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Tito Ortiz Returns to MMA, Fighting Rampage Jackson on Bellator PPV

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The whole “Rampage Jackson vs. Roy Jones Jr.” boxing match looks to have been a smoke screen. Instead, Jackson’s first fight for Bellator will be against former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz who is coming out of retirement.  Ortiz last fought on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148, losing a unanimous decision to Forrest Griffin. The two will square ... Read More »

Memphis Wrestling Personality Corey Maclin Passes Away

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Longtime Memphis wrestling announcer Corey Maclin died in a car accident on Tuesday night in Mississippi.  He was 43 years old. Maclin has worked on television as a wrestling announcer for many years in Memphis, working alongside both Lance Russell and Dave Brown. He went on to become a promoter in the area working with Jerry Lawler and had very ... Read More »

Madison Rayne Discusses Leaving TNA Wrestling, Was Not Fired

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Although Madison Rayne (Ashley Cabot) has said that her contract with TNA Wrestling simply expired on July 3, there are still some that believe that she was fired from the company. Rayne reiterated on her personal blog that she simply left the company on her own terms with a baby on the way and was not given the best in ... Read More »

Video: UFC World Tour 2013 in New York Starting at 1 P.M. ET

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The UFC World Tour 2013 continues today as the UFC stops in New York as the press conference takes at the Beacon Theatre starting at 1 p.m. ET. You can watch the video live on the player above. The people that were in Los Angeles yesterday for the UFC World Tour 2013 are in New York today. Those people are: ... Read More »

WWE Monday Night Raw Rating Down From Last Week

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The rating for Monday’s WWE Monday Night Raw is in and it is about what was expected. The rating for Raw was a 2.87 rating with an average of 3.678 million viewers. That is down from the 2.94 rating with an average of 4.005 million viewers from last week’s show. It should also be noted that Monday’s WWE Raw was ... Read More »

Between The Ropes Podcast: Bellator 97 Preview

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On today’s podcast we preview Bellator MMA 97 as the event takes place tonight from Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The card features two title fights as Michael Chandler defends his Bellator lightweight title against David Rickels and Ben Askren defends his welterweight title against Andrey Koreshkov. Also two tournament finals take place as Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal squares off with ... Read More »

Video: Bellator 97 Preview

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Bellator MMA Bellator MMA returns tonight with the final Summer Series event as Bellator 97 takes place tonight at the Santa Ana Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico and the main card airs on Spike TV at 7 p.m. ET following the preliminary card on Spike.com at 6 p.m. ET. The card features two title fights as Michael Chandler defends his ... Read More »

Between The Ropes | Paul O’Brien – July 31, 2013

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Author Paul O’Brien of the wrestling crime novels “Blood Red Turns Dollar Green” talks about the second volume of the book now being out, why he decided to write a crime novel about wrestling during the territories, the influence of TV shows on his writing, getting a helping hand from Mick Foley, the research that goes into doing the books ... Read More »

Fan Attacks Randy Orton In Ring in South Africa

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Randy Orton was attacked in the ring during a show in Cape Town, South Africa. After winning his match against Big E. Langston, Orton was posing on the turnbuckles when a fan snuck into the ring and gave him a low blow. Orton fell off the turnbuckle but quickly got up as security jumped into the ring to grab the ... Read More »

Video: UFC World Tour in Los Angeles

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The UFC announced about two weeks ago that a world tour would ensue to promote UFC 165, UFC 166, UFC 167 and UFC 168. Today was the first time all eight participants on the tour were all together. The tour stop today was at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The fighters that were there today were: UFC 165 headliners ... Read More »

Between The Ropes Podcast – July 30, 2013

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Brian and Steve talk about WWE Monday Night Raw including the latest on Daniel Bryan and the inclusion of the McMahon family in his storyline leading up to his SummerSlam match against John Cena, what the end game could be for that storyline, other storylines that like right now, which guys are going nowhere, the debut of Total Divas, TNA’s ... Read More »

‘WWE Monday Night Raw’ Reaction and Review – July 29th, 2013

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For complete coverage of everything that happened on Monday Night Raw, be sure to check out last night’s WWE Raw Rundown. Internet fans finally got what they wanted, with Daniel Bryan confronting Vince McMahon to kick-off the show. Smart decision by creative here. With Vince openly confronting Bryan about his chances to win, viewers have an even bigger reason to ... Read More »