**Tonight is the WWE Elimination Chamber event from the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana and http://fightnetwork.com/news/6384642:the-laws-wwe-elimination-chamber-preview/. Here is the line up for tonight’s show starting at 8pm EST on pay-per-view:
*The Rock vs. CM Punk for the WWE Title – If The Rock is disqualified or counted out he loses the title
*Alberto Del Rio vs. Big Show for the World Title
*John Cena & Sheamus & Ryback vs. The Shield
*Chris Jericho vs. Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Kane vs. Jack Swagger in an Elimination Chamber Match
*Antonio Cesaro vs. The Miz for the U.S. Title
*Kaitlyn vs. Tamina for the Diva’s Title
*Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow vs. Brodus Clay & Tensai in the pre-show match at 7:30pm EST
**Tonight on The LAW Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski, Jason Agnew and I will be running through tonight’s Elimination Chamber event right after it concludes at 11pm EST and taking your phone calls at 1-855-591-6876 and locally in Toronto at 416-870-1050 as the picture for WrestleMania becomes more clear. We will also be chatting with Lance Storm tonight about the fallout from the Hart Legacy Wrestling event in Calgary last month as well as Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter joining us. On Title Bout Trivia we will be giving out a copy of the new “Best of WCW Monday Nitro Vol. 2” DVD courtesy of eOne Entertainment. Tune in tonight at 11pm EST on TSN 1050 Toronto, The TEAM 1410 in Vancouver and online here on the website.
**The WWE is making a big announcement on Monday at Noon EST and will stream the announcement on WWE.com with Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Triple H, The Rock and John Cena expected to be in attendance. This is pretty much a lock that it will be the announcement WrestleMania 30 will be held in New Orelans next year at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
**Deadspin has a huge piece on former wrestler Nigel McGuinness with a career retrospective and comments from colleagues including Gabe Sapolsky. The article is up at http://deadspin.com/5984273/how-one-mans-hard+luck-journey-through-the-indie-wrestling-circuit-ended-behind-a-deli-counter and worth checking out.
**The WWE will be in Lafayette, Louisiana tomorrow night for the Raw tapings and then in Biloxi, Mississippi Tuesday night for the Smackdown and Main Event tapings.
**After seemingly dropping the gimmick The Miz was back to using the figure-four on Friday night’s edition of Smackdown defeating Cody Rhodes.
**TNA is going to be taping six of their “One Night Only” events in the span of three-days from March 17th – 19th to cover them for the entire year. All of the tapings (which are individually themed) will be taped in the Impact Zone in Orlando with two shows taped on each day with start times of 1pm and 7pm EST each day.
WWE Elimination Chamber
February 19th 2012
*CM Punk over The Miz, Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston and R-Truth to retain the WWE Title in an Elimination Chamber Match
*Beth Phoenix over Tamina to keep the Diva’s Title
*Daniel Bryan over Big Show, Cody Rhodes, Santino Marella, Wade Barrett and The Great Khali to keep the World Title in an Elimination Chamber Match
*Jack Swagger over Justin Gabriel to keep the U.S. Title
*John Cena over Kane in an Ambulance Match
LAW MMA UPDATE
**There is a bonus edition of The MMA Report up on the site with a full rundown of the UFC on FUEL 7 card as I go through all of the fights and discuss Dana White’s new fight against TRT abuse at http://fightnetwork.com/news/6384642:the-laws-wwe-elimination-chamber-preview/ and it is also available on iTunes by subscribing to The MMA Report with John Pollock.
**Here are the results from the UFC on FUEL 7 card on Saturday in front of 10,349 and a live gate of $1,300,000 at the Wembley Arena in London, England:
*Phil Harris over Ulysses Gomez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
*Vaughan Lee over Motonobu Tezuka by unanimous decision (30-27 all)
*Tom Watson over Stanislav Nedkov by TKO at 4:42 of Round 2
*Andy Ogle over Josh Grispi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
*Danny Castillo over Paul Sass by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
*Renee Forte over Terry Etim by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
*Matthew Riddle over Che Mills by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
*James Te Huna over Ryan Jimmo by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
*Gunnar Nelson over Jorge Santiago by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
*Jimi Manuwa over Cyrille Diabate by TKO (doctor’s stoppage) after Round 1
*Cub Swanson over Dustin Poirier by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
*Renan Barao over Michael McDonald by arm-triangle choke at 3:57 of Round 4
**The show featured a UFC record nine decisions on one card. There was one ridiculous score card on the show where the judge scored the Riddle vs. Mills fight 29-28b for Mills, which was just unfathomable that you could even argue a round for Mills.
**The following $50,000 bonuses were handed out after the show with Tom Watson walking home to two bonuses:
*Fight of the Night – Tom Watson vs. Stanislav Nedkov
*Knockout of the Night – Tom Watson
*Submission of the Night – Renan Barao
**The New York Times has a big story on the battle between the UFC and Bellator including information on the 2011 negotiations between the UFC and Viacom to renew with Spike with super agent Ari Emmanuel representing the UFC. The story states that the UFC wanted an extra $50-million a year in rights fees and a stake in Spike TV, which led to Viacom turning them down and purchasing a majority stake in Bellator for $50-million.
**UFC president Dana White told members of the media after the card that Nick Diaz has thus far no showed three interviews with the UFC countdown crew in Stockton, California and has cost the company a lot of money to have the crew in Stockton and not shooting anything. Diaz is scheduled to challenge Georges St-Pierre for the welterweight title on March 16th in Montreal, Quebec at UFC 158. Ariel Helwani has a response from Diaz’s lawyer Jonathan Tweedale disputing this claim at http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/2/17/3998270/dana-white-nick-diaz-missed-taping-of-three-countdown-shows-ufc-158.
**Dana White’s nickname for Bellator C.E.O. Bjorn Rebney is now “Bjork”.
**Tito Ortiz held a press conference in Huntington Beach, California on Friday afternoon that aired on AXS TV. Ortiz announced that Cris “Cyborg” Santos will not be cutting down to 135-pounds as it is “impossible” for her to make the weight. They also unveiled a poster for the next Invicta FC event happening on April 5th and that Santos would be fighting Ediane Gomes on that show (Gomes was scheduled to fight Julia Budd originally on that card).
THE MMA REPORT W/ JOHN POLLOCK
(A bonus show with a full review of the UFC on FUEL 7 card from London, England)
REVIEW-AN-IMPACT – February 15th 2013
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review Impact from London, England and chat with Nate Milton)
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)
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.)
REVIEW-A-RAW – February 11th 2013
(John Pollock and Wai Ting chat Raw from Monday in Nashville featuring Zeb Coulter and more)
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)
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