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Between The Ropes: WWE Raw Recap 5/18/2015, Elimination Chamber Matches, NXT Unstoppable Preview

Brian and Michael recap the May 18 edition of WWE Raw including the matches set up for Elimination Chamber in two weeks, Dean Ambrose becoming the #1 contender for the WWE Championship, Kevin Owens maknig a surprise appearance with John Cena and more. Plus, they talk about NXT Unstoppable, utilizing NXT talent on Raw, TNA moving to Wednesday nights, Spike ...

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Vince Russo Can’t Stop Complaining About Spike TV

Words were exchanged recently between ex-TNA, WWF, and WCW writer Vince Russo, and Impact Wrestling network Spike TV.

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Vince Russo Shoots on Spike TV, and Spike Fires Back

Vince Russo has had his shares of ups-and-downs recently. He claimed he wasn’t working with Impact Wrestling… which, turns out, he was lying about… and which might possibly have cost TNA their TV contract with Spike TV.

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TNA Releases Statement on Negotiations with Spike TV

While Impact Wrestling continues to (arguably) improve creatively, the current state of TNA is grim. Spike TV has yet to renew their contract beyond 2014. Furthermore, the company has recently lost top talent, and had other major wrestling names flat-out refuse new deals. But amid the controversy, Impact Wrestling is moving to a new night. TNA issued the following statement: ...

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Impact Wrestling Changing Nights But For How Long?

TNA made the announcement today that Impact Wrestling is changing nights, moving to Wednesdays beginning next week. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 14, 2014) – TNA today announced its flagship program, IMPACT WRESTLING, will make a permanent move to Wednesday nights at 9/8c on SPIKE TV beginning next Wednesday, Aug. 20.   “Moving IMPACT WRESTLING to Wednesday nights gives existing fans and new viewers an opportunity to enjoy ...

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Impact Wrestling Touts Ratings but Questions Remain on TV Deal

For the past few weeks, there has actually been some positive buzz surrounding Impact Wrestling.  The shows have been universally praised from the TV tapings in New York City with some great matches and more focused direction.  That may be the fallout of a certain writer no longer involved in the process after accidentally outing himself as a secret member ...

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Frank Shamrock Previews Gym Rescue, “Fragile” Relationship With Brother Ken Shamrock

“Gym Rescue” premieres this Sunday on Spike TV starting at 10 p.m. ET/PT featuring MMA legends Randy Couture and Frank Shamrock. Couture and Shamrock have spent 30 years building fitness empires. Now, they’re wielding their combined experience to battle hardheaded owners while saving failing gyms all across America. Shamrock joins us on the podcast to preview “Gym Rescue”, what made ...

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Jeff Hardy on Destination X, Teaming with Matt and Spike TV Rumors

It’s a big reunion in a TNA Wrestling ring this Thursday night when Jeff Hardy teams with his brother Matt as part of Destination X when they square off against The Wolves for the TNA tag team championships. I spoke with Jeff about the show, teaming with his brother again and if he thought it would ever happen, the atmosphere in ...

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Spike TV Parting Ways with TNA Impact, Next for Wrestling Company

Brian and Steve talk about the breaking news that Spike TV will not renew TNA Impact when its contract ends in a few months on their latest Google Hangout.  The guys talk about this development, where it leaves TNA Wrestling right now, the latest from both Dixie Carter and Spike and what this could mean for the future of the ...

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Report: Spike TV Will Not Renew TNA Impact

The future of TNA Wrestling is up in the air following a report on TMZ.com that Spike TV will not renew TNA “Impact” when its contract expires in October. Spike executives told TNA President Dixie Carter late last week of their decision that Spike will not pick up the show.  Carter had reportedly told her staff last Friday it was her ...

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Bellator MMA To Replay Inaugral PPV On Spike TV

Bellator MMA announced today they will be airing the replay of their inaugural pay-per-view on Spike TV on Friday, July 18 at 9 p.m. ET. Bellator 120 took place on May 18 at Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi. The main event featured Quinton “Rampage” Jackson defeating Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal by controversial decision. In the co-feature, Will Brooks upset Michael ...

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Bellator MMA Conference Call Announcing Scott Coker As Company President

On Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that former Strikeforce founder and CEO Scott Coker is the new president of Bellator MMA replacing founder Bjorn Rebney. Late Wednesday afternoon, Coker along Spike TV president Kevin Kay held a conference call to announce Coker coming in. The call featured why Coker came to Bellator, will the tournament format stay around, possibly signing ...

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Bjorn Rebney Out As Bellator CEO

Spike TV announced that Bjorn Rebney is out at Bellator as their CEO effective immediately along with Tim Danaher, who was the COO and President of the company. No reason was given as to why Rebney was ousted from the company. Rebney released a statement implying that a difference in “right strategic direction for Bellator” was a reason for the ...

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Video: Preview of Tonight’s “Bellator MMA Unrivaled: The Russian Invasion”

Bellator MMA One thing people about watching Bellator MMA is a great crop Russian fighters. Tonight on Spike TV, you will learn a little bit more about the fighters as the promotion debuts, “Bellator MMA Unrivaled: The Russian Invasion”. The half-hour premieres at 11.p.m. ET/PT. The show will feature Russian fighters like: (including Alexander Volkov, Alexander Shlemenko, Andrey Koreshkov and ...

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Revisiting TNA’s Impact Wrestling: Week 2

This is part two of an ongoing series, looking at TNA’s product from a non-fan perspective as it builds towards Destination X. You can check out week one here. Last week, Impact Wrestling was a disaster of a show. Between Hulkamania running a little too wild, a weak X Division title change, and overbooking in every segment, I had minimal ...

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GLORY Agrees To A Multi-Year Deal With Spike TV

Looks like Viacom is pretty set on making a mark in the combat sports world. It was announced today in a press release that Spike TV has agreed to a multi-year deal with GLORY kickboxing. The first event between the parties will be taking place in October, with the events taking place on Saturday nights in Primetime. GLORY made its ...

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Video: Bellator MMA’s “Fight Master” Preview

Fight Master: Bellator MMA Bellator begins a new era tonight. Bellator debuts its new show, “Fight Master” premieres tonight starting at 10 p.m. ET/PT, which follows Bellator 96 on Spike TV. The reality show will feature 32 fighters with the winner of the show getting a shot in a Bellator tournament. The coaches on the show are former UFC champions ...

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Report: Bellator To Air on Fridays This Fall

Bellator MMA will have a new weekly home this fall on Spike TV as it will be moving to Friday nights. Loretta Hunt of SI.com broke the news after speaking with Spike TV President Kevin Kay. Season 9 of Bellator will actually debut on Saturday, September 7 on Spike TV will will be the finale for the “Fight Master” reality ...

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Bellator Signs UK TV Deal

Bellator is making more waves as today the MMA promotion announce a television deal with VIVA in the United Kingdom.  The first show will take place on June 19. Below is the press release from Bellator: Newport Beach, CA. (June 6, 2013) – Bellator MMA will now be available on television for the first time to the many passionate mixed martial arts ...

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Between The Ropes MMA Podcast – June 4, 2013

Brian and Steve discuss ‘Rampage’ Jackson signing with Bellator and TNA Wrestling, what kind of an impact he could have for both companies, whether or not he will be wrestling and what his role could be for TNA, what he has left as a fighter, Bellator switching to Wednesday nights on Spike TV, MMA contracts and more. Subscribe to Between ...

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