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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.

Monday Night Nitro, the ‘New’ Daniel Bryan, and Big Weekend Shows (Ep. 707)

Brian Fritz and Spencer Davies discuss WWE TV including the Nitro-esque feel of RAW, how the “new” Daniel Bryan is the best thing in WWE right now, the big weekend of shows between WWE TLC and ROH Final Battle, Cody, the Young Bucks, and Adam Page likely ROH departure, the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 lineup, and your questions. Enjoy what ...

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Remembering Dynamite Kid, WWE TV, Wrestling Arms Race (Ep. 706)

  Brian Fritz and Mike Sempervive discuss the passing of Tom “Dynamite Kid” Billington and his legacy both the good and the bad, the week in WWE TV, if Ronda Rousey is overexposed, Daniel Bryan as a heel, WWE changing its WrestleMania week schedule, and the growing arms race in wrestling. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! For ...

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Becky Lynch Injured, Daniel Bryan is WWE Champ, Survivor Series Preview

Brian Fritz and Jason Powell discuss the big changes to Survivor Series with Becky Lynch being injured and Daniel Bryan winning the WWE Championship, how big of a star Lynch has became and a possible WrestleMania match with Ronda Rousey, the dynamic between a heel vs. heel match between Daniel Bryan and Brock Lesnar, NXT TakeOver: War Games, and your ...

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WWE Crown Jewel, Batista Returns on SD1000, Becky Lynch Breakout

Brian Fritz and Mike Sempervive discuss the latest on the WWE Crown Jewel controversy and WWE moving forward with the show, SmackDown 1000 including Dave Batista setting up a possible match versus Triple H at WrestleMania, Becky Lynch popularity soaring despite being used as a heel, breakups on RAW, Ronda Rousey’s promo on the Bella Twins, the potential Drew McIntyre ...

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WWE Crown Jewel Controversy and Setup, Evolution, NJPW WK13 Matches

Brian Fritz and Mike Sempervive discuss the WWE Crown Jewel controversy and if WWE should do the show considering the politics surrounding it, what they would do if a change was made, looking back at the Super Show-Down event and Shawn Michaels upcoming return to the ring, matches for Crown Jewel and Evolution, NXT UK television announcement, the NJPW King ...

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Comparing ROH and NJPW, WWE Ratings, Super Show-Down

Brian Fritz and Mike Sempervive discuss the ROH ‘Death Before Dishonor” and NJPW “Fighting Spirit Unleashed” shows and compare the two companies, how Wrestle Kingdom is shaping up, the upcoming WWE Super Show-Down event including The Undertaker facing Triple H, if any titles will change on that show, the week in WWE storylines and the decline in “RAW” and “SmackDown” ...

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Brock Lesnar is Back, WWE Mega-Shows, Shawn Michaels Returning to Ring

Brian Fritz is joined by Spencer Davies of the Stick to the Gimmick podcast as they discuss a very good Hell in a Cell show, Brock Lesnar returning during the main event and working the upcoming Saudi Arabia show versus Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns, Ronda Rousey’s progress, how WWE is juggling promoting multiple upcoming shows including the Australia Super ...

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All Roads to WWE Hell in a Cell, Remembering Foley – Undertaker

Brian Fritz is joined by Mike Sempervive as they discuss this Sunday’s WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, catching heat on social media, the Becky Lynch – Charlotte Flair dynamic in their feud, which matches should be inside the cell, if Jeff Hardy will do something crazy, the different feel between Raw and SmackDown lately, story time with Samoa Joe ...

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‘All In’ Hits its Mark, WWE TV, Undertaker vs. HBK Again?

Brian Fritz is joined by Justin Barrasso of SI.com to discuss the ‘All In’ event, the spirit of the entire weekend, if there will be another one, what effect the show could have on the wrestling business, and other fallout involved The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Cody. Then, Brian talks about the week in WWE TV from both ‘RAW’ and ‘SmackDown’, the ...

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NXT TakeOver and WWE SummerSlam Recap, The Shield Returns

Brian Fritz and Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net discuss NXT TakeOver including the latest chapter in the Tommaso Ciampa – Johnny Gargano rivalry, WWE SummerSlam with Roman Reigns finally defeating Brock Lesnar to win the Universal Championship, The Shield making their return on RAW to gang up on Braun Strowman, Becky Lynch and Charlotte being miscast in their feud, upcoming WWE ...

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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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