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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.

WWE Roundup, TNA Court Woes, Hell in a Cell Predictions

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the week in WWE, TNA Wrestling’s court hearing and the latest on its ownership issues, FloSports getting into the wrestling streaming video business and a preview of Hell in a Cell. 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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Week in WWE, Latest on TNA Ownership

Brian and Michael discuss the latest regarding TNA Wrestling and its ownership issues, Goldberg’s return to WWE, missing out on making stars, James Ellsworth almost big moment and AJ Styles vs. Shawn Michaels? 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 ...

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WWE Roundup, TNA Wrestling Lawsuits and Bayley

Brian and Michael discuss the legal situation in TNA Wrestling with Billy Corgan filing a lawsuit against it and Dixie Carter, the WWE Network survey and would could be coming, the No Mercy PPV, Goldberg’s imminent return, James Ellsworth and what’s in store for Hell in a Cell and Survivor Series. Plus, an interview with Bayley talking WWE 2K17 and ...

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Rich Bocchini on Return to Wrestling, Learned in WWE

Brian is joined at the FRITZ-O-DOME by Rich Bocchini (former WWE announcer Rich Brennan) as they discuss what he’s doing these days, his upcoming gig calling Fest Wrestling on October 30, (find out more at thefestfl.com/wrestlers/), if he wants to do more wrestling broadcast work, comparing today’s wrestling with years past, Goldberg’s return, Kevin Owens rise and the real Byron Saxton. ...

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Bobby Roode on Joining NXT, Leaving TNA Wrestling and Being Glorious

Brian Fritz catches up with NXT star Bobby Roode about joining the brand and 12 years with TNA Wrestling, his “glorious” theme music and aspirations within WWE. Plus, he discusses the rumors of a TNA sale and a Goldberg – Brock Lesnar match. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our ...

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Big Match, TNA Wrestling Rumors + Week in WWE

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the big swirling rumors of a potential Goldberg – Brock Lesnar match at Survivor Series, TNA possibly being sold with WWE getting the video library, takeaways from both Raw and SmackDown, No Mercy predictions and your questions. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our ...

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Future of TNA Wrestling, Week in WWE

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the future of TNA Wrestling with its ownership in the balance, WWE Clash of Champions, what stands out between Raw and SmackDown, the resurgence of The Miz and how Talking Smack has become “must see” programming. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights ...

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WWE Clash of Champions, Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame Picks with Kevin Eck

Brian Fritz is joined by Kevin Eck (online at kevineckwrestling.sportsblog.com and pressboxonline.com) to discuss the differences between WWE shows Raw and SmackDown, this Sunday’s Clash of Champions event, the revitalization of The Miz’s career, their picks for the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame and TNA Wrestling’s ownership issues. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous ...

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WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins on Winning Tournament, Finally Getting His Moment

Brian Fritz speaks with the winner of the Cruiserweight Classic and now WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins about the tournament, when he fought out the title was also on the line, facing Kota Ibushi and Gran Metalik on the same night, his expectations for the tournament, the cruiserweight division returning to WWE, going to Raw on Monday and his goals ...

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CM Punk, AJ Styles and WWE Talk with Todd Martin

Brian Fritz catches up with Todd Martin of the Pro Wrestling Torch (www.PWTorch.com) as they discuss what could be next for CM Punk including wrestling, AJ Styles becoming WWE Champion, babyfaces and heels in today’s WWE, John Cena going for Ric Flair’s record and the finals of the Cruiserweight Classic. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! ...

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WWE Roundup, Broken Matt Hardy with Kevin Eck

Brian Fritz brings on Kevin Eck of The Eck Factor blog to discuss Kevin Owens as the WWE Universal Championship, why that title feels more important the WWE Championship, Dean Ambrose run as champ so far, backstories for new talent, the Last Battle of Atlanta and the phenomenon that is “Broken” Matt Hardy. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the ...

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New WWE Era, Trending Storylines with Jason Powell

Brian Fritz catches up with Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net about the new era in the WWE with reality-based storylines that trend on social media, new angles involving Stephanie McMahon and Triple H, Kevin Owens as the Universal Champion, if now if the time for AJ Styles to become WWE Champion and more. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes ...

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Realism in Wrestling, Post – WWE SummerSlam Plans with Ted Gruber

Brian Fritz talks with Ted Gruber of Fansided.com about realism in wrestling following The Miz – Daniel Bryan and Brock Lesnar being fined storylines, post – SummerSlam possibilities in WWE and if now is the time to make AJ Styles the WWE Champion. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our ...

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WWE SummerSlam, Raw and SmackDown Recap

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman give their thoughts on SummerSlam, Raw and SmackDown, the interesting few days for Brock Lesnar and his possible upcoming suspension, Finn Balor’s injury, Bret Hart’s harsh words for Seth Rollins and if AJ Styles is the best wrestler in the world. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will ...

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NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II Recap, SummerSlam Preview from NYC!

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman are in New York City and talk about their night from the wild scene at a sports bar watching UFC 202, NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II including Shinsuke Nakamura becoming the NXT Champion and look ahead to SummerSlam including the main event between Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton along with the Goldberg rumors. Enjoy what we ...

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Jim Ross on WWE SummerSlam and his Upcoming Shows

Brian Fritz talks with WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross about his upcoming “Ringside” shows in Orlando, FL during WrestleMania weekend (which go on sale this coming Monday at 10a ET at www.ticketfly.com), what match he’s looking forward to most this coming weekend, WWE SummerSlam, the presentation of Finn Balor, how wrestlers responded to Conor McGregor’s sharp comments, Brock Lesnar ...

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WWE Roundup, TNA News and SummerSlam Preview

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss WWE Raw and SmackDown, the suspensions of both Alberto Del Rio and Paige, the changes in TNA management involving Dixie Carter and Billy Corgan and preview both the NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn show as well as SummerSlam. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights ...

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NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II Conference Call with Triple H

WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, Paul “Triple H” Levesque speaks with the media about NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II at the Barclays this Saturday, putting the cruiserweight division on Raw, spotlighting veterans versus younger talents, talent working elsewhere and NXT, training styles, the NXT broadcast team going forward, 50/50 booking and more. Enjoy what we do? ...

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Kevin Kelly in Tokyo, Japan!

Brian Fritz talks with Kevin Kelly — who is in Tokyo, Japan to call the finals of the NJPW G1 Climax — about being in Japan with Steve Corino, how the tournament has played out, Michael Elgin’s success over the past few years, his new role in Ring of Honor, where he sees ROH growing the most in the next ...

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WWE star Big Cass, Jason Static on pro wrestling play

Two interviews on the podcast! First, Big Cass jumps on to talk about getting called from from NXT, his WWE debut with Enzo Amore, the most outlandish things his partner has said, working singles while Enzo was injured and their big SummerSlam match against Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho. Then, a conversation with Jason Static on his pro wrestling play ...

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