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Brian Fritz talks with a rotating cast of top wrestling stars, media members and longtime friends about the latest happening in pro wrestling with their entertaining and educated insight.

Brian Fritz talks with a rotating cast of top wrestling stars, media members and longtime friends about the latest happening in pro wrestling with their entertaining and educated insight.
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WINTER PARK, FL

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Brian Fritz talks with a rotating cast of top wrestling stars, media members and longtime friends about the latest happening in pro wrestling with their entertaining and educated insight.

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English

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Episodes

WWE Crown Jewel, Batista Returns on SD1000, Becky Lynch Breakout (Ep. 700)

10/18/2018
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Brian Fritz and Mike Sempervive discuss the latest on the WWE Crown Jewel controversy and WWE moving forward with the show, SmackDown 1000 including Dave Batista setting up a possible match versus Triple H at WrestleMania, Becky Lynch popularity soaring despite being used as a heel, breakups on RAW, Ronda Rousey's promo on the Bella Twins, the potential Drew McIntyre - Braun Strowman match, what's going on with Austin Aries, who will be the NWA Champion after this weekend, and your questions.

Duration:01:46:40

WWE Crown Jewel Controversy and Setup, Evolution, NJPW WK13 Matches (Ep. 699)

10/11/2018
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Brian Fritz and Mike Sempervive discuss the WWE Crown Jewel controversy and if WWE should do the show considering the politics surrounding it, what they would do if a change was made, looking back at the Super Show-Down event and Shawn Michaels upcoming return to the ring, matches for Crown Jewel and Evolution, NXT UK television announcement, next week's SmackDown 1000 show including Rey Mysterio and Batista, the NJPW King of Pro Wrestling show and how Wrestle Kingdom 13 is shaping up,...

Duration:02:13:49

Comparing ROH and NJPW, WWE Ratings, Super Show-Down (Ep. 698)

10/4/2018
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Brian Fritz and Mike Sempervive discuss the ROH 'Death Before Dishonor" and NJPW "Fighting Spirit Unleashed" shows and compare the two companies, how Wrestle Kingdom is shaping up, the upcoming WWE Super Show-Down event including The Undertaker facing Triple H, if any titles will change on that show, the week in WWE storylines and the decline in "RAW" and "SmackDown" ratings, and your questions.

Duration:01:30:39

Brie Bella Reaction, Week in WWE, NJPW + ROH Weekend Shows (Ep. 697)

9/27/2018
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Brian Fritz and Stew Myrick (Sports Guys Talking Wrestling Podcast) discuss the Brie Bella - Liv Morgan incident on RAW, the reaction to what happened, and what can be learned from the situation, teasing that Dean Ambrose could leave The Shield and who should turn on the others when the time comes, Samoa Joe going to AJ Styles' house in the latest part of their storyline, if WWE and fans are ready for a possible Hulk Hogan return at the upcoming event in Saudi Arabia, this weekend's Ring of...

Duration:01:35:53

Brock Lesnar is Back, WWE Mega-Shows, Shawn Michaels Returning to Ring (Ep. 696)

9/20/2018
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Brian Fritz is joined by Spencer Davies of the Stick to the Gimmick podcast as they discuss a very good Hell in a Cell show, Brock Lesnar returning during the main event and working the upcoming Saudi Arabia show versus Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns, Ronda Rousey's progress, how WWE is juggling promoting multiple upcoming shows including the Australia Super Show-Down and the Crowd Jewel events, Shawn Michaels' likely return to the ring and if this could lead to him having more matches, and...

Duration:01:28:54

All Roads to WWE Hell in a Cell, Remembering Foley - Undertaker (Ep. 695).mp3

9/13/2018
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Brian Fritz is joined by Mike Sempervive as they discuss this Sunday's WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, catching heat on social media, the Becky Lynch - Charlotte Flair dynamic in their feud, which matches should be inside the cell, if Jeff Hardy will do something crazy, the different feel between Raw and SmackDown lately, story time with Samoa Joe and how long his ongoing feud with AJ Styles might last, the latest angle between Daniel Bryan and The Miz including Brie Bella and Maryse, how...

Duration:02:05:15

'All In' Hits its Mark, WWE TV, Undertaker vs. HBK Again? (Ep. 694)

9/6/2018
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Brian Fritz is joined by Justin Barrasso of SI.com to discuss the 'All In' event, the spirit of the entire weekend, if there will be another one, what effect the show could have on the wrestling business, and other fallout involved The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Cody. Then, Brian talks about the week in WWE TV from both 'RAW' and 'SmackDown', the tease of another Undertaker - Shawn Michaels match, and then answers your questions.

Duration:01:42:44

Between The Ropes 20-Year Anniversary Show with Fritz and Dickerman (Ep. 693)

8/25/2018
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Fritz and Dickerman celebrate the milestone 20-year anniversary of Between The Ropes! The guys share behind the scenes stories about how the show got on the air, B Randall being a part of the original show and Vito later coming on board, wacky moments, guests, and simply having fun talking wrestling to where the show has come now. Enjoy the stories and even some classic clips including the Sting incident, Terry Funk's dog Cooter Brown going crazy, and the Heidenreich song.

Duration:01:20:20

NXT TakeOver and WWE SummerSlam Recap, The Shield Returns (Ep. 692)

8/23/2018
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Brian Fritz and Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net discuss NXT TakeOver including the latest chapter in the Tommaso Ciampa - Johnny Gargano rivalry, WWE SummerSlam with Roman Reigns finally defeating Brock Lesnar to win the Universal Championship, The Shield making their return on RAW to gang up on Braun Strowman, Becky Lynch and Charlotte being miscast in their feud, upcoming WWE storylines heading into Money in the Bank, the verbal agreement between the Bullet Club / Elite cast regarding...

Duration:02:06:18

NJPW G1 Climax Look Back, NXT TakeOver and SummerSlam Preview (Ep. 691)

8/17/2018
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Brian Fritz talks with Justin Barrasso of SI.com who was in Tokyo for the final weekend of the NJPW G1 Climax 28, the reaction to Tetsuya Naito losing and Hiroshi Tanahashi defeating Kota Ibushi to win the tournament, and what matches could be coming including at the MSG show in 2019. Then Joe Roderick jumps in to discuss the passing of Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, the week in WWE TV, and a preview of both NXT TakeOver and SummerSlam including Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the Universal...

Duration:02:18:00

Paul Heyman Performance + Pairing, Pancake Power and Free Agent Rumors (Ep. 690)

8/9/2018
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Brian Fritz and Joe Roderick discuss Paul Heyman's dramatic performance on RAW and who he could be paired with next along with SummerSlam scenarios, a pancake story from attending SmackDown, the super-sized SummerSlam card, big names including Kenny Omega, Daniel Bryan, The Young Bucks, and Shinsuke Nakamura possibly becoming free agents, All In on WGN and its lineup, and an update on the NJPW G128 heading into the final weekend.

Duration:02:18:58

Tragic Weekend, Brock Lesnar on WWE TV, Daniel Bryan, + NJPW G1 Update (Ep. 689)

8/3/2018
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Brian Fritz is joined by Mike Sempervive to discuss the passing of "Grandmaster Sexay" Brian Christopher, Nikolai Volkoff, and Brickhouse Brown, Brock Lesnar returning to WWE TV, who Paul Heyman could align himself with, how badass Samoa Joe has been, the future of Elias and Daniel Bryan, other "RAW" and "SmackDown" happenings from the past week, and how the NJPW G1 Climax is progressing with star performances from Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Tetsuya Naito, and others.

Duration:02:07:29

WWE Evolution, NXT Talent, Reigns-Lesnar Again (Ep. 688)

7/26/2018
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Brian Fritz and Bryan Burga of the High Spot Podcast discuss the WWE announcement of the all-women Evolution event and what matches could be on that show, the loaded NXT talent roster and who could be on the move soon, Matt Riddle possible signing with the company and how he would fit in, Roman Reigns-Brock Lesnar facing off again at SummerSlam, the Braun Strowman-Kevin Owens storyline, giving Impact Wrestling another chance off Slammiversary, the NJPW G1 Climax so far, and your questions.

Duration:02:33:32

Hulk Hogan Reaction and Answering Your Questions (Ep. 687)

7/20/2018
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Brian Fritz discusses the mixed reaction to Hulk Hogan being reinstated to the WWE Hall of Fame and his immediate future in the company and then answers A LOT of your questions.

Duration:01:14:25

WWE Extreme Rules, Who Should Face Lesnar, + Hulk Hogan return to WWE (Ep. 686)

7/18/2018
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Brian Fritz and Nick Hausman of Wrestlezone.com discuss the WWE Extreme Rules 2018 show, the Bayley and Sasha Banks "love" storyline, Kevin Owens big bump, who should face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam and who will get the shot at the Universal Championship, how SummerSlam is shaping up, a John Cena reality show idea, Hulk Hogan's return to the WWE Hall of Fame and if should be brought back, the ROH / NJPW show at Madison Square Garden, and more.

Duration:01:45:32

Pro Wrestling in MMA, Brock Lesnar in WWE, and Cutting Dangerous Moves (Ep. 685)

7/12/2018
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Brian Fritz is joined by Dave LaGreca of the "Busted Open" show on SiriusXM as they discuss the role of pro wrestling in MMA, Brock Lesnar's return to the UFC and confrontation with Daniel Cormier, when he will defend the WWE Universal Championship and the problem WWE has created, the NJPW G1 Special, cutting down on dangerous moves, the Roman Reigns - Bobby Lashley feud heading into Extreme Rules, and more.

Duration:01:35:03

Pulling Trigger on Seth Rollins, Future of Daniel Bryan + Young Bucks (Ep. 684)

7/6/2018
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Brian Fritz talks with Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net about the week in WWE television, possibly pulling the trigger on Seth Rollins as the Universal Champion over Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman and the scenarios to do that, the decision to wait on Daniel Bryan — The Miz feud, the future of Daniel Bryan and The Young Bucks will all of their contracts coming up before the end of the year, Ring of Honor crowning a new champion, New Japan's G1 Special in San Francisco and more.

Duration:02:10:00

Kevin Kelly on NJPW Growth, Calling Okada-Omega 4 + Upcoming G1 Climax (Ep. 683)

7/4/2018
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Brian Fritz is joined by the voice of New Japan Pro Wrestling Kevin Kelly to discuss the growth of the brand and how hot it is right now, calling the historic Kazuchika Okada - Kenny Omega 4 match at Dominion, Okada's incredible run as the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, and the upcoming G1 Climax tournament including who are the favorites and fantasy booking dreams entrants for the tournament.

Duration:01:36:01

Breaking Down Ciampa - Gargano Feud, WWE After Money in the Bank (Ep. 682)

6/21/2018
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Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the passing of Leon "Vader" White, NXT TakeOver: Chicago including the incredible match between Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano and their ongoing feud, Money in the Bank with Braun Strowman and Alexa Bliss winning the cases and contracts, Big Cass being released, possible upcoming matchups heading into Extreme Rules and SummerSlam including Daniel Bryan and The Miz, Super Show-Down event and NXT UK, NJPW G1 Climax and more.

Duration:02:15:41

NJPW vs. WWE Presentation Style, MITB Preview (Ep. 681)

6/15/2018
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Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the buzz coming off NJPW Dominion and the incredible championship match between Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada, differences in presentation between New Japan and the WWE, the growth of non-WWE wrestling around the world and those promotions trying to capitalize off it, the possible future of Omega and The Young Bucks. Ring of Honor looking to book Madison Square Garden, and preview this weekend's Money in the Bank and NXT TakeOver: Chicago shows.

Duration:01:52:01