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Wrestling Fix: Samoa Joe trains with Batista, ROH-New Japan dream matches, Tough Enough contestant returns and more links

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Wednesday night means the four-way wrestling war, and the star of Lucha Underground, the ravishing tongue-lasher, Catrina.

Look who Samoa Joe is training with — not Bluetista.

Sasha Banks and Charlotte are rumored to be joining the main roster to back up Paige for a SummerSlam match. [PW Insider]

SmackDown spoilers. Don’t click the link if you don’t want to know what happens. [Wrestling Inc]

Main Event spoilers. [PW Torch]

Ric Flair interviews Kevin Sullivan. [Wooooo Nation]

Chris Jericho chats with Slipknot’s Corey Taylor. [Talk is Jericho]

Part 2 of Jim Ross’ conversation with Mike Tenay. [Ross Report]

“Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce is officially a WWE NXT trainer.

Yoshi Tatsu catches up with the new NXT Champion.

WWE Network is now available in Italy. [WWE]

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin says he had nothing to do with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s departure from Podcast One. [Steve Austin Show]

Dolph Ziggler’s story line injury is a “severely bruised trachea.” [WWE.com]

Bye-bye, Cadillac.

Jamie Noble had to be stitched back together.

Sounds like the fan who caught the door is OK. [Sporting News]

Between the Ropes’ Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman recap Raw.

Raw‘s top 10 moments.

I’m not sure Patrick and Tanner have ever been in a real fight. Not one punch thrown.

Tough Enough contestant Dianna tells Lita why she left Tough Enough.

With Dianna out, look who’s back in the competition.

How much does the Tough Enough crew know about WWE? Find out here.

Daria is sad to go.

Daria says her goodbyes.

Lita had a hard time seeing Daria go.

Seth Rollins’ critique of the Tough Enough contestants is spot on.

They certainly don’t know as much as Cliff Compton, who sent this video to WWE a few months ago. Hopefully, he gets a second chance. [Wrestling Inc]

Ex-WWE Superstar CM Punk is working out!

Total Divas premiered, and Brian Kendrick is training Eva Marie, who has zero hops. Credit Kendrick’s ability to duck.

No one looks good here.

Paige cuts Eva Marie down. Cold blooded.

Ex-WWE Diva Kelly Kelly is in the new cast of E!’s WAGS (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars).

What’s up with Tito Santana? The former El Matador is helping at-risk kids. [Sports Illustrated]

Does Arrow still want a piece of Stardust?

Vince McMahon has rules for being a WWE announcer. [imgur.com]


Roderick Strong is off the July 17 Las Vegas show. How can “Mr. ROH” have a conflict?

But Roddy will be at Field of Honor taking on IWGP World Champion Kazuchika Okada.

And Shinsuke Nakamura will team with ROH World Champion Jay Lethal against reDragon.

And Killer Elite Squad gets War Machine.

Austin Aries is ready to return to ROH, and he’s bringing a friend.


New Japan’s streaming service is free through July 17.


Magnus started thinking about leaving TNA a year ago, and he finally gave notice in early June. [Wrestling Inc]

What do TNA wrestlers do on their days off? Probably wrestle for other companies.


Jeff Jarrett and Eric Young are still talking trash with each other.

Young will be working upcoming GFW events. [Global Force Wrestling]

@GFWWrestling: #GFWGrandSlamTour this weekend… @TheEricYoung

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Mickie James is scheduled for GFW’s TV tapings. No surprise that Mrs. Magnus would be involved.


Get to know Jack Evans.


Tim Donst is cancer free and returning to wrestling.

“Nightmare” Danny Davis sells former WWE developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling. [OVW]

Kansas City’s Metro Pro Wresting returns in August with A.C.H. vs. Ace Steel …

And Derek Stone vs. Bolt Brady.

Billy Gunn is headed to 3X Wrestling.

About Brian Fritz

Brian Fritz
Brian is the owner and editor-in-chief of Between The Ropes. He has also covered wrestling and MMA for The Orlando Sentinel and AOL Fanhouse and currently is a contributor for Sporting News. You can email Brian at btrfritz@gmail.com.

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