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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 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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Royal Rumble: How to turn WWE’s 30-man battle royal into a lottery

Tonight’s Royal Rumble isn’t lacking in intrigue. The Rock is in Philadelphia; what role will the Great One play in tonight’s show? Will the Rock enter and win the Rumble? Will Roman Reigns win it? Daniel Bryan? What other surprise entrants will get a chance to toss 29 other combatants and for the right to point at the WrestleMania sign (and main ...

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WWE needs to re-sign Brock Lesnar by any means necessary

Will Brock Lesnar stay with WWE? Or will he return to the UFC? The answers to those questions aren’t clear — and might not be until the conclusion of Sunday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view — although there are reports that WWE’s hierarchy believes the Beast Incarnate will leave when his contract expires (reportedly the day after the post-WrestleMania Raw). Lesnar hasn’t hinted at which ...

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Eric Gargiulo Talks WWE Royal Rumble 2015, What’s Happening with Brock Lesnar, WrestleMania 32

Eric Gargiulo from CamelClutchBlog.com joins the podcast as he talks about WWE Royal Rumble 2015, who he thinks has a real chance of winning the Rumble match itself, the Brock Lesnar dilemma and whether or not he’s staying with the WWE, what match he would like to see at the top of the card for WrestleMania 32 and what he thinks ...

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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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