LAW Dec. 7 Update - New NXT Champ at Tapings
John Pollock / December 7, 2012 - 4:53pm
**Here are the matches set for WWE Smackdown tonight that were taped on Tuesday night:
*Big Show Vs Daniel Bryan in a non-title match
*Sheamus Vs Alberto Del Rio
*Randy Orton Vs Wade Barrett
*The Great Khali & Hornswoggle Vs Epico & Primo
*Heath Slater & Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal Vs Brodus Clay & The Usos
**The latest edition of Review-An-Impact with Wai Ting, Nate Milton and myself is up on the site at http://fightnetwork.com/news/35151:dec.-7-edition-of-review-an-impact/ chatting last night’s show, Final Resolution this Sunday and more. You can also subscribe on iTunes and on the free Stitcher app.
**This Sunday night on The LAW we will have a full rundown of the TNA Final Resolution card and welcome authors Greg Oliver and Steven Johnson to the show together to chat their newest book “Heroes and Icons” detailing the greatest babyfaces of all-time through ECW Press. We will also chat with Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and take your phone calls at 1-855-591-6876. Tune in at Midnight EST on TSN 1050 Toronto, The Team 1410 in Vancouver and online here on the website.
**The WWE has the weekend off and then tape Raw on Monday night in Newark, New Jersey and the Smackdown tapings are Tuesday night in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
**EVOLVE 18 takes place tomorrow night at 8pm EST from Voorhees, New Jersey and airing live at WWNLive.com headlined by Johnny Gargano Vs Sami Callihan for the Open the Freedom Gate Title. The show will feature Arda Ocal on play by play and Colt Cabana on color commentary for the night.
**Here is the full card for TNA Final Resolution coming up Sunday night in Orlando:
*Jeff Hardy Vs Bobby Roode for the TNA Title
*A.J. Styles Vs Christopher Daniels
*Bully Ray Vs Austin Aries
*Kurt Angle & Samoa Joe & Garret Bischoff & Wes Brisco Vs Aces and 8’s
*Hernandez & Chavo Guerrero Vs Joey Ryan & Matt Morgan for the Tag Titles
*Rob Van Dam Vs Kenny King for the X Division Title
*Tara Vs Mickie James for the Knockout’s Title
**Big E Langston won the NXT Title at the tapings on Thursday night with Seth Rollins going up to the WWE roster.
**Maria Kanellis sent out the following cryptic tweet regarding her fiancé Mike Bennett:
Heading to a show with @ROHMikeBennett I think there are only a few more we will be going to together on the Indys. #DREAMBIG
**John Morrison is scheduled to work for Dragon Gate USA on January 25th at their show in Santa Maria, California in what is being billed as “one night only”.
**Shawn Michaels will be appearing at the next set of NXT television tapings on January 10th in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University.
LAW MMA UPDATE
**UFC President Dana White spoke to the media on Thursday after the press conference and indicated that Georges St-Pierre wants to fight Nick Diaz next and that is the fight they will likely make since St-Pierre wants it so badly. Johny Hendricks was furious over this decision and took to Twitter complaining and begging for the next title fight and eventually White responded saying that he agreed with Hendricks and he would eventually get his shot.
**The weigh-ins for the UFC on FOX 5 card takes place today at 7pm EST in Seattle and will be airing live on Fight Network.
**The injury bug struck the UFC on FOX 5 card with Tim Means slipping inside of a sauna earlier today and knocking himself off of Saturday’s card in Seattle. Means was scheduled to fight Abel Trujillo on the undercard and now Trujillo will fight Marcus LeVesseur on the undercard.
**The UFC has announced a light heavyweight bout between Cyrille Diabate and Jimi Manuwa for the February 16th UFC on FUEL 7 event in London, England. Diabate most recently stopped Chad Griggs at UFC 154 while Manuwa made a huge statement in his octagon debut at the UFC on FUEL card this past September in Nottingham, England defeating Kyle Kingsbury.
REVIEW-AN-IMPACT – December 7th 2012
(John Pollock and Wai Ting chat with Nate Milton about Thursday’s show going into Final Resolution)
THE MMA REPORT – December 6th 2012
(Featuring: UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald, Todd Martin and UFC on FOX 5 picks)
REVIEW-A-WAI – January 23rd 1984 WWF MSG Show
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review the card featuring Hulk Hogan defeating The Iron Sheik for the WWF Title)
REVIEW-A-RAW – December 4th 2012
(John Pollock and Wai Ting discuss Raw in Greensboro and the most annoying babyface ever)
THE LAW – December 2nd 2012
(Dan Lovranski and Jason Agnew welcome A.J. Styles back to the show, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and Wai Ting is in-studio)