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WWE Commentary Needs A Makeover

Enough is enough and it’s time for a change was a famous catchphrase for Owen Hart. I think wrestling fans have reached that point with WWE commentary. The threesome of Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL has become stale for a great many WWE fans. The truth is the WWE have better options under employment right now. I think being ...

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Matt Taven Talks About Ring Of Honor Being On The Rise

It has been a big year for Ring of Honor as they head to a huge moment for the company, making their live debut on pay-per-view on June 22. For Matt Taven, the former and longest reigning television champion, it has special meaning.  His mom and dad do not live in an area that gets Ring of Honor’s television program. ...

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Wanderlei Silva Says He Will Fight On July 5 At UFC 175

It was announced on Wednesday that Wanderlei Silva would not be fighting Chael Sonnen at UFC 175 on July 5. We reported that after last week’s UFC 175 introductory press conference, the Nevada State Athletic Commission asked Sonnen and Silva to submit to a random drug test. Sonnen complied and Silva refused. Sonnen was on UFC Tonight on Wednesday and ...

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WWE Payback 2014 Staff Picks

WWE Payback PPV

This Sunday brings us WWE Payback. While the pieces have been in motion since Wrestlemania 30, this special-event looks to be the culmination of numerous multi-month feuds. So who’s going to win? Read on for Between The Ropes staff predictions from Brian Fritz, Steve Muehlhausen, Michael Wiseman, Josh Lopez, and James Borbath. And be sure to catch the latest Flagship ...

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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results: NXT Talents Shine Before Payback

WWE SmackDown May 30, 2014 Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia If you missed last week’s edition of SmackDown click here For all of our coverage on SmackDown click here First In-Ring Segment: The Shield made their ring entrance to a huge pop. Seth Rollins started the promo saying what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and they were stronger and hungrier ...

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NXT Takeover, WWE Payback and Daniel Bryan Situation

Brian, Steve and Michael are back for the latest installment of the Between The Ropes Flagship as they talk about the NXT Takeover show, the difference in that show and other WWE shows, a preview of WWE Payback on Sunday, what will happen with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship with Daniel Bryan’s injury, what feuds could possibly happen following Payback with ...

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NXT Takeover (2014) Review

Since the WWE Network debuted, the one consistently-growing phenomenon has been NXT. What started out as a wrestling alternative has turned into one of WWE’s best hours. Last night’s Takeover set out to prove that not, only are these future WWE stars, but they can carry a show today. Did it deliver? Read on to find out.

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TNA Impact Results: On The Road To Slammiversary

TNA Impact WrestlingMay 29, 2014Universal StudiosOrlando, Florida Miss Impact last week get caught up and click here For all the latest news on TNA Wrestling from us click here Off the Top: Package on MVP and showing all the chaos that he and his new faction have caused with Bobby and Kenny King. Promo ends with question being asked who ...

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WWE NXT Takeover Results: Neville Retains, New Champion Crowned

WWE NXT Take Over May 29, 2014 Full Sail Arena Winter Park, Florida If you missed the NXT Arrival Show click here NXT Takeover Pre-Show: The WWE NXT Takeover pre-show kicks off with Renee Young welcoming us. She’s outside of the NXT Arena at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Renee is joined by Paul Heyman, Christian and a bunch of excited fans. ...

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WWE NXT Takeover Preview

Have you seen all our coverage leading up to NXT Takeover? Features on Charlotte Flair and her chance to shine. Tyler Breeze and his shot at getting to show off his skill on the big stage and Triple H’s Presser on talking about NXT and this event that Brian Fritz was a part of. NXT is set to have it’s ...

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Famous Wrestling Family To Appear At TNA Slammiversary

TNA Slammiversary takes place on Sunday, June 15 from the Collage Park Center in Dallas, Texas. The main event of the show is Eric Young defending the TNA heavyweight championship against MVP in a steel cage match. The company announced today on their website that members of the legendary wrestling family, the Von Erichs will be at the show. Kevin ...

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Triple H Promotes Tonight’s WWE NXT Takeover

Tonight the WWE presents NXT Takeover from Full Sail University. You can see the two hour show live on the WWE Network starting at 8 p.m. ET. Some of the matches of the show include the main event of Adrian Neville defending the NXT heavyweight championship against Tyson Kidd, Sami Zayn battles Tyler Breeze in a number one contenders match ...

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CM Punk States He Is Retired From The WWE

CM Punk left the WWE the day after this year’s Royal Rumble and has not returned to the company. Punk hasn’t spoken out about the situation and no one from the WWE has said anything regarding the situation. It seems like everyday you hear something new about Punk and what he is up too. People have made the assumption that ...

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Silva vs Sonnen Off, Brown vs Lawler On and Bellator News

Brian and Steve talk some MMA including the Silva vs Sonnen fight not happening and what happened, Sonnen now scheduled to face Vitor Belfort and the hurdle for that fight, Matt Brown taking on Robbie Lawler for UFC on Fox, the two UFC shows coming up on Saturday, numbers for the first ever Bellator pay-per-view, what matches they could do ...

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Drug Test Refusal Led To Wanderlei Silva’s UFC 175 Dismissal

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We reported earlier today that Wanderlei Silva was replaced by Vitor Belfort to face Chael Sonnen at UFC 175. All we knew at the time was that Silva didn’t submit his application and not attending a licensing hearing. MMAFighting.com is reporting that according to Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Robert Bennett, Silva had “ample time” to do everything he ...

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Wanderlei Silva Out, Vitor Belfort To Face Chael Sonnen At UFC 175

Ever since Chael Sonnen was announced to face Wanderlei Silva at UFC 175, Sonnen didn’t think Silva would make it to the fight. He proved to be correct and looks like that fight my never happen. Combate in Brazil is reporting that Silva is out of the fight with Sonnen and Vitor Belfort is stepping in to fight Sonnen at ...

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WWE Total Divas Rating Dips From Last Week

This week’s episode of WWE Total Divas was part one of the wedding of Brie Bella and WWE world heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan. Part two, which is the season finale has the wedding airs this coming Sunday on E! at 9 p.m. ET. The rating though wasn’t as good as anticipated. WWE Total Divas this week had 1.041 million viewers, ...

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Triple H Talks NXT TakeOver, Says Takes Time to Make Transition to WWE

WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul Levesque (Triple) took part in a media conference call to discuss the live NXT TakeOver special which airs live on the WWE Network and the NXT brand. Levesque talked about how often they would like to have live specials, if they have talked about increasing the NXT TV tapings rather ...

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown Spoilers For May 30, 2014

WWE Friday Night Smackdown tapings took place last night in Atlanta, Georgia. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings. The Shield made there way through the crowd. Some girl jumped the rails and went to the ring and said she loves Seth…funny. I wish ...

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WWE Main Event Results: The Tag Champs Put To The Test

WWE Main Event May 27, 2014 Phillips Arena Atlanta, Gerogia If you missed last week’s edition of Main Event click here For all of our coverage on WWE Main Event click here First Match: Cody Rhodes w/Goldust vs. Curtis Axel w/Ryback Cody connects with a kneelift and some strikes in the corner, then Axel stomps him and applies a side ...

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