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Dave Lagana on Rebuilding the NWA, Gary Cappetta Talks BodySlams Show

Brian Fritz talks with Dave Lagana on working with new NWA owner Billy Corgan to rebuild the brand, balancing the history of the brand while also presenting something new, utilizing social media, when and where they will roll out shows, and what they are looking for out of their talent. Then, legendary ring announcer Gary Michael Cappetta talks about his ...

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Tony Schiavone Talks New Podcast, NWA and WCW Memories

Brian Fritz talks with former NWA and WCW announcer Tony Schiavone about his “What Happened When” podcast on MLW Radio, his “return” to wrestling, memories of Saturday nights on the Superstation, the troubling final few years of WCW and what he’s looking forward to discussing on the podcast. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous ...

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‘Nature Boy’ Buddy Landel has died at age 53

“Nature Boy” Buddy Landel (real name, William Ansor) died Monday at the age of 53. Landel, who had the opportunity to be one of the biggest stars in pro wrestling in the mid-1980s, was involved in a serious auto accident over the weekend, according to the Wrestling Observer. (The Observer has  breaking news audio; subscription required and recommended.) Details are ...

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Famous Overseas Wrestling Legend Steve Rickard Dies

You’ve probably never heard of him, but the man has been dubbed the “Vince McMahon of New Zealand Wrestling.” He’s battled all-time greats like Ric Flair, Andre the Giant, Killer Kowalski, and more. He’s a multi-time Heavyweight champion. The Pro Wrestling Torch named him “one of New Zealand’s greatest wrestlers,” and is credited with turning professional wrestling into home entertainment.

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