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WWE RAW Reaction 5/6/2014: The Shield Succumbs to Evolution

Last night’s show opened with a 20-man over-the-top battle royal… and I couldn’t help but roll my eyes. We’ve seen how many of these matches in the last month? I get the storyline reasons. Still, witnessing yet another “get everybody in the ring at one time” match hurt my brain a little. These become less

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WWE Extreme Rules (2014) Reaction: The Shield Conquers Evolution

  Our Kickoff Show started with WeeLC… which wasn’t as horrible as some people made it out to be. Still, that doesn’t mean it was worth much. Both Hornswaggle and El Torrito were impressive for the number of unique things they tried, and hats off to all men (especially Jinder Mahal) who took some nasty

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WWE Poll: Which Match Are You Most Excited For at WWE Extreme Rules 2014?

Live tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET comes WWE’s most “hardcore event of the year” – Extreme Rules.  A stacked card sees John Cena settling the score against Bray Wyatt in a Steel Cage Match, Daniel Bryan defending his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against the monster Kane, and a Triple H-led Evolution taking on The Shield

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WWE Raw Reaction 4/28/2014: Ric Flair Returns

The show opened with John Cena in a steel cage, and while the visual was impressive, it’s the exact same thing we’ve seen for weeks. Cena’s promo was decent. And Bray Wyatt’s entertaining ‘Children of the Corn’ serenade was probably the creepiest thing that’s happened on Raw since The Undertaker sacrificed Stone Cold Steve Austin

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The Internet Wrestling Community is Wrong About Daniel Bryan, Kane, and Pretty Much Everything Else

It doesn’t take much to upset the internet these days. Batista returning? Anger. Bray Wyatt Losing? Frustration. John Cena’s whole existence? Disgust. Even when the IWC finally gets a win with the “indie darling” Daniel Bryan ascending to professional wrestling’s apex (at the biggest show of the year no less), it still is not enough.

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WWE Wrestlemania 30 Recap: Daniel Bryan Wins the Championship, The Streak is Over

Between The Ropes breaks down everything that happened at WrestleMania 30, including Daniel Bryan’s historic WWE World Heavyweight Championship win, and The Undertaker’s streak coming to an end. Plus, John Cena vs Bray Wyatt!

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WWE Wrestlemania 30 Predictions, CM Punk Sightings, The Rock in New Orleans

Join us right before the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’ as we give our last-minute predictions and thoughts on tonight’s big event. What’s been happening in New Orleans with Daniel Bryan, Paul Heyman, CM Punk sightings, and more. Plus, we’ll be taking your questions LIVE! Follow Between The Ropes on Facebook and Twitter. http://traffic.libsyn.com/betweentheropesshow/betweentheropeswrestling188.mp3

WWE Network Review: Does Vince McMahon’s Latest Gamble Pay Off?

  Last Monday, after weeks of hype and promotion, and literal years of speculation, WWE unveiled the newest iteration of pay-tv sports-entertainment. There were a few issues out the gate. Fans lashed out on Twitter. Even by Thursday, major problems still kept cropping up at inopportune times. But this was a new streaming revolution, and

WWE Raw Reaction 3/3/2014: “The Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Seen”

It wasn’t a matter of if the hometown Chicago crowd was going to steal the show, but when. Luckily, WWE’s creative team was smart enough to recognize this, and they attacked the CM Punk issue head-on. As a result, Paul Heyman gave us one of the most tangible, addictive show openings in recent history. Notice

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