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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.

Paige Career Ending Injury, Raw25 Speculation, Daniel Bryan Rumble Odds

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss Paige’s injury that will reportedly end her WWE in-ring career, Braun Strowman being fired and re-hired in the same night on Raw, Seth Rollins brings gets his finisher back, all of the legends scheduled to appear on Raw 25 and speculation on what will happen at the big show, Daniel Bryan rumors after his Royal ...

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Daniel Bryan Turning Heel?, Samoa Joe Injured, Mania Main Event

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the Daniel Bryan — Shane McMahon storyline and if Bryan could turn heel, WWE doing what’s best in protecting talent and if the rule applies the same for all of its talent, The Miz returning and if he is underrated or overrated, Samoe Joe injured again and how that could affect upcoming storylines, if there ...

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Between The Ropes 2018 Predictions, E-mail Extravaganza

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman make their 2018 wrestling predictions including who will be hold either the WWE Championship or Universal Championship the longest, John Cena’s role in the new year, stars that could make a comeback, who may jump to other promotions, possible NXT callups, WWE business including their next TV deal and more. Plus, the guys blowout the final ...

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Between The Ropes Best of 2017 — Day 2

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman are joined by Matt Fowler of IGN.com for the second of two “Year in Wrestling 2017” shows discussing these four categories: — Brand of the Year — Biggest News Story of the Year — Wrestler of the Year — Match of the Year Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep ...

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Between The Ropes Best of 2017 — Day 1

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman are joined by Spencer Davies for the first of two “Year in Wrestling 2017” shows as they run down six categories including: – Feud of the Year – Breakout Star of the Year – Tag-Team of the Year – Most Memorable Moment – Damaged Angle of the Year – PPV/Show of the Year Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! ...

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Vince Bringing Back XFL?, Clash of Champions Review, Women’s Movement

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss rumors of the XFL’s return, if it makes sense for Vince McMahon to sell the WWE right now, Clash of Champions and fallout from the show, the announcement of the women’s Royal Rumble and where the women’s movement is now in WWE, Hideo Itami’s debut on Monday, if we’ll be watching Raw on Christmas night, ...

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Interviews with WWE’s Triple H, Charlotte Flair, and The Big Show

Three interviews with three WWE superstars! Brian Fritz talks with Paul “Triple H” Levesque about the NXT one-night special on USA Network, the growth of the brand over the past five years, and how working with it has changed his perspecting on the business both in and out of the ring. Then, Charlotte Flair discusses the 15th Annual WWE Tribute to ...

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WWE Clash of Champions, Woken Matt Hardy Broken, Jericho/Omega Attacks

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss NXT one-night special on USA Network and if that could be permament in the future, Raw and SmackDown including the latest Matt Hardy segment and if WWE is already going overboard, Clash of Champions preview and picks, Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega attacking one another at separate events leading to their match at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12, ...

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Woken Matt Hardy Debut, Ronda Rousey in WWE, Shane McMahon Heel?

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the WWE debut of ‘Woken” Matt Hardy and if WWE will allow him creative freedom and the Broken Universe, if Shane McMahon is turning heel and how Daniel Bryan fits in the storyline, Roman Reigns claims that he’s the best in-ring performer in the world, report of Ronda Rousey signing with WWE, Cody and Bullet ...

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Mick Foley On 20 Years of Hell, Alexa Bliss Talks WWE 2K18 + Past Year

Brian Fritz talks with WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley about hs upcoming #20YearsOfHell tour, his infamous ‘Hell in a Cell’ match against The Undertaker, how important Santa Claus is to him personally and the difficulty he had in releasing his latest book ‘Saint Mick”. Then, WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss talks about the WWE 2K18 video game which ...

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WWE Starrcade Review, ‘Woken’ Matt Hardy, Potential Indie Supershow

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the WWE Starrcade event in Greensboro which Michael attended, the Bullet Club’s attempt at filling a 10,000-seat indie supershow and who they’re hoping will be a part of it, Impact Wrestling ‘s big chance and what it means for talent, “Broken” Matt Hardy coming to WWE, Raw and SmackDown from this past week, a potential return ...

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WWE Survivor Series/NXT War Games Review + Fallout, Women Debut

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss how NXT again won the weekend of WWE shows, the return of War Games, Drew McIntyre’s injury, the main event of Survivor Series and the decision to again lean on Triple H in a top spot, Raw versus SmackDown, how AJ Styles fared against Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman as a top babyface, possible matches at ...

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Daniel Bryan Wrestling, Survivor Series, Remembering Montreal Screwjob

Brian and Michael discuss Daniel Bryan’s likely return to the ring and if it could be with WWE, the lead up to Survivor Series along with predictions for the show including various scenarios for the Team Raw vs. Team SmackDown match and Brock Lesnar squaring off against AJ Styles, NXT TakeOver: War Games the night before, looking back at the infamous ...

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Ring of Honor and Indie Scene with Colt Cabana and Flip Gordon

It’s Ring of Honor Thursday!!! Brian talks with Colt Cabana about his many jobs, being a trailblazer in merchandise sales, merch etiquette at shows, working with Ian Riccoboni as part of the ROH broadcast team, raising money to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, and his new children’s book ‘Wrestling Dreams’. Then a conversation with Flip Gordon about his quick rise ...

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WWE Title Changes, Chris Jericho at WK12, ‘Nature Boy’ Review

Brian and Michael discuss the buzzworthy week in wrestling with the Chris Jericho announcement that he will face Kenny Omega at the upcoming NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 event, major changes to the Survivor Series card including new WWE Champion AJ Styles versus Brock Lesnar and The Shield taking on The New Day, why WWE has ramped up the surprises lately, ...

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ESPN 30 For 30 Director Rory Karpf on ‘Nature Boy’, Legacy of Ric Flair

Brian Fritz is joined by filmmaker Rory Karpf to discuss the upcoming ESPN ’30 For 30′ documentary ‘Nature Boy’, the legacy of Ric Flair, growing up as a wrestling fan, convincing ESPN to do the film, why Flair is so popular now years after his career, if he thinks ‘Naitch’ has any regrets, and how he thinks people will view the ...

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WWE releases, financials, Angle and McMahon back in the ring

WWE releases three talents, Kurt Angle and Shane McMahon are set to return to the ring, and what WWE financials say about their storylines and direction. Plus, Brian and Michael discuss the week in WWE TV, Anthem making cuts to help with Impact Wrestling heading into Bound for Glory and the guys answer your questions. Enjoy what we do? Support Between ...

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WWE TLC 2017 Recap, Kurt Angle returns to ring, Kane back on top

Brian and Michael look back at WWE TLC including Kurt Angle returning to the ring and the fallout from the show, the start of the build for Survivor Series where it will be Raw versus SmackDown, the importance of storytelling and having something on the line, the re-emergence of Kane again, the latest between Bullet Club/WWE, and more including answers ...

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WWE TLC Review, Matt Morgan on running for office

Bonus podcast! Another one as Brian Fritz discusses WWE TLC including Kurt Angle’s long-awaited return to the ring in the main event match, Braun Strowman possible turn, AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor, and possible upcoming storylines on Raw Monday night and beyond. Then, a conversation with former WWE and Impact wrestler Matt Morgan on running for public office in Central ...

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Major WWE TLC shakeup; Kurt Angle and AJ Styles added to show

Sunday bonus podcast! Brian and Michael discuss the major shakeup to WWE TLC with Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt out due to illness and Kurt Angle now in the main event along with AJ Styles as the new opponent for Bray Wyatt. (Note: the guys talk about the main event is a TLC steel cage match which is not the case and it’s ...

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