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Remembering Roddy Piper

Like virtually every six-year-old in America, my Saturday mornings were monopolized by network TV cartoon shows. For most kids, there was a ‘favorite’ that you looked forward to each week: Super Friends, The Smurfs, Muppet Babies, or Alvin & The Chipmunks. I may have been in the minority, but my favorite was Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n Wrestling. And to put ...

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WWE reportedly tells Mattel to scrap production of Hulk Hogan action figures. Plus, 17 things we learned at Comic-Con

Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. The Hulk Hogan racial slur controversy means no new action figures — or any merchandise. A little more than two weeks ago, Mattel showed several ...

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Was Vince McMahon Ever In Touch With His Audience?

WWE has been declining for sometime now. A good portion of this downward spiral should be blamed on how out-of-touch Vince McMahon has allowed himself to become with today’s youth and their pop-culture/social interests. In the past, having an ear to the ground has helped WWE stay current and produce entertainment that seemed to speak convincingly to its loyal fan ...

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