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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.

Is Sting Coming to RAW?

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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 response – eerily similar to ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Roman Reigns Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Roman Reigns

WWE.COM is reporting that Roman Reigns will be undergoing emergency surgery today, just over 24 hours before the Night of Champions (2014) pay-per-view. Read More »

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

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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 actually a variation on an ... Read More »

WWE Debuting New Superstars on Monday?

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Interesting news from the WWE hype-machine today. This morning, the company’s official Twitter account put out an ominous message that read, “You’ve waited long enough… Prepare yourself for the next generation. 9/22/2014″ Read More »

WWE Night of Champions 2014 Staff Predictions

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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. So who do we think ... Read More »

It’s Smart Business for WWE to Change Superstar Names

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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 about it.   @LingusMafia The ... Read More »

WWE Smackdown Spoilers – Results for September 19th

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This coming Friday night on SyFy, WWE Smackdown has a loaded show headed into Night of Champions. The show was taped in Biloxi Mississippi on Tuesday evening. While Smackdown has been mostly filler lately, the Smackdown Spoilers coming out of Biloxi makes it look like a pretty interesting show. If you don’t want to know what happened, just know that Bo ... Read More »

WWE RAW Rating Slides, NFL Goes Up

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And now WWE RAW starts to feel the pressure from NFL competition… On Monday night, the company’s flagship show took a tumble against better football match ups. The show wasn’t hyped as much as last week’s disappointing mess (and there wasn’t a Jerry Springer in sight), but it was the last WWE RAW before Sunday’s Night of Champions pay-per-view. As such, ... Read More »

WWE 2K15 Delayed

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It was announced today that WWE 2k15 will be seeing a delay on next-generation consoles. Read More »

WWE RAW Review 9/15/2014: The Half-Time Show

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Hey, you, loyal WWE RAW viewer. One who never misses an episode. Did you know Monday Night Football was back? Did you know that the NFL is probably going to beat WWE in ratings from now until 2015? Oh, you didn’t? So last night’s WWE RAW booking probably made zero sense then, huh? Funny how that works… Read More »

More Possible Insight Into Sean O’Haire Suicide

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Tragedy struck the wrestling communicating earlier in the week with the death of Sean O’Haire, and rumors that he ended his own life placed an even darker shadow on the situation. Now, TMZ has an even more startling revelation. Read More »

Japanes Star Kenta Makes NXT Debut, Changes Name

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Well, we all knew it was coming… we just didn’t know quite what to expect. Triple H told us earlier in the week that we’d see some familiar faces at tonight’s NXT TakeOver “Fatal Four Way” event, and even implied there might be some name changes. And boy was he right. Read More »