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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.

The Flagship: Randy Savage going into WWE Hall of Fame, Raw Fallout, TNA Debut

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It’s The Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael and there’s a lot to talk about! The guys discuss “Macho Man” Randy Savage finally going into the WWE Hall of Fame and the influence he had on the business along with who else might be joining him as part of the Class of 2015. Plus, they talk about Raw from Monday ... Read More »

Lanny Poffo on His Brother ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage Being Inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

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Lanny Poffo talks about the announcement that his brother “Macho Man” Randy Savage is being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2015, when he found out that it was going to happen this year, why he thinks it has taken so long to happen, what it means for his family to have Randy inducted, how much Randy ... Read More »

Josh Barnett on New Japan Pro Wrestling Coming to AXS TV, Wrestling for the Group and Crossover with MMA

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UFC fighter Josh Barnett joins the podcast the podcast to talk about New Japan Pro Wrestling coming to AXS TV with the 13-episode series debuting this Friday, Jan. 16 at 9pm ET, being part of the broadcast team with Mauro Ranallo, starting his pro wrestling career with NJPW years ago, the hard-hitting style and if he was worried that would ... Read More »

Mauro Ranallo Talks New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV, His Style Calling the Action and the Wrestling Landscape

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Combat sports announcer Mauro Ranallo joins the podcast to talk about New Japan Pro Wrestling coming to AXS TV with the 13-epidsode series premiering on Friday, Jan. 16 at 9pm ET, his return to calling professional wrestling, what has always drawn him to NJPW, teaming with Josh Barnett to call the shows and what the sessions were like, if he ... Read More »

The Flagship: The Authority is Back, TNA Wrestling is Back on TV, Wrestle Kingdom 9 Recap

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It’s The Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael as they talk about TNA Wrestling moving to its new home on Destination America, expectations for them there, Brian’s recent interview with Dixie Carter and comments she made there. Plus, they talk about WWE Raw from Monday night which was another lacklusted edition even with The Authority back in power along with ... Read More »

Jeff Jarrett on Presentation and Success of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9, What is Next for GFW

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Following the New Japan Pro Wrestling “Wrestle Kingdom 9 presented by Global Force Wrestling” event over the weekend, Jeff Jarrett is back on the podcast to talk about the show, its overall presentation, the matches and the stories they told, the early numbers he has received on how it did on pay-per-view, the issues that some had with the FLIPPS ... Read More »

Best of Wrestling 2014: Daniel Bryan Wins at WrestleMania, Seth Rollins Emerges, The Streak is Over

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Brian and Michael look back at the year in wrestling in the best of wrestling 2014 podcast. The guys run down who they thoughts was the best wrestler, heel and tag-team over the past year along with their best match and show. Plus, they talk about this biggest misfire along with the biggest news story as well as what they thought ... Read More »

Cheap Pops! – Best Movies of 2014

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It’s another Cheap Pops! podcast as Brian and Michael look back at the best movies of 2014. The guys talk about their favorites including comic book flicks, summer blockbusters to the best dramas and everything in between. Plus, they look ahead to what movies could be winning awards and a few movies they are already looking forward to in 2015. ... Read More »

The Flagship: WWE Raw, Daniel Bryan is Back, What Lies Ahead

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It’s The Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael as they talk about WWE Raw from Monday night including the return of Daniel Bryan, what his coming back could mean for plans going forward and into WrestleMania 31, the return of The Authority, several guys getting chances to do promos during the show, Seth Rollins changes of winning the WWE title ... Read More »

Cheap Pops! – Best TV Shows in 2014

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Brian and Michael are back for the Cheap Pops! podcast as they recap the best TV shows in 2014. There was a lot of good television this past year from Fargo, The Walking Dead, True Detective, The Americans and lots more and they run down their favorites from the year, what new shows they started to watch, shows that came ... Read More »

UFC 182 ‘Jones vs. Cormier’ Conference Call – December 29, 2014

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Listen to the complete UFC 182 conference call featuring light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier less than a week before they square off in the octagon in what is one of the most anticipated fights in MMA history. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you automatically get the latest podcasts and make sure to give us your ... Read More »

Jim Ross Talks Wrestle Kingdom 9, Brock Lesnar and Opportunities That Would Interest Him

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Hall of Famer Jim Ross drops in to talk about calling the New Japan Pro Wrestling “Wrestle Kingdom 9″ show from the Tokyo Dome presented by Global Force Wrestling on Jan. 4 live on pay-per-view, working with Matt Striker, the differences in doing play-by-play for this show compared to WWE as well as MMA and boxing, what intrigues him about ... Read More »