LAW Dec. 9 Update - TNA Final Resolution Tonight
John Pollock / December 9, 2012 - 2:51pm
**Tonight is the TNA Final Resolution pay-per-view from the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida for their final pay-per-view of the year. We have a preview posted up on the site going through the show match by match. Here is the card for tonight:
*Jeff Hardy Vs Bobby Roode for the TNA Title
*Christopher Daniels Vs A.J. Styles
*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
**Tonight on The LAW Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski and Jason Agnew will have a full review of the TNA Final Resolution event and taking your phone calls at 1-855-591-6876 and also chatting about the changes to TLC next weekend with CM Punk out, ROH Final Battle next weekend, UFC on FOX 5 and anything else you would like to discuss. We will welcome authors Greg Oliver and Steven Johnson to the program to chat about their new “Heroes and Icons” book available through ECW Press as well as Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Tune in tonight at Midnight EST on TSN 1050 Toronto, The TEAM 1410 in Vancouver and you can listen online here on the website.
**Kenta Kobashi formally announced his retirement earlier today in Tokyo at the NOAH Sumo Hall show but would like to have one more match before his career is officially closed.
**The Raw tapings are in Newark, New Jersey tomorrow night as they get the entire card set for TLC next weekend. The Smackdown crew is in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Tuesday night for the Smackdown and Main Event tapings.
**CM Punk and Vince McMahon are both scheduled for Raw in Newark on Monday night.
**Kurt Angle turns 44-years old today.
**Here are the results from the EVOLVE 18 event in Voorhees, New Jersey on Saturday night and airing on WWNLive:
*AR Fox over Tony Nese
*Masada over Papadon
*Rich Swann over Jigsaw
*Jon Davis over Chuck Taylor
*El Generico & Samuray Del Sol over The Super Smash Brothers
*Rich Swann over Jon Davis, AR Fox and Masada
*Johnny Gargano over Sami Callihan to keep the Open the Freedom Gate Title
**It was on this date in 2001 that Chris Jericho became the WWE Undisputed Champion at the Vengeance pay-per-view defeating The Rock and Steve Austin in a one-night tournament in San Diego, California.
TNA Final Resolution
Sunday December 11th 2011
*Rob Van Dam over Christopher Daniels
*Robbie E over Eric Young to keep the Television Title
*Matt Morgan & Crimson over The Pope & Devon to keep the Tag Titles
*Austin Aries over Kid Kash to keep the X Division Title
*Gail Kim over Mickie James to keep the Knockout’s Title
*James Storm over Kurt Angle
*Jeff Hardy over Jeff Jarrett in a Steel Cage Match
*Bobby Roode and A.J. Styles fought to a 30:00 draw in an Ironman Match
LAW MMA UPDATE
**Here are the results from the UFC on FOX 5 event on Saturday night in front of 14,412 and a gate of $1,500,000 at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington:
*Scott Jorgensen over John Albert by rear-naked choke at 4:59 of Round 1
*Dennis Siver over Nam Phan by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-24)
*Abel Trujillo over Marcus LeVesseur by TKO at 3:56 of Round 2
*Daron Cruickshank over Henry Martinez by KO at 2:57 of Round 2
*Ramsey Nijem over Joe Proctor by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
*Raphael Assuncao over Mike Easton by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
*Yves Edwards over Jeremy Stephens by KO at 1:55 of Round 1
*Matt Brown over Mike Swick by KO at 2:31 of Round 2
*Rory MacDonald over BJ Penn by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
*Alexander Gustafsson over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
*Benson Henderson over Nate Diaz by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-43) to keep the UFC Lightweight Title
**The following $65,000 bonuses were handed out after the card:
*Fight of the Night – Scott Jorgensen Vs John Albert
*Knockout of the Night – Yves Edwards
*Submission of the Night – Scott Jorgensen
**The overnight rating for the show came in at 1.6 and averaged 3,410,000 viewers (which doesn’t figure in the main event that went past 10pm EST) and the final number will be coming out on Tuesday. This is the highest UFC number on FOX since the second event in January of this year.
**Following Rory MacDonald’s win over BJ Penn he called out Carlos Condit to fight him in March for the tentative show set for Montreal. MacDonald lost in his UFC debut to Condit at UFC 115 when he was stopped by Condit with 0:07 left in the fight.
JAPANESE AUDIO WRESTLING – December 8th 2012
(Chris Charlton and WH Park recap the year and look ahead to the Tokyo Dome show)
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)