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WWE Smackdown Rundown – June 28th, 2013

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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. Read More »

WWE Fines Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton

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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 ... Read More »

Matt “Doink The Clown” Osborne Passes Away

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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 ... Read More »

Revisiting TNA’s Impact Wrestling: Week 1

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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, ... Read More »

Between The Ropes | David Otunga – June 28, 2013

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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

GLORY Agrees To A Multi-Year Deal With Spike TV

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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 ... Read More »

Jake Roberts Discusses His Relapse With Diamond Dallas Page

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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 ... Read More »

TNA Hires Former WWE Production Executive John Gaburick

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »