LAW Dec. 17 Update - WWE Slammy Awards Tonight
John Pollock / December 17, 2012 - 4:22pm
**Last night’s edition of The LAW is up on the site with Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski, Jason Agnew and myself chatting the WWE TLC event along with the ROH Final Battle card from yesterday. We also welcome Dave Meltzer to the show to discuss the TLC event, The Shield moving forward, the next programs for a variety of top guys and the UFC 158 announcements made on Saturday night. You can download the show at http://fightnetwork.com/news/35391:dec.-16-edition-of-the-law-wwe-tlc-roh-final-battle/ and also available on iTunes and the free Stitcher app.
**Tonight Raw is in Philadelphia for the Slammy Awards show featuring awards being given out all night through fan voting on the WWE app. The following categories have been announced for the show tonight:
*Superstar of the Year
*Newcomer of the Year
*Hash Tag of the Year
*Comeback of the Year
*Kiss of the Year
*Most Shocking Moment
*LOL Moment of the Year
*Match of the Year
**During the YouTube pre-show before TLC they handed out the WWE.com Slammy Awards with the following winners announced:
*YouTube Show of the Year – Z! True Long Island Story
*Feat of Strength of the Year – Sheamus giving White Noise to Big Show
*Best Dancer of the Year – Brodus Clay
*Top Social Media Ambassador – Charlie Sheen
*Tweet of the Year – Daniel Bryan
*Insult of the Year – John Cena to Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero
*Facial Hair of the Year – Daniel Bryan
*Betrayal of the Year – Big Show knocks out John Cena at No Way Out
*Crowd Chant of the Year – “Feed Me More”
*WWE.com Exclusive Video of the Year – Jerry Lawler flies home to Memphis
*Upset of the Year – Daniel Bryan defeats Mark Henry and Big Show at Royal Rumble
*Diva of the Year – AJ
**Neilsen has announced an exclusive agreement with Twitter to create a Neilsen Twitter TV Rating based on the reach and online social activity attached to a specific show. The plan is to have this system in place for the start of the 2013 fall season. The WWE has a massive social media following and would likely do favorably in this ratings system but their social media has yet to yield a noticeable return on television numbers and other areas of business.
**We are back with Review-A-Raw later tonight as Wai Ting and I review the Slammy Awards and take your feedback.
**TLC was a great show highlighted by The Shield Vs Ryback & Daniel Bryan & Kane in the TLC Match and the Ladder Match between Dolph Ziggler and John Cena. The TLC Match was put on in the middle of the show everyone performed well with Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns made to look like main event stars and pinning Daniel Bryan clean. The match never dragged and everyone had their working shoes on and was a strong lesson in having the right guys for a spot, pushing them and protecting them and after four-weeks you have a main event act. The crowd is Brooklyn took this show to another level and hot all night long and climaxed for the main event with Ziggler and Cena where the heat was off the charts all throughout the match. The decision to put Ziggler over in the main event was a huge step forward for his character and is a clear sign that the WWE is serious about creating new stars on top.
**R-Truth posted a nasty picture of his knee being scrapped very badly following his match with Antonio Cesaro last night at TLC. It’s unknown where the injury occurred but the picture looked horrible.
**JTG defeated David Otunga in a dark match prior to TLC last night.
**The WWE is in Pittsburgh tomorrow night for a live commercial free edition of Smackdown that will air on SyFy as part of WWE week. They are going to tape next week’s edition of Smackdown on Wednesday night in Rochester, New York\.
**The scariest injury from yesterday was to BJ Whitmer, who took a suplex from Charlie Haas off the top rope and was planning to go through a table, which was too far out from the corner and Whitmer ended up rotating in mid-air and landing head first through the table and was immediately pinned by Haas to end the match. Whitmer remained in the ring for a number of minutes and eventually was helped to the back and was described as having his eyes glazed as he was helped and it was a bad scene. He is believed to have suffered a stinger but was okay afterwards and was on Twitter Sunday night. I can say it was one of the scariest bumps I have ever seen and thought he was paralyzed when he took the bump and very glad to hear he is okay.
**In addition to our rundown on The LAW last night you can also read my live report of Final Battle from yesterday on the site.
**Kevin Steen went into the Ladder War with El Genercio on Sunday under the weather and said that it was one of the toughest matches he has ever had to get through when speaking to Pat Laprade at SLAM wrestling after the match.
**Ring of Honor’s next iPPV will be Saturday March 2nd in Chicago Ridge, Illinois at the Frontier Fieldhouse for their 11th Anniversary show. The company has the rest of the year off and return on January 5th in Baltimore for the next set of television tapings.
**This week on Review-A-Wai we are chatting the October 2005 ROH “Joe Vs Kobashi” card from the Manhattan Center. We will be joined by Dragon Gate USA and EVOLVE’s Gabe Sapolsky to chat about the historic match being put together and you can leave feedback / question for Gabe at http://lawradio.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=feedback&action=display&thread=2228.
**It was on this date in 2000 that the final WCW Starrcade event took place from Washington, D.C. headlined by Scott Steiner retaining the WCW Title over Sid Vicious. The company was in severe cost cutting mode at this time and what was at one time their big show of the year went out with a whimper. If you were a fan of WCW at this point in time it was a real sad event not so much for what was on the event but comparing it to years past and Starrcade had lost a lot of its luster (as had the promotion itself).
**This Sunday night on The LAW will be our “Best of 2012” show as Dan Lovranski, Jason Agnew, Wai Ting and myself will pick our winners in all of the categories (to be posted later this week). The “Worst of 2012” show will be on Sunday December 30th.
**TNA has announced house shows dates for Huntington, Beckley and Morgantown, West Virginia for February 15-17th.
**Rousimar Palhares broke his right foot in the opening minutes of the fight with Hector Lombard on Friday night at the UFC on FX 6 card in Australia.
THE LAW – December 16th 2012
(Dan Lovranski and Jason Agnew recap WWE TLC, ROH Final Battle plus Dave Meltzer and your calls)
THE MMA REPORT – TUF 16 Finale Post Show
(John Pollock and Jason Agnew recap TUF 16, UFC on FX 6 and chat with Todd Martin)
REVIEW-AN-IMPACT – December 14th 2012
(John Pollock and Nate Milton recap Impact from Thursday night and take your feedback)
REVIEW-A-WAI – WWE ’13 video game
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE ’13 and chat with THQ Senior Designer Bryan Williams)