LAW Nov. 11 Update - WrestleMania Sells Over 45,000 Tickets
John Pollock / November 11, 2012 - 1:49pm
**Tonight is the TNA Turning Point pay-per-view from the Impact Zone in Orlando and we have a full preview of the show up on the website running through all of the matches with our thoughts. Here is the card for tonight:
*Jeff Hardy Vs Austin Aries in a Ladder Match for the TNA Title
*A.J. Styles Vs Christopher Daniels Vs Bobby Roode
*Kurt Angle Vs Devon
*Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez Vs Christopher Daniels & Kazarian for the Tag Titles
*Rob Van Dam Vs Joey Ryan for the X Division Title
*Samoa Joe Vs Magnus in a No DQ Match for the Television Title
*Joseph Park Vs DOC
*ODB & Eric Young Vs Tara & Jesse
**Tonight on The LAW Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski and Jason Agnew will have a full rundown of the Turning Point event right after it finishes and getting your reaction to the show and anything else from this past week at 1-855-591-6876 and locally in Toronto at 416-870-1050. On the program tonight Dutch Mantell will join us to discuss a benefit show he is putting on next weekend in Murfreesboro, Arkansas for his granddaughter Amelia, who died this past summer in a tragic story. We will also chat with Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and your chance to win a Night of Champions 2012 DVD along with a Rey Mysterio Superstars DVD from E1 Entertainment. Tune in at Midnight EST here on the website along with TSN 1050 Toronto and The TEAM 1410 in Vancouver.
**Tickets for WrestleMania 29 went on sale yesterday and they had a great first day of sales with over 45,000 tickets sold including all of the most expensive seats (including the seats for $2,000 a pop, so criticism of the tickets being overpriced were not the case and priced right for the demand). Needless to say this has the chance to be the most profitable show in company history following last year’s record setting intake for WrestleMania in Miami.
**The Rock also posted on Twitter confirming he will be at WrestleMania next year. The timing is really tough as the G.I. Joe movie he stars in was originally scheduled to come out this past summer and was pushed back to the week before ‘Mania and will be doing a ton of media all over in preparation for that one.
**My full 28-minute interview with Les Thatcher from this past week is up on the site discussing Brad Armstrong and Mike Graham at http://fightnetwork.com/news/34602:interview-les-thatcher-nov.-2012/.
**TNA Impact did a 1.03 rating this past Thursday and averaged 1,270,000 viewers.
**The WWE crew has wrapped up their European tour and will be in Columbus, Ohio tomorrow night for the Raw tapings featuring Ryback Vs Brad Maddox and the return of Jerry Lawler.
**Jim Ross has posted that he will be part of the announce crew tomorrow alongside Michael Cole and Lawler.
TNA Turning Point
Sunday November 13th 2011
*Robbie E over Eric Young to win the Television Title
*Hernandez & Anarquia & Sarita over Ink Inc & Toxxin
*Austin Aries over Jesse Sorensen and Kid Kash to keep the X Division Title
*Rob Van Dam over Christopher Daniels in a No DQ Match
*Matt Morgan and Crimson fought to a No Contest
*Abyss & Mr. Anderson over Bully Ray & Scott Steiner
*Gail Kim over Velvet Sky to win the Knockout's Title
*Jeff Hardy over Jeff Jarrett
*Bobby Roode over Jeff Hardy to keep the TNA Title
**Here are the results from the UFC on FUEL 6 event from earlier today in Macau in front of 8,415 and a gate of $1,300,000 at the Cotai Arena:
*Riki Fukuda over Tom DeBlass by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
*John Lineker over Yasuhiro Urushitani by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
*Alex Caceres over Motonobu Tezuka by split decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
*Takeya Mizugaki over Jeff Hougland by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-27)
*Jon Tuck over Tiequan Zhang by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
*Takanori Gomi over Mac Danzig by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
*Dong Hyun Kim over Paulo Thiago by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
*Thiago Silva over Stanislav Nedkov by arm-triangle choke at 1:45 of Round 3
*Cung Le over Rich Franklin by KO at 2:17 of Round 1
**The following $40,000 bonuses were handed out after the show:
*Fight of the Night – Takanori Gomi Vs Mac Danzig
*Knockout of the Night – Cung Le
*Submission of the Night – Thiago Silva
**I have a bonus edition of The MMA Report posted with a full rundown of the FUEL card and can be downloaded at http://lawradio.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=shows&action=display&thread=1931 or on iTunes by subscribing to “The MMA Report with John Pollock”.
**The UFC has announced a return to the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan for next March. Dong-Hyun Kim says he wants a rematch with Demian Maia on that card following his win over Paulo Thiago yesterday.
**Here are the main card results from the Bellator 80 card on Friday night in Hollywood, Florida:
*Joe Warren over Owen Evinger by unanimous decision (30-27 all)
*Alexander Volkov over Vinicius Queiroz by TKO at 4:59 of Round 1 in the semi-finals of the Heavyweight tournament
*Rad Martinez over Wagnney Fabiano by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) in the semi-finals of the Featherweight tournament
*Brett Cooper over Darryl Cobb by unanimous decision (30-27 all)
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)