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WWE RAW Rating Doesn’t Move the Needle

WWE RAW Rating Doesn’t Move the Needle

It’s pretty hard to make heads-or-tails of WWE RAW these days. The creative direction has been tepid, no doubt, but in the face of fiercer Monday competition, the RAW rating continues to surprise.

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WWE Night of Champions (2014) Review

Last night’s Night of Champions was essentially nothing more than SummerSlam round II. Nevertheless, it was headlined by what looked to be an excellent championship rematch on paper, and the undercard featured every champion in action. Did that make it a winner? Or did a controversial finish undermine an otherwise excellent outing? Read on to

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Is Sting Coming to RAW?

Not on board the WWE hype train yet? Well buckle-up, because things just got a little more interesting. On Friday, a tweet came out implying we might see some new faces on Monday Night RAW.  Speculation at the time was about NXT stars finally making the jump to WWE’s flagship show. Late Saturday, another social media

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Between The Ropes Week in Review: 9/20/2014

We take a look back at the week that was in wrestling, MMA, entertainment, and more right here at Between the Ropes! We learned of an athlete who might be making the jump to professional wrestling, we discussed whether or not John Cena is already a heel, we debuted a brand new weekly show (that’s

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WWE Night of Champions 2014 Staff Predictions

Sunday, LIVE on the WWE Network, comes Night of Champions. This year’s event features a loaded card headlined by John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar in a SummerSlam rematch for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Every other championship is on the line as well, and chances are we’ll see at least a few titles change hands.

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It’s Smart Business for WWE to Change Superstar Names

There’s been a fair amount of controversy in recent years over WWE’s decision to rebrand most superstars that enter the company. This issue flared back up again at last week’s NXT TakeOver 2, when international sensation Kenta made his debut and immediately announced a new identity. And, in response, fans put up a big stink

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