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An Open Letter From Between The Ropes

An Open Letter From Between The Ropes

BTR Fans, Allow us to say thanks. Throughout the last year, we’ve seen our site traffic grow over 120%. We’ve been on site at some of the biggest shows of the year, and tried to bring you the best in interviews and breaking news. But these things wouldn’t haven’t been possible without the incredible support

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North Korea Gets in the Wrestling Business

Forget ‘Hulkamania’ and being a real american – professional wrestling just got a little more communist. Over the weekend in Pyongang, North Korea, various indie wrestlers and (strangely enough) Bob Sapp took to the red state and introduced one of America’s past-times to Kim Jong-un. It’s being billed as the latest effort to thaw overseas

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The Best of 2013: Professional Wrestling

Ask any wrestling fan – 2013 was a mixed bag.  There were great matches, there were terrible matches… Some superstars escalated to new heights while others (Zach Ryder,  sorry broski) found themselves relegated to Main Event and, worse, Saturday Morning Slam. Professional Wrestling found itself in the news for both good things, and not-so-good things. Pay-Per-View

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The Art of Promotion in Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena

There’s no doubt the WWE Universe is excited to see Bryan challenge Cena for the title at SummerSlam. But it wasn’t until this past Monday on RAW that we finally got a framework for their confrontation. If Punk vs. Lesnar is “The Best vs The Beast,” then Bryan against Cena has become “The Wrestler vs.

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TNA Needs to Grow Up and Start Acting Like a Real Business

News broke early this morning that TNA had to offer refunds for a house show Saturday night in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Apparently, some states still require professional wrestlers to get licensed and tested, much like MMA fighters, while other states allow them to fall into the “professional entertainer” category. To put this in perspective, WWE

WWE Monday Night Raw Rating Down From Last Week

The Monday Night Raw rating came out yesterday and the rating could have been a lot worse. WWE’s flagship show drew a 2.9 rating, with an average of 3.98 million viewers watching. That is down from last week’s 3.03, with an average of 4.15 viewers watching. Monday’s Raw featured promos with John Cena and Mark

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Between The Ropes Wrestling Podcast Talking WWE Raw, Daniel Bryan – June 5, 2013

Brian and Steve talks about the Rampage Jackson conference call and thoughts of him getting in the ring for TNA Wrestling, Raw from Monday night including the awesomeness of Daniel Bryan and his future there, Triple H vs. the McMahons, John Cena against Curtis Axel, the Payback PPV coming up in less than two weeks,

WWE Smackdown Rundown – May 31st, 2013

Very entertaining edition of WWE Smackdown last night.  Check out the breakdown below. The Good: Opening Match – Kane def. Seth Rollins: Great way to kick off the show. Rollins and Kane worked a slow, methodical match pace, and WWE gave them some real time to do what they wanted. Rollins looked smart here for trying

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