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31 WrestleMania Matches From The PG/Reality Era

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Here we are! We’re four days away from the biggest event in all of sports-entertainment and professional wrestling. It’s been a fun ride getting to pile up these epic matches and it’s really telling not only from a historical perspective, but also the evolution of the in-ring work at the grandest stage of them all. This week we’ll have the ... Read More »

WWE WrestleMania 30th Anniversary Card: Part 4

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Over the last couple of weeks, I sat down and compiled a 30 match card to celebrate 30 years of WrestleMania. This is not the top 30 matches in WrestleMania history. This is a 30th Anniversary Card, and because it’s a card and not a list, no person appears more than once. That is the challenge of compiling such a ... Read More »

The Flagship: Roman Reigns to Main Event WrestleMania 31, WWE Raw, Fast Lane and More

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It’s The Flagship podcast as Brian and Michael talk about WWE Fast Lane from Sunday night as well as Raw from Monday, Roman Reigns to main event WrestleMania 31 against Brock Lesnar and the response from the audience towards him lately, John Cena vs. Rusev heating up and ideas for the buildup to their match and lots more. Plus, they ... Read More »

WWE doctor Chris Amann sues CM Punk

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The estranged relationship between CM Punk and WWE became even more estranged — and strange — this week with a defamation lawsuit filed by the wrestling circuit’s ringside doctor, Chris Aman, against Punk for the wrestler’s infamous tell-all interview on Colt Cabana’s Art of Wrestling podcast last year. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court, and according to legal journal the Cook County Record, Amann is ... Read More »

Biggest News Story of the Year (2014)

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Headlines, headlines, headlines… The wrestling industry knows how to both make news and break news, and 2014 was no different. TNA lost (and found) a home. ROH emerged on Pay-Per-View. Still, bigger names and bigger networks emerged. What were they? Read on to find out… 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 »

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 »

UFC Fighter Tom Lawlor Talks Fighting, CM Punk, Watching Wrestling and Burgers

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“Filthy” Tom Lawlor is back on the podcast to talk about, well, everything! Tom and Brian discuss the latest UFC shows including the UFF Fight Night in Australia which he was at, his reaction to CM Punk signing with the company, if he has asked for that fight, working for Ring of Honor earlier this year, if he still hopes ... Read More »

CM Punk signs with UFC, and there’s reason to be concerned

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CM Punk has signed on as a fighter with the UFC. The career move isn’t a complete surprise. There had been rumors of Punk heading to the UFC, but nothing came to fruition until last night during UFC 181. There are a lot of unknowns about the 36-year-old’s new trade. But the most important question has nothing to do with ... Read More »

Audio: CM Punk Joins UFC, Details and More on Signing

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Brian and Michael are back on Sunday morning to talk about the big announcement of CM PUNK signing with the UFC, some details about his signing and when he could fight, the UFC’s decision to bring him in and the reaction to him, comparisons to Brock Lesnar and more. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you automatically get ... Read More »

CM Punk Joins UFC, Will Debut in 2015

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It’s clobbering time. The UFC has signed former professional wrestler CM Punk to a contract. The promotion announced Saturday night that it reached an agreement with Punk, 36, and that he is expected to make his mixed martial arts debut in 2015. “The idea of being able to step in the Octagon and find out what’s inside myself, and test ... Read More »

David Shoemaker Talks CM Punk, Vince McMahon Interviews and “The Squared Circle”

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David Shoemaker of Grantland.com and author of The Squared Circle: Life, Death and Professional Wrestling talks about the recent interviews with CM Punk and Vince McMahon, what he took away the most from both conversations, people being upset with CM Punk, if there will be any changes in the near future of the WWE, if McMahon is out of touch, the ... Read More »