Friday, June 29, 2012

Audio: Running The Ropes 6/29/12 Archived

Sorry for the delay folks! Chris just got a little too much happy juice last night and couldn’t do the show. So the guys brought it back a little late but go over a TON of news including Maxine departing the WWE due to frustration, Eve Torres on Raw, Charlie Sheen on the 1000th episode of Raw, and a big discussion on whether or not Joey Ryan truly deserves to be in TNA.
After the break, the guys go into a bit of a dismal turn as they go over WWE Raw. The talk included a discussion on John Cena’s Star Wars promo, Vickie Guerrero informing him and Chris Jericho that they were in the Money In The Bank match for the WWE title…after they already announced it in the same 5-minute period, and a discussion on Psycho Sid showing up in WWE and not some indie events that Reby Sky is involved in.

The guys then cross the line and go over TNA Impact. This works out since Chris watched it before the show. Discussions included how Jeff Hardy, RVD, and Mr. Anderson keep wrestling each other in either 3-ways or two of any combination and AJ Styles becoming the baby daddy to Claire Lynch’s unborn child.

 All this and more on the official podcast of the Unchained Wrestling Network, Running The Ropes on the SNS Radio Network!
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Results For IMPACT Wrestling 6/28/12


We start off looking at last week when Austin Aries made the decision to trade in the X Division Title for a shot at the World Title, but only if Hulk Hogan agreed to allow the X Division Champion the option of turning in the title for a World Title shot every year. We also see the cliffhanger from last week's episode when AJ Styles and Dixie Carter revealed that their secret involved them helping out a pregnant junkie and they weren't having an affair after all. From there, we go backstage to Dixie Carter telling AJ Styles that she's glad this is over and they're moving on, and AJ says he's going to move on to taking out Daniels and Kazarian tonight, and it's not just for Dixie and himself, but for Claire as well. We then go backstage as Dixie Carter is walking around with Claire, and we'll hear her story throughout the evening. But for now, let's go to the ring!

Bound For Glory Series: Ken Anderson vs Rob Van Dam

Remember, BFG Series matches have a 15 minute time limit starting this year. They tie up and go to a top wristlock, RVD goes behind with a waistlock, Anderson slips out and thy trade pinfall attempts back and forth before winding up at a stalemate. RVD goes for a handshake, but Anderson suckerpunches him and lays him out with a clothesline. Anderson with a snap suplex for 2, RVD gets a bodyscissors cradle for 2, then he takes Anderson down and puts him in the Muta Lock. RVD gets an abdominal stretch and rolls Anderson backward into a guillotine cradle for 2, Anderson tries to break free but RVD holds the cradle and Anderson is forced to elbowstrike his way out. Anderson catches RVD with a running back elbow for 2, RVD gets under Anderson and gets a northern lights suplex for 2, but RVD hits a series of jabs that take Anderson down, then he comes off the ropes with a cartwheel into a moonsault for 2. RVD goes for the split legged moonsault, but Anderson gets the knees up and quickly covers for 2. Anderson goes for the Mic check, RVD fights his way out, but Anderson gets a rolling neckbreaker for 2. Anderson gets a sleeper, RVD hiptosses his way out, Anderson picks RVD up for a Finlay roll, but RVD reverses to a crucifix for the win.

Winner: Rob Van Dam

RVD gets onto the board for the first time with 7 points, and he's in 4th place behind James Storm in first, Samoa Joe in second, and Anderson in third.

Austin Aries is on his way to the ring, and we'll hear what he has to say...NEXT!

We're back, and Aries says that last week, he had a difficult decision to make, and it wasn't easy to give up the X Division Title, but he's beaten heavyweights like Bully Ray and Samoa Joe, and he thought he wanted something bigger. That's why he came up with his Option C, and when Hogan agreed, it made his decision easy, but now the question is what happens to the X Division Title. There's going to be a tournament for the title at Destination X, and when he was given a contract and told to run with it, he worked himself into a position where he's challenging for the World Title, and now every X Division Champion will have the same opportunity because of him. Bobby Roode's music hits, and he comes out to say that he couldn't help but hear how overconfident Aries sounds tonight, but he wants Aries to take a good look at him and the belt he holds. It's the real World Championship, and that's because Roode made it that way. He's the most dominant World Champion in the history of Impact Wrestling, and if Aries wants to talk about opportunities, there's 12 men in the Bound For Glory series fighting for a chance to challenge him for the title. The only reason Aries has a title shot is because of Hulk Hogan, and Option C is nothing but a failure because Aries is setting himself and the X Division up for failure, and he's going to make sure Aries fails at Destination X because he's not in Roode's league. Roode tells Aries to get out of his ring, but Aries asks what happens if Aries thinks it's his ring. He slaps the microphone out of Roode's hand and says that if Roode wants to get Aries out of his ring, to make him. Both men are ready to go, but 

Roode has second thoughts and heads to the back with his belt.
We take another look at last week when Claire Lynch revealed her situation, then Claire says that her mom was close with Dixie her whole life and that's how she knows AJ, then the Mystery Cameraman asked when things went bad. She says it was when Daniels and Kazarian found out about her, and she never met them before and can't believe that they would take something so nice and turn it into what it is. We then go backstage where Kazarian is yelling at Daniels because he turned on his best friend to follow Daniels' BS. Daniels tries to reason with Kazarian, but he still seems pretty upset.

X Division Tournament Qualifying Match: Rubix vs Sonjay Dutt

This is to determine who will go on to the X Division Title Tournament at Destination X. Fast paced sequence to start and Sonjay hit a flying headscissors that sent Rubix out to the floor. Sonjay got ready to hit a dive, but Rubix came back inside and dumped Dutt out to the floor, and he hit a dive before rolling Dutt back inside and heading up top. Dutt caught him with a dropkick on the way down and then hit the pendulum kick to the face, followed by a springboard splash for 2. Rubix hits a leaping enziguiri and a bridging German suplex for 2. Dutt hit a fancy spinning tornado DDT and then came off the top rope with a moonsault into a double stomp for the win.

Winner: Sonjay Dutt

Wow, that was a hell of a finishing move! Christy Hemme interviews Sonjay after the match and asks how it feels to be back in the Impact Zone, and Sonjay says that the one thing he never accomplished when he was in Impact Wrestling was winning the X Division title, and he's going to do that now because nobody has swagger like he does.
We look back at last week when Taeler Hendrix appeared in the Gut Check, then we go to Al Snow, Taz, and Bruce Prichard as they debate whether Taeler deserves the contract. They debate whether they're looking for someone with potential or someone who's game ready, and Taz says that she didn't have a sense of entitlement coming in, which is good because he can't stand people who have that kind of attitude during a tryout. Taz seems pretty high on her, Prichard and Snow aren't quite so sure because they have doubts, and we'll find out her fate later on tonight.

Bound For Glory Series: Bully Ray vs Samoa Joe
Bubba gets right in Joe's face and tries to get in his head by mouthing off to him, but Joe isn't intimidated and they tie up as the crowd chants that Joe is gonna kill Bubba. They do some quick chain wrestling before colliding with a pair of shoulderblocks that neither man sells. Bubba takes Joe down with a back elbow and then goes to work on Joe's arm and rakes his eyes. Bubba with a vertical suplex and a diving headbutt as we go to