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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.

Podcast: WWE Raw Review 8/3/2015, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper Dead at 61


It’s the latest latest Between the Ropes broadcast as we catch up on the week in wrestling. We look at the most recent edition of WWE RAW that saw Paul Heyman put over Brock Lesnar in a big way, and Seth Rollins challenge John Cena to a Champion vs Champion, winner-take-all match at SummerSlam. Plus, more on the passing of “Rowdy” ...

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How You Can Help Our Good Friend Jerry Lynn


It’s no secret that former TNA X-Division, ECW World and Ring of Honor World Champion Jerry Lynn is a good friend of mine and of this website. I’ve been good friends with him dating back to 1998 when Between The Ropes began on the radio. Jerry is one of the best guys you will ever meet in and out of ...

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UFC’s Dana White Calls Wrestling ‘Fake’, Wrestlers Fire Back


When Ronda Rousey fights, it has become a happening that plenty of people want to watch and see how quickly she disposed of her latest opponent. But one fan took to Twitter on Saturday night before UFC 190 to tell the Dana White that while he wanted to see the female fighter, he thought the $39.99 price tag was too ...

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Pro wrestling world remembers Roddy Piper


The pro wrestling community is in mourning following the death of Roddy Piper at age 61. Here are some of their thoughts and memories. https://instagram.com/p/50bZxhoh0d/?taken-by=therock I am so sad to tweet that my friend Roddy Piper passed away last night. He was really such a sweet man. My heart is with his family. — Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) July 31, 2015 ...

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Breaking News Podcast on the Passing of ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper


Breaking news podcast as Brian and Michael talk about the sudden passing of wrestling icon ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper. They talk about his influence on the wrestling business including his infamous “Piper’s Pit” angle with Jimmy Snuka to his part of WrestleMania I and how the WWE and wrestling overall would be different without him. Download the podcast here

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WWE ‘Tough Enough’ Mada on Being ‘Targeted’ by The Miz, Court Bauer Talks AAA TripleMania 23


It’s a two interview Between The Ropes podcast! First, a conversation with Mada from WWE Tough Enough (@ToughMada) about his elimination from the show, feeling like The Miz targeted him, his interesting backstory form growing up in Egypt to traveling the world playing basketball, his tie-in with the hit TV show Game of Thrones and more. Then, the executive producer ...

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Hulk Hogan issues apology for racist rant


Hulk Hogan has apologized after being fired from the WWE on Friday morning after it was revealed he went on a racist tirade. Hogan issued an exclusive statement to People.com: Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done ...

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WWE removes Hulk Hogan from website, may be gone from company


It looks like the WWE is separating itself from Hulk Hogan. Late Thursday night, the WWE removed his profile from the Alumni section of WWE.com and it looks like the company is in the process of removing him from the website completely. In fact, all of his merchandise is now gone from WWEShop.com and he has been removed as a judge on Tough ...

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Patrick on WWE ‘Tough Enough’ Elimination, Daniel Bryan Talks “YES!” Book, Health


Another two-part Between The Ropes podcast! First, a conversation with Patrick Clark, Jr. about his surprising elimination from “Tough Enough”, why he felt it was coming and what’s next for him in pursuing a career in wrestling. Then, WWE star Daniel Bryan talks about his new autobiography “YES! My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania” (which is now ...

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Beyond The Ropes: TNA Stars’ Favorite Hobbie


Pro wrestling is a grueling career. They put their bodies on the line every night. It’s far from the office job me and you have. Muscles are pulled, bones broken, and bruises the size of our faces happen on a daily basis. Training is tougher than we could imagine. So as you can imagine, downtime is vitally important. We ourselves ...

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‘Tough Enough’ Gabi Talks Elimination, Mike Johnson Previews WWE Battleground


It’s a two-fer on the latest Between The Ropes podcast! First, a conversation with Gabi from Tough Enough (@ToughGabi) on her elimination on the show, her comments about not being upset that she was leaving the show, how bad things got in the house between herself Amanda and the others, if she even considered quitting the show, being at Raw ...

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Jeff Jarrett on Upcoming GFW TV Taping, His Return to TNA and Crossover Between The Groups


Global Force Wrestling CEO Jeff Jarrett is back on the podcast as he talks about the upcoming July 24th GFW TV taping, the “Amped” name for the show, whether or not they will announce a TV deal by the taping, his return to TNA Wrestling including his emotions and the reactions for others backstage, when that deal for his return ...

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