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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.

TNA Releases Statement on Negotiations with Spike TV

impact

While Impact Wrestling continues to (arguably) improve creatively, the current state of TNA is grim. Spike TV has yet to renew their contract beyond 2014. Furthermore, the company has recently lost top talent, and had other major wrestling names flat-out refuse new deals. But amid the controversy, Impact Wrestling is moving to a new night. TNA issued the following statement: ... Read More »

WWE Raw Review 7/28/2014: Bo and None

Stephanie McMahon and Triple H

As the build towards SummerSlam continued, last night’s WWE RAW proved that hot shows don’t always have to be wrestling-heavy. But did well-placed promos and creative build make this a noteworthy show? Read on… Read More »

John Cena Isn’t the Champion We Deserve, but He’s the Champion We Need

John Cena holds up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

It’s a dangerous thing to support John Cena these days. Just look at Vince McMahon. People threaten his business, his family, even his life, simply because he sticks a gold strap on a faux-marine’s shoulder for a little extra cash. Read More »

WWE Raw Review 7/7: Can Seth Rollins Beat John Cena?

rollins cena

Last night on WWE Raw, we crossed the border, yet managed to stay on this side of the pond. Still, things were a little off. The Authority was absent, Seth Rollins took center stage, and John Cena still managed his infamous “mixed reaction.” But was the show any good? Read on to find out… Read More »

WWE Raw Review 6/30: Chris Jericho and AJ Lee Make Waves

rollins cashing in

Money in the Bank was surprisingly entertaining. So WWE RAW last night was tasked with following a fan-favorite Pay-Per-View, while also setting up WWE Battleground a mere three weeks away. Was the show red hot? Did Seth Rollins deliver the goods? Read on to find out… Read More »

WWE Money in the Bank (2014) Review

seth rollins briefcase

Going into last night’s Money in the Bank (2014) Pay-Per-View, there was a lot of speculation about who would emerge as champion – and what that means for the future of WWE. Fans always love the matches. But could they love the show, even if their favorites didn’t win? Read on for our two-cents… Read More »

WWE Raw Review 6/24/2014: Is Vickie Guerrero Done?

Ambrose Rollins attack

With less than one week until Money in the Bank, last night’s WWE RAW promised to be one heck of a show. But did shoddy booking and last-minute build hamper the three-hour show? Read on to find out… Read More »

WWE Raw Review 6/9/2014: Daniel Bryan’s Fate Decided

reigns ambrose

After weeks of back-and-forth storyline, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship fate became reality. Plus, a loaded in-ring show. Did WWE RAW deliver last night? Read More »

Yes, I Said TNA Should Go Out of Business. So What?

Dixie Carter isn't afraid of Bully Ray

A rich and famous wrestling promoter once said that “controversy creates cash.” The idea was simple – if you’re able to generate discussion about your product, even if it’s edgy (or, ‘controversial’) the extra eyes on your product alone will create more revenue. Any publicity is good publicity. Read More »

WWE Raw Review 6/2/2014: Evolution Grows

John Cena and Stephanie McMahon

After a surprisingly solid WWE Payback Sunday Night, Raw looked poised to deliver new creative direction for WWE. So did it break the recent Monday night funk? Read on to find out… Read More »

WWE Payback (2014) Review: The Shield is Flawless

Bray Wyatt John Cena

Last night’s WWE Payback pay-per-view had a number of questions to answer. Would the lackluster hype lead to an equally lackluster show? How would WWE handle the championship situation? Could WWE Payback be better than NXT Takeover? Read on to find out what we thought… Read More »

WWE Payback 2014 Staff Picks

WWE Payback PPV

This Sunday brings us WWE Payback. While the pieces have been in motion since Wrestlemania 30, this special-event looks to be the culmination of numerous multi-month feuds. So who’s going to win? Read on for Between The Ropes staff predictions from Brian Fritz, Steve Muehlhausen, Michael Wiseman, Josh Lopez, and James Borbath. And be sure to catch the latest Flagship ... Read More »