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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.

WWE Raw Review 10/19/15: Hell in a Cell Hype, The Shield Re-Unites


Brian and Michael talk immediately after WWE Monday Night Raw for another edition of Between the Ropes looking at Brock Lesnar’s return to RAW, The Undertaker coming back, rumors of Tyler Breeze going to the main roster from NXT, and more! Plus, they’ll give Hell in a Cell predictions along with some other news and notes. And they’ll be answering ...

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Bram Back with TNA Wrestling


Two months ago, Thomas “Bram” Latimer was suspended indefinitely by TNA Wrestling after his arrest for domestic battery by strangulation and false imprisonment. Today, the wrestling promotion reinstated him after the Florida prosecutor involved in the case decided not to press charges. TNA Executive Vice President John Guburick announced on Twitter this afternoon that Bram is offically back with the company. ...

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John Cena Will Be This Week’s WWE Guest on ESPN SportsCenter


Last week, WWE began a new partnership with ESPN SportsCenter with a featured WWE superstar appearing on the show every Tuesday night. The first guest was WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. Today, Jonathan Coachman has announced who will be making the appearance on “the mothership” this week. In case you just missed it @JohnCena will be our guest on @SportsCenter ...

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Kurt Angle Comments on Future Following Pro Wrestling


Believe it or not, Kurt Angle will not be wrestling forever. Following a Hall of Fame wrestling career that has lasted nearly two decades and him paying a huge toll, suffering just about every injury imaginable and also battling some personal demons along the way, the 46-year-old is ready to call it a career. Earlier this year, the Olympic gold medalist announced ...

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WWE Fans Won’t Have to Worry About Seeing The Great Khali Anytime Soon


It’s already been a year since former WWE Champion The Great Khali making his appearance for the company, having wrestled his last match there in October 2014 against Rusev and his contract expiring the following month. He apparently has his eye on being more active in his home country of India and hoping to be in some Bollywood movies which ...

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WWE Raw Review 10/12/15: Kane is in Charge, Rusev-Lana Exposed


Brian Fritz and Justin Kendall recap the 10/12/2015 edition of WWE Raw! They talk about everything from inept bosses, Kane once again being fearsome and Seth Rollins being scared, the real life engagement of Rusev and Lana and how WWE explained it, John Cena’s latest US Open Challenge and the rest of the show. Plus, they talk other news and ...

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Hall of Fame Voting, NXT Compared to WWE and Kaybabe Talk with Eric Gargiulo


Brian catches up with Eric Gargiulo from www.CamelClutchBlog.com about voting in the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame, comparing NXT to WWE, what changes might happen to Raw if the ratings continue to struggle, heels with today’s audience and if the curtain is pulled back too much for fans now. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your ...

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Gunner Talks “Navy SEALS vs. Zombies”, Time with TNA Wrestling


Chad “Gunner” Lail — formerly of TNA Wrestling — talks about his new movie “Navy SEALS vs. Zombies”, working with former NBA star Rick Fox and Olympian LoLo Jones on the movie, his Marines background, taking acting classes, The Walking Dead, a possible zombiepocalypse, his time in TNA Wrestling, the future of that company and more. “Navy SEALS vs. Zombies” ...

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Matt Riddle on Change to Pro Wrestling, Kurt Angle Comparisons and WWE Tryout Camp


Former MMA fighter turned pro wrestler Matt Riddle talks about the change in his career from the cage to the squared circle, his transition to professional wrestling, his amateur wrestling background, comparisons to Kurt Angle, advice he has received including from Gerald Brisco, being a lifelong fan and his influences growing up, the WWE tryout camp he was a part ...

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NXT TakeOver: Respect Conference Call with Paul “Triple H” Levesque


WWE executive Paul “Triple H” Levesque talks with the media before the NXT TakeOver: Respect event that will feature the main event of Bayley against Sasha Banks 30-minute IronMan match for the NXT Women’s Championship. Levesque talks about that show and the importance of having the women in the main event, what lessons he has learned from running NXT shows ...

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Paul Heyman on WWE Network Special at MSG, Hell in a Cell and Steve Austin versus Brock Lesnar


Paul Heyman talks about this Saturday night’s WWE Network special from Madison Square Garden featuring Brock Lesnar — making his return to the storied building for the first time in over a decade — taking on the Big Show. Heyman shares why the building means so much, working with the Big Show in a similar way over a decade ago, ...

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Scott Fishman on #DivasRevolution, WWE Shaking Things Up and WrestleMania Talk


Scott Fishman is back on the podcast! Scott talks about his buzzworthy interview with Nikki Bella about the influence John Cena has on his career and how she’s booked in WWE. Plus, he and Brian discuss why the #DivasRevolution isn’t working, the recent bad Raw ratings, how WWE needs to shake things up, the upcoming MSG special on the WWE ...

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