Pro wrestlers pay their respects to ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper on Twitter

The world of pro wrestling was hit hard yesterday with the news of ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper’s passing. Piper’s colleagues immediately took to social media to pay their respects to the legend. Check out what some of them had to say about the kilted warrior below. Thanks Hotrod. Rest in Power. — Coach (@CMPunk) August 1, 2015 One of the true greats...
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Brock Lesnar was originally supposed to be gay in WWE?

In the early 2000’s, WWE liked to take risks with its on-screen characters. You had the storyline gay couple of Billy Gunn and Chuck Palumbo, who were quite successful as Tag Team Champions, and then you had Eric Bischoff’s Hot Lesbian Action segment that went basically nowhere, but had boys going through puberty going crazy. Another storyline that never made it to television...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE: Vince McMahon or Triple H: You Make the Call

Someone said to me the other day that he preferred the current role of Triple H to that of his father-in-law, none other than Vince McMahon, or the “Mr. McMahon” character he created at the height of the Attitude Era. What? Excuse me? Are you serious? Honestly, I was floored by the comment, especially since this person is quite knowledgeable about wrestling and has been a...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The WWE and the Death of Kayfabe

While ESPN was putting on its version of the Emmy Awards on Wednesday night, we all got a chance to see Stephanie McMahon in a stunning dress, looking like she was Hollywood royalty and belonged among the masses of celebrities. But did anyone get a glimpse of the picture being passed around the Internet of the owner of the WWE and Ronda Rousey, who also looked stunning in a black...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cena’s WWE future in question after latest movie premiere

At some point it is going to happen. John Cena is going to leave the WWE for other pursuits. The man who has been a 15-time world champion will walk away from the company and potentially pursue an acting career. Now that his most current film “Trainwreck” is about to open in theaters, of course the questions are going to come up about his future in the ring and how many more...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrestling Fix: Undertaker and Sting rumors, Ryback injured, Stephanie McMahon with Ronda Rousey 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. THE BIG RUMOR: The Undertaker and Sting are going to be at SummerSlam, according to the Wrestling Observer (subscription required). This comes after rumors that the Deadman would appear...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: The NXT Women’s Division TakeOver on RAW

It’s been a long time coming – and the payoff made it more than worth the wait. Current NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks, the “genetically superior” Charlotte and NXT’s resident “Lass Kicker” Becky Lynch were all brought out by WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon in HotLanta, GA tonight in an effort to bring back some much needed flavor to a division that has...
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Watch: The Divas TakeOver Monday Night RAW

It’s been a long time coming – and the payoff made it more than worth the wait. Current NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks, the “genetically superior” Charlotte and NXT’s resident “Lass Kicker” Becky Lynch were all brought out by WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon in HotLanta, GA tonight in an effort to bring back some much needed flavor to a division that has...
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Elimination Chamber Returns… Plus, More Details Emerge?

In case you missed the news last night, WWE announced the return of its Elimination Chamber Pay-Per-View – but this time, exclusively on the WWE Network. But that’s not the biggest surprise. What’s even crazier about the whole thing is that WWE announced it only THREE WEEKS out. It’s coming live to WWE Network on May 31st, emanating from Corpus Christie, Texas. May 31st...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE News: New WWE Tough Enough Host, Expert Panel & Trainers Revealed

WWE announced last month that a new season of Tough Enough will air on the USA Network beginning with a live premiere on Tuesday, June 23rd. There had been some speculation on who would be involved in the project after “Stone Cold” Steve Austin confirmed that he would not be involved in the project and former Tough Enough trainer Bill DeMott resigned from his position with the...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Live Chris Jericho Podcast on WWE Network w/Stephanie McMahon

The post Live Chris Jericho Podcast on WWE Network w/Stephanie McMahon appeared first on Between The Ropes.
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte Can Be The Face of Wrestling

Charlotte is everything a wrestling federation could want in a marquee performer. She’s athletic, parlaying her experience as a college volleyball player and former fitness trainer into tremendous ring work. She’s got a great look: tall, blonde and in peak physical condition. She exudes charisma just as much through her facial expressions and mannerisms as through the microphone...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE News: Backstage News On Triple H’s Return, Update On WWE Tough Enough Plans

It was announced during Monday’s WWE Raw that WWE C.O.O. Triple H will be back on next week’s show from Albany, New York with an announcement about WWE Tough Enough. Both Triple H and Stephanie McMahon have been off television since Wrestlemania 31. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Triple H was scheduled to return at last Monday’s Raw in London at one point...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey blasts Walmart for not selling her book in stores

Ronda Rousey has made a habit of destroying everyone that crosses her path—just ask Cat Zingano, Alexis Davis and even Stephanie McMahon. And now it’s Walmart’s turn to get arm-barred. Walmart announced it would not sell her new book, “My Fight/Your Fight,” in stores. The book is set to be released in May, but Walmart has already made it quite clear you won’t see it on...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE News: Backstage Update On Wrestlemania 32 Plans For Ronda Rousey & The Rock

We noted recently that WWE wants the segment with The Rock and Ronda Rousey confronting Triple H and Stephanie McMahon at Wrestlemania 31 to lead to a singles match between McMahon and Rousey at Wrestlemania 32 next year. Due to the fact that Ronda Rousey is under UFC contract as the current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, they need to give her clearance to do anything outside...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Very Early WWE WrestleMania 32 Predictions

Now that the WrestleMania 31 dust has settled it is time for the WWE to get cracking on WrestleMania 32. I thought it would be fun to take a look at a potential card a year ahead of time and try and predict a card for the 2015 Texas event.
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE News: WWE Reportedly Wants Ronda Rousey Vs. Stephanie McMahon At Wrestlemania 32

Wrestlemania 31 has been touted as one of the best Wrestlemania events of all-time. Aside from good ring action throughout the night, there were several memorable moments on the show. None perhaps more memorable than UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey hopping the guardrail to join The Rock in the ring to confront Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. While Rousey...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Where Does #GiveDivasAChance Go Without AJ Lee?

WWE’s most popular Diva just took her Chucks and went home. At least, that’s what it looks like. It’s not that AJ Lee left the company under any bad terms, but she was essentially the face of the #GiveDivasAChance movement that’s overtaken pro wrestling social media for the last few months. While it was a 30-second Divas division tag-match with Paige and Emma facing The Bellas...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE Philanthropy Is Great, Regardless Of Controversy

Whatever the WWE motivation was or is, it doesn’t matter to the people who matter the most which are Connor, his family, and anyone benefiting from Connor’s Cure.
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The WWE Moves On From Lee Leaving, Roberts and “The Crusher”

The news of AJ Lee’s retirement came the same day the company was dealing with a potentially damaging situation involving former employee Justin Roberts, who claimed the company inducted Connor ‘The Crusher’ Michalek more out of publicity than anything else.
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE Responds to Justin Roberts, Calls Allegations “Offensive”

WWE isn’t one to take an attack sitting down. After Justin Roberts wrote up a scathing blog post accusing WWE of leveraging the Connor Michalek story (and subsequent “Warrior Award”) for it’s own persona PR agenda, the company has fired back with a statement. It is offensive to suggest that WWE and its executives had anything but altruistic intentions in honoring Connor...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

AJ Lee Exits WWE

Arguably the most talented Diva on the WWE roster has exited the company. posted a shockingly brief statement earlier today: AJ Lee (April Mendez) has decided to retire from in-ring competition with WWE. We wish AJ the very best. AJ’s exit from the promotion comes just over a year after the unceremonious departure of her husband, CM Punk, with both wrestlers exiting in...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

AJ Lee Retires From In-Ring Competition With WWE, Joining Husband CM Punk

The WWE has lost one of its divas. A.J. Lee retired from in-ring competition with the WWE, the sports entertaining company announced Friday. Lee, whose real name is AJ Brooks, originally signed with WWE in 2009. WWE made a brief statement saying, “We wish AJ the very best.” Lee’s husband, CM Punk, quit WWE in January 2014 and has taken up a UFC career. Punk has declared that...
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Brock Lesnar goes ballistic, F5’s everyone in sight (Video)

As stated by his advocate Paul Heyman earlier on in the program, Brock Lesnar was set to compete on Monday Night RAW for the first time in over a decade tonight. He was granted a rematch after Seth Rollins pinned Roman Reigns in what became a triple threat match at WrestleMania 31 following Rollins’ Money in the bank cash in. For a moment, it appeared the match would happen. Rollins...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Relive Ronda Rousey’s WrestleMania moment (Video)

UFC women’s bantamweight champion and movie star Ronda Rousey had what her Furious 7 co-star called the “biggest WrestleMania moment of the night,” last night in Santa Clara. Rousey finished off Triple H with a picture perfect Judo throw and The Rock softened him up with some strikes. She’d then grab the arm of Stephanie McMahon, threatening her signature arm bar, which...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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