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Giant Matt Morgan Looking for Next Opportunity

It seems like everyone is always looking for a big man in wrestling.  While the business is evolving, the big man – especially a giant – has always been at the top of the food chain, standing out above others to dominate until a worthy contender can slay him. Right now, there is a big man in wrestling without a ...

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Between The Ropes | Matt Morgan – September 16, 2013

Brian Fritz sits down with Matt Morgan about his time in TNA Wrestling, why he left and how tough the decision was to leave, what could be next in his future including the WWE, his acting career including one interesting role he recently tried out for, his relationship with Hulk Hogan and if he thinks Hogan will return to the ...

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Mickie James Rejects TNA Contract, Becomes a Free Agent

Former TNA Knockouts Champion Mickie James contract expired today. ProWrestling.net reported that James had also turned down a contract offer recently from the organization. In the past few months, TNA has been cutting payroll and offering lower contracts to talent whose contracts are about to expire. James’ final TNA appearance will this Thursday on a taped edition of Impact Wrestling, ...

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WWE Night of Champions 2013 Review Podcast – September 16, 2013

Brian and Steve look back at last night’s WWE Night of Champions PPV which saw Daniel Bryan defeat Randy Orton for the WWE Championship, added matches to the show, the greatest champion polls during the show and if they have any meaning and more.  Plus, they talk about tonight’s edition of Raw and a few people possibly leaving TNA Wrestling. ...

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WWE Night of Champions 2013 Rundown – LIVE

Refresh this page throughout the evening for LIVE ongoing results and analysis from WWE Night of Champions (2013).  Coverage starts at 8 pm ET! Tonight, WWE returns to Pay Per View with its annual “Night of Champions” Pay-Per-View.  The show is headlined by an exciting match, with Randy Orton defending his WWE Championship against an underdog Daniel Bryan.  Fans also ...

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Dusty Rhodes To Appear Tommorow Night Monday Night Raw

WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes will appear on WWE Monday Night Raw tomorrow night to confront McMahon family. It was on Raw almost two weeks ago that Cody Rhodes lost his job when he lost to WWE champion Randy Orton. Then last week, his brother Dustin Rhodes appeared on Raw and if he had won against Orton, Cody Rhodes ...

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WWE Night of Champions 2013 – Staff Predictions

On Sunday night, it is the WWE Night of Champions pay-per-view.  Here are the match predictions from the Between The Ropes staff. Kickoff match:  The Prime Time Players (Darren Young and Titus O’Neil) vs. Tons of Funk (Brodus Clay and Tensai) vs. The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) vs. 3MB (any pairing of Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, or Jinder Mahal) ...

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Jim Ross, the Real Face of WWE

Do me a favor: think back to the ‘Attitude Era.’ Make a numbered list, one to five. Next to each number, write down the names of those men who best defined that short, yet ludicrously profitable, wrestling period from late 1997 until around 2001.

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WWE Night of Champions 2013 Preview

It’s that time of the year again as WWE comes back onto pay per view tonight with it’s annual Night of Champions event. The premise, that every title is to be defended, falls a little by the wayside this year a the seven matches scheduled for the card make it appear a bit lackluster in terms of quality and seems ...

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Floyd Mayweather Dominates Canelo Alvarez and Wins By Majority Decision

44 men before had tried to defeat Floyd Mayweather and the boxing world thought Canelo Alvarez would be the man tonight to dethrone Mayweather. The number is now 45 as Floyd Mayweather defeated Canelo Alvarez by majority decision (114-114, 116-112, 117-111). BetweenTheRopes.com had the fight scored the fight 118-108 for Mayweather. The pound for pound king looked tentative at the ...

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WWE Smackdown Reaction and Review – September 13th, 2013

Opening segment featuring Big Show, Triple H, and The Shield was excellent. Big Show’s fake apology letter cracked me up, and Triple H coming out to confront show about his actions made sense. But I was afraid that was going to be all there was to it. Fortunately, The Shield came out to liven things up, and Big Show entered ...

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Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez Live Stream Weigh-Ins Starting At 5 P.M. ET

Floyd Mayweather will square off tomorrow night against Canelo Alvarez for Mayweather’s WBA Super Welterweight Super World Championship and for Alvarez’s WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Super Welterweight Championships at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It is the biggest fight in boxing since a 2007 showdown with Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya, whohc broke the all-time ...

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown (Non-Spoilers) For Tonight’s Show

WWE Friday Night Smackdown tapings took place on Tuesday night from the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. We released the full spoilers on Wednesday. If you didn’t see the spoilers, here is what took place on the show that airs tonight on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. – Big Show promo – Alicia Fox, Layla and Aksana vs Naomi, ...

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TNA Impact Wrestling Spoilers For Thursday September 19, 2013

TNA taped their Impact Wrestling for next week following last night’s live show. Here are results of the show that will air next Thursday. – Jeff Hardy defeated X Division Champion Manik in a non-title match. Chris Sabin attacked Manik after the match. – ODB defeated Mickie James to win the TNA Knockouts Title. – Eric Young beat Robbie E. ...

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Between The Ropes – WWE Night of Champions 2013 Video Preview

Here’s a first!  The first ever Between The Ropes video chat as Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman preview this Sunday’s WWE Night of Champions pay-per-view and give their predictions on who will win between WWE Champion Randy Orton against Daniel Bryan, CM Punk going against Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman, World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio against Rob Van Dam ...

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Jim Ross Makes First Comments Since Retirement From WWE

BetweenTheRopes.com reported yesterday that Jim Ross had retired from the WWE to focus on “personal business endeavors.” The wrestling world was showing their support for Ross. Thanks to Jim Ross for all he did for me in the early days of my @wwe career! He believed in me when so many others didn't. @JRsBBQ #respect — Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) September ...

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The Ultimate Fighter Season 18: Team Rousey vs Team Tate Episode 2 Recap

The episode opens up with a recap of the last week’s premiere and showing which fighters ended up with each coach. Then the fighters pull up to the house and the females run to get the rooms upstairs, figuring out where to put stuff in their rooms and wondering how five women are going to share one bathroom. Some of ...

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B.J.Penn Drops Down To 145, Will Fight And Coach TUF 19 Opposite Frankie Edgar

The MMA world thought we had seen the last of B.J.Penn after losing soundly to Rory MacDonald at UFC on Fox 5 last December. We were all mistaken as the UFC announced that the former two division champion will be returning to the UFC, but this time as a featherweight as he will coach the 19th season of The Ultimate ...

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Breaking News: Jim Ross Retires From WWE

WWE.com is reporting that Jim Ross has announced his retirement.  After a 20 year career with the WWE, he has decided to focus more on his “personal business endeavors.” ‘Good Ol JR’ got his start in the business as a referee, working for NWA.  From there, he became a play-by-play announcer for Mid-South territory, rejoined with NWA in the same ...

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WWE Main Event Spoilers For Wednesday September 11, 2013

The WWE taped Main Event last night in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada prior to the Smackdown tapings. The show will air tonight on ION Television starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here are the results from last night’s tapings of the show. Kofi Kingston vs. Antonio Cesaro is up first. Cesaro did a 36 second giant swing. Kofi wins with the SOS. ...

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