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WWE Total Divas Viewers Up in Week 3

The WWE may have a hit show on their hands. The viewers for this past Sunday’s, “WWE Total Divas” was 1.67 million viewers, which is up from 1.53 million viewers in week two. The show had 1.3 million viewers in the inaugural week. It will be interesting to see what the rating will be for next week as the show ...

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Big Show Returns at RAW

After being advertised a few weeks ago, the Big Show finally returned on last night’s edition of RAW. The 20-man battle royal to earn a title shot against Dean Ambrose ended with RVD and Mark Henry bumping fists.  Immediately afterwards, the Shield quickly surrounded the ring, outnumbering Henry and Van Dam.  Just as Ambrose, Reigns, and Rollins were getting ready ...

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Eddie Alvarez Resigns With Bellator, Faces Michael Chander At Bellator PPV

The contract squabble with Eddie Alvarez and Bellator MMA is finally over. Alvarez and Bellator MMA have agreed to a new contract and Alvarez will get a chance to avenge his only loss in the organization, as he will face lightweight champion Michael Chandler in the co-main event of Bellator MMA’s first PPV at Bellator 106 on November 2. Alvarez ...

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Lineup for WWE Summerslam 2013

Here is the full card for WWE Summerslam on Sunday, August 18 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and live on pay-per-view. WWE Championship:  John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan with Triple H as special referee Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk World Heavyweight Championship:  Alberto Del Rio vs. Christian Ring of Fire Match:  Kane vs. Bray Wyatt Cody Rhodes vs. ...

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WWE Raw Rundown LIVE – 8/12/2013

The show kicked off live from Sacramento, CA, with Daniel Bryan’s entrance to the ring.  Final hype for SummerSlam should be the story of the night…

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WWE Setting Up Celebrity Match for Summerslam 2013

While it is not confirmed yet, it looks like the WWE is setting up a celebrity match for this Sunday’s WWE Summerslam PPV.   The talk is that Maria Menounos and Natalya will face Brie Bella and a partner for SummerSlam. Nikki Bella could be her tag partner is she received medical clearance.  If not, they will find another partner for ...

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TNA Wrestling Pushes Back Big Match

TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter announced that the match between Aces and 8’s vs. the Main Event Mafia will not be taking place on this Thursday’s Hardcore Justice event on Impact.  Instead, the match has been pushed back a week to the August 22 edition of Impact Wrestling. Carter posted the following: After meeting with @HulkHogan, due to circumstances beyond our ...

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Between The Ropes Podcast – August 12, 2013

It’s Monday so Brian and Steve preview WWE Raw tonight which is the go-home edition for Summerslam on Sunday.  Plus, they talk about a new match on the pay-per-view, where some others may or may not fit in when it comes to the show, the latest WWE video game announcement and more. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you can ...

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WWE Makes A Major Announcement Regarding WWE 2K14

The WWE and 2K announced today that the new video game WWE 2K14 will now have a feature called 30 Years of WrestleMania, which will be centered around the biggest matches in the history of WrestleMania. One of the big matches will include Hulk Hogan against Andre the Giant from WrestleMania III. There will be 45 matches included in the ...

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Seth Rollins Talks WWE Summerslam, Success of The Shield

WWE superstar Seth Rollings spoke with Eric Lopez of SportsTalkFlorida.com to promote Summerslam which is coming up on August 18 on pay-per-view. He spoke about the quick success of The Shield along with Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns and the impact they have made in the WWE. Rollins shares his thoughts on some o the highlights of his career including  coming up ...

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Between The Ropes | Dolph Ziggler – August 9, 2013

WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler talks about SummerSlam taking place August 18 on pay-per-view, how big the moment was for him cashing in the Money in the Bank suitcase the day after WrestleMania 29 and winning the World Heavyweight Champion, suffering a concussion and how big of a setback it was for him, the fan going after Randy Orton during the ...

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The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Finale Tentatively Set For November 30

The UFC has requested the Nevada State Athletic Commission to have The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Finale for November 30 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The NSAC confirmed to BetweenTheRopes.com that the UFC requested the date yesterday. A hearing on the UFC’s application will take place next Thursday, August 15 at the commission’s monthly hearing. The ...

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Chael Sonnen Approved To Fight At UFC Fight Night 26

All the hoopla over whether Chael Sonnen would get his license for UFC Fight Night 26 was all for nothing. The former UFC light heavyweight and middleweight title challenger was unanimously approved for a license by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission to fight Maurcio “Shogun” Rua next Saturday in the main event at UFC Fight Night 26 in an email ...

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Between The Ropes MMA Podcast – August 8, 2013

Brian and Steve get caught up on the latest in MMA including a look back at UFC 163, Chael Sonnen’s licensing issues in Boston for his upcoming fight against ‘Shogun’ Rua, Bjorn Rebney’s recent comments directed at Sonnen and UFC, Ronda Rousey possibly adding on another movie role and her future in MMA, Dominick Cruz’s comeback and more. Subscribe to Between ...

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The Art of Promotion in Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena

There’s no doubt the WWE Universe is excited to see Bryan challenge Cena for the title at SummerSlam. But it wasn’t until this past Monday on RAW that we finally got a framework for their confrontation. If Punk vs. Lesnar is “The Best vs The Beast,” then Bryan against Cena has become “The Wrestler vs. The Entertainer.”

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Report: Ronda Rousey Could Be In The Next “Fast & Furious” Movie Franchise

It looks like Ronda Rousey could be in for an even busier end of 2013. Variety is reporting that current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is in negotiations to be in the next installment of the “Fast & Furious”. It would be the seventh installment of the movie as the sixth installment, which came out this year has raked ...

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WWE Superstar Sheamus Injured, Out 4-6 Months

Bad news for WWE superstar Sheamus as he will be sidelined for the next 4 – 6 months due to a torn labrum in his shoulder that will require surgery. This will be the first time that he will be going under the knife. “I’ve never in my whole life had to have surgery,” Sheamus told the WWE website. “I’ve ...

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Kurt Angle In Rehab

We had reported late Friday that former WWE and TNA heavyweight champion Kurt Angle was pulled over Thursday night in Texas for DWI. Angle had released statements on Twitter that he would be heading to rehab. It looks like that has happened. TNA President Dixie Carter released a statement on Twitter last night that Angle had entered rehab. Today, Kurt ...

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CM Punk Knows His Grammar

CM Punk is starting to have quite the relationship with The Nerdist.  He has already appeared on the podcast with Chris Hardwick and done one video with the group. Now, he’s put out a series of videos with The Nerdist as part of YouTube’s Geek Week called “Grammar Slam” where he teaches you the proper way to use similar words.

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Between The Ropes Podcast – August 6, 2013

Brian and Steve talk about last night’s WWE Raw, Brock Lesnar’s latest destruction of CM Punk and “saying something stupid”, the Daniel Bryan – John Cena storyline, Randy Orton and the McMahons getting involved, the latest on SummerSlam including added matches, Total Divas, Kurt Angle going to rehab and more. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you can automatically get ...

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