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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.

The Flagship: Final WWE Raw Before Extreme Rules, Stips, News, Notes and Questions

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It’s the weekly podcast as Brian and Michael discuss WWE Raw from Monday night including Kane dominating in a good way, Seth Rollins and The Authority, looking out for a Randy Orton RKO outta nowhere, The Miz being The Miz and more. Plus, they talk about this Sunday’s Extreme Rules including the matches and stipulations along with news and notes ...

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Scott Fishman Talks Possible TNA Wrestling Issues, Tough Enough and WWE Extreme Rules

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Scott Fishman — contributor with the Miami Herald — joins the podcast to talk about the financial issues going on with TNA Wrestling including Brian’s recent report on production people being late receiving pay and being shorted money, Taz parting ways with the company and TNA going forward. Plus, they talk about Global Force Wrestling, Tough Enough coming back, some coincidences ...

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WWE Announces Search for Tough Enough Competitors

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With the reality series Tough Enough returning to the USA Network  this summer, the WWE has officially begun looking for competitors on the show. Here is the press release: STAMFORD, Conn., April 20, 2015 – Beginning today, WWE invites anyone from around the world who believes they have what it takes to be the next WWE Superstar or Diva, to submit ...

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Global Force Wrestling Announces Summer Ballpark Tour

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There are still plenty of questions regarding Global Force Wrestling. The group produced the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9 event back in January and have announced television tapings in Las Vegas for later this summer. Mind you, the group still hasn’t announced an agreement with any TV network yet. However, the group is moving forward and today announced that it will ...

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Taz Details Why He Parted Ways with TNA Wrestling

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In the latest edition of his “The Human Podcast Machine” show, Taz went into detail on why he parted ways with TNA Wrestling. While he was very professional about it and said he enjoyed his six-plus years with the company, he did admit that there were recent issues with him not receiving his paycheck. Plus, his contract was coming up ...

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Curtis Axel Explains How Long He Has Been in the WWE Royal Rumble

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You know, Curtis Axel really does have a beef when it comes to this year’s Royal Rumble. Since then, Axelmania was born and is running wild in the WWE. While on the current European tour, Axel took it one step further and explained that he’s been in the Rumble a lot longer than anyone knew. Yeah that’s right — Curtis ...

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Taz Officially Parts Ways with TNA Wrestling

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The situation between Taz and TNA Wrestling had been tense lately with the commentator not going to Nashville releasing to voice upcoming editions of Impact after he did not receive his paycheck. He had already removed every mention of TNA from his Twitter page and today he and the company officially parted ways with John Gaburick making the official announcement. ...

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Daniel Bryan Pulled from WWE European Tour

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There has been plenty of talk that Daniel Bryan is once again dealing with some type of injury.  In fact, we discussed that on the latest Between The Ropes podcast. That explains why he has only been in tag-team and six-man tag matches over the last few words. Today, the WWE announced that Bryan has been pulled from the remainder ...

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Briscoe Brothers Staying with Ring of Honor, Sign New Deal

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There have been rumors swirling for months that the Briscoe Brothers may be leaving Ring of Honor and jumping to the WWE. It hasn’t been a secret that the WWE was interested in the duo several years ago and is again as they build up NXT to go on the road by the end of the year. Well, the Briscoes aren’t ...

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Report: Issues Brewing Between Taz, TNA Wrestling

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It looks like there are problems between TNA Wrestling and Taz who has been with the company for years as their color commentator. PWInsider.com is reporting that Taz did not fly to Nashville last Thursday to do the commentary for several upcoming edition of Impact Wrestling alongside play-by-play announcer Josh Mathews. According to the report, pay issues led to him not ...

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Seth Rollins Knew About Title Win ‘Later Than People Assume’

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A big part of being the WWE World Heavyweight Champion is not only what you do in the ring but also outside of the ring, representing the company everywhere you go. That means handling plenty of media and current champion Seth Rollins was handling his duties while overseas this week speaking with the UK outlet The Independent. Of course, the ...

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The Flagship: WWE Raw is London Baby, Injuries, TNA Broadcast Change and Questions

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It’s the weekly Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael as they guys talk about WWE Raw from London, new stipulations for the upcoming Extreme Rules PPV, fans jumping into the ring and how wrestlers used to deal with that, several injuries to the WWE roster, the new class training at the Performance Center with NXT, Michael’s problem with the WWE Network, a possible ...

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