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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 ‘Money in the Bank’, Austin Aries Talks New Book

Brian Fritz talks about the WWE ‘Money in the Bank’ including the women’s ladder match, creative difficulties within the company, the build-up for Brock Lesnar-Samoa Joe, and how it’s all about SummerSlam right now. Plus, Austin Aries talks about his new book ‘Food Fight’. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our ...

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Okada vs Omega 2 Delights, WWE Money in the Bank Predictions

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman look back at the NJPW Dominion show including the fantastic rematch between Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega, comparing New Japan to WWE, the brawl between Samoa Joe and Brock Lesnar, could this build to more than just one match, free agent John Cena, Roman Reigns announcement, a preview on Money in the Bank and your ...

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EC3 on State of Impact Wrestling, India Tour, and Slammiversary

Brian Fritz brings on Ethan Carter III to discuss his weird schedule, Impact Wrestling’s tapings in India and why the trip was miserable for him, new ownership, once again being a protagonist, his feud last year with Bobby Lashley and not winning the championship, and the upcoming July 2 Slammiversary pay-per-view. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! ...

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WWE Extreme Rules Reaction, Lost Bayley, New Japan in North America

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman look back at WWE Extreme Rules, Samoa Joe as the #1 contender for Brock Lesnar at Great Balls of Fire, what has happened with Bayley, missed opportunities with Bray Wyatt, if New Japan can make a big impact in North America heading into the Dominion show and your questions. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on ...

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Women of Raw, WWE Extreme Rules Preview

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the awful “This is Your Life” segment from Raw and what has happened to the women’s division, comparing Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler, a preview of Extreme Rules including who they think should next challenge Brock Lesnar along with your questions. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation ...

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Jinder Mahal Wins WWE Championship, NXT TakeOver: Chicago Reaction

Brian and Michael are back after a busy weekend and newsworthy week in professional wrestling! They’ll give their reactions to the UK Championship special and NXT TakeOver: Chicago, discuss the controversial (?) decision to crown Jinder Mahal as the NEW WWE Champion at WWE Backlash, discuss the rock star status of guys like Shinsuke Nakamura, and more! Plus, your questions ...

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NXT TakeOver: Chicago Media Call with Paul “Triple H” Levesque

WWE executive Paul “Triple H” Levesque talks with the media ahead of the NXT TakeOver: Chicago event about the progress of Hideo Itami, the losses behind the scenes to the brand that they’ve had to overcome including the passing of Dusty Rhodes, Tommaso Ciampa’s injury, the upcoming women’s tournament, female referees, Roderick Strong and more. Enjoy what we do? Support ...

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WWE Roundup, Backlash Preview With Kevin Eck

Brian Fritz is joined by Kevin Eck of PressBoxOnline.com as they discuss what WWE might do without Braun Strowman, Finn Balor and Jinder Mahal as possible top guys, Backlash preview including what match may end the show, and if we will ever see Broken Matt Hardy in WWE. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous ...

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Braun Strowman Injury, President The Rock

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the effects of Braun Strowman’s injury to Raw, what the WWE can do to get some sizzle back, the anniversary of the infamous Plane Ride from Hell, The Rock considering a serious run for president, if Sinclair will make a bigger investment into Ring of Honor along with your questions. Enjoy what we do? ...

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Adam ‘Hangman’ Page on Bullet Club, His Teaching Days and ROH ‘War of the Worlds’

Brian Fritz talks with Adam ‘Hangman” Page about this Friday’s Ring of Honor ‘War of the Worlds’ pay-per-view, being a member of the Bullet Club for a year, being a teacher and a wrestler, his built up frustrations during his earlier years, tricks of traveling with a noose, any negative feedback from the ‘Hangman’ character, and being a heel while ...

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WWE Payback Reaction, Billy Corgan Buys NWA

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman look back at the WWE Payback show including the House of Horrors match, why Raw needs Brock Lesnar back, why Jinder Mahal should become WWE Champion, Adam Cole hitting free agency, Billy Corgan buying the NWA and what he may do with it. Plus, your questions as well. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the ...

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Ian Riccobani on Broadcasting, Becoming Lead Voice of Ring of Honor

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the upcoming Vince McMahon biopic ‘Pandemonium’, WWE’s old-school mentality involving several key storylines along with a preview of WWE Payback including the House of Horrors match, and answers to your questions. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible ...

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WWE Payback Preview, House of Horrors, and Pandemonium!

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the upcoming Vince McMahon biopic ‘Pandemonium’, WWE’s old-school mentality involving several key storylines along with a preview of WWE Payback including the House of Horrors match, and answers to your questions. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible ...

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Braun Strowman and Big Show Break RAW Ring, Jinder Mahal NEW #1 Contender

Join Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman as they get swept away in the post-WrestleMania hangover. This week on the show they chat about Braun Strowman and Big Show breaking the RAW ring, the thought process behind making Jinder Mahal the NEW #1 contender for the WWE Championship, The Revival being shelved for 8 weeks, and whether or not ROH or ...

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WWE Superstar Shake-up Reaction, Mauro Ranallo Gone from SmackDown Live?

Brian Fritz and Michael A. Wiseman chat about a newsworthy week in pro wrestling. They’ll give their reactions to the WWE Superstar Shake-up and what potential feuds this opens up for RAW and SmackDown Live, the huge announcing hole left behind by Mauro Ranallo leaving WWE and potential reasons for his departure, Kane running for office, and a whole lot ...

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WWE RAW and SmackDown LIVE after Mania, Shinsuke Nakamura Debuts, Superstar Shake-up

Brian and Michael are back just days after WrestleMania 33 to chat about the eventful RAW after Mania and SmackDown LIVE shows, the debut of Shinsuke Nakamura to the main roster along with Tye Dillinger and The Revival, the insane amount of heat that Roman Reigns manages to generate, their predictions for the Superstar Shake-up, and BEACH BALL MANIA! Plus, ...

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WWE WrestleMania 33 Reaction: Undertaker’s Last Ride, Hardys Surprise

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman break down WrestleMania 33 including the Undertaker’s retirement, the Hardy Boyz return and what is next for WWE. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Make sure you subscribe to the Between The ...

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WWE WrestleMania 33 Final Predictions

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman preview WrestleMania 33 from top to bottom, give their predictions on all of the matches as well as for NXT TakeOver: Orlando and what we could see some Raw and SmackDown following the big event. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and ...

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WrestleMania 33 Talk with Jason Powell

Brian Fritz is joined by Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net as they discuss WrestleMania 33, how the card has shaped up, the intrigue of the Roman Reigns – Undertaker match and what they could do out of it, the possible aftermath of the show, and when we could see the Hardy back in the WWE. Enjoy what we do? Support Between ...

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Rich Bocchini and Tama Tonga on WrestleMania Week

Brian Fritz talks with Rich Rocchini — former Rich Brennan — about WrestleMania week, FEST Wrestling, NXT talent he works with, announcing with JBL, and announcers feuding on Impact Wrestling. Then, a conversation with Tama Tonga about New Japan, teaming with his brother in Guerrilas of Destiny, growing up with Haku as his dad and his upcoming appearance at WaleMania. ...

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