Thursday, September 29, 2011

Audio: Running The Ropes 9/29/11 Archived

This week, the guys talk about Matt Hardy getting three DUIs in a one-month period to catch up from last week’s hiccup. Also, ROH’s free shows are free…in the Ringside Members package? Huh?
All this and more on this week’s edition of Running The Ropes!
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New WWE VP Of Talent Relations Hired

According to PWInsider,Sports Business Daily is reporting that WWE has hired Jane Geddes as the company's new VP of Talent Relations. Geddes was formerly the Senior VP/Tournament Operations & Player Services at the LPGA golf organization
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New Role For Askana?

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there is talk within WWE of SmackDown Diva Askana doing some ring announcing.
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Jimmy Uso Arrested For DUI

TAMPA — Professional wrestler Jimmy Uso went from body slams in the ring to being thrown in the slammer Thursday when he was accused of drunken driving.

Uso, whose real name is Jonathan Fatu, was arrested just after 3 a.m. Thursday at Howard Avenue and Platt Street after a police officer said Uso was driving the wrong way on Howard in a silver Mustang, according to an arrest affidavit.

The 26-year-old World Wrestling Entertainment performer, 6 feet 2 and 240 pounds, had a blood alcohol reading of 0.180 — well above the 0.08 limit at which point the state presumes impairment.

Uso, who lives in South Tampa, remained in jail Thursday in lieu of $500 bail. He wrestles as part of a tag team with his twin brother, Jey, while wearing Samoan tribal beads. He has worked in the WWE since May 2010.
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Update On Rey Mysterio

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

WWE officials are of the belief that Rey Mysterio's time left is limited because of the frequent injuries and surgeries. One plus to Mysterio is that even when he's off TV dealing with injuries, his merchandise still sells good.

Rey is currently scheduled for WWE's upcoming tour of Mexico but won't be wrestling.

Rey tweeted the following: Surgery went well! At home now relaxing & trying to control the pain! Thx 4 all the good thoughts & prayers..1 luv 619
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WWE Release Nunzio

According to PWInsider, WWE has released James Maritato aka Little Guido/Nunzio from their referee staff. The cut happened last week
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Content Listing For The Bret Hart - Shawn Michaels Greatest Rivalries DVD

WWE has released the complete content listing for the upcoming Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart 'Greatest Rivalries' DVD s & Blu-Ray set:

Main Feature

San Antonio vs. Calgary

The Rockers vs. The Hart Foundation

Heartbreak Kid vs.The Hit Man

Intercontinental Champion vs. WWE Champion

Showstopper vs. Excellence of Execution

Progressive vs. Traditional

Fantasy vs. Reality

Respect vs. Trust

Redemption vs. Reconciliation

Hope vs. Peace


The Rockers vs. The Hart Foundation
Madison Square Garden – 25th November, 1989

Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels
Wrestling Challenge – 10th February, 1990

The Rockers vs. The Hart Foundation
Tokyo Dome – 30th March, 1991

Ladder Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels
Portland, Oregon– 21st July, 1992

Intercontinental Championship Match
Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels
Syracuse, New York– 29th April, 1992

WWE Championship Match
Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels
Survivor Series – 25th November, 1992

Steel Cage Match
Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels
Utica, New York – 1st December, 1993

Iron Man Match for the WWE Championship
Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels
WrestleMania 12 – 31st March, 1996

WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Bret Hart’s Induction
Chicago, Illinois – 1st April, 2006

Bret Hart Returns to Raw
Raw – 4th January, 2010

WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Shawn Michaels’ Induction
Atlanta, Georgia – 2nd April, 2011

Blu-ray Exclusives

Vince McMahon Interviews Shawn Michaels & Bret Hart
Raw – 3rd February, 1997

Bret Hart Promo In Ring
Raw – 12th May, 1997

Hart Foundation Promo In Ring
Raw – 19th May, 1997

WWE Championship Match
Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels
Survivor Series – 9th November , 1997

Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features

The First WWE Ladder Match

SummerSlam 1992

Winning the WWE Championship for the First Time

Bret’s WCW Regrets

Cameras Rolling Between Takes
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TNA Star Appearing In New England On 10/22/2011‏

Robbie E will be part of the VCW event at the Municipal Building in Newport, Vermont on October 22nd, 2011. Go to for more info and or for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide
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WWE Returning To The Meadowlands In December‏

WWE returns to the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey on December 30th, 2011 at 7:30 PM. Go to for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide
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CHIKARA comes to Kingsport, TN next week with special guest stars from Japan

Next Saturday night, October 8th, CHIKARA is headed south and we're bringing mega-popular joshi star Kana as well as top-ranked Osaka Pro tag team Atsushi Kotoge and Daisuke Harada along with us! We're making our first stop ever in Tennessee, and this is what we've got on tap so far:

Kana vs. Sara Del Rey

UltraMantis Black vs. Jigsaw

Hallowicked vs. Ophidian

Fire Ant/Soldier Ant vs. Atsushi Kotoge/Daisuke Harada

Jessie McKay vs. Madison Eagles

Archibald Peck vs. Chase Owens

F.I.S.T. vs. The Batiri

Eddie Kingston/Mike Quacken