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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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    Classics: WWF Canadian Stampede 1997

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 17:53

    Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time and relive WWF In Your House: Canadian Stampede - one of the best WWF PPVs of the 1990s. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. The Hart Foundation vs. Steve Austin, LOD, Ken Shamrock, and Goldust. Vader vs. The Undertaker. Triple H vs. Mankind. Great Sasuke vs. Taka Michinoku. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 2 hours and 20 minutes)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics' and 'TRN Extra'). There are now 85 exclusive 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

    WWE SummerSlam Review and Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 102:19

    Join us as we review WWE SummerSlam 2022 and discuss all of the results from Nashville. Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar, Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch, Liv Morgan vs. Ronda Rousey, the Street Profits vs. The Usos, and more. We're covering it all. 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: Will Triple H Taking Over WWE Creative Really Matter?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 39:46

    Our flagship podcast will drop Sunday morning this week as we review SummerSlam 2022. Until then, enjoy a free selection from this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon-exclusive feed on Thursday. Kyle and Liam O'Rourke discuss Triple H taking WWE creative in this segment, including whether it will make a difference for WWE and what it means long term. This segment clocks in just under 40 minutes and is presented here in full. However, the entire podcast is around 2 hours in length as the two of them go on to have a great historical discussion on the best and worst SummerSlams - and the only way to hear the full show is by becoming a Patron. So head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the full podcast, as well as over 80 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. We'd be honored to have you as a subscriber. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. We have a 'Classics' episode on Canadian Stampede 1997 that will release next week. 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 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

    CM Punk & Bryan Danielson Updates, ROH Death Before Dishonor Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 66:31

    We review Saturday night's ROH Death Before Dishonor PPV event, going through all the results and reactions to what went down. Did FTR and The Briscoes live up to the hype? Claudio vs. Jonathan Gresham, Samoa Joe vs. Jay Lethal, and much more. Plus, we provide some updates on Bryan Danielson and CM Punk returning from injury, and we wrap with some more thoughts on Vince McMahon's exit from 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 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

    Breaking: Vince McMahon Retires From WWE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 18:48

    Vince McMahon announced his retirement from WWE on Friday afternoon in a shocking move. We check in to react to the news, have some updates on who will take over in charge now as WWE Chair and CEO, news on tonight's SmackDown and a big meeting scheduled to take place, and much more. As this was a spur of the moment podcast with very little prep, please be aware that this may be a little sporadic! 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: WWE Rewrites the Bret Hart/Shawn Michaels Story Yet Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 17:01

    Our flagship podcast will drop two days later this week as Ryan and Justin will be back on Sunday morning to review Saturday night's ROH PPV event featuring AEW talent. Until then, enjoy a free teaser of this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon-exclusive feed on Thursday. Ryan does a comprehensive breakdown of the WWE Rivals episode that recently aired on A&E focused on Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels -- and he doesn't lay off his gripes with the historical rewriting that goes on. The full podcast is around 30 minutes in length. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the full podcast, as well as over 80 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. We'd be honored to have you as a subscriber. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. We have a 'Classics' episode on Canadian Stampede 1997 that will release next week. 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 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

    'Dynamite & Davey: The Explosive Lives of the British Bulldogs' with Steven Bell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 72:41

    Ryan sits down for a discussion with author Steven Bell on his new book 'Dynamite & Davey: The Explosive Lives of the British Bulldogs.' Learn about the research and process of writing the book, some great talk about the Bulldogs and their place in history, of course some geeking out on wrestling history, and a lot more. You can pick-up the book on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3z0nCwl 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

    Show Update, WWF Invasion 2001 Classics Freebie

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 135:32

    First thing this week, Ryan has an update on the status of the show, what's planned in the weeks ahead, and the biggest thing you can do to help us right now ( Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/topropenation ) Next, as a special freebie this week, we present in full our Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' bonus podcast from July 2021 looking back at the WWF Invasion 2001 PPV event. 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! This is only the second time we have released a 'Classics' show in full to the general audience, outside of Patreon. If you liked this full episode and want to hear every single edition of the 'Classics' bonus podcast we have done in the past (30+ episodes) and the episodes we will be releasing in the future, plus every edition of 'Top Rope Nation Extra' (50+ episodes, with multiple new episodes monthly), head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to support us and gain exclusive access. We'd be honored to have your support.  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

    WWE Money In The Bank Review and Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 90:58

    We go over all the results and storylines from WWE's Money In The Bank event from Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. We talk about both the men's and women's Money In The Bank matches, Liv Morgan's cash-ins, Theory's divisive win, a very good tag team match, whether it's time for Montez Ford to move forward in the singles division 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 - 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: WWE and AEW Criticisms, Defining WWE Eras

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 18:28

    Enjoy a free teaser of this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon-exclusive feed on Tuesday. Rick Skelton joins Kyle Ross to look at some criticisms of both AEW and WWE currently, how one defines the different eras of WWE history, and much more. The full podcast is around 90 minutes in length, presented here is the first 15 minutes. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the full podcast, as well as over 80 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. We just released a new edition on WCW Great American Bash 1996 and will have another episode of 'Classics' dropping in a couple of weeks. 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 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

    AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door Review and Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 73:59

    We check in with our full review of AEW's Forbidden Door PPV event from Sunday at Chicago's United Center, presented alongside New Japan Pro Wrestling. We go through all of the Forbidden Door results, the discussion points coming out of the show, and look at where this one ranks historically. 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

    Classics: WCW Great American Bash 1996

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 17:56

    Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time and relive WCW Great American Bash 1996 - one of the greatest WCW PPVs in history. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Rey Mysterio vs. Dean Malenko. Chris Benoit vs. Kevin Sullivan. Mongo McMichael and Kevin Greene vs. Ric Flair and Arn Anderson. The Outsiders attack Eric Bischoff. And so much more! Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 2 hours and 9 minutes)! We'd be honored to have your support.  We'll be back on the main feed this Monday to review AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door. Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics' and 'TRN Extra'). There are over 80 exclusive 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

    Vince McMahon Under Fire, Sasha Banks and Randy Orton Updates

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 69:47

    This week's show covers a lot of ground. We start by discussing the Vince McMahon story that broke on Wednesday concerning what is reported to be a $3 million hush money deal stemming from an affair with a worker at WWE. We discuss the story, the details that are known right now, and what the long term ramifications could be. Then, we talk the latest on Sasha Banks and her status with WWE, Randy Orton's injury, and have some thoughts on this week's AEW Dynamite.  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's Creative Problems, WWE's Superstar Problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 57:08

    This week's flagship takes a look at an uneven edition of AEW Dynamite, the AEW title picture, the addition of a new championship (the All Atlantic Title?!), Wardlow since he defeated MJF, and more. Plus, we look at some challenges facing WWE this summer due to their lack of star power.  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

    WWE Hell In A Cell Review, CM Punk Injury Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 81:26

    We are back to review WWE Hell In A Cell in full, including a long discussion on Cody Rhodes' gruesome pectoral injury and the possible booking directions for WWE coming out of this event. We also discuss CM Punk's injury, the AEW title situation, and the interim champion that will be crowned at Forbidden Door. 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

    Rewind: WWE's Best Hell In A Cell Matches

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 76:52

    Getting you ready for this Sunday's WWE Hell In A Cell event, we take you back into the Top Rope Nation archives for a discussion from September 2019. On this show, we looked at our own personal Mt. Rushmores when it comes to WWE Hell In A Cell matches. Ryan, Justin, and Kyle pick their top four cell matches of all time. A really fun discussion that looks back at some of the most iconic matches in WWE history. We finished the discussion looking at the state of the match in 2019 (and this still pertains to 2022) and whether or not it has been watered down over the years.  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 Double or Nothing Review - Live From Las Vegas!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 84:06

    Join us as we recap AEW Double or Nothing. The Top Rope Nation crew attended the show live and rundown our experience, live from the Blue Wire Studios at the Wynn on the Las Vegas Strip. CM Punk vs. Hangman Adam Page. Anarchy in the Arena. MJF vs. Wardlow (and all of those rumors). It's all covered here. 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: The Greatest 'Attitude Era' Match

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 18:21

    Our flagship show will be back on Monday with a full review of AEW Double or Nothing (recorded live in Las Vegas!). Until then, enjoy a free teaser of this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon feed on Tuesday. Michael Jenkinson joins Kyle Ross to look at the Over The Edge 1998 match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Dude Love - arguably the greatest match of the WWF Attitude Era. The full podcast is around 75 minutes in length, presented here is the first 15 minutes. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the full podcast, as well as nearly 80 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. We just released a new edition on Judgment Day 2000 and will have another episode of 'Classics' dropping in a couple of weeks. 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 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

    AEW Double or Nothing Preview, WWE Moves MITB Location

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 92:35

    Join us for a fun (and loose!) AEW Double or Nothing preview show. We go through all the matches and make our predictions for the winners. Plus, we talk about the weekend in Las Vegas that awaits us. Then, we look at WWE moving Money In The Bank from Allegiant Stadium to the MGM Grand Garden Arena and some of the possible reasons for that decision. 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

    Classics: WWF Judgment Day 2000

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 19:08

    Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time and relive WWF Judgment Day 2000. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. The Rock vs. Triple H in an Iron Man Match, The Undertaker's return, Guerrero vs. Saturn vs. Malenko, and much more. It's all here. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 2 hours and 17 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 75 exclusive 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

    Exclusive Roman Reigns Update, AEW Double or Nothing Direction

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 78:30

    During our WWE WrestleMania Backlash review show earlier this week, we broke the news that Roman Reigns' new WWE deal didn't just include a clause about limited house show dates - he'll also be working a reduced television and premium live event schedule. We recap that news and have another exclusive update on when he started negotiating with WWE for a new deal. Then, we look at the direction for AEW Double or Nothing in just over two weeks, possible matches that could be added to the card, and try our hand at predicting the Owen Hart Foundation Cup tournament winners. 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

    WWE WrestleMania Backlash Review, Roman Reigns News

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 82:21

    We're back to review Sunday night's WrestleMania Backlash show. We go through all of the results, talk storyline direction coming out of Backlash, and a lot more. Plus, an update on the status of Roman Reigns, including a bit of information that has not yet been reported regarding his schedule over the next several months (and years). 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

    WrestleMania Backlash Preview, Forbidden Door, Must-See Matches List

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 75:49

    There's a lot to discuss on the Top Rope Nation flagship this week. We preview this Sunday's WrestleMania Backlash show, discuss AEW and NJPW selling out the United Center for Forbidden Door, some thoughts on this week's Dynamite, and we close by discussing the "Must-See Matches" project. Check out our friends at WrestleRumble and win up to $1,000 this Sunday! www.WrestleRumble.com 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

    Classics: Spring Stampede 1994, WCW's Greatest PPV?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 18:52

    Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time and relive WCW Spring Stampede 1994. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Flair vs. Steamboat. Sting vs. Rude. Arguably Cactus Jack's craziest tag team match. It's all here. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 2 hours and 20 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 75 exclusive 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

    AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door Announced, Bad Faith Critics Get It Wrong

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 83:23

    This week we discuss Tony Khan announcing the big AEW and NJPW supershow, Forbidden Door, which will take place June 26th in Chicago. We discuss some options as to how we would book the show, as well as a good discussion on expanding a wrestling company's business and why the bad faith critics on social media are wrong with their diagnosis. Plus, we look at hits and misses from this week's Dynamite and remember Rick Rude on the 23rd anniversary of his tragic passing. 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: AEW Fallout, Double or Nothing Booking Direction

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 18:42

    Our flagship show will be back this Friday morning as usual with a full episode here on our main feed. Until then, enjoy a free teaser of this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon feed on Tuesday. Good friend of the pod Liam O'Rourke returns alongside Kyle Ross to look at the fallout from AEW Rampage and Battle of the Belts, as well as the future booking direction for the Double or Nothing PPV next month. The full podcast is just over 90 minutes in length, presented here is a couple of selections from the show. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the full podcast, as well as 75 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. Next week, we'll be releasing a new episode featuring Spring Stampede 1994. 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 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

    Cody Rhodes and the WWE Title Picture, AEW Dynamite Hits and Misses

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 52:45

    We look at what was a great edition of AEW Dynamite, until that finish. We have some thoughts on the direction for AEW Double or Nothing as well the tag team title picture. Plus, we examine Cody Rhodes' return to WWE so far and whether he should get a run with the title. 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

    Classics Freebie! WWE WrestleMania 22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 159:45

    As a special bonus to all of our listeners this week, we are releasing, in full, our Patreon-exclusive bonus podcast from March 2021 looking back at WrestleMania 22 (a show which Ryan attended live). 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, 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. There are close to 80 bonus podcasts from us available the minute you sign up, including 28 editions of 'Classics.' 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

    WWE WrestleMania 38, Night Two Review and Results

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 81:04

    We break down the full WWE WrestleMania 38 Night Two results. A really fun RAW Tag Team Title match, Johnny Knoxville vs. Sami Zayn, Edge vs. AJ Styles, Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory (and Vince McMahon), Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar 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 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

    WWE WrestleMania 38, Night One Review and Results

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 88:53

    We break down the full WrestleMania 38 Night One results. Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins vs. a returning Cody Rhodes, Stone Cold Steve Austin taking on Kevin Owens in his first match in 19 years, Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair, 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 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

    WWE WrestleMania 38 Preview and Predictions Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 125:58

    It's time for our sixth annual WWE WrestleMania preview show. Ryan, Kyle, and Justin are joined by Ryan Huffman to talk about all the matches that will take place in Arlington, Texas this weekend. We also predict the results and have some healthy discussions about the state of creative and where these WrestleMania results could lead us over the next couple of months. 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

    Rebooking WrestleMania Main Events

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 73:29

    First of all, we have an update on our plans for WrestleMania 38 week. This includes revealing our full schedule of podcasts, three of them in total, which will drop over the next week starting on Tuesday night. Then, our main topic this week looks back at past WrestleManias and shows that should have had a different main event. Which WrestleManias would we re-book the main events for, and which matches do we propose should have headlined? In particular, you are going to want to listen to our re-working of WrestleMania XI.  This is a show that was originally released (Ep. 139) back in April 2020. However, it was a fun one that fits the mood of WrestleMania week, and since we've reached a lot of new listeners over the last two years, many of you have probably never heard it! 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

    Classics: WrestleMania 3 (The 35th Anniversary!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 18:00

    Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, for the event's 35th anniversary, we go back in time to relive WrestleMania 3. The full podcast includes some largely unknown anecdotes about Aretha Franklin's involvement, some recent news on the debated attendance number, some hilarious discussion on the undercard, and of course a lot on the biggest matches on the card that night at the Pontiac Silverdome. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 2 hours and 34 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 70 exclusive 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

    Remembering Scott Hall: His Career and Greatest Moments

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 117:41

    We are joined by Frank Peteani of Pro Wrestling Torch and Jesse Velasquez of the Wrestling Unplugged and Undeniable podcast to discuss the life and legacy of Scott Hall aka Razor Ramon. We discuss his career, from his early days in Florida, to WCW, WWF, back to WCW for the nWo, and more. A great trip down memory lane commemorating the Bad Guy. 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 Revolution Review: What A Night For Pro Wrestling

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 60:00

    We break down the AEW Revolution results from last night and give our perspective on what was an excellent night of pro wrestling in Orlando. MJF vs. CM Punk in a Dog Collar Match, Adam Cole vs. Adam Page for the AEW Championship, Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Kingston, and much more! Plus, some backstage news thrown in on WWE Raw and the lay of the land for WrestleMania. 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 Revolution Preview, Tony Khan Buys ROH

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 57:05

    We preview this Sunday's AEW Revolution PPV and make our predictions for the show. Plus, all the latest on Tony Khan purchasing ROH (including what we've heard on the purchase price) and some discussion about Vince McMahon's appearance on The Pat McAfee 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 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

    Classics: Chi-Town Rumble 1989

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 19:26

    We will be back next week with a preview for AEW Revolution. In the meantime, here is a special free preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' retro podcast. We go back in time and look at NWA Chi-Town Rumble 1989 - Flair vs. Steamboat! A full examination of the time period, all of the matches on the show, and a really deep discussion on the booking of 1989 NWA/WCW. This preview only scratches the surface of what you'll hear during the full show. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (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 'Extra' shows). There are over 70 exclusive 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

    WWE Elimination Chamber Review: Average Isn't Good Enough

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022 87:21

    Ryan and Kyle run through the WWE Elimination Chamber results and look at some of the issues that this show in Saudi Arabia had. Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar, title for title, at WrestleMania 38 is now official. But what about everyone else? We discuss. Plus, Cody Rhodes' prospects coming back to this promotion. 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: Cody Rhodes/WWE, Elimination Chamber History

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 19:38

    Our flagship show will be back this Sunday with a review of WWE Elimination Chamber. This week on our 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show for Patreon, friend of the pod Liam O'Rourke returns to look at the history of WWE's Elimination Chamber match over the years. Plus, a discussion on the latest news with Cody Rhodes leaving AEW and possibly going back to WWE. The full podcast is nearly 2 hours long, this is the first 15 minutes here as a preview on our main feed. 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! Our archive of Patreon bonus shows is now close to 80 episodes deep. 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 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

    Keith Lee's AEW Arrival, WWE Elimination Chamber Direction

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 81:36

    Keith Lee and "Switchblade" Jay White arrived in AEW on Wednesday night, and we were treated to one of the best editions of Dynamite in many months. We break it all down and call out Lee's naysayers. Plus, we also look at the direction for next week's WWE Elimination Chamber. 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

    WWE Morale Low, Shane McMahon's Out, AEW Dynamite Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 88:26

    Last weekend's WWE Royal Rumble event was a let down, not just for fans, but for the company itself. Shane McMahon looks to have been the fall guy, morale is at an all time low in the locker room, and the road to WrestleMania has become muddied. We've got an exclusive news item on one voice in the writer's room who wants to do something unique. Plus, thoughts on AEW Dynamite this week and the creative direction for their Revolution PPV. 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

    WWE Royal Rumble 2022 Review: The Worst Rumble Ever?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2022 68:51

    We look at all the WWE Royal Rumble 2022 results and analyze the fallout from the big event in St. Louis. Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey win the Rumble matches, Bobby Lashley is the new WWE Champion, and more. Were these the worst Rumble matches in the history of the event? We discuss. 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

    Classics: WWF Royal Rumble 1992

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 19:25

    We will be back this Sunday with a full review of this year's Royal Rumble event. In the meantime, here is a special free preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' retro podcast. We go back in time and look at WWF Royal Rumble 1992. A full examination of the time period, all of the matches on the show, and a really deep discussion on why the '92 Rumble is still the greatest of them all. In the second half of this preview, starting around the 8 minute mark, you'll hear a great portion of that discussion. It only scratches the surface of what you'll hear during the full show, though. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 2 hours and 23 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

    Extra: The Evolution of the Royal Rumble Match (with Liam O'Rourke)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 18:10

    This week on our 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show, friend of the pod Liam O'Rourke returns to look at the evolution of WWE's Royal Rumble Match over the years. A thorough examination of how the match itself has changed conceptually since its creation. A perfect companion piece as you get ready for this Saturday's Rumble match! 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! Our archive of Patreon bonus shows is now close to 80 episodes deep. 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

    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

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