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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 Flagship: WWE Raw Fallout Leading into the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania 31 Matches and More

It’s the weekly Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael as they talk about WWE Raw from Monday night, the fallout from the show going into this Sunday’s Royal Rumble PPV, who they think will win the Rumble match and leave that show as the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, how this affects the lineup for WrestleMania 31 and the possible matches ...

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Roman Reigns needs to say no to Vince McMahon’s scripted promos

Roman Reigns is supposed to be the WWE’s next big thing. The coronation of the “Juggernaut” (or “the Powerhouse,” “the Big Dog” or whatever WWE is calling him this week) as a top-tier player has long been envisioned as occurring in the main event of WrestleMania 31 with a WWE World Heavyweight Championship victory over “the One in 21 and One Brock Lesnar ...

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Scott Fishman Talks Randy Savage Induction, Daniel Bryan Return and Magic City Con

Scott Fishman — contributor to the Miami Herald fighting section — is back on the podcast as he talks about the Magic City Con this weekend down in Miami and the various wrestlers appearing he has spoken to, “Macho Man” Randy Savage being finally being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, where he once met Savage, his recent interview ...

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Josh Barnett on New Japan Pro Wrestling Coming to AXS TV, Wrestling for the Group and Crossover with MMA

UFC fighter Josh Barnett joins the podcast the podcast to talk about New Japan Pro Wrestling coming to AXS TV with the 13-episode series debuting this Friday, Jan. 16 at 9pm ET, being part of the broadcast team with Mauro Ranallo, starting his pro wrestling career with NJPW years ago, the hard-hitting style and if he was worried that would ...

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Mauro Ranallo Talks New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV, His Style Calling the Action and the Wrestling Landscape

Combat sports announcer Mauro Ranallo joins the podcast to talk about New Japan Pro Wrestling coming to AXS TV with the 13-epidsode series premiering on Friday, Jan. 16 at 9pm ET, his return to calling professional wrestling, what has always drawn him to NJPW, teaming with Josh Barnett to call the shows and what the sessions were like, if he ...

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The Flagship: The Authority is Back, TNA Wrestling is Back on TV, Wrestle Kingdom 9 Recap

It’s The Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael as they talk about TNA Wrestling moving to its new home on Destination America, expectations for them there, Brian’s recent interview with Dixie Carter and comments she made there. Plus, they talk about WWE Raw from Monday night which was another lacklusted edition even with The Authority back in power along with ...

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Jeff Jarrett on Presentation and Success of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9, What is Next for GFW

Following the New Japan Pro Wrestling “Wrestle Kingdom 9 presented by Global Force Wrestling” event over the weekend, Jeff Jarrett is back on the podcast to talk about the show, its overall presentation, the matches and the stories they told, the early numbers he has received on how it did on pay-per-view, the issues that some had with the FLIPPS ...

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Best of Wrestling 2014: Daniel Bryan Wins at WrestleMania, Seth Rollins Emerges, The Streak is Over

Brian and Michael look back at the year in wrestling in the best of wrestling 2014 podcast. The guys run down who they thoughts was the best wrestler, heel and tag-team over the past year along with their best match and show. Plus, they talk about this biggest misfire along with the biggest news story as well as what they thought ...

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Jim Ross Talks Wrestle Kingdom 9, Brock Lesnar and Opportunities That Would Interest Him

Hall of Famer Jim Ross drops in to talk about calling the New Japan Pro Wrestling “Wrestle Kingdom 9” show from the Tokyo Dome presented by Global Force Wrestling on Jan. 4 live on pay-per-view, working with Matt Striker, the differences in doing play-by-play for this show compared to WWE as well as MMA and boxing, what intrigues him about ...

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Chael Sonnen On his Dislike for Trash Talk, Saying No to Pro Wrestling, CM Punk and if Brock Lesnar will Fight Again

ESPN MMA analyst and podcast host the “American Gangster” Chael P. Sonnen joins the podcast as he talks about the build up to the Jon Jones — Daniel Cormier fight, why he dislikes the term trash talking, hyping fights he was in the emotion he felt at the time, being the bad guy, what he liked first between amateur and ...

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