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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.

Drew McIntyre Talks NXT TakeOver, Gail Kim on Winding Down Her Career

Brian Fritz talks with NXT superstar Drew McIntyre about his big main event match at Saturday’s TakeOver: Brooklyn III against Booby Roode for the NXT Championship, his journey back to the company, and working with Shawn Michaels. Then, GFW star Gail Kim discusses her championship match against Sienna this Thursday night at Destination X, the decision to end her 17-year ...

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Recapping the 2017 NJPW G1 Climax with John Pollack

Brian Fritz is joined by the Fight Network’s John Pollock as they recap the 2017 NJPW G1 Climax including Tetsuya Naito winning the tournament for the second time, the countless incredible matches including Okada vs. Omega III, if this is the greatest G1 of all-time, the dramatic return of Shibata, whether or not the format should be changed, and what ...

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WWE SummerSlam Grows, Possible Superstar Shakeup with Jason Powell

Brian Fritz is joined by Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net as they discuss WWE SummerSlam which continues to grow, why it looks like Charlotte and Becky Lynch won’t be on that show, if UFC champion Jon Jones should be at ringside for the main event, and a possible superstar shakeup coming and who could be on the move including NXT call-ups. Enjoy ...

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John Cena and Brock Lesnar WWE Future, SummerSlam Taking Shape

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the WWE future of both John Cena and Brock Lesnar, what it could mean for the company going forward, how SummerSlam is coming together and if Cena will be a part of it, how the brand split is working, WWE cutbacks, the Hardy’s moving forward with the “Broken Universe”, and take your questions. Enjoy what ...

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Seth Rollins Talks ‘Armed Response’, Kenny King on ‘The Bachelorette’

Brian Fritz talks with WWE superstar Seth Rollins about his upcoming movie “Armed Response”, the process of making the movie, fight scenes, going through rehab while making it, his return to the ring, and Kurt Angle coming to Raw. Then, Ring of Honor’s Kenny King discusses his experience of being on the current season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette”, making it ...

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Battleground Review, WWE Stumbles Towards SummerSlam

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman look back at WWE Battleground, the return of the Great Khali, storytelling issues and hotshotting matches heading towards SummerSlam, NXT debuts, GFW champion suspended, and 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 for us to do even more! ...

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Kurt Angle’s Big Reveal, WWE Battleground Preview with Spencer Davies

Brian Fritz is joined by Spencer Davies as they discuss rumors of Brock Lesnar fighting again in UFC, the Kurt Angle — Jason Jordan storyline on Raw, the end of American Alpha, the WWE tag team scene, a preview of Battleground, SummerSlam main event, NXT television, and your questions. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous ...

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James Storm on Slammiversary, TNA Early Days, DCC Angle, and GFW

Brian Fritz brings on ‘Cowboy” James Storm to discuss Slammiversary XV, being a TNA original, having Jeff Jarrett back in an executive role with the company, the change to GFW, his role backstage, working a few shows with NXT, being called a tag team specialist, and the DCC storyline and his plans for it. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the ...

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Great Balls of Fire, SummerSlam, and Del Rio Suspension with Justin Barrasso

Brian Fritz is joined by SI.com’s Justin Barrasso as they discuss the suspension of Alberto Del Rio, Great Balls of Fire and the fallout from that event leading into SummerSlam, the Hardy Boyz battle for the “Broken Universe”, and the upcoming NJPW G1 Climax. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our ...

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NJPW G1USA Special Recap with Will Pruett

Brian Fritz is joined by Will Pruett of ProWrestling.net to discuss the NJPW G1USA Special event in Long Beach, Calif., their experience over the past few days covering the event, Bullet Club dominance, how the company did in its U.S. debut, and the upcoming G1 Tournament. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help ...

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Big Weekend in Wrestling, Great Balls of Fire are Coming

Brian Fritz is joined by Scott Fishman as they discuss Cody becoming the ROH Champion, his title vs. title match against IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada at NJPW’s debut in Long Beach, Impact Wrestling ‘Slammiversary’, how Great Balls of Fire looks like a loaded show, where WWE could be afterwards and into SummerSlam, the women’s MITB match, Lavar Ball idiocy, ...

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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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