ATR # 28: Remembering Roddy Piper; Cesaro’s Rise

This week on Around the Ring we discuss the passing of wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper, looking back at his career as one of the best talkers the industry has ever known; Cesaro’s rise to (nearly) main event status and the great crowd reactions he’s been receiving; a pretty entertaining Raw that included the destruction of John Cena’s nose; a fun episode of SmackDown with a main event that highlighted four wrestlers that should become a central core to the WWE’s main event picture going forward;’s piece on who will be the next John Cena; a head scratching episode of NXT that potentially highlighted a change in direction for WWE where interviews and cameras are concerned; the Bleacher Report’s piece WWE NXT Prospects Destined Not to Make Main Roster; the six wrestlers I think NXT should sign next; part one of Ultima Lucha, including the best falls count anywhere match I have ever seen; and a great episode of ROH that included a really fun six men mayhem match, an excellent main event, and a raucous crowd with some great chants. I’d also planned on discussing Ronda Rousey’s victory at UFC 190 but it slipped my mind after touching on everything else (and having to hurry up twoards the end so I could get my daughter to a student council event on time). I’m really not a fan of UFC or MMA in general but I like Ronda Rousey and made sure to watch this fight. She is a machine in that octagon and even though it only last 34 seconds, I really enjoyed the fight (also the promo vignette for UFC 191 looked pretty cool, so I may have to check that out).

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ATR Episode 28 08-03-15

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