Like virtually every six-year-old in America, my Saturday mornings were monopolized by network TV cartoon shows. For most kids, there was a ‘favorite’ that you looked forward to each week: Super Friends, The Smurfs, Muppet Babies, or Alvin & The Chipmunks. I may have been in the minority, but my favorite was Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n Wrestling. And to put ...Read More »
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The pro wrestling community is in mourning following the death of Roddy Piper at age 61. Here are some of their thoughts and memories. https://instagram.com/p/50bZxhoh0d/?taken-by=therock I am so sad to tweet that my friend Roddy Piper passed away last night. He was really such a sweet man. My heart is with his family. — Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) July 31, 2015 ...Read More »
Wrestling Fix: RIP “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, WWE reviving Bash at the Beach, James Storm done with TNA and more links
Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. The Big Story: We’re all still mourning the death of WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Between the Ropes has breaking news audio on ...Read More »
Breaking news podcast as Brian and Michael talk about the sudden passing of wrestling icon ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper. They talk about his influence on the wrestling business including his infamous “Piper’s Pit” angle with Jimmy Snuka to his part of WrestleMania I and how the WWE and wrestling overall would be different without him. Download the podcast hereRead More »
Legendary WWE heel “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61. Piper, born Roderick Tombs, reportedly died of a heart attack Thursday night in his sleep. BREAKING NEWS AUDIO: BETWEEN THE ROPES Piper was an integral part of the inaugural WrestleMania with his main event match with “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T. That ...Read More »
Being an effective manager or valet in professional wrestling is a lost art. The WWE has started to bring managers back into the fold more in the past few years, but it is nothing like years past. Paul Heyman is arguably the best speaker in the business, but he is an “advocate” of one. It works to tremendous effect, but ...Read More »
Trevor Murdoch on Almost 20 Years in Wrestling, Training with Harley Race an His Decision to Leave WWE
Dan Ryno: Now, you’ve been in the wrestling business for close to 20 years, is that right? Trevor Murdoch: Yeah, right at the 18 mark. I’m pushing (20). I’ve got 2 more to go. DR: And how did you get started? I’m assuming you were a big fan growing up. Did you have any particular wrestlers that made you want ...Read More »
Wrestling Fix: John Cena underwent emergency nose surgery, Brock Lesnar pitched as gay badass and more links
Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. WWE John Cena reportedly underwent emergency surgery on his nose on Tuesday, a day after Seth Rollins’ knee mangled the champ’s schnoz. The surgery ...Read More »
WWE SmackDown July 30, 2015 BOK Center Tulsa, Oklahoma If you missed last week’s edition of WWE SmackDown click here For all of our coverage on the WWE and SummerSlam click here Seth Rollins & Cesaro In-Ring Segment: Rollins is not a fan of the you tapped out chants, but says they do not matter to him. He forced Cena ...Read More »
It’s a two interview Between The Ropes podcast! First, a conversation with Mada from WWE Tough Enough (@ToughMada) about his elimination from the show, feeling like The Miz targeted him, his interesting backstory form growing up in Egypt to traveling the world playing basketball, his tie-in with the hit TV show Game of Thrones and more. Then, the executive producer ...Read More »