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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.

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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Monday Night Nitro, the ‘New’ Daniel Bryan, and Big Weekend Shows (Ep. 707)

Brian Fritz and Spencer Davies discuss WWE TV including the Nitro-esque feel of RAW, how the “new” Daniel Bryan is the best thing in WWE right now, the big weekend of shows between WWE TLC and ROH Final Battle, Cody, the Young Bucks, and Adam Page likely ROH departure, the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 lineup, and your questions. Enjoy what ...

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Remembering Dynamite Kid, WWE TV, Wrestling Arms Race (Ep. 706)

  Brian Fritz and Mike Sempervive discuss the passing of Tom “Dynamite Kid” Billington and his legacy both the good and the bad, the week in WWE TV, if Ronda Rousey is overexposed, Daniel Bryan as a heel, WWE changing its WrestleMania week schedule, and the growing arms race in wrestling. Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! For ...

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Becky Lynch Injured, Daniel Bryan is WWE Champ, Survivor Series Preview

Brian Fritz and Jason Powell discuss the big changes to Survivor Series with Becky Lynch being injured and Daniel Bryan winning the WWE Championship, how big of a star Lynch has became and a possible WrestleMania match with Ronda Rousey, the dynamic between a heel vs. heel match between Daniel Bryan and Brock Lesnar, NXT TakeOver: War Games, and your ...

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WWE Crown Jewel, Batista Returns on SD1000, Becky Lynch Breakout

Brian Fritz and Mike Sempervive discuss the latest on the WWE Crown Jewel controversy and WWE moving forward with the show, SmackDown 1000 including Dave Batista setting up a possible match versus Triple H at WrestleMania, Becky Lynch popularity soaring despite being used as a heel, breakups on RAW, Ronda Rousey’s promo on the Bella Twins, the potential Drew McIntyre ...

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WWE Crown Jewel Controversy and Setup, Evolution, NJPW WK13 Matches

Brian Fritz and Mike Sempervive discuss the WWE Crown Jewel controversy and if WWE should do the show considering the politics surrounding it, what they would do if a change was made, looking back at the Super Show-Down event and Shawn Michaels upcoming return to the ring, matches for Crown Jewel and Evolution, NXT UK television announcement, the NJPW King ...

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Comparing ROH and NJPW, WWE Ratings, Super Show-Down

Brian Fritz and Mike Sempervive discuss the ROH ‘Death Before Dishonor” and NJPW “Fighting Spirit Unleashed” shows and compare the two companies, how Wrestle Kingdom is shaping up, the upcoming WWE Super Show-Down event including The Undertaker facing Triple H, if any titles will change on that show, the week in WWE storylines and the decline in “RAW” and “SmackDown” ...

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