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Wrestling Fix: John Cena underwent emergency nose surgery, Brock Lesnar pitched as gay badass and more links

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John Cena reportedly underwent emergency surgery on his nose on Tuesday, a day after Seth Rollins’ knee mangled the champ’s schnoz. The surgery was done to alleviate some breathing issues. Cena could miss “several weeks.” However, it is John Cena, who has mutant-healing powers. [Wrestle Zone]

Cena has been pulled from a weekend show. [PW Torch]

Daniel Bryan explains the delicate balance between wanting to wrestle and wanting to become a father with Sam Roberts.

Bryan’s autobiography is a New York Times best seller.

There was a pitch before Brock Lesnar’s debut for him to be a badass gay hero. [Wrestling Inc]

WWE Network subscriber count is out. [ProWrestling.net]

And there’s new — and old — programming on the way, including more Raw and Nitro and possibly an NXT reality series, presumably based off of ESPN’s stellar Behind the Curtain. [Cageside Seats]

Between the Ropes’ Brian Fritz spoke with eliminated Tough Enough contestant Mada. [Sporting News]

The Rock says Hulk Hogan is “paying the price” for uttering racial slurs. [Deadline]

Hannibal Buress revokes Hogan’s “brother” card. [With Spandex]

Meek Mill uses the Undertaker’s theme in Drake diss track. [Soundcloud]

Billy Gunn isn’t happy with ZZ.

Kevin Owens is still the best thing going in WWE.

WWE is doing a great job getting over the NXT women with these vignettes.

Sheamus still has a problem with Randy Orton.

Summer Rae offers beauty tips for Lana — and they involve fish.

Neville isn’t your hero, Stardust.

WWE’s masked men have issues.

Bray Wyatt is the truth.

Five superstars who won gold in WCW, WWE, and ECW.

Kevin Nash’s WWE Network documentary looks like a can’t-miss show.

Here’s Nash getting the ball to run with.

Seth Rollins poses with Jon Stewart. Nice custom plates, Jon.

Tonight, Jon doesn't sell out, he buys in. #newtagteam #SethRollins #WWE

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And here’s Rollins on The Daily Show.

JBL teases a big announcement for next week.

Big E gives a fan the birds-and-bees talk.

Looks like Arrow is on his way.

Video games are scary.

Rusev is so mean.


It’s the end of July and we already know the main event for Bound for Glory on October 4. It’s Drew Galloway challenging EC3 for the TNA Title with Jeff Hardy as special referee. [Wrestling Observer]

Catch up with Impact in a minute.

Chris Melendez says he’s not quitting anytime soon.

More TNA Impact spoilers. [PW Torch]

TNA reportedly fired MVP over the Hernandez contract screw up. How is that MVP’s fault? [Squared Circle]


Lucha Underground
This show is awesome. Here’s a taste.


Global Force Wrestling
Chael Sonnen talks … a lot.

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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