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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.

Scott Fishman Talks WrestleMania 31 Hype, Matches and Wrestling Coverage in Bay Area

Scott Fishman — contributor for the Miami Herald — joins the podcast to discuss WrestleMania 31 including the hype for the show right now and the matches now that we know the card, comparing the excitement to previous ones, what could happen the night after Mania, Brock Lesnar and the WWE and plenty of wrestling coverage for the big week ...

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The Flagship: WWE Raw with Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Sting and a Bunch of Other Stuff, Lots of Your Questions

It’s The Flagship podcast as Brian and Michael talk about WWE Raw from Monday night including a very good taped interview from Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman doing his magic again and a strong promo from Roman Reigns, Sting appears and a bunch of other stuff too including the fake Russian lawyer that almost derailed the John Cena — Rusev angle. ...

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Max Landis parodies Triple H’s career in funny, NSFW ‘Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling’ (video)

Forget all of WWE’s official Triple H biographies. Hollywood screenwriter Max Landis has summarized the Game’s career in a 24-minute film called Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling, and it’s an amazing, hilarious (and not safe for work) piece of art. This is Landis’ followup to The Death and Return of Superman, and though he calls Triple H his favorite character, he’s brutal in ...

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Artist Rob Schamberger Talks WrestleMania Series, Painting at WWE Axxess and Getting in the Zone

Artist Rob Schamberger joins the podcast to talk about his WrestleMania Series of paintings with a piece for each event, his Canvas 2 Canvas YouTube videos for WWE which are posted every Monday, painting during WWE Axxess this year where he’ll be working on a “Macho Man” Randy Savage piece, working in public, how special the Connor The Crusher work ...

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Devon Dudley on Giving Back to Business, Team 3D Academy and Possible Return to WWE

One-half of the most decorated tag-team in wrestling history Devon Dudley joins the podcast to talk about working on the House of Hardcore show last weekend and returning to the ECW Arena and the memories it brought up, thoughts when he first started teaming with Bubba, if he’s suprised they are still together as a team, why he feels there is ...

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The Flagship: WWE Raw Review, WrestleMania 31, Bill DeMott and Your Questions

It’s the latest Flagship podcast as Brian and Michael talk about WWE Raw from Monday night which left plenty to desire, Wiz Khalifa and his tweets following his performance, Paul Heyman boasting that Brock Lesnar will unify the WWE and UFC titles if he wants this summer, Sting turns into the Black Scorpion(?) and a whole lot of other stuff on ...

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Raw Deal: WWE boss Vince McMahon cannot reinvent Sting

Vince McMahon has to tinker with everything. “Pro wrestling” can’t simply be called “pro wrestling.” No, it has to be “sports entertainment” — even if 99.9 percent of the public doesn’t recognize McMahon’s pet term. (I’m sure there’s a part of McMahon that cringes at the thought of his greatest achievement, WrestleMania, has “wrestle” in the title.) Fans can’t just be “fans.” ...

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Mickie James Talks WrestleCon 2015, Being a Wrestler and a Mom and WrestleMania Memories

Former WWE Divas Champion and TNA Knockouts Champion Mickie James talks about appearing at WrestleCon 2015 on March 27 and 28 in San Jose, being around her friends including Ric Flair, being a mom now and a wrestler, how she looks at her career now going forward, how close she came to retiring from the ring, her recent return to ...

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Paul “Triple H” Levesque Inducted Into International Sports HOF

Paul “Triple H” Levesque was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio at the Arnold Classic. He went in as both an athlete and as an executive for his work with World Wrestling Entertainment. HIs classmates included Evander Holyfield, Lenda Murray, and Michael Jai White among others. The crowd included other Hall of Fame ...

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The Flagship: Axelmania is Running Wild on WWE Raw (and Roman Reigns is too), Samoa Joe to WWE, Rey Mysterio is Free

It’s the Flagship podcast and there’s plenty for Brian and Michael to discuss including Samoa Joe seemingly headed to WWE and what that could do for NXT, Rey Mysterio free from WWE and where he is headed, WWE Raw on Monday from Jon Stewart’s guest appearance, Roman Reigns beating up everyone but losing to Axelmania running wild. Plus, they share ...

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Brock Lesnar at UFC 184 means WWE better ante up

Not even a week after Brock Lesnar reportedly got into a heated argument with Vince McMahon before Monday Night Raw, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion watched Saturday night’s UFC 184 from the second row. The Wrestling Observer‘s Dave Meltzer, in last night’s Observer Radio show (subscription required and recommended), cautioned against reading too much into Lesnar’s appearance other than the ...

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Seth Rollins appears on The Daily Show, challenges Jon Stewart to come to Raw

Seth Rollins made a surprise appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Thursday night. The former Architect of the Shield interrupted Stewart’s nightly “Moment of Zen” and challenged the Comedy Central talk show host to show up at Monday night’s Raw at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The clip is now up at WWE.com. http://youtu.be/2V9mD4FrspQ Stewart played the ...

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The Flagship: Roman Reigns to Main Event WrestleMania 31, WWE Raw, Fast Lane and More

It’s The Flagship podcast as Brian and Michael talk about WWE Fast Lane from Sunday night as well as Raw from Monday, Roman Reigns to main event WrestleMania 31 against Brock Lesnar and the response from the audience towards him lately, John Cena vs. Rusev heating up and ideas for the buildup to their match and lots more. Plus, they ...

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Jim Ross on His One Man Show Coming to WrestleMania 31 Weekend, WWE Fast Lane and Today’s Wrestling Audience

Hall of Famer Jim Ross joins the podcast as he talks about his one man show “Ringside: An Afternoon with Jim Ross” which is coming to San Jose on Saturday, March 28th, the WWE Fast Lane show, the live audience at the show and today’s wrestling audience, Roman Reigns being the “next guy”, remembering when he first saw Reigns in ...

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