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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.

Court Bauer Talks WaleMania, NXT talent and WWE WrestleMania Booking

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Court Bauer of MLW Radio¬†joins the podcast to talk about WaleMania with Rey Mysterio in Santa Clara on Thursday, March 26th which you can tickets to now, being on the WWE creative team and comparing it then to what it has become now, the popularity of NXT and the talent there, Samoa Joe reportedly signing there and if that was ... Read More »

The Flagship: Axelmania is Running Wild on WWE Raw (and Roman Reigns is too), Samoa Joe to WWE, Rey Mysterio is Free

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It’s the Flagship podcast and there’s plenty for Brian and Michael to discuss including Samoa Joe seemingly headed to WWE and what that could do for NXT, Rey Mysterio free from WWE and where he is headed, WWE Raw on Monday from Jon Stewart’s guest appearance, Roman Reigns beating up everyone but losing to Axelmania running wild. Plus, they share ... Read More »

The Flagship: Roman Reigns to Main Event WrestleMania 31, WWE Raw, Fast Lane and More

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It’s The Flagship podcast as Brian and Michael talk about WWE Fast Lane from Sunday night as well as Raw from Monday, Roman Reigns to main event WrestleMania 31 against Brock Lesnar and the response from the audience towards him lately, John Cena vs. Rusev heating up and ideas for the buildup to their match and lots more. Plus, they ... Read More »

Jim Ross on His One Man Show Coming to WrestleMania 31 Weekend, WWE Fast Lane and Today’s Wrestling Audience

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Hall of Famer Jim Ross joins the podcast as he talks about his one man show “Ringside: An Afternoon with Jim Ross” which is coming to San Jose on Saturday, March 28th, the WWE Fast Lane show, the live audience at the show and today’s wrestling audience, Roman Reigns being the “next guy”, remembering when he first saw Reigns in ... Read More »

Scott Fishman Talks NXT Brand, Fast Lane, Samoa Joe Leaving TNA and More

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Scott Fishman – contributor to the Miami Herald fighting section – joins the podcast to talk about the NXT brand and where it’s at right now, what the WWE could learn from how that brand is booked, possible callups,¬†the joy of house shows, Fast Lane on Sunday and how it could be sneaky good, thoughts on where they are going ... Read More »

UFC Conference Call with Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White Talking Drug Testing

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Listen to the complete UFC conference call with the media with CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and President Dana White as they talk with the media about new measures for the promotion regarding drug testing going forward and their hopes in working with various state athetic commissions. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you automatically get the latest podcasts and ... Read More »

The Flagship: WWE Raw Heads to Life in the Fast Lane, NXT TakeOver and Your Questions

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It’s The Flagship podcast as Brian and Michael discuss WWE Raw from Monday night (which Brian was at live) which was the final show before the Fast Lane PPV, the great build to the Daniel Bryan – Roman Reigns match, Triple H and his conversation with Ric Flair, Bray Wyatt promos and the breakup of one tag-team and the reuniting ... Read More »

Shawn Michaels Talks New Book “Wrestling for My Life”, Thoughts of a Return and Mending Fences

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WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels talks about his new book “Wrestling for My Life: The Legend, the Reality and the Faith of a WWE Superstar” which is now available, when he got the idea for doing the book and why it was important for him, his faith being tested when he made his WWE comeback, mending fences with Bret ... Read More »

The Flagship: Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns are Mad, Seth Rollins May be Sad and NXT Talk

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It’s this week’s edition of The Flagship as Brian and Michael cover the week in wrestling including the Seth Rollins photo leak, Raw from Monday night and what is going on with Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns, the Triple H / Sting angle, the Triple H conference call with the media including his plans for NXT in 2015, the NXT ... Read More »

Triple H on NXT TakeOver, Plans for Brand in 2015, Women of NXT

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WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events, Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque held a conference call with the media today to discuss Wednesday’s NXT TakeOver: Rival show which airs live on the WWE Network. He also talked about plans for the brand in 2015 and hopes of more touring, the importance of women for the brand and doing more ... Read More »

Sasha Banks on NXT TakeOver, Falling in Love with Wrestling and Being Boss

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NXT’s Sasha Banks talks about how she loved wrestling from an early age, already being in the business for five years despite being so young, her tryout to get into WWE developmental, training in Tampa to now being at the Performance Center, how big of a brand NXT has become, the next live TakeOver special on Wednesday, the previous one ... Read More »

The Flagship: Road to WrestleMania in Question with Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan, Triple H Talks with Stone Cold

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Brian and Michael talk about WWE Raw from Monday night including the possible changes on the Road to WrestleMania involving Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan as they two are set to square off at Fast Lane, if WWE make a switch for the main event of WrestleMania 31 and who will face Brock Lesnar, protecting Reigns and how tricky that ... Read More »