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Between The Ropes MMA Podcast – May 31, 2013

On this week’s MMA podcast we talk to Fighthype.com lead writer Percy Crawford. We recap UFC 160 from last Saturday and the latest on Roy Nelson. Also we break down the TUF 18 situation with Cat Zingano’s injury, which led to Miesha Tate replacing her opposite of UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey. Crawford then breaks down the big announcement ...

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TNA Slammiversary press call with Bully Ray – May 29, 2013

TNA World Champion Bully Ray speaks with the media about this Sunday’s Slammiversary PPV where he will face Sting, transitioning from being in a tag-team for so long to a singles wrestler, reinventing himself, which younger guys in the company stand out to him, who he has learned the most from in the wrestling business, the current state of tag-team ...

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Between The Ropes Wrestling Podcast – May 29, 2013

Brian and Steve discuss the latest in wrestling including the youth movement in the WWE with The Shield, Bray Wyatt and family coming in and others, CM Punk being advertised for his return at the WWE Payback PPV and whether or not he will face Chris Jericho, what to do with Punk once he returns, Curtis Axel and his first ...

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Nick Newell Signs A Contract With World Series of Fighting

It didn’t take Nick Newell long to find a new home. The lightweight fighter has signed an exclusive multi-fight deal with the World Series of Fighting. No word on when Newell will be making his debut with the promotion, but a summer date has been targeted. Newell (9-0 MMA), who fights with one arm has become a name in the ...

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WWE Raw Rundown – May 27th, 2013

After two solid weeks of programming, WWE takes a few steps back with an overall mediocre show, highlighted by a couple of strong matches and one hugely entertaining segment. The Good: Memorial Day Tribute: Say what you will about WWE pandering to it’s fans, at least it has the respect to give back to our troops. Opening Segment w/Paul Heyman ...

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WWE Smackdown Rundown – May 24th, 2013

Decent edition of Smackdown this week.  Show kicked off fun and had a few short, but entertaining, matches. Unfortunately, it felt like it lacked any real star power. The Good: Opening Segment – Miz TV w/ Fandango: While I’m not normally a huge fan of the Miz TV segments, I thought this one did a good job of helping build ...

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Between The Ropes UFC 160 Preview- May 24, 2013

On today’s MMA podcast we preview UFC 160, which takes place Saturday night in Las Vegas. Joining us on the podcast: UFC Lightweight KJ Noons joins us as KJ discusses his fight with Donald Cerrone, which kicks off the main card of UFC 160. Noons also discusses his last fight in Strikeforce, his favorite Strikeforce moment, what he expects from ...

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New WWE Head Writer Already Out

It was just six weeks ago when the WWE hired Adam Rudman as their new head writer, replacing Eric Pankowski who left just before WrestleMania. Now, the company is once again looking for a new head writer. SEScoops.com is reporting that Rudman was recently released from his position.  Multiple reports say that Rudman was let go last Friday. It was ...

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Between The Ropes with Bob Holly – May 21, 2013

Brian talks with “Hardcore” Bob Holly about his new autobiography “The Hardcore Truth” (available at bookstores everywhere and on Amazon.com), his reputation of being a bully, younger guys coming up in the business, who he likes in the WWE right now, if he would consider coming back and why he is not a road agent there right now, how guys ...

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Between The Ropes Wrestling Podcast – May 21, 2013

Brian and Steve are back to talk about the WWE Extreme Rules PPV from over the weekend, what wrestlers can learn from Brock Lesnar, Raw from Monday night, the debut of Curtis Axel, more young guys getting involved in WWE and where they could be going with them, The Shield and their current run, Ryback’s promo to start the show, ...

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WWE Raw Rundown – May 20th, 2013

Solid night for WWE Raw on Monday. While it didn’t change the landscape of the WWE (or even slightly alter it), the well-paced show gave us a few intriguing segments and some entertaining matches. Let’s dig in. The Good: The Opening Segment w/Ryback (first 5 minutes): This segment was a hot way to kick off the show. The ambulance driving ...

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WWE Extreme Rules 2013 Rundown

Although the build was terrible heading into ‘Extreme Rules,’ WWE put together an entertaining three-hours last night. While no match was an instant classic, the intensity throughout the last hour of the Pay Per View plus a few stand-out performances created a solid pro wrestling event. The Good: Chris Jericho def. Fandango: This rivalry was decent, and took a turn ...

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Between The Ropes Wrestling Podcast – May 16, 2013

Brian and Steve talk at length about Raw from this past Monday and this weekend’s Extreme Rules PPV including the build for the show, predictions on who will win and possible plans going forward after the show.  Plus, they talk about Dolph Ziggler and how his concussion was handled, the Austin Aries – Christy Hemme situation in TNA and more. ...

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WWE Raw Rundown – May 13, 2013

Solid, if unspectacular, edition of ‘Raw’ last night.  There was too much time between ‘Wrestlemania’ and what is essentially ‘Wrestlemania: The Rematches,’ which made for some dull weeks of television.  The creative team has been stuck in neutral for a month or so, and it was good to see things pick back up a little heading in Extreme Rulez. The ...

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Between The Ropes MMA Podcast #8- May 10,2013

In this latest edition of our MMA podcast we talk to Fighthype.com lead writer Percy Crawford. Then we get into the $50,000 fine imposed on UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and whether the fine was fair or not. We also get into if Crawford feels there are any current gay fighters in boxing and MMA. Listen below and gives us ...

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Between The Ropes Wrestling Podcast #5- May 9,2013

We talk to Major League Wrestling’s Owner/Creator and former WWE Creative Writer Court Bauer. In part two of our interview with Bauer we discuss why the relationship with The Rock/WWE and why there will be regrets about The Rock’s last WWE run from 2011-Wrestlemania 29. We also discuss what is lacking TNA at this current time. We also get into ...

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TNA News: Impact Wrestling Moving Timeslot on Spike TV

Impact Wrestling is once again moving timeslots on Spike TV with TNA President Dixie Carter making the announcement on Twitter. BIG NEWS! Beginning May 30th, #IMPACTLive moves back to its old time at 9/8C on @spiketv! See ya Thursdays at 8/7C until then, though! — Dixie Carter (@TNADixie) May 8, 2013   It was just over a year ago when ...

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Between The Ropes Wrestling Podcast #6 – May 8, 2013

Finally the Between The Ropes podcast is back with Brian and Steve!  The guys talk about the flat edition of Raw, what seems to be missing right now from WWE, some of the better storylines on the show, the rating from Monday night, Brock Lesnar going forward, already looking at WrestleMania XXX, TNA putting Sting in the main event at ...

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WWE Raw Rating Down

The rating was once again down for WWE Raw.  The Monday night show scored a 2.9 rating and averaged 3.916 million viewers, down from 4.285 from last week.  It is the lowest rating this year for Raw. Last week’s show scored a 3.07 rating. The hourly breakdown for this week’s show saw the 8 p.m. hour draw 3.97 million viewers, ...

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Daniel Bryan Loves Bears

Yes, I know that this happened about a month ago on WWE Saturday Morning Slam but it’s simply fantastic to see Daniel Bryan and his passion for bears.  All kinds of bears:  polar bears, koala bears, grizzly bears, black bears, kodiak bears, panda bears, brown bears, you name it. The man just loves bears.  Here is Daniel Bryan showing his ...

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