Today’s Shake Them Ropes has everything: A Survivor Series card, a PWG card, an ROH card, WWE Business talk with Bleacher Report’s Chris Harrington, Finn Bálor pronunciation lessons, and even Sasha Banks’ and Bálor’s entrance themes make an appearance. Everything! Special thanks to Harrington for coming on to talk WWE biz, Q3 earnings, WWE Network and more. Follow Chris on Twitter @mookieghana and us at ShakeThemRopes.com! Click Read more for the show, show notes, and more.
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WWE Hell In A Cell has ended, so Rob McCarron and Jeff Hawkins go LIVE at ShakeThemRopes.com to get your immediate reaction to what happened, where things are going, and what impressed you the most. We run down the card to discuss the winners and losers, and take your calls for reactions. Plus, we get into the weekend NXT events and audience controversy a bit. A fun and lively show to start your week!
I am live in Winter Park, Florida, at Full Sail University for tonight’s WWE NXT TV Tapings featuring the return of Seth Rollins. I’ll be updating this post regularly with the ongoings from tonight’s tapings, so bookmark it and refresh as we find out how the road to the next NXT Live Special on WWE Network will shape up. Also, make sure you follow me @ShakeThemRopes on Twitter to get photos, previews, and more from the TV tapings. If you like the coverage, favorite us on Twitter, bookmark this website, and follow our WWE podcast ‘Shake Them Ropes’ through the links within. Click ‘Read More’ for full coverage from tonight’s NXT TV Tapings!
Rob & Jeff return to preview and predict WWE’s next special live event, Hell In A Cell. We wade through the laziness and confusion to break down what might happen, what should happen, and what will happen this Sunday on Pay-Per-View. We’ll be back Sunday night, immediately after Hell In A Cell, for a LIVE call-in recap show. Catch all the info at ShakeThemRopes.com. An Enzo Amoré approved (unofficially) here, hope you enjoy it!
Brad Maddox is back, Justin Roberts is gone, Rusev is hitting dropkicks, and more hot topics from the week are discussed on Shake Them Ropes. Rob & Jeff return to find out exactly what is anything, and what is nothing, and find many excuses to delay talking about Raw until we absolutely have to. Also, was Chris Benoit a bigger star in WCW than WWE? The answer… may surprise you. (No, it won’t)
Former WWE Superstar and NXT coach, Nick Dinsmore, took some time to chat with Rob McCarron on Shake Them Ropes. Formerly “Eugene” in WWE, Nick discusses a wide range of topics. From returning to WWE to coach at the Performance Center, to living in India for three months while taping Ring Ka King, to Fergal Devitt’s lack of driving skills, and more. Rob also goes into the news from the Smackdown taping, and a new stipulation added to a Hell In A Cell match.
Hall of Fame season continues, and this week Rob McCarron reveals his completed ballot for the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame 2014. Plus, we discuss Rock’s return, and some possibly unreasonable anger emerges. Also, Nick Dinsmore is released, and pronunciation lessons that may or may not be accurate.
A very special edition of Shake Them Ropes, as Rob McCarron discusses his visit to the NXT TV Tapings last week, plus his visit to the WWE Performance Center. Rob got a solo tour of the entire complex, plus time with head coach Bill DeMott, so we’ll talk a bit about that. Plus, we run down the key topics from Raw, including Luke Harper’s freedom, John Cena’s inclusion in the hottest angle going, why there is NO WAY the Bellas will be inside the Cell, and what Rob got wrong about Mark Henry.