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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 or follow him on Twitter @BrianFritz.

Big Change Coming to WWE Network

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Coming off the updated subscriber number for the WWE Network this morning, it’s no surprise that the WWE is concerned about that figure. So, the company has announced a big change to the service. Beginning in December, the WWE Network will be available for $9.99 on a monthly basis with no commitment. Previously, you had to make a six-month commitment ... Read More »

WWE Network Subscriber Number Announced

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It’s not good news for the WWE as earlier today the company announced that the WWE Network currently has 731,000 subscribers, up just 31,000 from their last announcement on July 31. This includes the expansion over the summer of the WWE Network into 180 countries outside of the Unites States. In today’s earnings release, the WWE noted that they have ... Read More »

Eric Gargiulo Talks WWE Network, Changes to WWE and Scariest Wrestlers

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Eric Gargiulo of CamelClutchBlog.com returns to the podcast as he and Brian talk about the latest shows for the WWE and the lack of excitement in the product right now, some arm chair booking from them on what they would change and use guys including Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton, Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler, the broadcast team and more. Plus, they ... Read More »

The Flagship: Hell in a Cell, WWE Raw Recap, Survivor Series Dream Teams

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It’s the weekly Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael and there’s a lot to dive into as they talk about Hell in a Cell and the follow up on WWE Raw the next night.  The guys talk about what they liked, didn’t like, the progression of Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt coming back into the fold, what to ... Read More »

An Inside Look at a WWE Tryout

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If you’ve ever wanted to go behind the scenes and get a glimpse of what a WWE tryout looks like, now is your chance. WWE.com has posted a video of a tryout from earlier September where 30 athletes came to the Performance Center in Orlando to see if they had what it takes to even get a sniff from the ... Read More »

Another Surgery Likely for Daniel Bryan

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The bad news keeps coming for the leader of the “Yes” movement. On Tuesday night’s “Smackdown” tapings in Houston, the Big Show announced to the live crowd that Bryan will likely need surgery on his right elbow. Bryan had neck surgery in May but since then, he has yet to regain full strength in his right arm. He was originally scheduled ... Read More »

Scott Fishman On Liking TNA Wrestling Opponent for Lesnar and Hell in a Cell

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Scott Fishman — contributor to the Miami Herald — joins the podcast to talking about enjoying TNA Wrestling right now and how that gets him on some people’s bad list, rumors of some talent there going to WWE and which guys he would like to see make the jump if possible. Plus, he talks about who is next for Brock ... Read More »

The Flagship: Final Raw Before Hell in a Cell, Predictions and Q&A

Brian and Michael are back for The Flagship podcast as they talk about Monday’s go-home edition of Raw before Hell in a Cell including Mick Foley’s return, the excitement level leading into the pay-per-view and their predictions for the show. Plus, they discuss Randy Orton’s possible turn, Rey Mysterio’s status, John Cena’s Halloween and more including your questions. Today’s podcast ... Read More »

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 »