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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.

NBA 2K15 Review

“This is not NBA Jam… This is not NBA Jam…” That’s the mantra I had to keep forefront in my mind while reviewing Visual Concepts’ latest masterpiece, NBA 2K15. Obviously the game doesn’t LOOK much like NBA Jam – no big heads here, nobody is on fire, and the athletes don’t move like they’ve recently chugged 15 Red Bull energy ...

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Did Hulk Hogan Help the WWE RAW Rating?

Well, Monday Night Football was a complete disaster for Patriots fans, Bill Belichick, and (most of all) Tom Brady. But did that mean success for WWE RAW? Did the promise of pink ring ropes and a certain legend increase WWE’s rating fortunes?

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Announcement: New Writers Wanted

Between the Ropes is growing fast. So, as a part of that continued growth and site evolution, we’re looking to increase our ranks. Are you interested?

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Big Plans for Tonight’s WWE Raw

Tonight’s WWE RAW is shaping up to be a noteworthy show. Tweets from a legend today, along with comments from Cheif Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, imply a few interesting things.

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Former WWE Superstar and Green Ranger Team Up for New Series

Have you ever heard of Taz Kayden? Neither have we. But you’re probably familiar with the Power Rangers (think “original series,” not anything after they went into space), and you might remember a certain WWE superstar who did a wicked split-legged moonsault of the top rope.

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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 find out…

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WWE 2K15 First Gameplay Trailer

First footage from the WWE 2K15 video game debuted this morning. It features various superstar entrances, in-ring action, and a look at the next-gen visuals designed by the 2K games team. You can check it out below:

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Roman Reigns Health Update

Yesterday news broke that Roman Reigns was rushed in for emergency surgery. He was diagnosed with an incarcerated hernia, considered a serious medial situation, and WWE promised further updates throughout the day.

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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 response – eerily similar to ...

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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.

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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 actually a variation on an ...

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WWE Debuting New Superstars on Monday?

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”

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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. So who do we think ...

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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 about it.   @LingusMafia The ...

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers – Results for September 19th

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 ...

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WWE RAW Rating Slides, NFL Goes Up

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, ...

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WWE 2K15 Delayed

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

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

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…

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More Possible Insight Into Sean O’Haire Suicide

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.

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