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Ring Rap Audio: 05/05/15 – Michelle Beadle Takes a Stand, The Rumor Mill, Lana, Ambrose, Beiber, Sami Zayn, WWE Raw, Payback, plus lots more!

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Lots to cover today, and Bill and Drew aren’t wasting any time.  Let’s get started.

Michelle Beadle, who is the co-host of ESPN’s SportsNation, has publicly declared she is “cashing in her WWE fan card” after Triple H continued to support Floyd “Money” Mayweather.  Mayweather has a history of domestic violence, and Beadle has been very outspoken about it in the past.  Now, she doesn’t feel comfortable supporting the WWE product because of it.  Bill and Drew take an in-depth look at this situation and how it relates to WWE’s charity efforts, as well as the impact it has on the perception of WWE in the mainstream media.

Also, lots going on in the Rumor Mill, including proposed plans with Rusev and Lana, Dean Ambrose, and a report that Justin Beiber was pushing to participate in Summerslam 2014.

Plus, Sami Zayn made his Raw debut last night.  How’d it go?  In a word: awesome.  Bill and Drew break down his first time in the ring against John Cena, take a look at the rest of WWE Raw, and the build up for Payback, plus lots more!

Follow all of us on Twitter as well: @RingRapAudio and @RingRap.  Bill is on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan.  Matt is on Twitter @bigmat75.  Drew is on Twitter too @PsionStorm.

Be sure to tune in to our shorter, more frequent solo audio show, Around the Ring with Ring Rap! (iTunes | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS)

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ROH Returns To Minnesota In July

The Aftershock Tour is coming to Hopkins!

Saturday, July 11th, 2015 – 7pm Bell Time
Tickets Are On Sale Now

This past weekend the ROH’s CONQUEST TOUR rocked the Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center in the Twin Cities! We are happy to announce that we’ll be returning to Hopkins on Saturday night, July 11th, 2015. Minnesota is one of our favorite places to visit, and the ROH Stars love to perform in front of the wild & vocal fans there!

As always, becoming a Ringside Member gets you there first! In addition to first-chance ticket sales, Ringside Membership gives you the first look at ROH TV online, exclusive content, merchandise discounts, and a lot more.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here.

Ring of Honor Wrestling Presents

The Aftershock Tour

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center
1001 Minnesota 7
Hopkins, MN 55305

Doors open 5:30pm / 7:00 PM belltime

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Ring Rap Audio: 04/21/15 – WWE Extreme Rules Preview and Predictions, Taz Leaves TNA, Daniel Bryan Removed from European Tour, The Briscoe Brothers, ROH War of the Worlds, Raw, Jericho Podcast w/ Stephanie McMahon, and more!

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WWE’s Extreme Rules is just a few days away.  Get the toys ready, because it’s gonna be a party!  But despite the jokes, how is the show shaping up?  How is the card looking on paper, and will it deliver?  And, how effective was Raw in building up this show?  Bill and Drew take a look.

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Ring of Honor Announces Card for “War of the Worlds Night Two”

Ring of Honor has announced the following card for their “War of the Worlds” Night Two event.  The event will take place on May 13 in Philadelphia, PA at the 2300 Arena.

  • AJ Styles and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) vs. Adam Cole, Matt Taven, and Michael Bennett
  • Jay Briscoe (c) vs. Bobby Fish, Ring of Honor Championship
  • Roderick Strong vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • Christopher Daniels and Kazarian vs. Kazuchika Okada and Gedo
  • Jay Lethal (Ring of Honor Television Champion) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Mark Briscoe vs. Jushin Liger; Non-title match
  • Adam Page vs. Watanabe
  • Michael Elgin vs. Kushida
  • Kyle O’Reilly vs. Tetsuya Naito

ROH also has noted that Moose will also be making an appearance.

If you’re going to either night of War of the Worlds, or other ROH  events, and want to contribute live event results and information feel free to send it along to me at bwentz@ring-rap.com.

 

 

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Ring Rap Audio: 04/14/15 – Jey Uso Injury Update, New WWE Performance Center Hires, WWE Raw, Extreme Rules, Plus a Discussion on Kicking Out of Finishers, and more!

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Bill is back to feeling like a human being again, which is great news, because we are fired up about this episode.

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ROH’s Tomasso Ciampa “Fired” at Live Event in San Antonio This Weekend

It’s worth pointing out that at this past weekend’s live event in San Antonio, TX Ring of Honor fired Tomasso Ciampa.  During the television taping, Ciampa attacked referee Todd Sinclair.  The formal announcement of the move, which can be read at ROHWrestling.com, says that there was a no tolerance policy for such behavior, and ROH was left with no choice but to terminate Ciampa following the attack.

Of course, this is the storyline version.  We previously noted that Ciampa has left the company and that the Saturday date in San Antonio was his final date with ROH.  Ciampa is presently taking independent bookings.

 

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Ring Rap Audio: 03/31/15 – WWE WrestleMania 31 Review, The Raw After, Global Force Wrestling’s First TV Tapings, Tommaso Ciampa, WWE Conference Call, Hall of Fame, plus more!

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WrestleMania has come and gone, as has the Monday Night Raw after (equally notorious).  Now that the biggest moment of the year has come to a close, we can take a deep breath, and look at the culmination of all the major stories, and the start of new ones.  Bill and Drew sit down to hash out the best and worst of both WrestleMania and WWE Raw.

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Finn Bálor Admits to Being Nervous About Joining WWE

NXT star Finn Bálor spoke with SportingNews.com, and said that he had his doubts about signing WWE, but ultimately feels he made the right decision.

“I’ll be honest with you, I had a very comfortable life before I came here,” Bálor said. “I was very on the fence about whether I was making the right decision. I was very apprehensive about the move to WWE and whether I was doing the right thing.

“I had established a very good career in New Japan Pro Wrestling and a good life on the independent scene as well. I was very happy. There’s always that question, should I do it or should I not. I didn’t want to be looking back at 40 years old saying what if I had done this or what if I had done that. I can safely say six months down the line, hands down the best decision I’ve ever made.”

Bálor also discussed giving up his previous ring name, Prince Devitt, as well as the origin of his current name, plus much more.

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Tommaso Ciampa Parts Ways with Ring of Honor

Tommaso Ciampa posted on Twitter earlier that he is parting ways with Ring of Honor Wrestling.

The Texas date he is referring to is a show in San Antonio, TX, on Saturday, April 4th, 2015.

Let the speculation begin that he has signed with another company (*cough* NXT *cough*).  No word on his future, in (or out) of wrestling.

Ring of Honor has yet to acknowledge this.

More as it develops.

 

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Ring of Honor “Supercard of Honor” Quick Results for 3/27/2015 – Samoa Joe vs. Jay Briscoe for the ROH Championship, Jushin Liger vs. Jay Lethal for the ROH TV Championship, and More

WWE isn’t the only show in town in Northern California this weekend.  Ring of Honor ran in Redwood, CA last night and put on their “Supercard of Honor” show.  The following are the quick results of that event, courtesy ProWrestling.net.

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