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A Look at Brock Lesnar: The Beast Incarnate

Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will make it possible for us to do even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you His Mystique Brock Lesnar comes from a family of farmers and spends his wages from WWE in gaining more land. According to Paul Heyman, he likes hunting and is a devoted family man. A far cry from the stories ...

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Seth Rollins Knew About Title Win ‘Later Than People Assume’

A big part of being the WWE World Heavyweight Champion is not only what you do in the ring but also outside of the ring, representing the company everywhere you go. That means handling plenty of media and current champion Seth Rollins was handling his duties while overseas this week speaking with the UK outlet The Independent. Of course, the ...

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Prominent Journalist Criticizes ESPN Coverage of WWE

It’s no secret that WWE has been in good graces with ESPN for quite a while now. From prominent cross-promotion with sports broadcaster Michelle Beadle, to live SportsCenter coverage of WrestleMania 31 immediately following the show, WWE has benefited from an increased presence on America’s sports juggernaut. But some journalists aren’t very happy about it.

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Jon Stewart congratulates Seth Rollins on winning WWE Championship

The blood feud between Daily Show host Jon Stewart and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins may not be over just yet. A couple of nights ago, Stewart did the classy thing you do after kicking your enemy in the junk and running away: He gave Rollins props for winning the title. Stewart jokingly called it “the big news” of the week. ...

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Scott Steiner Threatened to Kill Hulk Hogan WrestleMania Weekend

File this one under “only in professional wrestling” and “TMZ-ready”: Scott Steiner reportedly threatened to kill Hulk Hogan during WrestleMania weekend.

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‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin Comments on WWE Rumors

Last night, the WWE Network aired a LIVE post-RAW podcast show without ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. Rumors have been circulating since WrestleMania week that there was heat between Vince McMahon and Austin, and that the reason WWE decided to go with Jericho was because McMahon didn’t like the questions Austin asked. But Austin put those rumors to rest yesterday.

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The Flagship: Recapping a Busy and Wild WWE WrestleMania 31 Week

Brian and Michael recap their week in the Bay Area covering WWE WrestleMania 31! The guys talk about all the events they attended from NXT to the Jim Ross show, the WWE Hall of Fame, WrestleMania and Raw the following night. Plus, they talk about Seth Rollins becoming the WWE Champion, the position Roman Reigns is in, how over NXT ...

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WrestleMania 31 Exceeds Expectations, Stands Out as Instant Classic

WrestleMania 31 joins the likes of WrestleMania 17 as one of the all-time great events in wrestling history. It was that good. Surprisingly. I was one of “those fans”. Those fans who were disgusted by how poor the Royal Rumble was. Those fans who were on the fence about ordering WrestleMania. Those fans who called the build to the Bay ...

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Triple H is a Piece of Garbage Who Refuses to Put Over Other Talent

Do I have your attention now? Good. That’s not a headline that would make it past most copy edit desks. You’d never see it in a newspaper, or catch on major sporting websites. You know why?

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WWE WrestleMania 31 Post Show from Levi’s Stadium

Brian and Michael come to you LIVE from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, home of WrestleMania 31, to discuss all the happenings of WWE’s biggest show. They discuss what Seth Rollins’ surprise MITB cash-in means for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the reactions for Lesnar and Rollins, a fantastic segment including the People’s Champ The Rock and UFC Champ Ronda ...

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Bray Wyatt reportedly suffers ankle injury while warming up for WrestleMania match

The match with the most smoke and mirrors in the buildup may need some during the match. PWInsider‘s Dave Scherer is reporting that Bray Wyatt suffered an ankle injury while warming up for his WrestleMania match with the Undertaker. Scherer wrote that Wyatt was working out in the ring when he appeared to sprain his ankle. He was then carted ...

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Hideo Itami wins tournament to get in Andre the Giant Battle Royal

Hideo Itami is going to WrestleMania. Well, the WrestleMania 31 pre-show — but still WrestleMania! Itami won the four-man NXT tournament to get a spot in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, which has been moved to the pre-show due to time constraints (4 p.m. CST), and got to do the obligatory point at the Mania sign. To get in, Itami ...

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Jason Powell On WWE WrestleMania 31, Brock Lesnar and Predictions for Next Year

Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net joins the podcast to talk WWE WrestleMania 31 including the main event between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, different parts of the match that are intriguing, Lesnar’s contract status, the build up to John Cena vs. Rusev and Sting vs. Triple H, if Sting will be doing more in the WWE following this show and more. Plus, ...

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Dean Ambrose on WWE WrestleMania 31, Favorites Growing Up and Roman Reigns Reaction

WWE superstar Dean Ambrose talks about WWE WrestleMania 31 where he will be part of the Intercontinental Title ladder match, getting to stay on the west coast for the show, his favorites growing up, being a student of wrestling history, being around the stars he grew up watching, getting used to being cheered now and the reaction from some fans ...

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Scott Fishman Talks WrestleMania 31 Hype, Matches and Wrestling Coverage in Bay Area

Scott Fishman — contributor for the Miami Herald — joins the podcast to discuss WrestleMania 31 including the hype for the show right now and the matches now that we know the card, comparing the excitement to previous ones, what could happen the night after Mania, Brock Lesnar and the WWE and plenty of wrestling coverage for the big week ...

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Mike Johnson Talks WrestleMania 31 Build, NXT Growth and Ring of Honor Plans

The Road to WrestleMania 31 continues as Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com joins the podcast to talk about the build to Mania so far, the decision to put Roman Reigns in the main event vs. Daniel Bryan, what he thinks is going on with Brock Lesnar, the big Raw the day after Mania, NXT’s plans to grow this upcoming year and ...

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Court Bauer Talks WaleMania, NXT talent and WWE WrestleMania Booking

Court Bauer of MLW Radio joins the podcast to talk about WaleMania with Rey Mysterio in Santa Clara on Thursday, March 26th which you can tickets to now, being on the WWE creative team and comparing it then to what it has become now, the popularity of NXT and the talent there, Samoa Joe reportedly signing there and if that was ...

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The Flagship: Axelmania is Running Wild on WWE Raw (and Roman Reigns is too), Samoa Joe to WWE, Rey Mysterio is Free

It’s the Flagship podcast and there’s plenty for Brian and Michael to discuss including Samoa Joe seemingly headed to WWE and what that could do for NXT, Rey Mysterio free from WWE and where he is headed, WWE Raw on Monday from Jon Stewart’s guest appearance, Roman Reigns beating up everyone but losing to Axelmania running wild. Plus, they share ...

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Brock Lesnar at UFC 184 means WWE better ante up

Not even a week after Brock Lesnar reportedly got into a heated argument with Vince McMahon before Monday Night Raw, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion watched Saturday night’s UFC 184 from the second row. The Wrestling Observer‘s Dave Meltzer, in last night’s Observer Radio show (subscription required and recommended), cautioned against reading too much into Lesnar’s appearance other than the ...

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The Wrestlemania 31 Salvage Project

The WWE’s premier event, the 31st installment of WrestleMania, is only four weeks away.  However, an uneasy feeling seems to be surrounding this year’s proceedings. The Main Event Drama For the second year in a row, the company’s Royal Rumble-to-‘Mania plan has fallen flat.  In 2014, it was the forced push of the returning Batista.  WWE brass saw Batista’s comeback ...

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