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LAW Feb. 14 Update - Happy Valentine's Day

John Pollock / February 14, 2013 - 4:24pm

**Tonight is the taped edition of Impact Wrestling from London, England featuring a one-night tournament to determine who will face Jeff Hardy at Lockdown for the TNA Title. Here are the matches tonight:
*Christopher Daniels vs. Magnus
*Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode
*Tara & Gail Kim & Jesse vs. Rock Star Spud & The Blossom Twins
*Samoa Joe vs. Kurt Angle
*Rob Van Dam vs. James Storm

**Kurt Angle will be appearing on Bellator tonight to share his thoughts on the IOC’s vote to remove wrestling from the Olympics. TNA is getting strongly behind this movement to get wrestling back in and have announced a partnership with Change.org and encouraging fans to sign a petition at http://www.impactwrestling.com/news/item/4073-TNA-IMPACT-WRESTLING-Raises-Voice-To-Save-Olympic-Wrestling.

**Review-An-Impact will be up tomorrow with Wai Ting and I reviewing tonight’s taped show and also chatting with Nate Milton. You can leave your feedback to the show on The LAW message board after Impact airs tonight.

**The WWE has officially added Antonio Cesaro vs. The Miz for the U.S Title and Kaitlyn vs. Tamina Snuka for the Diva’s Title to the Elimination Chamber show this Sunday in New Orleans, Louisiana.

**The TNA crew has three live events this weekend in West Virginia starting tomorrow night in Huntington.

**The WWE crew will have the weekend off from house shows before the Elimination Chamber event in New Orleans on Sunday night.

**I would expect an announcement regarding WrestleMania 30 could be made as early as this Monday when the WWE is in New Orleans and then air highlights on Raw later that night as they have done in the past.

LAW MMA UPDATE

**Today’s edition of The MMA Report is up featuring my chat with World Series of Fighting president Ray Sefo discussing the promotion’s new television deal with NBC Sports Network, Anthony Johnson moving to heavyweight to fight Andrei Arlovski, updates Evan Dunham and Jay Hieron and lots more. As well I chat with Luke Thomas from MMA Fighting about this week’s IOC vote to eliminate wrestling from the Olympics and a preview of this weekend’s UFC on FUEL 7 card in London, England. You can download the show at http://fightnetwork.com/news/36443:the-mma-report-w-john-pollock-ray-sefo-luke-thomas/ or subscribe to The MMA Report with John Pollock on iTunes.

**Bellator is live tonight at 10pm EST from Charlotte, North Carolina at the Bojangles Coliseum with the preliminary fights airing at 8pm EST on Spike.com. Here are the main card bouts tonight:
*Eduardo Dantas vs. Marcos Galvao for the bantamweight title
*Brian Rogers vs. Dan Cramer in the middleweight quarterfinals
*Norman Paraisy vs. Brett Cooper in the middleweight quarterfinals
*Andreas Spang vs. Doug Marshall in the middleweight quarterfinals

The other middleweight quarterfinals will feature Mikkel Parlo taking on Sultan Aliev and will air on the Spike.com broadcast.

**The weigh-ins for the UFC on FUEL 7 card take place Friday morning at 11am EST in London, England. The prelims on Saturday kick off at 12:15pm EST on Facebook and then the main card airs at 3pm EST.

**Tatame in Brazil reports that the Luke Rockhold vs. Vitor Belfort fight that was announced earlier this week by UFC president Dana White will take place on May 18th in Jaragua do Sul in Brazil and will be the UFC on FX 8 card.

**A major breakthrough in MMA getting into the state of New York could be on the horizon following a Wednesday hearing in the state between the Attorney General’s Office and Zuffa’s legal team. Both sides agreed at the hearing that third party sanctioning would allow the UFC to be able to run a card within the state while not violating the law that was passed in 1997 banning mixed martial arts from the state. Zuffa is going to await the legislative process in a few weeks because their ideal scenario is the 1997 law being overhauled but Zuffa lawyer Timothy Bellamy stated that if this is their only option to get in than they will take advantage of the third party sanctioning loophole. UFC president Dana White has stated he is confident they will run a show this year and has stated he has booked Madison Square Garden for their 20th anniversary show in November.  

**FUEL TV just got a major clearance with Comcast picking up the network and will put them in 22-million more homes in the U.S. As of right FUEL was only in approximately 36-million homes so this is a major clearance for visibility.

**The second episode of UFC Prime Time “Rousey vs. Carmouche” debuts tonight at Midnight EST on FUEL TV and will be airing in Canada on Fight Network this Sunday at 3:30pm EST.

**The RFA Fighting organization has announced a broadcast deal with AXS TV that will run up to ten annual events on the network following show last November. In the press release they announced that Sven Bean will be serving as the Chief Operating Officer and Jen Wenk as their head of public relations while Ed Soares continues to serve as RFA president.  The promotion’s next event will take place on March 22nd in Denver, Colorado.

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THE MMA REPORT W/ JOHN POLLOCK – February 14th 2013
(John Pollock chats with WSOF president Ray Sefo, MMA Fighting’s Luke Thomas and a preview of UFC on FUEL 7)
http://themmareport.podbean.com/mf/web/rhuusz/THE-MMA-REPORT-FEB14-2013.mp3
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REVIEW-A-WAI – TNA British Boot Camp (full series)
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review the entire British Boot Camp series from the U.K.)
http://datav3.fightnetwork.com/blog/36398.mp3
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REVIEW-A-RAW – February 11th 2013
(John Pollock and Wai Ting chat Raw from Monday in Nashville featuring Zeb Coulter and more)
http://datav3.fightnetwork.com/blog/36361.mp3
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THE LAW – February 12th 2013
(Dan Lovranski and Jason Agnew welcome Matt Riddle, Dave Meltzer, take your calls and LAW Xtra with a review of NJPW iPPV)
http://datav3.fightnetwork.com/blog/36334.mp3
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