Between The Ropes » the rock http://www.betweentheropes.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:28:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?feed=podcast Brian Fritz and Steve Muehlhausen no Brian Fritz and Steve Muehlhausen fritz@betweentheropes.com fritz@betweentheropes.com (Brian Fritz and Steve Muehlhausen) wwe, pro wrestling, sports entertainment, mma, ufc, dana white, vince mcmahon, john cena, the rock, brock lesnar, chael sonnen, anderson silva Between The Ropes » the rock http://www.betweentheropes.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/new_BTR_logo_2_1400_x_1400.jpg http://www.betweentheropes.com TV-14 WWE Stars React To The Passing Of The Ultimate Warrior http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/09/wwe-stars-react-passing-ultimate-warrior/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/09/wwe-stars-react-passing-ultimate-warrior/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:55:48 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8124 About an hour ago we announced the sudden passing of 2014 WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior at the age of 54. Condolences have been running rampant on Twitter from current and past WWE stars. RIP WARRIOR. only love. HH — Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) April 9, 2014 Loss always has a way of reminding […]

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About an hour ago we announced the sudden passing of 2014 WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior at the age of 54. Condolences have been running rampant on Twitter from current and past WWE stars.

RIP WARRIOR. only love. HH

— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) April 9, 2014

Loss always has a way of reminding us to live and love as greatly as we can. My prayers and strength to his family. RIP Ultimate Warrior.

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 9, 2014

Heartbroken. My sincerest condolences go out to The Warrior's family. Seeing how much he loved his daughters and his wife this weekend…

— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) April 9, 2014

… makes it all the more heartbreaking. The Ultimate Warrior was my favorite as a kid, and getting to speak to him this weekend was one…

— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) April 9, 2014

… of my favorite moments. He was so nice to me. #RIPWarrior

— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) April 9, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Warrior family. It breaks my heart after seeing how proud his girls are of their father. Stay strong

— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) April 9, 2014

After all these years I finally got 2 tell him that me shaking the ropes was an homage 2 him. Blessed to have had that moment. #onelife

— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) April 9, 2014

I just don't know what to say….Warrior was a huge part of why I fell in love with pro wrestling…Life is too damn short.

— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) April 9, 2014

RIP Ultimate Warrior, may God give his family the strength to overcome this tragedy!! Rey619

— Rey Mysterio(@reymysterio) April 9, 2014

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Backstage With Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin And The Rock At WWE Wrestlemania 30 http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/07/backstage-hulk-hogan-steve-austin-rock-wwe-wrestlemania-30/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/07/backstage-hulk-hogan-steve-austin-rock-wwe-wrestlemania-30/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:45:05 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8060 Last night’s WWE Wrestlemania 30 was one of the biggest events of all time. The opening segment of the show was something to remember as we saw three of the biggest names in the history of wrestling in the same ring as we saw Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin and The Rock. All three guys gave […]

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Last night’s WWE Wrestlemania 30 was one of the biggest events of all time. The opening segment of the show was something to remember as we saw three of the biggest names in the history of wrestling in the same ring as we saw Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin and The Rock.

All three guys gave each other adulation for what they have done in their respective careers, put over the current talent and said their respective catchphrases.

The WWE has released a video with all three guys before they came out to the ring.

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WWE Wrestlemania 30 Predictions, CM Punk Sightings, The Rock in New Orleans http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/06/wrestlemania-30-predictions-cm-punk-sightings-rock-new-orleans/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/06/wrestlemania-30-predictions-cm-punk-sightings-rock-new-orleans/#comments Sun, 06 Apr 2014 18:52:49 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8024 Join us right before the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’ as we give our last-minute predictions and thoughts on tonight’s big event. What’s been happening in New Orleans with Daniel Bryan, Paul Heyman, CM Punk sightings, and more. Plus, we’ll be taking your questions LIVE! Follow Between The Ropes on Facebook and Twitter. http://traffic.libsyn.com/betweentheropesshow/betweentheropeswrestling188.mp3

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Join us right before the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’ as we give our last-minute predictions and thoughts on tonight’s big event. What’s been happening in New Orleans with Daniel Bryan, Paul Heyman, CM Punk sightings, and more. Plus, we’ll be taking your questions LIVE!

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The Rock Is In New Orleans, Will He Appear At WWE Wrestlemania 30? http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/06/rock-new-orleans-will-appear-wwe-wrestlemania-30/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/06/rock-new-orleans-will-appear-wwe-wrestlemania-30/#respond Sun, 06 Apr 2014 14:35:19 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8008 We haven’t seen The Rock since last year’s WWE Wrestlemania 29 when he lost the WWE Championship to John Cena. Rock had a variety of surgeries following the match and has a done a variety of movies since then. Rock tweeted a photo last night confirming that he is in New Orleans, which is the […]

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We haven’t seen The Rock since last year’s WWE Wrestlemania 29 when he lost the WWE Championship to John Cena. Rock had a variety of surgeries following the match and has a done a variety of movies since then.

Rock tweeted a photo last night confirming that he is in New Orleans, which is the site of tonight’s WWE Wrestlemania 30.

A short time after that more confirmation of The Rock was in New Orleans as another photo surfaced of “The People’s Champion”.

Will “The Great One” appear at WWE Wrestlemania 30? If he does, what will he do on the show? I don’t think he’s there to just chat and drink some coffee. We will find out like the rest of you, later tonight.

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Top Five Matches In The Career Of Brock Lesnar http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/04/top-five-matches-career-brock-lesnar/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/04/top-five-matches-career-brock-lesnar/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:50:03 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=7920 Brock Lesnar heads into fourth Wrestlemania this Sunday as he tries to break The Undetaker’s 21-0 streak at Wrestlemania. Lesnar debuted in the company in 2002 with Paul Heyman and became at that time the youngest WWE Champion defeating The Rock at the 2002 Summerslam. “The Beast Incarnate” left the company in 2004 and didn’t […]

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Brock Lesnar heads into fourth Wrestlemania this Sunday as he tries to break The Undetaker’s 21-0 streak at Wrestlemania. Lesnar debuted in the company in 2002 with Paul Heyman and became at that time the youngest WWE Champion defeating The Rock at the 2002 Summerslam. “The Beast Incarnate” left the company in 2004 and didn’t return until the day after Wrestlemania 28 in 2012. In between that, Lesnar almost made the NFL and then became the UFC Heavyweight Champion in 2008.

Lesnar has had a tremendous impact in the WWE in his two separate tenures. Let’s now take a look back at some of the best matches in the career of Brock Lesnar.

5) Brock Lesnar vs Rob Van Dam in the finals of the 2002 King of the Ring: Lesnar had made his WWE debut three months previous on the day after Wrestlemania 18. Lesnar was steamrolling through everyone into the 2002 edition of King of the Ring. Beating Test in the semifinals, Lesnar advance to the finals against Intercontinental Champion Rob Van Dam. This was Lesnar’s toughest test to date. Lesnar defeated Van Dam in a good ten minute match as this was the first sign of big things to come.

4) Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker at No Mercy 2002 for the WWE Championship: These two square this Sunday at Wrestlemania 30, but have battled each other before. They first started feuding in September of 2002 at the Unforgiven pay-per-view with the match ending in a double disqualification. The two battled again the next month at the No Mercy event inside Hell in a Cell, which was and still is The Undertaker’s speciality match. In my mind this was the best match in 2002 with Lesnar winning in a 30 plus minute bloodbath.

3) Brock Lesnar vs CM Punk at Summerslam 2013: When Lesnar came back in 2012, a lot of people wondered if Lesnar could still go in the ring considering he hadn’t been in the ring in over eight years. Lesnar had very good matches since his return up to this match against Punk at Summerslam 2013. The build was fairly simple as Punk left Paul Heyman, with the devious manager bringing in his hired gun to take Punk out. These guys put on a near 30 minute classic with Punk winning the match as I thought this was the 2013 match of the year and the best match since Lesnar returned to the WWE.

2) Brock Lesnar vs Kurt Angle 60 Minute Iron Man Match for the WWE Championship: These had classic matches all throughout 2003 starting at Wrestlemania 19 with Lesnar winning the title. Angle regained the title in July of that year pinning and then beating him again the following month at Summerslam. The blowoff to the feud took place on the September 16th edition of Smackdown in a 60 minute Iron Man Match. This was an unbelievable match that ended up with Lesnar winning five falls to four and regaining the WWE Championship. This was deemed the best match of 2003 by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.


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1) Brock Lesnar vs The Rock at Summerslam 2002 for the Undisputed WWE Championship: Lesnar had been on a roll since he debuted in early 2002 like we had stated earlier. With the victory over Van Dam at the King of the Ring, Lesnar earned a crack at the WWE Undisputed Championship. The Rock had come back from filing the “Scorpion King” in June of ’02 and won the title the following month at the Vengeance event pinning Kurt Angle in a triple threat match that also featured The Undertaker. These guys went 17 minutes with a very rabid Long Island, New York that cheered when Lesnar hit the F5 to pin Rock and become the Undisputed Champion.


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Top Five Matches In The Career Of John Cena http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/03/24/top-five-matches-career-john-cena/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/03/24/top-five-matches-career-john-cena/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:01:27 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=7698 Wrestlemania 30 takes place in 13 days from the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The top matches on the show include Daniel Bryan vs HHH, Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker, Randy Orton vs Batista vs either Bryan or HHH and John Cena vs Bray Wyatt. Throughout the next two weeks as we approach […]

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Wrestlemania 30 takes place in 13 days from the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The top matches on the show include Daniel Bryan vs HHH, Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker, Randy Orton vs Batista vs either Bryan or HHH and John Cena vs Bray Wyatt.

Throughout the next two weeks as we approach the biggest wrestling show of the year, we will be taking a look back at some of the best moments in the career of some of the superstars in the top matches.

John Cena has been the biggest star in the WWE for the last ten years. Cena is a 14 time WWE/World Heavyweight Champion and will be facing Wyatt at the “Showcase of the Immortals”. Cena has been in some of the biggest matches in the last decade and now we will take a look at the top matches in the career of Cena.

5) John Cena vs The Big Show for the United States Title at Wrestlemania 20: This was Cena’s first ever Wrestlemania as he had debuted in the middle of 2002, but did not appear at Wrestlemania 19. Going into Wrestlemania 20, Cena was on the rise as he had turned babyface at the end of 2003 and was riding a wave of momentum against Show. This match kicked off the card with Cena winning his first ever title in the WWE.


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4) John Cena vs JBL for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania 21: After winning the United States title at Wrestlemania 20, Cena held the title on and off throughout 2004. After winning a number one contender’s match over Kurt Angle the previous month, Cena moved onto Wrestlemania 21 to face JBL for the WWE championship. At that time, JBL was the longest reigning WWE champion in the last decade, holding the title for over nine months. Cena ended up walking out of Wrestlemania 21 defeating JBL to win his first WWE championship.

3) John Cena vs CM Punk for the WWE Championship at Money in the Bank 2011: This is a match that Cena did lose, but this match had a lot of significance to both guys and their respective careers. Heading into the match, Punk’s contract was expiring and no one knew whether he was resigning with the company. Cena has always been known as a guy who works hard, but hadn’t had many standout matches. Added into the match was the fact it was held in Punk’s hometown of Chicago. The crowd was electric as they were chanting Punk’s name the entire night and Cena came out with his head down, focused and booed out of the building. Combine all of those factors, Cena and Punk put on the best match in 2011 by Pro Wrestling Illustrated and one of the best matches in the career of Cena even in defeat.

2) John Cena vs The Rock for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania 29: This match in terms of work rate wasn’t a five star classic, but was significant. Cena and Rock battled at Wrestlemania 28 with Rock coming out on top after not competing for eight years. Rock’s next match was against CM Punk for the WWE Championship at Royal Rumble 2013 and won his first WWE title in ten and a half years. The match was the main event of this show, which was held in the number one market for the WWE, New York/New Jersey. Cena won the match to win his 13th Heavyweight Championship and was a passing of the torch as after the match, Rock walked up the rampway with Cena saluting him and raising his arm.


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1) John Cena vs Shawn Michaels on Monday Night Raw- April 23, 2007: Cena and Michaels faced each other at a few weeks earlier in the main event at Wrestlemania 23 with Cena retaining the WWE Championship. A few weeks later the two squared off again in the main event of the April 23, 2007 edition of Monday Night Raw in a non-title match in London, England with Michaels winning in a 40 plus minute classic. This was quite arguably not only the greatest match in the history of Raw, but it was the greatest match in the career of Cena. This was also deemed the match of the year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated for 2007.


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Give us your thoughts and if you would replace any of these matches in the career of John Cena.

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Mick Foley Says That Monday’s Raw Was “Just Right” http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/03/20/mick-foley-says-mondays-raw-just-right/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/03/20/mick-foley-says-mondays-raw-just-right/#respond Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:21:12 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=7671 Mick Foley has been critical of the WWE product when it has come to Daniel Bryan. The WWE Hall of Famer went on a rant after the Royal Rumble when Bryan wasn’t in the 30 man Rumble match. Foley has taken to his Facebook to praise the show closing angle on this past Monday’s Raw […]

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Mick Foley has been critical of the WWE product when it has come to Daniel Bryan. The WWE Hall of Famer went on a rant after the Royal Rumble when Bryan wasn’t in the 30 man Rumble match. Foley has taken to his Facebook to praise the show closing angle on this past Monday’s Raw featuring Bryan, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

FOR ME, RAW WAS JUST RIGHT

Following the brutal beatdown of Daniel Bryan by Triple H on Monday’s #RAW, I received many questions on social media, asking if I thought WWE had gone too far, with many pointing out the beating’s resmeblance to the one I took at the hands of The Rock in the 1999 Royal Rumble. No, I don’t think they went too far. I think they went just far enough.

A few weeks ago, when Daniel Bryan challenged Triple H, and tried to engage the crowd in a “Yes” chant, it seemed half-hearted at best, to the point where I said out loud, in the Foley living room, “he’s trying to sell a match that no one wants to see.” Well, following Monday night, that match has gone from being simply the obstacle Daniel Bryan had to hurdle to get to the main event into a match I now I feel like I need to see.

Yes, it was brutal, yes it was tough to watch at certain points – but it served notice to all of those who had forgotten, that Triple H was one of the best bad guys of his generation – and Stephanie, with her recent work on the microphone, has become an abslolutely compelling authority figure – as effective as I’ve ever seen her; seemingly channelling her inner Vince. I’ve known Stephanie a long time, and somewhere in the McMahon/Helmsley home, she still has the pot-holder my daughter made for her many, many years, ago. No matter what happens in business, she is someone I will always consider a friend. But man, do I want to see her get what she has coming to her? Maybe a WWE Diva who might happen to have a close connection to Daniel Bryan to smack the taste out of her mouth. Any candidates?

Imagine me as Goldilocks, surveying the lay of the WWE land, looking at angles from the past – far past, and recent past, trying to figure out which one is the perfect fit when it comes to selling a match – really, truly turning a match into something that the WWE Universe feels they need to see. That Rumble I did with Dwayne The Rock Johnson with the 11 unprotected chairshots? Too much. Most of what we see in the PG era? No matter how good the wrestling (and much of it is really, really good) – it’s just a little too soft. But what I saw on Monday night? As brutal as it may have been, as tough as it may have been to watch, I thought it was just right.

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First 10 Things You Should Watch on WWE Network http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/02/22/first-10-things-you-should-watch-on-wwe-network/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/02/22/first-10-things-you-should-watch-on-wwe-network/#comments Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:59:51 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=7206 The big day is almost here, Christmas in February for wrestling fans with the WWE Network set to launch on Monday morning at 9:00a ET.  Over 1,500 hours of video-on-reman will be available immediately including all WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-views. If that isn’t enough, WWE will also include all new pay-per-views as well as […]

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wwe-networkThe big day is almost here, Christmas in February for wrestling fans with the WWE Network set to launch on Monday morning at 9:00a ET.  Over 1,500 hours of video-on-reman will be available immediately including all WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-views.

If that isn’t enough, WWE will also include all new pay-per-views as well as encores of new episodes of Raw and Smackdown on the new WWE Network as well as other original programming.   Anyone that signs up gets all of that for free for a week and then for $9.99 a month with a six-month commitment.  Yeah, that’s a good deal.

With all of that video-on-demand programming available from there get-go, here are ten things you should watch after signing up for the WWE Network.

WWF Royal Rumble 1992 – Royal Rumble Match

A flamboyant Ric Flair had been talking for weeks about how we has going to become the WWF World Champion after joining the World Wrestling Federation just a few months earlier bragging about how he was the real world champion.  He had a tough road to go, entering the Royal Rumble at number three.  His manager Bobby Heenan was on commentary and nearly passed out every time that Flair was nearly eliminated.  But the Nature Boy survived nearly 60 minutes and in the end was able to push Sid Justice out of the ring with a helping hand from Hulk Hogan who was upset that Justice had taken him out a few seconds earlier.  After the match, Flair, Heenan and Curt Hennig — all wearing the biggest grins ever — bragged about the win with Flair exclaiming, “With a tear in my eye, this is the greatest moment in the history of my life!”  Wooo!

WrestleMania 25 – Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker

Both men had amazing entrances with Michaels decked in all white and he descended from the clouds while The Undertaker ascended from the floor surrounded by flames.  Even more amazing was the match these two would have, a nearly flawless performance by both legends in putting together an all-time classic and arguable the greatest match in WrestleMania history.  The Undertaker was nearly knocked out and could have possibly been permanently injured while performing a suicide dive over the ropes to the floor where Michaels pulled the cameraman in front of him.  The problem was that person was out of position and did not catch the Dead Man who torpedoed down on his head and neck.  Somehow, he was able to continue and after both men kicked our of each other’s finishers and the crowd in a frenzy, Michaels went for a moonsault for Undertaker caught him and went right into a Tombstone Piledriver for the win.

1999 ECW Living Dangerously – Jerry Lynn vs. Rob Van Dam

This was the first encounter between them in what would become the biggest feud in both men’s careers.  Both of them went 110% pulling out moves and countermoves and just crazy amounts of action, coming up with so many brutal yet innovative moves as they battled for the ECW Television Title.  After going to the 20-minute time limit with no winner, referee John Finnegan was ready to award the match to Lynn but he wanted none of that and insisted that they go another five minutes to get a clean winner.   That would backfire as Van Dam would connect on the Five Star Frog Splash a couple minutes later for the win.

WWE Summerslam 2002 – Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H

This was Michaels return to the ring after more than four years and it looked like he hadn’t missed a day.   Just so they could play it safe and have every trick at their disposal, this match was a non-sanctioned street fight.  Michaels wasn’t holding anything back and he even broke out a splash off the top rope sending Triple H through a table on the floor.  In the end, Michaels was able to reverse a Pedigree and roll up Hunter for the win in his big return.

WCW Superbrawl II – Brian Pillman vs. Justin Thunder Liger

An innovative match for its time in 1992 as they put on a display of aerial moves and countermoves against one another for nearly 20 minutes for the WCW Light Heavyweight Championship.  One of the best things WCW ever did was focus on the light heavyweight / cruiserweight division, helping bring in a style that most people in the U.S. had never seen before along with a new crop of stars.  Both of them shined but Pillman never looked better here pulling out the victory.

WWE Summerslam 2011 – CM Punk vs. John Cena

After having some real life contract issues with the company and dropping his infamous ‘pipe bomb” promo on Raw, Punk won the WWE Championship at the Money in the Bank PPV and looked to have left the company with its most prestigious title.  John Cena would later win a new version of the championship but Punk would return to face Cena as they would crown an undisputed champion.  An electric crowd was treated to a classic between the two who have always had tremendous chemistry together.  That would be the case again on this night with them going back and forth before Punk got the win after connecting on his second GTS of the match.

WCW Halloween Havoc 1997 – Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.

A fantastic performance that helped further put cruiserweight wrestling on the map in the country.   The crowd was on fire as they showed off everything from some fantastic chain wrestling to high flying action showcasing their unbelievable skills.  Both Guerrero and Mysterio were in the prime of their careers and moving at such an unbelievable pace and working flawlessly in unison.  Mysterio was able to hit a huracanrada for the three count and winning the cruiserweight championship and holding on to his mask in the process.

ECW Heatwave 1998 – Masato Tanaka vs. Mike Awesome

This one is not for anyone squeamish as is turned into one of the more violent matches you have ever seen, going above and beyond with the number of physical power moves and unprotected chair shots that should be a case study for CTE.  Still, Tanaka and Awesome put on quite a display of perseverance and one-upmanship that saw Tanaka finally slay the giant.

WWF Summerslam 1992 – Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog

The WWF took this show across the pond to Wembley Stadium in London with their own British Bulldog challenging Bret Hart for the Intercontinental Championship in the main event.  A masterpiece between the two as they showcased great technical wrestling and an incredible story with Hart using his quickness and the bigger Bulldog focusing on power moves.  Hart tried to close out the match with a sunset flip but Bulldog reversed the move and pinned Hart to win the championship in front of a joyous crowd.

WWF WrestleMania 15 – The Rock vs. Steve Austin

The two biggest stars of the era clashing on the biggest stage with Austin at the popularity of his powers while The Rock was still growing into his.  Remember, The Rock was a heel before becoming the People’s Champion as he representing Mr. McMahon and the Corporation.  It’s great to look back at these two wrestling giants in the primes in this mega-clash.  It also turned out to be a great match as they exchanged finishers in the end with Austin finally landing a Stone Cold Stunner to win the WWF Championship.

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The Rock Confirms He Will Not Be At Wrestlemania 30 http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/12/31/rock-confirms-will-wrestlemania-30/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/12/31/rock-confirms-will-wrestlemania-30/#respond Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:53:16 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=6063 WrestleMania 30 takes place on April 6 from The Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. No matches have been confirmed for the show, but The Rock will not be apart of the show. During a chat on Twitter called #RockTalk, he was asked if be appearing at WrestleMania 30. @TheRock When are you returning to WWE […]

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WrestleMania 30 takes place on April 6 from The Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. No matches have been confirmed for the show, but The Rock will not be apart of the show.

During a chat on Twitter called #RockTalk, he was asked if be appearing at WrestleMania 30.

Do you want to see The Rock next year at WrestleMania 31? If so, against who?

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WWE Slammy Awards 2013 Winners http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/12/10/wwe-slammy-awards-2013-winners/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/12/10/wwe-slammy-awards-2013-winners/#respond Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:02:26 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=5792 This year’s WWE Slammy Awards took place last night on Monday Night Raw. The following awards with handed out on the show. -Fan Participation Award: Daniel Bryan’s “Yes! Yes! Yes!” -LOL Moment of the Year: The Rock for his Rock Concert. -Insult of the Year Award: Stephanie McMahon tearing into Big Show. -Double-Cross of the […]

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This year’s WWE Slammy Awards took place last night on Monday Night Raw. The following awards with handed out on the show.

-Fan Participation Award: Daniel Bryan’s “Yes! Yes! Yes!”
-LOL Moment of the Year: The Rock for his Rock Concert.
-Insult of the Year Award: Stephanie McMahon tearing into Big Show.
-Double-Cross of the Year Award: Shawn Michaels for hitting Sweet Chin Music on Daniel Bryan.
-Total Diva Award: The Bella Twins.
-Extreme Moment of the Year Award: C.M. Punk attacking Paul Heyman at Hell in a Cell.
-Match of the Year: The Rock vs. John Cena at WrestleMania 29.
-Superstar of the Year: Daniel Bryan.

The rest of the award winners that were announced before Raw, you can see on WWE.com.

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Predictions for 2013 WWE Slammy Awards http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/12/09/predictions-2013-wwe-slammy-awards/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/12/09/predictions-2013-wwe-slammy-awards/#respond Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:34:22 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=5782 It’s become an annual tradition for the WWE and tonight is the night where it honors its superstars in the most WWE way possible. WWE will hold the 2013 Slammy Awards tonight on Raw with fans voting on the categories through the WWE App.  (Get used to that app, especially if you are going to […]

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SlammyAwardsIt’s become an annual tradition for the WWE and tonight is the night where it honors its superstars in the most WWE way possible.

WWE will hold the 2013 Slammy Awards tonight on Raw with fans voting on the categories through the WWE App.  (Get used to that app, especially if you are going to want to utilize the upcoming WWE Network.)

Here are the categories and predictions for each award:

Superstar of the Year (presenter: Shawn Michaels)

John Cena
Randy Orton
CM Punk
Daniel Bryan
Big Show
Brock Lesnar

Prediction:  With the fans voting, you have to think that Daniel Bryan is almost a certain thing to take home the award.  And with Shawn Michaels presenting it, you can see something coming since Bryan was not too thrilled with his trainer for costing him the WWE Championship at Hell in a Cell and wasn’t exactly ready to accept an apology the following night on Raw.  It could very well be time for a receipt with Bryan catching a Slammy upside the head.

Diva of the Year (presenter: Eve)
AJ Lee
The Bella Twins
The Funkadactyls
Natalya
Kaitlyn
Eva Marie

Prediction: This should be a no-brainer as well and should go to AJ Lee who has easily been the standout Diva this year.  The only way she doesn’t get the award is if a bunch of people vote for The Bella Twins based off of the Total Divas but that seems far-fetched.  And I’ll then have an OMG moment of my own.

Double-Cross of the Year (presenters: The Shield)
Triple H costs Daniel Bryan the WWE Championship at SummerSlam
Shawn Michaels Superkicks Daniel Bryan at Hell in a Cell
Mark Henry’s “retirement speech” on Raw
Paul Heyman costs CM Punk the Money in the Bank Contract at Money in the Bank

Prediction:  I hope everyone remembers how great a performance Mark Henry put on back in June when he decided to announce his retirement, only to hoist up John Cena and drive him down with a World’s Strongest Slam with the audience gasping.  Henry’s delivery was incredible as he gave this emotional farewell as tears rolled down his face.  He even spoke about his daughter and said that daddy was coming home.  Everyone bought in believing it was totally legit.  Even Mick Foley thought it was really when he posted this on Twitter:

@realmickfoley: Thank YOU @TheMarkHenry. You are a class act; a great athlete and a great man, Thank you for leaving us with one final great #RAW moment.

Luckily, Henry was just that good and making everyone buy into what looked like a heartfelt goodbye and instead turned into an old-school wrestling angle.

Match of the Year (presenter: Bret Hart)
The Undertaker vs. CM Punk at WrestleMania 29
The Rock vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 29
Cody Rhodes & Goldust (w/Dusty Rhodes) vs. Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns (w/Dean Ambrose) with the Rhodes Brothers’ jobs on the line at Battleground
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar in a Steel Cage Match at Extreme Rules

Prediction:  This sure feels light and I know there are some matches that should be included.  The two off the top of my head are Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena to headline Summerslam and CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar at that same show.  But these are the choices and to me, it has to be The Undertaker vs. CM Punk which was very good and not only kept Taker’s WrestleMania win streak alive but also his streak of great matches at that event.

Insult of the Year (presenter: The Miz)
Stephanie McMahon degrades Big Show on Raw
AJ Lee disses the “Total Divas” cast on Raw
Paul Heyman disowns CM Punk
Zeb Colter offends the Universe

Prediction:  Now we’re getting into the lesser awards to help fill time.  I would like to see Zeb Colter win here just because, according to this category, he somehow insulted the entire Universe.  But I think AJ will win.

“LOL!” Moment of the Year (presenters: The New Age Outlaws)
The Rock Concert at Raw 20th Anniversary
Vickie Guerrero is fired as GM of Raw
Titus O’Neil throws up on JBL, Michael Cole and Zeb Colter on SmackDown
The Great Khali and Jinder Mahal try to charm Santino’s cobra on SmackDown

Prediction:  Well, The Rock has to win something right?  He is the Great One.  Plus, the other segments were just bad.  And the last thing I want to see is Titus, or anyone, puking on my TV.

Extreme Moment of the Year (presenter: Mick Foley)
The Shield Triple Powerbombs The Undertaker on SmackDown
Ryback spears John Cena through the LED light board at Extreme Rules
CM Punk exacts vengeance on Paul Heyman at Hell in a Cell
The Wyatts crush Kane at SummerSlam

Prediction:  None of these really stand out as being extreme but it’s a different day and age for the WWE. But I guess I’ll go with The Shield powerbombing Taker through the announcers table which really helped put the trio on the map and turn them into major players in the WWE.

Fan Participation of the Year (presenters: The Prime Time Players)
Fandango-ing
Yes! Yes! Yes!
Let’s go Cena/Cena sucks!
What’s Up?

Prediction:  If this vote was done a few days after the post-WrestleMania 29 Raw or was only voted on by fans in the UK, Fandango would win hands down.  That’s not the case and I think Bryan gets his second award of the night.

Breakout Star of the Year (presenter: John Laurinaitis)
The Wyatt Family
Big E Langston
Fandango (w/Summer Rae)
The Shield

Prediction:  I just think it’s funny that John Laurinaitis is making his return on Raw to present this award.  And The Shield will win.

Trending Now (Hashtag of the Year) (presenters: Cody Rhodes & Goldust)

#BelieveInTheShield (The Shield)
#FollowTheBuzzards (The Wyatt Family)
#BestForBusiness (The Authority)
#WeThePeople (The Real Americans)

Prediction:  Now we’re really getting to the bottom of the barrel.  I’ll just go with The Shield to make it quick as I hope WWE does with some of these categories.

Beard of the Year (presenter: Santino Marella)
Daniel Bryan
The Wyatt Family
Damien Sandow
Zeb Colter

Prediction: If we want to be honest about this Zeb Colter should win the award and break out his whip Shoobaby in celebration.  But people really seem to like Daniel Bryan so give him his third award.

“THIS IS AWESOME!” Moment of the Year (presenter: Christian)
Dolph Ziggler cashes in his Money in the Bank contract
Daniel Bryan wins the WWE Championship from Randy Orton at Night of Champions
Big Show knocks out Triple H
Kofi Kingston hops on a chair to stave off elimination in the Royal Rumble Match

Prediction: Remember when Dolph Ziggler won the World Heavyweight Championship and the building exploded in excitement?  That was the day after WrestleMania 29 and many of us thought it would be his year as finally breaking out and being a main-event player.  Fast forward to now and he’s doing three minute jobs on TV.   This was still the most awesome segment of these choices despite WWE underutilizing him so badly.  And Daniel Bryan winning the WWE Championship from Randy Orton?  How about him beating the top star in the company John Cena at Summerslam?  Forget about that?

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CM Punk And Daniel Bryan Should Be Wrestling For The Right To Be Called Undisputed Champion http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/11/27/cm-punk-daniel-bryan-wrestling-right-called-undisputed-champion/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/11/27/cm-punk-daniel-bryan-wrestling-right-called-undisputed-champion/#comments Wed, 27 Nov 2013 20:53:56 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=5678 The last time we saw an undisputed WWE champion was Brock Lesnar after he defeated The Rock at Summerslam 2002 to win the title. Right after that event, due to the brand extension the WWE created the World Heavyweight Championship. The WWE announced on Monday Night Raw this past week that WWE Champion Randy Orton […]

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bryan and punkThe last time we saw an undisputed WWE champion was Brock Lesnar after he defeated The Rock at Summerslam 2002 to win the title. Right after that event, due to the brand extension the WWE created the World Heavyweight Championship.

The WWE announced on Monday Night Raw this past week that WWE Champion Randy Orton will battle World Heavyweight Champion John Cena in a title vs title match at the TLC pay-per-view on December 15th. As soon as the match was made, people on social media and various wrestling websites were saying the WWE wasn’t stating this was a unification match and there would be a way Orton and Cena would each walk out with a title.

WWE released their weekly Michael Cole and Triple H video interview today. HHH stated that the goal of the match was to have one unified champion coming out of the match and heading into 2014.

Let’s go with what HHH is hoping for and having one unified champion at the end of the TLC event. The question is though, are John Cena and Randy Orton the right guys to have a match to determine this?

A John Cena-Randy Orton unification match in 2008 would have been a dream matchup as they were the two hottest and most over acts in the WWE. Going into ’08, Orton was on a roll as the WWE Champion and Cena made a grand return at the end of the month from a torn pectoral muscle at the Royal Rumble. Orton defeated Jeff Hardy in a very good match and Cena ended up winning the Rumble. Instead of having the match at WrestleMania 24, the match took place at the No Way Out event in February. Cena won the match by disqualification. A triple threat match involving Orton, Cena and HHH took place at WrestleMania 24 with Orton retaining.

Now fast forward to 2013 and both Cena and Orton are champions and no one really cares. Orton comes out to the ring and you could hear a pin drop. When he cuts a promo, you get the same reaction. Cena comes out, gets a moderate reaction, but when he starts talking, the fans don’t buy what he’s saying in a promo and start chanting “boring, boring”.

You watch the opening segment on Raw this past Monday when Orton, HHH and Stephanie are in the ring and the fans are chanting for Daniel Bryan and chanting “YES YES”. Cena came out and at least acknowledged the reaction and that’s what the fans want. But right after Cena did that, he went back to discussing why there should be one unified champion, with the match being made right after that. Fans in the arena weren’t very interested when the announcement was made.

About 90 minutes into the show, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan came out for an interview with Renee Young before their match with The Wyatt Family. Both guys by far got the two best reactions of the night. But that has been the case for most of 2013.

Punk started out the year as a heel and then when he came back in June at the Payback pay-per-view, he turned back to a babyface role facing Chris Jericho. Punk then started a feud with Paul Heyman at the Money In The Bank pay-per-view when Heyman cost him a chance to win the MITB briefcase. Punk faced Brock Lesnar at Summerslam and has had a feud with Heyman through the Hell In A Cell pay-per-view.

Bryan has been the hottest act in the WWE in 2013. The Washington state native started out the year stuck in a tag team with Kane and then got back into singles starting at the MITB. Bryan then headlined Summerslam winning the WWe championship from John Cena, but after the match HHH pedigreed Bryan, with Orton cashing in his MITB and winning the title at the Hell In A Cell event.

Bryan and Punk teamed at Survivor Series on Sunday and defeated Erick Rowan and Luke Harper. It looks like after Raw on Monday that Bryan will face Brey Wyatt and Punk will be facing Roman Reigns.

Those matches are fine, but do nothing in the grand scheme of things for Bryan and Punk.

The WWE has always gone by the mantra of saying that they listen to the fans and they give the fans what they want. In this instance this isn’t the case whatsoever. You have the two hottest acts in all of wrestling feuding with guys who we aren’t sure are going to even reach a main event level.

The time we should see a unification match should be at Wrestlemania 30 with CM Punk and Daniel Bryan battling out to see who is the best wrestler in the world and the right to be called undisputed champion. Lets give the fans what they really want to see because at the end of the day, it is all about the fans.

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WWE Makes A Major Announcement Regarding WWE 2K14 http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/08/12/wwe-makes-a-major-announcement-regarding-wwe-2k14/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/08/12/wwe-makes-a-major-announcement-regarding-wwe-2k14/#respond Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:37:10 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=3258 The WWE and 2K announced today that the new video game WWE 2K14 will now have a feature called 30 Years of WrestleMania, which will be centered around the biggest matches in the history of WrestleMania. One of the big matches will include Hulk Hogan against Andre the Giant from WrestleMania III. There will be […]

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The WWE and 2K announced today that the new video game WWE 2K14 will now have a feature called 30 Years of WrestleMania, which will be centered around the biggest matches in the history of WrestleMania. One of the big matches will include Hulk Hogan against Andre the Giant from WrestleMania III.

There will be 45 matches included in the new feature including matches like Hogan versus Andre, Hogan versus The Rock from WrestleMania 18 and The Rock versus John Cena from WrestleMania 28.

The new feature will also include recreated arenas, ring entrances of the wrestlers and the graphics used for each match.

Here is a statement WWE issued today regarding the new feature for WWE 2K14:

2K announced the all-new “30 Years of WrestleMania” mode in “WWE 2K14,” the upcoming video game in the award-winning franchise. Details about the exciting new single-player campaign were revealed during a conference call with WWE COO Triple H and 2K Creative Director Cory Ledesma.

Inspired by the landmark WrestleMania XXX, which will emanate from New Orleans on Sunday, April 6, 2014, “30 Years of WrestleMania” will be a nostalgic journey through three decades of WWE history. Utilizing the greatest video game roster ever assembled, “30 Years” will allow players the chance to relive and experience 45 classic WrestleMania matches, including Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III, Hogan vs. The Rock at WrestleMania X8 and The Rock vs. John Cena a tWrestleMania XXVIII.

The inclusion of Hulk Hogan in the game is a particularly exciting announcement, and one the WWE Universe has eagerly anticipated.

In addition to the 45 classic WrestleMania matches, 2K has painstakingly recreated arenas, era-centric graphics and vintage screen effects to provide gamers with the ultimate historically accurate experience.

“WrestleMania creates moments in time that last forever,” WWE’s COO told reporters. “And with our amazing partner, 2K, we can really capture that.”

Also included are exclusive WWE-produced video packages made for the game to refresh the storylines that led to the matches and historical in-game objectives to unlock a treasure trove of rewards such as Superstars, Legends, alternate attire and exclusive photography.

“Knowing where you came from is important to where you’re going to go, and for WrestleMania, it’s important to see these iconic moments,” Triple H said. “We are extremely excited about this concept, as 30 years of WrestleMania is a massive milestone for us.”

“WWE 2K14″ puts gamers in the boots of WWE’s grandest Superstars at the very moments that made them legendary, allowing WWE Universe members the chance to live that big match and participate in that big WrestleMania moment.

Because “WWE 2K14″ is where dream matches happen, WWE.com asked Triple H what his dream match would be. Admitting that it would be hard to choose just one, The Cerebral Assassin said, “I would have loved to go one-on-one with Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania, because I consider him to be the greatest in-ring performer of all time, and my best friend.”

Since we are talking dream matchups here, Triple H added, “I’d go back to the early ’80s and wrestle Ric Flair … I’ll go back even further and say Bruno Sammartino and Buddy Rogers. I’m really a history-based guy.”

And, from all accounts, “WWE 2K14″ is shaping up to be a game steeped in history, while bringing the cutting-edge graphics and gameplay the WWE Universe has come to expect from the franchise. Follow Between The Ropes on Facebook and Twitter.

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Between The Ropes Wrestling Podcast #5- May 9,2013 http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/05/09/between-the-ropes-podcast-5-part-two-with-court-bauer/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/05/09/between-the-ropes-podcast-5-part-two-with-court-bauer/#comments Fri, 10 May 2013 03:07:42 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=1707 We talk to Major League Wrestling’s Owner/Creator and former WWE Creative Writer Court Bauer. In part two of our interview with Bauer we discuss why the relationship with The Rock/WWE and why there will be regrets about The Rock’s last WWE run from 2011-Wrestlemania 29. We also discuss what is lacking TNA at this current […]

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We talk to Major League Wrestling’s Owner/Creator and former WWE Creative Writer Court Bauer. In
part two of our intebauerrview with Bauer we discuss why the relationship with The Rock/WWE and why there will be regrets about The Rock’s last WWE run from 2011-Wrestlemania 29. We also discuss what is lacking TNA at this current time. We also get into if there are gays currently in pro wrestling due to the recent announcement of NBA player Jason Collins announcing he is gay and much more.

Here is a snippet of what Bauer had to say about the The Rock and WWE from 2011-Wrestlemania 29:

“I think everyone’s going to look back and have a lot of regrets about this partnership. I don’t think John Cena is anymore over for quote unquote being endorsed by The Rock at all. I don’t think the creative and the booking was at any point really great with The Rock. From day one in 2011 to the last few weeks going into WrestleMania, there was no sparkling great moment ever.

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http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/05/09/between-the-ropes-podcast-5-part-two-with-court-bauer/feed/ 2 court bauer,Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson,major league wrestling,the rock,wrestlemania 29,WWE We talk to Major League Wrestling’s Owner/Creator and former WWE Creative Writer Court Bauer. In part two of our interview with Bauer we discuss why the relationship with The Rock/WWE and why there will be regrets about The Rock's last WWE run from 20... We talk to Major League Wrestling’s Owner/Creator and former WWE Creative Writer Court Bauer. In part two of our interview with Bauer we discuss why the relationship with The Rock/WWE and why there will be regrets about The Rock's last WWE run from 2011-Wrestlemania 29. We also discuss what is lacking TNA at this current time. We also get into if there are gays currently in pro wrestling due to the recent announcement of NBA player Jason Collins announcing he is gay and much more. Here is a snippet of what Bauer had to say about the The Rock and WWE from 2011-Wrestlemania 29: "I think everyone's going to look back and have a lot of regrets about this partnership. I don't think John Cena is anymore over for quote unquote being endorsed by The Rock at all. I don't think the creative and the booking was at any point really great with The Rock. From day one in 2011 to the last few weeks going into WrestleMania, there was no sparkling great moment ever. You can follow Between The Ropes on Facebook and Twitter. Follow me on Twitter @S_Muehlhausen7. Brian Fritz and Steve Muehlhausen no 1:02:00
The Rock Discusses If Wrestlemania 29 Was His Last Match, Missing Raw, Brock Lesnar http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/04/22/the-rock-discusses-if-wrestlemania-29-was-his-last-match-missing-raw-brock-lesnar/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/04/22/the-rock-discusses-if-wrestlemania-29-was-his-last-match-missing-raw-brock-lesnar/#respond Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:51:42 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=1593 We haven’t heard The Rock speak publicly since he lost the WWE Title match at Wrestlemania 29 against John Cena. Rock was supposed to be on the Monday Night Raw the following night due to injuries suffered in the main event. The Rock spoke to Hot 97′s Peter Rosenberg about his reality show “The Hero”, […]

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We haven’t heard The Rock speak publicly since he lost the WWE Title match at Wrestlemania 29 against John Cena. Rock was supposed to be on the Monday Night Raw the following night due to injuries suffered in the main event.

The Rock spoke to Hot 97′s Peter Rosenberg about his reality show “The Hero”, which premieres in June. Naturally Rosenberg asked The Rock questions pertaining to Wrestlemania 29 and the aftermath that has ensued.

The Rock on Wrestlemania 29 being his last match: “Possibly,” Rock said. “The goal three years ago was, sat down with Vince McMahon and strategized about it and talked about three WrestleMania’s back to back, boom, boom, boom, and building to this. I committed myself to the company.

“I was very proud of that moment. It didn’t matter if I lost or did the job or not. It’s was an honor to do the honors. And in the wrestling world, there is no better way to give back to the business than to do the honors. I know there are a lot of fans who say it shouldn’t have been done or it should have been someone else, that’s not for me to say.”

Missing Raw the night after Wrestlemania: “I talked to Vince (McMahon) that night when I was hurt that night. Vince (McMahon) came to my locker room at WrestleMania. Vince and Triple H by the way, and John Cena came and C.M. Punk came. It’s easier and more salacious and more entertaining if “The Rock just left.” That’s now how I do business by the way.”

Rumors about potentially facing Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 30 next year: “The original plan was possibly Brock (Lesnar) and myself,” Rock said. “That was the next thing that made sense to me because I love Brock and we’ve been friends for over a decade now and we could have great, athletic match. So that was the plan, but then when I tore the two tendons off my pelvis, then I had to fly home that day. We couldn’t do what we wanted to do at Raw that day, so possibly, possibly with Brock down the road.”

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Report: The Rock Not at Monday Night Raw and Planned Angles Scrapped http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/04/08/report-the-rock-not-at-monday-night-raw-and-planned-angles-scrapped/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/04/08/report-the-rock-not-at-monday-night-raw-and-planned-angles-scrapped/#respond Tue, 09 Apr 2013 03:04:39 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=1383 Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he came back to wrestling for the people. Well the man who calls himself. “The People’s Champion” has left the people.   According to a report in The Wrestling Observer, without telling anybody Johnson is not at WWE Monday Night Raw as scheduled.   The Observer states that the WWE […]

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the rockDwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he came back to wrestling for the people. Well the man who calls himself. “The People’s Champion” has left the people.

 

According to a report in The Wrestling Observer, without telling anybody Johnson is not at WWE Monday Night Raw as scheduled.

 

The Observer states that the WWE was planning to shoot the main event angle for Wrestlemania 30 tonight with Johnson and Brock Lesnar. There is right now “absolute panic” backstage and rewriting the show as we speak.

 

PWInsider.com is reporting that Johnson was set open tonight’s Raw discussing his WWE Title loss to John Cena last night Wrestlemania 29. Lesnar and then Paul Heyman were going to confront Johnson and lay him out setting up the angle for Wrestlemania 30 on April 6,2014. PWInsider also confirms that Johnson flew to Los Angeles, catching the company by total surprise and generating heat backstage.

 

Update:

 

According to The Wrestling Observer, Johnson suffered an injury last night in the match with Cena. The severity of injury is not known at this current time.

 

That doesn’t seem to be a good reason to skip out on the show as all Johnson would have had to likely do is talk and at the worst take one or two bumps. We will be providing more updates as more comes to us.

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Court Bauer Discusses Wrestlemania 29 And Why The WWE Didn’t Need The Undertaker This Year http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/04/05/court-bauer-discusses-wrestlemania-29-and-why-the-wwe-didnt-need-the-undertaker-this-year/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/04/05/court-bauer-discusses-wrestlemania-29-and-why-the-wwe-didnt-need-the-undertaker-this-year/#respond Fri, 05 Apr 2013 05:54:14 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=1308 We talk to the former WWE Creative Writer and owner of Major League Wrestling, Court Bauer. We discuss the latest on MLW and preview Wrestlemania 29 this Sunday from New York City. Bauer also goes into great detail breaking down the triple main event of the biggest show of the year in wrestling. You can […]

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wrestlemaniaWe talk to the former WWE Creative Writer and owner of Major League Wrestling, Court Bauer. We discuss the latest on MLW and preview Wrestlemania 29 this Sunday from New York City. Bauer also goes into great detail breaking down the triple main event of the biggest show of the year in wrestling.

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Between The Ropes – January 22, 2013 | Arda Ocal http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/01/22/between-the-ropes-january-22-2013-arda-ocal/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/01/22/between-the-ropes-january-22-2013-arda-ocal/#respond Wed, 23 Jan 2013 02:54:13 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=1110 Brian talks with Arda Ocal of The Score, Baltimore Sun and the Layfield Report about the build up to this Sunday’s WWE Royal Rumble PPV including the work between CM Punk and The Rock on their match, the rumble match itself, where all this is leading when it comes to WrestleMania, the Hall of Fame […]

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ardaBrian talks with Arda Ocal of The Score, Baltimore Sun and the Layfield Report about the build up to this Sunday’s WWE Royal Rumble PPV including the work between CM Punk and The Rock on their match, the rumble match itself, where all this is leading when it comes to WrestleMania, the Hall of Fame and much more.

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http://www.betweentheropes.com/2013/01/22/between-the-ropes-january-22-2013-arda-ocal/feed/ 0 arda ocal,bob backlund,cm punk,john cena,Mick Foley,raw,royal rumble,the rock,WWE Brian talks with Arda Ocal of The Score, Baltimore Sun and the Layfield Report about the build up to this Sunday's WWE Royal Rumble PPV including the work between CM Punk and The Rock on their match, the rumble match itself, Brian talks with Arda Ocal of The Score, Baltimore Sun and the Layfield Report about the build up to this Sunday's WWE Royal Rumble PPV including the work between CM Punk and The Rock on their match, the rumble match itself, where all this is leading when it comes to WrestleMania, the Hall of Fame and much more. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes Subscribe to Between The Ropes on Stitcher Follow me on Twitter (@BrianFritz) Follow Arda on Twitter (@arda_ocal) Brian Fritz and Steve Muehlhausen no 45:50