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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 or follow him on Twitter @BrianFritz.

The Flagship: WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Fallout, Dislike for Roman Reigns and Raw is Snowstorm

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Brian and Michael are back for the latest edition of The Flagship as they discuss WWE Royal Rumble 2015 which included an incredible world championship match between Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins and John Cena as well as a disappointing Rumble match, the decision to go with Roman Reigns as the winner and the crowd reaction towards him, the #CancelWWENetwork movement ... Read More »

Poll: Who Do You Think will Win the WWE Royal Rumble 2015?

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Tonight it’s the WWE Royal Rumble 2015 with plenty of talk who will win the 30-man over-the-top battle royal. Roman Reigns has seemingly been a favorite for a while but is he still? Or how about Daniel Bryan winning now that he’s back from his injury? Then there are several others who could be the last man standing and earn ... Read More »

Could The Rock Appear at the WWE Royal Rumble 2015?

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Well, well, well … look who sent out an interesting and quite time picture last night. In town and always gotta stop by the neighborhood… #SouthPhilly A photo posted by therock (@therock) on Jan 24, 2015 at 8:11pm PST Now, Philly just happens to be where the Royal Rumble is taking place tonight at the Wells Fargo Arena. Is this ... Read More »

Adam Pearce on Hanging up His Boots, Looking Back and Working with WWE NXT

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“Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce is back on the podcast as he talks about his in-ring career coming to an end in December, when he knew he was going to hang up his boots and why it was the right time, the emotion of his final match which was against his good friend Colt Cabana, looking back on his career, how ... Read More »

Eric Gargiulo Talks WWE Royal Rumble 2015, What’s Happening with Brock Lesnar, WrestleMania 32

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Eric Gargiulo from CamelClutchBlog.com joins the podcast as he talks about WWE Royal Rumble 2015, who he thinks has a real chance of winning the Rumble match itself, the Brock Lesnar dilemma and whether or not he’s staying with the WWE, what match he would like to see at the top of the card for WrestleMania 32 and what he thinks ... Read More »

The Flagship: WWE Raw Fallout Leading into the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania 31 Matches and More

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It’s the weekly Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael as they talk about WWE Raw from Monday night, the fallout from the show going into this Sunday’s Royal Rumble PPV, who they think will win the Rumble match and leave that show as the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, how this affects the lineup for WrestleMania 31 and the possible matches ... Read More »

Scott Fishman Talks Randy Savage Induction, Daniel Bryan Return and Magic City Con

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Scott Fishman — contributor to the Miami Herald fighting section — is back on the podcast as he talks about the Magic City Con this weekend down in Miami and the various wrestlers appearing he has spoken to, “Macho Man” Randy Savage being finally being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, where he once met Savage, his recent interview ... Read More »

The Flagship: Randy Savage going into WWE Hall of Fame, Raw Fallout, TNA Debut

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It’s The Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael and there’s a lot to talk about! The guys discuss “Macho Man” Randy Savage finally going into the WWE Hall of Fame and the influence he had on the business along with who else might be joining him as part of the Class of 2015. Plus, they talk about Raw from Monday ... Read More »

Lanny Poffo on His Brother ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage Being Inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

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Lanny Poffo talks about the announcement that his brother “Macho Man” Randy Savage is being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2015, when he found out that it was going to happen this year, why he thinks it has taken so long to happen, what it means for his family to have Randy inducted, how much Randy ... Read More »

Josh Barnett on New Japan Pro Wrestling Coming to AXS TV, Wrestling for the Group and Crossover with MMA

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UFC fighter Josh Barnett joins the podcast the podcast to talk about New Japan Pro Wrestling coming to AXS TV with the 13-episode series debuting this Friday, Jan. 16 at 9pm ET, being part of the broadcast team with Mauro Ranallo, starting his pro wrestling career with NJPW years ago, the hard-hitting style and if he was worried that would ... Read More »

Mauro Ranallo Talks New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV, His Style Calling the Action and the Wrestling Landscape

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Combat sports announcer Mauro Ranallo joins the podcast to talk about New Japan Pro Wrestling coming to AXS TV with the 13-epidsode series premiering on Friday, Jan. 16 at 9pm ET, his return to calling professional wrestling, what has always drawn him to NJPW, teaming with Josh Barnett to call the shows and what the sessions were like, if he ... Read More »

The Flagship: The Authority is Back, TNA Wrestling is Back on TV, Wrestle Kingdom 9 Recap

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It’s The Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael as they talk about TNA Wrestling moving to its new home on Destination America, expectations for them there, Brian’s recent interview with Dixie Carter and comments she made there. Plus, they talk about WWE Raw from Monday night which was another lacklusted edition even with The Authority back in power along with ... Read More »