Friday, September 14, 2012

Who Will Induct Sting Into TNA's HOF Announced

According to "Busted Open" Lex Luger will be inducting Sting into TNA's Hall Of Fame next month.
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Audio: Running The Ropes Featuring Katarina "Winter" Waters Interview 9/12/12 Archived

The entire world of pro wrestling has been shocked by the situation of Jerry "The King" Lawler suffering a heart attack live on RAW. The guys break down this situation as well as all of Raw from Montreal!

In the news, besides the most obvious of course, "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair may be returning to take over for AJ and Booker T soon. Also, Bully Ray signs a new deal with TNA Wrestling while Hulk Hogan says that releasing Brother Devon was a mistake.

In the second hour, former TNA Knockout Champion, Winter (aka Katrina Waters), joins Chris on her first interview since her release from the company. Find out what she says about that and more on Running The Ropes, the official podcast of the Unchained Wrestling Network, and on the SNS Radio Network.

 Note: The interview with Winter starts at the 1 hour 19 minute mark

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WWE Removing Videos Of Attitude Era During Linda McMahon's Campaign

World Wrestling Entertainment announced late Thursday night it is removing "some dated and edgier footage" from the web, an apparent effort to keep the clips from becoming fodder in the Senate campaign of its co-founder, Linda McMahon.

"Some of this footage has been misused in political environments without any context or explanation as to when it was produced. This damages the corporate reputation of our company," said Brian Flinn, a senior WWE official.

Flinn, the senior vice president for marketing and communications, made the announcement in an email sent at 11:16 p.m. He said the statement was not a reaction to the recent use of WWE clips in a political ad.

WWE has previously complained about the prominence given some older clips, when WWE's programming was TV-14, as a result of McMahon's campaigns in 2010 and 2012.

"For years WWE has produced programming that is rated PG in primetime, and most recently rated G on Saturday mornings," Flinn said. "To better reflect our current family-friendly brand of entertainment, WWE is removing some dated and edgier footage from digital platforms."

By digital platforms, Flinn said, WWE was referring to YouTube.

Flinn said, "WWE is well within its rights to protect its intellectual property for fair use."

One of the clips that was used by McMahon's opponents in GOP primaries and in 2010 and 2012 featured her husband, Vince, ordered a female wrestler to strip, get down on all fours and bark like a dog. It is now unavailable on YouTube as a result of the WWE asserting its copyright.

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Sunny Arrested 3 Times In 3 Days


Former WWE Diva Tammy Sytch -- who wrestled under the name Sunny -- was arrested THREE times in THREE days ... each arrest for "crimes related to domestic violence" ... TMZ has learned. 

The Branford Police in Connecticut tell us ... 39-year-old Tammy was first arrested for disorderly conduct on September 11 at 8:55 PM ... in an incident involving a man who was living in the house where the altercation took place. 

Tammy was released the next day (Sept. 12) on $500 bond ... and enjoyed several hours of freedom before ARREST #2 at 4:49 PM ... when the former wrestler was popped for disorderly conduct and strangulation for an incident involving the same man. She was also charged with violating a restraining order.  

Tammy was released the next day (Sept.13) on $25,000 bond ... and enjoyed several hours of freedom before ARREST #3 at 8:00 PM ... when she was popped for once again violating a restraining order. We're told the incident also involved the same man.