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Author Archives: 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. He is a self-admitted nerd, a sports nut and lists Jack Bauer as his hero. You can email Brian at fritz@betweentheropes.com or follow him on Twitter @BrianFritz.

Chael Sonnen On his Dislike for Trash Talk, Saying No to Pro Wrestling, CM Punk and if Brock Lesnar will Fight Again

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ESPN MMA analyst and podcast host the “American Gangster” Chael P. Sonnen joins the podcast as he talks about the build up to the Jon Jones — Daniel Cormier fight, why he dislikes the term trash talking, hyping fights he was in the emotion he felt at the time, being the bad guy, what he liked first between amateur and ... Read More »

Jeff Jarrett Talks Global Force Wrestling, Wrestle Kingdom 9 on PPV and Living in the Business

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The founder and CEO of Global Force Wrestling Jeff Jarrett joins the podcast to talk about GFW presenting New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle King 9 event airing live on pay-per-view from the Tokyo Dome on Jan. 4 with Jim Ross and Matt Striker calling the action. He also talks about what’s next for GFW including when they will start running ... Read More »

Mick Foley Talks I Am Santa Claus, WWE Commissioner and Family Time Watching Raw

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The hardcore legend and spirit of Christmas — yes, somehow that can be the same person — Mick Foley joins the podcast to talk about the “I Am Santa Claus” documentary which he helped produced, the response it has received, angyr Santas and a possible boycott of him over it. Plus, he talks about his return to WWE Raw as ... Read More »

UFC Fighter Tom Lawlor Talks Fighting, CM Punk, Watching Wrestling and Burgers

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“Filthy” Tom Lawlor is back on the podcast to talk about, well, everything! Tom and Brian discuss the latest UFC shows including the UFF Fight Night in Australia which he was at, his reaction to CM Punk signing with the company, if he has asked for that fight, working for Ring of Honor earlier this year, if he still hopes ... Read More »

Triple H Conference Call: NXT (R)Evolution, Kevin Owens Debut, Improving the Brand in 2015

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Paul — Triple H — Levesque talks with the media about the NXT (R)Evolution live special on the WWE Network Thursday night, the debut of Kevin Owens and advice he has given him, improvements to the NXT brand over the next year, how long talent will be at developemental before possibly being called up, what he hopes for Adrian Neville ... Read More »

The Flagship: The Slammys on WWE Raw, TLC and NXT Previews and Bold Predictions

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It’s the weekly Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael and there’s a lot to talk about. The guys discuss the Slammys on Raw this past Monday which one of them liked, the voting for the awards, a suggestion for a future change to them and a bold prediction after watching Raw. Plus, they talk about the mentality to currrent wrestling booking, ... Read More »

Audio: CM Punk Joins UFC, Details and More on Signing

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Brian and Michael are back on Sunday morning to talk about the big announcement of CM PUNK signing with the UFC, some details about his signing and when he could fight, the UFC’s decision to bring him in and the reaction to him, comparisons to Brock Lesnar and more. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you automatically get ... Read More »

David Shoemaker Talks CM Punk, Vince McMahon Interviews and “The Squared Circle”

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David Shoemaker of Grantland.com and author of The Squared Circle: Life, Death and Professional Wrestling talks about the recent interviews with CM Punk and Vince McMahon, what he took away the most from both conversations, people being upset with CM Punk, if there will be any changes in the near future of the WWE, if McMahon is out of touch, the ... Read More »

The Flagship: Vince McMahon Interview, Future for Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio, WrestleCade and More

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It’s the weekly Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael and there is a lot of things to talk about starting off with the Steve Austin sitdown with Vince McMahon, his comments to the locker room, what he needs to do for them in return, listening to the audience, his response on CM Punk and more. Then, the guys get into ... Read More »

UFC Announces Exclusive Uniform Deal with Reebok

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UFC had been looking to make a deal for an official uniform and today the MMA company made it official with Reebok becoming the exclusive outfitter for the company. Here is the press release regarding the partnership: REEBOK STEPS INTO THE OCTAGON® GLOBAL FITNESS BRAND AND MMA GIANT UFC® ENTER INTO LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP December 2, 2014 – Canton, MA – ... Read More »

Looking at CM Punk Interview including the Legal Aspect with an Expert

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Brian and Michael talk about the CM Punk interview on Colt Cabana’s Art of Wrestling podcast including a quick rundown of the biggest points he made including his injuries, dealing with the WWE medical staff, coming back from injuries including concussions, working with Ryback, how he was used creatively, how he says he was fired and much more. Then, legal ... Read More »

Scott Fishman Talks Sting WWE Debut, Looking Ahead and More Wrestling in 2015

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Scott Fishman — contributor with the Miami Herald — joins the podcast to discuss the WWE debut of Sting including when he thinks will he show up next and who he will face in the ring at WrestleMania 31, possible other scenarios for that show and if The Rock will have a match, where some the others stand right now ... Read More »