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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 btrfritz@gmail.com.

WWE Extreme Rules Reaction, Lost Bayley, New Japan in North America

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman look back at WWE Extreme Rules, Samoa Joe as the #1 contender for Brock Lesnar at Great Balls of Fire, what has happened with Bayley, missed opportunities with Bray Wyatt, if New Japan can make a big impact in North America heading into the Dominion show and your questions. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on ...

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Jinder Mahal Wins WWE Championship, NXT TakeOver: Chicago Reaction

Brian and Michael are back after a busy weekend and newsworthy week in professional wrestling! They’ll give their reactions to the UK Championship special and NXT TakeOver: Chicago, discuss the controversial (?) decision to crown Jinder Mahal as the NEW WWE Champion at WWE Backlash, discuss the rock star status of guys like Shinsuke Nakamura, and more! Plus, your questions ...

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NXT TakeOver: Chicago Media Call with Paul “Triple H” Levesque

WWE executive Paul “Triple H” Levesque talks with the media ahead of the NXT TakeOver: Chicago event about the progress of Hideo Itami, the losses behind the scenes to the brand that they’ve had to overcome including the passing of Dusty Rhodes, Tommaso Ciampa’s injury, the upcoming women’s tournament, female referees, Roderick Strong and more. Enjoy what we do? Support ...

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Adam ‘Hangman’ Page on Bullet Club, His Teaching Days and ROH ‘War of the Worlds’

Brian Fritz talks with Adam ‘Hangman” Page about this Friday’s Ring of Honor ‘War of the Worlds’ pay-per-view, being a member of the Bullet Club for a year, being a teacher and a wrestler, his built up frustrations during his earlier years, tricks of traveling with a noose, any negative feedback from the ‘Hangman’ character, and being a heel while ...

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Ian Riccobani on Broadcasting, Becoming Lead Voice of Ring of Honor

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the upcoming Vince McMahon biopic ‘Pandemonium’, WWE’s old-school mentality involving several key storylines along with a preview of WWE Payback including the House of Horrors match, and answers to 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 ...

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WWE Payback Preview, House of Horrors, and Pandemonium!

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the upcoming Vince McMahon biopic ‘Pandemonium’, WWE’s old-school mentality involving several key storylines along with a preview of WWE Payback including the House of Horrors match, and answers to 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 ...

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WWE Superstar Shake-up Reaction, Mauro Ranallo Gone from SmackDown Live?

Brian Fritz and Michael A. Wiseman chat about a newsworthy week in pro wrestling. They’ll give their reactions to the WWE Superstar Shake-up and what potential feuds this opens up for RAW and SmackDown Live, the huge announcing hole left behind by Mauro Ranallo leaving WWE and potential reasons for his departure, Kane running for office, and a whole lot ...

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WWE RAW and SmackDown LIVE after Mania, Shinsuke Nakamura Debuts, Superstar Shake-up

Brian and Michael are back just days after WrestleMania 33 to chat about the eventful RAW after Mania and SmackDown LIVE shows, the debut of Shinsuke Nakamura to the main roster along with Tye Dillinger and The Revival, the insane amount of heat that Roman Reigns manages to generate, their predictions for the Superstar Shake-up, and BEACH BALL MANIA! Plus, ...

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Rich Bocchini and Tama Tonga on WrestleMania Week

Brian Fritz talks with Rich Rocchini — former Rich Brennan — about WrestleMania week, FEST Wrestling, NXT talent he works with, announcing with JBL, and announcers feuding on Impact Wrestling. Then, a conversation with Tama Tonga about New Japan, teaming with his brother in Guerrilas of Destiny, growing up with Haku as his dad and his upcoming appearance at WaleMania. ...

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Alexa Bliss on WrestleMania 33, Tye Dillinger on NXT TakeOver

Brian Fritz talks with SmackDown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss about her mean persona, always being the center of attention, being drafted from NXT to SmackDown, and her first WrestleMania match. Then, a conversation with Tye Dillinger about being a surprise entrant at the Royal Rumble, his love for NXT, his next big moment, and the key thing you need to ...

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