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TNA Impact Wrestling airs tonight on Spike TV starting at 9 p.m. ET. This show was taped was last week at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Here are the matches that you will see on tonight’s show.

-Willow vs Ethan Carter III and Rockstar Spud in a handicap match

-X Division Sanada vs Tigre Uno in the second match of their best of three series

-BroMans vs. The Wolves for the TNA Title

-Gunner vs Bobby Roode in a tables match

-TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young vs Abyss in a Monster’s Ball match

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Brian Stann Explains If Travis Browne Is The Best Heavyweight In The UFC Not Named Cain Velasquez http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/17/brian-stann-explains-travis-browne-best-heavyweight-ufc-named-cain-velasquez/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/17/brian-stann-explains-travis-browne-best-heavyweight-ufc-named-cain-velasquez/#respond Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:05:32 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8293 UFC on Fox 11 takes place on Saturday night from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event features two of the top three ranked heavyweights in the UFC as Fabricio Werdum battles Travis Browne. The co-feature has Miesha Tate battling Liz Carmouche in women’s bantamweight action. We talked to UFC on Fox analyst […]

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UFC on Fox 11 takes place on Saturday night from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event features two of the top three ranked heavyweights in the UFC as Fabricio Werdum battles Travis Browne. The co-feature has Miesha Tate battling Liz Carmouche in women’s bantamweight action.

We talked to UFC on Fox analyst Brian Stann earlier today. Stann previews the card, if Travis Browne is the best heavyweight in the UFC not named Cain Velasquez, if this is the best Fox main card top to bottom and more.

You can watch the main card for UFC on Fox 11 starting at 8 p.m. ET, the preliminary card on UFC Fight Pass starting at 3:30 p.m. ET and then moving to Fox Sports 1 starting at 5 p.m. ET.

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WWE NXT Non-Spoilers For Tonight’s Show http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/17/wwe-nxt-non-spoilers-tonights-show-2/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/17/wwe-nxt-non-spoilers-tonights-show-2/#respond Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:55:39 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8291 WWE NXT returns tonight at 9 p.m. ET on the WWE Network. Tonight’s show was taped on March 13. Here are the matches that you will see on tonight’s show. -Colin Cassady vs. Aiden English -Camacho vs. Oliver Grey -The Ascension vs. two local wrestlers -The Great Khali vs. CJ Parker -Sawyer Fulton and Baron […]

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WWE NXT returns tonight at 9 p.m. ET on the WWE Network. Tonight’s show was taped on March 13. Here are the matches that you will see on tonight’s show.

-Colin Cassady vs. Aiden English

-Camacho vs. Oliver Grey

-The Ascension vs. two local wrestlers

-The Great Khali vs. CJ Parker

-Sawyer Fulton and Baron Corbin vs. Jason Jordan and Tye Dillinger

-NXT Champion Adrian Neville vs. Brodus Clay

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Women Not Allowed To Watch WWE Tour Of Saudi Arabia http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/17/women-allowed-watch-wwe-tour-saudi-arabia/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/17/women-allowed-watch-wwe-tour-saudi-arabia/#respond Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:33:42 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8289 The WWE travels to Saudi Arabia with three events starting today and running through Saturday. The tour is headlined by John Cena and Randy Orton. StarTribune.com wrote a piece detailing that women will not be allowed to enter the arena to watch the WWE action. The article states that on the Ticketmaster website that the […]

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The WWE travels to Saudi Arabia with three events starting today and running through Saturday. The tour is headlined by John Cena and Randy Orton.

StarTribune.com wrote a piece detailing that women will not be allowed to enter the arena to watch the WWE action. The article states that on the Ticketmaster website that the matches “are for males only”.

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Watch UFC On Fox 11 Pre-Fight Press Conference Starting at 1 PM ET http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/17/watch-ufc-fox-11-pre-fight-press-conference-starting-1-pm-et/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/17/watch-ufc-fox-11-pre-fight-press-conference-starting-1-pm-et/#respond Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:10:36 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8287 The UFC returns to Fox on Saturday with UFC on Fox 11 from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event features two of the top three ranked heavyweights in the UFC as Fabricio Werdum battles Travis Browne. The co-feature has Miesha Tate battling Liz Carmouche in women’s bantamweight action. The pre-fight press conference […]

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The UFC returns to Fox on Saturday with UFC on Fox 11 from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event features two of the top three ranked heavyweights in the UFC as Fabricio Werdum battles Travis Browne. The co-feature has Miesha Tate battling Liz Carmouche in women’s bantamweight action.

The pre-fight press conference takes place at 1 PM ET from the home of former NBA star Shaquille O’Neil. Taking part in today’s presser include UFC President Dana White, Browne, Werdum, Tate, Carmouche, lightweights Donald Cerrone and Edson Barboza and welterweights Brad Tavares and Yoel Romero.

You can watch at the video stream above.

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Ring Of Honor To Be On LIVE Pay-Per-View, Will Air On All Major Carriers http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/17/ring-honor-live-pay-per-view-will-air-major-carriers/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/17/ring-honor-live-pay-per-view-will-air-major-carriers/#respond Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:56:57 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8285 Ring of Honor had promising a big announcement for about the last week or so. No one knew what the announcement would be and now we know. The company announced a short time ago they will be on LIVE pay-per-view starting with their “Best in the World 2014″ show on Sunday, June 22nd in Nashville, […]

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Ring of Honor had promising a big announcement for about the last week or so. No one knew what the announcement would be and now we know. The company announced a short time ago they will be on LIVE pay-per-view starting with their “Best in the World 2014″ show on Sunday, June 22nd in Nashville, Tennessee.

Baltimore, MD (April 17, 2014) – Ring of Honor Wrestling Entertainment, LLC (“ROH”) today announced that they have agreed to deliver live Pay-Per-View programming starting with Ring of Honor: Best in the World 2014 emanating from Nashville, TN on Sunday June 22nd at the Nashville Fairgrounds.

For the first time ever, fans will be able to experience a marquee ROH event live at home via all major cable or satellite providers and witness next generation wrestling innovation, epic rivalries and world championship bouts.

Ring of Honor: Best in the World 2014 will feature the likes of: Matt Hardy, Kevin Steen, the Briscoe Brothers, ROH World Champion Adam Cole, “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin, Jay Lethal, as well as, Playboy cover girl and the first woman of ROH, Maria Kanellis and other elite wrestlers from ROH.

The start time for Ring of Honor: Best in the World 2014 is 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST with a runtime of 3 hours. The event is rated TV-14 and will be available in High-Definition. The suggested retail price is $24.95 (SD).

In conjunction with ROH’s debut on live Pay-Per-View, ROH has moved Ring of Honor: Best in the World 2014 from Saturday night to Sunday. Customers that have already purchased tickets for Saturday can use those tickets for Sunday. If unable to attend, ROH will provide a refund. Tickets should be mailed back to: Ring of Honor Wrestling, 2000 West 41st St., Baltimore, MD 21211. Contact: help@rohwrestling.com for questions or more information.

“We are thrilled to announce that ROH is now available live on Pay-Per-View via cable and satellite,” said Joe Koff, Chief Operating Officer of ROH. “Fans hungry for the best wrestling in the world will now have access to their favorite brand of wrestling from the comfort of their couch in stunning high definition, which is something our customers have been demanding for some time. We’re happy to deliver on that starting this June with Best in the World.”

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Darren Young Suffers A Torn ACL http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/16/darren-young-suffers-torn-acl/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/16/darren-young-suffers-torn-acl/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:26:36 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8283 WWE.com is reporting that Darren Young has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and will be out four to six months. Young suffered the injury over weekend working a live event. Young made a statement earlier today on Twitter. I tried 2 tough it out but Doc informed me I tore my ACL&surgerywas […]

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WWE.com is reporting that Darren Young has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and will be out four to six months. Young suffered the injury over weekend working a live event. Young made a statement earlier today on Twitter.

I tried 2 tough it out but Doc informed me I tore my ACL&surgerywas needed.Surgerywas a success now its time 2 live up 2 #nodaysoff #rehab

— nodaysoffDYoung(@DarrenYoungWWE) April 16, 2014

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Triple H: “Daniel Bryan Wants To Be Treated As An A+ player, He’s Going To Get His Wish” http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/16/triple-h-daniel-bryan-wants-treated-player-hes-going-get-wish/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/16/triple-h-daniel-bryan-wants-treated-player-hes-going-get-wish/#respond Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:53:56 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8281 At the end of Monday’s WWE Raw, Triple H reformed Evolution with Randy Orton and Batista. The trio closed the show by taking out The Shield. The WWE COO returned this week to do his weekly video interview with Michael Cole. HHH discussed Wrestlemania 30, Daniel Bryan being the WWE World Heavyweight Champion and more. […]

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At the end of Monday’s WWE Raw, Triple H reformed Evolution with Randy Orton and Batista. The trio closed the show by taking out The Shield. The WWE COO returned this week to do his weekly video interview with Michael Cole.

HHH discussed Wrestlemania 30, Daniel Bryan being the WWE World Heavyweight Champion and more. You can watch the full interview in the video stream above.

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Current Lineup For WWE Extreme Rules http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/16/current-lineup-wwe-extreme-rules/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/16/current-lineup-wwe-extreme-rules/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:26:50 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8278 WWE Extreme Rules takes place on Sunday, May 4th from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The WWE has slowly started announcing matched for the event. Here is the current for the show. -The Shield vs Evolution- Six Man Tag Team Match -John Cena vs Bray Wyatt- Steel Cage Match -Paige vs Tamina […]

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WWE Extreme Rules takes place on Sunday, May 4th from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The WWE has slowly started announcing matched for the event. Here is the current for the show.

-The Shield vs Evolution- Six Man Tag Team Match
-John Cena vs Bray Wyatt- Steel Cage Match
-Paige vs Tamina Snuka- WWE Divas Title Match

More matches will be announced in the coming weeks. As of right now, you can the show on the WWE Network, In Demand PPV and Dish Network.

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WWE Monday Night Raw Rating Slips Slightly, Up From A Year Ago http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/16/wwe-monday-night-raw-rating-slips-slightly-year-ago/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/16/wwe-monday-night-raw-rating-slips-slightly-year-ago/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:08:10 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8276 WWE Monday Night Raw took place this week in Birmingham, Alabama. The rating for the show is in and the show scored a 3.3 with an average of 4.77 million viewers, which is slightly down from last week’s post-WrestleMania rating of 3.7 with an average of 5.15 million viewers. The first hour of the show […]

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WWE Monday Night Raw took place this week in Birmingham, Alabama. The rating for the show is in and the show scored a 3.3 with an average of 4.77 million viewers, which is slightly down from last week’s post-WrestleMania rating of 3.7 with an average of 5.15 million viewers.

The first hour of the show averaged 4.81 million viewers, which featured the opening tribute video and ten bell salute of The Ultimate Warrior. The second hour of the show averaged 4.83 million viewers, which featured The Usos vs Randy Orton and Batista. The final hour of the show averaged 4.67 million viewers, which featured the John Cena/Bray Wyatt segment and the show closing angle involving the return of Evolution beating down The Shield.

Good news for the WWE is the rating is up from last year’s Raw rating following the post-Mania show, which scored a 3.08 rating with an average of 4.15 million viewers.

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The Wife Of The Ultimate Warrior Releases Her First Statement Since His Passing http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/16/wife-ultimate-warrior-releases-first-statement-since-passing/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/16/wife-ultimate-warrior-releases-first-statement-since-passing/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:38:21 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8271 Eight days ago the wrestling world lost former WWE champion The Ultimate Warrior at the age of 54. Since his passing we hadn’t heard from his family. This morning his wife Dana made her first statement since her husband’s passing. Dearest Warriors, It is with an absolutely broken heart I reach out to you. Since […]

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Eight days ago the wrestling world lost former WWE champion The Ultimate Warrior at the age of 54. Since his passing we hadn’t heard from his family. This morning his wife Dana made her first statement since her husband’s passing.

Dearest Warriors,

It is with an absolutely broken heart I reach out to you. Since the passing of my husband, I have been fortunate enough to insulate my sweet girls and myself from the outside world. In this bubble we have grieved and continue to do so. For a week, I did not allow any television or media to seep through our cocoon. I was told, though, of the outpouring of love for my beloved husband and support for, as he always called us, his Warrior Girls. I can only say thank you.

On Sunday night, I was told WWE would pay tribute to Warrior and so I set the DVR planning to watch it when we were ready. As the hour neared, I broke resolve and turned on every TV in the house to full blast and snuggled our daughters close to me on the couch, unsure what we would see. As the scene unfolded with that amazing roster of talent gathered donning Ultimate Warrior shirts and even his face paint, we cheered and sobbed simultaneously. To everyone who stood there, thank you. My girls will remember your bowed heads for the rest of their lives. You are not just Superstars; you are super people.

I cannot put words to what that video tribute meant. We watched it multiple times and, this morning, it was how I started my day; mornings are the hardest for me. I will treasure that song and those images more than anything I own. Vindication. ULTIMATE PERFECTION.

I was told it was reported WWE was “there” for us. “There” is the understatement of a lifetime. They were a warm blanket to us three and we were quickly absorbed into their family. Words are cheap; promises are forever. This family is one I’m honored to be a member of and will gladly be the warm blanket to any of them who need me next.

My husband’s speech had so many highlights for me as I sat proudly in the audience looking on at his moment … I most loved his request for the Hall of Fame to include the, as he called them, “true Superstars,” those behind-the-scenes people who make the machine run. See, I’m the person who puts up the ring in our house. I’m the background person who makes things happen seamlessly. I am surrounded by performers in my husband and children, so I felt a kinship with all the people he wanted to shine a spotlight upon who make WWE work. He loved you all, and knew that each of you made his run there possible. Thank you!

To all the ULTIMATE WARRIOR fans: THANK YOU!! He told me when he shook the ropes it was him gathering strength from each of you. Warrior respected you and loved you as do the girls and I. I will reach out to the ropes for your strength to sustain me in the sad days that the girls and I face. UNWAVERING is what you’ve been. GRATEFUL is what we are.

The Undertaker and I have a lot more in common than you might think. You see, I had a bit of a streak of my own going for the last 20 years. Yes, Warrior and I would have matches of our own … He would yell, I would cry, he would submit, I would win – always. My quivering chin and “pooched” lip was always more powerful than any clothesline or gorilla press slam. He’d laugh and shake his head and say,”you win, Pooch,” but really we both did.

My streak was broken April 8, 2014 when he collapsed. I fought and screamed and cried for him not to leave me, but I wasn’t to win this round. Heaven won and I lost, but I had the ULTIMATE love for 20 years and my children learned to be Warriors from THE ULTIMATE DAD. I wouldn’t trade a moment of the life we shared, good or bad, for anything on God’s green earth. He is the love of my life and gave me the gift of our beautiful, sweet, amazing girls. He was loyal and kind and strong and brave. He taught me to live by his creed,”Live Strong, Act Bold, Be Brave. Nothing’s too hard to do, ALWAYS BELIEVE,” and with that creed I will carry on and make him proud.

Streaks are broken but legends live forever.

Always Believe,
Dana A. Warrior

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Report: Script For This Past Monday’s WWE Raw Leaked http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/16/report-script-past-mondays-wwe-raw-leaked/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/16/report-script-past-mondays-wwe-raw-leaked/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:11:52 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8268 A script from this past Monday’s WWE Raw has apparently leaked online. No one knows where or how the third draft script made its way onto the internet. Here are some of the key notes that were on the script. -Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella are listed as being off until April 20. -The talent […]

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A script from this past Monday’s WWE Raw has apparently leaked online. No one knows where or how the third draft script made its way onto the internet. Here are some of the key notes that were on the script.

-Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella are listed as being off until April 20.

-The talent roster page lists The Miz and Summer Rae being off through May 16, as they are shooting the Marine 4 film.

-C.M. Punk, A.J. Lee, Rey Mysterio, Christian, and Alberto Del Rio are listed as “injured/TBD.” Del Rio ended up working a match on Raw.

-Cesaro is listed on the heel roster.

-Brock Lesnar and The New Age Outlaws were moved to the miscellaneous portion of the roster.

-Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Eve Torres, Mick Foley, Ricky Steamboat, Sgt. Slaughter, and Bob Backlund are listed as ambassadors.

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Friday April 18, 2014 http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/16/wwe-smackdown-spoilers-friday-april-18-2014/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/16/wwe-smackdown-spoilers-friday-april-18-2014/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:44:38 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8263 The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings. Triple H opened Smackdown with a promo and announced that Evolution will face The Shield at Extreme Rules. -Intercontinental Champion Big […]

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

Triple H opened Smackdown with a promo and announced that Evolution will face The Shield at Extreme Rules.

-Intercontinental Champion Big E defeated Alberto Del Rio by DQ.

It was announced that the Night of Champions pay-per-view will be held in Nashville on September 21…

Paul Heyman cut a promo reminding fans that Brock Lesnar is the one in 21-1. Cameron labeled it a “tremendous promo”…

-Paige beat Aksana. A physical match that was reminiscent of NXT women’s matches. It’s almost as if giving them some time to work with is a good thing.

Sheamus was interviewed backstage.

-El Torito beat Hornswoggle. No, seriously, writes Cameron. That match actually happened. I will say that it was entertaining than I thought it would be, but it was still a waste of time.

-Alexander Rusev beat R-Truth. A sub-3 minute squash, but Rusev looked vicious during the match and had a post match decimation of Xavier Woods. “I feel bad for Woods because he deserves better than this,” writes Cameron. “Lana is even more awesome live.”

-Santino Marella (w/Emma) defeated Fandango (w/Layla). Santino won via sunset flip. It was not an especially great match, but there was a very Emmataining moment when Emma took out Layla. That distraction is what let Santino pick up the win. There was some bad comedy after the match with Emma asking for a high five and Santino forgetting to take the cobra sleeve off.

-Batista defeated Sheamus with a Batista Bomb. A pretty decent fight. They worked in some great near falls on both sides, but the right guy went over for sure.

After the taping, Batista grabbed a mic and challenged Sheamus to a last man standing match which Sheamus won via Brogue kick to send everyone home happy. Side note: Sheamus grabbed a Warrior-clad little girl from the crowd and carried her around for a bit. It was a touching enough moment that one of the photographers had to wipe away tears. He finished up the evening by signing some autographs and posing for photos. What a class act.

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WWE Main Event Results From April 15, 2014 http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/15/wwe-main-event-results-april-15-2014/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/15/wwe-main-event-results-april-15-2014/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:11:26 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8260 WWE Main Event April 15, 2014 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tennessee First Segment:Main Event opens with the entrance of Los Matadores. 3 Man Band makes their entrance. Jinder Mahal has a mic and disses El Torito. He says that 3MB thinks El Torito is a bunch of bull. He says that they have their own mascot […]

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April 15, 2014
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, Tennessee

First Segment:Main Event opens with the entrance of Los Matadores. 3 Man Band makes their entrance. Jinder Mahal has a mic and disses El Torito. He says that 3MB thinks El Torito is a bunch of bull. He says that they have their own mascot tonight. Hornswoggle then comes out in 3MB attire.

First Match: Los Matadores w/El Torito vs. 3MB w/Hornswoggle

Mahal starts with Fernando. Mahal hits a shoulder tackle but then runs into a hurricanrana. Diego tags in and they hit a double team. Drew is tagged in and is immediately grounded. Diego hits a crossbody on McIntyre. Diego in control. Hornswoggle distracts Diego and Drew takes advantage. El Torito dives at Hornswoggle on the outside. Hornswoggle gets in the ring and Torito dives on Hornswoggle. They brawl on the mat and the referee calls for the bell. They’re separated and Mahal accidentally runs into a low blow. Hornswoggle hits a low blow on a Matador. Torito hits a low blow on Drew. Hornswoggle and Torito face off in the ring. They trade poses. Torito charges Swoggle and they brawl. Hornswoggle ends up out of the ring and 3MB hold him back. Torito tries to execute a dive, but Los Matadores hold him back.

Winner: No Contest

We see a tribute video package to the Ultimate Warrior. We head to break.

Back from break where Sin Cara makes his entrance. Bad News Barrett follows with his entrance. He has a mic and tells Sin Cara that he has some bad news. He tells him that he’s about to step into the ring with the next Intercontinental Champion. He says that Cara’s friend, Scooby Doo, can’t save him because this is real life. He then calls Sin Cara a joke.

Second Match: Bad News Barrett vs. Sin Cara

The match begins with Barrett striking Cara. Barrett charges Sin Cara, but Cara dumps him to the outside. Cara hits a suicide dive. Back in the ring, Cara climbs to the top rope, but Barrett cuts him off. Barrett hits a knee on Cara in the corner. He goes for the cover and only gets two. Barrett continues to beat down Sin Cara. Barrett hits a pumphandle slam for a two-count. Sin Cara counters a backdrop and hits a crossbody. He follows it with a head scissor takeover and back elbow. Cara gets a two-count. Cara grounds Barrett and goes to the top rope. Sin Cara misses the senton and runs into Winds of Change from Barrett. Barrett his the Bullhammer and gets the three-count.

Winner: Bad News Barrett

Next is a recap of Raw featuring Monday’s tribute to the Ultimate Warrior. We head to break.

Back from break where Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton introduce the recap of the Ultimate Warrior tribute from yesterday’s Raw. We see the tribute video. We head to break.

Back from break. Nikki Bella comes out as a participant in a Divas battle royal to determine a number one contender for the Divas Championship. Cameron and Naomi head to the ring. Emma follows them to the ring. Tamina Snuka goes to the ring. Alicia Fox makes her entrance. Aksana also makes her way to the ring. Eva Marie comes out next. Layla comes out. Natalya’s music hits and she heads to the ring.

Third Match: Divas Battle Royal to determine the #1 Contender to the WWE Divas Championship

The ring is a total mess as the match begins. Everyone hitting everyone. Layla eliminates Eva Marie with a kick on the apron. Emma locks in the Dilemma and then swings close to the ground. She tries to skin the cat but is eliminated. Aksana is eliminated. Layla is eliminated by Natalya. Naomi is dumped out by Tamina. Cameron jumps Tamina, but is thrown to the mat. Tamina eliminates Cameron. Nikki Bella kicks Fox in the leg and almost eliminates her. Fox grabs Nikki’s hair to hang on, but Tamina eliminates them both. Natalya is superkicked off the apron by Tamina for the final elimination.

Winner: Tamina Snuka

Back from break, where the announcers introduce the return of Evolution from Raw. We see the Raw Rebound. Jack Swagger heads to the ring for his match with the Big Show. We head to break.

We return from break and Zeb Colter has a mic. He says he’s going to give us a history lesson. He names some historic backstabbers and ends the list with Cesaro. He says thanks to Cesaro for proving him right about immigrants. Zeb says it’s unforgivable for Cesaro to have joined Paul Heyman. He says that there’s also a big problem coming to the ring named the Big Show. He says that Show is a posterboy for laziness in this country. Colter ends his promo by saying he does not miss the swiss. The Big Show’s music hits and he heads to the ring.

Fourth Match: The Big Show vs. Jack Swagger w/Zeb Colter

The bell rings and Swagger goes to a waist lock. Show pulls his arms off him and hits a superkick on Swagger after an irish whip. Show lays in the huge chops on Swagger in the corner. Show charges Swagger, but runs into a big boot. Swagger hits a splash on Show. Swagger then shoulder tackles the leg of Show and takes him down. Swagger works Big Show’s leg on the mat. Show fights out of a hold, but Swagger takes Show down by the leg again. Swagger hits the Swaggerbomb. He follows it up with another Swaggerbomb. He goes for the cover and gets a two-count. Swagger goes to another hold on the leg of Big Show. Show tries to fight out, but Swagger hangs onto the hold. Show finally shoves him off.

Swagger kicks Show to the ground and goes for a pin. He gets a two-count. Swagger charges Show, but Show grabs his leg and chops him. Big Show hits a pair of clotheslines and then lifts Swagger in the air and lets him drop and hit the mat. Show signals for the chokeslam. He grabs Swagger, but Swagger counter into the Patriot Lock. He has it locked in. Show crawls for the ropes but then fades. He comes back to life and rolls over. He grabs Swagger by the throat and gets up. He pushes Swagger into the ropes and hits the KO Punch. Show covers him and gets the three-count.

Winner: The Big Show

After the match, The Big Show’s ankle is visibly hurting, as he limps around the ring. Show uses the ropes to make his way across the ring. Big Show takes his boot off and holds his ankle as Main Event goes off the air.

Josh’s Grade for WWE Main Event: 9/10

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WWE Tribute Video Of The Ultimate Warrior http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/15/wwe-tribute-video-ultimate-warrior/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/15/wwe-tribute-video-ultimate-warrior/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:27:47 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8258 It has now been seven days since the passing of WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior. He passed away at the age of 54 and was survived by his wife Dana and his two daughters. On last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw, the show opened with a tribute video to Warrior with all of […]

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It has now been seven days since the passing of WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior. He passed away at the age of 54 and was survived by his wife Dana and his two daughters.

On last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw, the show opened with a tribute video to Warrior with all of the superstars on the ramp. Watch the video at the top of the page.

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TUF Nations Finale Weigh-In Results: Michael Bisping And Tim Kennedy On Weight For Main Event http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/15/tuf-nations-finale-weigh-results-michael-bisping-tim-kennedy-weight-main-event/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/15/tuf-nations-finale-weigh-results-michael-bisping-tim-kennedy-weight-main-event/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:46:58 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8256 UFC TUF Nations Finale takes place tomorrow night from the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The main event is a battle of top ten middleweights as Michael Bisping battles Tim Kennedy. The co-feature has the TUF Nations coaches as Patrick Cote faces off with Kyle Noke in welterweight action. Before the fights can […]

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UFC TUF Nations Finale takes place tomorrow night from the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The main event is a battle of top ten middleweights as Michael Bisping battles Tim Kennedy. The co-feature has the TUF Nations coaches as Patrick Cote faces off with Kyle Noke in welterweight action.

Before the fights can happen, all 26 fighters stepped on the scale today to weigh-in to make the fights official.

MAIN CARD
•Michael Bisping (186) vs. Tim Kennedy (186)
•Patrick Cote (170) vs. Kyle Noke (171)
•Elias Theodorou (185) vs. Sheldon Westcott (184)
•Olivier Aubin-Mercier (169) vs. Chad Laprise (170)
•Akira Corassani (145) vs. Dustin Poirier (145)

PRELIMINARY CARD
•K.J. Noons (168) vs. Sam Stout (169)
•Sarah Kaufman (135) vs. Leslie Smith (135)
•Ryan Jimmo (205) vs. Sean O’Connell (204)
•Dustin Kimura (136) vs. George Roop (135)
•Mark Bocek (156) vs. Mike De La Torre (156)
•Vik Grujic (186) vs. Nordine Taleb (185)
•Chris Indich (170) vs. Richard Walsh (171)
•Mitch Gagnon (135) vs. Tim Gorman (135)

You can watch the card starting at 3:15 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass and then the last half of the preliminary card will start at 5 ET on Fox Sports 1 and the main card starts at 7 ET on Fox Sports 1 as well.

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WWE Wrestlemania 30 Seen In Over One Million Homes http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/15/wwe-wrestlemania-30-seen-one-million-homes/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/15/wwe-wrestlemania-30-seen-one-million-homes/#respond Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:26:52 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8253 WWE Wrestlemania 30 took place nine days ago at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Highlights of the show included Daniel Bryan winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and Brock Lesnar ending The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at the biggest wrestling event of the year. A big question heading into the show was how […]

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WWE Wrestlemania 30 took place nine days ago at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Highlights of the show included Daniel Bryan winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and Brock Lesnar ending The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at the biggest wrestling event of the year.

A big question heading into the show was how many people would watch on pay-per-view since the show was also available on the WWE Network. The number was released as we were sent a press release touting how many people watched WWE Wrestlemania 30 overall.

STAMFORD, Conn., April 15, 2014 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that WrestleMania 30 reached a record 1 million households in the U.S. alone on WWE Network and pay-per-view combined, the first time WrestleMania has eclipsed this mark domestically. With more than 667,000 WWE Network subscribers in the U.S. and nearly 400,000 domestic pay-per-view buying homes for WrestleMania 30, WWE is confident that it will reach its goal of 1 million subscribers by the end of 2014.

WWE Network launched on February 24 in the U.S. and successfully streamed six hours of live coverage of WrestleMania 30 on Sunday, April 6. Additionally, more than 7.1 million hours of video content was viewed on WWE Network during WrestleMania Week from Tuesday, April 1 through Tuesday, April 8.

WWE Network will be rolled out in Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Nordics in late 2014/early 2015.

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The Good, The Bad And The Dirty From Last Night’s WWE Monday Night Raw http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/15/good-bad-dirty-last-nights-wwe-monday-night-raw-3/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/15/good-bad-dirty-last-nights-wwe-monday-night-raw-3/#respond Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:08:12 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8249 WWE Monday Night Raw took place in Birmingham, Alabama. The show followed last week’s show, which featured the coronation of Daniel Bryan as the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion and an epic Paul Heyman promo regarding Brock Lesnar’s win against The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 30. How would WWE follow up after quite arguably the best […]

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WWE Monday Night Raw took place in Birmingham, Alabama. The show followed last week’s show, which featured the coronation of Daniel Bryan as the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion and an epic Paul Heyman promo regarding Brock Lesnar’s win against The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 30. How would WWE follow up after quite arguably the best Raw of 2014?

The Good

1) Bray Wyatt Promo: Thank god Wyatt was out there with John Cena because if it was anybody else, this segment would have been in the gutter. Cena was being Cena and goofing off about how each member of the family would look if they were somebody else and then made of fun of Bray referring to him in a Cinnabon type of manner. Loved how Bray was able to turn it around and say when Cena feels threatened he makes corny jokes, which in turn made Cena get serious and that’s when he is at his best.

2) Number One Contender Tournament For The Intercontinental Title: Smart move by WWE as they have to start making these mid-card titles feel important. The IC title used to be held in high prestige, but in the last 15 years it hasn’t felt important at all. We seen some good first round matches on the show and this is a good way to give more guys something meaningful.

The Bad

3) Daniel Bryan and Kane program: If this was the title program one year ago, this would have been a better idea. Why would you go with this program? Kane regaining his mask and becoming a monster would have worked ten years ago, but now, not so much. The matches between these two in the past have been average at best. Common thought would have been Triple H vs Bryan for the title as that is still a hot program based off what those two did at Wrestlemania and last week’s Raw. Let’s just hope this lasts until Extreme Rules and we get to more serious challengers.

4) The Return of Evolution: You could tell what the world was thinking as soon as their music hit and the crowd was flatter than a pancake. When I think of top factions, Evolution doesn’t even register in my mind. I respect all three guys, but they are more known for their individual feats than for being together. Obviously the premise here is to get The Shield over, so hopefully this is another program that lasts one month and it is done.

The Dirty

5) The Ultimate Warrior Tribute: Even seven days later, it is still weird to think Warrior isn’t alive. The tribute video was well done as no one does a video package like the WWE. Also liked the fact that you had all the superstars on the ramp and even Vince McMahon up there. Then you had a few superstars who had Warrior shirts and facepaint on. Very classy tribute by a company who had their trials and tribulations with Warrior throughout the years.

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