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Three friends talking everything pro wrestling (current and nostalgia from the past). Laughs, beers, and a good time are sure to follow.

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    The Best WWE Royal Rumble Entrants of All Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 75:11

    Time to get historical once again as we look at the greatest WWE Royal Rumble competitors of all time! Michael Jenkinson join Ryan, Kyle, and Justin to look at, by the numbers, who ranks at the top of the list of the all time best Royal Rumble'ers. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Debating the 1992 Royal Rumble with Jon Alba

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 60:15

    Ryan is joined on the show this week by Jon Alba. We talk about Jon's work with Ad Free Shows, Kurt Angle, and Matt Hardy, among others. Next, it's on to this week's AEW Dynamite and some discussion about AEW's creative direction, roster size, and potential future world champions. We finish up by hashing it out over Jon's take on Twitter that the 1992 Royal Rumble is overrated.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    AEW Dynamite Fallout, WWE Cuts (and Lack of Synergy!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 52:06

    On the heels of AEW's first Dynamite on TBS, we're talking Bryan Danielson vs. Adam Page, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus winning the AEW Tag Team Titles, Rey Fenix's nasty injury, WWE's recent cuts, and the lack of synergy between WWE and the NXT brand over the last couple of years. Why has Triple H fallen out of favor? Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    WWE Day 1 Review and Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 87:58

    The first-ever edition of WWE Day 1 took place on Saturday night in Atlanta. Ryan and Kyle review the full show, which featured Roman Reigns being pulled from the card at the last minute due to a positive COVID-19 test, Brock Lesnar winning the WWE Championship, Edge vs. The Miz, and a lot more. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    WWE Day 1 PPV Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 16:58

    Kyle checks in with this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show, presented here as our monthly 'Extra' freebie on the main feed. He quickly previews this Saturday's WWE Day 1 PPV event. We'll be back on Sunday morning with a full review of the show. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every week! There was actually another edition this week with Ryan and Justin talking about their favorite Christmas wrestling memories. Patrons get access to this bonus podcast every single week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays. The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Classics Freebie! WWE's Most Watched Show Ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 113:02

    As a Christmas present to all of our listeners this year, we are releasing, in full, our Patreon-exclusive bonus podcast from February 2021 looking back at the Feb. 5, 1988 edition of WWF's The Main Event, the most-watched WWF/WWE event in history. Prior to today, this podcast has only been heard by our Patreon supporters. Now, hear one of these bonus podcasts in its entirety for yourself and see what you've been missing out on! If you liked this full episode and want to hear every single edition of the 'Classics' bonus podcast we have done in the past, and the episodes we will be releasing in the future (two new editions coming in January!) head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to support us on Patreon. We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 'Extra' shows). There are over 60 bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Extra: AEW Creative Direction, This Week's Dynamite

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 13:03

    Kyle checks-in with our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus podcast that is presented exclusively for our Patreon supporters. Hear the first 10 minutes of the show as a teaser, free for everyone, as he talks about Wednesday night's edition of AEW Dynamite, including some positives (and flaws) with AEW's current direction. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every single week in full! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays (ad free for Patrons). The only way to hear from us twice per week! PLUS: We are giving way a free Top Rope Nation snapback on New Years Eve to one lucky Patron. Sign up so you're involved in the drawing. You could win! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    WWE Promised Change 3 Years Ago - What Has Happened Since?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 115:47

    Three years ago tonight on WWE Monday Night RAW, the McMahon family (Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Shane McMahon, and Triple H) came out on and acknowledged that the product had been disappointing and they weren't listening to their fans. They promised change, but what has really happened since then? We look at the last three years and whether the company is better or worse off, creatively, since that time. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jeff Hardy Released, Is Johnny Gargano's Future AEW?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 59:43

    We catch up on all of the latest news in the wrestling world this week, including Jeff Hardy's release, Johnny Gargano's future, Blackjack Lanza's death, AEW and NXT ratings, and even a difficult trivia question! Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Classics: WWF Survivor Series 1996

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 17:05

    This is a special free preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WWF Survivor Series 1996. The show featured Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin, Sid vs. Shawn Michaels, and the debut of Rocky Maivia (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson). Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at 2 hours and 10 minutes)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 'Extra' shows). There are over 60 bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at TopRopeNation@gmail.com for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Origins of the WWE Survivor Series (Remixed)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 31:03

    With the WWE Survivor Series having occurred last weekend, we examine the history of the show itself. This is a selection from a podcast we recorded back in November 2016, a real deep dive on what led to WWE creating the event in 1987 (their second-ever yearly PPV, only behind WrestleMania). The rivalry between Jim Crockett Promotions and the WWF is examined in depth. If you enjoy this selection on the origins of the Survivor Series, check out the full podcast (Episode 13) from November 2016 as Ryan and Kyle go on to review the 1987, 1988, and 1989 shows in full. Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows ad free, a free gift for signing-up, access to our weekly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Extra' and monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' and more! Next week, a new episode of 'Classics' drops as we review the 1996 Survivor Series.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Extra: CM Punk and MJF Light It Up on AEW Dynamite

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 18:00

    Ryan and Justin check-in with our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus podcast that is presented exclusively for our Patreon supporters. Hear the first 15 minutes of the show as a teaser, free for everyone, as we talk about Wednesday night's edition of AEW Dynamite, including an awesome CM Punk/MJF segment, Bryan Danielson vs. Colt Cabana, and a great main event. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every single week in full! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays (ad free for Patrons). The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    WWE Survivor Series Review - The Rock Has NOT Come Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 89:53

    Ryan and Kyle check-in to review Sunday night's divisive WWE Survivor Series PPV event in Brooklyn. We discuss The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, not showing up on the show despite WWE leaning heavily into that direction by building the event around his 25th anniversary with the company, Roman Reigns vs. Big E, Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch, and much more. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Extra: Hangman vs Danielson, Punk vs MJF Teased on AEW Dynamite

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 17:59

    Ryan and Justin check-in with our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus podcast that is presented exclusively for our Patreon supporters. Hear the first 15 minutes of the show as a teaser, free for everyone, as we talk about Wednesday night's edition of AEW Dynamite, including the teases for Adam Page vs. Bryan Danielson and CM Punk vs. MJF. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every single week in full! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays (ad free for Patrons). The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Our AEW Full Gear Live Experience (and Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 82:03

    Ryan and Justin attended AEW Full Gear live this past Saturday night in Minneapolis at the Target Center (as well as Rampage the night before in the same venue). The two of them give their account of the show from the audience in-person, while Kyle compares this to what he noticed watching live on television. It's our AEW Full Gear review! For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    AEW Full Gear Preview, Dynamite Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 61:56

    Kyle and Justin check in with this week's bonus show on the Spotify Greenroom app. Immediately following Wednesday night's AEW Dynamite, we discussed that show and previewed this Saturday night's AEW Full Gear PPV event. Full match by match breakdowns of what should be a tremendous PPV in Minneapolis at Full Gear. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every week! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays. The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Extra: WWE Releases Keith Lee, Ember Moon, Karrion Kross, and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 18:09

    Ryan and Kyle check-in with our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus podcast that is presented exclusively for our Patreon supporters. Hear the first 15 minutes of the show as a teaser, free for everyone, as we talk about the WWE releases from Thursday - Keith Lee, Ember Moon, Eva Marie, Karrion Kross, Scarlett Bordeaux and more. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every single week in full! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays (ad free for Patrons). The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    WWE Has Failed Bianca Belair, Mailbag (WWF, AEW, WCW, More)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 95:15

    It's a jam-packed show this week with the TRN crew covering a multitude of topics. We talk about how Bianca Belair has been put in unwinnable situations by WWE, the 2022 WWE PPV calendar, plus a massive mailbeg segment with questions on Classic WWF, the Attitude Era, WCW, AEW, the Survivor Series concept, and a lot more. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Classics: WWF Smack 'Em, Whack 'Em

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 18:16

    This is a special preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WWF Smack 'Em, Whack 'Em. This is a legendary Coliseum Video, featuring a profile on Bret Hart that showcased the first-ever WWF ladder match (Hart vs. Shawn Michaels), as well as Bret Hart's first WWF title victory against Ric Flair.  Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at 2 hours and 15 minutes)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 Spotify Greenroom 'Extra' shows). There are nearly 60 bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at TopRopeNation@gmail.com for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    WCW Halloween Havoc's Best Matches and Greatest Moments

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 86:01

    With WWE NXT scheduled to bring back Halloween Havoc once again this week, we look back at some of the greatest matches and moments from the original events. We examine the full history of NWA/WCW Halloween Havoc from 1989-2000, and what we ended up with here is one of our favorite historical podcasts that we have ever done. Note: This show was originally released in October 2020 (Ep. 180) and is presented once again here as a bonus this week. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    WWE Crown Jewel Review (with Liam O'Rourke)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 101:46

    Kyle is joined on the pod by award winning author and good friend of the show Liam O'Rourke to review Thursday's WWE Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia. Seth Rollins vs. Edge. Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns. King Xavier Woods. Queen's Crown winner Zelina Vega. It's all covered here, only the way that Top Rope Nation can. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    WWE King of the Ring's Troubled History

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 90:31

    With WWE King of the Ring (and Queen's Crown) happening right now, we decided to look back at the history of the tournament. A history full of some big misses (and a few hits, too). We look at the King of the Ring as it began (house show events), then cover the PPV shows, and look at the television-centric tournaments of recent years. In the end, we're left debating which ones worked, as well as why the majority of the King of the Ring tournaments were a failure. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, including the King of the Ring shirt Ryan was wearing on the podcast, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pro Wrestling's Greatest TV Matches (Fantasy Draft)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 105:36

    Drafts are in the air! With the WWE Draft occurring this past week, as well as discussion of where Bryan Danielson vs. Kenny Omega from a couple of weeks ago ranks historically, we decided to bring back our fantasy draft format. This time, we're changing it up and making it auction style as we count down the greatest television matches (cable/broadcast) in pro wrestling history. We're joined by PWTorch Assistant Editor Zack Heydorn. The show ends up being a great discussion of the best matches to ever air on television in North America. Over the course of the 20 picks (and bidding wars), we talk about some great work by the likes of Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Terry Funk, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, Kenny Omega, Bryan Danielson, Owen Hart, Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle, and many more. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Classics: WWF One Night Only (1997)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 20:11

    This is a special preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WWF One Night Only from 1997. On the pod, we're joined by award-winning author Liam O'Rourke (who attended the show). Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at 2 hours and 15 minutes)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 Spotify Greenroom 'Extra' shows). There are over 50 bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at TopRopeNation@gmail.com for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    WWE Extreme Rules 2021 Review and Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 66:25

    We went live immediately after the conclusion of WWE Extreme Rules 2021 on Sunday night. We're here to talk about that (terrible) ending, Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor, Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair, Charlotte Flair vs. Alexa Bliss, the Street Profits vs. The Usos and much more. Plus some general comments about WWE creative and the narrative surrounding this show. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    AEW Dynamite Grand Slam Lived Up To Expectations (and Then Some!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 70:26

    We recapped AEW Dynamite Grand Slam immediately after the show ended. The event, which aired live from the Arthur Ashe Stadium in NYC, will go down as one of the great wrestling television broadcasts of all time. Kenny Omega vs. Bryan Danielson went to a time limit draw in one of the best TV matches ever. Cody Rhodes was back in action. Britt Baker and Ruby Soho were put in the main event slot. And Sting impressed. We break it all down! Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Extra: Omega vs. Danielson Announced, Dynamite Thoughts, Big E's Title Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 68:45

    Ryan and Justin check in with this week's bonus show on the Spotify Greenroom app. Immediately following Wednesday night's AEW Dynamite, we discussed that show, the loaded lineups for the next three AEW television shows including NYC next week, Big E's title win on Raw Monday night, the NXT relaunch, and much more. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every week! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays. The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Has Vince McMahon Lost The Midas Touch? Did He Ever Have It?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 94:41

    We discuss WWE's recent troubles at creating stars (and keeping talent in the promotion). We also look at the reasons for these failures and Vince McMahon's legacy with star-making. AEW has become the promotion that young talent are now aspiring to -- we look at why. Plus, AEW defeated WWE RAW this week in the key 18-49 demo for the very first time. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    AEW All Out Review (LIVE From Chicago!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 43:28

    We attended AEW All Out 2021 and what a night it was. Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole debut with AEW, as did Ruby Soho earlier in the show. One of the greatest tag team cage matches of all time. Chris Jericho's career continues. Kenny Omega retains. And so much more! We hit record when we got back to the hotel room to record only our second podcast ever where all of our hosts were in the same room at the same time. Enjoy! Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    AEW All Out 2021 Preview and Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 68:55

    We return early this week to preview this Sunday's AEW All Out PPV in Chicago. We look at each and every match on the card, predict the victors, and talk about the creative direction of the company moving forward. Plus, some exclusive news on Daniel Bryan/Bryan Danielson and when WWE is expecting him to debut. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Classics: WWF SummerSlam 1989

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 18:06

    This is a special preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WWF SummerSlam 1989. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at just under 2 hours)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 Spotify Greenroom 'Extra' shows). There are over 45 bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at TopRopeNation@gmail.com for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    WWE SummerSlam 2021 Review and Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 54:02

    It's finally here! Ryan and Kyle check in, albeit slightly late, with their respective reviews of Saturday night's WWE SummerSlam 2021. In one of our more unique PPV recap shows in the pod's history, the two look back at SummerSlam (without knowing what the other host thought!). How well do our views of Becky Lynch/Bianca Belair, Roman Reigns/John Cena, Lashley/Goldberg, and more match up? Do we agree that they blew it with Becky's big return? Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Extra: CM Punk Returns on AEW Rampage!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 89:21

    Ryan and Kyle went live on Spotify Greenroom on Friday night (as we do every week) immediately after AEW Rampage went off the air. We discuss CM Punk's return to wrestling, his prospects in AEW moving forward, talk to someone who was live at the United Center, and take a lot of great calls from fans who are pumped to see Punk back in a wrestling ring. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every week! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays. The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at TopRopeNation@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Where WWE NXT Went Wrong, SummerSlam Excitement?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 80:01

    Big changes are in store for WWE NXT. We discuss all the latest news on the behind the scenes moves happening at NXT, where the brand started to lose its way (and why), and discuss what the future could look like. Plus, we talk about this year's SummerSlam build and why our excitement is lacking. Then, we wrap things up with a discussion on the career of Bobby Eaton. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ 20% OFF at HOMAGE.com! We've partnered with the fine folks over at Homage for an exclusive discount for our listeners. If you're not aware, Homage has some of the most popular retro WWE, NBA, MLB, and pop culture t-shirts - and they're probably the softest shirts we've ever worn. Check them out and use the code TOPROPENATION20 at this link https://www.homage.com/?rfsn=5956137.8b3155 Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    WWE and AEW Tribalism, Bray Wyatt and Ric Flair Gone - Adam Cole Soon?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 89:02

    This week on the pod, it's a rapid fire discussion of a lot of current events in the world of professional wrestling. Adam Cole's status, the releases of Ric Flair and Bray Wyatt, why tribalism among wrestling fans is dumb, favorite SummerSlam moments, and much more. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ 20% OFF at HOMAGE.com! We've partnered with the fine folks over at Homage for an exclusive discount for our listeners. If you're not aware, Homage has some of the most popular retro WWE, NBA, MLB, and pop culture t-shirts - and they're probably the softest shirts we've ever worn. Check them out and use the code TOPROPENATION20 at this link https://www.homage.com/?rfsn=5956137.8b3155 Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Classics: WWF Invasion 2001

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 19:55

    This is a special preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WWF Invasion 2001. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at just over 2 hours)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 Spotify Greenroom 'Extra' shows). There are over 40 bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at TopRopeNation@gmail.com for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Extra: CM Punk and Daniel Bryan to AEW? Dynamite Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 72:06

    Ryan and Kyle went live on Spotify Greenroom on Wednesday night (as we do every week) to discuss a newsworthy day in pro wrestling. We reviewed AEW Dynamite and discuss the latest on CM Punk and Daniel Bryan potentially signing with AEW. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every week! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays. The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at TopRopeNation@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    John Cena Returns! WWE Money In The Bank 2021 Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 70:54

    John Cena returned at WWE Money In The Bank 2021 and we're here to talk about it! Our WWE Money In The Bank results and review show dives into everything that happened on Sunday night, including Edge vs. Roman Reigns, Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka, Big E winning the Money In The Bank Match, Cena's return, and several matches we can confirm for SummerSlam. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    CM Punk vs. John Cena at Money In The Bank 2011 - A Retrospective

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 90:31

    It's hard to believe that it has been 10 years since CM Punk won the WWE Championship from John Cena at Money In The Bank 2011 in Chicago. One of the greatest WWE matches of the 2000s, this week we look back on that moment in time. Not just the bout itself, but also the build that preceded it, the happenings behind the scenes, and the (flawed) aftermath. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Money In The Bank Problems, WWE's Greatest Tag Teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 72:47

    We're under two weeks away from WWE Money In The Bank, so we examine where things stand for the men's and women's divisions as they look to crown two new brief case holders. Who should win? Who will win? What major issues are plaguing this situation? Plus, we take a look at the WWE 50 Greatest Tag Teams list - what did they get wrong, what did they get right, and who would be our own top five? A great historical discussion. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Great American Bash: Best Moments, History of the Event (with Graham Cawthon)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 103:31

    Happy Independence Day weekend! Fitting the theme, we thought it was as good of time as ever to discuss the rich history of the NWA and WCW Great American Bash PPV events (and tours). We're joined by wrestling historian Graham Cawthon, founder of TheHistoryofWWE.com, to get into all of the details of the Bash events. We talk best moments, best matches, how the event got started, and much more. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Classics: ECW One Night Stand 2006

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 17:48

    This is a special preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at ECW One Night Stand 2006, featuring one of the greatest wrestling crowds of all time and an unforgettable night of action. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at just under 2 hours)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 Spotify Greenroom 'Extra' shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at TopRopeNation@gmail.com for an upcoming mailbag segment. 

    WWE Hell In A Cell 2021 Review - It Wasn't Great!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 81:48

    Join us as we breakdown WWE Hell In A Cell from Sunday evening. We're here to talk about what was one of WWE's weakest PPV offerings in quite some time. A questionable finish to Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair, a weak finish to Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre, and more voodoo garbage. But, believe it or not, there were some positives! Overall, we're going to talk about some of the major issues that continue to plague WWE. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation

    Pro Wrestling Father's Day Homage, John Cena and The Rock Return Updates

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 54:19

    Kyle and Ryan went live on Spotify Greenroom (formerly Locker Room) on Thursday afternoon to talk about some of the best father/son and father/daughter combos in the history of wrestling, rumors of John Cena vs. Roman Reigns at SummerSlam, The Rock's WWE return, and previewing this Sunday's Hell In A Cell PPV event. We will be back on Sunday night/Monday morning reviewing WWE Hell In A Cell. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus show every week. You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays. The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at TopRopeNation@gmail.com.

    WWE In Your House: Best Matches, History Behind The Event

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 90:11

    With the second edition of NXT TakeOver In Your House scheduled for this Sunday night, the Top Rope Nation crew looks back at the best matches from WWE's In Your House PPV events, as well as the history behind the event itself. Kyle, Justin, and Ryan are joined by Zack Heydorn of Pro Wrestling Torch for this broadcast. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation

    Bret Hart's Best Matches (Fantasy Draft Style)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 88:43

    This Sunday night, A&E will air their Bret "Hitman" Hart Biography special. Therefore, we thought it was the perfect time for another fantasy draft! We're counting down and discussing Bret Hart's best matches with another fantasy draft. Five rounds, four hosts, and 20 of the greatest matches in the career of Bret Hart are discussed here on the podcast. Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin. Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart. Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels. Yep, they're all covered, and more. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - access to our weekly bonus podcast (Top Rope Nation Extra), access to all of our main shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our monthly bonus podcast that deep dives on a historical event (Top Rope Nation Classics), a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation

    AEW Double or Nothing 2021 Review

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 68:32

    AEW Double or Nothing 2021 is over and we're here to dive into the results and the quality of the show with our morning after reaction. We talk Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston vs. Young Bucks, Hikaru Shida vs. Britt Baker, Kenny Omega vs. Orange Cassidy vs. PAC, Stadium Stampede II, and a whole lot more!Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more! Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation

    Classics: WrestleWar 1992 (Plus, Get A Free T-Shirt!)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 15:31

    This is a special preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WCW WrestleWar 1992, featuring one of the greatest War Games matches of all time. PLUS: We're giving away free t-shirts! That's right, for the first time in six months, every person that signs up to support us on Patreon for the first time by the start of AEW Double or Nothing on Sunday night will receive a free Top Rope Nation t-shirt, no strings attached!Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation  to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at just under 2 hours)! We'd be honored to have your support. In addition to the free t-shirt, Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 Classics show, 4 Locker Room Extra shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at TopRopeNation@gmail.com for an upcoming mailbag segment. 

    AEW to TBS, Dynamite Review, WWE NXT Releases

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 56:38

    Surprise! We're here a day early, giving you special access to our Wednesday night bonus podcast, Top Rope Nation Extra, that Ryan and Kyle did over on the Locker Room app. We talk AEW Dynamite, AEW vs. WWE when it comes to tag team wrestling, AEW's move to TBS next year and the addition of a second show, some new WWE NXT releases, the location for AEW Full Gear, and much more. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation  to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus show every week. You get access to this bonus podcast each week on Wednesday nights, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays. The only way to hear from us twice per week!In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at TopRopeNation@gmail.com.

    WWE WrestleMania Backlash Review

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 67:00

    We went live immediately after WWE WrestleMania Backlash concluded to break down the show with our monthly WWE PPV post show. We talk Roman Reigns vs. Cesaro, Bianca Belair vs. Bayley, Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Braun Strowman, f'n zombies, and a whole lot more!Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more! Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation

    Brian Pillman Biographer Liam O'Rourke Talks 'Dark Side of the Ring'

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 57:37

    The life of Brian PIllman is on wrestling fan's minds after the premiere of season three of 'Dark Side of the Ring.' We talk with Liam O'Rourke, author of the 2017 Wrestling Book of the Year "Crazy Like A Fox: The Definitive Chronicle of Brian Pillman 20 Years Later," about the production. O'Rourke worked with the 'Dark Side of the Ring' crew on their Pillman documentary and discusses his role, as well as what he thought of the finished product. Plus, some untold stories about Pillman himself! (Note: There was an issue with Ryan's mic during this recording. We cleaned it up as best we could in post production but it still sounds a little "noisy." This will be fixed by our next show) Don't forget to pick up your copy of "Crazy Like A Fox" and check out Liam's podcast, Squared Circle Gazette Radio.Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more! Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation

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