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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.

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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WWE WrestleMania 34 Review, NXT TakeOver Reaction

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman are in New Orleans as they review WWE WrestleMania 34 including Brock Lesnar’s surprising win over Roman Reigns, how Ronda Rousey did for her in-ring debut, Daniel Bryan’s return, Charlotte ending Asuka’s streak, and everything else from their perspective at the Superdome along with what could be coming at RAW, SmackDown and beyond. Plus, they ...

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Final Days to WrestleMania, Will We Get John Cena vs. Undertaker?

Brian Fritz and Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net discuss the final build to WrestleMania 34, the curious booking behind John Cena — Undertaker and if that match will happen, what matches they’re looking forward to the most including AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and others on the Ring of Honor and NXT shows, the future of Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman, ...

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INTERVIEWS: Bruce Prichard On Mania, ‘Taker; Jeff Jarrett on WWE HOF

Brian Fritz talks with Bruce Prichard about the success of his podcast, life after WWE, WrestleMania 34, the success and longevity of The Undertaker, and upcoming projects. Then, a conversation with Jeff Jarrett about being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, his early days in the business working in Memphis and the territories, aspirations for running a promotion, Impact ...

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ROH COO Joe Koff on Growth, Young Bucks, + Working with NJPW

Brian Fritz talks with Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff about the company’s growth, where it has gone over the past year, working with the likes of Cody and the Young Bucks, keeping its talent now compared to years past, its relationship with New Japan Pro Wrestling, working with other promotions and exchanging talent, its Honor Rising streaming service, Supercard ...

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Hangman Page and Jay White Talk NJPW Strong Style Evolved

  Brian Fritz talks with Adam “Hangman” Page and “Switchblade” Jay White who will be squaring off for the NJPW IWGP United States Championship at the March 25 Strong Style Evolved event in Long Beach, Calif. that will be airing live on AXS TV beginning at 8 p.m. ET. First, “Hangman” Page talk about comparisons between the two, moving up the card, Bullet ...

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WWE Clears Daniel Bryan, Ultimate Deletion, Lesnar Beats Up Reigns

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss Daniel Bryan being medically cleared by WWE, his current storyline leading into a match at WrestleMania and how he may be used moving forward and other possible matches, the Ultimate Deletion match and WWE hedging its bets on it the future of “Woken” Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar beating up Roman Reigns and ...

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WWE Fastlane Reax, John Cena Challenges Undertaker, WrestleMania 34 Card

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman look back at WWE Fastlane, the WrestleMania 34 lineup including John Cena challenging Undertaker, Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar missing RAW, how WWE looks at its “knowledgeable fans”, the Fabulous Moolah controversy, the argument for the Charlotte/Asuka match to headline Mania, the Joey Ryan/Hangman Page feud and if goes too far, the upcoming “All In” ...

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Fastlane Preview, Defending Ronda Rousey, Potential WrestleMania Lineup

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss how Ronda Rousey is doing so far in WWE and her detractors, her WrestleMania mixed tag team match, RAW and SmackDown from this past week from the good to the weird, a preview of this Sunday’s Fastlane show, putting together the WrestleMania 34 lineup, who still needs matches and what they could be, Alberto ...

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Elimination Chamber Reax, Reigns “Shoots” On Lesnar, Ronda Rousey Signs

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the WWE Elimination Chamber including Roman Reigns winning the main event, going with the hot hand rather than long-term plans, Ronda Rousey signing and her two big angles, how WrestleMania is coming together, Brock Lesnar missing RAW and Reigns “shooting” on him, if Lesnar has a future with WWE following WrestleMania, what the big ...

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Monday Night Rollins, Elimination Chamber Preview, JJ in WWE HOF

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the nearly two-hour gauntlet match on WWE Raw including an incredible performance by Seth Rollins, if this will lead to the company featuring him more, the Ronda Rousey video package, this Sunday’s Elimination Chamber along with predictions, what has happened to SmackDown recently, Jeff Jarrett going into the WWE Hall of Fame, WWE business, ...

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WWE WrestleMania Rumors, Ronda Rousey Contract Signing, Dolph Ziggler Returns

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the upcoming Ronda Rousey signing to the RAW brand, how WWE is missing an opportunity, a potential feud with Stephanie McMahon and what her match may be at WrestleMania, where Seth Rollins and others possible fit at WrestleMania, Braun Strowman as the likable monster, the return of Dolph Ziggler and why he has been ...

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Booking John Cena, NEW IMPROVED 205 Live, Bullet Club Redefining in ’18

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the current WWE booking for John Cena leading into WrestleMania and this point in his career, RAW and SmackDown television and the difficult position of closing in on Mania but having to fill three months, the new and improved ‘205 Live’, the ‘is it real’ feud between Booker T and Corey Graves, the latest ‘what ...

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Royal Rumble & NXT TakeOver Reviews, Ronda Rousey Debuts

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss Ronda Rousey making her WWE debut and what her first match might be come WrestleMania 34, one of the best Royal Rumble matches in years, NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia including the incredibly emotional Andrade Almas – Johnny Gargano match, how WrestleMania 34 is shaping up, RAW and SmackDown, the new 205 Live GM Drake Maverick, NJPW news ...

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Enzo Fired, WWE RAW 25 Reaction, Looking Ahead to Royal Rumble

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss WWE releasing Enzo Amore following serious allegations, WWE RAW 25 including the “Stone Cold” Steve Austin / Vince McMahon segment,The Undertaker’s cryptic promo, The Miz defeating Roman Reigns for the Intercontinental Championship, ticked off fans at the Manhattan Center, and why the show was a missed opportunity, along with a look ahead towards this Sunday’s Royal Rumble. Enjoy what we ...

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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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