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AJ Styles talks WWE Royal Rumble, Drew Galloway on UK scene, Charlie Ebersol on XFL doc

Three interviews on the podcast! First, Brian Fritz talks with WWE Champion AJ Styles about this Sunday’s Royal Rumble where he will face John Cena, his first year in the company, thoughts on some of his old friends joining him on main roster and more. Then, Drew Galloway discusses Saturday’s 5 Star Wrestling show airing live on Spike TV in ...

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Video: John Cena on ESPN SportsCenter

Last week, it was Seth Rollins appearing on ESPN SportsCenter as the first guest in the new weekly segment. This week, it was the WWE’s poster boy John Cena getting the spot. The current United States champion kept it light for part of the interview until Jonathan Coachman got serious, asking about his work with the Make a Wish Foundation ...

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John Cena Will Be This Week’s WWE Guest on ESPN SportsCenter

Last week, WWE began a new partnership with ESPN SportsCenter with a featured WWE superstar appearing on the show every Tuesday night. The first guest was WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. Today, Jonathan Coachman has announced who will be making the appearance on “the mothership” this week. In case you just missed it @JohnCena will be our guest on @SportsCenter ...

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Wrestling Fix: WWE wants Alberto Del Rio back, Seth Rollins on SportsCenter, Paul Heyman on a CM Punk-WWE reunion and more

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! WWE Rumors! Sounds like there’s fire to the smoke of Alberto Del Rio possibly returning to WWE. [Cageside Seats] As for the former Sin Cara’s departure from AAA in Mexico, Myzteziz ...

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Wrestling Fix: Seth Rollins on ESPN SportsCenter, Sami Zayn to Evolve, Raw recaps, WWE wedding proposal and more

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! WWE Let’s talk Raw. I joined Brian Fritz on the post-game show to talk about a placeholder edition of WWE’s flagship program. We also cover all of the news.

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Wrestling Fix: Lana and Rusev engaged, WWE-ESPN relationship expanding, WWE wants Alberto Del Rio back, Mistico jumps ship

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! WWE Love is alive and kayfabe is dead. Rusev and Lana are engaged, according to TMZ. What does this mean for Summer Rae? A on-screen reconciliation for Rusev and Lana would ...

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Wrestling Fix: ESPN officially coming to SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar-Undertaker countdown video 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 ESPN is covering SummerSlam. That’s a pretty big deal, even if it’s only ex-announcer Jonathan Coachman on the ground in Brooklyn as a reporter. ...

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Wrestling Fix: Stephen Amell injured training for SummerSlam match, ESPN at SummerSlam, ROH to Japan 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 Stephen Amell was injured training for his SummerSlam tag-team match with Neville against King Barrett and Stardust. Amell reportedly doing a snatch during a ...

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Wrestling Fix: Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, Lana battles trolls, Dean Ambrose threatens to break Bray Wyatt’s leg 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: The SummerSlam main event is set: Brock Lesnar vs. the Undertaker. And it’s personal. The two of them couldn’t keep their ...

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Adam Rose on E:60 Doc, Family Life and Fighting to Make it In WWE

WWE superstar Adam Rose talks about the E:60 documentary “WWE Behind the Curtain” on ESPN, if he knew what to expect out the film, if it was tough it was for him and his family to watch and how personal the film was, why he thought the Leo Kruger character didn’t work, if he knew how close he was to ...

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Extra Videos Featuring Tyler Breeze, Colin Cassady from E:60 Pictures

On Tuesday night, the E:60 feature WWE: Behind the Curtain aired on ESPN. It was a fascinating expose on NXT, showing what it takes to make it WWE developmental and the many details and choices that go into the characters and the personalities of the stars as well as how decisions get made from management. The show focused on three guys: ...

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ESPN Personality Michelle Beadle Explains Why She Turned in Her WWE “Fan Card”

Michelle Beadle has never been one to not express her feelings, even if it rocks the boat with her co-workers.  The ESPN personality made waves again this past weekend when she announced on Twitter that she was turning in her WWE “fan card” following Triple H’s public support praising of Floyd Mayweather — who has been convicted of domestic abuse and accused ...

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Michelle Beadle Publicly Criticizes Triple H for Supporting Floyd Mayweather

In case you missed it… there was a major prize fight last night. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather finally duked it out to see who really is the best boxer of this generation. But what was so interesting about the build wasn’t the fight itself – it was all the drama surrounding it. And in the middle of all that drama was ...

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Prominent Journalist Criticizes ESPN Coverage of WWE

It’s no secret that WWE has been in good graces with ESPN for quite a while now. From prominent cross-promotion with sports broadcaster Michelle Beadle, to live SportsCenter coverage of WrestleMania 31 immediately following the show, WWE has benefited from an increased presence on America’s sports juggernaut. But some journalists aren’t very happy about it.

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Accentuate the Positives – Week of April 4th, 2015

It’s easy to get bogged down in the negativity that exists online when it comes to the world of professional wrestling. Let’s put a pause on the bad stuff, all the complaints, criticisms, rants, and rundowns. Instead, let’s come up for a breath of fresh air, sift through the week that was, and accentuate the positives.

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WWE RAW Rating Doesn’t Move the Needle

It’s pretty hard to make heads-or-tails of WWE RAW these days. The creative direction has been tepid, no doubt, but in the face of fiercer Monday competition, the RAW rating continues to surprise.

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WWE RAW Rating Slides, NFL Goes Up

And now WWE RAW starts to feel the pressure from NFL competition… On Monday night, the company’s flagship show took a tumble against better football match ups. The show wasn’t hyped as much as last week’s disappointing mess (and there wasn’t a Jerry Springer in sight), but it was the last WWE RAW before Sunday’s Night of Champions pay-per-view. As such, ...

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WWE RAW Rating Somewhat Surprising

Reactions to last night’s WWE RAW have been somewhat mixed. Overall, though, most people thought it was a stinker. There was a bunch of hype behind the show, with Jerry Lawler as the advertised guest to mediate issues between the Bella Twins. It was also billed as the “season premiere.” The show was headlined by a Chris Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt rematch ...

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Jon Jones Suffers Leg Injury, Out Of UFC 178 Against Daniel Cormier

The UFC announced a short time ago that light heavyweight champion Jon Jones suffered a torn meniscus and a sprained ankle in training and is out of his UFC 178 main event title defense against Daniel Cormier. Stepping in as the new main event is the UFC 177 co-main event featuring flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defending against Chris Cariaso. In ...

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Anderson Silva Returns To Face Nick Diaz On January 31

“The Spider” is back. UFC president Dana White announced moments ago on ESPN’s “Sportscenter” that former UFC middleweight champion and pound for pound king Anderson Silva will return to face Nick Diaz on January 31 in Las Vegas. It will be the main event of the show, which is expected to be billed as UFC 183. The fight will be ...

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