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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.

Extra Videos Featuring Tyler Breeze, Colin Cassady from E:60 Pictures

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On Tuesday night, the E:60 feature WWE: Behind the Curtain aired on ESPN. It was a fascinating expose on NXT, showing what it takes to make it WWE developmental and the many details and choices that go into the characters and the personalities of the stars as well as how decisions get made from management. The show focused on three guys: ...

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Between The Ropes: WWE Raw Recap May 4, 2015, Payback and Michelle Beadle Reaction

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Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman recap the May 4, 2015 edition of WWE Raw including Sami Zayn making his debut in his hometown of Montreal against John Cena, the upcoming Payback PPV now having a Fatal 4-Way in the main event with Dean Ambrose being included, Thew New Day actually clapping their way to the top and more. Plus, they talk ...

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ESPN Personality Michelle Beadle Explains Why She Turned in Her WWE “Fan Card”

Michelle Beadle has never been one to not express her feelings, even if it rocks the boat with her co-workers.  The ESPN personality made waves again this past weekend when she announced on Twitter that she was turning in her WWE “fan card” following Triple H’s public support praising of Floyd Mayweather — who has been convicted of domestic abuse and accused ...

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NXT Star Sami Zayn Makes WWE Raw Debut, Internet Explodes

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John Cena has been a fighting WWE United State Champion, showing as much over the past month by defending the title every week on Raw. This week was no different as Cena once again had his U.S. Open Challenge, ready to take on anyone up for the opportunity. While he in the ring talking about his upcoming I Quit match ...

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WWE: The Ultimate Poster Collection Book Review

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Over the years, there have been some epic WWE pay-per-view posters as well as some ones that we’d all like to forget. Insight Editions has published the WWE: Ultimate Poster Collection featuring 40 posters, 30 of which featuring pay-per-view events, showcasing some of the best WWE artwork over the years. Each of the posters — all of which are removable ...

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Who’s Going to Win the Mayweather vs, Pacquiao Fight?

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The Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight is coming up, and everyone is getting very excited and nervous about who is going to win. If you haven’t signed up to watch the fight, you need to do so immediately so that you can be part of all the fun. The world has been waiting for more than five years to see who ...

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Kevin Eck On His Return to Wrestling Media, Daniel Bryan Future and TNA Wrestling

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Former WWE creative team member Kevin Eck joins the podcast to talk about working with Maryland Championship Wrestling and being hated by fans, his return to writing about wrestling at Sportsblog along with some of his recent posts about the WWE divas and how real the fan voting is on the WWE App. Plus, he discusses the injury situation with Daniel Bryan ...

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The Flagship: WWE Raw Review, King of the Ring, TNA Wrestling Starts Fresh

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It’s the weekly Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael as the guys give their WWE Raw review including the King of the Ring tournament, who they like between Sheamus, Neville, R-Truth and Bad News Barrett to win it, the health status of Daniel Bryan, the greatness of Heath Slater and who Seth Rollins is facing in the main event of ...

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Goldberg Promises Return to Wrestling, Just Not with WWE

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The last time we saw Bill Goldberg in a WWE ring, he was cracking a cold one with Steve Austin after defeating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XX, only to get met with a stunner for his troubles. Now it looks like that will be his last time. But that’s doesn’t mean his pro wrestling career is over.  In fact, he told ...

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UFC Boss Dana White says Ronda Rousey Won’t Return to WWE

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There was plenty of buzz coming out of WrestleMania 31 after UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey appeared side-by-side with The Rock and got the best of both Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. It was easy to suggest that this was to set Rousey in a match at next year’s event either against McMahon 1-on-1 or a mixed tag match. ...

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Dave Meltzer Talks WWE Extreme Rules, TNA Wrestling What Ifs and NXT Talent

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Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter joins the podcast as he talks about his WrestleMania 31 experience since it was in his home city, Mania cities going forward, WWE Extreme Rules this Sunday, the Daniel Bryan heath situation, who could be next for Seth Rollins, TNA Wrestling and their relationship with Destination America, some what ifs from over the ...

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WWE NXT Hitting the Road, Shows Announced for the Northeast

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Earlier this year, WWE CEO Paul “Triple H” Levesque said that by the end of the year, the plan was to have WWE NXT as a full touring group. The group is taking steps towards that and has announced several dates on the road in the northeast. The tour begins on Thursday, May 14, when NXT takes over Philadelphia’s Tower ...

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