LAW Feb. 24 Update - The Undertaker Returns at House Show
John Pollock / February 24, 2013 - 4:21pm
**Tonight on The LAW Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski, Jason Agnew and myself will be chatting all of the news from the past week and taking your phone calls at 1-855-591-6876 discussing the Jack Swagger situation from this past week, how you would handle it, The Undertaker’s returns, Raw tomorrow night in Dallas with some big angles coming up and anything else you would like to discuss. We will be chatting with Kevin Sullivan on the show tonight, who will be working the Hardcore Road Trip event next weekend in London, Ontario and Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter will also stop by as always. Tune in tonight at 11pm EST on TSN 1050 Toronto, The TEAM 1410 in Vancouver and online here on the website.
**The Undertaker made an unannounced return at the Smackdown live event on Saturday in Waco, Texas and worked a tag match with Sheamus against Wade Barrett and Damien Sandow, which instantly spread all over the internet. You would figure it is now a lock that he is working WrestleMania and should be on Raw tomorrow night in Dallas to kick off his WrestleMania program. It was a great surprise for the people in Waco and I think it’s always cool to do some surprises at a house show and make people believe that things like that can happen. On a logical level it makes sense to do it on a house show where ‘Taker can get a feel for how his body responds to a limited match and not have to do too much in a tag match.
**The Smackdown crew has a live event in College Station, Texas today. The Raw tapings are in Dallas tomorrow night featuring John Cena vs. CM Punk to determine who faces The Rock at WrestleMania 29 along with a segment involving Vince McMahon challenging Paul Heyman to a fight. Brock Lesnar is scheduled for the show tomorrow night while The Rock is off this week and returns on March 4th in Buffalo at the Raw tapings.
**Ric Flair will be signing autographs at the NXT live event today in Melbourne, Florida.
**Hulk Hogan has indicated on Twitter that he will be involved in another reality show with some family and friends but didn’t go into details.
**This week on Review-A-Wai we are reviewing the WCW SuperBrawl 3 event from Asheville, North Carolina in 1993 and you can post your feedback to the show at http://lawradio.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=shows&action=display&thread=2748.
**The Impact rating this past Thursday was a 1.02 and averaged 1,350,000 viewers.
LAW MMA UPDATE
**We have a UFC 157 post show up on the site with Jason Agnew and myself up on the site at http://fightnetwork.com/news/36667:ufc-157-post-show-w-john-pollock-and-jason-agnew/ recapping the entire event and also welcoming Todd Martin from Sherdog.com and the Wrestling Observer website. We go fight by fight and also look at the news coming out of the show and the title picture in a number of the divisions. You can also get the show on iTunes by subscribing to The MMA Report with John Pollock.
**Here are the results from the UFC 157 card on Saturday night in Anaheim, California in front of a sold out crowd of 15,525 and a gate of $1,400,000 at the Honda Center:
*Nah-Shon Burrell over Yuri Villefort by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
*Neil Magny over Jon Manley by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
*Kenny Robertson over Brock Jardine by knee bar at 2:57 of Round 1
*Sam Stout over Caros Fodor by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
*Dennis Bermudez over Matt Grice by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
*Michael Chiesa over Anton Kuivanen by rear-naked choke at 2:29 of Round 2
*Brendan Schaub over Lavar Johnson by unanimous decision (30-27 all)
*Robbie Lawler over Josh Koscheck by TKO at 3:57 of Round 1
*Court McGee over Josh Neer by unanimous decision (30-27 all)
*Urijah Faber over Ivan Menjivar by rear-naked choke at 4:34 of Round 1
*Lyoto Machida over Dan Henderson by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
*Ronda Rousey over Liz Carmouche by armbar at 4:49 of Round 1 to keep the bantamweight title
**The following bonuses were handed out after the show for $50,000 each:
*Fight of the Night – Dennis Bermudez vs. Matt Grice
*Knockout of the Night – Robbie Lawler
*Submission of the Night – Kenny Robertson
**During the post fight media scrum UFC president Dana White stated that Jose Aldo is now saying he doesn’t feel that Anthony Pettis deserves a featherweight title shot. White said that Aldo’s trainer Andre Pederneiras told White and Lorenzo Fertitta last weekend in England that they didn’t feel Pettis deserves the show. White said the fight is still on or it will get ugly involving Aldo.
**To the surprise of no one Matt Grice is definitely not being cut following last night’s fight of the year candidate even in defeat.
THE MMA REPORT – UFC 157 POST SHOW
(John Pollock and Jason Agnew breakdown the card and welcome Todd Martin)
BONUS INTERVIEW - Ross Aitken a.k.a Buck Gunderson
(John Pollock and Wai Ting chat with the Ontario promoter and wrestler about next weekend's Hardcore Road Trip)
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)