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Match of the Year (2014)

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This is what it’s all about – the “wrestling” part of professional wrestling. Guys squaring off to fight it out, settle their differences, and entertain thousands (millions?) of fans. But only ONE match can be called “Match of the Year.” Which one earned top honors? Read on to find out… Read More »

Best Creative Surprise of the Year (2014)

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While the in-ring product sells tickets, and the long-term stories sell merchandise, surprises what keep fans coming back for more; unpredictability is the cornerstone of the modern wrestling product. But in year chocked-full of big moments, with historic names like Hulk Hogan, Sting, and The Rock hanging around, which one reigned supreme? Read on for our picks for “Best Creative ... Read More »

Breakout Star of the Year (2014)

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So many guys (and gals) in 2014 had their “moment.” They grabbed that brass ring. While the youth movement moniker has been tossed around over the last decade, no other year has been filled with as many young guys fighting for a spot as 2014 was. Did Bray Wyatt solidify his spot against John Cena at Wrestlemania? Did The Shield ... Read More »

Top 5 Survivor Series PPV Matches From The PG Era

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As promotion for this year’s Survivor Series PPV the “Top 5″ series is back on the site to cover the best Survivor Series matches from all the eras of the WWE. If you missed the previous Top 5 list please click here and give me your thoughts. This will be the last list of this series as we’ll be looking ... Read More »

Dean Ambrose is the WWE’s Next Big Star

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When it comes to the subject of who the next great hero will be for the WWE, there is no clear answer. Some feel that Roman Reigns is the obvious successor and they wouldn’t be terribly far off guessing that. He’s huge, muscular, has shining prince hair and generally already follows the formula of mega-popular faces in the WWE. Before ... Read More »

WWE Extreme Rules Preliminary Buyrate Drops Big In 2014

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The preliminary buyrate for this year’s WWE Extreme Rules is roughly at 107,000 buys. That is down from last year’s 209,000 buys. 40,000 of those buys came from North America and that was even without DirecTV and Dish Network not airing the show due to the WWE Network. This year’s show featured Daniel Bryan defending the WWE world heavyweight championship ... Read More »

A Shield Divided Is Still Standing Strong

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While some will debate if it was the right time to break up The Shield, you could conclude that there may never have been that perfect time. The simple reality was always there was too much emerging talent in that group for it to last over the long run. It’s not like they are not likely to cross paths and ... Read More »

WWE Raw Thoughts, Daniel Bryan Stripped, Title on Line at MITB

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Brian and Steve are back for the Between The Ropes podcast as they talk about WWE Raw from Monday night including Daniel Bryan being stripped of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, was it the right move to take the title off him as he recovers from an injury, the title now being on the line at the Money in the ... Read More »

WWE Raw Review 6/9/2014: Daniel Bryan’s Fate Decided

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After weeks of back-and-forth storyline, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship fate became reality. Plus, a loaded in-ring show. Did WWE RAW deliver last night? Read More »

New Member for The Shield?

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Right now, The Shield is down to just Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose following the big heel turn last week by Seth Rollins and leaving the group to join up with Evolution.  So the question now is will The Shield remain with just those two or could a third person be added. While it has been discuss by online fans ... Read More »

What To Expect On Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw

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WWE Monday Night Raw returns tonight from the Target Center in Minnepolis, Minnesota. Last week’s Raw ended with the red hot angle of Seth Rollins turning against The Shield and joining Evolution. The show also included Stephanie McMahon announcing that WWE world heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan would be facing Kane in a stretcher match. If Bryan isn’t able to face ... Read More »

Seth Rollins Turns, Daniel Bryan Health Update and More

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It’s the Between The Ropes Flagship show as Brian, Steve and Michael talk about the week in wrestling including WWE Raw from Monday night which saw the big heel turn from Seth Rollins leaving The Shield and joining Evolution, Batista quitting as he goes off to promote his movie, Daniel Bryan healing from surgery, if he will be able to ... Read More »