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UFC Signs Top Ranked Women’s Fighter Jessica Eye

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It was reported on Tuesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight” that top ranked 125 pounds women’s fighter Jessica Eye has signed a deal with the UFC fight at 135 pounds. Eye released a statement on twitter a short time later confirming the report. Yes every1 it true I official with the @ufc @danawhite @seanshelby I Can't wait to step in the ... Read More »

UFC Heavyweight Stefan Struve’s Fighting Career Put On Hold

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The career of UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve is in jeopardy. A report on Tuesday’s, “UFC Tonight” stated that Struve has been diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart. Struve’s management team sent a statement to MMAFighting.com explaining Struve’s situation, which includes Struve’s desire to return to the UFC and fight again: Stefan Struve has recently been diagnosed ... Read More »

WWE Raw Reaction and Review – August 19th, 2013

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For full coverage of last night’s show, be sure to check out the complete Raw Rundown.  Also, get the latest Between the Ropes podcast for thoughts from Brian and Steve! Stephanie McMahon and Daniel Bryan opened up last night’s show in a very interesting way. It wasn’t what I expected coming out of the Pay-Per-View, but I still really liked it. ... Read More »

WWE Raw TV Rating Up Post SummerSlam

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Last week, Raw saw a slight uptick in ratings.  The trend continued this week. For the night after SummerSlam, Raw averaged 4.3 million viewers.   Read More »

Scott Hall’s Progression With Diamond Dallas Page

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Scott Hall has been living in Diamond Dallas Page’s Accountability Crib for the last six months. Hall had hip surgery five months ago and has shown incredible progress. Hall has been sober from drugs and alcohol since that time and has even reconnected with his son Cody as the younger Hall breaks into the world of professional wrestling. The video ... Read More »

UFC Plans To Hit Europe Quite Often in 2014

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The UFC hasn’t been a frequent visitor to Europe in the last few years, but that will be changing when the calendar turns to 2014. UFC’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Europe Garry Cook, speaking at EA Gamescom in Cologne, Germany on Tuesday, announced that the UFC will be hitting England, Sweden, Poland, Ireland, Turkey and Germany in ... Read More »

UFC Fight Night 29 Official For October in Brazil

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It had been rumored that the UFC would be returning to Brazil in October and now the event is official. The UFC made official UFC Fight Night 29, which will take place on Wednesday, October 9 from the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The five round main event of the show will be former Strikeforce middleweight champion ... Read More »

WWE’s “Total Divas” Viewership Down From Last Week

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A big question heading into WWE’s reality show, “Total Divas” on Sunday, was how viewership would fare competing against Summerslam. This week’s episode averaged 1.35 million viewers for the fourth episode compared to 1.67 million viewers from last week, but the episode from Sunday did better than the debut episode. Week two of the averaged 1.53 million viewers. WWE has ... Read More »

John Cena Announces He Has A Torn Triceps, Out 4-6 Months

It was announced on WWE Raw last night that former WWE champion John Cena will be out of 4-6 months due to a torn triceps. Cena said that the fluid built up into his elbow due to the triceps injury. Cena had missed a few house in the last two weeks , but still wrestled against the advise of WWE ... Read More »

Between The Ropes Podcast: WWE Raw Recap – August 20, 2013

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Brian and Steve recap WWE Raw from last night including the big storyline involving Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton and the McMahons, CM Punk continuing his quest to get at Paul Heyman, having Bryan and Punk as the two top guys with John Cena out with an injury, The Shield’s new role, Sin Cara’s injury and the fallout from that and ... Read More »

WWE Raw Rundown LIVE – 8/19/2013

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Refresh this page throughout the show for LIVE ongoing coverage and analysis! Less than 24 hours after an incredible SummerSlam event, tonight’s RAW looks like a loaded show.  We expect Triple H to explain his surprise turn, and fallout from “The Best vs. The Beast.”  And who knows, maybe Ryback will find somebody else to bully backstage? Read More »

Pay-Per-VIew scorecard: WWE SummerSlam

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SummerSlam 2013 is in the books and, as has become tradition in these parts, it’s time to see how the predictions I made in the staff predications on Saturday stack up to the actual pay-per-view results. On a side note, before I begin, I apologize to the other staff and readership here at Between the Ropes for my lack of ... Read More »