LAW Dec. 13 Update - Cena on Fallon Tonight
John Pollock / December 13, 2012 - 5:33pm
**Here are the matches scheduled for Impact Wrestling tonight, which were taped this past Monday night in Orlando as the show will be taped for the rest of the year due to the holidays:
*Velvet Sky Vs Madison Rayne
*Robbie E & T Vs Wes Brisco & Garret Bischoff
*Jeff Hardy & James Storm Vs Aces and 8s
*Bully Ray Vs Jesse
*Rob Van Dam Vs Kenny King in a non-title match
**We will be back tomorrow with a new edition of Review-An-Impact with Wai Ting, Nate Milton and myself chatting tonight’s show and taking your feedback.
**Jimmy Korderas and I preview the WWE TLC pay-per-view coming up this Sunday from Brooklyn:
**Ring of Honor has signed a deal with Ooyala for all their video streaming and hosting. The deal will be put in place in time for Final Battle this Sunday and promises to have faster load times and also incorporates DVR functioning for when you are watching live as well as all their iPPV shows being uploaded instantly after their completion for replay viewing.
**John Cena will be a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:35am EST tonight on NBC. Meanwhile Sheamus will be a guest on Conan O’Brien at 11pm EST on TBS.
**The WWE has a dual brand house show Saturday night in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania the night before TLC in Brooklyn. TNA has the weekend off from house shows and Ring of Honor has their big Final Battle card Sunday afternoon at 2pm EST on iPPV at ROHwrestling.com.
**Next week on Review-A-Wai we will be reviewing the October 2005 ROH card from the Manhattan Center headlined by Samoa Joe Vs Kenta Kobashi and we will be joined by former ROH booker Gabe Sapolsky, who now runs EVOLVE and Dragon Gate USA.
**Here is a sobering response from Becky Bayless (who was Cookie in TNA) when asked by a fan online when she was returning to TNA?
When they're willing 2 pay me enough 2 buy groceries!
LAW MMA UPDATE
**Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann will headline the UFC on FUEL 8 event from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan on March 2nd. The two have agreed to fight at light heavyweight with Stann making his return to 205-pounds for one fight only as Silva didn’t want to cut down to 185 for the bout. This fight has been discussed for almost two-years with Silva not wanting to fight the fan favorite Stann but in Japan it is expected Silva will be the favorite to the live audience.
**The FUEL 8 card has also added a welterweight bout between Dong-Hyun Kim and Suyar Bahadurzada as well as Diego Sanchez moving back to the lightweight division to meet Takanori Gomi on the main card of that show.
**A featherweight bout between Tatsuya Kawajiri and Michihiro Omigawa has been added to the DREAM / GLORY New Year’s Eve card at the Saitama Super Arena. Omigawa was cut by the UFC following his fourth loss in five fights with the organization when he dropped a unanimous decision to Manny Gamburyan this past August. GLORY has also added two more kickboxing fights to the card with Jerome Le Banner taking on Koichi Pettas and Robin Van Roosmalen takes on Yuichiro Nagashima. The event doesn’t have U.S. broadcaster as of yet but will air in Canada on Fight Network December 31st at 2am EST early in the morning live.
**Featherweights Dennis Siver and Cub Swanson will meet on February 16th at the UFC on FUEL 7 event in London, England. Siver is coming off a dominant performance defeating Nam Phan this past weekend at the UFC on FOX 5 undercard while Swanson has won his last three with a knockout of Charles Oliveira in his most recent bout at UFC 152 in September. This fight could easily set up the next contender for the winner of the February 2nd fight between Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar at UFC 156.
**Gunnar Nelson will be fighting Justin Edwards in a welterweight bout on that same FUEL 7 card on February 16th in London, England.
REVIEW-A-WAI – WWE ’13 video game
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE ’13 and chat with THQ Senior Designer Bryan Williams)
REVIEW-A-RAW – December 11th 2012
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review Raw from Newark featuring Cody Rhodes’ mustache and The Miz is still trying to be a babyface)
THE LAW – December 9th 2012
(TNA Final Resolution recap, Heroes and Icons authors Greg Oliver & Steven Johnson, Dave Meltzer, LAW Xtra previewing ROH Final Battle 2012)
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)