LAW Sept. 30 Update - Daniels on The LAW, Win Punk DVD
John Pollock / September 30, 2012 - 4:59pm
**Tonight on The LAW Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski and Jason Agnew will be chatting the week in news and opening up the phone lines at 1-855-591-6876 and locally in Toronto at 416-870-1050. We will be joined tonight by one-half of the #WTTCOTW Christopher Daniels to discuss the team with Kazarian, the Claire Lynch storyline and much more as well as Bound for Glory in two-weeks, also on the show tonight we will chat with Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Tune in tonight at MIDNIGHT Eastern on TSN 1050 Toronto, The TEAM 1410 in Vancouver and live here on the website.
**We will also be giving away a copy of the new CM Punk DVD courtesy of E1 Entertainment tonight for Title Bout Trivia and two more pairs of tickets to the Ring of Honor event in Mississauga coming up on October 13th.
**The WWE has a big week coming up with the debut of WWE Main Event on Wednesday night at 8pm EST on Ion Television. The first show will feature CM Punk Vs Sheamus and an appearance by John Cena. The company is in talks looking for a Canadian home for the show as well.
**Impact Wrestling on Thursday did a 1.0 and averaged 1,265,000 viewers.
**The Raw tapings are in Oklahoma City tomorrow night and being promoted locally as Jim Ross Appreciation Night. The Smackdown tapings are in Tulsa on Tuesday night.
**Sheamus Vs Big Show is the first official match for WWE Hell in a Cell on October 28th in Atlanta for the World Title.
**A match involving Santino Marella and Tensai had to be stopped on Friday night at the Raw live event in Saint Joseph, Missouri when Marella suffered a legit knee injury.
**TNA has officially announced that Lex Luger will be attending the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Bound for Glory weekend with Sting being inducted.
**Even though he is filming the new “12 Rounds” remake Randy Orton will only be missing Raw and will be available on Tuesdays for Smackdown.
**I guess Dan Lovranski will be going out for Halloween this year.
LAW MMA UPDATE
**There is a bonus edition of The MMA Report up from last night with my review of the UFC on FUEL 5 and Bellator 74 cards with all of the results from both shows. The show is available at http://themmareport.podbean.com/2012/09/29/the-mma-report-sept-29-2012/ as well as on iTunes and Stitcher.
**Here are the results from the UFC on FUEL 5 event from Saturday afternoon in front of 7,241 at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England with a live gate of $970,000:
*Robbie Peralta over Jason Young by TKO at 0:23 of Round 1
*Gunnar Nelson over DaMarques Johnson by rear-naked choke at 3:34 of Round 1
*Brad Tavares over Tom Watson by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
*Akira Corassani over Andy Ogle by split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
*Jimi Manuwa over Kyle Kingsbury by TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at the end of Round 2
*Che Mills over Duane Ludwig by TKO at 3:28 of Round 1
*John Hathaway over John Maguire by unanimous decision (30-27 all)
*Matt Wiman over Paul Sass by armbar at 3:48 of Round 1
*Brad Pickett over Yves Jabouin by KO at 3:40 of Round 1
*Dan Hardy over Amir Sadollah by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
*Stefan Struve over Stipe Miocic by TKO at 3:50 of Round 2
**Here are the recipients of the $40,000 bonuses handed out after the card:
*Fight of the Night – Stefan Struve Vs Stipe Miocic
*Knockout of the Night – Brad Pickett
*Submission of the Night – Matt Wiman
**UFC President Dana White spoke to members of the media following the card and noted that Matt Mitrione was offered the fight with Daniel Cormier for November 3rd in Oklahoma City but turned down the fight and White was upset over Mitrione’s decision. Mitrione looks bad here as he was publicly stating a few weeks ago that he had a fight with Phil De Fries for December 29th but would be willing to fight sooner and wants big fights and then went on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani this past week challenging Quinton Jackson to a fight saying the De Fries fight didn’t excite him that much. Mitrione would have had a month to prepare for Cormier, would be doing the company a favour in a fight he would be an underdog in and had little to lose and the in the event of a win he is suddenly a name in the heavyweight mix.
**Kyle Kingbury tweeted after the event that the finish was the right call and he suffered damage to his orbital bone. His left eye was swollen shut after the first round and looked even worse after the second. I gave Manuwa the first round 10-8 and had Manuwa winning 10-9 in the second, though some people have the second round to Kingsbury. It’s actually quite the indictment of the system in this case where you have to imagine some people felt it still wasn’t enough to justify a 10-8 and if you gave Kingsbury the second round then you had the fight even going into the third, which is nuts when one guy was so badly hurt the fight had to be stopped based on damage done.
**Dave Bautista remains without an opponent for the CES MMA card next Saturday in Providence, Rhode Island. This one could turn into a disaster if that fight falls apart as they are running it as a pay-per-view on DirecTV and online for $29.95.
THE MMA REPORT – Sept. 29th BONUS SHOW
(John Pollock recaps UFC on FUEL 5 and Bellator 74)
REVIEW-AN-IMPACT – Sept. 28th 2012
(John Pollock and Wai Ting welcome back Nate Milton and chat Impact from Thursday)
THE MMA REPORT - Sept. 27th 2012
(John Pollock chats with Josh Thomson, Damon Lau of Round 5 MMA and John Morgan from MMA Junkie / USA Today)
REVIEW-A-WAI – WCW Fall Brawl 1997
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review the September 1997 event featuring War Games)
JAPANESE AUDIO WRESTLING – Episode #3
(Chris Charlton and WH Park chat WWE/AJPW partnership, New Japan PPV and sumo)
REVIEW-A-RAW – Sept. 24th 2012
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review Raw from Monday in Albany, New York)
THE LAW – Sept. 23rd 2012
(Dan Lovranski and Jason Agnew welcome ROH TV Champ Adam Cole, Dave Meltzer, your calls and more)