday night and carrying the post show press conference.
**There are some tickets still available for UFC 152 but the company expects the show to be close to full come Saturday night.
**The Torontoist has a story on the media workouts from earlier this week in the city.
THE MMA REPORT – Sept. 20th 2012
(John Pollock welcomes Vitor Belfort, Tom Wright and Todd Martin to the program and picks for UFC 152)
REVIEW-A-WAI – WWF In Your House 3
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review the September 1995 event with all the titles on the line in one match)
REVIEW-A-RAW – Sept. 17th 2012
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review Raw from Bridgeport the night after Night of Champions)
THE LAW – Sept. 16th 2012
(Dan Lovranski and Jason Agnew recap Night of Champions, Dave Meltzer, your phone calls and LAW Xtra focusing on ROH iPPV)
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