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Table For 3: The New Day

Since the inception of the WWE Network, fans have been treated to a variety of different programming. While some has been a hit, more often than not, most have been a resounding miss. Aside from those looking for their favorite PPV or old episode of RAW or Nitro, the original programming side hasn't exactly inspired many to shell…


[#TopRopeTake] The Greatest WWE Intercontinental Champion Of All-Time

The list of all-time greatest performers, or champions, is often subjective in the world of professional wrestling. Such is the case with one of my favorite championships, the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Established in 1979, the WWE Intercontinental Champion was born after Pat Patterson won a fictional tournament in Rio de Janeiro, unifying his WWF North…


The Best WWE Extreme Rules Matches: What Works, What Doesn’t

Catch-22: A situation in which a desired outcome or solution is impossible to attain because of a set of inherently contradictory rules or conditions. How do you stay extreme in a PG era? That's a tough question to answer during the hardcore themed Pay-Per-Views the WWE puts on each year like Extreme Rules, Hell In…



Magnum TA: A Legacy Cut Short

In the mid-1980s in the National Wrestling Alliance, a blond haired, blue eyed heartthrob was taking Crockett Promotions by storm. He swaggered around in a black leather vest and cowboy boots, and he drove around on a Harley. He was built, he was talented, he was charismatic. He was the heir apparent to Ric Flair's throne.…



[COLUMN] Jim Cornette Says Crazy Things About Women Fans

Women's wrestling has come a long way over the last year with the rise of the NXT talent and a matching tone change to their story lines and gimmicks. Their subsequent call up to the main roster of WWE hasn't been very smooth thanks to some clunky story lines, but the Sasha Banks vs. Bayley…


[TOP TEN] The Undertaker’s Best Hell In A Cell Matches

If there's another modern WWE Superstar with more signature matches than The Undertaker, I can't think of that performer. Both the "Casket Match" and the "Buried Alive" match are rightly called his own, but of all his signature matches the legacy of the "Hell in a Cell" stands above them all. Careers come, careers go, and…


[TOP TEN] Current Tag Team Jannetty’s

Jan·net·ty [ja-net-ee] noun a professional wrestler, popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s; part of the tag team The Rockers in WWE with partner Shawn Michaels adjective a term that has come to define the less successful member of a professional wrestling tag team Tag team wrestling has somewhat fallen off the deep end…



[WEEK IN REVIEW] Top Wrestling Stories For The Week Of 9/28 – 10/2

Each week, we here at Top Rope Press, give our readers a recap of the top stories in the wrestling world. There were many stories throughout the week from WWE events to brand new radio shows on the Top Rope Press Radio Network. Here are the stories you may have missed this week in the world of…


[TOP FIVE] Worst Professional Wrestling Video Games

The Worst of the Worst This won't come as a shock, but there are a bevy of painfully bad wrestling video games out there. It's a two pronged problem: licensed video games tend to be terrible because of short development times and interference from whatever entity owns the copyright. The larger issue at hand --…



[WEEK IN REVIEW] Top Wrestling Stories For The Week Of 9/21-9/25

Each week, we here at Top Rope Press, give our readers a recap of the top wrestling stories of the week. With WWE’s Night of Champions concluding a huge announcement in regards to Top Rope Press, let’s run down the events over the last few days. Here are the stories you may have missed this…




[TOP TEN] Possibilities For The Mystery Partner At Night Of Champions

Much speculation has been drawn around the mystery tag team partner of Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, as they are set to take on the new Wyatt Family: Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Braun Strowman. WWE has done a bang-up job of keeping the identity of the third-man under wraps, leaving a long list of candidates,…



[FEATURE] Fantasy Booking The Belts At WWE Night Of Champions

Every championship belt will be on the line this weekend at WWE Night of Champions! That sounds like something you'd be able to say about every major WWE PPV, but surprisingly that has not been the case. At least with WrestleMania and SummerSlam, you'd figure every belt would be on the line since they're the two…


[#ThrowbackThursday] Ric Flair: Becoming The Man

This is the Ric Flair we all know and love. The Dirtiest Player In The Game. Space Mountain. The Man. But, Flair wasn't always Slick Ric. It took him almost a full decade to win his first World Title. It took years of blood, sweat, tears, and almost paying the ultimate price to win the…


[COLUMN] Kevin Sullivan Criticizes Kevin Owens For Wearing A T-Shirt

During a recent interview with Wrestling Inc that covered many topics including politics, former WCW wrestler and booker Kevin Sullivan criticized WWE performer Kevin Owens for wearing a t-shirt during his matches. Let me ask you something? Kevin Owens, who everybody is jumping up and down over. Can you name a person besides Cactus Jack to…


[COLUMN] Divas Vs Wrestlers: Who Will Win In The End

It's been a sticking point ever since the so-called Divas Revolution began. Who would win the approaching war of attrition with how women in wrestling were going to be portrayed each week on WWE television? The old guard, who saw some women as marketable only if they looked as good as they wrestled (or just…


[TOP TEN] The Greatest Women Champions In Pro Wrestling

Nikki Bella is about 48 hours away from breaking AJ Lee’s record as the longest reigning WWE Diva’s Champion. Charlotte is looking to knock her off her pedestal on this Monday’s Raw. It’s all part of the Diva Revolution. While this supposed revolution has brought attention back to women’s wrestling, it has been fraught with…



[COLUMN] A Plea To WWE Security: Cover Your Assets

Professional wrestling fans are, shall we say…passionate. My wife was first introduced to this concept at WrestleMania 28 in Miami, where the Rock defeated John Cena in front of nearly 80,000 people in what was billed as “Once in a Lifetime” (good one, Vince). The crowd was vocal, and among the signs we saw were…