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Ric Flair Gives The NFL’s San Francisco 49ers A Pregame Speech Before Big Playoff Game (Video)

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WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair will return to the WWE tomorrow night on “Old School” Raw. Before that though, Flair went to Appleton, Wisconsin yesterday to give a speech to the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. Flair was there to pump the 49ers up before their playoff game today against the Green Bay Packers. If the 49ers win today, they ... Read More »

Update On Jim Ross Being At Old School WWE Monday Night Raw

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The WWE’s first Raw of the year is being dubbed “Old School”. Some of the names that will on the show are Ric Flair, Diamond Dallas Page, Ted DiBiase and Scotty Too Hotty. The biggest question has been whether Jim Ross would appear on the show. The WWE Hall of Famer answered that question today when a fan stated he ... Read More »

WWE Friday Night Smackdown (Non-Spoilers) For Tonight’s Show

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The WWE taped Smackdown on Sunday night from Washington DC. The show airs tonight on SyFy starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here are the matches that take place. -Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns vs The Uso Brothers -Fandango vs R-Truth -Goldust and Cody Rhodes vs Erick Rowan and Luke Harper -Nikki Bella vs Aksana -Big E Langston vs Curtis Axel ... Read More »

2013 Match of the Year

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For every rivalry that takes place, for every great promo delivered in (and out of) the ring, and for every backstage news that sends fans to Twitter in a frenzy, the most important drama takes place when fireworks disappear and the lights go down.  A collar-and-elbow position signals the oldest type of storytelling in the business.  It means that two ... Read More »

2013 Breakout Star of the Year

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Professional Wrestling really about the star power of in-ring performers.  Today’s top guys mean big money on television, Pay-Per-View, and at the merchandise stand.  But those big draws aren’t going to be around forever, and so the business has to keep building up new talent to take their place.  This was a major focus area for WWE in 2013.  With ... Read More »

Triple H On Why 2014 Will Be “Epic” For The WWE And Why Brock Lesnar Is Best For Business

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WWE COO Triple H did his first weekly sitdown video of 2014 with Michael Cole that was released yesterday. HHH discussed the return of Brock Lesnar to the WWE on Raw this past Monday, why 2014 will be “epic” for the WWE, the return of Batista and more. Follow Between The Ropes on Facebook and Twitter. Read More »

2013 Biggest Surprise of the Year

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One of the main reasons wrestling fans tune in each week is because they love to be surprised.  And because of its scripted nature, professional wrestling can offer those big, shocking moments in a much more strategic way that most other sports programs.   Cliffhangers you can’t miss? Good guy/bad guy turns? Dramatic run-ins and historic battles?  They’re all a ... Read More »

Look Back at 2013 in Wrestling, WWE Poised for Big 2014

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Brian, Steven and Michael from Between The Ropes are back for the weekly Flagship show as they back at 2013 in wrestling including their thoughts on the match of the year, superstar of the year, the biggest news story, the best feud and more.  Plus, they look ahead to 2014 in what could be a very big year for the ... Read More »

2013 Tag-Team of the Year

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In recent years, it seems like tag-team wrestling has taken a back seat to singles competition.  Compared to the tag-team division of the late 80s and 90s, modern sports entertainment has seemed content to pair up random singles wrestlers to be partners, in a “throw it on the wall and see what sticks” mentality.  And it’s been…. fine.  Luckily, WWE ... Read More »

2013 Feud of the Year

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Every professional wrestler is only as good as the opponent they face.  There’d be no Shawn Michaels without Bret Hart, no Stone Cold Steve Austin without Vince McMahon, no Mankind without The Rock, and no John Cena without JBL.  And while modern ‘sports entertainment’ seems content to fill much of its programming time with backstage skits and dancing segments, the ... Read More »

2013 Pay-Per-View of the Year

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This was the year that TNA decided to pretty much give up on the Pay-Per-View business – they reduced their major pay events to only four, and filled up the rest of their required dates with various specialty shows.  The gamble didn’t exactly pay off.  Similarly, WWE became more long-term focused on its own network, while at the same time ... Read More »

Daniel Bryan Joins the Wyatt Family, Brock Lesnar Returns on Final WWE Raw of 2013

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Brian and Steve discuss the final WWE Raw of 2013 including Daniel Bryan in a shocking turn of events joining the Wyatt Family, Brock Lesnar making his return alongside Paul Heyman, The Shield coming closer to breaking up, Batista returning to the WWE and the talk of his “stealing” someone’s spot, possible plans leading up to and through WrestleMania 30, ... Read More »