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WWE Raw and SmackDown After Mania, Brock Lesnar Contract Controversy

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman talk about the post-WrestleMania editions of Raw and SmackDown including NXT call-ups including Ember Moon, Authors of Pain, No Way Jose, and Iconic, the returns of Jeff Hardy and Bobby Lashley, and the start of Ronda Rousey versus Stephanie McMahon. Plus, they discuss Brock Lesnar’s contract and the Universal Championship situation, Roman Reigns’ insider promo and ...

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Elimination Chamber Reax, Reigns “Shoots” On Lesnar, Ronda Rousey Signs

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the WWE Elimination Chamber including Roman Reigns winning the main event, going with the hot hand rather than long-term plans, Ronda Rousey signing and her two big angles, how WrestleMania is coming together, Brock Lesnar missing RAW and Reigns “shooting” on him, if Lesnar has a future with WWE following WrestleMania, what the big ...

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WWE WrestleMania Rumors, Ronda Rousey Contract Signing, Dolph Ziggler Returns

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the upcoming Ronda Rousey signing to the RAW brand, how WWE is missing an opportunity, a potential feud with Stephanie McMahon and what her match may be at WrestleMania, where Seth Rollins and others possible fit at WrestleMania, Braun Strowman as the likable monster, the return of Dolph Ziggler and why he has been ...

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Booking John Cena, NEW IMPROVED 205 Live, Bullet Club Redefining in ’18

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the current WWE booking for John Cena leading into WrestleMania and this point in his career, RAW and SmackDown television and the difficult position of closing in on Mania but having to fill three months, the new and improved ‘205 Live’, the ‘is it real’ feud between Booker T and Corey Graves, the latest ‘what ...

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Royal Rumble & NXT TakeOver Reviews, Ronda Rousey Debuts

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss Ronda Rousey making her WWE debut and what her first match might be come WrestleMania 34, one of the best Royal Rumble matches in years, NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia including the incredibly emotional Andrade Almas – Johnny Gargano match, how WrestleMania 34 is shaping up, RAW and SmackDown, the new 205 Live GM Drake Maverick, NJPW news ...

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Paige Career Ending Injury, Raw25 Speculation, Daniel Bryan Rumble Odds

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss Paige’s injury that will reportedly end her WWE in-ring career, Braun Strowman being fired and re-hired in the same night on Raw, Seth Rollins brings gets his finisher back, all of the legends scheduled to appear on Raw 25 and speculation on what will happen at the big show, Daniel Bryan rumors after his Royal ...

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WWE Clash of Champions, Woken Matt Hardy Broken, Jericho/Omega Attacks

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss NXT one-night special on USA Network and if that could be permament in the future, Raw and SmackDown including the latest Matt Hardy segment and if WWE is already going overboard, Clash of Champions preview and picks, Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega attacking one another at separate events leading to their match at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12, ...

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WWE Starrcade Review, ‘Woken’ Matt Hardy, Potential Indie Supershow

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the WWE Starrcade event in Greensboro which Michael attended, the Bullet Club’s attempt at filling a 10,000-seat indie supershow and who they’re hoping will be a part of it, Impact Wrestling ‘s big chance and what it means for talent, “Broken” Matt Hardy coming to WWE, Raw and SmackDown from this past week, a potential return ...

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WWE SummerSlam + NXT TakeOver, Beach Balls and Daniel Bryan Returning?

Brian and Michael recap WWE ”SummerSlam’ and ‘NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III’, Adam Cole’s exciting debut, Booby Roode call-up to ‘SmackDown’, beach balls at WWE events and if they are fun or rude, Daniel Bryan’s likely return to the ring and what company it should be with, the Brock Lesnar – Jon Jones super-fight that could have been, injuries, and your ...

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WWE Superstar Shake-up Reaction, Mauro Ranallo Gone from SmackDown Live?

Brian Fritz and Michael A. Wiseman chat about a newsworthy week in pro wrestling. They’ll give their reactions to the WWE Superstar Shake-up and what potential feuds this opens up for RAW and SmackDown Live, the huge announcing hole left behind by Mauro Ranallo leaving WWE and potential reasons for his departure, Kane running for office, and a whole lot ...

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Week in WWE, Royal Rumble + WrestleMania Talk

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the week in WWE including Raw and SmackDown, John Cena’s return and appearance on Talking Smack, possible directions for both the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 33 and discussion on independent wrestling. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible ...

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