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

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 ...

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Memphis Wrestling Personality Corey Maclin Passes Away

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 ...

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Madison Rayne Discusses Leaving TNA Wrestling, Was Not Fired

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 ...

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

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: ...

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WWE Monday Night Raw Rating Down From Last Week

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 ...

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Between The Ropes Podcast: Bellator 97 Preview

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 ...

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Video: Bellator 97 Preview

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 ...

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

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 ...

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Fan Attacks Randy Orton In Ring in South Africa

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 ...

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Video: UFC World Tour in Los Angeles

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 ...

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Between The Ropes Podcast – July 30, 2013

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 ...

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

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 ...

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WWE Raw Rundown – 7/29/2013

While there was nothing particularly wrong with tonight’s WWE Raw, the show seemed lacking in a few areas.  I really enjoyed the focus on in-ring action.  However, the show suffered from too many non-finishes, and didn’t offer any “must-see” segments. Here’s the rundown:

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UFC Video: The Ultimate Fighter 18 Preview ‘Rousey vs. Tate’

There is a lot of hype going into The Ultimate Fighter 18 with Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate as the coaches.  And to say there is no love lost between these two would be an understatement. Hate would be much closer to the truth. And when a couple of women don’t like one another — especially in an adrenaline filled ...

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Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow is Simply About Good Friendship

If you had a chance to catch last night’s solid WWE Smackdown, you saw Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes highlighted in a way they haven’t been before in their respective WWE tenures. Both men, especially Sandow, have the “gift of gab”. Both men know what they’re doing in the ring. But up until recently, creative seemed absolutely clueless on how ...

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WWE Smackdown Rundown – 7/27/2013

Fun night for WWE Smackdown.  While not every match was an instant classic, and some segments were weaker than others, the overall show delivered on what it set out to do. Let’s take a look:

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Video: UFC on Fox 8 Show Opener

UFC on Fox 8 is finally here as the event takes place from the Key Arena in Seattle. The main event will feature UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defending his title against John Moraga. In the co-feature, top welterweight contenders will square off as Rory MacDonald will square off against Jake Ellenberger. The main card will also feature welterweights Robbie ...

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UFC on Fox 8 Weigh-In Results

Today’s weigh-ins for tomorrow night’s UFC on Fox 8 took place at the Key Arena in Seattle. The main event fighters, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Moraga were both on point as each guy made the 125 lb limit. Here are the results from the UFC on Fox 8 weigh-ins: MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) • ...

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UFC on Fox 8 Weigh-In Video

UFC on Fox 8 takes place tomorrow night from the Key Arena in Seattle. The main event will feature UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defending his title against John Moraga. Before the fights take, all 24 fighters on the card will step on the scale this evening. The weigh-ins start at 7 p.m. ET. Watch the video above of tonight’s ...

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Michael Chandler and Bellator MMA Agree To Long Term Contract

Michael Chandler wanted to stay in Bellator MMA and Bellator MMA wanted Michael Chandler to stay in Bellator MMA. Both sides got what they wanted. Bellator MMA announced in a press release that Chandler has signed an eight fight extension to remain with the organization. Chandler had around one year left on his deal, but wanted to remain with Bellator. ...

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