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)
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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.