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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.

Latest New Era for Impact Wrestling + WWE Fastlane Preview

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss The Hardy’s and Drew Galloway parting ways with Impact Wrestling, where they could go next, major changes to the company, preview this Sunday’s WWE Fastlane, and take your questions. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us ...

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Ring of Honor 15th Anniversary with Frankie Kazarian

Brian Fritz talks with Frankie Kazarian about joining the Bullet Club, Ring of Honor turning 15, thoughts on when the promotion first started, gritty wrestling, his band Vex Temper putting out new music, having that creative outlet, the term ‘cruiserweights’, and keeping up with today’s style of wrestling. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous ...

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Week in WWE, Remembering Legends and Braun Strowman

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman talk about the passing of George “The Animal” Steele and Ivan Koloff and discuss the week in WWE from great promos, the rise of Braun Strowman, the SmackDown Battle Royal, who could be coming up from NXT, the future of the Hardy’s and your questions. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! ...

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WWE Elimination Chamber, Festival of Friendship

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman break down WWE Elimination Chamber, Bray Wyatt as the WWE Champion, Kevin Owens turning on Chris Jericho in the ‘Festival of Friendship’, Bayley defeating Charlotte to win the Raw women’s championship, WrestleMania 33, the future of the Hardy’s and your questions. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will ...

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Tony Schiavone Talks New Podcast, NWA and WCW Memories

Brian Fritz talks with former NWA and WCW announcer Tony Schiavone about his “What Happened When” podcast on MLW Radio, his “return” to wrestling, memories of Saturday nights on the Superstation, the troubling final few years of WCW and what he’s looking forward to discussing on the podcast. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous ...

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Week in WWE, XFL doc, Elimination Chamber Preview

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the week in WWE on Raw and SmackDown, bad finishes, the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary “This Was The XFL”, the new “24: Dallas” show on the WWE Network and it’s effect on viewers, why we should see another John Cena – AJ Styles match, if new management in Impact Wrestling could have an ...

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Bruce Prichard Talks New Podcast, Working with Vince McMahon and Storytelling

Brian Fritz is joined by Bruce Prichard to discuss his “Something to Wrestle With” podcast, being Vince McMahon’s right-hand man during the Attitude Era, some of his favorites storylines that he worked on, giving The Rock advice before he hit big, if he misses being a part of the company now and his upcoming live podcast in Orlando on April ...

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WWE Royal Rumble Recap, Road to WrestleMania

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman recap NXT TakeOver: San Antonio and the WWE Royal Rumble — both of which Brian was at — and look ahead on the road to WrestleMania including Fastlane, Elimination Chamber and how the card for the big event is shaping up. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help ...

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WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Preview

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman preview this Sunday’s WWE Royal Rumble including possible surprises, who they think will win the Rumble, along with the championship matches, and the ramifications for WrestleMania 33. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even ...

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AJ Styles talks WWE Royal Rumble, Drew Galloway on UK scene, Charlie Ebersol on XFL doc

Three interviews on the podcast! First, Brian Fritz talks with WWE Champion AJ Styles about this Sunday’s Royal Rumble where he will face John Cena, his first year in the company, thoughts on some of his old friends joining him on main roster and more. Then, Drew Galloway discusses Saturday’s 5 Star Wrestling show airing live on Spike TV in ...

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NXT TakeOver San Antonio Conference Call

WWE executive Paul “Triple H” Levesque speaks with the media for the NXT: TakeOver San Antonio conference call as he discusses the upcoming event, deals with UK talents and their contracts overseas, comparing the formats between the CWC and UK tournaments, where he feels the cruiserweight division is now, why Shinsuke Nakamura isn’t on the main roster, Matt Riddle and ...

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Bill Goldberg on WWE Royal Rumble, Xavier Woods talks The New Day historic run

Brian Fritz talks with former WCW and WWE champion Bill Goldberg about returning to the ring, beating Brock Lesnar in under 90 seconds at Survivor Series, coming full circle in his career and being in the Royal Rumble on Sunday. Then, Brian talks with Xavier Woods about The New Day becoming the longest reigning tag team in WWE history, #BlackExcellence ...

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WWE Recap, UK Tournament and Kenny Omega

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the WWE UK Championship tournament, Kenny Omega talking about his future, the week in WWE on Raw and SmackDown including the return of Mickie James, Kurt Angle being inducted into the Hall of Fame and they once again try to “Guess WrestleMania”. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous ...

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Rocky Romero on Wrestle Kingdom, NJPW Expansion

Brian Fritz talks with Rocky Romero about Wrestle Kingdom 11, becoming a 7-time IWGP Junior Tag Team champion, the main event between Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega, NJPW expansion and coming to Los Angeles in the summer, Omega’s future, his second album and other projects he is working on. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your ...

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Wrestle Kingdom + ROH with Adam Cole, Week in WWE

Brian Fritz talks with 3-time Ring of Honor champion Adam Cole about winning the title at Wrestle Kingdom 11, the main event between Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega, what’s next for him and Ring of Honor and the possibility of Kyle O’Reilly leaving the promotion. Then, Michael Wiseman joins Brian to discuss WK11, Omega’s future, the week in WWE and ...

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Wrestle Kingdom 11, WWE Royal Rumble with Justin Barrasso

Brian Fritz is joined by SI.com’s Justin Barrasso to discuss NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11, Kenny Omega going forward, Ring of Honor free agency, and the WWE heading into the Royal Rumble and then WrestleMania 33. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us ...

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Year End Review of 2016

Brian and Michael recap the year in wrestling in 2016 and their year-end awards from most memorable moments, best feud, wrestler of the year and the top matches. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Make sure you ...

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Robbie E on 2017 Expectations, Big Changes in His Life and Living Stress-Free

Brian catches up with Robbie E to discuss the big changes in his life over the past year, his expectations for 2017, TNA Wrestling moving forward, “Broken” Matt Hardy and standing out in wrestling, reforming the BroMans with Jesse Godderz and living a stress-free life. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help ...

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Week in WWE, Royal Rumble + WrestleMania Talk

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the week in WWE including Raw and SmackDown, John Cena’s return and appearance on Talking Smack, possible directions for both the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 33 and discussion on independent wrestling. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible ...

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Scott Fishman on The Year in Wrestling 2016

Brian Fritz is joined by Scott Fishman as they discuss the year that was in wrestling for WWE, NXT, Ring of Honor and TNA Wrestling and where they’re at heading into 2017. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even ...

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