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WWE Creative Changes Mean New Possible Matchups

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Probably the most intriguing storyline WWE has headed into Monday Night Raw (and potentially continuing into Payback and beyond) is Randy Orton’s status with the fans. His actions on Friday Night Smackdown this week left another fan favorite, Daniel Bryan, laid out in the middle of the ring as a victim of the RKO. But wait, weren’t they also just ... Read More »

Between The Ropes MMA Podcast Reviewing UFC on Fuel 10 – June 9, 2013

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Brian and Steve talk about UFC on Fuel 10 which was the night of submissions, the various fights on the show, the heavyweight division going forward, having shows in Brazil, if cards are stacked in favor of Brazilian fighters there, Brian Bowles suspension and fighters still getting in trouble for PED’s and more. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you ... Read More »

WWE Smackdown Rundown – June 7th, 2013

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Another great outing for Friday Night Smackdown, with all the right elements of an entertaining pro-wrestling show. Let’s dig in. Read More »

Video: TNA Debut of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Facing Off With Kurt Angle

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It didn’t take long for Quinton “Rampage” Jackson to start his new job. During Wednesday’s press conference to announce Jackson’s signing a deal with Bellator and TNA Impact Wrestling, TNA President Dixie Carter said Jackson would be at last night’s TNA Impact Wrestling show in Atlanta. No one knew though what Jackson was going to do on the show. It ... Read More »

Slammiversary Score Card + How Pay Per View Events Are Going to Be Recapped

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Before I begin, I would first like to acknowledge that I did indeed intend – and fail – at trying to complete this post on Monday after the event had taken place. The beauties of a 12 hour work day without the ability to take my computer with me kept me from accomplishing this goal. However, rather than post nothing ... Read More »

Bellator Signs UK TV Deal

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Bellator is making more waves as today the MMA promotion announce a television deal with VIVA in the United Kingdom.  The first show will take place on June 19. Below is the press release from Bellator: Newport Beach, CA. (June 6, 2013) – Bellator MMA will now be available on television for the first time to the many passionate mixed martial arts ... Read More »

Why Kofi Kingston is the Face of the WWE Problem

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In late 2009, Kofi Kingston was finally ready for his breakout moment. His career arc up to that point included all the typical WWE milestones: after signing with the WWE in 2006 he did a stint in developmental before eventually working his way onto the main roster. By late 2008, he had collected a few mid-card titles (including the tag-team ... Read More »

Between The Ropes Wrestling Podcast Talking WWE Raw, Daniel Bryan – June 5, 2013

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Brian and Steve talks about the Rampage Jackson conference call and thoughts of him getting in the ring for TNA Wrestling, Raw from Monday night including the awesomeness of Daniel Bryan and his future there, Triple H vs. the McMahons, John Cena against Curtis Axel, the Payback PPV coming up in less than two weeks, show ratings and much more. ... Read More »

Rampage Jackson Conference Call – June 5, 2013

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Quinton “Rampage” Jackson talks to the media about his partnership with Spike TV, Bellator and TNA Wrestling, why he is so excited about this new deal, leaving the UFC and why this will be different and better for him, when he will be able to fight next, if he likes the tournament style in Bellator, being a wrestling fan growing ... Read More »

Video: Preview of World Series of Fighting 3’s Main Event of Jon Fitch vs Josh Burkman

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The World Series of Fighting returns next Friday with their third event. The main event of the evening is a rematch with former UFC welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch (24-5-1) facing off with Josh Burkman (25-9), who is 7-1 since being released from the UFC. Burkman and Fitch faced each other at UFC Fight Night 4 in 2006 with Fitch ... Read More »

Chael Sonnen vs Shogun Rua Set to Headline UFC on Fox Sports 1 1

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August is going to one of the busiest months in the history of the UFC. The UFC will have two pay-per-view events, UFC 163 and UFC 164 at the beginning and end of the month. Then you have the debut of Fox Sports 1 channel debuting on August 17 with the UFC having two shows that month on the channel. ... Read More »

Benson Henderson vs T.J. Grant To Headline UFC 164

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Ever since the end of UFC on Fox 7, we were wondering when Benson Henderson would step into the octagon. We have a date and a dance partner for the champion. It was announced on UFC Tonight on Tuesday that UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will be squaring off against number one contender T.J.Grant in the main event of UFC ... Read More »