UFC 182 ‘Jones vs. Cormier’ Conference Call – December 29, 2014

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Listen to the complete UFC 182 conference call featuring light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier less than a week before they square off in the octagon in what is one of the most anticipated fights in MMA history. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you automatically get the latest podcasts and make sure to give us your ... Read More »

WWE Raw Results: New Champions, Debuts, Returns, Major Announcement

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WWE Raw December 29, 2014 Verizon Center Washington, D.C If you missed last week’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw click here For all of our coverage on the WWE and the Royal Rumble click here WWE Monday Night Raw Pre-Show:  Byron Saxton, Booker T, and Alex Riley hosted the show from the studio in Stamford, Connecticut. They hyped Edge ... Read More »

Heel of the Year (2014)

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Best “bad guy” of the year is such a tricky category – on the one hand, you want to hate them, but on the other, sometimes the most hated guys are fan favorites. Then there’s the divide between supporting characters (authority figures or managers) and the actual wrestling talents themselves. Does Paul Heyman earn this award by default? How many guys ... Read More »

Breakout Star of the Year (2014)

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So many guys (and gals) in 2014 had their “moment.” They grabbed that brass ring. While the youth movement moniker has been tossed around over the last decade, no other year has been filled with as many young guys fighting for a spot as 2014 was. Did Bray Wyatt solidify his spot against John Cena at Wrestlemania? Did The Shield ... Read More »

The Best of 2014: Professional Wrestling

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2014 saw major changes sweep across the professional wrestling landscape. WWE launched a brand new digital network, while TNA Impact Wrestling was forced to find itself a new network entirely. New promotions, such as Global Force Wrestling and Lucha Underground, were started, and Ring of Honor fought for its right to be considered one of the “major players.” Hulk Hogan came ... Read More »

Jim Ross Talks Wrestle Kingdom 9, Brock Lesnar and Opportunities That Would Interest Him

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Hall of Famer Jim Ross drops in to talk about calling the New Japan Pro Wrestling “Wrestle Kingdom 9″ show from the Tokyo Dome presented by Global Force Wrestling on Jan. 4 live on pay-per-view, working with Matt Striker, the differences in doing play-by-play for this show compared to WWE as well as MMA and boxing, what intrigues him about ... Read More »

WWE SmackDown Results: Hulkamania Runs Through Sioux City

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WWE SmackDown December 26, 2014 Tyson Events Center Sioux City, Iowa If you missed last week’s edition of WWE SmackDown click here For all of our coverage on the WWE and the Royal Rumble click here First In-Ring Segment:  Hulk Hogan makes his way down to the ring to open the show. Hogan brought up that the last time he ... Read More »

WWE NXT Results: Women’s Championship Rematch

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WWE NXT December 25, 2014 NXT Arena Winter Park, Florida If you missed last week’s edition of WWE NXT click here For all of our coverage on the WWE and the Royal Rumble click here First Segment: Renee Young and Corey Graves are your hosts for a look back at the best of 2014 in NXT. Corey mentions that we will ... Read More »

The Flagship: Catching up on WWE Raw, TLC, NXT and a Few Bold Predictions

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Brian and Michael are finally (it was only two weeks!) back for the Flagship podcast and they have some catching up to do. They guys talk about the NXT Takeover R-Evolution show, the booking for it compared to Raw and other WWE programming, TLC and what they thought did and did not work, Raw over the past few weeks including ... Read More »

WWE Main Event Results: Big E vs Stardust

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WWE Main Event December 23, 2014 Tyson Events Center Sioux City, Iowa If you missed last week’s edition of WWE Main Event click here For all of our coverage on the WWE and Royal Rumble click here First Match: Tyson Kidd & Cesaro w/Natalya vs. Los Matadores w/EL Torito  Fernando and Kidd start things off, Diego tagged in right away and ... Read More »

WWE Raw Results: Piper Returns, Ambrose vs. Wyatt

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WWE Raw December 22, 2014 Target Center Minneapolis, Minnesota If you missed last week’s edition of WWE Raw click here For all of our coverage on the WWE and the Royal Rumble click here WWE Raw Pre-Show:  Byron Saxton, Booker T and Alex Riley welcomes us to the live WWE Raw Pre-Show on the WWE Network from WWE Headquarters in ... Read More »

Chael Sonnen On his Dislike for Trash Talk, Saying No to Pro Wrestling, CM Punk and if Brock Lesnar will Fight Again

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ESPN MMA analyst and podcast host the “American Gangster” Chael P. Sonnen joins the podcast as he talks about the build up to the Jon Jones — Daniel Cormier fight, why he dislikes the term trash talking, hyping fights he was in the emotion he felt at the time, being the bad guy, what he liked first between amateur and ... Read More »