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!
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
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.
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
Robbie E will be part of the VCW event at the Municipal Building in Newport, Vermont on October 22nd, 2011. Go to http://belltimeclub.com for more info and http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide
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:
~FEMME FATALES FIGHT!~ Kana vs. Sara Del Rey
~"12 LARGE: SUMMIT" TOURNEY BOUT!~ UltraMantis Black vs. Jigsaw
~ROUND ROBIN ACTION FROM BLOCK A!~ Hallowicked vs. Ophidian
~CHIKARA vs. OSAKA PRO!~ Fire Ant/Soldier Ant vs. Atsushi Kotoge/Daisuke Harada
~LADIES ACTION!~ Jessie McKay vs. Madison Eagles
~FIRST TIME EVER!~ Archibald Peck vs. Chase Owens
~SIX MAN TAG ACTION!~ F.I.S.T. vs. The Batiri
~JUST ADDED!~ Eddie Kingston/Mike Quackenbush/Green Ant/Sugar Dunkerton vs. 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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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 http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide
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!
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.
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.
A fan asked Randy Orton during his autograph signing on Monday at Slackers CD and Games in Hazelwood, Missouri if the 2012 Royal Rumble would take place in St. Louis, Missouri: he replied yes. Security personnel, however, told Orton that it was merely a "strong rumor."
In an interview with WWE.com, Mason Ryan comments on his return to Raw after been sidelined since June due to injury.
"I've been training very hard, but being out through injuries is a tough thing for anyone because you obviously want to be in the ring competing," Ryan said. "Being out of action made me even more focused than I was before to come back and be a bigger, better, stronger, faster and all around better Mason Ryan."