LAW Nov. 9 Update - Adam Copeland Recovering from Surgery
Live Audio Wrestling / November 9, 2012 - 5:27pm
**Today’s edition of Review-An-Impact featuring Wai Ting and I chatting last night’s show along with Nate Milton and taking your feedback on the go home edition of the program at http://fightnetwork.com/news/34594:nov.-9-edition-of-review-an-impact/ and also available on iTunes by subscribing to Live Audio Wrestling.
**Here is the full card for this Sunday’s TNA Turning Point event from the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida:
*Jeff Hardy Vs Austin Aries in a Ladder Match for the TNA Title
*James Storm Vs Bobby Roode Vs A.J. Styles
*Kurt Angle Vs Devon
*Hernandez & Chavo Guerrero Vs Christopher Daniels & Kazarian for the Tag Titles
*Rob Van Dam Vs Joey Ryan for the X Division Title
*Samoa Joe Vs Magnus for the Television Title
*Tara & Jesse Vs ODB & Eric Young
*DOC Vs Joseph Park
**This Sunday night on The LAW Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski and Jason Agnew will have a full rundown of the TNA Turning Point event from Orlando, your phone calls, Dave Meltzer and our chat with Dutch Mantell about a tribute show he is putting together for his granddaughter, Amelia, who died this past summer. Tune in this Sunday night at Midnight EST on TSN 1050 Toronto, The TEAM 1410 in Vancouver and online here on the website.
**The final European dates for the WWE on this current tour take place Saturday with the Raw team in Minehead, England and the Smackdown crew is in Lisbon, Portugal.
**TNA has a house show in Windsor, Ontario tonight and was scheduled at one point to be Eric Young’s final show with the group though he is now being advertised for the pay-per-view on Sunday.
**New Japan Pro Wrestling presents their Power Struggle iPPV early Sunday morning headlined by Hiroshi Tanahashi Vs Yujiro Takahashi for the IWGP Title. The show is available for $25 at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/njpw1972.
**I want to send our best wishes to Drew McIntyre, whose mother Angela passed away this week. This is why McIntyre was not at the tapings this past week.
**Business Week spoke with Linda McMahon following her election loss this past Tuesday to Democrat Chris Murphy including the $97-million she spent on her two campaigns.
**This past Tuesday’s edition of Smackdown did a 1.52 rating and averaged 2,220,000 viewers on SyFy.
**Adam Copeland underwent surgery this week on his neck and the surgery is said to have gone well and he was tweeting after the surgery.
**This past Tuesday’s edition of Smackdown replays tonight in its usual timeslot on SyFy and The Score in Canada.
**Tickets for WrestleMania 29 go on sale tomorrow for the April 7th event in East Rutherford at MetLife Stadium.
**Colt Cabana will be a guest on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast this Monday at WTFpod.com.
**Mick Foley will be a guest on Jay Mohr’s popular comedy podcast Mohr Stories in the near future and taped the episode this week in New York.
**Chris Jericho turns 42-years old today.
LAW MMA UPDATE
**The newest episode of The MMA Report is up as I chat with UFC middleweight Cung Le about his fight tomorrow and role in “The Man with the Iron Fists” and the status of his foot injury. Plus, Jonathan Snowden from Bleacher Report returns and my picks for the FUEL card tomorrow. The show is up at http://themmareport.podbean.com/2012/11/09/cung-le-jonathan-snowden/. The show also airs tonight at 11pm EST on TSN 1050 Toronto and will feature an updated new pack with the Strikeforce news discussed in tonight’s show.
**TMZ was the first to report that Strikeforce will be shutting its doors after its January 12th event in Oklahoma City and that Ronda Rousey will become the first female to enter the UFC. This will have lots of ramifications with the positive being a lot of great fights being able to be made now and promoting a potential fight between Rousey and Cris “Cyborg” Santos on a big platform such as FOX or on a pay-per-view event. The biggest losers are a sizeable portion of the Strikeforce roster, who will not be absorbed by the UFC. There are roughly 80 fighters under contract to Strikeforce and you’re talking about a bloated UFC roster already without the additions of the likes of Gilbert Melendez, Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, Nate Marquardt and Josh Thomson, who I see as a shoe-ins to be brought in.
**The UFC on FUEL 6 event from Macau kicks off early Saturday morning at 7:40am EST with the Facebook fights and then the main card goes at 9am EST on FUEL TV in the U.S. and Sportsnet One in Canada with the following card:
*Rich Franklin Vs Cung Le
*Stanislav Nedkov Vs Thiago Silva
*Paulo Thiago Vs Dong Hyun Kim
*Mac Danzig Vs Takanori Gomi
*Jon Tuck Vs Tiequan Zhang
*Takeya Mizugaki Vs Jeff Hougland
*Alex Caceres Vs Motonobu Tezuka
*Yasuhiro Urushitani Vs John Lineker
*Riki Fukuda Vs Tom DeBlass
**A preliminary card bout between David Mitchell and Hyun Gu Lim has been scratched from the event but no reason was directly given by the UFC. Mitchell was awarded his show money so that indicates the issue was on Lim’s end.
**The company will go out with a big show with three title fights on their final card and Cormier fulfilling his deal to Showtime and fighting one last time. Here is the current card for January 12th in Oklahoma City:
*Gilbert Melendez Vs Pat Healy for the Lightweight Title
*Nate Marquardt Vs Tarec Saffiedine for the Welterweight Title
*Luke Rockhold Vs Lorenz Larkin for the Middleweight Title
*Daniel Cormier Vs Dion Staring
**The Nevada State Athletic Commission announced on Friday that they conducted out of competition drug tests for both Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson in preparation for their TUF 16 Finale event and both passed their tests.
**Glory Sports International has announced that they are merging their December 2nd GLORY 4 Heavyweight Grand Slam event with the DREAM 18 New Year’s Eve card into one big card for December 31st in Tokyo, Japan, which will feature MMA fights and the GLORY 16-man heavyweight tournament with the winner leaving with $400,000. The event is scheduled to run for eight-hours but is still seeking a North American broadcaster.
**The gate from last Saturday’s World Series of Fighting event at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas was $82,608.
REVIEW-AN-IMPACT – November 9th 2012
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review Impact with Nate Milton and preview Turning Point)
THE MMA REPORT - November 8th 2012
(John Pollock chats with UFC Middleweight Cung Le, Jonathan Snowden and Pollock's Picks)
REVIEW-A-WAI – Raw is War, November 3rd 1997
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review Vince McMahon’s final show on the desk heading into the Survivor Series)
(John Pollock and Wai Ting chat the U.S. Election and welcome Jonathan Pine, Nate Milton, Justin Terry and Ahmad Butt)
REVIEW-A-RAW – November 6th 2012
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review Raw from Monday in Birmingham, England and a big main event change to Survivor Series)
THE LAW - November 4th 2012
(Dan Lovranski and Jason Agnew welcome Les Thatcher to remember Brad Armstrong, Dave Meltzer stops by and your calls)