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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 fritz@betweentheropes.com and follow him on Twitter @BrianFritz.

John Cena Shoots on Roman Reigns, WWE Hotshotting Matches

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss John Cena shooting down Roman Reigns in their promo showdown on ‘Raw’ and if WWE should embrace more reality-based segments, if the WWE is giving away big matches too quickly and what their mentality is these days, how the WWE Network fits into all of this, Asuka leaving NXT her next step, Southpaw Regional ...

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WWE SummerSlam + NXT TakeOver, Beach Balls and Daniel Bryan Returning?

Brian and Michael recap WWE ”SummerSlam’ and ‘NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III’, Adam Cole’s exciting debut, Booby Roode call-up to ‘SmackDown’, beach balls at WWE events and if they are fun or rude, Daniel Bryan’s likely return to the ring and what company it should be with, the Brock Lesnar – Jon Jones super-fight that could have been, injuries, and your ...

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Braun Strowman on his Love of Chipotle, Ready for Big Opportunity at WWE SummerSlam 2017

WWE superstar Braun Strowman talks about his love for Chipotle and his regular giant-sized order, what his two years on the main roster have been like, being in the main event of SummerSlam 2017 for the WWE Universal Championship and the new 2K18 game. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our ...

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WWE star Bray Wyatt on Embracing Chaos, Being New Age Cactus Jack

WWE superstar Bray Wyatt on why enjoys chaos, being like Cactus Jack, if the WWE understands him yet, what Dusty Rhodes did for him and the new WWE 2K18 game. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Make sure ...

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Seth Rollins on Being on Cover of WWE 2K18, Reuniting with Dean Ambrose

Seth Rollins talks about being on the cover the new WWE 2K18 video game and reuniting with Dean Ambrose on Raw heading into SummerSlam 2017. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Make sure you subscribe to the Between ...

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Kurt Angle: I’m Looking to Get Back in WWE Ring in Early 2018

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle talks about being in the WWE 2K18 game, his return to the company, being Raw GM, how close he came to wrestling at SummerSlam 2017, when he thinks he will wrestle again and the storyline with Jason Jordan. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our ...

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NXT Champion Bobby Roode: I’m Setting the Standard for this Company

NXT Champion Bobby Roode talks about the new WWE 2K18 game, facing Drew McIntyre at TakeOver: Brooklyn III and setting the standard for the company. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Make sure you subscribe to the Between ...

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WWE star Alexa Bliss Ready to Prove Herself at SummerSlam 2017, Love for Talking Smack

WWE Raw Women’s champion Alexa Bliss talks about her big match against Sasha Banks at SummerSlam 2018 and how much she enjoyed Talking Smack and what it did for her career. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Make ...

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NJPW G1 Climax Excited, WWE SummerSlam Preview

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the NJPW G1 Climax and that promotion moving into 2018, the week in WWE from Baron Corbin’s MITB cash-in flub to Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins reuniting and preview this weekend’s NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III and WWE SummerSlam events including predictions for the matches and what is coming next. Enjoy what we do? Support Between ...

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Drew McIntyre Talks NXT TakeOver, Gail Kim on Winding Down Her Career

Brian Fritz talks with NXT superstar Drew McIntyre about his big main event match at Saturday’s TakeOver: Brooklyn III against Booby Roode for the NXT Championship, his journey back to the company, and working with Shawn Michaels. Then, GFW star Gail Kim discusses her championship match against Sienna this Thursday night at Destination X, the decision to end her 17-year ...

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Recapping the 2017 NJPW G1 Climax with John Pollack

Brian Fritz is joined by the Fight Network’s John Pollock as they recap the 2017 NJPW G1 Climax including Tetsuya Naito winning the tournament for the second time, the countless incredible matches including Okada vs. Omega III, if this is the greatest G1 of all-time, the dramatic return of Shibata, whether or not the format should be changed, and what ...

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WWE SummerSlam Grows, Possible Superstar Shakeup with Jason Powell

Brian Fritz is joined by Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net as they discuss WWE SummerSlam which continues to grow, why it looks like Charlotte and Becky Lynch won’t be on that show, if UFC champion Jon Jones should be at ringside for the main event, and a possible superstar shakeup coming and who could be on the move including NXT call-ups. Enjoy ...

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John Cena and Brock Lesnar WWE Future, SummerSlam Taking Shape

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the WWE future of both John Cena and Brock Lesnar, what it could mean for the company going forward, how SummerSlam is coming together and if Cena will be a part of it, how the brand split is working, WWE cutbacks, the Hardy’s moving forward with the “Broken Universe”, and take your questions. Enjoy what ...

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Seth Rollins Talks ‘Armed Response’, Kenny King on ‘The Bachelorette’

Brian Fritz talks with WWE superstar Seth Rollins about his upcoming movie “Armed Response”, the process of making the movie, fight scenes, going through rehab while making it, his return to the ring, and Kurt Angle coming to Raw. Then, Ring of Honor’s Kenny King discusses his experience of being on the current season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette”, making it ...

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Battleground Review, WWE Stumbles Towards SummerSlam

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman look back at WWE Battleground, the return of the Great Khali, storytelling issues and hotshotting matches heading towards SummerSlam, NXT debuts, GFW champion suspended, and your questions. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! ...

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Kurt Angle’s Big Reveal, WWE Battleground Preview with Spencer Davies

Brian Fritz is joined by Spencer Davies as they discuss rumors of Brock Lesnar fighting again in UFC, the Kurt Angle — Jason Jordan storyline on Raw, the end of American Alpha, the WWE tag team scene, a preview of Battleground, SummerSlam main event, NXT television, and your questions. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous ...

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James Storm on Slammiversary, TNA Early Days, DCC Angle, and GFW

Brian Fritz brings on ‘Cowboy” James Storm to discuss Slammiversary XV, being a TNA original, having Jeff Jarrett back in an executive role with the company, the change to GFW, his role backstage, working a few shows with NXT, being called a tag team specialist, and the DCC storyline and his plans for it. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the ...

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Great Balls of Fire, SummerSlam, and Del Rio Suspension with Justin Barrasso

Brian Fritz is joined by SI.com’s Justin Barrasso as they discuss the suspension of Alberto Del Rio, Great Balls of Fire and the fallout from that event leading into SummerSlam, the Hardy Boyz battle for the “Broken Universe”, and the upcoming NJPW G1 Climax. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our ...

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NJPW G1USA Special Recap with Will Pruett

Brian Fritz is joined by Will Pruett of ProWrestling.net to discuss the NJPW G1USA Special event in Long Beach, Calif., their experience over the past few days covering the event, Bullet Club dominance, how the company did in its U.S. debut, and the upcoming G1 Tournament. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help ...

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Big Weekend in Wrestling, Great Balls of Fire are Coming

Brian Fritz is joined by Scott Fishman as they discuss Cody becoming the ROH Champion, his title vs. title match against IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada at NJPW’s debut in Long Beach, Impact Wrestling ‘Slammiversary’, how Great Balls of Fire looks like a loaded show, where WWE could be afterwards and into SummerSlam, the women’s MITB match, Lavar Ball idiocy, ...

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