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Remembering Roddy Piper

Like virtually every six-year-old in America, my Saturday mornings were monopolized by network TV cartoon shows. For most kids, there was a ‘favorite’ that you looked forward to each week: Super Friends, The Smurfs, Muppet Babies, or Alvin & The Chipmunks. I may have been in the minority, but my favorite was Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n Wrestling. And to put ...

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WWE reportedly tells Mattel to scrap production of Hulk Hogan action figures. Plus, 17 things we learned at Comic-Con

Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. The Hulk Hogan racial slur controversy means no new action figures — or any merchandise. A little more than two weeks ago, Mattel showed several ...

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‘You Can’t Wrestle’ Doesn’t Apply to John Cena

For years, John Cena has been the bane of the existence of legions of wrestling fans. Long accused of burying young talent, monopolizing the main event scene, entrenching the WWE in the PG-era, cutting painfully-silly promos, and hindering the overall progress of the company. Once the edgy, throwback-jersey wearing anti-hero, cheered by the majority of the WWE Universe, Cena has ...

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The Confederate flag has no place in pro wrestling

The Confederate battle flag has a long and unfortunate history in professional wrestling. The rebel flag has been worn by the Fabulous Freebirds, the Godwinns, the Briscoe Brothers and many others. They’ve painted their faces with the Battle Flag of Northern Virginia. They’ve worn it on sequined robes and trunks. Some have even fashioned it into masks. And it’s time ...

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Wrestling Fix – Daily Links: Seth Rollins Helps the NBA Champ, WWE 2K16 and Cody Rhodes Beautiful Eulogy

Providing your daily fix of wrestling links from around the blogosphere.  Summer is here. Yes, a WWE Hall of Famer is running for President — again. The reaction to his announcement was spectacular. [Mashable] WWE Champion Seth Rollins’ Raw promo helped pump up the Golden State Warriors before the decisive Game 6 of the NBA Finals. [Sports Illustrated] 2K Sports ...

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Wrestling Fix – Daily Links: WWE Money in the Bank 2015, Young Bucks AMA and Ric Flair Crashes Show

Providing your daily fix of wrestling links from around the blogosphere.  Throwback Stacy Kiebler. Check out our Money in the Bank recap and our post-game video too. Sheamus had quite the tweet after the MITB ladder match. [Twitter] One match has already been announced for WWE Battleground. [ProWrestling.net] Mark Henry on what went too far in the Attitude Era. [Digital ...

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Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice – Seven Years in the Making

On Friday, June 19th, an MMA bout nearly seven years in the making will take place. MMA pioneer Ken Shamrock will face off with street fighting icon Kimbo Slice at Bellator’s ‘Unfinished Business’ event, in St. Louis. Once the headliner for a burgeoning company’s (Elite XC) foray into prime-time network programming, the original bout was scrapped due to a cut ...

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Wrestling Fix: Steve Austin vs. Brock Lesnar, TNA Couple Gets Married and WWE Buying Evolve?

Providing your daily fix of wrestling links from around the blogosphere.  Love is in the air. So, that dream Steve Austin versus Brock Lesnar match at WrestleMania 32 next year — it’s not happening. [Wrestling Observer Newsletter] Is WWE looking to buy WWNLive and EVOLVE? [PWInsider.com] TNA couple just got married. [ProWrestling.net] The early stages of Tough Enough are underway ...

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Wrestling Fix: Mick Foley Surgery, Dean Ambrose Woke Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed, Stanley Cup Feud

Providing your daily fix of wrestling links from around the blogosphere.  Two things to like: candy and Alexa Bliss. CM Punk and Hulk Hogan are having a war of words over the Stanley Cup Final. Them’s fighting words! [Sporting News] Best wishes to Mick Foley following surgery yesterday and is having another procedure done today. [Facebook] Raw numbers from Monday ...

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