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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.

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

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  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. People still make up ... Read More »

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

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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! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:40 — 23.5MB) Read More »

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

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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. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: ... Read More »

Special Programming Note: Wrestlemania 30 Coverage

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Today is the BIGGEST event of the year for pro-wrestling aficionados, and we’re going to be here all day.  Read More »

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 as such, growing pains were ... Read More »

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 that Heyman didn’t directly attack ... Read More »

NXT Arrival Talk, WWE Network Woes, Conference Call with Triple H

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Michael and Steve come back on the latest Between the Ropes ‘Flagship’ show to discuss everything happening with the WWE Network, what they expect from NXT’s first flagship show, and various other news in the world of professional wrestling. Plus, they answer your questions live on-air! Follow Between the Ropes on Facebook and Twitter! Podcast: Play in new window | ... Read More »

WWE Network Diary – One Day With Professional Wrestling’s Newest Revolution

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It’s finally here. And after roughly 24 hours with WWE’s newest sports-entertainment revolution, I’ve decided to give a few thoughts on my personal experiences with WWE Network. Is this truly the next big thing? Or have constant buffering issues made me want to hang up my tights? Read on to find out. Read More »

WWE Raw Reaction 2/24/2014: “Deal With It!”

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Last night’s RAW kicked off big. Hulk Hogan came out, addressed his return, flexed his muscles, and got the crowd pumped. It was perfect. Hulk Hogan is a wrestling icon who looks even bigger standing in front of that large crowd only WWE can deliver. Naming him the guest host of ‘Mania makes sense. It’s great to see the Hulkster ... Read More »

WWE Elimination Chamber Results: Randy Orton Retains, The Shield Takes on The Wyatt Family

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On the latest Between the Ropes LIVE podcast, Michael and Steve discuss everything that happened at WWE’s latest pay-per-view, including a great match between The Wyatts and The Shield, Jack Swagger vs Big E for the Intercontinental Championship, and the Elimination Chamber match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Follow Between The Ropes on Facebook and Twitter. Podcast: Play in ... Read More »

Raw Reaction (2/10/2013): “Raw is White”

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Last night’s show opened exactly where I feared it would: with Betty White walking out to the ring. Luckily, Big Show stepped up to be the world’s largest arm candy. And this whole charade quickly ended when The Authority came out. Thank goodness. Too bad it didn’t signal Betty White’s final appearance on the show. Read More »

Rob Van Dam Wants to Return to WWE By WrestleMania 30, CM Punk Interested in MMA and More

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This week on the BTR Flagship Brian and Michael talk about the latest regarding CM Punk, Rob Van Dam possibly returning to WWE by WrestleMania 30, Raw from Monday night, the lack of star power, possible changes to the WrestleMania 30 lineup, Sting possibly coming into the company, MVP joining TNA Wrestling and more including your questions. Subscribe to Between The ... Read More »