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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.

Briscoe Brothers Staying with Ring of Honor, Sign New Deal

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There have been rumors swirling for months that the Briscoe Brothers may be leaving Ring of Honor and jumping to the WWE. It hasn’t been a secret that the WWE was interested in the duo several years ago and is again as they build up NXT to go on the road by the end of the year. Well, the Briscoes aren’t ... Read More »

Report: Issues Brewing Between Taz, TNA Wrestling

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It looks like there are problems between TNA Wrestling and Taz who has been with the company for years as their color commentator. PWInsider.com is reporting that Taz did not fly to Nashville last Thursday to do the commentary for several upcoming edition of Impact Wrestling alongside play-by-play announcer Josh Mathews. According to the report, pay issues led to him not ... Read More »

Seth Rollins Knew About Title Win ‘Later Than People Assume’

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A big part of being the WWE World Heavyweight Champion is not only what you do in the ring but also outside of the ring, representing the company everywhere you go. That means handling plenty of media and current champion Seth Rollins was handling his duties while overseas this week speaking with the UK outlet The Independent. Of course, the ... Read More »

The Flagship: WWE Raw is London Baby, Injuries, TNA Broadcast Change and Questions

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It’s the weekly Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael as they guys talk about WWE Raw from London, new stipulations for the upcoming Extreme Rules PPV, fans jumping into the ring and how wrestlers used to deal with that, several injuries to the WWE roster, the new class training at the Performance Center with NXT, Michael’s problem with the WWE Network, a possible ... Read More »

Hulk Hogan Talks MegaCon 2015, WrestleMania and Being Ready for Another Run

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The “Immortal” Hulk Hogan talks about appearing at MegaCon 2015 which takes place this Friday – Sunday at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL including the special Hulk Hogan: Uncut Q&A with fans, the longevity of Hulkamania, being a part of WrestleMania 31, what he would like to do going forward with WWE including another possible match, inducting ... Read More »

The Flagship: WWE Raw, Chris Jericho 1-On-1 with John Cena, Steve Austin Gives His Side and Scott Steiner is Angry

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It’s the weekly Flagship podcast and there’s plenty for Brian and Michael to talk about. The guys talk about AJ Lee’s retirement and they recap WWE Raw from Monday night which saw plenty of Big Show, Kane and Ryback. Plus, they discuss Chris Jericho’s live sitdown on the WWE Network with John Cena, Steve Austin explaining if he has heat ... Read More »

Between The Ropes WWE Booking and Q&A Extravaganza – April 3, 2015

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Brian and Michael are back for another podcast to talk about WWE booking over the next few months and answer your questions! They share some ideas for the WWE for what they would like to see over the summer and who they think will headline SummerSlam come August. Plus, they answer your questions and there were a lot of them! ... Read More »

The Flagship: Recapping a Busy and Wild WWE WrestleMania 31 Week

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Brian and Michael recap their week in the Bay Area covering WWE WrestleMania 31! The guys talk about all the events they attended from NXT to the Jim Ross show, the WWE Hall of Fame, WrestleMania and Raw the following night. Plus, they talk about Seth Rollins becoming the WWE Champion, the position Roman Reigns is in, how over NXT ... Read More »

WWE WrestleMania 31 Post Show from Levi’s Stadium

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Brian and Michael come to you LIVE from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, home of WrestleMania 31, to discuss all the happenings of WWE’s biggest show. They discuss what Seth Rollins’ surprise MITB cash-in means for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the reactions for Lesnar and Rollins, a fantastic segment including the People’s Champ The Rock and UFC Champ Ronda ... Read More »

Jason Powell On WWE WrestleMania 31, Brock Lesnar and Predictions for Next Year

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Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net joins the podcast to talk WWE WrestleMania 31 including the main event between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, different parts of the match that are intriguing, Lesnar’s contract status, the build up to John Cena vs. Rusev and Sting vs. Triple H, if Sting will be doing more in the WWE following this show and more. Plus, ... Read More »

The Flagship: Final WWE Raw Leading into WrestleMania 31, Brock and Roman Play Tug of War

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Brian and Michael are back with the Flagship podcast immediately following WWE Raw (hey, they had to do it early before their trip) as they talk about the final one before WrestleMania 31, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns playing tug of war for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Paul Heyman with another excellent promo to sell Mania, Sting starting off ... Read More »

Dean Ambrose on WWE WrestleMania 31, Favorites Growing Up and Roman Reigns Reaction

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WWE superstar Dean Ambrose talks about WWE WrestleMania 31 where he will be part of the Intercontinental Title ladder match, getting to stay on the west coast for the show, his favorites growing up, being a student of wrestling history, being around the stars he grew up watching, getting used to being cheered now and the reaction from some fans ... Read More »