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Dean Ambrose: The Asylum’s Favorite Son

Dean Ambrose is one of the most intense, charismatic, and complex characters in WWE with an instability that is subtle and realistic. Someone who’s desperately caught up in a tidal wave of impulse and instinct he cannot truly tame. The brilliance of “The Lunatic Fringe” as a performer is you feel what Ambrose is feeling: the good, the bad and the ...

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‘You Can’t Wrestle’ Doesn’t Apply to John Cena

For years, John Cena has been the bane of the existence of legions of wrestling fans. Long accused of burying young talent, monopolizing the main event scene, entrenching the WWE in the PG-era, cutting painfully-silly promos, and hindering the overall progress of the company. Once the edgy, throwback-jersey wearing anti-hero, cheered by the majority of the WWE Universe, Cena has ...

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A Look at Brock Lesnar: The Beast Incarnate

Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will make it possible for us to do even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you His Mystique Brock Lesnar comes from a family of farmers and spends his wages from WWE in gaining more land. According to Paul Heyman, he likes hunting and is a devoted family man. A far cry from the stories ...

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Accentuate the Positives in Wrestling – July 6, 2015

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 a breath of fresh air, sift through the week that was, and accentuate the positives. Here are your top ...

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The WWE Universe Is Astonishing, but You Have to Experience It Live

WWE Universe, you are amazing. Initially, I was going to write up this post following the WWE’s weekend trip to Columbus, Ohio for NXT and Money in the Bank. However, technological and personal issues put it on the back burner. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise as I could digest and evaluate the upcoming WWE events through ...

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WWE Beast In The East: My Thoughts

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 WWE broadcasted live this morning from Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on the WWE Network. I stayed up all night watching wrestling before the event. ...

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Cesaro: WWE’s Most Deserving Superstar

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. In professional wrestling, it is difficult to accumulate consistent matches no matter the opponent. Recently, we have been getting that out of both John Cena ...

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Booking In Today’s WWE is Harder Than You Think

If you’re a wrestling fan, then you probably agree with the rest of the world that there’s plenty to complain about with the current product. Usually, these complaints boil down to one thing: bad booking. “Burying” the Internet Wrestling Community’s favorite wrestler is considered the perfect pastime for the staff at WWE. The issue isn’t as simple as making Daniel Bryan ...

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Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose: WWE’s Next Great Rivalry

We saw the closing of the most recent chapter in the Dean Ambrose — Seth Rollins rivalry a few weeks ago at Money In The Bank. I say the most recent chapter because these two will be facing each other for years and years to come. Their chemistry together is magic, something I haven’t seen in the business for quite ...

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Accentuate the Positives in Wrestling – June 27, 2015

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 a breath of fresh air, sift through the week that was, and accentuate the positives. Here are your top ...

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June Wrestling Wednesdays Power Rankings

On May 27th, Ring of Honor announced that they would be joining Destination America which sparked a big wave of controversary and excitement in the wrestling world. Before Ring of Honor decided to make the game-changing decision on Wednesdays you seen shows like NXT and Lucha Underground who would go head to head at the 8pm ET time slot. With ...

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The Future of Dolph Ziggler and WWE Could Be Up in the Air

Lately, there have been a lot of rumors going around that Dolph Ziggler’s contract with WWE expires in a few months. I’ve heard so many different things about what is going to happen next for the residential show off, so I’m going to give my two cents on the whole situation. Ziggler has been on the WWE roster for about ...

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The Confederate flag has no place in pro wrestling

The Confederate battle flag has a long and unfortunate history in professional wrestling. The rebel flag has been worn by the Fabulous Freebirds, the Godwinns, the Briscoe Brothers and many others. They’ve painted their faces with the Battle Flag of Northern Virginia. They’ve worn it on sequined robes and trunks. Some have even fashioned it into masks. And it’s time ...

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WWE’s Next Icon Should Be Finn Balor

The business of professional wrestling thrives because of their fans. It’s simple mathematics. No fans in the arena means no show will be put on by the superstars. It’s for this reason that the fans must be entertained, so they can keep putting their money into the machine of WWE and come back for more. Certain guys in the business ...

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How to Fix the WWE Divas Division

The Problem: Nikki Bella and Paige are the only two diva’s WWE are using. With this continuous use of the same divas, I’m getting extremely annoyed, just like most fans. Even when they put on solid matches, it’s tough to generate real interest. After MITB was over one of the biggest questions I had moving forwards was what they were ...

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Accentuate the Positives in Wrestling – June 20, 2015

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 a breath of fresh air, sift through the week that was, and accentuate the positives. Here are your top ...

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Wrestling Fix – Daily Links: Seth Rollins Helps the NBA Champ, WWE 2K16 and Cody Rhodes Beautiful Eulogy

Providing your daily fix of wrestling links from around the blogosphere.  Summer is here. Yes, a WWE Hall of Famer is running for President — again. The reaction to his announcement was spectacular. [Mashable] WWE Champion Seth Rollins’ Raw promo helped pump up the Golden State Warriors before the decisive Game 6 of the NBA Finals. [Sports Illustrated] 2K Sports ...

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Brock Lesnar Needs to Face Dean Ambrose at WWE SummerSlam 2015

Brock Lesnar is back as WWE heads into their summer season. We already know that the “Beast Incarnate” will be playing an integral part in the seasonal calendar. What we don’t know is if he will have that belt around his waist when he does. The simple answer is no — no he wont. Here is why: Seth Rollins will ...

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WWE Network – Celebrating The Dream Dusty Rhodes Special

If you have the WWE Network, I really think you should invest in the hour long program “Celebrating The Dream”. It’ll break your heart but make you smile uncontrollably, you’ll remember why you grew up in love with the Dream and if you didn’t grow up in love with him you’ll suddenly feel like you did. “The American Dream” Dusty ...

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Wrestling Fix – Daily Links: WWE Money in the Bank 2015, Young Bucks AMA and Ric Flair Crashes Show

Providing your daily fix of wrestling links from around the blogosphere.  Throwback Stacy Kiebler. Check out our Money in the Bank recap and our post-game video too. Sheamus had quite the tweet after the MITB ladder match. [Twitter] One match has already been announced for WWE Battleground. [ProWrestling.net] Mark Henry on what went too far in the Attitude Era. [Digital ...

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