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Look Back at Best Movies, TV Shows of 2013

Brian and Michael are back for the Cheap Pops! podcast as they talk about their favorite movies and TV shows of 2013.   Both have seen plenty of both from Gravity to Star Trek to American Hustle at the theater to Breaking Bad, House of Cards and The Walking Dead on the tube.  They run down all of their favorites ...

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2013 Feud of the Year

Every professional wrestler is only as good as the opponent they face.  There’d be no Shawn Michaels without Bret Hart, no Stone Cold Steve Austin without Vince McMahon, no Mankind without The Rock, and no John Cena without JBL.  And while modern ‘sports entertainment’ seems content to fill much of its programming time with backstage skits and dancing segments, the ...

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2013 Pay-Per-View of the Year

This was the year that TNA decided to pretty much give up on the Pay-Per-View business – they reduced their major pay events to only four, and filled up the rest of their required dates with various specialty shows.  The gamble didn’t exactly pay off.  Similarly, WWE became more long-term focused on its own network, while at the same time ...

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Daniel Bryan Joins the Wyatt Family, Brock Lesnar Returns on Final WWE Raw of 2013

Brian and Steve discuss the final WWE Raw of 2013 including Daniel Bryan in a shocking turn of events joining the Wyatt Family, Brock Lesnar making his return alongside Paul Heyman, The Shield coming closer to breaking up, Batista returning to the WWE and the talk of his “stealing” someone’s spot, possible plans leading up to and through WrestleMania 30, ...

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The Rock Confirms He Will Not Be At Wrestlemania 30

WrestleMania 30 takes place on April 6 from The Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. No matches have been confirmed for the show, but The Rock will not be apart of the show. During a chat on Twitter called #RockTalk, he was asked if be appearing at WrestleMania 30. @TheRock When are you returning to WWE for Wrestlemania 30? And will ...

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2013 Heel of the Year

For all that is good in professional wrestling, our heroes would have nothing to fight about if not for the heel characters that cause anguish at every turn.  It’s classic booking 101: the babyface chases the heel, and crowds pay good money to see him or her get their revenge. Not every bad-guy in 2013 was worth writing home about, ...

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Brock Lesnar Returns To The WWE (Video)

Brock Lesnar hasn’t been seen in the WWE since Summerslam in August when he defeated CM Punk. Last night on Monday Night Raw, Triple H brought out Lesnar with Paul Heyman. Heyman stated that Lesnar was back to become the WWE world heavyweight champion and was gunning for the winner of the main event of Randy Orton and John Cena ...

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2013 Superstar of the Year

The WWE main-event picture found itself flush with talent this year, as CM Punk, The Rock, John Cena, Daniel Bryan, and even Ryback all shared the spotlight.  While the product found itself in a lull at times, a few superstars really made their mark in 2013.

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2013 Biggest News Story of the Year

Half of the business of professional wrestling is the wrestling itself – the other half is the drama that exists outside the ring.  Internet “dirt sheets” report the news, including any rumors and speculations that exists, and wrestling fans everywhere clamor for any bit of new information they can find.  2013 was full of surprises – including an openly gay ...

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UFC 168 Post-Fight Recap Show

UFC 168 took place on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In the main event, Chris Weidman defeated Anderson Silva to retain the UFC middleweight title after Silva broke his leg while throwing a leg kick, that was checked by Weidman. In the co-feature, Ronda Rousey retained the UFC women’s bantamweight title defeating Miesha Tate ...

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Anderson Silva Leads UFC 168 Salaries At $600K

UFC 168 will go down as the most horrific night in the career of Anderson Silva. The Brazilian was looking to regain his UFC middleweight champion and was unsuccessful as he broke his leg in a horrific fashion while throwing a leg kick to Weidman, who checked the kick and his leg snapped. His return to the company is unknown ...

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2013 Legend Comeback of the Year

Legends return to the ring every year, and sometimes make a bigger impact than others.  This year was filled with high-profile returns, such as The Rock, Chris Jericho, Goldust, and even (the unexpected) Rob-Van-Dam.  Which one meant the most?

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Report: Brock Lesnar To Be On WWE Monday Night Raw Tomorrow Night

We haven’t seen Brock Lesnar in a WWE ring since he defeated CM Punk at Summerslam in August. No one knew when Lesnar would return. Well, we don’t have to wait too much longer. PWInsider.com is reporting that Lesnar will be returning on tomorrow night’s edition of Monday Night Raw in Richmond, Virginia. Rumors had been running rampant for the ...

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The Best of 2013: Professional Wrestling

Ask any wrestling fan – 2013 was a mixed bag.  There were great matches, there were terrible matches… Some superstars escalated to new heights while others (Zach Ryder,  sorry broski) found themselves relegated to Main Event and, worse, Saturday Morning Slam. Professional Wrestling found itself in the news for both good things, and not-so-good things. Pay-Per-View buy rates fell.  TNA stopped ...

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Anderson Silva Undergoes Successful Leg Surgery, Could Be Out Up To Six Months

Anderson Silva suffered one of the most traumatic injuries in the history of the UFC. Silva was throwing a leg kick in his main event fight against middleweight champion Chris Weidman and when Weidman checked it, Silva legs snapped. Silva crumbled to a heap and the fight was stopped. The former champion was immediately rushed to the hospital to undergo ...

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Ronda Rousey vs Sara McMann To Headline UFC 170 in February

Ronda Rousey had ten months off between her fight against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 in February and her fight tonight against Miesha Tate at UFC 168. The champion will get about a quarter of that time off before her next fight. It was announced at the UFC 168 post-fight by Dana White that Rousey will defend her UFC women’s ...

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UFC 168: Ronda Rousey Highlights By Winning Two Fight Bonuses

It was a great night at UFc 168 in more ways than one for UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. The former Olympian successfully defended her title by defeating Miesha Tate by third round submission. It was announced during the post-fight press conference by UFC President Dana White that $75,000 bonuses were going to Rousey for her “Fight of the ...

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UFC 168: Anderson Silva Breaking His Leg (GRAHPIC VIDEO)

In what was perhaps one of the most gruesome injuries in the history of MMA happened tonight in the main event of UFC 168 when Anderson Silva attempted to throw a leg kick to UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman. The champion checked the leg kick and the rest can speak for itself. If you have a sensitive stomach please turn ...

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UFC 168: Anderson Silva Being Stretchered Out Of The Octagon With A Horrific Leg Injury (Video)

Moments ago in the main event of UFC 168, Chris Weidman defeated Anderson Silva to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship. In the opening parts of the second round, Silva throws a leg kick, Weidman checks it and then Silva’s leg cracks and Silva lands in a heap with referee Herb Dean stopping the fight. A Vine video was posted that ...

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UFC 168 Results: Chris Weidman Defeats Anderson Silva In Gruesome Fashion

The MMA world was expecting Anderson Silva to rebound quite easily from UFC 162 and regain his UFC Middleweight Championship. Chris Weidman had another plan in mind, but the ending wasn’t what the world expected. Round 1 The fight starts both guys touching gloves. Both guys start out circling each circle to gauge distance and then Weidman throws a front ...

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