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