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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.

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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Between The Ropes 2018 Predictions, E-mail Extravaganza

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman make their 2018 wrestling predictions including who will be hold either the WWE Championship or Universal Championship the longest, John Cena’s role in the new year, stars that could make a comeback, who may jump to other promotions, possible NXT callups, WWE business including their next TV deal and more. Plus, the guys blowout the final ...

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Between The Ropes Best of 2017 — Day 1

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman are joined by Spencer Davies for the first of two “Year in Wrestling 2017” shows as they run down six categories including: – Feud of the Year – Breakout Star of the Year – Tag-Team of the Year – Most Memorable Moment – Damaged Angle of the Year – PPV/Show of the Year Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! ...

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Vince Bringing Back XFL?, Clash of Champions Review, Women’s Movement

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss rumors of the XFL’s return, if it makes sense for Vince McMahon to sell the WWE right now, Clash of Champions and fallout from the show, the announcement of the women’s Royal Rumble and where the women’s movement is now in WWE, Hideo Itami’s debut on Monday, if we’ll be watching Raw on Christmas night, ...

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Interviews with WWE’s Triple H, Charlotte Flair, and The Big Show

Three interviews with three WWE superstars! Brian Fritz talks with Paul “Triple H” Levesque about the NXT one-night special on USA Network, the growth of the brand over the past five years, and how working with it has changed his perspecting on the business both in and out of the ring. Then, Charlotte Flair discusses the 15th Annual WWE Tribute to ...

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WWE Clash of Champions, Woken Matt Hardy Broken, Jericho/Omega Attacks

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss NXT one-night special on USA Network and if that could be permament in the future, Raw and SmackDown including the latest Matt Hardy segment and if WWE is already going overboard, Clash of Champions preview and picks, Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega attacking one another at separate events leading to their match at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12, ...

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Woken Matt Hardy Debut, Ronda Rousey in WWE, Shane McMahon Heel?

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the WWE debut of ‘Woken” Matt Hardy and if WWE will allow him creative freedom and the Broken Universe, if Shane McMahon is turning heel and how Daniel Bryan fits in the storyline, Roman Reigns claims that he’s the best in-ring performer in the world, report of Ronda Rousey signing with WWE, Cody and Bullet ...

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Mick Foley On 20 Years of Hell, Alexa Bliss Talks WWE 2K18 + Past Year

Brian Fritz talks with WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley about hs upcoming #20YearsOfHell tour, his infamous ‘Hell in a Cell’ match against The Undertaker, how important Santa Claus is to him personally and the difficulty he had in releasing his latest book ‘Saint Mick”. Then, WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss talks about the WWE 2K18 video game which ...

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WWE Starrcade Review, ‘Woken’ Matt Hardy, Potential Indie Supershow

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the WWE Starrcade event in Greensboro which Michael attended, the Bullet Club’s attempt at filling a 10,000-seat indie supershow and who they’re hoping will be a part of it, Impact Wrestling ‘s big chance and what it means for talent, “Broken” Matt Hardy coming to WWE, Raw and SmackDown from this past week, a potential return ...

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Daniel Bryan Wrestling, Survivor Series, Remembering Montreal Screwjob

Brian and Michael discuss Daniel Bryan’s likely return to the ring and if it could be with WWE, the lead up to Survivor Series along with predictions for the show including various scenarios for the Team Raw vs. Team SmackDown match and Brock Lesnar squaring off against AJ Styles, NXT TakeOver: War Games the night before, looking back at the infamous ...

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Ring of Honor and Indie Scene with Colt Cabana and Flip Gordon

It’s Ring of Honor Thursday!!! Brian talks with Colt Cabana about his many jobs, being a trailblazer in merchandise sales, merch etiquette at shows, working with Ian Riccoboni as part of the ROH broadcast team, raising money to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, and his new children’s book ‘Wrestling Dreams’. Then a conversation with Flip Gordon about his quick rise ...

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ESPN 30 For 30 Director Rory Karpf on ‘Nature Boy’, Legacy of Ric Flair

Brian Fritz is joined by filmmaker Rory Karpf to discuss the upcoming ESPN ’30 For 30′ documentary ‘Nature Boy’, the legacy of Ric Flair, growing up as a wrestling fan, convincing ESPN to do the film, why Flair is so popular now years after his career, if he thinks ‘Naitch’ has any regrets, and how he thinks people will view the ...

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