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Brian Fritz

Brian Fritz
Brian is the owner and editor-in-chief of Between The Ropes. He has also covered wrestling and MMA for The Orlando Sentinel and AOL Fanhouse and currently is a contributor for Sporting News. You can email Brian at btrfritz@gmail.com.

Breaking Down Ciampa – Gargano Feud, WWE After Money in the Bank

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the passing of Leon “Vader” White, NXT TakeOver: Chicago including the incredible match between Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano and their ongoing feud, Money in the Bank with Braun Strowman and Alexa Bliss winning the cases and contracts, Big Cass being released, possible upcoming matchups heading into Extreme Rules and SummerSlam including Daniel Bryan ...

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NJPW vs. WWE Presentation Style, MITB Preview

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the buzz coming off NJPW Dominion and the incredible championship match between Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada, differences in presentation between New Japan and the WWE, the growth of non-WWE wrestling around the world and those promotions trying to capitalize off it, the possible future of Omega and The Young Bucks. Ring of Honor ...

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All In Sells Out, Ronda Rousey Set for WWE Women’s Championship Match

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the All In show quickly selling out, the impressive accomplishment, if it can be repeated, and the importance of Cody challenging for the NWA Worlds Championship on the show, Then, they talk about Daniel Bryan’s future, Ronda Rousey already getting a shot for the Raw Women’s Championship this early in her career, the week ...

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Backlash against WWE Backlash, post-Mania Direction

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the lackluster WWE Backlash event, the vocal feedback to the show especially when it comes to Roman Reigns, the post-WrestleMania storylines heading into Money in the Bank including the women’s SmackDown division, Daniel Bryan, if Shinsuke Nakamura will beat AJ Styles for the WWE Championship, and when we will next see Brock Lesnar in the ...

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Greatest Royal Rumble Preview, Bruno Memories, and Matt Taven

Brian Fritz talks with Kevin Eck about the life and legacy of Bruno Sammartino, his historical impact, seeing his final match in person, and sharing stories of meeting him on several occasions. Then, Busted Open’s Dave LaGreca jumps on to discuss the Greatest Royal Rumble, the subplots involving both Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, if and what titles may change ...

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Remembering Bruno + WWE Shakeup, Baron Corbin and Robbie E Convos

Brian Fritz discusses the passing of the “Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino and his impact on the wrestling business and his amazing life. Then he joined by his buddy Brandon Kravitz to talk about the WWE Superstar Shakeup and the fallout from it, the upcoming Greatest Royal Rumble show in Saudi Arabia, and Roman Reigns moving forward. Then, Brian talks with ...

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WWE Raw and SmackDown After Mania, Brock Lesnar Contract Controversy

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman talk about the post-WrestleMania editions of Raw and SmackDown including NXT call-ups including Ember Moon, Authors of Pain, No Way Jose, and Iconic, the returns of Jeff Hardy and Bobby Lashley, and the start of Ronda Rousey versus Stephanie McMahon. Plus, they discuss Brock Lesnar’s contract and the Universal Championship situation, Roman Reigns’ insider promo and ...

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WWE WrestleMania 34 Review, NXT TakeOver Reaction

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman are in New Orleans as they review WWE WrestleMania 34 including Brock Lesnar’s surprising win over Roman Reigns, how Ronda Rousey did for her in-ring debut, Daniel Bryan’s return, Charlotte ending Asuka’s streak, and everything else from their perspective at the Superdome along with what could be coming at RAW, SmackDown and beyond. Plus, they ...

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Final Days to WrestleMania, Will We Get John Cena vs. Undertaker?

Brian Fritz and Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net discuss the final build to WrestleMania 34, the curious booking behind John Cena — Undertaker and if that match will happen, what matches they’re looking forward to the most including AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and others on the Ring of Honor and NXT shows, the future of Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman, ...

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INTERVIEWS: Bruce Prichard On Mania, ‘Taker; Jeff Jarrett on WWE HOF

Brian Fritz talks with Bruce Prichard about the success of his podcast, life after WWE, WrestleMania 34, the success and longevity of The Undertaker, and upcoming projects. Then, a conversation with Jeff Jarrett about being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, his early days in the business working in Memphis and the territories, aspirations for running a promotion, Impact ...

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ROH COO Joe Koff on Growth, Young Bucks, + Working with NJPW

Brian Fritz talks with Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff about the company’s growth, where it has gone over the past year, working with the likes of Cody and the Young Bucks, keeping its talent now compared to years past, its relationship with New Japan Pro Wrestling, working with other promotions and exchanging talent, its Honor Rising streaming service, Supercard ...

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Hangman Page and Jay White Talk NJPW Strong Style Evolved

  Brian Fritz talks with Adam “Hangman” Page and “Switchblade” Jay White who will be squaring off for the NJPW IWGP United States Championship at the March 25 Strong Style Evolved event in Long Beach, Calif. that will be airing live on AXS TV beginning at 8 p.m. ET. First, “Hangman” Page talk about comparisons between the two, moving up the card, Bullet ...

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WWE Clears Daniel Bryan, Ultimate Deletion, Lesnar Beats Up Reigns

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss Daniel Bryan being medically cleared by WWE, his current storyline leading into a match at WrestleMania and how he may be used moving forward and other possible matches, the Ultimate Deletion match and WWE hedging its bets on it the future of “Woken” Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar beating up Roman Reigns and ...

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