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LAW Sept. 6 Update - Big Bret Hart Interview on The LAW

John Pollock / September 6, 2015 - 1:38pm

**We have a big interview with Bret Hart on The LAW tonight at 11pm ET. Jason Agnew and Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski will be discussing a very busy past week of news, including the Jimmy Snuka charges, Hulk Hogan on Good Morning America and lots more. Hart will be joining the show to discuss the recent passing of Roddy Piper, his candid thoughts on the Owen Hart DVD as well as other topics being covered. We will also speak with Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, play Title Bout Trivia and have our Q&A segment at the end of the show. The LAW kicks off at 11pm ET on TSN 1050 Toronto, TSN 1410 Vancouver, SiriusXM 167 and online here on the site.

**The LAW’s Q&A thread is up at to post your questions for the final segment of tonight’s show.

**Brian Mann and Nate Milton are back with this weekend’s Review-An-Impact as they run down some of the big stories in the wrestling, all of the issues with the TNA vs. GFW invasion and a review of this week’s episode, plus they take your feedback and questions at You can also listen on iTunes, by subscribing to Live Audio Wrestling.

**The WWE has a show in Fairfax, Virginia tonight with John Cena, Kevin Owens and Sheamus, and the other crew is in Salisbury, Maryland with Roman Reigns, Ryback and Bray Wyatt. Both Randy Orton and Seth Rollins are not advertised for tonight’s shows. The Raw tapings are Monday night in Baltimore and then they head to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania for the Smackdown tapings on Tuesday night.

**John Cena had a bad landing during Friday’s house show match with Kevin Owens. The injury came during a code red spot by Cena, where Cena went to execute it and Owens landed on his face. They went to the finish shortly after. Cena did work on Saturday night. There is a Vine post of the post at this link.

**Steve Austin will be interviewing Edge and Christian immediately after Raw on Monday night on the WWE Network.

**A six-man tag has officially been announced for Night of Champions with Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper & Braun Strowman taking on Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose and a mystery partner. There was a graphic floating around online this weekend revealing Baron Corbin as the partner, but that isn’t official and would seem like an odd fit for Corbin to get the call up for that spot, but is possible.

**The Smackdown number plummeted this past Thursday night and averaged 1,980,000 viewers on SyFy and was their lowest non-holiday number since the show moved to SyFy. The funny part is that this was one of the better Smackdown episodes in quite some time. In particular, the Miz TV segment where I thought everyone was great in that segment. They also established The Ascension is now aligned with Stardust and also indicated that Ryback’s next program will be with Kevin Owens for the Intercontinental title.

**The Dusty Rhodes Classic continued on the road on Saturday night at the NXT house show in Jacksonville, Florida. The main event featured The Vaudevillains defeating Blake & Murphy and will likely air in some form on a future episode of NXT.

**This week’s Ring of Honor episode is really worth checking out as it has the Jay Lethal vs. Roderick Strong title match from Brooklyn two weeks ago, along with a very good match with The Addiction and The Young Bucks and the set up for the tag title match at the pay-per-view. This episode will be airing on Destination America this Wednesday night.

**Below is a preview for the upcoming Monday Night War DVD that the WWE is putting out, “Know Your Role”. The preview clip features Eric Bischoff doing a new sit-down interview with the WWE and discussing the role of Vince Russo and contradicting Russo’s own version of what happened at the Bash at the Beach show in July 2000. This was the pay-per-view where Jeff Jarrett laid down in the ring for Hulk Hogan, Hogan covered him (this was also the second time they did this exact finish within a year, with the other involving Sting and Hogan at Halloween Havoc the prior year). Hogan left with the title and later in the night, Russo came out and cut a promo on Hogan, which Hogan legitimately felt Russo over stepped the agreed upon parameters of the promo and led to a lawsuit. That event would also be Hogan’s final appearance for WCW. The popular belief was that with WCW crowning a second WCW champion on that same show with Booker T. defeating Jeff Jarrett and that it would set up a future match down the line with Hogan returning and unifying the titles, but obviously never came to pass.

**Charlotte interview with Michael Cole from WWE:


**The UFC 191 card was highlighted by an incredible one round fight between John Lineker and Francisco Rivera. This was every bit as exciting as Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley from 2011 and the Andrei Arlovski vs. Travis Browne fight from earlier this year, although the latter two lasted longer and had more back-and-forth, but for sheer volume of strikes and the pace that the bantamweights had, it was incredible. This was Lineker’s first fight at bantamweight in the UFC (he had fought at 135 prior to the UFC) after missing weight on four occasions at flyweight and was definitely small at the weight but did have his power. This fight aired on the preliminary card and is well worth tracking down if you missed it. Below are the full results from the card, in front of 10,873 and a gate of $1,362,700:
*Joaquim Silva over Nazareno Malegarie by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
*Joe Riggs over Ron Stallings by DQ (illegal upkick) at 2:28 of Round 2 – Riggs was already cut by his eye and when he took the upkick, he stated he couldn’t see and the fight was ruled a DQ
*Tiago Trator over Clay Collard by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
*Raquel Pennington over Jessica Andrade by rear-naked choke at 4:58 of Round 2
*John Lineker over Francisco Rivera by guillotine at 2:08 of Round 1
*Ross Pearson over Paul Felder by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
*Paige VanZant over Alex Chambers by armbar at 1:01 of Round 3
*Corey Anderson over Jan Blachowicz by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 29-26)
*Anthony Johnson over Jimi Manuwa by KO at 0:28 of Round 2
*Andrei Arlovski over Frank Mir by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
*Demetrious Johnson over John Dodson by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) to retain the flyweight title

**The Fight of the Night bonus obviously went to John Lineker and Francisco Rivera, with Anthony Johnson and Raquel Pennington taking the performance bonuses for $50,000 each.

I felt that Demetrious Johnson won all five rounds, the second round was the closest, but this was a dominant outing from Johnson and his technique and pace are at another level than anyone at that weight class. After the fight, Dana White stated they are working on something for Johnson’s next title defence. Henry Cejudo is fighting Jussier Formiga in November and that is the only fight that could present the next title challenger, unless someone of note is willing to cut down from bantamweight and receives the next title fight, which isn’t a crazy idea at all.

The Arlovski vs. Mir fight was very flat as both were tired throughout the fight and referee John McCarthy constantly breaking them up from clinching against the cage. Dana White noted that the Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez likely isn’t going to happen until March because Werdum doesn’t want to fight until then, so that means Arlovski will likely have to fight again and this wasn’t the type of win that is going to rally support for Arlovski. I scored the fight 29-28 for Arlovski.

**The UFC has a quiet month as there isn’t another card until September 26th when they return to Japan with the card at the Saitama Super Arena with Josh Barnett taking on Roy Nelson in the main event, along with Gegard Mousasi vs. Uriah Hall on that show. It is a similar schedule in October with UFC 192 on October 3rd and the Dublin card on October 24th.

**Beyonce and her team licensed the Ronda Rousey “Do Nothing Bitch” clip from the episode of Embedded prior to UFC 190 and used during Beyonce’s performance of “Diva” on Saturday night at the Budweiser Made in America festival. Dana White tweeted out a video of the clip being used at the start of the performance.

REVIEW-AN-IMPACT – September 5th
(Brian Mann and Nate Milton chat the issues with the TNA vs. GFW invasion, a look at the big stories this week and field your questions and feedback)
THE MMA REPORT – September 4th
(John Pollock speaks to Andrei Arlovski and Paige VanZant ahead of their fights at UFC 191 this weekend and Sam Stout discusses his decision to retire)
whtsNXT – September 3rd
(Jason Agnew is solo to review this week’s episode, the start of the Dusty Rhodes Classic tournament, breakdown of brackets, your feedback and more)
BAUER & POLLOCK – September 2nd
(John Pollock and Court Bauer discuss Jimmy Snuka’s 1983 case re-opened and being charged, shooting outside Performance Center, Bram arrested, Hogan on GMA, Dudleys and Sting return, Palmer Cannon and more)
REVIEW-A-WAI – WCW Monday Nitro (Oct. 21st, 1996)
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review the Nitro heading into Halloween Havoc, Savage questions life, Hogan caught on tape, ROAD BLOCK, Jimmy Grafiti and lots more)
REVIEW-A-RAW: “Dolph’s Diggler”
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review Raw from Tampa, chat a crazy day of news, Bret Hart comments on The Kliq, your feedback and more)


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