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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.

Cain Velasquez Injured, Mark Hunt Gets Title Shot at UFC 180

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It’s been a bad year for the UFC when it comes to main events and top fighters.  Georges St. Pierre has been out due to his “retirement” and then blowing out his knee.  Anderson Silva has been sidelined all year after his leg was shattered into a thousand pieces.  And it’s seemed like countless main event fights have been scrapped due ... Read More »

WWE Slam City to Air on Nicktoons

If you’re someone who likes seeing your favorite WWE superstars being put in nine-to-five job in animated form, then you’ve been watching Slam City.  Now, there’s a new place to watch the shenanigans which the WWE announced this morning. NICKELODEON TEAMS UP WITH WWE TO AIR WWE SLAM CITY ON NICKTOONS’ NICKSPORTS TV BLOCK STAMFORD, Conn., October 21, 2014 – WWE ... Read More »

Lilian Garcia Back on Raw, Eden Smackdown Ring Announcer

Just last Monday following Raw, longtime WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts was officially future endeavored by the company after the two sides could not agree on a new deal. Now comes word on who will be taking off his duties with Lilian Garcia once again back on Raw while Eden will take over as the Smackdown ring announcer.  The announcement ... Read More »

Matt Hardy on Tag Team Landscape, His Fun Year and Looking to be Creative

Matt Hardy joins the podcast as he talks about this stage of his career, why he thinks he’s better than even before, life after the WWE and why this past year has been so much fun for him.  Plus he talks about teaming with Jeff again, being back in the ring against Team 3D in over a decade and still ... Read More »

Ox Baker Passes Away

Ox Baker — best known for his legendary heart punch — passed away early Monday morning reportedly following complications from a previous heart attack.  He was 80 years old. Jerry Lawler confirmed the news on Twitter. Just got the sad news that my friend and wrestling great, Ox Baker passed away a couple of hours ago. RIP OX pic.twitter.com/uRbe8R1rbI — ... Read More »

The Walking Dead Returns, Marvel Movies, and Gone Girl Review

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Brian and Michael return for the Cheap Pops! podcast and they have a lot to get to.  That including Michael’s thoughts on Gotham which are not pretty as they compare the show to Gracepoint which is also on Fox as they then dive into Homeland, The Arrow and The Flash.  Plus, they give their thoughts on Gone Girl and The ... Read More »

Chris Jericho Talks ‘Best in the World’, Marking Out and the Day He’ll Quit

Chris Jericho joins the podcast to talk about his third and latest autobiography “The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea” which is available at Amazon and bookstores everywhere, why he did a third one and his approach for it, still being a fan and marking out for people, his recent run in the WWE, including his program ... Read More »

Darren Young on Spirit Day, Coming Out and Return to the Ring

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WWE superstar Darren Young talks about working with GLAAD and the WWE to help promote Spirit Day (wear purple in support), encouraging young people to be themselves, coming out last year and what he went through that day and the following one, his rehab for his knee injury that he suffered in April, when he hopes to return to the ... Read More »

The Flagship: Raw is Wrestling, Bad News for Daniel Bryan and WrestleMania Talk

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It’s the weekly Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael as they talk about Raw from Monday night which saw a lot more wrestling that the previous few weeks along with the set up for the top match at Hell in a Cell.  Plus, they talk about who is becoming more noticeably absent from WWE television, more bad news for Daniel ... Read More »

Daniel Bryan Rehab Not Going Well, Expected Out Longer

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The last time that Daniel Bryan was in the ring, you have to go back to Extreme Rules in May where he defeated Kane.  And it looks like we won’t be seeing him back in there for a while yet. That’s the word from Dave Meltzer at F4WOnline.com who said that Bryan is still not regaining strength in his right ... Read More »

Scott Fishman Talks The Rock, WrestleMania 31 and More Including CM Punk

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Scott Fishman  – contributor to the Miami Herald and owner of a verified Twitter account! – joins the podcast to talk about The Rock returning to Raw this past Monday, who he could face if he returns to the ring including at WrestleMania 31 next March, looking at that event and what the lineup could be including what two matches ... Read More »

Details on WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Revealed

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WWE held its Smackdown tapings on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia for its big 15th Anniversary Show.  Following the event, the company announced that the building will also be home to the Royal Rumble on January 25, 2015. Tickets will go on sale this coming Friday to the annual event which will carry a wrinkle this ... Read More »