LAW Jan. 21 Update - The Rock, Ric Flair Scheduled for Raw
John Pollock / January 21, 2013 - 6:48pm
**Tonight Raw is in San Jose, California for the final Raw before the Royal Rumble this Sunday and both The Rock and Ric Flair scheduled for tonight’s show. There are lots of different directions they can go for the final segment and interaction between Rock and Punk but as we discussed last night the big promos from both guys seems to be the best bet and do the big sell job on the Rumble. We will probably get at least one more match involving Kaitlyn defending the Diva’s Title added to the Rumble (with the tease of Layla on Smackdown this past Friday).
**Last night’s edition of The LAW is up on the website featuring Nigel McGuinness popping on the show to chat about his documentary “The Last of McGuinness”, which is available at www.nigelwrestling.com. We were also joined by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, a Royal Rumble preview and your phone calls and a special edition of Title Bout Trivia. You can download the show at http://datav3.fightnetwork.com/blog/35898.mp3 or subscribe to Live Audio Wrestling on iTunes.
**Wai Ting and I will be back with Review-A-Raw tonight after the show recapping the show and taking your feedback, which you can leave right after Raw concludes on The LAW Message Board.
**The Smackdown and Main Event tapings are in Sacramento tomorrow night.
**The TNA crew begins their week-long overseas tour today with a show in Dublin, Ireland and then have Tuesday off before heading to England. They will be taping all the February editions of Impact Wrestling this week on the tour. Jeff Hardy is the key talent not on the tour due to his felony conviction that prevents him from travelling there.
**Jimmy Korderas and I preview the Royal Rumble this Sunday and Korderas shares his memories of the infamous Mil Mascaras elimination from the 1997 Rumble and we ask “who will draw #27 this year?”:
**MVP clarified his contract status with New Japan Pro Wrestling on Twitter last night posting that he is on a “per appearance” deal with the organization and thus doesn’t have any restrictions from jumping if he was given an offer.
**Broadcasting and Cable reported this morning that FX is looking to branch the cable network into two off shoots by converting the Speed Channel and FUEL into FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 and will have a big effect on UFC programming and where it is programmed on the networks. The story is up at http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/491385-Fox_Doubling_Down_on_FX_in_Bet_on_Cable_Nets.php.
**Newcomer Josh Janousek has pulled out of this Saturday’s UFC on FOX 6 undercard fight with Michael Kuiper due to an injury. The UFC has scratched the fight from the card and will only put Kuiper in a fight if another fighter needs a new opponent at his weight class.
**Eve Torres on the newest edition of The Gracie Breakdown with fiancé Rener:
THE LAW – January 21st 2013
(Dan Lovranski and Jason Agnew welcome Nigel McGuinness, Dave Meltzer, Rumble preview and more)
REVIEW-AN-IMPACT – January 18th 2013
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review the wedding on Impact and chat with Nate Milton and take your feedback)
THE MMA REPORT W/ JOHN POLLOCK - January 18th 2013
(Featuring: Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine, Fight Network's Robin Black and FX 7 picks)
REVIEW-A-WAI – WWF Royal Rumble 1991
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review the ’91 Rumble featuring the battle royal and Ultimate Warrior Vs Sgt. Slaughter for the WWF Title)
REVIEW-A-RAW – January 15th 2013
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review #RAW20, take your feedback and details on the Royal Rumble Pool)
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