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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.

Wrestling Fix: Layla retires, Sting out of SummerSlam, Hulk Hogan shaming continues and more links

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 even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. WWE Layla retires. [WWE] Sting may not be part of SummerSlam after all. [PW Insider] Between the Ropes’ Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman recap Raw and ...

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Wrestling Fix: John Cena’s nose broken, Randy Orton vs. Superman, Adam Rose teases Leo Kruger’s return and more links

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 even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. Hulk Hogan Radar Online released more racial slurs allegedly made by Hulk Hogan from the unauthorized sex tape. Hulk was really unhappy with his daughter, ...

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WWE reportedly tells Mattel to scrap production of Hulk Hogan action figures. Plus, 17 things we learned at Comic-Con

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 even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. The Hulk Hogan racial slur controversy means no new action figures — or any merchandise. A little more than two weeks ago, Mattel showed several ...

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Wrestling Fix: Stardust teases Arrow feud, Mark Wahlberg meets John Cena, Hulk Hogan vows to prove he’s a good dude and more

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 even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. WWE There’s a rumor that Sting could show up tonight on Raw. [Cageside Seats] Jim Cornette explains his previous criticisms of Kevin Owens and Sami ...

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Wrestling Fix: The latest on Hulk Hogan, ROH loses prime-time TV slot, Bully Ray done with TNA and more links

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 even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. Hulk Hogan Hulk Hogan will NOT be in WWE 2K16. [IGN] I’m guessing that the “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan Defining Moments action figure is also in ...

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WWE fires Hulk Hogan; National Enquirer releases racist tirade linked to sex tape (updated)

WWE has terminated Hulk Hogan after a racist rant was revealed by the National Enquirer. WWE has issued the following statement: WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide Hogan’s release came in response to ...

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Wrestling Fix: WWE severing ties with Hulk Hogan? Daniel Bryan’s doctor clears him but WWE’s have not and more links

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 even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. The Big Story: WWE and Hulk Hogan may be splitting up. The Wrestling Observer reports that all references to Hogan have been scrubbed from WWE.com, ...

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Patrick on WWE ‘Tough Enough’ Elimination, Daniel Bryan Talks “YES!” Book, Health

Another two-part Between The Ropes podcast! First, a conversation with Patrick Clark, Jr. about his surprising elimination from “Tough Enough”, why he felt it was coming and what’s next for him in pursuing a career in wrestling. Then, WWE star Daniel Bryan talks about his new autobiography “YES! My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania” (which is now ...

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Wrestling Fix: Sheamus’ plane makes an emergency landing, Jeff Hardy returning to TNA, Bound For Glory announced and more

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 even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you.   WWE Grantland calls SummerSlam the WrestleMania for die-hard fans. [Grantland] Sheamus’ plane home after SmackDown had an emergency landing. Emergency landing in Colorado on ...

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Wrestling Fix: TNA dropping guaranteed talent contracts in favor pay per-appearance, Undertaker on WWE Mexico tour and more

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 even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you.  The Big Story: Bad news for wrestlers in TNA. Guaranteed contracts are a thing of the past for most of the roster. PW Insider reports ...

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Wrestling Fix: Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, Lana battles trolls, Dean Ambrose threatens to break Bray Wyatt’s leg and more links

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 even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you.   The Big Story: The SummerSlam main event is set: Brock Lesnar vs. the Undertaker. And it’s personal. The two of them couldn’t keep their ...

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Wrestling Fix: Undertaker returns, John Cena beats Kevin Owens, PTP and Mark Henry get pulled over in St. Louis and more links

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 even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. THE BIG STORY: The Undertaker returned to Tombstone Brock Lesnar into oblivion. Why? Tune into Raw tonight. Pain followed. Are we headed for a rematch ...

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Wrestling Fix: Cody Rhodes explains why he returned as Stardust, John Cena says he’ll never quit WWE and more links

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 even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. WWE Cody Rhodes pens a very, very personal letter to his father, the late “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. In it, Rhodes explains why he returned ...

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Wrestling Fix: Daniel Bryan says he’s not retiring, Seth Rollins explains Curb Stomp ban, MVP out of TNA and more links

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 even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. THE BIG STORY: Rumors swirled yesterday that Daniel Bryan told a radio show that his time was over. Not true. Bryan refuted the rumors on ...

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Wrestling Fix: Jushin Liger appearing at Brooklyn NXT, Kurt Angle undergoes emergency surgery and more links

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 even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. The Big Story: New Japan Pro-Wrestling star Jushin “Thunder” Liger is headed to NXT Takeover: Brooklyn Saturday, August 22. This story is intriguing as NJPW ...

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‘Tough Enough’ Gabi Talks Elimination, Mike Johnson Previews WWE Battleground

It’s a two-fer on the latest Between The Ropes podcast! First, a conversation with Gabi from Tough Enough (@ToughGabi) on her elimination on the show, her comments about not being upset that she was leaving the show, how bad things got in the house between herself Amanda and the others, if she even considered quitting the show, being at Raw ...

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Wrestling Fix: Undertaker and Sting rumors, Ryback injured, Stephanie McMahon with Ronda Rousey and more links

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 even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. THE BIG RUMOR: The Undertaker and Sting are going to be at SummerSlam, according to the Wrestling Observer (subscription required). This comes after rumors that the Deadman ...

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Jeff Jarrett on Upcoming GFW TV Taping, His Return to TNA and Crossover Between The Groups

Global Force Wrestling CEO Jeff Jarrett is back on the podcast as he talks about the upcoming July 24th GFW TV taping, the “Amped” name for the show, whether or not they will announce a TV deal by the taping, his return to TNA Wrestling including his emotions and the reactions for others backstage, when that deal for his return ...

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