Friday, July 6, 2012

Audio: Running The Ropes With Maria Kanellis Interview 7/6/12 Archived

This week the guys go over a bit of big news in indie wrestling as of late as Kenny King breaks his agreement with ROH and shows up in TNA! Also, The guys talk about Raw, with Teddy Long as that week's GM and having the WWE Title picture make a return to the main event scene for the first time in months. Over on the live Smackdown, the guys talk about why Sin Cara is even in the WWE anymore and yet another Teddy Long Tag Team match.

During the second hour, the first lady of Ring Of Honor, Maria Kanellis returns to the program, sharing her side of the story behind the groping incident at ROH's Best in the World 2012: Hostage Crisis as well as a recent Twitter-scuffle with former WCW color commentator, Mark Madden.

Skip to 1 hour 18 minutes and 20 seconds for the interview with Maria

All this and more on Running The Ropes, the official podcast of the Unchained Wrestling Network ( You can also find Running The Ropes on the SNS Radio Network (
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TV Rating For WWE Smackdown 7/3/12

According to PWInsider, the 7/3 "Great American Bash" Smackdown scored a 1.70 cable rating with 2,540,000 viewers.
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Wrestler Suffers Slight Injury Last Night During IMPACT

According to PWInsider,Dakota Darsow, who competed on Impact last night, suffered a broken nose in his match against Casanova.
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NXT Talent To Miss 6 Months Of Action

As reported before, NXT's Bray Wyatt recent suffered a torn pectoral muscle. : Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that he is expected to miss six months of action.
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Audio: TNA Chat Live 7/5/12 Archived

The Debut of TNA Chat Live is here, exclusively on the SNS Radio Network (! “The Outlaw of the IWC” The Trey Dawg gets us off to a quick start when he’s joined by Chris Kelly of to discuss the4 merits & shortcomings of TNA promoting itself in an effective manner. Then we open up the phone lines and explore with you, the listeners, your thoughts on everything TNA — storylines, future PPV events, including the upcoming Destination X show this Sunday. Don’t forget to get the word out on Facebook and Twitter (#TNACHATLIVE) about the show
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Ring Of Honor Comment On Kenny King Appearing On TNA IMPACT

Ring Of Honor wrote the following on Facebook:

The appearance of ROH wrestler Kenny King on another television wrestling program tonight has raised speculation on his future as well as how this appearance could occur.

The contract Kenny King signed in June 2011 expired 11 days ago. Before that expiration, an agreement was reached between Kenny and ROH management for an extension of that contract, with a provision to allow him to negotiate with any other promotions so that he could evaluate his options and any potential interest in him elsewhere. When that short extension concluded he would then be free to accept an offer elsewhere, or sign another long term contract with ROH. Under this agreement, Kenny was free to negotiate but not to wrestle for another organization without ROH's permission.

When Kenny was presented with the written extension reflecting this verbal and handshake agreement, he informed ROH he was unsure if other promotions would accept the negotiation clause. He was told he could take the document to be examined by his attorney or other interested parties before executing it to be reassured any other offers would not be viewed as contract tampering. He also informed ROH that he would keep us apprised of any developments.

He contacted ROH on Tuesday July 3 to inform us that he had a meeting in Orlando on Thursday, July 5, which was within the scope of the agreement he had made. Then, early morning on July 5, he contacted an ROH official to say he would be wrestling on the Orlando event that night. He was told he did not have permission to appear live on television as it violated the agreement that had been made. His response was that the deal he had shaken hands on and agreed to in principle "seemed fair at the time", but "others" had told him it was not, so he did not intend to honor it.

Ring of Honor is disappointed that Kenny has chosen to make this decision, after the company had agreed to and followed through on everything he had asked for at the time of our negotiation. However, we consider this breach of his verbal agreement unacceptable, and regardless of his future employment status with any other wrestling company, ROH will not be doing business with Kenny King going forward.

A statement from ROH will be forthcoming regarding the future of the ROH World Tag Team Championship. Co-holder Rhett Titus remains on the active ROH roster.
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