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Wrestling Fix: WWE WrestleMania coming to Minneapolis, DDP remembers Roddy Piper, SummerSlam notes and more

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WrestleMania may be coming to Minneapolis. A hype video for the U.S. Bank Stadium, which opens in September 2016, teased major events and mentioned the Super Bowl of pro wrestling. Minneapolis is thought to be in contention for 2017 or 2018. WWE issued a non-denial denial: “Minneapolis is one of the many cities that has expressed an interest in hosting a future WrestleMania. Beyond WrestleMania in Dallas, TX, on April 3, 2016, locations for future WrestleManias have not been announced.” [Wrestling Observer]

Jake Sharpless of Rukkus created this chart analyzing every title match in SummerSlam history. Also, take a look at all of the different styles of matches that have taken place in the event’s 27 year history. Who could forget the Lion’s Den?

SummerSlam 2015

Which five superstars have never won at SummerSlam? Only two of the biggest: Jeff Hardy and Booker T.

Renee Young interviews Stephen Amell, who talks about running into Daniel Bryan at a coffee shop.

Rusev doesn’t love Lana. Nope. Not at all.

Sami Zayn says it “stings” to not be in the NXT title match.

Tyler Breeze taunts Jushin “Thunder” Liger.

Baron Corbin threatens to send Samoa Joe back to TNA or Ring of Honor (I guess).

Between the Ropes’ Brian Fritz interviews NXT Champion Finn Balor.

Fritz also interviews Roman Reigns.

The Tough Enough trainees will have to face Cesaro and Alicia Fox next week. Can’t imagine why WWE would want the Yeti to win.

DDP shares memories of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.

Indie stars Rich Swann and Biff Busick are “strongly on the radar” of WWE. [Wrestling Observer]

JTG says he experienced racism in WWE but doesn’t go into much detail. [Wrestling Inc]

Hulk Hogan says he’ll still be in WWE 2K16, even though 2K has said he won’t. [Wrestling Inc]

The Rock picks up a Disney role in Jungle Cruise. I’m sure it’s just a cameo. [Hollywood Reporter]

Have $1,500? You can tour the WWE Performance Center. [With Spandex]


Ring of Honor
Field of Honor is this weekend with the stars of New Japan.

Mark Briscoe has tips for summer.

ROH World Champion Jay Lethal wants a champion vs. champion match against Seth Rollins. Not happening. [Sports Illustrated]


Next week’s Impact is loaded with championship matches.

TNA has added some more dates. [ImpactWrestling.com]


Go inside Chikara’s King of Trios tournament bracket.


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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