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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.

Watch: Vince McMahon and the Power Walk Returned on Raw

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When WWE Raw began on Monday night, the Buffalo fans — and people at home — had to catch themselves with what they heard. No, it wasn’t John Cena’s music or even The Authority’s. Instead, there was the intro music for the Chairman. Yes, Vincent Kennedy McMahon made a surprise appearance on Raw and it was everything you would expect. The strut, ... Read More »

Paul O’Brien Talks ‘Blood Red Turns Dollar Green’ Series, TV Series and More

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Author Paul O’Brien of “Blood Red Turns Dollar Green” talks about the third volume of his trilogy, winning over traditional crime literature fans, making his books stand out with so much crime material out now, how much Mick Foley has had to do with the success of the books, his developmental deal to turn the books into a TV series ... Read More »

WWE Network Launch in UK Delayed, Fans Voice Displeasure

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WWE fans in the UK having been waiting for the WWE Network to go live in their country. Just last week, the WWE announced that Nov. 3 would be that day. But just minutes before the WWE Network was set to go live in the area, the WWE shelled out some bad news (cue Wade Barrett for the announcement): The ... Read More »

Bo Dallas Sidelined with Injury

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Bolievers have something to rally around — Bo Dallas himself. That’s because Bo was injured sometime over the past week and he’s expected be out for a while according to WWE.com. WWE.com has learned that Bo Dallas has suffered an injury to his left foot. As a result, Dallas is expected to be out of action for six to eight ... Read More »

Big Change Coming to WWE Network

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Coming off the updated subscriber number for the WWE Network this morning, it’s no surprise that the WWE is concerned about that figure. So, the company has announced a big change to the service. Beginning in December, the WWE Network will be available for $9.99 on a monthly basis with no commitment. Previously, you had to make a six-month commitment ... Read More »

WWE Network Subscriber Number Announced

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It’s not good news for the WWE as earlier today the company announced that the WWE Network currently has 731,000 subscribers, up just 31,000 from their last announcement on July 31. This includes the expansion over the summer of the WWE Network into 180 countries outside of the Unites States. In today’s earnings release, the WWE noted that they have ... Read More »

Eric Gargiulo Talks WWE Network, Changes to WWE and Scariest Wrestlers

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Eric Gargiulo of CamelClutchBlog.com returns to the podcast as he and Brian talk about the latest shows for the WWE and the lack of excitement in the product right now, some arm chair booking from them on what they would change and use guys including Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton, Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler, the broadcast team and more. Plus, they ... Read More »

The Flagship: Hell in a Cell, WWE Raw Recap, Survivor Series Dream Teams

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It’s the weekly Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael and there’s a lot to dive into as they talk about Hell in a Cell and the follow up on WWE Raw the next night.  The guys talk about what they liked, didn’t like, the progression of Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt coming back into the fold, what to ... Read More »

An Inside Look at a WWE Tryout

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If you’ve ever wanted to go behind the scenes and get a glimpse of what a WWE tryout looks like, now is your chance. WWE.com has posted a video of a tryout from earlier September where 30 athletes came to the Performance Center in Orlando to see if they had what it takes to even get a sniff from the ... Read More »

Another Surgery Likely for Daniel Bryan

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The bad news keeps coming for the leader of the “Yes” movement. On Tuesday night’s “Smackdown” tapings in Houston, the Big Show announced to the live crowd that Bryan will likely need surgery on his right elbow. Bryan had neck surgery in May but since then, he has yet to regain full strength in his right arm. He was originally scheduled ... Read More »

Scott Fishman On Liking TNA Wrestling Opponent for Lesnar and Hell in a Cell

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Scott Fishman — contributor to the Miami Herald — joins the podcast to talking about enjoying TNA Wrestling right now and how that gets him on some people’s bad list, rumors of some talent there going to WWE and which guys he would like to see make the jump if possible. Plus, he talks about who is next for Brock ... Read More »

The Flagship: Final Raw Before Hell in a Cell, Predictions and Q&A

Brian and Michael are back for The Flagship podcast as they talk about Monday’s go-home edition of Raw before Hell in a Cell including Mick Foley’s return, the excitement level leading into the pay-per-view and their predictions for the show. Plus, they discuss Randy Orton’s possible turn, Rey Mysterio’s status, John Cena’s Halloween and more including your questions. Today’s podcast ... Read More »