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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.

Superstar Shakeup Experience, New WWE Matchups, Talent Speaking Out (Ep. 727)

Brian Fritz and Scott Fishman discuss the WWE Superstar Shakeup and the lack of excitement around it, the Viking Experience(!), who ended up where, new matchups, what are they doing with some people including EC3, talent speaking more and more, the vibe in the company right now, the lack of buzz surrounding Ring of Honor following the G1 Supercard, and ...

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Everyone Loves Kofi, WrestleMania 35 Fallout, Shakeup Coming (Ep. 726)

Brian Fritz and Stew Myrick discuss Kofi Kingston winning the WWE Championship and the emotion surrounding that on both Raw and SmackDown, more WrestleMania 35 including Lars Sullivan debuting and Becky Lynch’s new feud, next week’s Superstar Shakeup and who might be on the move, AEW possibly getting closer to a TV deal and more including your questions. Enjoy what ...

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NXT TakeOver Kills it Again, Previewing G1 Supercard + WrestleMania 35 (Ep. 724)

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman recap NXT TakeOver: New York including Johnny Gargano winning the NXT championship and look ahead to G1 Supercard and WrestleMania 35. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! For only $3 a month, you can listen to the ad-free version of the podcast. So, for the price of a cup of coffee Starbucks, you ...

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WrestleMania Week is Here! (Ep. 723)

Brian Fritz and Spencer Davies discuss the WrestleMania week including the final build to WrestleMania 35, main-eventers losing their minds and a new stipulation for their match, Kofi Kingston speaks his mind, the best kind of reality storylines, NXT TakeOver and the G1 Supercard, and more including your questions. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! For only $3 ...

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Women to Main Event WrestleMania 35, Kofi’s Finally In, G1 Supercard Set

Brian Fritz and Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net discuss the decision to have the first-even women’s main event at WrestleMania between Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, Kofi Kingston finally get his match against Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship, the level of excitement for the show less than two weeks ago, the G1 Supercard lineup now set including Jay ...

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WWE Goes Reality, Putting Together WrestleMania 35 + G1 Supercard | Between The Ropes (Ep. 720)

Brian Fritz and Mike Sempervive discuss WWE bringing reality into storylines leading into WrestleMania 35, what other matches could be added to the big show, how the G1 Supercard is shaping up and who will win the New Japan Cup, and a look at the ROH 17th Anniversary show. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! For only $3 ...

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The Strange, Weird, and Good in WWE Leading to Fastlane and WrestleMania | Between The Ropes (Ep. 719)

Brian Fritz and Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net discuss the weird and strange in WWE from the Becky Lynch/Ronda Rousey/Charlotte Flair storyline, “real” feuds including Triple H versus Batista, The Shield reunion, Tommaso Ciampa’s injury and the timing of him being called up, Daniel Bryan as WWE Champion and Kofi Kingston’s rise, Fastlane, and more including your questions. Enjoy what we ...

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Weird Week in WWE, What Are We on the Road To? | Between The Ropes (Ep. 717)

Brian Fritz and Dave LaGreca discuss the weird week in WWE from the Elimination Chamber to Raw and SmackDown, NXT call-ups, lack of direction and continuity, if Kofi Kingston will win the WWE Championship, what matches might happen at WrestleMania, and more. Then, Brian answers your questions and gives Oscars predictions. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! For ...

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The Man is Suspended, Elimination Chamber, New IWGP Champion | (Ep. 716)

Brian Fritz and Stew Myrick discuss the latest twist in the Becky Lynch storyline with her being replaced by Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania, the reaction to the angle, and if it would be better to have 1-on-1 match between Lynch and Ronda Rousey or a triple threat match including Charlotte. Plus, they talk the week in WWE TV, Sunday’s Elimination ...

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AEW Presser, WWE Business + Future on Fox, Rumor Mongering | Between The Ropes (Ep. 715)

Brian Fritz is joined by Mike Sempervive to talk about the All Elite Wrestling press conference, its relationship with AAA, new signings including Kenny Omega, and matches announced for the Double or Nothing show. Plus, the discuss the WWE fiscal quarter and yearly report, SmackDown on Fox or possibly on FS1 along with NXT, rumor mongering about possible talent signings, ...

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NXT TakeOver + WWE Royal Rumble Fallout, Mania Coming, Dean Ambrose Leaving (Ep. 714)

Brian Fritz and Dave LaGreca discuss NXT TakeOver and WWE Royal Rumble from the weekend, how WrestleMania 35 is already starting to come together, Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey, what’s next for Charlotte and Asuka, inter-gender matches, who Daniel Bryan might face come Mania, Dean Ambrose reportedly leaving the company, and your questions. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes ...

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Ready for WWE Royal Rumble + NXT TakeOver Weekend?! (Ep. 713)

Brian Fritz and Mike Sempervive discuss this Sunday’s WWE Royal Rumble including who may be in the Rumble matches, the favorites and possible outcomes and scenarios, NXT TakeOver: Phoenix, what they’re looking forward to the most this weekend, how much legends matter now in WWE, Ronda Rousey’s future, Impact talent joining NXT, possible AEW working relationships, and your questions. Enjoy ...

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WWE Debuts, Royal Rumble Change, Talent War Intensifies (Ep. 712)

Brian Fritz and Stew Myrick discuss the week in WWE including the less than spectacular debuts for former NXT talent, the taming of Braun Strowman and Ronda Rousey, the big change to the Royal Rumble with Finn Balor now facing Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship, and the “racy” female segments. Plus, they discuss the intensifying of the talent war ...

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Intro to All Elite Wrestling, Road to Royal Rumble (Ep. 711)

Brian Fritz and Mike Sempervive discuss the All Elite Wrestling introduction rally, who is signed with the company right now, a possible TV deal, and ramifications that AEW could have the wrestling business. Then, they talk about how the WWE Royal Rumble is coming together and leading to WrestleMania, Lars Sullivan and the launch of the NXT UK Performance Center ...

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All Elite Wrestling News, WK13 Preview, Best of 2018

Brian Fritz and Stew Myrick discuss All Elite Wrestling, what we know about it right now and speculation about the group as it comes together, the growing talent wars between promotions, and the political ramifications between AEW and other groups. Plus, they preview NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 including their predictions, take a look back at the best matches and wrestlers ...

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‘Fresh Start’ Coming to WWE, TLC, The Elite + All Elite (Ep. 708)

Brian Fritz and Spencer Davies discuss WWE TLC, the ‘fresh start’ coming to WWE, what changes they would like to see happen and what they think will actually happen, the six call-ups from NXT and where they could each land, ROH Final Battle, The Elite leaving the company and All Elite Wrestling, along with your questions. Enjoy what we do? Support ...

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