LAW Dec. 30 Update - The Worst of 2012 Tonight
John Pollock / December 30, 2012 - 3:47pm
*Tonight is The LAW’s Worst of 2012 show with Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski, Jason Agnew, Wai Ting and myself running through all of our picks of the worst of the worst from the past year and taking your calls at 1-855-591-6876 (in Toronto at 416-870-1050). Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter will also pop on as he always does and for Title Bout Trivia we have a “Worst of” themed prize pack to give away tonight. Below are all of the categories we will be covering tonight and you can catch the show live at Midnight EST on TSN 1050 Toronto, The TEAM 1410 in Vancouver and online here on the website with a “listen live” link posted before the show.
WORST WRESTLER (Male)
WORST WRESTLER (Female)
WORST TAG TEAM
WORST ON THE MIC
WORST NON-WRESTLING PERFORMER
WORST MATCH OF THE YEAR
WORST FEUD OF THE YEAR
THEY REALLY DROPPED THE BALL ON...
WORST PAY-PER-VIEW (Wrestling)
WORST PAY-PER-VIEW (MMA)
WORST TV SHOW
WORST MIXED MARTIAL ARTIST
WORST MMA FIGHT
WTF MOMENT OF THE YEAR
**If you would like to catch our Worst of 2011 from last year you can download that show at http://fightnetwork.com/data/podcasts/835/2012-01-15.mp3.
**The WWE is taping this Friday’s edition of Smackdown tonight in Richmond, Virginia and will feature Big Show Vs Alberto Del Rio in a non-title match in the main event.
**Our UFC 155 post show with Jason Agnew and myself is up on the site at http://fightnetwork.com/news/35555:ufc-155-post-show-w-john-pollock-and-jason-agnew/ chatting the entire card from last night and we welcome Todd Martin back to the program from the Sherdog and Wrestling Observer websites and take your calls. You can also grab the show off of iTunes if you subscribe to The MMA Report with John Pollock.
**The WWE announced last night that they will return to Washington, D.C. for the April 1st edition of Raw, which will be the final Raw before WrestleMania 29.
**The WWE did a title change at the Raw tapings last night in Washington and posted the result all over their website. If you want to find out which title changed hands you can click here.
**Velvet Sky missed the TNA house show last night in Poughkeepsie, New York when she was in a car accident on her way to the venue as her truck spun out of control. She posted that she was okay but shaken up by the accident and removed from the show.
**Chris Charlton and WH Park will both be attending this week’s New Japan Pro Wrestling show at the Tokyo Dome headlined by Hiroshi Tanahashi Vs Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Title. They will be back later this weekend with a brand new show recapping the event from top to bottom.
**Here are the results from the Extreme Rising event in Philadelphia on Saturday night at the National Guard Armory:
*Stevie Richards over Luke Hawx in heavyweight title semi-final
*Rhino over Devon Storm in the heavyweight title semi-final
*Facade over Jay Bradley
*Matt Tremont & Brian XL over Blue Meanie & Balls Mahoney
*Papadon over Little Guido
*Jerry Lynn over Homicide
*Hijo de Rey Misterio over Bestia 666 in a 2/3 Falls Match
*BLK Out over The Briscoe Brothers, The Dramaticos and The Gangstas
*Matt Hardy over Sabu
*Stevie Richards over Rhino to become the first Extreme Rising champion
**Here are the results from the UFC 155 card on Saturday night in front of 12,423 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and a gate of $3,286,000:
*John Moraga over Chris Cariaso by guillotine choke at 3:11 of Round 3
*Max Holloway over Leonard Garcia by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
*Todd Duffee over Phil De Fries by TKO at 2:04 of Round 1
*Myles Jury over Michael Johnson by unanimous decision (30-27 all)
*Jamie Varner over Melvin Guillard by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)
*Erik Perez over Byron Bloodworth by TKO at 3:50 of Round 1
*Eddie Wineland over Brad Pickett by split decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
*Derek Brunson over Chris Leben by unanimous decision (29-28 all)
*Yushin Okami over Alan Belcher by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
*Constantinos Philippou over Tim Boestch by TKO at 2:11 of Round 3
*Jim Miller over Joe Lauzon by unanimous decision (29-28 all)
*Cain Velasquez over Junior dos Santos by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-43) to win the UFC heavyweight title
**I had my worst picks of the year last night going 5/12.
**The following $65,000 bonuses were handed out after the card:
*Fight of the Night – Jim Miller Vs Joe Lauzon (no surprise)
*Knockout of the Night – Todd Duffee
*Submission of the Night – John Moraga
**The DREAM 18 / GLORY 4 New Year’s Eve card from Japan at the Saitama Super Arena takes place late night at 2am EST and airing on Fight Network in Canada and CBS Sports Network in the U.S. with the following lineup:
*Shinya Aoki Vs Antonio McKee – this is billed for the DREAM lightweight title even though the promotion doesn’t exist anymore
*Melvin Manhoef Vs Denis Kang
*Bibiano Fernandes Vs Yoshiro Maeda
*Michihiro Omigawa Vs Tetsuya Kawajiri
*Phil Baroni Vs Hayato Sakurai
*Hiroyuki Takaya Vs Georgi Karakhanyan
*Satoru Kitaoka Vs Will Brooks
On the GLORY side they will have a one-night 16-man kickboxing tournament with the following opening round fights:
*Semmy Schilt Vs Brice Guidon
*Gokhan Saki Vs Raomoru
*Daniel Ghita Vs Jhonata Diniz
*Remy Bonjasky Vs Filip Verlinden
*Peter Aerts Vs Mourad Bouzidi
*Errol Zimmerman Vs Jamal Ben Saddik
*Anderson Braddock Silva Vs Igor Jurkovic
*Sergei Kharitonov Vs Rico Verhoeven
**Mauro Ranallo and Stephen Quadros will be doing the English speaking commentary for the New Year’s Eve card. Ranallo also posted Saturday that due to unforeseen circumstances he will not be calling the Invicta FC card this Saturday and Bas Rutten will be replacing him on the broadcast. Ranallo said he will be back to call the next Invicta card.
**Joe Lauzon needed 40 stitches in total for the various cuts he sustained during the fight including the nasty gash above his eye that was the major one.
**White also stated at the post fight press conference that Leonard Garcia would not be cut regardless of suffering his fourth straight loss in the UFC. On the Mike Goldberg situation he just said that Goldberg will be out for awhile and moved on. He said that Anderson Silva has just signed a new ten-fight deal with the UFC.
THE MMA REPORT – UFC 155 Post Show
(John Pollock and Jason Agnew recap UFC 155, chat with Todd Martin and take your calls)
REVIEW-AN-IMPACT – December 28th 2012
(John Pollock and Wai Ting chat final Impact of 2012 and Nate Milton shares his Best of 2012 picks)
THE MMA REPORT - December 27th 2012
(John Pollock chats with UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, MMA Junkie's John Morgan and UFC 155 picks)
REVIEW-A-WAI – WWF In Your House “Season’s Beatings”
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review the December 1995 In Your House featuring Bret Hart Vs British Bulldog for the WWF Title, Hog Pen Match and debut of Xanta Klaus)
THE LAW – December 24th 2012
(Lovranski, Agnew, Pollock and Wai make their “Best of 2012” picks plus Dave Meltzer, your phone calls and a special Christmas present give to Mouth on the air)