Between The Ropes Podcast – August 5, 2013

Brian and Steve preview tonight’s edition of Monday Night Raw, talk about the WWE financial numbers from last week’s second quarter report, PPV buyrate numbers, thoughts on what WrestleMania was down, if they could ever increase the price in the show, WWE TV future, BJ Whitmer’s injury at the ROH show over the weekend, Tito Ortiz to TNA Wrestling and more.

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Jay Briscoe Stripped of Ring of Honor Title, Tournament Announced

Ring of Honor announced today that it has official stripped Jay Briscoe of the ROH Championship and will be holding a tournament to crown a new champion.  The company made the announcement in a video message from ROH matchmaker Nigel McGuinness.

The championship is currently vacant with a 16-man, single elimination tournament to take place over the new few months to crown a new champion.  The tournament will begin on July 27 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Only Michael Elgin has been announced as a participant in the tournament so far.