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NJPW G1 Climax Excited, WWE SummerSlam Preview

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the NJPW G1 Climax and that promotion moving into 2018, the week in WWE from Baron Corbin’s MITB cash-in flub to Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins reuniting and preview this weekend’s NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III and WWE SummerSlam events including predictions for the matches and what is coming next. Enjoy what we do? Support Between ...

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Recapping the 2017 NJPW G1 Climax with John Pollack

Brian Fritz is joined by the Fight Network’s John Pollock as they recap the 2017 NJPW G1 Climax including Tetsuya Naito winning the tournament for the second time, the countless incredible matches including Okada vs. Omega III, if this is the greatest G1 of all-time, the dramatic return of Shibata, whether or not the format should be changed, and what ...

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Great Balls of Fire, SummerSlam, and Del Rio Suspension with Justin Barrasso

Brian Fritz is joined by SI.com’s Justin Barrasso as they discuss the suspension of Alberto Del Rio, Great Balls of Fire and the fallout from that event leading into SummerSlam, the Hardy Boyz battle for the “Broken Universe”, and the upcoming NJPW G1 Climax. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our ...

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NJPW G1USA Special Recap with Will Pruett

Brian Fritz is joined by Will Pruett of ProWrestling.net to discuss the NJPW G1USA Special event in Long Beach, Calif., their experience over the past few days covering the event, Bullet Club dominance, how the company did in its U.S. debut, and the upcoming G1 Tournament. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help ...

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Big Weekend in Wrestling, Great Balls of Fire are Coming

Brian Fritz is joined by Scott Fishman as they discuss Cody becoming the ROH Champion, his title vs. title match against IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada at NJPW’s debut in Long Beach, Impact Wrestling ‘Slammiversary’, how Great Balls of Fire looks like a loaded show, where WWE could be afterwards and into SummerSlam, the women’s MITB match, Lavar Ball idiocy, ...

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Okada vs Omega 2 Delights, WWE Money in the Bank Predictions

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman look back at the NJPW Dominion show including the fantastic rematch between Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega, comparing New Japan to WWE, the brawl between Samoa Joe and Brock Lesnar, could this build to more than just one match, free agent John Cena, Roman Reigns announcement, a preview on Money in the Bank and your ...

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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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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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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 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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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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AJ Styles Turns Heel, WWE Raw Talk with Michael Wiseman

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman talk about WWE Raw from Monday night including AJ Styles’ heel turn and reuniting with The Club against John Cena, the upcoming brand split including what they would like to see in it and the possible affect to NXT, Money in the Bank lineup right now and their thoughts on the recent NJPW match between ...

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Johnny Mundo on Lucha Underground, Rocky Romero Talks NJPW + Debut Album

Two guests on the latest podcast! First Brian Fritz speaks with Lucha Underground star Johnny Mundo about the second season for the group, getting his creatively fulfillment in wrestling, how important it is for LU to get a TV deal in Mexico and his upcoming movie projects. Then, NJPW star Rocky Romero talks about his debut album “Six Trees Vice” ...

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Steve Corino on Surgery, Future in the Ring and Ring of Honor

Brian Fritz catches up with “King of Old School” Steve Corino about his neck surgery and how he is feeling, if he can return to the ring, concussion testing and the effect on wrestling, his contract status with Ring of Honor, the company’s position right now, getting excited as a commentator, his Carolina Wrestling Academy school and his beloved Philadelphia ...

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Jim Ross on Calling NJPW for AXS TV, WWE Leading Into WrestleMania 32

Brian Fritz talks with WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross about calling New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV starting March 4th, his broadcasting style, and calling wrestling compared to traditional sports. Plus, they talk about WWE leading into WrestleMania, Roman Reigns tough position, AJ Styles debut, Samoa Joe possible on the main roster, and his upcoming “Jim Ross and ...

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WWE Raw Review 1/12/16, Royal Rumble and TNA on Pop TV with Scott Fishman

Brian Fritz talks with Scott Fishman about the latest edition of WWE Raw including Brock Lesnar’s return, matches on the show, who can actually win the Royal Rumble, several potential WrestleMania 32 matches for Lesnar, thoughts on how the NJPW stars including AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura will debut if/when they join WWE, TNA’s debut on Pop TV, and Mauro ...

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John Cena Injury, NJPW Stars to WWE, WrestleMania 32 Changes with Eric Gargiulo

Brian Fritz catches up with Eric Gargiulo to discuss the injury to John Cena, how it shakes up the plans for the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 32, NJPW stars including AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura coming to WWE and how they will be used, what the top matches at Mania could be now, and where do Daniel Bryan, Finn Balor ...

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Scott Fishman Talks WWE SummerSlam Weekend, Tough Enough Finale and Wrestling Buzz

Scott Fishman of ChannelGuideMagBlog.com and contributor to the Miami Herald talks about WWE SummerSlam weekend in New York City which he was at, what stood out to him from the shows, Jushin Thunder Liger doing more WWE events and if he thinks we could see the company working more with New Japan Pro Wrestling going forward. Plus, a talk about if wrestling is hot ...

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NJPW G1 Climax 2015 Final Recap

NJPW G1 Climax 2015: Final Watch on: NJPW World Well, here it is, the final showdown.  Nineteen 3 plus hour shows, extending over a month and a half–A daunting task for even the most hardcore wrestling fan. However, this kind of lengthy tournament is best enjoyed by picking and choosing what you watch, following who has a buzz around them, ...

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ROH Star Adam Cole Talks Upcoming Shows, WWE ‘Tough Enough’ Gigi on Elimination

Two interviews on the latest Between The Ropes podcast! First, a talk with WWE Tough Enough contestant Giorgia “GiGi” Pescina (@ToughGiorgia) on being eliminated, the kiss of death from Daniel Bryan, why she didn’t get more votes from the audience, knowing Amanda before the show, her fitness and modeling background and more. Then, a conversation with Ring of Honor star ...

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