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Friday News Wrap-Up

Welcome to the new feature that needs a catchier name, The Friday News Wrap-Up. Each Friday I’ll be highlighting some of the bigger stories from wrestling/MMA and providing some commentary.

UFC 193 in Australia this Saturday

UFC will present its latest pay-per-view event, UFC 193, from Ethihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday night. The show will be headlined by Ronda Rousey defending her Women’s Bantam Weight Championship against challenger Holly Holm. Rousey is an overwhelming 18:1 favorite. Holm is reputed to be the strongest fighter Rousey has faced, as she is undefeated in MMA and an accomplished kick boxer.

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The Law Reviews: Survivor Series 1998

With the WWE World Heavyweight Championship being vacated and up for grabs in a tournament at Survivor Series, I want to look back at Survivor Series 1998, when a similar situation occurred and the 14-man “Deadly Game” tournament was held to determine a new champion. Continue reading

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The Law Reviews: Survivor Series 1987

I’ve always been a sucker for Survivor Series. Great name, love the team concept. It was a great idea when it was first invented as it allowed them to sell a pay-per-view without giving away any real one-on-one matches. The change in wrestling culture in the 90s sort of necessitated a shift away from all team matches, as it became difficult to get people to buy a pay-per-view without singles matches on it. Continue reading

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Breaking News: Seth Rollins Injured, Forfeits WWE Championship

WWE World Heavyweight Champion suffered a serious knee injury during a match at a house show in Ireland. The injury will reportedly keep Rollins out for 6-9 months, suggesting a torn knee ligament. As a result, Rollins will forfeit the WWE Championship and a tournament will be held at Survivor Series to determine a new champion.

The Law: Tough break for Seth and WWE. Roster is thin already (especially with John Cena taking time off and Randy Orton hurt) and losing the top heel isn’t going to help.
That said, this has me instantly more interested in WWE’s product. I always love watching bookers scramble. Suddenly, anything is possible. There’s no obvious successor to Rollins as champ. Roman Reigns seems the most likely, but he’s nowhere near an overwhelming favorite.
My preferred scenario would probably be Reigns winning by aligning himself with The Authority. He goes over Dean Ambrose in the final, betraying his brother. And we have a hot championship chase for Wrestlemania set.
 Whatever happens, Survivor Series just got a lot more interesting.

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The Law Reviews: WWE Hell in a Cell 2015

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WWE TV has hit a low point in the last month, with Raw posting its lowest ratings since 1997. The build for this show has mostly been forgettable or outright bad, but I think the card actually looks pretty strong. The roster is stacked with talent, but WWE’s creative has consistently failed to build new stars or even just come up with interesting rivalries. One thing about this show that’s a consistent theme from recent months is how rematch heavy it is: The only match that isn’t a rematch from the last few months is Kane vs. Rollins, and that happened on Raw two weeks ago.

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