Stardust to Leave WWE Galaxy and Other Thoughts

It looks like Stardust will be drifting off into a galaxy far, far away. The announcement of the character played by Cody Rhodes came on Stardust’s Twitter page Jan. 25. The second generation wrestler and son of the legendary Dusty Rhodes may be one of the most directionless performers on the current roster. With the influx of stars from NXT and the arrival of AJ Styles, where...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeover: RESPECT Remembers What Makes Wrestling Great

NXT’s latest Takeover event bore an appropriate subtitle: RESPECT. RESPECT was thusly named for the primary storylines and feuds driving the show: respect for the late, great Dusty Rhodes via the Dusty Classic tag-team tournament, and NXT Women’s Champion Bayley’s battle for respect from Sasha Banks. The main-event women of NXT further commanded respect from wrestling fans...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE NXT Takeover: Respect Review and Recap

We kick off WWE  NXT TakeOver: Respect with a glimpse of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic trophy while the fans chant Dusty’s name. Finn Balor is out first. Finn Balor and Samoa Joe vs Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder The first semi-final opens the show. Dash Wilder attacks Finn Balor just as the bell rings, which sets Joe off on a flurry of attacks. Dawson pulls Wilder away from...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

“WWE NXT Takeover: Respect” Predictions

WWE NXT Takeover: Respect Predictions Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semi Finals Baron Corbin & Rhyno vs Jason Jordan and Chad Gable I like what NXT is doing with both of these teams, but I really like what they’re doing with Gable and JJ. I just don’t think Corbin and Rhyno will be “appealing” opponents for the finals, so I see the young guys winning it. I can only imagine...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NXT TakeOver: Respect Conference Call – October 6, 2015

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3847009/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/legacy” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] WWE executive Paul “Triple H” Levesque talks with the media before the NXT TakeOver: Respect...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NXT TakeOver: Respect Conference Call with Paul “Triple H” Levesque

WWE executive Paul “Triple H” Levesque talks with the media before the NXT TakeOver: Respect event that will feature the main event of Bayley against Sasha Banks 30-minute IronMan match for the NXT Women’s Championship. Levesque talks about that show and the importance of having the women in the main event, what lessons he has learned from running NXT shows this past year and...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

‘NXT TakeOver: Respect’ finalized match card

Full Sail University is the place to be and the WWE Network is the streaming service to subscribe to when NXT TakeOver: Respect pops off tonight at 8 p.m. ET. Let’s be honest, NXT has not, I repeat, has not failed us so far when it comes to their live TakeOver events – expect tonight to be nothing short of extraordinary and historical. Check out the finalized match card below...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE NXT TakeOver: Respect Predictions and Preview

The next WWE NXT TakeOver event takes place this week, and is the first since the historic Brooklyn show from August. This time round, the main event is a blockbuster 30 minute iron match for the Women’s Championship. The conclusion to the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament as well as the debut of Asuka make this another unmissable event for NXT. Here’s how I think each...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE NXT Results and Analysis for 30th September, 2015

WWE NXT kicks off with highlights from a Dusty Rhodes Classic Tag Team Tournament from the weekend between the Hype Bros, Mojo Rawley and Zack Ryder, and Jason Jordan and Chad Gable. Jordan and Gable picked up the victory to set up a match against Rhyno and Baron Corbin in the semi-final which will be live at the Takeover event next week. Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson’s victory...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Total Divas: The Divas react to the passing of the incomparable Dusty Rhodes

It’s been over 3 months since we lost the incomparable Dusty Rhodes. Still, this clip of the Total Divas cast learning about the news of his passing in real-time during their trip to Mexico made us grab a kleenex a box of kleenex. Somewhere, “The American Dream” is smiling because he knows his contributions to WWE and the stars he helped mold, the ones that needed him most...
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September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook admits he was gunning for Michael Jordan's Triple Double Record

Russell Westbrook is living The American Dream. The Oklahoma City Thunder had one of the more tumultuous campaigns I can remember in recent history, as injuries and trades made for an anti-climatic finish for a team many pegged to be playing basketball in June. Yet, here’s Westbrook, a man whose name became synonymous with triple-doubles (the Thunder guard became the first NBA...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE NXT Review and Analysis – September 2nd, 2015

The first NXT show since the Brooklyn shows aired this week on the WWE Network, and it was the opening night of the Dusty Rhodes tag team classic. Random pairings and main roster superstars that used to be fans favourite participated in the event in Round 1, while some newer NXT stars got another chance to showcase what they had. Here’s what went down. The Ascension vs Rhyno and...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE NXT Results 9/2/2015

NXT Results: September 2nd, 2015 (Full Sail University) The opening match was round 1 of the “Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic”. The Ascension vs. Rhyno & Baron CorbinRhyno and Viktor start off with a few reversal until Viktor hits a quick clothesline. Viktor quickly tags in Konnor while Corbin tags himself in. Corbin delivers some right hands to the face but Konnor quickly...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Holy Cross football coaches put on hilarious WWE match at practice

There were Ric Flair chops, a Dusty Rhodes elbow, clotheslines and an Undertaker chokeslam that whipped the crowd into frenzy. No, this was not a WWE pay-per-view event. Two Holy Cross football coaches engaged in this "wrestling" match at Wednesday's practice and we got to see the footage thanks to another coach sharing the video on Twitter. Enjoy.
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Reflections on the Death of WCW Book

Over a eleven weeks and a nine podcast series, talking for almost 14 hours on the rise and fall of World Championship Wrestling, I defiantly learned a few things. Who should take the glory of the rise and who should take the blame for the fall? A few things I’ll discuss in this blog, mixed in some thoughts from one of the co-authors, here lies my memories of WCW. Tuesday, March...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Wrestling Fix: The Submission Sorority gets a new name, Dusty Rhodes tribute at the Emmy awards, plus more links

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! WWE “Rowdy” Roddy Piper is in the trailer for Table for Three, a new WWE Network series in which legends tell stories. Here, he’s with “Mean” Gene Okerlund and “Mr. Wonderful”...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Stone Cold Podcast Highlights: Paige talks Dusty Rhodes, her days as a bouncer and her ‘Stone Cold’ obsession

2-time WWE Divas Champion and former NXT women’s champion Paige did us all a favor by visiting with WWE Hall of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. The 10-year pro wrestling veteran and leader of the “Divas Revolution,” certainly didn’t shy away from sharing some healthy and hearty nuggets from us during her visit with everyone’s favorite “Texas Rattlesnake” last...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Roddy Piper: This is How I Remember Hot Rod

A friend of mine sent me a picture of Randy Savage, Dusty Rhodes and the Ultimate Warrior welcoming Roddy Piper into the gates of heaven. I could not help but stop for a moment and bite my lip. As a wrestling purest, the business lost one of the best to ever put on a pair of boots. The fact his death comes so unexpectedly and amid a time where he was dropped by the WWE and after...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Gordon Solie: Remembering the Man Behind the Story of Pro Wrestling

Fifteen years ago Monday, professional wrestling lost its story teller. Gordon Solie passed away, leaving behind a legacy that has been unmatched and a hole in the business of reporting professional wrestling. With all fairness to Jim Ross, no one can touch the subtle tones of Solie’s match calling and his interview skills from the desk at Championship Wrestling from Florida. ...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Cody Rhodes writes emotional letter to late father

It has been a little more than a month since WWE Hall of Famer “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes unexpectedly passed away. His son, Cody Rhodes, younger half-brother of WWE superstar Goldust, returned last Monday night on Raw after understandably missing a few weeks of work. People were excited to see Rhodes getting back on the horse after such a tragedy, but some fans were upset...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Wrestling Fix: Cody Rhodes explains why he returned as Stardust, John Cena says he’ll never quit WWE and more links

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. WWECody Rhodes pens a very, very personal letter to his father, the late “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. In it, Rhodes explains why he returned as Stardust, the special meaning behind...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Wrestling Fix: Dolph Ziggler reportedly re-signs with WWE, Eden and Cody Rhodes reality check fans who wanted him to exploit Dusty Rhodes’ death, and more

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. Wednesday night means Lucha Underground and Ivelisse Velez. WWE Dolph Ziggler has reportedly re-signed with WWE … for real, this time. Also, he’s shooting a WWE Studios film, 6:42....
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Wrestling (Quick) Fix: Austin Aries returns to Ring of Honor; Dusty Rhodes special after Raw tonight

Austin Aries is headed for Ring of Honor. The Vascular Vegetarian’s TNA contract expired last week, and he’s only one of several TNA players reportedly on the way out of the company. ROH announced the two-time former ROH Champion’s return Monday morning as he’s scheduled to address fans on the July 17 card at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall. Will he also compete? No...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

(Watch) Scott Hall remembers the legendary Dusty Rhodes

Dusty Rhodes had a great impact on the careers of many pro wrestlers. Rhodes, who passed away at age 69 on June 11, helped mentor and groom some of the best in the business. One of those is the legendary, charismatic Scott Hall. The Bad Guy, aka Razor Ramon, took the time to appreciate and remember The American Dream. "Being cool does not expire. Being smart does not have an expiration...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

CRL Mailbag: NBA Draft Expectations, Dusty Rhodes, Top Independent Wrestlers

In this edition of the Cleats, Rhymes & Life mailbag I answer your questions regarding the NBA Draft, Dusty Rhodes, must-see sporting events for my newborn, and more. As usual, before we dive into any of that it’s time for my latest RECKLESS POWER RANKINGS. Although I received a ton of recommendations on Twitter regarding [&hellip The post CRL Mailbag: NBA Draft Expectations...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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