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WWE Smackdown Rundown – June 28th, 2013

If you missed Smackdown last night, you missed the best (major) wrestling show of the week. WWE put together a fun, athletic two hours for Friday Night that delivered from top to bottom. Let’s check it out.

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WWE Fines Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton

WWE announced today on its website that both Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton were fined for chair shots to the head during their street fight on Monday’s edition of Raw. “We don’t allow chair shots to the head in WWE,” WWE COO Triple H informed WWE.com. “We understand it was in the heat of the moment but we take this ...

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Matt “Doink The Clown” Osborne Passes Away

Matt Osborne, best known for his role as the original Doink The Clown in the WWF during the mid-1990’s, was dead earlier today in Texas.  He was 56 years old. WWE issued a statement on his passing: Reports indicate that Matt Osborne, aka the original Doink the Clown, has passed away. A rugged brawler in promotions like Mid-South Wrestling and ...

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Revisiting TNA’s Impact Wrestling: Week 1

This is part one of an ongoing series, looking at TNA’s product from a non-fan perspective as it builds towards Destination X.  Before last night, I hadn’t caught an episode of TNA’s IMPACT Wrestling since 2012. The last major Pay-Per-View I caught was Bound for Glory 2012, back when Aces and Eights revealed it’s (not actual) leader to be Devon, ...

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Between The Ropes | David Otunga – June 28, 2013

WWE superstar David Otunga talks about being in the movie The Call which is now available on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download, acting alongside Halle Berry, the youth movement in the WWE and seeing some of the guys he trained with coming up, what he calls his former tag-team partner Curtis Axel, finding a colorful coffee thermos and the clothes ...

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CM Punk Gets A Two-Year Restraining Order Against His Mother

CM Punk got the request he was looking for. The former WWE champion was granted yesterday by an Illinois judge a two-year restraining order against his mother. We reported on Wednesday that Punk was looking for an extension on the restraining order due constant harassment by his mother. Punk was also looking for her to not be allowed to attend ...

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GLORY Agrees To A Multi-Year Deal With Spike TV

Looks like Viacom is pretty set on making a mark in the combat sports world. It was announced today in a press release that Spike TV has agreed to a multi-year deal with GLORY kickboxing. The first event between the parties will be taking place in October, with the events taking place on Saturday nights in Primetime. GLORY made its ...

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Jake Roberts Discusses His Relapse With Diamond Dallas Page

It was reported yesterday that former WWE star Jake “The Snake” Roberts had relapsed in his attempt to overcome his addiction to his drugs and alcohol. We have part one of the video of where the coaches at Dallas Page Accountability Crib and then part two has Roberts and Page discussing what happened. Follow Between The Ropes on Facebook and ...

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TNA Hires Former WWE Production Executive John Gaburick

Former WWE Vice President of Television Production has been hired by TNA Wrestling to oversee their television.  Gaburick parted ways with the WWE earlier this year after working with the company for 13 years. Many fans know his best as “Big” John Gaburick from his appearances on the original Tough Enough reality series on MTV. Here is the press release ...

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UFC on Fox Sports 1 3 Set With Bader-Teixeira Headlining

The busy fall season continues for the UFC. The organization made official today that UFC on Fox Sports 1 3 will be taking place September 4 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The card will be headlined Ryan Bader(15-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) facing off with Glover Teixeira(21-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) in light heavyweight action. The co-main event will feature former UFC middleweight ...

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CM Punk Files Restraining Order Against His Mother

CM Punk says he is the best in the world. According to Punk, his mother isn’t the best mother in the world. TMZ reported earlier today that the former WWE champion filed a restraining order against his mother. Punk stated in the order that his mother always asks him for money and when Punk doesn’t give her money, she threatens ...

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WWE Monday Night Raw Rating Down From Last Week

The Monday Night Raw rating came out yesterday and the rating could have been a lot worse. WWE’s flagship show drew a 2.9 rating, with an average of 3.98 million viewers watching. That is down from last week’s 3.03, with an average of 4.15 viewers watching. Monday’s Raw featured promos with John Cena and Mark Henry, who will square off ...

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Between The Ropes | Jason Powell – June 25, 2013

Brian talks with Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net about a ton of stuff including the youth movement in the WWE, if this will be a growing trend there, what guys TNA could have possibly had, using The Shield going forward, the Daniel Bryan storyline as we as plenty of non-wrestling stuff including the NHL playoffs and his Bruins losing to Brian’s Blackhawks, the ...

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Jack Swagger Found Guilty of DUI

Former WWE World Champion Jack Swagger was found guilty of DUI and other charges today in a Mississippi courtroom. Swagger was pulled over for speeding in February by Gulfport police about 90 minutes after a Smackdown taping had taken place in nearby Biloxi. The police had then found a small trace of marijuana in the car as well, which the ...

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Between The Ropes Wrestling Podcast – June 25, 2013

Brian and Steve are back to talk about Raw from Monday night including Daniel Bryan against Randy Orton and the CM Punk – Paul Heyman storyline, the backstage interaction with Bryan and Triple H from the previous week, the upcoming Money in the Bank PPV, the Wyatt Family and how they could possibly be used and a discussion on who ...

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‘Monday Night Raw’ Reaction and Review – 6/24/2013

For complete coverage of everything that happened last night, check out the WWE Raw Rundown. Things got off to a hot start last night, with the Daniel Bryan/Randy Orton stuff. Although cancelling the match and postponing it until later in the night felt like a cheap way to squeeze every last drop out of this feud, it made a lot ...

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WWE Raw Rundown – June 24th, 2013

Raw got off to a great start, but seemed to stall about halfway through. Luckily, a strong main event, plus a couple of big announcements, helped prevent the entire show from being a bust. Let’s take a look.

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WWE Smackdown Rundown – June 22nd, 2013

Smackdown last night was the perfect way to end a great week of WWE programming. Between the well-paced PPV this past Sunday, the number of great surprises on Raw, and the wrestling-heavy focus of Friday Night Smackdown, wrestling fans should feel pretty satisfied.

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WWE Payback Predictions – How Did I Do?

We are just under a week removed from a wildly spontaneous and interesting June WWE pay-per-view event in Payback. So, as I always like to do, it’s time to look at just how well I was able to guess the results of the match. For those curious this will differ from Brian’s post in that I will be specifically recapping ...

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Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs Cyborg to Headline on PPV July 13

The MMA world has been wondering when Invicta Fighting Championships would be seen on television. The wait is over. The cable and satellite providers that will be airing the event are IN Demand, DISH and Avail-TVN in the U.S and Bell TV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $14.95. The night’s main-card broadcast is scheduled for four hours. ...

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