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Author Archives: 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. He is a self-admitted nerd, a sports nut and lists Jack Bauer as his hero. You can email Brian at fritz@betweentheropes.com or follow him on Twitter @BrianFritz.

The Flagship: WWE Survivor Series Lookback, Sting is Here, Raw is a Dud

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It’s the weekly Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael and they have lots to talk about. The guys look back at WWE Survivor Series from Sunday, the debut of Sting and how it was done and a disappointing Raw from Monday night. Plus, they talk about the Big Show turning again, what was missing from Raw, the Larry the Cable ... Read More »

The Flagship: Impact Wrestling Has New Home, Survivor Series, Macho Man and Heidenreich

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Brian and Michael are back and better than even for The Flagship podcast with a lot to talk about. That includes Impact Wrestling finding a new home on Destination America and some details on that deal along with expectations and more including what talent could remain there and who might not. Plus, they talk about Raw from Monday night, this ... Read More »

Steve Corino Talks ROH, ECW Memories and Enjoying the Business

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“The King of Old School” and Ring of Honor commentator Steve Corino joins the pocasts as he talks about his work with Ring of Honor, if he thinks he would still be in the wrestling business at all if he didn’t work for the company, why now is his favorite time working in wrestling, his one regret from over the ... Read More »

The Flagship: WWE Raw, Survivor Series, Grumpy Cat is Coming and JR is Back

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Brian and Michael return for the weekly podcast as they talk about WWE Raw from Monday night including the teams coming together for Survivor Series and Rusev being put in his place as well as the UK audience and Vince McMahon blowing up before the Smackdown taping in Liverpool. Plus, they discuss next week’s guest on Raw Grumpy Cat, Jim ... Read More »

Jim Ross Returning to Wrestling, Will Call NJPW “Wrestle Kingdom”

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After weeks of speculation and anticipation, Global Force Wrestling officially announced this morning that Jim Ross is returning to the announcing booth in wrestling and will call the NJPW “Wrestle Kingdom 9″ show on Jan. 4. Here is the press release: JIM ROSS SIGNS ON TO CALL GLOBAL FORCE WRESTLING’S PRESENTATION OF NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING’S “WRESTLE KINGDOM 9” ON ... Read More »

CM Punk Now a Writer, Joins Marvel Comics

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Since leaving the WWE back in January, CM Punk has been keeping a low profile between getting married to AJ Lee and going to hockey games where he sometimes takes pictures with other celebrities. Now, Punk has officially resurfaced as Marvel Comics announced today that he will be working with the comic giant to write “Thor Annual #1″ which is due ... Read More »

Yes, Grumpy Cat will Guest Host WWE Raw Next Week

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You read the headline correctly: the WWE announced today that Grumpy Cat will be hosting Raw next week. I guess you can say the show has officially gone to the dogs…or in this case, the cat. This is not a joke. Here’s the press release from the WWE: STAMFORD, Conn., November 10, 2014 – Internet sensation Grumpy Cat will guest star on WWE’s ... Read More »

Scott Fishman On WWE Network, ‘Feud’ with Kurt Angle, What to Watch

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Scott Fishman — contributor to the Miami Herald — joins the podcast to talk about the WWE Network numbers that were released last week, what he is watching on the network and how often along with how the WWE is promoting it. Plus, he talks about being called out on Twitter by Kurt Angle, what programming he watches live, Smackdown ... Read More »

It’s Official: WWE Smackdown Moving to Thursdays

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After plenty of rumors and speculation, WWE Smackdown is on the move, going to Thursday nights come 2015. Here is the press release: SMACKDOWN® MOVES TO THURSDAY NIGHT ON SYFY NEW YORK – November 6, 2014 – The show that averages 3.1 million viewers on Friday nights and beats all Friday primetime viewing on any cable network is moving to ... Read More »

The Flagship: Randy Orton Gets Hot, Daniel Bryan Missing and NXT Coming?

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Brian and Michael are back for The Flagship podcast as they talk about Raw from Monday night including Randy Orton clicking before leaving for a while, the return of Vince McMahon for at least one week and maybe more, Rusev winning the U.S. Title from Sheamus after a long night for viewers and no time for Daniel Bryan. Plus, they ... Read More »

Where was Footage of Daniel Bryan Celebrating with the Giants on Raw? (updated)

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On Raw Monday night, we got to see the return of the power walking Vince McMahon while Randy Orton got in another “RKO outta nowhere” on Seth Rollins before he was curb stomped to a bloody pulp. But over the three hour show, one thing that we did not see was any footage of Daniel Bryan celebrating the San Francisco ... Read More »

Cesaro Needed Staples after Cut to Head on Raw

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Last night on Raw in Buffalo, Cesaro once again squared off against Dean Ambrose. At some point in their match, Cesaro suffered a gash to the side of his head. It looks like it happened during a break and Michael Cole mentioned the gash when the action was back on live. Still, WWE stopped the action so he could be attended ... Read More »