LAW Feb. 22 Update - WWE Invites Glenn Beck to Raw
John Pollock / February 22, 2013 - 5:37pm
**Here are the matches on WWE Smackdown tonight at 8pm EST on SyFy and The Score, taped on Tuesday night in Biloxi, Mississippi:
*Damien Sandow vs. Sheamus
*Kailtyn & Layla vs. Tamina & Aksana
*Randy Orton vs. Jack Swagger
*The Miz vs. Cody Rhodes
*Alberto Del Rio vs. Wade Barrett in a non-title match
**Today’s edition of Review-An-Impact is up on the website with Wai Ting and myself chatting Impact from last night and taking your feedback at http://fightnetwork.com/news/36617:feb.-22-edition-of-review-an-impact/. The show also features Nate Milton’s final show from Virginia before moving to Canada and he takes our Canadian quiz on the show. You can download the show, subscribe to Live Audio Wrestling on iTunes or listen on the free Stitcher app.
**You may have heard that we had Teddy Hart on the show yesterday along with Spencer Tapley from Next Generation Wrestling. They joined me to discuss Lance Storm’s appearance on The LAW last weekend and the full interview is up at http://fightnetwork.com/news/36594:interview-teddy-hart-and-spencer-tapley/ and on iTunes.
**This Sunday night on The LAW we will be joined by Kevin Sullivan to chat about next weekend’s Hardcore Road Trip event in London, Ontario and his career. Plus Dave Meltzer on the Wrestling Observer Newsletter will be by, Title Bout Trivia and your phone calls kicking off at 11pm EST on TSN 1050 Toronto and The TEAM 1040 in Vancouver.
**Last night’s edition of Impact Wrestling averaged 1,350,000 viewers.
**The WWE is overseas this weekend with a show in Doha, Qatar today and then in Istanbul, Turkey tomorrow and then fly back for the tapings on Monday night in Dallas, Texas. The Smackdown crew are in Waco, Texas tomorrow and then in College Station on Sunday. The Smackdown tapings are Tuesday night in Oklahoma City.
**Following Glenn Beck’s criticism of the Zeb Coulter and Jack Swagger angle, the WWE has reached out and is publicly inviting Beck to come on Raw Monday night in Dallas, Texas.
**Ric Flair is scheduled to appear this Sunday in Melbourne, Florida at a NXT event.
**Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Maryse Ouellet are now engaged.
**The Rock’s new movie “Snitch” is out in theatres everywhere today.
**Tomorrow night Jason Agnew and I will be live on TSN 1050 Toronto right after UFC 157 finishes up with a full post show running down all of the fights and taking your phone calls at 1-855-591-6876. We will also be joined by Todd Martin of Sherdog.com, the Wrestling Observer website and L.A Times blog.
**The UFC 157 cars is completely sold out for tomorrow night in the Honda Center in Anaheim, California with the following card:
MAIN CARD (10pm EST on pay-per-view)
*Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche for the bantamweight title
*Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida
*Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar
*Josh Koscheck vs. Robbie Lawler
*Josh Neer vs. Court McGee
*Brendan Schaub vs. Lavar Johnson
*Anton Kuivanen vs. Michael Chiesa
*Sam Stout vs. Caros Fodor
*Matt Grice vs. Dennis Bermudez
*Brock Jardine vs. Kenny Robertson
*Neil Magny vs. Jon Manley
**Bellator averaged 737,000 viewers last night headlined by the finals of the featherweight tournament with Shahbulat Shamhalaev defeating Rad Martinez. If you missed the card it is worth checking out with two knockout of the year candidates with Emmanuel Newton stopping Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal with a spinning back fist and Ben Saunders stopping Raul Amaya with a head kick to advance to the finals of the welterweight tournament.
**UFC president Dana White announced that Cain Velasquez has signed a new eight-fight contract that replaces his old deal, which still had three fights remaining on it.
**A featherweight bout between Steven Siler and Jimy Hettes has been added to the undercard of the UFC 159 event on April 27th in Newark, New Jersey.
**Here are the main card results from Bellator’s card last night in West Valley City, Utah:
*Ben Saunders over Raul Amaya by KO at 2:56 of Round 1 in the semi-finals of the welterweight tournament
*Mikhail Zayats over Jacob Noe by armbar at 3:38 of Round 1 in the semi-finals of the light heavyweight tournament
*Douglas Lima over Bryan Baker by KO at 2:34 of Round 1 in the semi-finals of the welterweight tournament
*Emanuel Newton over Muhammed Lawal by KO at 2:35 of Round 1 in the semi-finals of the light heavyweight tournament
*Shahbulat Shamhalaev over Rad Martinez by KO at 2:12 of Round 2 in the finals of the featherweight tournament
**Shamhalaev will still have to wait for a featherweight title shot as Pat Curran has to first defend his title against Daniel Straus, which is scheduled for April 4th.
REVIEW-AN-IMPACT – February 22nd 2013
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review Impact, take your feedback and Nate Milton takes the Canadian Quiz)
INTERVIEW – Teddy Hart and Spencer Tapley
(John Pollock chats with Hart and Tapley about Lance Storm’s interview from this past week on The LAW)
THE MMA REPORT W/ JOHN POLLOCK – February 21st
(Featuring: Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp, TUF 17’s Josh Samman and Ariel Helwani)
REVIEW-A-WAI – Phil Donahue and Geraldo
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review both talks shows covering the WWF’s early 90’s scandals)
REVIEW-A-RAW – February 19th 2013
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review Raw from Lafayette featuring a marching band, new WWE Title and more)
THE LAW – February 18th 2013
(The LAW recaps WWE Elimination Chamber, Lance Storm discusses HLW issues, Dave Meltzer stops by and more)
INTERVIEW – Lance Storm
(John Pollock chats with Storm about the issues from the Hart Legacy Wrestling show, working with Jerry Lynn one last time and more)