Thursday, November 29, 2012

Location For TNA Lockdown 2013

The 2013 TNA Lockdown PPV featuring all Steel Cage matches will take place on Sunday 3/10 in San Antonio, Texas at the Alamodome.
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Audio: Running The Ropes 11/29/12 Archived

This week, "The Funky One" Sam Medina is back as the guys go over why Brian really wants to boycott WWE Raw. The guys also talk about that week's - as much as Brian hates it - Raw.

In the news this week, the guys talk about Cody Rhodes' timetable from his injury, Maven's Tough Enough trophy being sold for $600, and ROH's Mike Bennett announcing his engagement to Maria Kanellis.

All this and much more on the official podcast of the Unchained Wrestling Network, Running The Ropes!

Also a part of the SNS Radio Network and KJCC Real Campus Radio - Keyword KJCC!
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Fabulous Freebird Buddy Roberts Passes Away

Buddy Roberts, one-third of the legendary Fabulous Freebirds, passed away at age 65.

Roberts first made an impact on wrestling in the 1970s, working his way through the territories as one-half of a tag team called The Hollywood Blonds with Jerry Brown. The duo racked up championships across the United States before parting ways late in the decade. (PHOTOS | VIDEO)

As the 1980s began, so did The Fabulous Freebirds. The technically sound Roberts joined forces with the charismatic Michael “P.S.” Hayes and the hard-hitting Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy, and Southern wrestling was never the same. The trio ran roughshod over the South before landing in Dallas and World Class Championship Wrestling. (FREEBIRDS PROFILE)

On Christmas night 1982, The Freebirds made history — not only for becoming the first WCCW Six-Man Tag Team Champions, but also more notoriously for turning against Kerry Von Erich, setting off a rivalry that is remembered as one of the greatest in history. The battles between The Freebirds and The Von Erich family are legendary for their sheer brutality and the passion they inspired in Texans. (WATCH)

In the midst of the Freebirds–Von Erichs war, Roberts developed a rivalry with Iceman King Parsons. It began when Roberts cut off Iceman’s signature braids, ultimately culminating with a Hair vs. Hair Match at Reunion Arena in June 1983. Leading into the bout, Roberts taunted Parsons with a Nair-like substance he called “Freebird Hair Cream,” claiming he would take the rest of Parsons’ hair with it.

Roberts used nefarious tactics to win the match, only for the official to restart the bout, during which Parsons smeared the cream over his cranium. The Freebird writhed around the mat, clutching what was left of his once-luxurious blond hair, to the fans’ delight. (WATCH) Over the next few weeks, fans giggled as Buddy Roberts appeared on television wearing a blond wig held in place by boxing headgear, claiming his hair had grown back immediately. (WATCH)

After stints in WWE, AWA and Cowboy Bill Watts’ UWF, Roberts returned to WCCW, this time as the manager for the animalistic Samoan Swat Team. Buddy Roberts left the industry shortly after WCCW’s closing in the late 1980s.

In the years since he left the ring, Roberts survived a battle with throat cancer. Buddy Roberts will always be remembered as a tenacious competitor.
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Concerns Over Vince McMahon Returning To WWE Offices Following Low Raw Rating

According to PWInsider, Several people have been worrying about Vince McMahon returning to the offices this week as he was visiting Troops over the weekend and missed RAW. People are afraid that heads may roll because of the low RAW ratings in the sense that Vince may shift the blame to someone else because he wasn't there.
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Latest On Names Wanted For WWE Hall Of Fame

According toWrestling Observer Newsletter, The door is not closed for Bruno Sammartino or The Ultimate Warrior going into the WWE Hall of Fame next year in the sense that WWE has not given up hope on either name.

The belief internally is that a deal could be made with Sammartino but the feeling from people close to him is that when all is said and done, he will not participate.

Warrior is still being considered for induction but there are trust issues in the sense that they don't want to make a deal, announce it and then have Warrior pull a stunt for more money or something like that. That is the concern on WWE's end.

Apparently the theme for next year's Class is stars who have had special moments at Madison Square Garden, which is why they wanted Owen Hart inducted. The problem with inducting Owen is that his widow Martha Hart wants nothing to do with WWE and doesn't want WWE using Owen's name at all. Owen is considered to be a very long shot.
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TNA Re-Sign Knockout

According to PWInsider, Velvet Sky has re-signed with TNA and is expected to return in the coming weeks.
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The Steiner Brothers Returning To The UK

It was announced on Monday that the legendary tag team of Scott & Rick Steiner will be heading to England for a rare appearance in Preston for PCW.

The Steiner Brothers will wrestle for PCW at Lava & Ignite in Church Street, Preston, on May 31 and June 1 next year.

They will also take part in a Q&A and meet and greet session.

Tickets will go on sale on December 10. For more details visit
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Latest On RawActive Results Being "Fixed"

The Raw active result were not fixed despite what releasing information it was according to PWInsider.
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Latest On Ric Flair's WWE Return

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

A source close to WWE developmental was under the impression that something changed with TNA's lawsuit against WWE last week as Ric Flair was in Florida telling people that he felt better than he had in a long time and he was ready to get back to working with WWE again.
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News On Creative Plans Heading Into Royal Rumble

According to PWInsider, It's said that most of WWE's plans for their top storylines are solid through the Royal Rumble but after that, everything else for WrestleMania season is still up in the air and very open to changes.