Post WWE TLC 2013 PPV Roundtable

Watch Brian Fritz, Steve Muehlhausen and Michael Wiseman in the post WWE TLC 2013 PPV roundtable as they talk about the show including Randy Orton beating John Cena to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk against The Shield, Daniel Bryan against the Wyatt Family and the rest of the card.

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UFC On Fox 9 Preview Show With Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson And Pat Healy

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photo from cagewall.com

UFC on Fox 9 takes place on Saturday from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. The main event will feature UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson defending his title in a rematch with Joseph Benavidez. The co-feature will have Urijah Faber battling Michael McDonald in bantamweight action.

We preview the show this weekend as Steve talks to Johnson about the rematch, what he took from the first fight, being a father, moving back to bantamweight and much more.

Steve also talks to UFC lightweight Pat Healy as he battles Bobby Green on the preliminary portion of the card. Healy discusses the fight, if he still about the marijuana incident after UFC 159, his love for the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and more.

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More on WWE Network, Hot Ending to WWE Raw and WWE TLC 2013 PPV

TLC-OrtonCenaOn this week’s BTR Flagship, Brian and Michael talk about the WWE Network and what it is expected to look like, the downgrading of WWE pay-per-views, the hot finish to Raw on Monday night and the many different directions that can go in now, the WWE TLC PPV coming up on Sunday with some predictions and more.

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More Discussion on Final Segment of WWE Raw, John Cena and Daniel Bryan Going Forward

rawwhathappenedAnother podcast with Brian and Michael who insisted he get a chance to talk about the final segment from WWE Raw on Monday.  They give their impressions from the segment, what intrigued them so much about it, what the future could be for both John Cena and Daniel Bryan, WrestleMania 30 possibilities, WWE changing their imagining and more.

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WWE Raw Comes Alive With Spectacular Final Segment, People Really Like Daniel Bryan

RAW_1072_Photo_191Brian and Steve talk about WWE Raw from Monday night including a spectacular final segment, all the different directions the company could possibly go in now, the reaction to Daniel Bryan and how the fans are demanding for more of him, the smarts of John Cena, how this could play into the WWE TLC PPV on Sunday, more WrestleMania 30 speculation when it comes to matches, the Slammy Awards, WWE Network, AJ Styles done with TNA Wrestling and more.

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UFC Fight Night 33 Preview Show

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Photo from UFC.com

UFC Fight Night 33 takes place tonight from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. The main event will feature Mark Hunt battling Antonio Silva in heavyweight action. The co-main event will feature former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua facing off against James Te Huna.

Steve talks to Senior UFC Writer for FOX Sports, Damon Martin to preview UFC Fight Night 33. Martin and Steve break down the co-main and main event of the card, the rising price of UFC pay-per-views, the digital network, the latest on Ben Askren and much more.

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WWE Network is Coming, WWE TLC 2013, Slammys and AJ Styles Possibly Done with TNA Wrestling

WwenetworklogoThe Flagship is back as Brian, Steve and Michael first get into a heated discussion about our college teams and Steve finally pays up on a bet. Then the guys talk about some promotions within the WWE which are leading to the impending launch of the WWE Network, how exactly the network could work and the many possibilities, Triple H now in charge of the creative team along with Vince McMahon, the WWE TLC 2013 pay-per-view which is less than two weeks away, their disappointment in WWE storylines and if they see that changing anytime soon, the Slammys coming to Raw on Monday and also the possibility of TNA Wrestling original AJ Styles leaving the company.

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Invicta Fighting Championships 7 Preview

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Invicta Fighting Championships returns for the first time in about five months with their seventh event. The show takes place on Saturday from the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. The card features three title fights including the main event of Barb Honchak defending her Invicta flyweight title against Leslie Smith. The co-feature will have Invicta FC strawweight champion Carla Esparza will defend her belt against undefeated Brazilian superstar Claudia Gadelha.

Steve was joined by ESPNChicago.com MMA Analyst Ray Flores, who will be handling the ring announcing for the event. Flores and Steve preview the entire card, the future of Invicta, Ronda Rousey and more.

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Walking Dead Mid-Season Finale, Hunger Games and The Loaded Movie Season

hershel-death-walking-deadCheap Pops! is back after a week off as Brian and Michael talk about the sad passing of Paul Walker and what to do with the Fast and Furious franchise now, The Walking Dead mid-season finale with not one but two major characters going away, a look at Hunger Games: Catching Fire, what looks like a loaded movie season over the holidays including American Hustle and Anchorman 2, Black Friday shopping and more.

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WWE Raw is Puke But There Will Be One Unified Champion Between John Cena and Randy Orton at TLC

RAW_CenaTitlesBrian and Steve are back to talk Raw from Monday night including the announced lineup so far for the upcoming WWE TLC pay-per-view, how one person will be crowned the UNIFIED CHAMPION at that show between John Cena and Randy Orton, John Cena promoting the importance of the match and the championships, the overuse of authority figures, what is going on with Sin Cara, handicapped matches and Titus O’Neil has a tendency to puke.  They also talk about the upcoming WWE Network, when they think it could be announced and how much money they would spend on it.  Plus, WWE DVD talk and even some Manilow!

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WWE Survivor Series and Raw Fallout, John Cena and Randy Orton Unifying Titles at TLC

ortoncenaunifyBrian, Steve and Michael are back for the Between The Ropes Flagship video as they talk about the fallout from the WWE Survivor Series and Raw, the upcoming title unification match at the TLC pay-per-view between John Cena and Randy Orton, who they think will win as it stands right now, the rating for Raw on Monday, the favorite year for wrestling, wrestlers organically becoming stars and more,

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WWE Raw Recap, Michael Strahan Is Having Fun

RAW_1070_PhotoBrian and Steve talk WWE Raw from Monday night which was another lackluster show, Michael Strahan handing out hip tosses to The Miz and Titus O’Neil, the Survivor Series rematch of the Divas elimination match, the upcoming match between John Cena and Randy Orton at the TLC pay-per-view and if it will be a unification match, other possible matches on that show, what has happened in the WWE since the summer, Jake Roberts dream of buying TNA and more.

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Survivor Series 2013 Recap, Randy Orton and John Cena Leave with Titles

Michael and Steve move on without their fearless leader as they discuss Survivor Series 2013, what they think about the finish, the possibility of John Cena vs Randy Orton in a title unification match, how WWE desperately needs more good babyfaces, and whether or not CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan makes good sense for next year’s Wrestlemania.  Plus, they talk about the rising stock of young stars like Big E Langston and Roman Reigns, and what it would take to make both men main event superstars.

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Cody Rhodes on Survivor Series, Goldust and Having a Fast One Pulled on Him by Dusty Rhodes

Cody-RhodesWWE superstar Cody Rhodes talks about this Sunday’s Survivor Series pay-per-view, being a part of a traditional elimination team match on the show, the holidays growing up in a wrestling family, why he hugged Rey Mysterio on Raw when the two men feuded the last time they were around one another, on what happened with the Bed Bath and Beyond card the McMahons got him and his wife for a wedding present, teaming with Goldust, whether or not they could face one another at WrestleMania XXX and the end of his mustache.

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UFC 167 Recap: Thoughts On The Main Event, Does The UFC Need Georges-St-Pierre And What Is Next For Johny Hendricks?

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We are back with an MMA podcast as Steve talks to Bleacher Report and UFC.com writer Duane Finley. The guys recap UFC 167 from Saturday night as they discuss who won the main event between Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks. Steve and Finley also discuss the aftermath of the main event, what’s next for St-Pierre and Hendricks, does the UFC even need St-Pierre, breakdown the card, discuss the latest on Ben Askren and more.

You can follow Duane Finley on Twitter @DuaneFinleyMMA.

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Hunger Games is Cool, So Are the Muppets and The Governor is Back

walking-dead-live-baitCheap Pops! is back as Brian and Michael talk about the new Hunger Games movie which comes out this weekend and whether or not that series is cool for men, the next Muppets movie which is out next spring, Ender’s Game which Michael finally saw, Dallas Buyers Club and the resurgence in Matthew McConaughey’s career, the cool, interactive Bob Dylan music video on the Internet, the latest episode of The Walking Dead based on what the Governor has been up to, spinoffs, dine-in theaters, sneaking food into the movies, a new TV spinoff and more.

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David Shoemaker On His Book ‘The Squared Circle’, Survivor Series and the Future of WWE

squaredcirclebookDavid Shoemaker of Grantland.com talks about his new book “The Squared Circle: Life, Death and Professional Wrestling” (which you can get on Amazon.com), how the mainstream press looks at wrestling, changes in wrestling over the years, why the WWE is still so reliant on big guys, this weekend’s Survivor Series PPV, the future of the WWE, Triple H in his current role with the company and more.

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WWE Raw Recap: Raw is Country, Survivor Series is This Sunday?

RAW_vickieBrian and Steve recap WWE Raw is Country, the buildup for Survivor Series which is this Sunday, the five matches on that show, what they think could happen at Series, reaction to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan compared to their spots right now, Hulk Hogan not returning to TNA, other WrestleMania theories and story time with Fritz including the time he put a whipping on Jeff Jarrett.

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