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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.

Paul Heyman Performance + Pairing, Pancake Power and Free Agent Rumors

Brian Fritz and Joe Roderick discuss Paul Heyman’s dramatic performance on RAW and who he could be paired with next along with SummerSlam scenarios, a pancake story from attending SmackDown, the super-sized SummerSlam card, big names including Kenny Omega, Daniel Bryan, The Young Bucks, and Shinsuke Nakamura possibly becoming free agents, All In on WGN and its lineup, and an ...

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Tragic Weekend, Brock Lesnar on WWE TV, Daniel Bryan, + NJPW G1 Update

Brian Fritz is joined by Mike Sempervive to discuss the passing of “Grandmaster Sexay” Brian Christopher, Nikolai Volkoff, and Brickhouse Brown, Brock Lesnar returning to WWE TV, who Paul Heyman could align himself with, how badass Samoa Joe has been, the future of Elias and Daniel Bryan, other “RAW” and “SmackDown” happenings from the past week, and how the NJPW G1 ...

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WWE Extreme Rules, Who Should Face Lesnar, + Hulk Hogan return to WWE

Brian Fritz and Nick Hausman of Wrestlezone.com discuss the WWE Extreme Rules 2018 show, the Bayley and Sasha Banks “love” storyline, Kevin Owens big bump, who should face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam and who will get the shot at the Universal Championship, how SummerSlam is shaping up, a John Cena reality show idea, Hulk Hogan’s return to the WWE Hall of Fame and ...

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Pro Wrestling in MMA, Brock Lesnar in WWE, and Cutting Dangerous Moves

Brian Fritz is joined by Dave LaGreca of the “Busted Open” show on SiriusXM as they discuss the role of pro wrestling in MMA, Brock Lesnar’s return to the UFC and confrontation with Daniel Cormier, when he will defend the WWE Universal Championship and the problem WWE has created, the NJPW G1 Special, cutting down on dangerous moves, the Roman Reigns ...

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Pulling Trigger on Seth Rollins, Future of Daniel Bryan + Young Bucks

Brian Fritz talks with Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net about the week in WWE television, possibly pulling the trigger on Seth Rollins as the Universal Champion over Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman and the scenarios to do that, the decision to wait on Daniel Bryan — The Miz feud, the future of Daniel Bryan and The Young Bucks will all of their contracts ...

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Kevin Kelly on Growth of NJPW, Calling Okada-Omega 4, and Upcoming G1 Climax

Brian Fritz is joined by the voice of New Japan Pro Wrestling Kevin Kelly to discuss the growth of the brand and how hot it is right now, calling the historic Kazuchika Okada – Kenny Omega 4 match at Dominion, Okada’s incredible run as the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, and the upcoming G1 Climax tournament including who are the favorites and ...

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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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