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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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Nick Newell Signs A Contract With World Series of Fighting

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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 ... Read More »

WWE Raw Rundown – May 27th, 2013

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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 ... Read More »

WWE Smackdown Rundown – May 24th, 2013

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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 ... Read More »

Between The Ropes UFC 160 Preview- May 24, 2013

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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Between The Ropes with Bob Holly – May 21, 2013

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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 ... Read More »

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, ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

WWE Extreme Rules 2013 Rundown

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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 ... Read More »