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WWE RAW Preview (2/27/17): 5 Things To Watch For

It's Monday, so that means it's time for my weekly WWE RAW preview. Tonight is the go-home show for Sunday's FastLane and the flagship brand's last PPV stop on the Road To WrestleMania. Seth Rollins is due back to address Triple H, Samoa Joe, and his injury. Goldberg will be huffing and puffing about his…


NJPW & ROH Honor Rising Preview (2/26/17): Kenny Omega Returns

The first of two Honor Rising shows will be coming to us live tomorrow morning on NJPW World. The shows, co-produced by NJPW and ROH, will feature some of the top stars in both promotions and stretch out over two nights at Tokyo's Korakuen Hall. The shows will air live on World, airing at 4:30…



The Top Rope Nation Webcast Is LIVE Right Now

The Top Rope Nation webcast/podcast is live, right now, for Patreon supporters only talking all things this week in pro wrestling. Join our hosts, Ryan, Justin, and Kyle as they talk all the news in pro wrestling. The live webcast, as well as the on demand video of the event, is exclusive to Patreon supporters of…


WWE NXT Preview (2/22/17): Five Things To Watch For

It's Wednesday, and that means it's time for our weekly WWE NXT preview. This week's show will be headlined by a Triple Threat match to determine the Number 1 Contender for Asuka's Women's Title. I wouldn't call the victor of tonight's main event a 'winner' as the only thing they're winning is a one on…


WWE SmackDown Live Preview (2/21/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Last week saw SmackDown LIVE eschew the obvious creative path towards WrestleMania 33 and instead deal us a curveball. Randy Orton, the Royal Rumble winner, refused his shot at the WWE Title. This is due to Bray Wyatt still being champion. Conventional wisdom had - and still has - Orton turning on Wyatt to set…


WWE RAW Preview (2/20/17): 5 Things To Watch For

It's Monday; you know what that means. It's time, once again, for our WWE RAW preview. When we last left our boys and girls, our favorite BFFs had broken up in the worst, most heartbreaking way and we had a new RAW Women's Champion. The road to FastLane is meandering on, and tonight, we should…



Bray Wyatt: The Real Face of WWE’s New Era

Bray Wyatt is remarkable in the most literal sense. No matter what level of fan or hater one may be, something about Bray Wyatt will compel opinion (thus, remarking). After a hiatus (not mandatory but suggested) from wrestling, Bray was the first WWE superstar to leave an impression on my marky soul. Really, I was enamored. Who…



PowerBombshell: A Conversation With Courtney Rose

Courtney AKA @ChicagosCRose, AKA the great ship I passed in the night. The way I quasi-met Courtney is odd, and starts with a local library. After I graduated from Knox College in 2011, I got a job at the public library near my hometown. For three years I shelved and circulated books, and made friends,…


WWE NXT Results (2/15/17): UK Title Match, Tag Team Mayhem

This week's NXT has a special twist: for the first time ever, the UK Title was defended on NXT TV as Trent Seven challenged UK Champion Tyler Bate. It was a nice addition to regular NXT programming, and I hope the UK Title becomes the secondary title that NXT deserves. In other action, the Australian Assassins…


WWE SmackDown Live Preview (2/14/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

For the second time in three weeks, we have a new WWE Champion. John Cena struck gold for the 16th time at the Royal Rumble, but that reign turned out to be short-lived. Now Bray Wyatt is on top for the first time in his career. In fact, it's Wyatt's first singles title of any…


WWE RAW Preview (2/13/17): 5 Things To Watch For

It's Monday. You know what that means. Yep, it's time for our WWE RAW preview. After last night's Elimination Chamber, WrestleMania is shaping up nicely for SmackDown Live, and now WWE's flagship brand heads into FastLane for their final stop on the Road To WrestleMania. So, without any further ado, let's take a look at…



WWE Elimination Chamber Preview & Predictions (2/12/17)

It's almost time for the Elimination Chamber. The SmackDown Live exclusive PPV will come to us tonight on The WWE Network, and the WWE World Title will be on the line as John Cena steps into the chamber to defend his title against five other men. So, without further ado, let's take a look at…


Backstage News On WWE FastLane

It is being reported by F4WOnline.com that the WWE has been discussing the possibility of current WWE RAW Tag Team Champions Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson putting their titles on the line in a Triple Threat match at WWE FastLane. The opponents that have been considered are Cesaro and Sheamus and Enzo Amore and Big…



The Top Rope Nation Webcast Is LIVE Previewing WWE Elimination Chamber

The Top Rope Nation webcast is LIVE right now on YouTube previewing this Sunday's WWE Elimination Chamber. Join our hosts, Editor in Chief of TopRopePress.com Ryan Droste, TopRopePress.com's Kyle Ross, and Justin Joynt. The live webcast is typically only for our Patreon supporters, however this week's show previewing the Elimination Chamber is presented free for all. The…


WWE NXT Preview (2/8/17): Five Things To Watch For

After a fantastic TakeOver and a mediocre follow up episode in San Antonio, NXT returns home to Full Sail this week. Tonight's show is the first episode from the newest set of tapings, so expect a hot crowd as they welcome back the NXT superstars to their home turf. The WWE.com preview only lists two…


EXCLUSIVE: Eddie Edwards Reflects On 2016, Looks Toward The Future, More

In an exclusive interview conducted by TopRopePress.com’s Tony Quant, Impact Wrestling superstar and former TNA World Champion Eddie Edwards sat down for a discussion during his recent tour of the United Kingdom. In this exclusive interview with Top Rope Press, Eddie addresses several subjects. Some of the topics covered include his 2016 highlights, what it felt like winning the TNA…


WWE SmackDown Live Preview (2/7/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Only nine days removed from the WWE Royal Rumble, it's almost time for another pay per view. The Elimination Chamber, a SmackDown-only event, is this Sunday. So that makes what we are about to discuss the proverbial "go-home show." With the top of the WrestleMania 33 card reportedly finalized, the role of the Elimination Chamber…


WWE RAW Preview (2/6/17): 5 Things To Watch For

It's Monday; you know what that means. It's time for our weekly WWE RAW preview. A lot has changed since we left our heroes and heroines last week. A top star is injured, a Destroyer has emerged, and a cerebral assassin has returned. The Beast wants one more match, and The Underdog From The Underground…


NJPW The New Beginning In Sapporo Preview (2/5/17): Okada vs Suzuki

NJPW will be bringing us The New Beginning In Sapporo tomorrow via NJPW World. The show will begin streaming live at 1:00 am EST (and tonight, NJPW will have English commentary with Cyrus and Kevin Kelly), and the main event will feature IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada defending his title against Minoru Suzuki. This show…