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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.

NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II Recap, SummerSlam Preview from NYC!

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Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman are in New York City and talk about their night from the wild scene at a sports bar watching UFC 202, NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II including Shinsuke Nakamura becoming the NXT Champion and look ahead to SummerSlam including the main event between Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton along with the Goldberg rumors. Enjoy what we ...

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Jim Ross on WWE SummerSlam and his Upcoming Shows

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Brian Fritz talks with WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross about his upcoming “Ringside” shows in Orlando, FL during WrestleMania weekend (which go on sale this coming Monday at 10a ET at www.ticketfly.com), what match he’s looking forward to most this coming weekend, WWE SummerSlam, the presentation of Finn Balor, how wrestlers responded to Conor McGregor’s sharp comments, Brock Lesnar ...

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WWE Roundup, TNA News and SummerSlam Preview

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Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss WWE Raw and SmackDown, the suspensions of both Alberto Del Rio and Paige, the changes in TNA management involving Dixie Carter and Billy Corgan and preview both the NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn show as well as SummerSlam. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights ...

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NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II Conference Call with Triple H

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WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, Paul “Triple H” Levesque speaks with the media about NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II at the Barclays this Saturday, putting the cruiserweight division on Raw, spotlighting veterans versus younger talents, talent working elsewhere and NXT, training styles, the NXT broadcast team going forward, 50/50 booking and more. Enjoy what we do? ...

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Kevin Kelly in Tokyo, Japan!

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Brian Fritz talks with Kevin Kelly — who is in Tokyo, Japan to call the finals of the NJPW G1 Climax — about being in Japan with Steve Corino, how the tournament has played out, Michael Elgin’s success over the past few years, his new role in Ring of Honor, where he sees ROH growing the most in the next ...

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WWE star Big Cass, Jason Static on pro wrestling play

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Two interviews on the podcast! First, Big Cass jumps on to talk about getting called from from NXT, his WWE debut with Enzo Amore, the most outlandish things his partner has said, working singles while Enzo was injured and their big SummerSlam match against Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho. Then, a conversation with Jason Static on his pro wrestling play ...

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WWE Raw, SmackDown Talk with Michael Wiseman

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Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss Raw and SmackDown including how the show’s are doing following the brand split, the uniqueness of Dean Ambrose, Rusev becoming a star, Finn Balor’s chances at SummerSlam and both Ryback and Joey Styles gone from WWE. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights ...

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WWE Roundup with Justin Barrasso

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Brian Fritz is joined by Justin Barrasso of SI.com to discuss the WWE brand extension, which brand will be in a better position by WrestleMania 33, other possible talent being signed away from TNA Wrestling or brought up from NXT, using the cruiserweight division on Raw and how SummerSlam is shaping up. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes ...

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WWE Battleground, Raw and SmackDown Recap

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Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman look back at WWE Battleground and then discuss the new era of the WWE with both Raw and SmackDown along with a look ahead to SummerSlam and Brock Lesnar’s status with the company. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it ...

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WWE Draft Reaction with Kevin Eck

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Brian Fritz brings on former WWE creative team member Kevin Eck — now with The Eck Factor blog (www.kevineckwrestling.sportsblog.com) to discuss the WWE draft, how the roster shaped out for each brand, NXT talent not called up and how to use that brand, if a brand split was even necessary, being detail-oriented with storylines and taking other ideas from other ...

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WWE Draft Recap, Battleground Preview

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Brian and Michael recap the WWE Draft including their thoughts on how the rosters shaped up and how talent could be used going forward, their own ideas on some things they wanted to see, NXT call-ups, the ending of Raw with the world title controversy and a preview of Sunday’s Battleground event. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes ...

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WWE Mock Draft!

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It’s the Between The Ropes WWE mock draft! In anticipation of the WWE draft, Brian and Michael do one of their own and with their own rules with each making 30 picks from the current WWE and NXT rosters and then they each make 10 more from talent anywhere in the world. After you listen, go to Twitter (@BetweenTheRopes) and ...

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