Thursday, October 11, 2012

Audio: Running The Ropes 10/11/12 Archived


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This week, the guys talk about a ton of controversy from all around the mainstream wrestling world! CM Punk strikes a fan when WWE security just wasn't around. Also, Hulk Hogan's python makes it's sex tape debut despite it being in bad timing with TNA Bound For Glory. Also your weekly recap of WWE Raw and a preview of TNA Impact. Plus BFG predictions and more on the official podcast of the Unchained Wrestling Network, Running The Ropes! Brought to you by the SNS Radio Network!

Side note: Be sure to vote for Running The Ropes as the Best Sports Podcast os 2012 in the 8th Annual Podcast Awards over at http://www.podcastawards.com

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Edge Responds To Fan Suggestion He Should Join TNA

On Twitter, retired wrestler Adam "Edge" Copeland responded to a fan remark advising him to join TNA Wrestling. 

The remark read, "Since they offered you such an insulting Legends salary at @WWE, you should join TNA."

The WWE Hall of Famer responded, "Don't believe the hype kid."


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More On Brian Gerwitz & The Rock

We noted before that Brian Gewirtz was being kept around as a consultant mostly because he writes material for The Rock. There's a feeling that Gewirtz being demoted may affect WWE's relationship with The Rock as the two are very good friends.

When Rock first left WWE years ago, Gewirtz was the one who kept in touch with him and the one who wrote most of his promos when he would come back for special appearances. Gewirtz had been working from Stamford for some time but was brought to TV tapings just to work with The Rock when he was there. Often The Rock would work exclusively with Gewirtz on his segments and promos.


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Why Hasn't Ric Flair Rejoined WWE Yet ?

Regarding Ric Flair's status, WWE still won't touch him until the lawsuit from TNA is settled. There's a policy right now to not hire anyone who was under a TNA deal at the time the lawsuit was filed or in Flair's case, near the time of the suit since he and TNA had already parted ways. It's said that Flair would already be back in WWE if it weren't for the TNA lawsuit.

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WWE Expected to Bring Back Attitude Era Stars, More on Backstage Scene with Vince

We noted before that a top WWE star recently spoke out to Vince McMahon about the quality of the product and how everything is going downhill, putting the blame on Vince to his face. Other sources have confirmed this went down but details are sketchy because so few people were in the room. Word is the talent let Vince know that he is a big part of WWE's problems and blaming others and trying to intimidate people into fearing him doesn't change that fact.

To help boost ratings, expect to see several Attitude Era stars brought back to WWE TV over the next few months going into WrestleMania 29. A TV angle between CM Punk and Steve Austin to promote WWE '13 will likely happen.
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Cena Hell In A Cell Status Update

John Cena has very limited usage of one of his arms because his recent surgery was more extensive than expected. Cena is doing everything he can to be ready for Hell In a Cell but several people in the company note that it is far from a lock. The decision will be made this week whether Cena will be ready or not.
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Brian Gerwitz News

One of the reasons Brian Gewirtz is being kept around as a consultant is because he writes creative for The Rock.
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News On Velvet Sky & A Possible Return To TNA

Velvet Sky is negotiating with TNA Wrestling officials to return to the organization. According to the Wrestling Observer, she may have either agreed to a new contract, or both sides are close to reaching an agreement. Many people in the company expect her to return.

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WWE Main Event Results 10/10/12

Both Mikes are in the ring. Miz mentions that he is a network television star and Wednesday nights just got awesome. Cole mentions the main event of Randy Orton versus Big Show. Miz mentions that they have held twenty-eight titles between them. Miz says that Big Show is one of the most dangerous people in the WWE.

Cole mentions the contract that Big Show signed earlier this year and the path of destruction that has followed.

We go to a video package for the Big Show. He says that they saw him right away and saw dollar signs. Pat Patterson talks about how he is an attraction. Arn Anderson says that he has size and talent.

Show talks about the characters that he did. He says that he is fat and he is fed up. For eighteen years, he has been told to pull back to try to entertain people. He doesn’t care about being liked. He is not going to hold back or worry about anything. He is not an entertainer or someone who makes you happy.

Giants are might men of devastation. He is a giant.

We go to the locker room where Josh Mathews tries to get comments from Big Show about his match with Randy Orton. Show says that people think his win was a fluke. He is going to show that he is the most dominant force in the company. The WWE Universe is so fickle. That was when he realized that he was not going to cater to them.

Show holds his fist next to Josh Mathews’ face and he talks about what he can do to Josh’s face. It can happen so fast and your lights are out. Then you wake up and you have a headache for six days and he eat your dinner through a straw. He is going to reintroduce Randy Orton to this fist and no one will think that this win was a fluke.

We go back to the ring and Miz says that being a victim of the KO punch, he knows what it feels like. It is like a hammer going through your face. Cole mentions the size of Big Show’s fist.

We go to a video package for Randy Orton. People have called him cold, cruel, callous and that he only cares about himself. People say that he is ruthless, heartless, and merciless. Say what you will, but he is Randy Orton.

He was born to be a superstar as a third generation superstar.

Arn says that Randy had a lot of swagger and cockiness. John Cena says that he had a lot of talent. Triple H says that Randy Orton was the guy they wanted to put in Evolution. Randy was seen as the future of sports entertainment.

He is a natural with god given talent. He is motivated to be a better person in and out of the ring. There is nothing that can get in Randy’s way.

Randy is in the interview area with Matt Striker. Matt asks Randy about his recent set back, but he points out that Orton was not 100%. What can we expect from Randy tonight. Randy says that he is not here to make excuses. He will see Alberto Del Rio down the road, very soon.

He is not ashamed to lose to the Big Show, but he does not like losing. He does not believe that lightning strikes twice, but he knows that a viper can.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Randy Orton versus Big Show

Orton with kicks and punches to Show but Show puts Orton in the corner. Orton escapes and he punches Show. Show with a head butt and he sets for the Shhhhh chop but he takes too long and Orton with punches. Orton punches Show ten times in the corner and connects with a European uppercut but Show with a punch to the ribs.

Show continues to work on the ribs with another punch and then he hits the Shhhhh chop. Orton with punches but Show punches back. Show with a slam followed by an elbow drop for a near fall. Orton with punches to Show and he wants to connect with a clothesline but Show with a shoulder tackle.

Orton goes to the floor and Show follows. Show with a Shhhhh chop against the ringside barrier. Show tries to run Orton into the ring post but Orton escapes and Show is the one sent into the post. We go to commercial.

We are back and Show with a head butt and he walks across Orton’s chest. Show stands on Orton’s chest again. Show taunts Orton while he waits for Randy to get back to his feet. Show blocks a punch and connects with a punch of his own. Orton with punches to the head and body followed by a head butt.

Show with a bear hug as he works on the injured ribs. Orton with shots to the back of the neck to try to get out of the hold but Show continues with the vice grip on the midsection. Orton with head butts and he gets out of the hold. Show tries for a clothesline but Orton moves and Orton pushes Show over the top rope to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Orton chops Show against the ringside barrier and then he punches Show in the head. They return to the ring and Orton stomps on the foot and he kicks Show. Orton with a modified Garvin Stomp and then he goes with the traditional version. Orton with a leaping knee drop and he gets a near fall.

Show punches Orton in the ribs to stop Randy’s momentum and Show is able to regroup. Show stands on Orton’s ribs again. Show with a claw to the ribs. Orton with punches but Show with a side slam and he gets a near fall. Show returns to the abdominal claw on Orton. Orton gets to his feet and he connects with some elbows to escape. Orton with a kick but Show with a short arm clothesline followed by another clothesline. Show with a running butt splash into the corner. Show sets for the running shoulder but Orton with a drop kick and he gets a near fall after crawling to make the cover.

Orton rolls to the floor and Show follows again. Show charges at Orton but Orton moves and he connects with a drop toe hold and it sends Show into the ring steps. Orton tries to pick up Show but he figures it is easier to win by count out.

Show gets on the apron and Orton with a boot to the head and Orton sets for the IEDDT on the top rope and he hits it. Orton gets a two count. Orton looks around and then he twists to the mat and he pounds it to set up for the RKO but Show does not get back to his feet. Eventually Show gets up and Orton hits the RKO but Big Show rolls to the floor and Orton shows some frustration.

Orton goes to the floor and he pounds the mat to set up for another RKO. Show sends Orton into the apron and Orton hits it with his ribs. Show sends Orton back into the ring and Show with an elbow drop to the back followed by the Colossal Clutch. Show releases the hold and then he drops three elbows to the back before reapplying the Colossal Clutch. Orton fights through the pain and he gets out of the hold.

Show with a choke slam for the three count.

Winner: Big Show

After the match, Matt Striker interviews Big Show on the stage. Show responds to the boos from the crowd. He says in two weeks at Hell in a Cell, he knocks out Sheamus and becomes the World’s Largest Champion.

The medical staff checks on Orton in the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Josh Mathews is with Sheamus in the interview area. Josh asks Sheamus about Big Show’s comments. Sheamus says that when Show caught his Brogue Kick on Monday, he stopped him in his tracks. Big Show might be his biggest challenge. He came to the WWE to fight and Show is the biggest fight. If he can beat Big Show at Hell in a Cell, the win will be so much sweeter.

Match Number Two: Kofi Kingston versus Michael McGillicutty

The match is joined in progress and Kofi with a monkey flip for a near fall. Michael gets into the ropes to stop Kofi and then he punches Kofi followed by an axe to the back of the head. Michael with kicks to Kofi and then he sends Kofi into the turnbuckles and kicks and punches him.

Michael with a Saito suplex followed by a reverse chin lock. Kofi with punches but Michael with knees. Kofi with a head scissors that sends Michael into the turnbuckles. Kofi with a clothesline followed a chop and drop kick. Kofi with a Superman punch and he sets for the Boom Drop and he hits it.

Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise but Michael avoids it. Kofi hits SOS for the three count.

Winner: Kofi Kingston

After the match, Miz goes into the ring to interview Kofi.

Miz gives Kofi a mic and he tells Kofi that it was a nice win. Kofi thanks him and he says that it was a fun match. Miz throws out a few reallys after saying the match was fun. Vacations and roller coasters are fun.

Miz mocks Kofi saying it was fun. Kofi’s attitude devalues everything in the ring, including his Intercontinental Title. Miz says that he is a Wrestlemania Hall of Famer. He says that Kofi cheap shot him on Monday because that is the only way that he can be on Miz’s level. Miz tells Kofi that he will never be on his level.

Kofi asks Miz if he thinks he is a non-threat. Kofi suggests that maybe that is what he wants Miz to think. Maybe he is hiding a dagger behind that smile. He will never know unless Miz faces him one-on-one in the ring.

Miz tells Kofi to name the time and place.

Kofi tells him next week on Main Event, with the Intercontinental Title on the line.

Kofi asks Miz who is laughing now. Kofi reminds Miz that he was the Intercontinental Champion before. Miz doesn’t have to put the title on the line but that is because he was a better Intercontinental Champion than Miz will ever be.

Miz says that he will accept Kofi’s challenge.

Kofi says that sounds like fun.

Miz tries to hit Kofi but Kofi moves and Kofi with Trouble in Paradise. Kofi picks up the Intercontinental Title and he holds it over his head and he stands over Miz.

We go to credits.

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News On Plans For CM Punk At WrestleMania 29

Despite all the recent hype, there are people within WWE and close to Steve Austin who do not believe an Austin vs. CM Punk match will happen, even at WrestleMania 30. People close to Austin note that not only is he recovering from major knee surgery, his body is banged up worse than is being let on, he's 47 years old with major neck issues and he's not really jonesing to wrestle again.

Internally, all of the Austin-Punk references are strictly to hype the WWE '13 video game.

On a related note, all the talk of "respect" is being done to set up a potential Punk vs. The Undertaker match.
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