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Michael A. Wiseman

Michael A. Wiseman
Michael is a pro wrestling enthusiast, MMA fan, and all-around geek. When not blogging, he likes to catch up on TV shows or dig in to the latest tech news. You can follow him on Twitter @therealwiseman.

WWE 2K16 Review: Business is Picking Up

Here in 2016, professional wrestling proves to be one of the great entertainment quandaries of our time: regaled by some as high-class performance art – a mix of dance, storytelling, athleticism, and fan participation; jeered by others as sweaty men in spandex performing “fake” moves on one-another. And this identity crisis has followed the industry into the medium of video ...

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WWE Raw Review 10/5/15: The New Day Stands Tall, Rusev Settling Down

Brian and Michael review WWE’s flagship show, the 10/5/15 edition of Monday Night Raw! The guys break down the show including the latest John Cena United States Open Challenge, The New Day’s big night, Rusev possibly tying the knot with Summer Rae and the rest of the show. Plus, theylook back at WWE’s live event from MSG featuring Brock Lesnar, ...

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WWE Raw Review 9/28/2015: Kane Wants a Piece of Seth Rollins, Big Show Ready for Brock Lesnar

Brian and Michael talk about everything that happened on the 9/28/15 edition of WWE Raw. They discuss the new storyline direction for Kane, how we feel about him challenging Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the return of John Cena’s open US Title challenge, the Big Show in advance of his match against Brock Lesnar on the WWE ...

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WWE Night of Champions 2015 Post-Game Show

Brian Fritz, Michael Wiseman and Justin Kendall review WWE Night of Champions 2015! The guys give their thoughts on the big WWE Network event where every title is on the line. We discuss Seth Rollins defending both his WWE World Heavyweight Championship and United States Championship, thoughts on both Sting and The Dudley Boys returning to the ring, and more! ...

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WWE Raw Review 7/27/2015, Hulk Hogan Controversy

Brian and Michael are back for the latest Between the Ropes broadcast as they discuss the latest news and notes from the world of professional wrestling. The duo dig into Hulk Hogan’s controversial, racist remarks, and what this means to his legacy, and for WWE moving forward. They also look at an interesting WWE Raw that saw two solid Diva’s ...

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Between the Ropes: WWE Raw Review 7/21/2015, Undertaker and Brock Lesnar Brawl

Brian and Michael are back for the latest Between the Ropes weekly show catching up on Battleground, a packed episode of WWE Raw, and what the product looks like heading into SummerSlam. They’ll discuss The Undertaker returning, his brawl with Brock Lesnar, the face-off between Seth Rollins and John Cena, and NXT Divas wrestling in two different segments. Plus, a ...

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LIVE! WWE Battleground 2015 Post-Game Show

Join Between the Ropes LIVE immediately following WWE Battleground on the WWE Network as we break down a noteworthy show. We’ll look at Kevin Owens vs. John Cena for the United States Championship, discuss Brock Lesnar challenging Seth Rollins and his promise to “burn down suplex city,” and more! Plus, any potential surprises (appearances by Undertaker or Sting?), and your ...

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WWE Raw Review 7/13/2015, NXT Women Debut

It’s the latest Between the Ropes broadcast as Brian and Michael talk about an interesting WWE RAW from 7/13/2015. They break down John Cena’s latest open challenge, the debut of three hugely popular NXT women on the main roster, and the final build for Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WWE Battleground. Plus, other ...

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2K Announces Stone Cold Steve Austin for Cover of WWE 2K16

Are you a fan of the annual WWE 2K video game series? If so, today’s announcement should bring a tear to your eye: Stone Cold Steve Austin is the 2K17 cover athlete.

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Between the Ropes: WWE Raw Review 6/22/2015, Seth Rollins Gets Best of Brock Lesnar

It’s the weekly Between the Ropes broadcast as Brian and Michael discuss everything in the wild world of wrestling: Seth Rollins proving that Brock Lesnar is in fact human on Monday Night RAW, John Cena debating Kevin Owens’ challenge, and more! Plus, other news and notes, and your questions answered LIVE on-air! And be sure to watch on YouTube where you ...

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Between the Ropes: WWE Raw Review 6/16/2015, Brock Lesnar Returns

It’s the latest Between the Ropes podcast as we discuss all things in the world of wrestling. Brian and Michael break down an interesting edition of WWE RAW that saw Brock Lesnar return, Kevin Owens attack a rapper, and the entire Divas division turn its back on Paige. Plus, a look at the new TNA Impact Wrestling X Division championship, thoughts on ...

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Between the Ropes has been covering pro wrestling for over 16 years. What started off as a radio show has evolved into a mixed-media platform that includes live broadcasts, interviews, podcasts, on-location videos, written content, and more. We’ve talked to the biggest names, showed up at the premiere industry events, and made honest, entertaining, and creative wrestling coverage our mantra. ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Dusty Rhodes Has Passed Away at the Age of 69

WWE is reporting that “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes has passed away at the age of 69.

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LIVE WWE Elimination Chamber 2015 Post-Game Show

Join us LIVE at 11:05 ET immediately following WWE Elimination Chamber as we talk all the latest news, matches, title-changes, and more coming from the WWE Network exclusive show. How did Kevin Owens fare against John Cena? Did Seth Rollins retain his WWE World Heavyweight Championship? Who is the new Intercontinental Champion? We’ll give you the results, and break-down what ...

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WWE Elimination Chamber 2015 Predictions

Elimination Chamber isn’t the “one night a year WWE goes extreme.” It’s not even the most demonic structure in the company (that would be Hell in a Cell), despite being called “the Devil’s favorite playground.” But Elimination Chamber IS a WWE Network exclusive this year – and we know who’s going to win! Keep reading to find out… Not ready for the Chamber? ...

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WWE Payback 2015 Predictions

This year, WWE Payback emanates live from Baltimore, Maryland, on the heels of WrestleMania 31 and Extreme Rules 2015. If you’re NOT a network subscriber, you can get it for free… and if you already are? Just be thankful it’s only $9.99! But who’s going to win, and what will be left of them? Read out to see what BTR ...

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Elimination Chamber Returns… Plus, More Details Emerge?

In case you missed the news last night, WWE announced the return of its Elimination Chamber Pay-Per-View – but this time, exclusively on the WWE Network. But that’s not the biggest surprise.

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Hideo Itami Sidelined with Lengthy Injury

Breaking news out of Florida says that heading into the NXT Takeover: Unstoppable event on May 20th, the brand might be without one of its biggest international stars.

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Michelle Beadle Publicly Criticizes Triple H for Supporting Floyd Mayweather

In case you missed it… there was a major prize fight last night. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather finally duked it out to see who really is the best boxer of this generation. But what was so interesting about the build wasn’t the fight itself – it was all the drama surrounding it. And in the middle of all that drama was ...

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WWE RAW Hangover: A Game of Thrones

The theme of this particular WWE RAW was Extreme Rules 2015 fallout because… well, I mean, do these shows even have “themes” anymore? Remember when EVER 3-hour show had a “theme” – like Las Vegas… or Old School… or Bob Barker… SO, how did this themeless-wonder fare?

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