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ROH Final Battle 2014 Results

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Ring of Honor December 8, 2014 The Terminal 5 New York, New York First Match: Four Corners Survival Match Hanson vs. Jimmy Jacobs vs. Caprice Coleman vs. Mark Briscoe Everyone in the ring but Jacobs adheres to the Code of Honor. Briscoe and Coleman start out and Briscoe grabs a headlock, then a shoulder block. Coleman answers with a leapfrog ... Read More »

An Open Letter From Between The Ropes

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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 of our fanbase. You guys ... Read More »

North Korea Gets in the Wrestling Business

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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 tension. Former Japanese wrestling stalwart ... Read More »

The Best of 2013: Professional Wrestling

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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 buy rates fell.  TNA stopped ... Read More »

Scott Hall’s Progression With Diamond Dallas Page

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Scott Hall has been living in Diamond Dallas Page’s Accountability Crib for the last six months. Hall had hip surgery five months ago and has shown incredible progress. Hall has been sober from drugs and alcohol since that time and has even reconnected with his son Cody as the younger Hall breaks into the world of professional wrestling. The video ... Read More »

The Art of Promotion in Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena

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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. The Entertainer.” Read More »

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

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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 recently ran a show in ... Read More »

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 Henry, who will square off ... Read More »

WWE Smackdown Rundown – June 7th, 2013

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Another great outing for Friday Night Smackdown, with all the right elements of an entertaining pro-wrestling show. Let’s dig in. Read More »

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

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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, show ratings and much more. ... Read More »

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 to take Kane out at ... Read More »

WWE Raw Rundown – May 20th, 2013

Solid night for WWE Raw on Monday. While it didn’t change the landscape of the WWE (or even slightly alter it), the well-paced show gave us a few intriguing segments and some entertaining matches. Let’s dig in. The Good: The Opening Segment w/Ryback (first 5 minutes): This segment was a hot way to kick off the show. The ambulance driving ... Read More »