Thursday, May 17, 2012

Audio: Running The Ropes 5/17/12 Archived

Running The Ropes returned to the SNS Radio Network & Unchainned network with a slightly new format as Crelly was in control as Maveric was out of town. The boys talk about Triple H vs Brock Lesnar when news broke regarding Raw Super Show becoming 3 hours and TNA Impact wrestling going live and how they thought it will change things. After giving their thoughts on the breaking news, the boys talked about TNA Sacrifice, WWE Raw and also gave their predictions for WWE Over The Limit In the last segment, Crelly and Mav responded to Mark Madden’s claim that Ring Of Honor has no stars and looked at Gabe Sapolsky’s rant towards ROH’s last IPPV Be sure to check out the show as the inmate runs the asylum!. http://archive.org/download/RunningTheRopes51712/Runningtheropes51712.mp3
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Brooke Hogan To Join TNA’S “IMPACT WRESTLING” On SPIKE TV

BROOKE HOGAN TO JOIN TNA’S “IMPACT WRESTLING” ON SPIKE TV STARTING THURSDAY, MAY 31 New York, NY, May 17, 2012 – Television personality and recording artist Brooke Hogan is joining the cast of the highly-rated weekly wrestling program, TNA’s “IMPACT WRESTLING” starting Thursday, May 31 on Spike TV. Brooke’s role will be as the Executive in Charge of the female wrestling division, The Knockouts. Brooke will join a star-studded cast of the biggest names in professional wrestling, including her father, wrestling legend Hulk Hogan. TNA’s flagship series, “IMPACT WRESTLING,” telecasts on Spike TV and is one of the network’s top-rated series on Thursday nights with young men and currently ranks among the top shows on cable in its timeslot with Men 18-34. In addition to overseeing the traditional duties of the Knockouts Division, Brooke will bring a new energy and direction to the role working with the girls in a variety of capacities. "I have really gotten to know Brooke by working with her on her music career this past year and a half," said Dixie Carter, President of TNA Wrestling. "When we did talk wrestling, I not only loved her passion and knowledge of it, but the fresh, creative ideas she would come up with. She is very savvy. I asked if she would consider teaming up with me in this capacity while she also worked on her music, and I was thrilled when she said ‘yes.’ A big personality runs in her genes, obviously, and I know she is going to take an already exciting division of Impact Wrestling to another level." Brooke is heading to New York next week for a media tour to promote her addition to the IMPACT WRESTLING team. Brooke will also promote “IMPACT WRESTLING’s” move to 8 PM and that the series will telecast LIVE for the summer starting Thursday, May 31. TNA's 10th anniversary SLAMMIVERSARY pay-per-view-event is set for June 10th in Dallas, Texas. The TNA roster features many of the top names in wrestling including the aforementioned Hulk Hogan, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Bobby Roode, Sting, James Storm, Rob Van Dam, and the lovely and lethal Knockouts. Brooke Hogan, a native of Tampa, Fl, is a successful television personality, singer and songwriter. Brooke starred in two acclaimed non-scripted shows on Spike’s sister network, VH1, including “Hogan Knows Best” and the spinoff, “Brooke Knows Best.” Both were #1 rated shows for the network. Brooke has also released two albums, “Undiscovered” in 2006 which peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “The Redemption” in 2009. Her song, "Everything To Me," peaked at #1 twice on Billboard’s Top Single Chart. Hogan’s film credits include “Little Hercules in 3D,” “Sand Sharks,” and “Devour.” About Spike TV: Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV's press site at http://www.spike.com/press. Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos. About TNA Entertainment: TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held sports entertainment company based in Nashville, Tennessee that specializes in events, products, numerous TV properties, merchandise and music, as well as, the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. In addition, TNA produces monthly PPV events and over 100 live shows a year. The product is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in over 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.impactwrestling.com.
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WWE Raw Becoming 3 Hours

"WWE is proud to celebrate this historic milestone with our partners at USA Network," WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon said. “Our new three-hour Raw represents the next generation in interactive television where our fans won’t just watch the show, they will help create it.” Starting with the historic 1,000th episode of Raw on July 23, The WWE Universe will have new ways to get involved in the show through WWE.com and social media by deciding matches, stipulations, Superstar development and more. "The WWE Universe is one of the most socially active and passionate fan bases in all of television," Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel, co-presidents USA Network, said. "The powerful three-hour block of live TV truly makes USA the year-round destination for young male viewers on Monday nights." Stay with WWE.com for more on this breaking news surrounding Monday Night Raw. What do you think about Raw expanding to a three-hour show? Sound off now on Twitter using #3hourRAW
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TNA IMPACT Going Live

TNA’S IMPACT WRESTLING CELEBRATES SUMMER 2012 BY GOING LIVE! SPIKE TV TAKES HIGHLY RATED SHOW LIVE AND TO 8:00PM/ET BEGINNING THURSDAY, MAY 31st NASHVILLE, TN - (May 17, 2012) -- TNA IMPACT WRESTLING President Dixie Carter and SPIKE TV President Kevin Kay announce today that the highly-rated “IMPACT WRESTLING” will be going Live! from Universal Studios beginning May 31st and continue through the summer. This announcement coincides with the recently announced new, one-hour earlier time slot change of 8:00-10:00pm/ET every Thursday night beginning May 31st. “We are excited to take IMPACT WRESTLING Live! all summer long, and have our first Live! summer show launch our new 8:00pm/ET time slot,” says TNA President Dixie Carter. “Summer of 2012 is going to be remembered as the most momentous time in our company's history-to-date. Stay tuned."
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X Division Wrestler Released From TNA

Anthony Nese tweeted the following: I wanted to be the first to inform everyone that I have requested my release from TNA Wrestling. As a professional wrestler I have many goals and dreams that I work hard to achieve, one of them was to have the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience on national television and I thank TNA Wrestling for providing me with that opportunity. Another goal of mine is to wrestle against some of the top international superstars with the chances to travel the world and work for some of the best international companies that have the best talent in wrestling today. "I have recently been approached with an opportunity to step in the ring with The Great Muta, a wrestling legend, and one of All Japan Pro Wrestling's top wrestlers Kai. This is an opportunity that I feel with help me further my goals and career. This event will be provided via IPPV and unfortunately my TNA contract did not allow me to perform on such events. I requested that an exception would be granted given my lack of appearances but was denied. My next action was to request a release as I think it will be in my best interest. "I would like to thank TNA Wrestling for helping me achieve one of my goals as it is very few in this business that are able to say they have. I would also like to thank all the people that support me as this is just a small chapter coming to an end in my career and I have many more exciting opportunities in my future to come.
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Locations For WWE Events On 8/4‏

The WWE Raw house show on August 4th, 2012 will be held at the James H. Gray Sr. Civic Center in Albany, Georgia. Bell time is 7:30 PM. The WWE Smackdown house show on August 4th, 2012 will be held at the Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida. Go to http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk for info about future events.
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Canadian Air Times For 3-Hour Raw In June‏

The 3-hour edition of WWE Raw in June will air on The Score at these times: Monday, June 11th - 9 PM to Midnight (ET) Tuesday, June 12th - Midnight to 3 AM (ET) Tuesday, June 12th - 4 PM to 7 PM (ET) Go to http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com/canada.htm for info about shows in Canada.
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Sean Waltman Says WWE Will Own TNA In Matter of Years

Sean Waltman tweeted: @TNADixie Highly disappointed with you as a person who claims to care. More disappointed in your handling of the only alternative to WWE Been meaning to tell you that since your Co. tried to make it look like I no showed your PPV They knew I wouldn't be there for over a week. They alluded that I no showed was bcuz I was on a drug binge. They lied to the PPL. Im just sick of @TNADixie running around playing this benevolent role, when it's a facade. BTW Congrats on hiring Bruce Pritchard. Perfect fit . Oine of the biggest lowlifes in the business. Treats ppl like shit if he can Mark my words TNA will be a part of WWE's video catalog before the decade is up.
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Report: Problems Between Ric Flair & TNA

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter There's apparently something going on with Ric Flair and TNA that both sides are being hush-hush about. Despite being advertised, Flair wasn't at two live events over the weekend, the Sacrifice pay-per-view or TV tapings this week. Those in TNA say it's obvious something is going on, especially when he didn't show up at the May 15th tapings where a Gut Check was scheduled to take place, as Flair is one of the judges.
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News On Kharma's WWE Return

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter Regarding Kharma's status, she has been ready to return for a while but with the recent change in Divas Title storyline, WWE creative currently has nothing for her at last word
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Report: WWE Signs Ric Flair's Daughter

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has signed Ashley Fliehr Johnson, the daughter of Ric Flair, to a developmental contract. She is expected to join WWE's Tampa, Florida based developmental training facility in the summer. Ashley was a star volleyball player in high school, leading her team to two state titles in North Carolina. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts and is an ACE® Certified Personal Trainer. She also attended Appalachian State University where she was a Division-1 Full Scholarship Athlete in volleyball.
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