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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.

WWE RAW Rating Doesn’t Move the Needle

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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. Read More »

WWE Night of Champions (2014) Review

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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… Read More »

WWE 2K15 First Gameplay Trailer

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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: Read More »

Roman Reigns Health Update

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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. Read More »

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

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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 »