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Between The Ropes Video: WWE Financials, WWE Network, TNA for Sale – October 31, 2013

Brian and Michael (no Steve?!) talk about the WWE financials report for the third quarter, the pay-per-view numbers being down, the impending new broadcast fees for WWE TV and how big this for the company, the WWE Network which is expected to start in early 2014, the importance of John Cena, TNA being for sale, Hulk Hogan’s status and more. ...

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UFC 167 Primetime: Georges St-Pierre vs Johny Hendricks Epsiode 1

UFC 167 take place on Saturday, Novemeber 16 from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. The main event will feature UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre facing off with number one contender Johny Hendricks. “UFC Primetime” is a three part series the UFC rolls out to hype big fights. The first episode of the show aired last night. The episode ...

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Vince McMahon Conference Call Highlights: Discusses WWE Network, “Disappointing” Summerslam, TV Rights

The WWE hosted a conference call this morning that was hosted by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, WWE CFO George Barrios, and WWE Investor Relations Michael Weitz. -Vince said the increased television rights fees offset the “disappointing” SummerSlam numbers and video game sales. Regarding SummerSlam, Vince said fans “didn’t buy the attraction, as most of you know these events are attraction ...

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WWE Releases Buyrates For Money In The Bank, Summerslam And Night Of Champions

The WWE announced pay-per-view revenue and buyrate totals this morning. The company announced pay-per-view revenue was $14.6 million for the three events held in the third quarter of 2013, which is down from the $16.3 million earned for the three pay-per-view events held in the third quarter last year and the $15.8 million the company made for the same quarter ...

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WWE Revenue Up In The Third Quarter Of 2013 Compared To Last Year

The WWE has released their financial results for the third quarter of 2013. Revenue was reported at $113.3 million, which is up from $104.2 million from the same quarter last year. WWE Chairman Vince McMahon made a statement touting the success of the third quarter. “During the third quarter, our achievements were highlighted by the production and monetization of new ...

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“Rampage” Jackson To Headline Bellator 108 Against Joey Beltran

It didn’t take long for Quinton “Rampage” Jackson to have a new opponent. Bellator announced today that Jackson will headline Bellator 108 against UFC veteran Joey Beltran. Jackson was scheduled to headline this Saturday’s Bellator 106 event against Tito Ortiz in the company’s first pay-per-view outing, but Ortiz had to bow out of the fight on Friday with a fractured ...

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Cheap Pops!: Walking Dead, Horror Movies, The Counselor – October 30, 2013

Brian and Michael talk about the latest episode of The Walking Dead, their favorite horror movies with Halloween here and which one of them isn’t fond of the genre, The Counselor as well as Bad Grandpa, Star Trek (again) and more. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you can automatically get the latest podcasts. You can also subscribe to Between The ...

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Between The Ropes WWE Raw Recap: New Directions, Sandow Comes Close

Brian and Steve talk about Raw from Monday night including the new directions for WWE, Damien Sandow almost becoming the World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan angle with Shawn Michaels, if Michaels is coming back for another match, Big Show becoming the top babyface and more.  Plus, they talk about Hulk Hogan with his latest online teases. Subscribe to Between The Ropes ...

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Randy Orton Defeats Daniel Bryan To Regain The WWE Championship

The fans around the world thought Hell In A Cell would be the pay-per-view that Daniel Bryan would win the WWE championship. Unfortunately for the WWE Universe, it wasn’t meant to be. Randy Orton defeated Daniel Bryan inside the Hell In A Cell to regain the WWE title after special guest referee Shawn Michaels supekicked Bryan. Then Orton pinned Bryan ...

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Alexander Gustafsson vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira To Headline March 8 Event in London, Guillard/Pearson Rematch

We know UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be fighting Glover Teixeira early in 2014. We didn’t know though when Alexander Gustafsson would return to the cage. UFC President Dana White announced after UFC Fight Night 30 yesterday that Gustafsson will return for an event on March 8 in London against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Thatf fight will be the ...

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UFC Fight Night 30 Results: Machida Knocks Munoz’s Head, Guillard vs Pearson Ends in Controversy

A lot of questions were surrounding Lyoto Machida as he was making his long anticipated debut at middleweight. Machida had spent his entire career at light heavyweight and becoming the champion. In front of Machida was his friend and occasional training partner, Mark Munoz. The two battled in the main event of UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England. The ...

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