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James Borbath

James Borbath
James has covered the NBA and Toronto Raptors for 6 years for various publications as well as his own website. A native of Hamilton, Ontario where he attended the first ever Royal Rumble, James is a life long wrestling fan and has decided to trade to slams of a different kind in pro wrestling. He hopes his transition will be more successful than Dennis Rodman or Karl Malone. Among his talents is a better than average Randy Savage impression. Follow him on Twitter @condoonthemoon

Why WWE Fans Should Be Thankful For Canada

On Monday it was Thanksgiving in Canada.  So in that spirit, let’s talk about some of the Canadian wrestlers that we can all be thankful for getting into a WWE ring. Let’s start with a female that Jim Ross called Canada’s greatest export. Trish Stratus always has had the looks but during her time there, she became a good in-ring ...

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Raw Review 10/9/2014: Rock Return Reminds Us Raw Can Be Fun

It was a night where The Rock makes a surprise return “from out of blue hell,” in front of a hot Brooklyn crowd and it still is not great. Can this be possible, it can if you BOlieve in how bad the WWE has been of late. I wanted to leave with Dean Ambrose and go to Coney Island with ...

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The Roman Reigns Empire Is Not Crumbling

Let’s start by using a couple expressions we all have heard in life: timing is everything and everything happens for a reason. You can apply both to Roman Reigns and his current injury woes that will see him on the sidelines for two to four months or even longer. It all brings into question if the monster push that everyone ...

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It’s Bunny Season For WWE Raw

When Adam Rose debuted on WWE television, it would be hard to believe that less than six months later we are talking about him tag teaming with a bunny from his entourage but here we are. So how did we get here to one of those cringe worthy moments in WWE history, or is it some harmless fun in the ...

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WWE Night Of Champions Poll: Who Will Be The WWE World Heavyweight Champion?

It is time for “Night of Champions” and we have given you our picks on all the matches earlier in the week. Time for all of you readers of BTR to let us know who you think will be WWE World Heavyweight Champion at the end of the “Night of Champions” event tonight. Will it be the current and defending ...

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Dean Ambrose: Missing But Not Forgotten

Dean Ambrose was starting to be really breaking new ground in terms of his popularity going to that next level. The long feud he has been having with Seth Rollins has really allowed him to shine as a performer. It seems to go against logic to suggest that as he was just starting to peak his going away for a ...

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NXT Quarterly Report: The Future of NXT is Now?

These special events for NXT seem like a good time to evaluate where the brand is, and make for great points of reference to use. So the plan is to do an article like this every three months or so to see where we are at in terms of the NXT brand. Because this is the first one it will ...

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Ring Of Honor Television Is Expanding To A New Market

There is some good news for Ring of Honor Wrestling on the business side. Sinclair broadcasting, the owner of Ring of Honor, has struck its first syndication deal to air ROH television in Atlanta. WATL-TV an affiliate of MyNet will begin broadcasting on September 13th ,2014.  This is the first syndication deal done by the company, which to this point has ...

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Ring of Honor’s Direction Unclear After All-Star Extravganza

If you consider the starting point where WWE, TNA and Ring Honor all started 2014, the company that has made the most progress this year is Ring of Honor. You can clearly make an argument to say both WWE and TNA have regressed from where they were at the start of  2014. The peak of the rise of Ring of Honor ...

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TNA Impact Results: All About The Gold

TNA Impact Wrestling September 3rd, 2014 Manhattan Center New York, New York If you missed last week’s edition of TNA Impact Wrestling click here Show is announced to kick off with a Knockouts Championship Match between champion Gail Kim and Taryn Terrell challenging for the belt. These two ladies hooked up in the past for one of arguably the best female ...

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WWE Divas Need To Be Powerful Women Like Stephanie McMahon

In the WWE there is only one alpha-female in the company and that is Stephanie McMahon. She has always seemed to be an advocate for women in the company when she is not playing, as she referred to herself on Instagram, her “evil character.”  Something is not clicking though as far as I am concerned.  This is said as someone who ...

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Jake Roberts Hospitalized In Las Vegas

WWE Hall of Famer Jake Roberts has been hospitalized in Las Vegas according to a report that first surfaced on TMZ. The TMZ report states he was rushed to hospital, as he took ill on a flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas. Doctors say he has double pneumonia and remains hospitalized in Las Vegas. Sinn Bodhi whi was travelling with ...

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Raw Reaction 08/26/14: The John Cena Redemption Project

Raw was going up against the Emmy Awards so they stacked the opening segment with Hall of Famers Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. It sounds good in theory but in reality, watching three guys debate about John Cena and his future was pretty boring and awful. It was the start of a night of many questionable segments in ...

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Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose: The CM Punk And Daniel Bryan Of This Generation?

Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose have been having one heck of a feud since the demise of The Shield. So much so that some of you consider them more viable than Roman Reigns, the WWE’s new chosen one to replace John Cena. Dean Ambrose was written off WWE television on last Monday’s WWE Raw to go film a movie for ...

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NXT Results 08/21/14: Triple H Announces “NXT Takeover 2”

08/21/14 Full Sail University, Florida Check out our latest at Between the Ropes on NXT Click Here Triple H is expected to be in attendance tonight at Full Sail to make some major announcements regarding NXT. In addition, the NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair is expected to be in action facing newcomer Becky Lynch.  Before we get to that, we ...

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Raw Reaction 08/18/2014: The NEW Champ is Here!

In some ways this felt like a night after Wrestlemania and not Summerslam. We had a brand new logo, a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion and a new championship belt that was being presented. It felt like how it does then night after a WrestleMania in that we had turned a page in the storybook so to speak. Segments: We ...

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WWE Summerslam 2013 To WWE Summerslam 2014: It’s Been an Eventful Year

When you think back to WWE Summerslam 2013 compared to where we are today on the eve on this edition, WWE Summerslam 2014 basically a year later. So much has changed in the last year it is quite remarkable. Just stop and think about all that has changed in the span of a year. Daniel Bryan at this time last ...

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NXT Results 08/14/14: Tyler Breeze Gets His Shot?

08/14/14 Full Sail University, Florida Check out the latest from Between The Ropes  on NXT Welcome to another edition of NXT in which we are expecting to see some tag-team action, Bayley and Sasha Banks and Tyler Breeze may make tonight the night he challenges for the NXT title. It sounds like a great show. Some big news outside of ...

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WWE NXT Results 08/07/2014: Tag-Team Madness

08/07/2014 WWE NXT- Full Sail University , Florida For our latest news on WWE NXT Click Here. Welcome to another night of WWE NXT action live on the WWE Network that cost as we all know from Monday $9.99. Tonight the NXT number one contender tag team tournament is featured on the card.Which  includes the main event with Adam Rose ...

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Top Five WWE Summerslam Performers Of All-Time

WWE Summerslam is fast approaching so it makes a good time to look back at who is the performers that have made the most of this mid-summer classic for the WWE. Summerslam has been an event that has given us some of the best matches in the history of wrestling and many key moments in people’s careers. In general, Summerslam ...

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