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    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

    AEW Sets Record, Randy Savage Biography Disappoints, and Daniel Bryan?!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 74:11


    A ton to talk about this week! AEW set a major mark this week, coming in number one on cable television Wednesday night for their "Blood and Guts" edition of AEW Dynamite. Plus, we review the "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Two Dudes With Attitudes documentaries that were released this week.Oh, and Daniel Bryan's WWE contract is up?!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: WWE RAW is WAR - April 21, 1997 (Bret vs. Austin Street Fight)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 16:27


    This is a special preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at one of WWE's most notorious RAW is WAR episodes from 1997! We dissect the full show, the context of the event itself, and where WWE creative was at in 1997.  Like the special preview you just heard? 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 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. 


    Extra: Roddy Piper Documentary, Dynamite Reviews (Locker Room Show)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 47:07

    The first edition of our bonus podcast from the Locker Room app is available here in podcast form! We'll be posting these weekly bonus shows to our Patreon moving forward as an added perk. However, this week, we're putting the first edition out to our regular podcast feed to give everyone a taste of the bonus show we'll be doing each and every week moving forward on Locker Room. So if you aren't able to listen in live on the Locker Room app (it's exclusive to Apple right now), or if you 'd rather listen at your convenience, you can tune in for a podcast version exclusively on Patreon starting next week. Join our Patreon, the best way to support our show's growth, at: www.patreon.com/topropenationStarting with a pledge of just $5, you will get a minimum of five Patreon-exclusive bonus podcasts from us each and every month. These bonus shows will include our weekly Locker Room app live show in podcast form, plus our monthly and long-running "Top Rope Nation Classics" Patreon bonus show (the April episode drops tomorrow). This week on Locker Room, we discussed Wednesday's AEW Dynamite, the Roddy Piper Documentary from Sunday night on A&E, and took calls from the live listeners.A lot of fun and already looking forward to next week! Enjoy!You can get the Locker Room app here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/locker-room-talk-sports-now/id1517524960and follow @rdroste and @trpkyle 

    AEW Does It Again, Steve Austin Biography Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 75:47


    For the second week in a row without competition, AEW Dynamite placed number two overall on cable television in the ratings on Wednesday night. We break down the show and examine why Dynamite might be topping cable very soon on Wednesday nights.Next, we move on to WWE's creative issues since WrestleMania 37. What's wrong with this Cesaro push already, and why was Charlotte Flair brought back only to be exiled right away? Plus, we look at the A&E Biography that aired on "Stone Cold" Steve Austin last Sunday night and have a healthy conversation on the career of the biggest draw in the history of the wrestling business.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


    WWE April Releases Strike Again, AEW Ratings Success

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 38:00

    For the second year in a row on April 15th, WWE decided to release several of their superstars. This included Samoa Joe, The IIconics, Chelsea Green, and more. We discuss the future of these performers - should it involve AEW, ROH, Impact, or NJPW?Plus, this week's AEW Dynamite did a gigantic rating, much better than anyone was expecting. We talk the first week of AEW owning Wednesday nights and why the future is bright. 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

    WrestleMania 37, Night Two Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 69:48


    Our full review of WWE WrestleMania 37, Night Two - including Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Edge, Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka, a great Riddle vs. Sheamus match, and more Fiend awfulness. We're here to break it all down! Thanks to Michael Wiseman of Wrestling Inc. who joined us for a portion of the 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 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


    WrestleMania 37, Night One Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2021 74:26

    Our full review of WWE WrestleMania 37, Night One - the first WWE show in front of live fans in 13 months! Despite a rain delay, WWE ended up having a good outing for a show that featured Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre, Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair, Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins, Bad Bunny, and much more. Ryan and Kyle are joined by PWTorch Assistant Editor Zack Heydorn and Nick Dais of Veterans Minimum. 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

    WrestleMania 37 Excitement Level, WWE Network Problems

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 72:09

    WWE's WrestleMania 37 is on the horizon. How does are our excitement level compare to past WrestleMania years? We discuss. Plus, some major problems with this past Monday night's Raw, the WWE Network has some major issues over on Peacock, the Wednesday Night Wars are coming to an end, 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 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: WWE WrestleMania 22

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 16:02


    This is a special preview of this week's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WWE WrestleMania 22 in Chicago from April 2006! We dissect the full show and also the context of the event itself and where WWE creative was at in 2006.  Plus, Ryan actually attended the show and provides some live perspective of that weekend. Like the special preview you just heard? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation  to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at over 2 hours)! We'd be honored to have your support. Some of the 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 four 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 Fastlane 2021 Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 68:28


    Ryan and Kyle check-in to review Sunday night's WWE Fastlane 2021 PPV show, the final PPV before WrestleMania 37. We discuss the direction that the show leads us in for WrestleMania, all of the positives and all of the negatives. Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre, The Fiend's return, the tragic booking of Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair, 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 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


    Wrestling Mailbag Extravaganza (Episode 200!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 85:49

    It's a landmark show this week for Top Rope Nation - episode 200! To celebrate, we let our listeners dictate the agenda by taking your questions on a wide range of topics. Everything from the early days of pro wrestling, to WWF/WCW/ECW, modern WWE, the history of Top Rope Nation, 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 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

    WrestleMania's Greatest Matches (Fantasy Draft)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 73:31

    We're talking about the best matches in WWE WrestleMania history with our fourth-ever fantasy draft show! Join Ryan, Justin, Kyle, and special guest Adrian F.E./Okaydrian of Twitch and GameStop TV as they count down the best World Title, Intercontinental Title, Tag Team, Non-Title, and Wild Card matches in the history of WrestleMania. EPISODE 200 VOICEMAIL LINENext week will be episode 200 of the show and we want to hear from you! Leave us a congratulatory voicemail at (515) 442-4709 (or email a sound recording to TopRopeNation@gmail.com). You can let us know what you like about the show, a favorite episode or memory, you can just say thanks, really whatever you want. But we're hoping to have a lot of messages to play during the pod!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

    AEW Revolution Review: The Botch Heard 'Round The World

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 47:32


    We review Sunday night's AEW Revolution 2021 PPV event. Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega finished with a botch that will be talked about for years - so of course we have to talk about it now. Chris Jericho and MJF teased an Inner Circle break-up, Ethan Page debuted, Christian Cage is the big signing, Sting returned to action, and a whole lot more. 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 PPV post 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


    Bobby Lashley's Moment To Shine, Paul Wight To AEW

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 75:35

    It has been a newsworthy week in professional wrestling. We talk about Bobby Lashley's WWE Championship match with The Miz this coming Monday on Raw, the problems with the Money In The Bank brief case, Paul Wight (Big Show) signing with AEW, a mailbag question, and much more. Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, 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 PPV post 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!Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/joinFollow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation

    WWE Elimination Chamber 2021 Review, The Miz Cashes In

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 48:56


    We have the full rundown of what we saw on Sunday night at WWE Elimination Chamber with our monthly PPV post show. The Miz cashed in and became WWE Champion, Daniel Bryan prevailed in the SmackDown Chamber Match, Matt Riddle is US Championship, and more. Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, 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 PPV post 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: WWE's Most Watched Show Ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 20:02

    This is a special preview of this week's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WWE's episode of The Main Event on NBC from February 1988, the most watched show in WWE history.  We dissect the full show and also the context of the event itself and where WWE creative was at in 1988.  We will be back on Sunday night with our WWE Elimination Chamber post show. Join us live on YouTube at www.youtube.com/topropenation or check out the podcast immediately afterward here on our feed. Like the special 20 minute preview you just heard? 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. Some of the benefits available to Patrons-only include: weekly live video casts as we record our flagship show, 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 four tiers. Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at TopRopeNation@gmail.com for an upcoming mailbag segment. 

    The State of WWE WrestleMania 37

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 70:55

    We are just under two months out from WrestleMania 37 and....what the heck is the card looking like? We make some predictions. Plus, what's the status of our WrestleMania fantasy draft from back in mid-October? We discuss. Lastly, we have thoughts on this week's AEW Dynamite, WWE NXT, and WWE Raw!Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, 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 PPV post 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!Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/topropenation Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation

    WWE's Problem Isn't Age, It's Overexposure

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 91:10

    Following the Royal Rumble, there has been a lot made of WWE's "age problem." The company featuring so many older performers vs. younger talent. While that's definitely an issue, we make the argument that the bigger problem isn't age, it's overexposure.Plus, we talk about WWE's 2020 earning report (record profits), a little on the Peacock/WWE Network deal, and some thoughts on this week's Wednesday Night War, including the new working agreement between AEW and NJPW.  All of this, and more, in what we're calling the "Flu Pod" (Kyle was sick). Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, 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 PPV post 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

    WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 96:40

    We have the full rundown of what we saw on Sunday night at the WWE Royal Rumble with our monthly PPV post show. Edge is going on to WrestleMania, Bianca Belair shines, Drew McIntyre defeats Bill Goldberg....and there are some criticisms too. We're joined by Derick Schroeppel of Rebooking The Roles and Colin Tessier of WrestleZone/Sportskeeda.Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, 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 PPV post 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: WWE Royal Rumble 2005

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 21:14


    This is a special preview of this week's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WWE Royal Rumble 2005 - the full show and also the context of the event itself and where WWE creative was at in 2005. Like the special 20 minute preview you just heard? 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)! We'd be honored to have your support. Some of the benefits available to Patrons-only include: weekly live video casts as we record our flagship show, 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 four tiers. Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at TopRopeNation@gmail.com for an upcoming mailbag segment. 


    WWE Royal Rumble: Time To Get Historical

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 73:13


    With the WWE Royal Rumble just over one week away, we decided to have a fun, free-flowing conversation on the history of the event. We talk the greatest Rumble matches in history, the most memorable winners, the winners we would change, and the greatest non-Rumble matches at the PPV. Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, 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 PPV post 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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