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 Quackenbush/Green Ant/Sugar Dunkerton
Tim Donst/Delirious/Tursas/Jakob Hammermeier

Come see our next 2 live events:

"Small But Mighty"
Friday evening - 10.7.2011
Live @ Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium
1813 Frank Holt Drive
in Burlington, NC!
The action starts @ 7:30 pm, Doors open @ 7:00 pm!

"Klunk in Love"
Saturday evening - 10.8.2011
Live @ The Kingsport Civic Auditorium
1550 Fort Henry Drive
in Kingsport, TN!
The action starts @ 7:00 pm, Doors open @ 6:30 pm!

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3-Hour Raw On November 14th

The WWE Raw Supershow on Monday, November 14th, 2011 will be a 3-hour episode, airing from 8 to 11 PM on the USA Network. Go to or for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide
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Masked Warriors returns to MTV2 Sat, Oct 1st

Lucha Libre USA & MTV2
Proudly Present the Season Premiere of
Masked Warriors
Saturday, October 1st, 10am EST.

Catch the high flying, insane Mexican wrestling phenomenon that takes place inside the six-sided hexalateral ring. Participate in the first ever Watch 2 Win contest and score valuable prizes! Once you experience the mayhem of Masked Warriors, you'll find out why this is NOT your grandparents' pro wrestling!
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WWE Returning To Geneva, Switzerland In April 2012‏

WWE returns to the Geneva Arena in Geneva, Switzerland on Sunday, April 15th, 2012 at 4 PM. Go to for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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Further News On A Booker T Return

As noted before, WWE officials have discussed an in-ring return for Booker T, likely a short feud. Word is that Booker may feud with Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes. An idea has been pitched that would have the two wrestle at Vengeance as a way to put Cody in the spotlight.
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News On Vince Backstage

Vince McMahon was in a very bad mood at RAW two weeks ago in Cleveland, Ohio. Some speculated that what set Vince off was when Alberto Del Rio name-dropped him in a promo. Sources say that while Vince was absolutely mad at Del Rio for the promo, he was mad at everyone in general and didn't treat Del Rio any worse than other people.

The promo that mentioned Vince by name actually was approved by McMahon himself and others in charge. Vince didn't want his name mentioned on TV until he returns as the idea is for people to think he's gone for good, so when he does re-appear it will be a surprise. Vince felt that Del Rio ruined that.

Vince's name was originally put in the promo to establish Triple H as not being an emissary of Vince's and to get him over as a babyface. There was a fear that because Punk is so over with the fans, people were booing Triple H and officials didn't want that.

WWE producer Kevin Dunn was also in a bad mood but it's said when Vince is that upset and takes it out on Dunn, he gets in that mood also.

Things were reportedly way better at this week's RAW. Word is that Vince and Dunn both thought Michael Cole's line about Jerry Lawler having anal bleeding was one of his funniest lines. They were even happier when the term "anal bleeding" was trending on Twitter.