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LAW Sept. 9 Update - Matches for the Owen Hart DVD

John Pollock / September 9, 2015 - 5:03pm

**This week’s edition of Review-A-Wai is up with Wai Ting and I reviewing the August 9th 1999 episode of WWF Raw is War from Chicago and featuring the WWF debut of Chris Jericho. We take a look at the big debut, his segment with The Rock, the summer of Billy Gunn, a main event where Chyna pins Triple H and the WWF’s hot run at the time during the summer of 1999. The show is available at and on iTunes, Stitcher and the free Fight Network app.

**This week’s Bauer & Pollock is up on the site as we chat Kurt Angle’s announcement he won’t be signing a new deal with TNA, taking a break from wrestling and WWE possibilities, we also discuss the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame ballot and a lot of interesting candidates, Mayweather vs. Berto pay-per-view this Saturday, Court’s newest project and more at

**A reminder that with the NFL season starting, The LAW moves back to Midnight ET starting this Sunday. We will be joined by Vampiro on this weekend’s show and more.

**Our website will be getting a makeover over the next few days, we appreciate any feedback once the new site is up.

**Here are the matches for tonight’s edition of NXT at 8pm ET on the WWE Network with two matches from the Dusty Rhodes Classic tag tournament:
*Finn Balor & Samoa Joe vs. Lucha Dragons
*Tyler Breeze & Bull Dempsey vs. Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa

**Ring of Honor’s television show tonight features the Jay Lethal vs. Roderick Strong title match from the recent television tapings in Philadelphia and got great reviews from those that saw the match live. Tonight’s show also features The Addiction vs. The Young Bucks for the tag titles at 11pm ET on Destination America.

**Below are the matches listed for tonight’s episode of Impact Wrestling at 9pm ET on Destination America and Fight Network in Canada:
*Chris Mordetsky vs. Drew Galloway
*Brooke vs. Gail Kim for the Knockout’s title
*EC3 & Tyrus vs. Matt Hardy & Rockstar Spud

**Monday’s episode of Raw averaged 3,380,000 viewers off hours of 3,570,000, 3,560,000 and the third hour has a big drop down to 3,021,000. The number is down from 3,890,000 last week but this week did fall on a holiday. The better comparison is last year’s Labor Day edition of Raw, which did 3,910,000 viewers.

**The following matches are being listed for the upcoming Owen Hart DVD that the WWE is putting out:
*Owen Hart vs. Mr. Perfect (May 8th 1989 at The Meadowlands and not their WrestleMania match)
*Owen Hart vs. Mark Kyle (March 16th 1991 in WCW)
*Owen Hart vs. Shawn Michaels (August 28th 1993)
*Owen Hart vs. Nick Barberri (From the Open Workout to promote WrestleMania 11 in 1995)
*Owen Hart vs. Makhan Singh (May 1988 in Stampede Wrestling)
*Owen Hart vs. Bret Hart (WrestleMania 10)
*Owen Hart vs. Razor Ramon (King of the Ring 1994)
*Owen Hart vs. Bret Hart (August 17th 1994 in Portland, Maine)
*Owen Hart & Yokozuna vs. British Bulldog & Lex Luger (In Your House, July 23rd 1995)
*Owen Hart vs. Shawn Michaels (In Your House, February 18th 1996)
*Owen Hart vs Mankind (Raw, January 6th 1997)
*Owen Hart vs. British Bulldog (March 3rd 1997)
*Owen Hart vs. Rocky Maivia (April 28th 1997)

**A four corner’s match with A.J. Styles vs. Michael Elgin vs. Roderick Strong vs. Adam Cole is now official for the Ring of Honor All-Star Extravaganza pay-per-view on September 18th.

**The long awaited Bob Backlund autobiography is scheduled to be released next Tuesday and is available for pre-order on Amazon.

**The WWE has announced that they have raised $213,000 for the “Answer the Call” fundraiser to raise money for the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. The fundraiser features an online auction with the WWE partnering with Charity Buzz over the course of SummerSlam week in Brooklyn.

**The WWE stock closed at $19.48 on Wednesday.


**On The MMA Report this week, I’m giving away a copy of the Ultimate Fighter Season 14 DVD (Michael Bisping and Jason “Mayhem” Miller as coaches). I will give it to the best mailbag question we receive, use #askPOLLOCK and submit your question on Twitter.

**The newest season of The Ultimate Fighter begins tonight at 10pm ET on FS 1 with coaches Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber. The show starts off with 32 lightweights and tonight’s show is all fights to gain a spot in the house. It will result in 16 American fighters to be coaches by Faber and 16 Europeans on Team McGregor. They show received a lot of promotion through the appearances of McGregor and Faber last week at the Fox Sports studios. The dynamic of having McGregor on the show is a hook, but we’ve seen the same kind of formula when TUF has had the likes of Brock Lesnar and Chael Sonnen as coaches and I’m not sure any one coach is going to turn this franchise around in a ratings juggernaut.

**MGM has announced that they are re-booting the classic film “Road House” and that Ronda Rousey will be starring in the main role as a bouncer, which is the role that was played by Patrick Swayze in the 1989 original. Filming is scheduled to begin in 2016 and next year is already looking to be a packed one for Rousey on the film front. She will begin filming the Peter Berg project, “Mile 22” next February along with the biopic that is based on her autobiography and a film called “The Athena Project” that she is also set to star in. It is not known if all four projects will be in production throughout 2016, but regardless it is a question if Rousey will be able to do UFC 200 next July and put a full fight camp together with so many commitments outside of the UFC being lined up.

**Fedor Emelianenko is indicating that an announcement will be forthcoming in the next 2-3 weeks.

**John Dodson has posted the following statement regarding those that believe Dodson lost the fight to Demetrious Johnson due to the timing of his girlfriend going into labor last week:

Everyone I lost the fight cuz I didn't fight to my full potential. It's something I have to live with for the rest of my life and y'all can bad mouth me all you want but do me a favor please keep my mom and my newborn daughter outta y'all mouth. They didn't do anything to deserve your hatred. I do and I take responsibility for it. Thank you I appreciate your hate towards me losing. Have a nice day.

**Next Monday’s Nevada Athletic Commission hearing will feature hearings to be held for the cases involving Nick Diaz for his positive post fight drug test after his loss to Anderson Silva in January, as well as hearing for Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields following their fight last month for the World Series of Fighting organization.

BAUER & POLLOCK – September 9th
(John Pollock and Court Bauer discuss Kurt Angle’s announcement, Ronda Rousey movies, Mayweather vs. Berto, WON Hall of Fame ballot and more)
REVIEW-A-WAI – WWF Raw is War (Aug. 9th, 1999)
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review this episode of Raw with the debut of Chris Jericho, Chyna pins Triple H, Jesse Ventura appears and the build to SummerSlam ’99)
REVIEW-A-RAW – September 8th
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review Raw from Baltimore, Sting destroys statue, Rusev is “betrayded”, E&C appear and we take your feedback and questions)
(Jason Agnew and Dan Lovranski discuss the Jimmy Snuka case, Hulk Hogan apology and then welcome Bret Hart and Dave Meltzer to the show)
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)


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