Brian, Michael and Steve are back for the weekly Between The Ropes as they talk about the fallout from WWE Raw on Monday night and the Triple H promo to end that show, a preview of this Sunday’s Hell in a Cell PPV and some predictions, Sheamus on his comeback from injury, TNA on the move and a new initiative and more.
Rather than just doing a Walking Dead podcast, Brian and Michael talk some pop culture including this week’s episode of Dead entitled “Infected” and where the show looks to be headed, Star Trek movies and which ones they enjoy the most, 24 coming back next year, movies to see in IMAX, each of them seeing ‘The Passion of the Christ” years ago and their viewing experience from that and more.
Brian and Steve recap WWE Raw from Monday night including the buildup to Sunday’s Hell in a Cell PPV, the finishing segment with the Triple H promo, who looks to be upset about something he said, getting back to a formula on Raw, why Norv Fernum should have been on the show and much more. Plus, they talk about TNA going with a rematch between AJ Styles and Bully on Impact this week and the entire angle.
Brian and Steve look back at UFC 166 from over the weekend including Cain Velasquez retaining the heavyweight championship with a dominating win against Junior dos Santos, the all-time classic between Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez and the rest of the card, who could be next for Velasquez, Daniel Cormier moving to light heavyweight and the upcoming UFC Fight Night show headlined by Mark Munoz vs. Lyoto Machida.
Brian, Michael and Steve recap the wacky, overbooked TNA Bound for Glory 2013 PPV including the main event between Bully Ray and AJ Styles for the heavyweight championship, the Kurt Angle vs. Bobby Roode match as well as Sting vs. Magnus. Plus, the talk about where the company is right where, Hulk Hogan who was not on the show and more.
Brian and Steve preview this Saturday’s UFC 166 show headlined by Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight championship, the Mount Rushmore of heavyweights and if it should include the winner of this fight, Rousimar Palhares being cut by the company, the idea of a Michael Bisping – Nick Diaz fight, the Frank Shamrock documentary “Bound by Blood” and more.
Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman talking about episode one of the new season of “The Walking Dead” including where the cast is at, love being in the air, Rick’s character at this point in the show, teaching kids how to knife walkers, the mysterious death of Patrick, Daryl being a folk hero, the latest show runner and how the series has gone through them and more.
One half of Bad Influence Christopher Daniels discusses the TNA Bound for Glory PPV on October 20, the EGO Hall of Fame, Walter White, his long tenure with the promotion, rumors surrounding the company and how he deals with that talk, AJ Styles possibly leaving the company, reality in wrestling, taking the show on the road, if they could even return to Orlando or be someplace else on a regular basis, teaming with Kazarian for nearly two years, where he gets his inspiration and more.
Brian and Steve talk about Raw from Monday night including the announced return of John Cena at the Hell in a Cell PPV, the latest on the Daniel Bryan – Randy Orton storyline, Big Show getting fired, Orton’s position, Rob Van Dam’s status with the company, Hulk Hogan and more.
A quick podcast as Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman talk about the unexpected return of John Cena who will face Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship at the Hell in a Cell PPV just more than two months after torn triceps surgery, possible scenarios for the match, if he is back as a regular or will be taking more time off and more.
Brian talks with Jonathan Snowden of Bleacher Report about covering wrestling for the site for the past four months and the experience so far, talking to wrestlers in character, his latest interview with Dusty Rhodes, talking with Paul Heyman and how tricky that can be, realism in wrestling, growing up in the south watching wrestling, the WWE Battleground PPV this Sunday and more.
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Brian and Steve talk some MMA including the UFC winning a court case to sue the state of New York to get the sport legalized, the decision to have Jon Jones defend the light heavyweight championship against Glover Teixeira next rather than a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson, the latest war of words between Dana While and Ken Shamrock, if Shamrock and other legends should be invited to next month’s 20th anniversary show, Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva and more.
Brian and Steve talk about WWE Raw from Monday night, the lead-in to this Sunday’s Battleground PPV, the debut of Los Matadores and El Torito (!), the Daniel Bryan – Randy Orton angle at the end of the show, the Paul Heyman ‘proposal’ to Ryback and more. Plus, they talk about Hulk Hogan with his TNA contract coming to an end, the angle involving him last week and this coming week on Impact and TNA as a company.
Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman take a break from wrestling to talk about the Breaking Bad finale, if they liked how the show concluded, where it ranks in television history, the show overall in its five seasons and 62 episodes, the Walter White character, the morality of the show and the characters especially Walt and Jesse, the little details of the show and much much more.
Wade Keller of the Pro Wrestling Torch talks about the current power trip storyline in the WWE involving Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, what the WWE would be doing right now if John Cena had not gotten injured, why The Miz is getting picked on, Dolph Ziggler not put in a better position, shades of gray booking, why he believes 2013 is a crucial year for the future of the business, his dislike of insider content in wrestling despite both WWE and TNA involving it in current storylines, Hulk Hogan’s future, Dixie Carter as an owner and Breaking Bad talk!
Brian and Steve talk about Raw from Monday night in what was mostly a bad night for the good guys , if the WWE is being too inside with storylines, how Daniel Bryan got another shot for the WWE Championship, CM Punk and Paul Heyman, the Rhodes family making an appearance and more. Plus, they talk about Rob Van Dam’s contract, the Summerslam buyrate, the WWE video game, the Hulk Hogan watch and more.
Former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce talks about the #7LevelsofHate series with Colt Cabana, the DVD on the series which includes all of the matches as well as a documentary about how it came about and the politics that being involved and altered the series, if any explanation has been given from the NWA ownership about changes made involving him, Cabana and the series, his relationship now with the NWA, the process of putting together the DVD, if he was happy with the series itself, the TNA gut check experience, the #August1Warning spoofs, TNA as a company right now, selling Scrap Daddy booty shorts(!) and more.
You can purchase the Seven Levels of Hate DVD at its official website.