Inside The Ropes
|News Media Company|
|Founder||Inside the rope, ltd|
Inside The Ropes is a professional wrestling news and media company based in Glasgow, Scotland. It was founded as a weekly wrestling podcast in January 2012. Inside The Ropes is made up of a wrestling news website, a podcast network, a published magazine (Inside The Ropes Magazine) and live events.
In 2012, Kenny McIntosh and Robert Duffin launched Inside The Ropes as a weekly live radio show on the University of Strathclyde's radio station "Strathclyde Fusion". This was the home of the show until August 2013. The show then moved to BlogTalkRadio where it remained as a live show until June 2014 when Inside The Ropes became a pre-recorded weekly wrestling re-cap show. In 2015, Robert Duffin left Inside The Ropes to concentrate on his career in teaching.
Inside The Ropes Live
In 2013, Inside The Ropes began promoting live events under the banner of "Inside The Ropes Live" (later shortened to just "ITR Live"). The shows feature former (and sometimes contracted) personnel from some of the world's biggest professional wrestling organisations, including WWE and All Elite Wrestling|AEW. Initially starting as "one night only" shows in the company's home base of Glasgow, the initial events were popular enough that two years later, the company decided to branch out to the rest of the United Kingdom|UK and Ireland, with their first full tour coming in October 2015 when they promoted "STING!", a three-night tour with professional wrestling legend Sting (wrestler)|Sting. The format of the live shows is a meet and greet with photography, exclusive to VIP ticket holders, followed by an on-stage interview-style show. The shows are hosted by Inside The Ropes promoter Kenny McIntosh, in which McIntosh will ask questions about the career, the experiences and the real lives of the guest. The shows sometimes end with a "Q&A" from the paying crowd in which fans get to ask questions themselves. The 2018 tour with Chris Jericho, however, did not have Kenny McIntosh on-stage as part of the show. Inside The Ropes has also held occasional one-off shows in the United States. In 2020, Inside The Ropes Live was halted as a brand due to the Coronavirus disease 2019|coronavirus pandemic. The company plans to resume events in 2021.
|Diamond Dallas Page||July 4, 2013||Glasgow, Scotland||N/A||First event||N/A|
|Colt Cabana||August 19, 2013||Glasgow, Scotland||N/A||N/A|
|Sunny||November 14, 2013||Glasgow, Scotland||N/A||N/A|
|Jim Cornette||February 14, 2014||Glasgow, Scotland||N/A||N/A|
|Sting (wrestler)|Sting||October 5, 2015||London, England||STING!||First UK tour|||
|October 6, 2015||Manchester, England|
|October 7, 2015||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Scott Steiner||March 21, 2016||London, England||Scott Steiner:
Live And UNCENSORED
|First four-night tour|||
|March 22, 2016||Manchester, England|
|March 23, 2016||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|March 24, 2016||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Paul Heyman||July 12, 2016||London, England||Advocate of Extreme|||
|July 13, 2016||Manchester, England|
|July 15, 2016||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Eric Bischoff||August 25, 2016||Glasgow, Scotland||The King of Controversy||N/A|
|Jim Ross and
|October 5, 2016||London, England||The Rise & Fall of the Attitude Era||N/A|
|Cody Rhodes||October 9, 2016||Manchester, England||An Evening of Smoke & Mirrors||First show in Ireland|||
|October 11, 2016||Cork, Ireland|
|Matt Hardy||November 28, 2016||London, England||The International Deletion Tour||First UK & Ireland tour|||
|November 29, 2016||Manchester, England|
|December 4, 2016||Glasgow, Scotland|
|December 5, 2016||Cork, Ireland|
|Wade Barrett|Stu Bennett||April 25, 2017||Cork, Ireland||The Bullhammer Tour|||
|April 26, 2017||London, England|
|April 27, 2017||Manchester, England|
|April 28, 2017||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Alberto El Patron||May 1, 2017||Birmingham, England||DESTINY! An Uncensored Evening
With Alberto El Patron
|Cancelled due to illness|||
|Chris Jericho||June 7, 2017||Belfast, Northern Ireland||The Words of Jericho||First leg of two-leg tour||N/A|
|June 8, 2017||Dublin, Ireland|
|Bill Goldberg|Goldberg||June 26, 2017||Glasgow, Scotland||YOU'RE NEXT!|||
|June 27, 2017||Manchester, England|
|July 2, 2017||London, England|
|Kevin Nash||November 20, 2017||London, England||An Evening With Big Daddy Cool||N/A|
|Scott Hall||December 3, 2017||Glasgow, Scotland||OOZING MACHISMO||N/A|
|Shawn Michaels||January 15, 2018||Dublin, Ireland||The Showstopper Tour||First five-night tour|||
|January 16, 2018||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|January 17, 2018||Manchester, England|
|January 18, 2018||London, England|
|January 19, 2018||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Paul Heyman||April 5, 2018||LA||An Evening With Paul Heyman||First show in the United States|||
|James Ellsworth||May 1, 2018||Glasgow, Scotland||An Evening With James Ellsworth|||
|Chris Jericho||May 21, 2018||Glasgow, Scotland||The Words of Jericho||Second leg of two-leg tour|||
|May 22, 2018||Manchester, England|
|May 23, 2018||London, England|
|Jim Ross||June 25, 2018||Glasgow, Scotland||The Slobberknocker Sessions|||
|June 26, 2018||Newcastle, England|
|June 27, 2018||Birmingham, England|
|June 29, 2018||Limerick, Ireland|
|June 30, 2018||Galway, Ireland|
|Pat Patterson (wrestler)|Pat Patterson||September 6, 2018||Glasgow, England||Inside The Mind of the Federation:
An Evening With Pat Patterson
|September 11, 2018||London, England|
|Edge (wrestler)|Edge||November 10, 2018||Belfast, Northern Ireland||Living on the EDGE:
An Evening With Adam Copeland
|This tour was rescheduled twice. First due to
scheduling conflicts on the TV show, Vikings (2013 TV series)|Vikings
and then a second time due to the death of
|November 11, 2018||Dublin, Ireland|
|November 12, 2018||London, England|
|November 13, 2018||Manchester, England|
|November 14, 2018||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Cody Rhodes and
|December 10, 2018||Glasgow, Scotland||Mr & Mrs American Nightmare
An Evening With Cody & Brandi Rhodes
|December 11, 2018||Dublin, Ireland|
|Dustin Rhodes||March 5, 2019||Birmingham, England||Cross Rhodes|||
|March 6, 2019||Manchester, England|
|March 7, 2019||Glasgow, Scotland|
|March 8, 2019||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|March 9, 2019||London, England|
(with meet and greet with
|April 29, 2019||Manchester, England||Tales From Hell - The Rise of the Taker||This tour was initially scheduled to be with
The Undertaker, however, the tour was
re-scheduled with Mick Foley. The Undertaker
did appear during the meet and greet
portion of the show.
|April 30, 2019||London, England|
|May 1, 2019||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Dustin Rhodes||May 26, 2019||Paradise, Nevada|NV||Inside The Ropes with Dustin Rhodes||This show as part of the Starrcast
fan-convention held during the weekend of
All Elite Wrestling's Double or Nothing (2019)|Double or Nothing
|Booker T (wrestler)|Booker T||July 1, 2019||London, England||The Heat from Harlem:
An Evening With Booker T
|July 2, 2019||Manchester, England|
|July 3, 2019||Glasgow, Scotland|
|July 4, 2019||Dublin, Ireland|
|July 5, 2019||Cork, Ireland|
|Awesome Kong||August 19, 2019||Birmingham, England||An Evening With Awesome Kong:
The Welfare Queen in GLOW (TV series)|GLOW
|August 20, 2019||Manchester, England|
|August 21, 2019||Glasgow, Scotland|
|August 22, 2019||London, England|
|Bret Hart||October 9, 2019||Belfast, Northern Ireland||Hitman:
An Evening With Bret Hart
|First six-night tour.|||
|October 10, 2019||Dublin, Ireland|
|October 11, 2019||Cork, Ireland|
|October 13, 2019||Manchester, England|
|October 14, 2019||Glasgow, Scotland|
|October 16, 2019||London, England|
|Mick Foley||December 3, 2019||Glasgow, Scotland||The Nice Day Tour||First show in Wales.|||
|December 4, 2019||Cardiff, Wales|
|Jim Ross and
Conrad Thompson|Conrad Thomspon
|February 7, 2020||London, England||Grilling JR Live||Special live editions of the
Grilling JR podcast.
|February 8, 2020||Manchester, England|
|February 9, 2020||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Kenny Omega||April 17, 2020||Glasgow, Scotland||Goodbye & Goodnight:
An Evening With Kenny Omega
|Cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic|||
|April 19, 2020||London, England|
|Trish Stratus||April 20, 2020||London, England||One Night Only: Trish Stratus||Cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic|||
|Kevin Owens||—||Glasgow, Scotland||One Night Only: Kevin Owens||First show of the "one-night-only" brand.
Originally advertised for March 20, 2020
before being rescheduled to June 5, 2020.
It was rescheduled a third time for
November 5, 2020 before being postponed
due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event
is still planned to go ahead.
Inside The Ropes Magazine
In September 2020, Inside The Ropes launched Inside The Ropes Magazine. The magazine is the spiritual successor to Power Slam, which ran from 1994 - 2014 and was edited by Findlay "Fin" Martin. Martin is a contributor for Inside The Ropes Magazine. The magazine is an independent non-kayfabe professional wrestling magazine which is published in the United Kingdom by Titan Insider Press. Its editor is Dante Richardson, aka James Dixon.
The magazine covers several professional wrestling organisations, including WWE, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), All Elite Wrestling (AEW), Impact Wrestling, and Ring of Honor (ROH).
The publication has a nostalgia theme, with a cover layout similar to the old WWE Magazine|WWF Magazine, and its articles regularly follow a retro-based design. It is released monthly, and uses some of Power Slam's old features, including "Mat Musings" and "What's Going Down?". It is distributed mainly online through their website, but is available in stores in Australia, Ireland and in several Barnes & Noble stores in the United States.
It produces the annual ITR 50, the spiritual successor to the PS 50 and the annual ITR Awards.
In September 2020, Inside The Ropes launched ITRWrestling.com, a non-kayfabe professional wrestling news media website. The website produces factual news stories dealing with the behind the scenes ongoings and lives of professional wrestling and its wrestlers and personnel.
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- "Inside the Ropes Presents: Scott Steiner, Live and Uncensored in the UK!". WCW Worldwide. March 18, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
- "Inside the Ropes Live Paul Heyman Q&A Announcement". Vulture Hound. May 10, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
- "Recap of Cody Rhodes & Matt Hardy as part of "Inside The Ropes" in Cork, Ireland talking about his departure from WWE this year". WrestleView. December 17, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
- "Stu Bennett (Wade Barrett) and Goldberg to tour UK with Inside The Ropes". VultureHound.co.uk. February 3, 2017. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
- "Alberto El Patron's "Inside The Ropes" show postponed indefinitely". WrestlingNewsCo. April 30, 2017. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
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- "5 Interesting Takeaways From An Evening With James Ellsworth". SportsKeeda.com. May 3, 2018. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
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- "Edge Coming to the UK". WrestleTalk.com. July 1, 2018. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
- "Goldust Set for Inside The Ropes UK Shows in March". 411Mania.com. December 31, 2018. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
- "Inside The Ropes Announce Live Tour With THE UNDERTAKER !". Inside The Ropes - YouTube. October 25, 2018. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
- "The Undertaker to tour UK with Manchester, Glasgow and London shows planned". Mirror.co.uk. October 26, 2018. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
- "Mick Foley Releases Statement on Replacing The Undertaker on Spoken Word Tour in the UK". Wrestling-News.net. April 15, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
- "Inside The Ropes: Starrcast II". Fite.tv. May 26, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
- "Bret Hart Tour Announcement". Inside The Ropes on Twitter. July 10, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
- "Mick Foley Nice Day Tour Announcement". Inside The Ropes - Twitter. October 15, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
- "Kevin Owens and Kenny Omega Announced For UK Special Appearances". WrestlingSC.com. February 22, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
- "Glasgow wrestling firm forced to cancel Trish Stratus event due to coronavirus outbreak". GlasgowLive.co.uk. March 17, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
- "Trish Stratus gets up close and personal with Inside The Ropes to celebrate her 20th anniversary". TrishStratus.com. March 4, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
- "Inside The Ropes Reschedules Kevin Owens One Night Only Event Due To Coronavirus". WrestleZone.com. March 13, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
- "WWE News: Kevin Owens Set For Inside the Ropes Show, Stock Closes Down". 411Mania.com. June 24, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
- "Kevin Owens Show Postponed". Inside The Ropes Twitter. September 21, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
- "Inside The Ropes Launching New Nostalgia Themed Magazine". 411Mania.com. August 23, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
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