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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.

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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WWE’s latest WrestleMania Heritage action figures pay homage to wrestling’s Super Bowl

No wrestler is more linked to WrestleMania than the Undertaker. The Deadman’s undefeated Streak had a mythical aura — until Brock Lesnar snapped it to became the One in 21 and One. But before there was a One in 21 and One, there was victory (and victim) No. 1. Mattel celebrates the beginning of the Streak in the latest installment of its WrestleMania Heritage action ...

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WWE doctor Chris Amann sues CM Punk

The estranged relationship between CM Punk and WWE became even more estranged — and strange — this week with a defamation lawsuit filed by the wrestling circuit’s ringside doctor, Chris Aman, against Punk for the wrestler’s infamous tell-all interview on Colt Cabana’s Art of Wrestling podcast last year. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court, and according to legal journal the Cook County Record, Amann is ...

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UFC Conference Call with Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White Talking Drug Testing

Listen to the complete UFC conference call with the media with CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and President Dana White as they talk with the media about new measures for the promotion regarding drug testing going forward and their hopes in working with various state athetic commissions. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you automatically get the latest podcasts and ...

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Samoa Joe leaves TNA. Where will he end up?

The exodus of talent from TNA Wrestling continued Tuesday with the departure of Samoa Joe. The Samoan Submission Machine announced the split on his Twitter account. I have decided to part ways with @ImpactWrestling. My very best to them moving forward, and my eternal thanks to the fans. — Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) February 17, 2015 TNA Executive Vice President John Gaburick confirmed ...

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The Flagship: WWE Raw Heads to Life in the Fast Lane, NXT TakeOver and Your Questions

It’s The Flagship podcast as Brian and Michael discuss WWE Raw from Monday night (which Brian was at live) which was the final show before the Fast Lane PPV, the great build to the Daniel Bryan – Roman Reigns match, Triple H and his conversation with Ric Flair, Bray Wyatt promos and the breakup of one tag-team and the reuniting ...

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Shawn Michaels Talks New Book “Wrestling for My Life”, Thoughts of a Return and Mending Fences

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels talks about his new book “Wrestling for My Life: The Legend, the Reality and the Faith of a WWE Superstar” which is now available, when he got the idea for doing the book and why it was important for him, his faith being tested when he made his WWE comeback, mending fences with Bret ...

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Seth Rollins has nothing to be sorry for in nude photo leak

Last night, we saw more of Seth Rollins than we ever wanted. Nude photos of “the Architect of the Shield” were leaked through social media after Rollins’ social media accounts distributed a nude selfie of WWE NXT developmental wrestler and model Zahra Schreiber. This seems to be a chain reaction: The Rollins social accounts — either intentionally or accidentally — shared the Schreiber photo. ...

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The Flagship: Road to WrestleMania in Question with Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan, Triple H Talks with Stone Cold

Brian and Michael talk about WWE Raw from Monday night including the possible changes on the Road to WrestleMania involving Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan as they two are set to square off at Fast Lane, if WWE make a switch for the main event of WrestleMania 31 and who will face Brock Lesnar, protecting Reigns and how tricky that ...

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The Flagship: WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Fallout, Dislike for Roman Reigns and Raw is Snowstorm

Brian and Michael are back for the latest edition of The Flagship as they discuss WWE Royal Rumble 2015 which included an incredible world championship match between Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins and John Cena as well as a disappointing Rumble match, the decision to go with Roman Reigns as the winner and the crowd reaction towards him, the #CancelWWENetwork movement ...

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WWE postpones Raw and SmackDown live shows; SmackDown to air live Thursday

WWE has postponed the live Raw and SmackDown shows in Hartford and Boston due to the blizzard in the Northeastern half of the United States. The wrestling company made the announcement Monday afternoon on its website. However, WWE will broadcast live Monday at 8 p.m. EST from the company’s headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. What will we see? That’s still unknown. As ...

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