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Accentuate the Positives in Wrestling – August 29, 2015

After a brief hiatus, I’m back to find all the good stuff from the week that was in wrestling! It’s easy to get bogged down in the negativity that exists online when it comes to the world of professional wrestling. Let’s put a pause on the bad stuff, all the complaints, criticisms, rants, and rundowns. Instead, let’s come up for ...

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Josh Lopez SummerSlam 2015 Predictions/Analysis

It’s the 28th annual SummerSlam event coming live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It’s Josh Lopez from the Between The Ropes staff giving you an unique in-depth analysis and predictions for the second biggest show of the year for the WWE. The biggest party of the summer this year is four hours long. Whether you’re a fan of ...

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Pro Wrestling’s ‘Boom’ is a ‘Bust’

At the end of spring/beginning of summer, on the surface, professional wrestling appeared to be reaching heights not seen since the Monday Night Wars. In addition to WWE’s Monday Raw and Thursday Smackdown shows, Wednesday nights were jam-packed with a variety of wrestling programs: NXT on the WWE Network, TNA Impact on Destination America, Ring Of Honor (in a peculiar ...

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Stone Cold Podcast On WWE Network With Paige

Austin: What’s your thoughts on your match tonight?  Paige: She said it was cool yet said she’s her biggest critic. Austin said they both swear a lot and this should be an Unleashed show. Paige confessed she swears in the ring and has to apologize for it. Austin: Tell us about your family?  Paige: She noted that her brother wrestles ...

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How You Can Help Our Good Friend Jerry Lynn

It’s no secret that former TNA X-Division, ECW World and Ring of Honor World Champion Jerry Lynn is a good friend of mine and of this website. I’ve been good friends with him dating back to 1998 when Between The Ropes began on the radio. Jerry is one of the best guys you will ever meet in and out of ...

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UFC’s Dana White Calls Wrestling ‘Fake’, Wrestlers Fire Back

When Ronda Rousey fights, it has become a happening that plenty of people want to watch and see how quickly she disposed of her latest opponent. But one fan took to Twitter on Saturday night before UFC 190 to tell the Dana White that while he wanted to see the female fighter, he thought the $39.99 price tag was too ...

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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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Pro wrestling world remembers Roddy Piper

The pro wrestling community is in mourning following the death of Roddy Piper at age 61. Here are some of their thoughts and memories. https://instagram.com/p/50bZxhoh0d/?taken-by=therock I am so sad to tweet that my friend Roddy Piper passed away last night. He was really such a sweet man. My heart is with his family. — Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) July 31, 2015 ...

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Alexa Bliss Is The Throwback Valet The WWE Needs

Being an effective manager or valet in professional wrestling is a lost art. The WWE has started to bring managers back into the fold more in the past few years, but it is nothing like years past. Paul Heyman is arguably the best speaker in the business, but he is an “advocate” of one. It works to tremendous effect, but ...

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Trevor Murdoch on Almost 20 Years in Wrestling, Training with Harley Race an His Decision to Leave WWE

Dan Ryno: Now, you’ve been in the wrestling business for close to 20 years, is that right? Trevor Murdoch: Yeah, right at the 18 mark. I’m pushing (20). I’ve got 2 more to go. DR: And how did you get started? I’m assuming you were a big fan growing up. Did you have any particular wrestlers that made you want ...

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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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Five Matches to Watch From NJPW G1 Climax Week 1

  The G1 Climax garners a lot of attention every year, drawing in casual and lapsed fans alike back to the product with its prominence.   This is natural, though, considering that the winner of this month and a half long tournament will win a chance to compete for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship at New Japans biggest show of the year, ...

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