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Hosted by philly.com's Vaughn Johnson and PhillyInfluencer.com/PhillyVoice.com's Nick Piccone, this wrestling podcast gives you the latest and greatest in the world of professional wrestling. Sometimes joined by their THIRD MAN, author and comedian Brian Isley, Vaughn and Nick go in-depth on some…

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    308: What We're Thankful For in Wrestling: 2021 Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 74:42

    Is there much to be thankful for in pro wrestling in 2021? This week, we try do find the positivity in the industry. -- Follow us on Twitter [@_piccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Shooters Classic 261: The Main Event IV from Nov. 23, 1990 Deep Dive (11/18/20)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 98:47

    The night after the 1990 Survivor Series, the Ultimate Warrior defended the WWF Championship against "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase on The Main Event on NBC. On this episode, we're taking a deep dive into the entire show. -- Follow us on Twitter [@_piccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Shooters Classic 260: Survivor Series '98 Deep Dive (11/18/20)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 82:43

    A look back at the 1998 Survivor Series. -- Follow us on Twitter [@_piccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Shooters Classic 259: Survivor Series '97 Deep Dive (11/11/20)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 138:44

    A look back at the 1997 Survivor Series. -- Follow us on Twitter [@_piccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    307: WWF Survivor Series '96 Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 159:24

    This week, the guys dive deep into WWF Survivor Series 1996, a Patreon request. -- Follow us on Twitter [@_piccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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    306: WWF Survivor Series '95 Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 148:30

    We back! This week, the guys dive deep into WWF Survivor Series 1995. -- Follow us on Twitter [@_piccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    305: WCW Halloween Havoc '95 Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 114:45


    This week, the guys dive deep into WCW's Halloween Havoc 1995... where Hulk Hogan and The Giant would square off not once... but twice! The Sumo Monster Truck Match and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship match would feature the two... all the while the Giant would fall off the roof in the building in between those events. It's really a hoot. The card: WCW World Television Championship: Johnny B. Badd d. Diamond Dallas Page © (w/ The Diamond Doll and Max Muscle) (17:01) Randy Savage d. The Zodiac (01:30) Revenge Match: Kurasawa (w/ Col. Robert Parker) d. Road Warrior Hawk (03:15) Sabu (w/ The Sheik) d. Mr. JL (03:25) Lex Luger d. Meng (w/ Kevin Sullivan) by DQ (13:14) Sting and Ric Flair d. Brian Pillman and Arn Anderson by DQ (17:09) Sumo Monster truck match: Hulk Hogan d. The Giant (05:00) Randy Savage d. Lex Luger (05:23) WCW World Heavyweight Championship: The Giant (w/ The Taskmaster) d. Hulk Hogan © (w/ Jimmy Hart ) by DQ (14:30) -- Follow us on Twitter [@_piccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    BONUS: Nick Piccone on Fox Sports Radio The Gambler talking WWE Crown Jewel

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 31:42

    Nick Piccone joins Jon Jansen on The Line Change on Fox Sports Radio Philadelphia (The Gambler) to go over Crown Jewel and the DraftKings Sportsbook pool for the WWE Universal Championship match between champion Roman Reigns and challenger Brock Lesnar. -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    304: WCW Halloween Havoc '94 Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 140:29

    After losing our original 304th episode as we live commentated AEW Dynamite live from Philly, the guys return for a deep dive into WCW Halloween Havoc 1994. It was Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair in a Steel Cage Retirement match... ALREADY. Hogan had debuted for WCW in June that prior year and they're already blowing it off. Oh, WCW. We discuss Squid Game, Netflix shows, and more before we dive deep into Halloween Havoc 1994. The card: WCW World Television Championship: Johnny B. Badd (c) vs. Honky Tonk Man WCW World Tag Team Championship: Stars And Stripes (The Patriot and Marcus Alexander Bagwell) (c) vs. Pretty Wonderful (Paul Orndorff and Paul Roma) Kevin Sullivan vs. Dave Sullivan Dustin Rhodes vs. Arn Anderson (w/ Col. Robert Parker and Meng) WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Jim Duggan (c) vs. Steve Austin Vader (w/ Harley Race) vs. The Guardian Angel The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) vs. Terry Funk and Bunkhouse Buck (w/ Col. Robert Parker and Meng) Career vs. Career Steel Cage Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship w/ Mr. T as the Special Enforcer: Hulk Hogan (w/ Jimmy Hart) vs. Ric Flair (w/ Sensuous Sherri) -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    303: Exclusive Interview with MLW's National Openweight Champion, Alexander Hammerstone

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 22:01

    The guys interview MLW's Alexander Hammerstone, who will vie for the MLW World Heavyweight Championship October 2 at the 2300 Arena against Champion Jacob Fatu at MLW Fightland in a Title vs. Title Match. Hammerstone talks about his journey to this weekend, the overall vibe in the MLW locker room, the weight of his match, and what's next for his career after this weekend. -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    302: WCW Fall Brawl: War Games '97 Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 115:22

    This week, the guys dive deep into WCW Fall Brawl 1997, when the nWo and Curt Hennig killed the 4 Horsemen in their own backyard. -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    301: AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam from Arthur Ashe Stadium Live Commentary

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 121:49

    This week, the guys live commentate AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam, LIVE from Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York. -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    300: WCW Fall Brawl '96 Deep Dive; Big E Wins WWE Title

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 121:20

    This week, we talk about Big E winning the WWE Title, NXT changes, and deep dive into WCW Fall Brawl 1996. -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    299: Exclusive Interview with Ring of Honor's EC3; Death Before Dishonor Ticket Giveaway

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 48:26

    This week, the guys discuss their thoughts on the latest big news in wrestling, where Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson debuted in AEW! We also discuss the disparity in diversity between the two big companies and what we should see from both AEW and WWE as we move forward. THEN! We give away 5 pairs of tickets for Ring of Honor's Death Before Dishonor in Philadelphia at the 2300 Arena on September 12! We name the winners and then have an exclusive interview with Ring of Honor's EC3! FreeTheNarrative.com. -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    298: WWF SummerSlam '01 Deep Dive; RIP Shannon Spruill

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 157:18

    After a week's hiatus, we return with an all-new deep dive; this time it's SummerSlam 2001 from a Patreon request! But first, the guys discuss a very serious and somber subject with Shannon Spruill, better known to wrestling fans as Daffney Unger, passing away on September 1, 2021. The beginning of this episode was re-recorded after that news broke and the severe tornados that struck our local communities left a wake of destruction. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by Spruill's death and the friends and families of those who were killed in the severe tornados in this area, and also with the people whose homes were destroyed. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Help the victims of the multiple devastating tornados that hit our area: The Unforgotten Haven Help Mullica hill from tornado damage - Facebook Page After that, we discuss our thoughts on CM Punk debuting in AEW, NXT changes coming, Bianca Belair losing to Becky Lynch in seconds, then deep dive into SummerSlam 2001. -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    BONUS: WWE SummerSlam '21 Preview w/ Nick Piccone & Jon Jansen on Fox Sports Radio The Gambler

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 45:45


    Philly Influencer editor, The Gambler contributor, Straight Shooters host, and PhillyVoice contributor, Nick Piccone, joins Jon Jansen on the #LineChange to preview WWE SummerSlam and dive into the DraftKings Sportsbook pool for Roman Reigns vs. John Cena. -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    297: WWF SummerSlam '00 Deep Dive | PATREON REQUEST

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 182:06


    This week, we deep dive into WWF's SummerSlam 2000 pay-per-view, where the company's World Title was a backstory to the love triangle among Triple H, Kurt Angle, and Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley. Crazy times in 2000. The card: Six-man tag team match: Right to Censor (Bull Buchanan, The Goodfather and Steven Richards) vs. Too Cool (Grand Master Sexay, Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty) (w/ Mandy and Victoria) X-Pac vs. Road Dogg Intergender tag team match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship. Venis would lose the title to whoever gained a pinfall or submission against his team: Eddy Guerrero and Chyna vs. Trish Stratus and Val Venis (c) Jerry Lawler vs. Tazz WWF Hardcore Championship: Shane McMahon (c) vs. Steve Blackman Two-out-of-three falls match: Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match for the WWF Tag Team Championship: Edge and Christian (c) vs. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) vs. The Hardy Boyz (Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy) Stinkface match: The Kat vs. Terri No DQ match: Kane vs. The Undertaker Triple threat match for the WWF Championship: The Rock (c) vs. Triple H vs. Kurt Angle -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    296: Exclusive Interview with ROH's Mike Bennett

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 31:13


    With Glory By Honor taking place this Friday and Saturday night at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia, we are joined by Ring of Honor's Mike Bennett! Bennett discusses his career, being in ROH right now, how his time with other companies shaped who he is now personally and professionally, what he's looking forward to this weekend at Glory By Honor, and much more! -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    295: WWF SummerSlam '99 Deep Dive | PATREON REQUEST

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 162:15


    THE HOTTEST EVENT OF THE SUMMMMEEERRRRRR!!!!! This week, we take a deep dive into the 1999 edition of WWF'S SUMMERRRSSSLLLAAAMMM (Season 12, Episode 1 on Peacock!) where the product left a whole lot to be desired. We dive into Jesse Ventura's involvement and what the chatter in the media was like then, the ridiculous Vince Russo booking leading up to the main event, the seeds being planted for an all-time tag team division, and much more! The card: WWF Intercontinental Championship and WWF European Championship: D'Lo Brown (c) vs. Jeff Jarrett Tag team turmoil match to determine #1 contenders to the WWF Tag Team Championship: Edge and Christian vs. Jeff and Matt Hardy vs. Mideon and Viscera vs. Droz and Prince Albert vs. The Acolytes vs. Hardcore and Crash Holly WWF Hardcore Championship: Big Boss Man (c) vs. Al Snow WWF Women's Championship: Ivory (c) vs. Tori Lion's Den Weapons match: Ken Shamrock vs. Steve Blackman Greenwich Street Fight: Test vs. Shane McMahon WWF Tag Team Championships: Kane and X-Pac (c) vs. The Unholy Alliance (Big Show and The Undertaker) (w/Paul Bearer) Kiss My Ass match: The Rock vs. Billy Gunn Triple threat match for the WWF Championship with Jesse Ventura as the special guest referee: Stone Cold Steve Austin (c) vs. Triple H (w/ Chyna) vs. Mankind -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    294: WWF SummerSlam '91 Deep Dive; RIP Bobby Eaton

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 161:18


    "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton passed away on August 4, 2021. We recorded this episode before the news broke about his passing. We send our condolences to his friends, family, and fans. RIP Bobby Eaton. This week, we deep dive into SummerSlam 1991. It was the "Match Made in Heaven" and the "Match Made in Hell" as Randy Savage and Elizabeth were married, and WWF Champion Hulk Hogan teamed with the soon-to-be fired Ultimate Warrior to take on Sgt. Slaughter, Colonel Mustafa, and General Adnan. Bret Hart won his first Intercontinental Championship from Mr. Perfect, Legion of Doom made history by winning the WWF Tag Team Titles, Virgil took down Ted DiBiase, and the Mountie went to jail. A ton to get into, so press play! -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    293: Exclusive Interview with ROH's Ian Riccaboni

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 63:25

    We are joined by the voice of Ring of Honor, Ian Riccaboni! Ian talks about life during the pandemic, how Ring of Honor was able to navigate the pandemic, his career path, Glory By Honor XVIII live from the 2300 Arena on August 20 and 21, and much more! -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    250: 'No Holds Barred: The Movie' Deep Dive | SHOOTERS CLASSIC (9/3/20)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 141:18

    What made us want to deep dive into No Holds Barred: The Movie? We honestly have no clue. But we did it. And it was something. This deep dive is actually longer than the actual running time for the movie. Who was Rip? Why was Samantha cast as the bad person that Rip needed to forgive? Why did we celebrate Rip killing two people? Why is Brell a movie version of Vince McMahon? Why is Rip's brother named Randy? What did anyone get out of this movie? Also quite a few WWF cameos. Join us on our deep dive into the first WWE Studios movie that dropped in June of 1989. -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    292: WWF IYH: Canadian Stampede '97 Deep Dive; CM Punk and Daniel Bryan to AEW?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 114:17


    The WWF in 1997 had some very, very good things, and some very, very bad things. Their July pay-per-view offering in Calgary, Alberta, Canada was one of the best events they produced that year. With a very dynamic and non-traditional babyface Hart Foundation in Canada vs. those American jerks of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Goldust, Ken Shamrock and the Legion of Doom, the roles would be reversed if you just crossed the border into the United States. Looking back, it may be one of the best angles in wrestling history. The Calgary Stampede is a staple event each year, so the World Wrestling Federation decided to piggyback off that and dive deep into the western Cowboy scene on this pay-per-view weekend. Nick and Vaughn discuss everything surrounding the event, where they were in life, and what they thought about each and every moment of this pay-per-view, and even the world of wrestling during this time period. The card: Hunter Hearst Helmsley (w/ Chyna) vs. Mankind The Great Sasuke vs. Taka Michinoku WWF Championship: The Undertaker (c) defeated Vader (with Paul Bearer) Singles match for the WWF Championship 12:39 10-Man Tag Team Match: The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart/Owen Hart/British Bulldog/Jim Neidhart/Brian Pillman) vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin/Goldust/Ken Shamrock/Legion of Doom (Animal/Hawk) BUT FIRST, we talk about the bombshell report by Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com that CM Punk is in talks with AEW about returning to the squared circle, which joins another hot rumor that WWE is expecting Daniel Bryan to sign with AEW if he didn't already. Absolute needle-movers that could finally start the shift of the balance of power in professional wrestling. The guys discuss their thoughts on the reports and rumors and what they'd like to see happen. -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    BONUS: WWE Money in the Bank Preview on Fox Sports The Gambler

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 37:36

    Jon Jansen, Jason Fanelli, Vaughn Johnson and Nick Piccone give a FULL preview of the upcoming WWE PPV Money in the Bank! -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    291: WWF Fully Loaded '00 Deep Dive | PATREON REQUEST

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 124:24


    This week, Nick and Vaughn fulfill a Patreon request and deep dive into WWF Fully Loaded 2000. It was a Triple Main Event as Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, and Chris Benoit were the underdogs heading into matches with WWF icons Undertaker, Triple H, and The Rock, respectively. WWF was absolutely on fire at this point, and some of the booking during this event made it clear they could do whatever they wanted, the fans were not going to abandon their fandom. Live from the Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas, it was probably the best Fully Loaded pay-per-view out of the three total. The card: Six-Person Intergender Match: The Hardy Boyz (Jeff and Matt Hardy) and Lita vs. T & A (Test and Albert) and Trish Stratus Tazz vs. Al Snow (w/ Head) WWF European Championship: Eddie Guerrero (c) (w/ Chyna) vs. Perry Saturn (w/ Terri) WWF Tag Team Championship: Edge and Christian (c) vs. The APA (Bradshaw and Faarooq) Steel Cage Match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship: Val Venis (c) (w/ Trish Stratus) vs. Rikishi Undertaker vs. Kurt Angle Last Man Standing: Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) vs. Chris Jericho WWF Championship: The Rock (c) vs. Chris Benoit (w/ Shane McMahon) -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    290: AEW Dynamite: Road Rager Live Commentary

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 111:19

    This week, Nick and Vaughn live commentate AEW Dynamite: Road Rager as AEW heads on the road for the first time since March 2020 in Miami. From July 7, 2021. -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    289: NXT Great American Bash '21 Live Commentary

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 132:02

    This week, Nick and Vaughn live commentate the NXT Great American Bash special on USA Network from July 6, 2021. -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    BONUS: A Super Time at the ECW Arena

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 61:59

    Take a listen this Patreon exclusive, which we originally recorded in January 2019. Vaughn Johnson, who worked with the Philadelphia Eagles the year they won the Super Bowl, talks about receiving his Super Bowl ring at the infamous ECW Arena, aka the 2300 Arena, in June 2018 during the team's ring ceremony. We had a special guest with us, as ECW icon and huge Eagles fan, the Blue Meanie, joined us for the show! -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    99: Biggest Missed Opportunities in Wrestling | SHOOTERS CLASSIC (6/23/17)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 65:44

    This week, Larry Dallas of SiriusXM Busted Open Radio joins the guys as they discuss the biggest missed opportunities in pro wrestling history. With the ending of last Sunday's women's Money in the Bank pay-per-view being a missed opportunity, Nick, Vaughn and Larry discuss their thoughts on the match and list their biggest missed opportunities in wrestling. -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    288: WWF King of the Ring '97 Deep Dive | PATREON REQUEST

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 157:47

    This week, Nick and Vaughn dive deep into the 1997 WWF King of the Ring. -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    287: WWF King of the Ring '96 Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 174:23

    On June 23, 1996, the World Wrestling Federation invaded the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for their annual King of the Ring pay-per-view. This would be the first year where only semifinals and the finals took place on the actual pay-per-view, with  more stacked matches than ever before. It certainly was, to date, the greatest WWF King of the Ring card ever: King of the Ring Semifinal: Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. "Wildman" Marc Mero (w/ Sable) King of the Ring Semifinal: Jake “The Snake” Roberts vs. Vader WWF Tag Team Championships: Smoking Gunns (c) (w/ Sunny) vs. The Godwinns (w/ Hillbilly Jim) Ultimate Warrior vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler Mankind vs. Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) WWF Intercontinental Championship: Goldust (c) (w/ Marlena) vs. Ahmed Johnson Brian Pillman promo King of the Ring Final:Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Jake “The Snake Roberts WWF Championship: Shawn Michaels (c) (w/ Jose Lothario) vs. British Bulldog (w/ Diana Smith and Jim Cornette) with Mr. Perfect as a special guest referee … on the outside of the ring. There certainly were seeds planted well before the Federation would head into the Attitude Era more than a year later, and many of them were seen during this show. So join us and dive deep into the 1996 King of the Ring! -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    286: WWE Vengeance '05 Deep Dive | PATREON REQUEST

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 182:47


    It's a Patreon request! That's right ... you can become a Patron and request your own deep dives for $2/month! patreon.com/shootersradio. This week, we dive deep into Vengeance 2005, but not before covering the latest round of WWE cuts. What is going on here? The following people were released: Braun Strowman Aleister Black Ruby Riott Lana Santana Garrett Buddy Murphy Why? Is WWE cutting costs to prepare for an eventual sale? We talk about it. At the 48:35 mark, we dive deep into WWE Vengeance 2005! The card: • WWE Intercontinental Championship: Carlito (c) vs. Shelton Benjamin • Victoria vs. Christy Hemme • Kane vs. Edge (w/ Lita) • Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle II • Lillian Garcia proposes to Viscera ... but The Godfather makes an appearance to change course! • Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship: John Cena (c) vs. Chris Jericho vs. Christian  • Hell in a Cell Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Batista (c) vs. Triple H -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    285: WCW Slamboree '97 Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 150:16

    A severe storm and a Sixers playoff game couldn't keep us from recording this week, and it's a good thing. Another great episode was had as Nick and Vaughn dove deep into WCW's May pay-per-view from 1997, Slamboree. There was an NFL invasion of sorts, as football greats Steve "Mongo" McMichael, Kevin Greene, and Reggie White all danced inside the squared circle at this event on May 18, 1997, live from the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina ... aka Horsemen Country. This would also be Ric Flair's first match in months after returning from injury. This pay-per-view surprised us... in a good way. We're obviously keeping track of the Sixers' playoff game and the Phillies in action, so we have some commentary on the goings on in those respective games, but we promise it doesn't take up too much time. The card: • WCW Television Championship: Steven Regal vs. Ultimate Dragon (c) (w/ Sonny Onoo)  • Madusa vs. Luna Vachon  • Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Yuji Yasuraoka  • Glacier vs. Mortis (w/ James Vandenberg)  • WCW United States Championship: Dean Malenko (c) vs. Jeff Jarrett (w/ Debra) • Death Match: Meng vs. Chris Benoit (w/ Woman) • The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner) vs. Konnan/Hugh Morrus (w/ Jimmy Hart) • Steve "Mongo" McMichael (w/ Debra) vs. Reggie White (w/ Kent Johnston)  • Six-Man Tag Match: Ric Flair/Roddy Piper/Kevin Greene vs. nWo (Kevin Nash/Scott Hall/Syxx)  -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    284: WWF In Your House: Beware of Dog 1 & 2 Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 166:31

    Busy week. First, we discuss NXT's releases, highlighted by conspiracy theorist Drake Wuertz's dismissal. We discuss what led to his specific release, the release of other talent, and more. At the 25:50 mark, we start discussing AEW heading to TBS in January 2022, and the introduction of a new one-hour TV program called "Rampage." At the 44:00 mark, we pay our respects to Jerome Young, aka New Jack, who passed away last week. At the 1:01:05 mark, we take a deep dive into WWF's In Your House: Beware of Dog 1 & 2 from May 1996. It was a ridiculous storyline from the start, but it got even weirder as Shawn Michaels was served before his match against the British Bulldog. We'll talk all about it. The card(s): "Beware of Dog 1" • Marc Mero (w/ Sable) vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley • WWF Championship Match: Shawn Michaels (c) (w/ José Lothario) vs. The British Bulldog (w/ Clarence Mason, Diana Smith, and Owen Hart) "Beware of Dog 2" • Caribbean Strap Match: Savio Vega vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin (w/Ted DiBiase)   • Vader (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. Yokozuna • Casket Match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship: Goldust (c) (w/ Marlena) vs. The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer)  -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    234: WWF In Your House 1 Live Commentary | SHOOTERS CLASSIC (5/15/20)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 95:12


    SHOOTERS CLASSIC! Becky Lynch is pregnant! We found out on Monday night's edition of Raw that "The Man" is going to become "The Mom"! Our congratulations to both Lynch and Seth Rollins on the exciting announcement. While Lynch is preparing for motherhood, WWE decided to give Asuka the Raw Women's Championship, as the Money in the Bank briefcase she won on Sunday night was actually the championship itself. The segment at the beginning of Raw was heartwarming. From there, we discuss Mike Tyson's involvement with All Elite Wrestling. While he's not headlining a main event pay-per-view as a special guest enforcer, he'll be awarding the TNT Championship to either Cody Rhodes or Lance Archer at the Double or Nothing pay-per-view on Saturday, May 23. But is that all he'll be doing? Nick and Vaughn disagree as to how AEW should utilize Tyson, and what might come of his involvement with this angle. Is it just a one-off? Will it turn into something more? Should it turn into something more? May 14 is the 25-year-anniversary of the very first In Your House pay-per-view. And, while we don't live commentate the entire event, we begin watching Bret Hart vs. Jerry Lawler, the WWF awarding a family from Nevada a house in Orlando (with full audio), and the main event of Diesel defending the WWF Championship against Sid to round out the episode. -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Nick Piccone on Fox Sports The Gambler: WrestleMania Backlash Prop Bets, Remembering New Jack

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 16:00

    Nick Piccone joined The Line Change with Jon Jansen on Fox Sports The Gambler Friday night to discuss the passing of New Jack, and WrestleMania Backlash prop bets. -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    283: ECW Wrestlepalooza '98 Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 117:30

    The guys dive deep into Extreme Championship Wrestling's Wrestlepalooza '98, which took place May 3, 1998 at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta, Georgia. Shane Douglas would wrestle with four separate fractures, but that doesn't mean the match was good. New Jack just flies everywhere. RVD and Sabu had a great botchfest. The pay-per-view was great! We also include the unedited audio of Douglas' shoot promo before Taz comes out to confront him. It was... wild. The card: • The bWo (The Blue Meanie and Super Nova) vs. The F.B.I. (Little Guido and Tracy Smothers) (w/ Tommy Rich) • Justin Credible (w/ Jason and Chastity) vs. Mikey Whipwreck  • ECW World Tag Team Championships: Chris Candido/Lance Storm (c) vs.  The Hardcore Chair Swingin' Freaks (Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten)  • Bam Bam Bigelow vs. New Jack • Tommy Dreamer/Sandman (w/ Beulah McGillicutty) vs. The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) (w/ Joel Gertner, Big Dick Dudley and Sign Guy Dudley) • ECW World Television Championship: Rob Van Dam (c) (w/ Bill Alfonso) vs. Sabu (w/ Bill Alfonso) • ECW World Heavyweight Championship: Shane Douglas (c) (w/ Francine) vs. Al Snow -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    94: The Rock vs. Triple H at Backlash 2000 Live Commentary | SHOOTERS CLASSIC (5/19/17)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 63:08

    This week, Brian Isley and Derek Badichek join Nick and Vaughn once again as the guys preview Sunday's Backlash pay-per-view highlighted by Randy Orton defending the WWE Championship against Jinder Mahal and AJ Styles vying for Kevin Owens' United States Championship. Then, the guys live commentate the main event of Backlash 2000 with Triple H defending his championship against The Rock with Shane McMahon as the special guest referee and a big return from Stone Cold Steve Austin. Originally recorded on May 19, 2017. -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    282: AEW Dynamite: Blood & Guts Live Commentary

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 134:35

    This week, we live commentate a very special episode of AEW Dynamite: Blood & Guts. Not just the main event, but the entire show.  Blood & Guts Match: The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Sammy Guevara, Santana and Ortiz) vs. The Pinnacle (MJF, Wardlow, Shawn Spears, Cash Wheeler, and Dax Harwood) w/ Tully Blanchard. -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    281: 'You Cannot Kill David Arquette' Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 114:02

    You Cannot Kill David Arquette was released in 2020 on Hulu, and the documentary covered Arquette's foray back into wrestling after his acting career stalled.  The guys take a deep dive into this documentary and talk about how unfair it is that some wrestling fans blame David Arquette himself for the death of wrestling. -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    280: Ranking the Greatest WrestleMania Entrance Stages/Sets of All-Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 126:08

    This week, Nick and Vaughn give their quick WrestleMania 37 thoughts before ranking the greatest WrestleMania stages/entrance sets of all-time. -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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    WrestleMania 37 Roundtable Preview on Fox Sports The Gambler (4/9/21)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2021 63:35

    Nick Piccone and Vaughn Johnson join Fox Sports The Gambler with Jon Jansen and Jason Fanelli for an hour-long roundtable preview. Favorite Mania moments and matches, and previewing Nights 1 and 2 of WrestleMania 37. -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    279: WWF WrestleMania X Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 169:33

    Daniel St. Germain (@DSGermain) joins the first segment to discuss the upcoming roast of Hulk Hogan! Couldn't have come at a better time. Follow them at (@WrestleRoasts). Dan also discusses his love for wrestling, more about WrestleRoasts, WrestleMania this weekend, and more. In the second segment, Nick and Vaughn take a deep dive into WrestleMania X, which is possibly one of the more underappreciated WrestleManias of all-time. The guys discuss the classic opening match, the random celebrity appearances, the allure of Madison Square Garden, and so much more on this week's show. The card: • "The Rocket" Owen Hart vs. Bret "The Hitman" Hart • Mixed Tag: Bam Bam Bigelow and Luna Vachon vs. Doink and Dink  • Falls Count Anywhere: Randy Savage vs. Crush (w/ Mr. Fuji) • WWF Women's Championship: Alundra Blayze (c) vs. Leilani Kai • WWF Tag Team Championships: The Quebecers (Jacques and Pierre) (c) (w/ Johnny Polo) vs. Men on a Mission (Mabel and Mo) (w/ Oscar)  • WWF Championship Match #1 w/ Mr. Perfect as special referee: Yokozuna (c) (w/ Mr. Fuji and Jim Cornette) vs. Lex Luger • Earthquake vs. Adam Bomb  • Ladder Match for the Undisputed WWF Intercontinental Championship: Razor Ramon (c) vs. Shawn Michaels (w/ Diesel ... for a little bit) • WWF Championship Match #2 w/ "Rowdy" Roddy Piper as special referee: Yokozuna (c) (w/ Mr. Fuji and Jim Cornette) vs. Bret "The Hitman" Hart -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    278: WWF WrestleMania XV Deep Dive w/ The Blue Meanie

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 132:09

    To date, it's been the only WrestleMania to take place in the City of Brotherly Love, and this week, we have our very special guest The Blue Meanie to take the deep dive with us into WrestleMania XV! Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock headline what may not have been the greatest WrestleMania ever, but there's certainly no shortage of stories to come out of the March 28, 1999 pay-per-view from the First Union Center. ECW icon and WWF superstar The Blue Meanie joins the guys as we take not only a deep dive into the event itself, but a peak behind the curtain into the leadup, the WrestleMania Rage Party, his involvement in WrestleMania, icons who were involved in and around the show, and so much more on this episode. We'll hear behind-the-scenes stories from the Meanie, from his times going to WrestleMania as a kid to being a part of the event in his own hometown. -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    192: ECW Barely Legal Deep Dive w/ The Blue Meanie | SHOOTERS CLASSIC (4/11/19)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 121:24

    Vaughn (@VaughnMJohnson) and Nick (@nickpiccone) are joined by ECW legend The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) as they take a trip down memory lane and celebrate the anniversary of ECW's first-ever pay-per-view, Barely Legal, live from the ECW Arena. As we discuss how ECW showed up on WWF television in 1996, the invasion on RAW in February 1997 to April's Barely Legal pay-per-view, Meanie takes us behind-the-scenes and details what it was like having that promotion on WWF television and the reaction from within to the pay-per-view. Some great anecdotes, stories and memories are re-lived on this special edition of The Straight Shooters! -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    277: WWE WrestleMania 33 Deep Dive | PATREON REQUEST

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 157:49

    Join us on the Ultimate Thrill Ride as we take a deep dive into WrestleMania 33 from Orlando's Citrus Bowl! April 2, 2017 saw what was perhaps the best aesthetically-pleasing WrestleMania to date. The set looked spectacular, the colors were vibrant, the weather was perfect, and WWE settled down in Orlando, Florida's Citrus Bowl for another edition of WrestleMania. The builds to these matches were pretty good, but some of the in-ring work was less than stellar. Join us as we take a deep dive into the matches, and a special segment by a Patreon member who recounted his experience in Orlando at this event. -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    33: The Best WrestleMania of All-Time Bracket | SHOOTERS CLASSIC (3/25/16)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 75:25

    Recorded on March 25, 2016. This week, the guys talk about their experience at Monday Night Raw this past week in Philly. Spoiler alert: it wasn't good at all. Brian Isley of The Brian Isley Show joins the show as we discuss the best WrestleMania of all-time in bracket form. They go in-depth on some of the best WrestleManias ever and the ending causes quite a controversy. Why? You'll have to tune in to find out. -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    276: WWE WrestleMania 30 Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 223:57


    This week, the guys deep dive into what Nick thinks is the greatest WrestleMania of all-time. In 2014, WWE backed into a great show with a great story heading into it in Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H. It paid off beautifully in the end. Unfortunately, that wouldn't last, but it doesn't take away from the fact that for the first time in a very, very long time - WWE did the right thing! Join us as we deep dive into all the happenings of WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans, discuss the advent of the WWE Network and its future on Peacock, and more! -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    275: WWE WrestleMania 29 Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 230:22

    WWE brought WrestleMania to MetLife Stadium for the first time in 2013, and Vaughn Johnson and Nick Piccone were there to see it live in-person. The WrestleMania experience is always a bucket list item for any wrestling fan, and the guys discuss their journey to WrestleMania and how being there live affected their feelings looking back at the event while watching it on the WWE Network for this podcast. They certainly cover the good, the bad, and the downright ugly of the event. BUT FIRST, they talk Lashley winning the WWE Championship, NXT moving to Tuesdays, Joey Ryan's wrestling show getting canceled, Randy Orton beefing with rappers on the timeline, and more. The WrestleMania 29 card: • Six-Man Tag: The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins) vs. Big Show, Randy Orton and Sheamus • Mark Henry vs. Ryback • WWE Tag Team Championship: Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane) (c) vs. Big E Langston and Dolph Ziggler (w/ AJ Lee) • Fandango vs. Chris Jericho • World Heavyweight Championship: Alberto Del Rio (c) (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez) vs. Jack Swagger (w/ Zeb Colter) • The Undertaker vs. CM Punk (w/ Paul Heyman) • No Holds Barred: Triple H (with Shawn Michaels) vs. Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) • WWE Championship: The Rock (c) vs. John Cena -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cody Rhodes' AEW Revolution Conference Call 03-03-2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 47:46

    Cody Rhodes discusses the upcoming AEW Revolution pay-per-view with the media. March 3, 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    274: WCW SuperBrawl 1997 Deep Dive; Paul Wight to AEW

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 191:56


    The guys open this week's episode by discussing the surprising news of Paul Wight, aka the Big Show, signing with All Elite Wrestling after reportedly unable to come to an agreement with WWE to extend his contract. They talk about the wrestling landscape nowadays and touch on a few current items before moving into their deep dive. The deep dive this week is WCW's SuperBrawl VII, which took place on February 23, 1997, at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Hollywood Hulk Hogan would defend the WCW Title against “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, and a new member of the nWo would be unveiled. The card: • WCW Cruiserweight Title: Dean Malenko (c) vs. Syxx • Six-Man Tag: Konnan/La Parka/Villano IV vs. Juventud Guerrera/Super Caló/Ciclope • WCW TV Title: Prince Iaukea (c) vs. Rey Mysterio, Jr. • Diamond Dallas Page vs. Buff Bagwell • WCW United States Title: Eddie Guerrero (c) vs. Chris Jericho • Three-Way Dance: Public Enemy vs. Harlem Heat vs. Faces of Fear • Jeff Jarrett vs. Steve McMichael • San Francisco Death Match: Chris Benoit vs. Kevin Sullivan • WCW Tag Team Titles: The Outsiders (c) vs. Lex Luger and The Giant • WCW Heavyweight Title: Hollywood Hogan (c) vs. Roddy Piper -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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