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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 or follow him on Twitter @BrianFritz.

Artist Rob Schamberger Talks WrestleMania Series, Painting at WWE Axxess and Getting in the Zone

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Artist Rob Schamberger joins the podcast to talk about his WrestleMania Series of paintings with a piece for each event, his Canvas 2 Canvas YouTube videos for WWE which are posted every Monday, painting during WWE Axxess this year where he’ll be working on a “Macho Man” Randy Savage piece, working in public, how special the Connor The Crusher work ... Read More »

Devon Dudley on Giving Back to Business, Team 3D Academy and Possible Return to WWE

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One-half of the most decorated tag-team in wrestling history Devon Dudley joins the podcast to talk about working on the House of Hardcore show last weekend and returning to the ECW Arena and the memories it brought up, thoughts when he first started teaming with Bubba, if he’s suprised they are still together as a team, why he feels there is ... Read More »

The Flagship: WWE Raw Review, WrestleMania 31, Bill DeMott and Your Questions

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It’s the latest Flagship podcast as Brian and Michael talk about WWE Raw from Monday night which left plenty to desire, Wiz Khalifa and his tweets following his performance, Paul Heyman boasting that Brock Lesnar will unify the WWE and UFC titles if he wants this summer, Sting turns into the Black Scorpion(?) and a whole lot of other stuff on ... Read More »

Mickie James Talks WrestleCon 2015, Being a Wrestler and a Mom and WrestleMania Memories

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Former WWE Divas Champion and TNA Knockouts Champion Mickie James talks about appearing at WrestleCon 2015 on March 27 and 28 in San Jose, being around her friends including Ric Flair, being a mom now and a wrestler, how she looks at her career now going forward, how close she came to retiring from the ring, her recent return to ... Read More »

Mike Johnson Talks WrestleMania 31 Build, NXT Growth and Ring of Honor Plans

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The Road to WrestleMania 31 continues as Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com joins the podcast to talk about the build to Mania so far, the decision to put Roman Reigns in the main event vs. Daniel Bryan, what he thinks is going on with Brock Lesnar, the big Raw the day after Mania, NXT’s plans to grow this upcoming year and ... Read More »

Court Bauer Talks WaleMania, NXT talent and WWE WrestleMania Booking

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Court Bauer of MLW Radio joins the podcast to talk about WaleMania with Rey Mysterio in Santa Clara on Thursday, March 26th which you can tickets to now, being on the WWE creative team and comparing it then to what it has become now, the popularity of NXT and the talent there, Samoa Joe reportedly signing there and if that was ... Read More »

The Flagship: Axelmania is Running Wild on WWE Raw (and Roman Reigns is too), Samoa Joe to WWE, Rey Mysterio is Free

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It’s the Flagship podcast and there’s plenty for Brian and Michael to discuss including Samoa Joe seemingly headed to WWE and what that could do for NXT, Rey Mysterio free from WWE and where he is headed, WWE Raw on Monday from Jon Stewart’s guest appearance, Roman Reigns beating up everyone but losing to Axelmania running wild. Plus, they share ... Read More »

The Flagship: Roman Reigns to Main Event WrestleMania 31, WWE Raw, Fast Lane and More

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It’s The Flagship podcast as Brian and Michael talk about WWE Fast Lane from Sunday night as well as Raw from Monday, Roman Reigns to main event WrestleMania 31 against Brock Lesnar and the response from the audience towards him lately, John Cena vs. Rusev heating up and ideas for the buildup to their match and lots more. Plus, they ... Read More »

Jim Ross on His One Man Show Coming to WrestleMania 31 Weekend, WWE Fast Lane and Today’s Wrestling Audience

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Hall of Famer Jim Ross joins the podcast as he talks about his one man show “Ringside: An Afternoon with Jim Ross” which is coming to San Jose on Saturday, March 28th, the WWE Fast Lane show, the live audience at the show and today’s wrestling audience, Roman Reigns being the “next guy”, remembering when he first saw Reigns in ... Read More »

Scott Fishman Talks NXT Brand, Fast Lane, Samoa Joe Leaving TNA and More

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Scott Fishman – contributor to the Miami Herald fighting section – joins the podcast to talk about the NXT brand and where it’s at right now, what the WWE could learn from how that brand is booked, possible callups, the joy of house shows, Fast Lane on Sunday and how it could be sneaky good, thoughts on where they are going ... Read More »

UFC Conference Call with Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White Talking Drug Testing

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Listen to the complete UFC conference call with the media with CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and President Dana White as they talk with the media about new measures for the promotion regarding drug testing going forward and their hopes in working with various state athetic commissions. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you automatically get the latest podcasts and ... Read More »

The Flagship: WWE Raw Heads to Life in the Fast Lane, NXT TakeOver and Your Questions

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It’s The Flagship podcast as Brian and Michael discuss WWE Raw from Monday night (which Brian was at live) which was the final show before the Fast Lane PPV, the great build to the Daniel Bryan – Roman Reigns match, Triple H and his conversation with Ric Flair, Bray Wyatt promos and the breakup of one tag-team and the reuniting ... Read More »