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Between The Ropes MMA Podcast – June 20, 2013

Brian and Steve finally look back at UFC 161 including Rashad Evans getting the victory over Dan Henderson, Korean Zombie getting a title show before Ricardo Lamas, Anthony Pettis trying to get another title shot and what division he will be in, the debut of Fight Master on Spike TV, last night’s Bellator fights, the Steve Mazzagatti controversy from the ...

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Mark Henry Should Be the Next WWE Champion

Exciting surprises are synonymous with televised professional wrestling. Throughout the rich history of a company like WWE, there have been countless events that people still talk about today. Remember the time Eric Bischoff showed up as the GM of Raw? What about the evening Stone Cold Steve Austin drove a beer truck down to ringside and doused The Corporation? And ...

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Video: Bellator MMA’s “Fight Master” Preview

Fight Master: Bellator MMA Bellator begins a new era tonight. Bellator debuts its new show, “Fight Master” premieres tonight starting at 10 p.m. ET/PT, which follows Bellator 96 on Spike TV. The reality show will feature 32 fighters with the winner of the show getting a shot in a Bellator tournament. The coaches on the show are former UFC champions ...

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Between The Ropes Podcast | Tommy Dreamer – June 19, 2013

Brian talks with Tommy Dreamer about this Saturday’s House of Hardcore 2 event in Philadelphia where he will have Terry Funk in his corner against Lance Storm, how his second show is different from the first and what he learned, returning to Philadelphia, The Sandman starting Tommy Dreamer chants at last weekend’s U.S. Open, how much longer he would like ...

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WWE Raw Rundown – June 18th, 2013

While in-ring action wasn’t the top priority for Raw this week, the number of great surprises and unexpected returns worked together to create a noteworthy show. Payback’s momentum carried over here in a good way.

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Between The Ropes Podcast Talking WWE Payback, Raw – June 18, 2013

Brian and Steve look back at what has been two very good shows for the WWE between the Payback PPV on Sunday and Raw the following night.  First, they talk about Payback including the great match between CM Punk against Chris Jericho, Alberto Del Rio winning the World Heavyweight Title against Dolph Ziggler and the double turn in the match ...

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Video: Brock Lesnar Returns, Attacks CM Punk

Brock Lesnar is back once again.  The beast returned last night on Raw and decided to pick on someone new, that being CM Punk. Punk had just finished his match against Alberto Del Rio which he won by count out when Del Rio decided not to continue and as he was walking away, he was attacked by Dolph Ziggler.  Punk ...

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Video: Mark Henry Slams John Cena After Teasing Retirement

Last night on WWE, Mark Henry (along with a bit role from John Cena) delivered one of the best angles on Raw — or in all of wrestling — in a while.  Henry was fantastic in giving a heartfelt speech, announcing his retirement.  But when Cena came in for a hug, Henry laid him out with the World’s Strongest Slam. ...

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Video: WWE Payback Kickoff Show

WWE has made the entire kickoff show to the Payback pay-per-view available online on its YouTube channel.  The kickoff show includes the panel discussion with Josh Mathews, the Big Show, Cody Rhodes and R-Truth as well as a good, ten-minute match between Sheamus and Damien Sandow.

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Rob Van Dam Returning to WWE

Last night during the WWE Payback pay-per-view, a video was shown announcing the return of Rob Van Dam to the company at next month’s Money in the Bank PPV. Van Dam was last under contract with the company in 2007 and decided to leave when his contract was up.  He did appear at the 2009 Royal Rumble for just the ...

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WWE Payback 2013 Results

Here are the results from Sunday night’s WWE Payback pay-per-view: *  Sheamus defeated Damien Sandow on the kickoff match.   A very good math that went more than ten minutes.  Sandow got in a lot of offense but Sheamus connected with the Brogue Kick for the victory. *  Curtis Axel defeated The Miz and Wade Barrett to become the new ...

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The Shield’s Loss is a Loss for WWE

Just to catch up: If you missed Friday Night Smackdown this past week, then you also missed a pretty big development for one of WWE’s hottest acts. The Shield, who have seemed unstoppable since their debut last November, finally saw defeat. Re-read that first paragraph. Summary: “If you missed Friday Night Smackdown, then you missed The Shield’s first loss.” See, ...

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WWE Payback 2013 – Staff Predictions

This Sunday, it is the WWE Payback pay-per-view.  Here is the predictions from the Between The Ropes staff for each match on the show.   Payback Match Kickoff – Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow Brian Fritz:  Sheamus is really caught in limbo right now when it comes to his place in the pecking order.  While Sandow should win here and get ...

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Previewing WWE Payback

WWE returns to pay-per-view tomorrow night with their June event, Payback. This event seems to be trying to build itself around it’s title sake by having most of the matches taking place focus on return matches from the Extreme Rules event, the ongoing rivalry with The Shield, and what could perhaps be the payoff to the only rivalry going on ...

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WWE Smackdown Rundown – June 15th, 2013

The word “mediocre” comes to mind when discussing this week’s Smackdown. WWE creative seemed to check out for the night, save for one very questionable booking decision. Let’s break it down:

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Between The Ropes MMA Podcast UFC 161 Preview – June 14, 2013

Brian and Steve preview UFC 161 with includes Rashad Evans against Dan Henderson and Roy Nelson squaring off against Stipe Miocic as well as the rest of the card.  Plus, the look ahead to fights later this year including Jon Jones against Alexander Gustaffson, Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos and Georges St. Pierre against Johny Hendricks and more UFC ...

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Between The Ropes MMA Podcast previewing World Series of Fighting- June 14, 2013

On today’s edition of the MMA podcast, Steve previews the World Series of Fighting 3 event that takes place tonight. Steve begins the podcast as he talks to the President of the World Series of Fighting, Ray Sefo. They preview tonight’s show, why Ray will be fighting for the promotion in August, if a return to kickboxing is in the ...

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Georges St-Pierre vs Johny Hendricks likely for November event in Vegas

It is looking like Johny Hendricks won’t have to wait too much for his shot at Georges St-Pierre. Dana White announced today at the UFC 161 open workouts that Hendricks and the UFC welterweight champion will be meeting at a to be determined event in November with Las Vegas being the probable destination. Hendricks has been campaigning for the fight ...

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Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos III Likely For October in Houston

It didn’t take long for this announcement. The fight will likely take at UFC 165 in Houston in October. No date and venue were announced by White, but he did state the event will be in an arena and not the stadium show that was rumored. The rubber match was setup at UFC 160 last month when Velasquez defeated Antonio ...

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UFC News: Jon Jones Will Face Alexander Gustafsson This Fall

UFC President had some time on his hands after landing in Winnipeg last night for UFC 161.  So, he decided to use some time to respond to some fans questions on Twitter.   @pubisboy yup — Dana White (@danawhite) June 13, 2013 The Mauler is, of course, Alexander Gustafsson.  And Jon Jones added that he has some news coming soon ...

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