The Straight Shooters

Two of Philly's best covering pro wrestling come at you LIVE EVERY WEEK with a brand new podcast! Vaughn Johnson (formerly of philly.com and The Squared Circle Blog, now a Digital Platforms Producer for the Philadelphia Eagles) and Nick Piccone (Editor-in-Chief of PhillyInfluencer.com and Pro Wrestling Contributor for PhillyVoice.com) talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly in the world of professional wrestling with more entertainment than any other wrestling podcast you'll listen to!
Not only do Vaughn and Nick discuss the main stage in WWE, but they also talk about the goings on in Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Impact Wrestling, and the independent wrestling companies worldwide making waves in the wrestling industry. These guys don't just talk about what you see on television every week, they discuss their thoughts about the industry by citing interviews and live show experiences. Above all else, their fandom really comes across to the audience as if they're sitting there beside them having a casual conversation about wrestling.
One of the longest-running shows on Wildfire Radio, The Straight Shooters have had a plethora of guests throughout the years, including: WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, former WWE creative writer Andrew Goldstein, WWE Cruiserweight Classic participant Anthony Bennett, former 97.5 The Fanatic host Nick Kayal, Fightul.com's Sean Ross Sapp, the Rassle Rock crew, Bill Matz, Derek Badichek and many more! Comedian and former WIldfire Radio host Brian Isley also entertained the masses by joining The Straight Shooters as their Third Man for an abundance of episodes in the archives!
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Vaughn Johnson (@VaughnMJohnson) and Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone) celebrate the 200th episode of The Straight Shooters! The guys discuss how the podcast got started, some of the best moments of the show, shout outs to all of our guests over the years, and more on this milestone episode!   You can also subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms: Apple Podcasts (please Continue Reading

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Posted: June 21, 2019, 12:21 pm

This week, Vaughn Johnson (@VaughnMJohnson) and Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone) discuss WWE's reliance too much on aging superstars for some of their biggest shows. Goldberg vs. Undertaker? Match didn't turn out too well. What can WWE do to change its philosophical agenda and avoid using aging veterans that don't belong in a ring anymore?   You can also subscribe to The Straight Continue Reading

The post 199 | WWE’s Reliance on Aging Superstars | 06/13/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: June 14, 2019, 12:29 pm

This week, Vaughn Johnson (@VaughnMJohnson) and Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone) react to AEW's DOUBLE OR NOTHING pay-per-view. What was good? What was great? Was there anything bad? The ring ropes and turnbuckles were great! The guys discuss their thoughts on the show and what to look forward to come the summer.   Then, the guys dive deep into Jon Moxley's appearance Continue Reading

The post 198 | Reaction to DOUBLE OR NOTHING, Jon Moxley on Talk Is Jericho, NXT TakeOver XXV | 05/31/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: May 31, 2019, 12:29 pm

This week, Vaughn Johnson (@VaughnMJohnson) and Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone) preview in-depth the upcoming Double or Nothing pay-per-view that's got the wrestling world waiting in anticipation. All Elite Wrestling takes center stage this weekend, so the guys go match by match with their preview and predictions for the event.   While that takes up 90% of the show, the guys also Continue Reading

The post 197 | AEW Double or Nothing Preview; Brock Lesnar as Mr. MITB; 24/7 Title | 05/24/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: May 24, 2019, 12:27 pm

This week, Vaughn Johnson and Nick Piccone discuss AEW's television deal with TNT in great detail. After almost 20 years, professional wrestling will return to the Turner network in Fall 2019. What does this mean for pro wrestling? What type of rating should AEW aim for in the beginning? What about within the first year? What night will their show Continue Reading

The post 196 | AEW on TNT; RIP Ashley Massaro; MITB Preview | 05/16/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: May 17, 2019, 12:15 pm

This week, Vaughn Johnson (@VaughnMJohnson) and Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone) discuss just how creatively bankrupt WWE is right now. With the Superstar Shake-Up happening just a few weeks ago, Vince McMahon basically decided to undo what his company did on RAW and SmackDown and introduced a "Wild Card" rule, allowing 4 RAW superstars to show up on SmackDown and vice versa. Continue Reading

The post 195 | WWE’s creatively bankrupt, Lio Rush, Lars Sullivan | 05/08/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: May 9, 2019, 12:22 pm

This week, Vaughn Johnson (@VaughnMJohnson) and Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone) discuss Jon Moxley (now formerly Dean Ambrose) and his future. Mere minutes after his WWE contract expired, Moxley posted a video on Twitter that got many people hyped. Is he AEW bound? The guys discuss Moxley's possibilities.   The duo also discusses Bill Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, and The Undertaker being advertised for Continue Reading

The post 194 | Better WWE PPV Names, Goldberg/Lesnar/Taker set for Saudi Arabia, Jon Moxley’s Back | 05/01/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: May 2, 2019, 1:35 pm

This week, Nick and Vaughn discuss the fallout of the WWE Superstar Shake-Up on both RAW and SmackDown Live now that we've had the first two shows of the new brands since the talent exchange.   What's the deal with The Viking Raiders and all the name changes? The Viking Experience? Really? What was wrong with War Raiders? The guys Continue Reading

The post 193 | The WWE Superstar Shake-Up and in-depth WWE Ratings Discussion | 04/24/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: April 25, 2019, 12:39 pm

Vaughn (@VaughnMJohnson) and Nick (@nickpiccone) are joined by ECW legend The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) as they take a trip down memory lane and celebrate the anniversary of ECW's first-ever pay-per-view, Barely Legal, live from the ECW Arena.   As we discuss how ECW showed up on WWF television in 1996, the invasion on RAW in February 1997 to April's Barely Continue Reading

The post 192 | ECW Barely Legal Anniversary Show with The Blue Meanie | 04/11/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: April 12, 2019, 12:33 pm

Vaughn (@VaughnMJohnson) and Nick (@nickpiccone) discuss some of the WrestleMania fallout with a focus on random superstars appearing on RAW and SmackDown randomly. Just what the hell is going on with the brand split?   They also touch on Pat McAfee's run-in with Michael Cole, Sasha Bank's social media post and more!   You can also subscribe to The Straight Continue Reading

The post 191 | What’s The Deal With The WWE Brand Split? | 04/10/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: April 11, 2019, 12:58 pm

Vaughn (@VaughnMJohnson) and Nick (@nickpiccone) are joined by NJ.com's Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) on this week's episode, which is a huge, almost two-hour long, in-depth preview of WrestleMania, which takes place this Sunday from MetLife Stadium IN THE SHADOWS OF NEW YORK CITY!   The guys go over all the matches in detail and make their predictions. But before that, they Continue Reading

The post 190 | WrestleMania 35 Preview, JR to AEW and More | 04/04/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: April 4, 2019, 1:25 pm

Vaughn (@VaughnMJohnson) and Nick (@nickpiccone) are joined by the good brother Sawyer on this week's episode, which begins with a look at KOFIMANIA!   That's right... Kofi Kingston's teammates in Xavier Woods and Big E helped propel him into the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania against Daniel Bryan after outlasting each team in a Gauntlet Match on this week's SmackDown Continue Reading

The post 189 | KOFIMANIA! Charlotte Flair Back on Top, Women’s WM Match History | 03/27/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: March 28, 2019, 12:33 pm

Vaughn (@VaughnMJohnson) and Nick (@nickpiccone) begin this week's episode looking at the storyline arc of Kofi Kingston and the WWE Championship from the past month.   We all thought Kofi would punch his ticket to WrestleMania on this week's SmackDown. It didn't happen. Will it happen next week? It's going to happen, right?   Nick also wrote about this on Continue Reading

The post 188 | Not Quite Yet KofiMania, Angle’s Last Match, UFC PPVs on ESPN+ and More | 03/21/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: March 21, 2019, 12:10 pm

Vaughn (@VaughnMJohnson) and Nick (@nickpiccone) begin this episode paying respects to King Kong Bundy and "The Destroyer" Dick Beyer as they both passed away this week.   They then discuss Jim Ross leaving WWE after his contract expires and the possibility of him going to AEW.   Tampa is hosting WrestleMania 36 in 2020. Will WrestleMania ever come back to Continue Reading

The post 187 | Fastlane preview; RIP King Kong Bundy; JR Leaving WWE | 03/07/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: March 8, 2019, 12:52 pm

It was a week of change in WWE... kind of.   Lots of news items inside and outside of the ring were touched on this week's episode of the pod.   We hit on Bruce Prichard being re-hired by WWE, the Becky Lynch/Ronda Rousey saga on social media, Roman Reigns returning, Batista returning and much more!   You can also Continue Reading

The post 186 | What Is Going On In WWE? | 02/28/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: March 1, 2019, 1:37 pm

Some high-profile NXT talents made their main rosters debut this week... but why?   In what seemed more like a showcase rather than integrating these guys into the main roster, Aleister Black, Ricochet, Johnny Gargano and NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa appeared on both RAW and SmackDown Live this week, and were booked pretty strongly. But what was the purpose? What Continue Reading

The post 185 | In-Depth Look at the History of NXT Call-Ups | 02/20/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: February 21, 2019, 1:40 pm

Becky Lynch was suspended for 60 days by Vince McMahon, and was replaced by Charlotte Flair in the main event of WrestleMania 35 against Ronda Rousey.   This got some heated reactions. But why? Why's creating an interesting storyline between the Rumble and Mania being a bad thing? Vaughn Johnson (@VaughnMJohnson) and Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone) discuss the angle, why people Continue Reading

The post 184 | Lynch out, Flair in; EC preview; Jay White IWGP Champ; AEW Sells Out | 02/13/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: February 14, 2019, 1:29 pm

With WWE needed to string out the story for two months, Becky Lynch was suspended in storyline this past week. It sure seems like Charlotte Flair will eventually be added to the Lynch/Rousey match at WrestleMania to make it a Triple Threat. But Nick and Vaughn differ on whether that's a good or bad thing. Listen to their in-depth discussion Continue Reading

The post 183 | Does Charlotte Flair fit into Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey? | 02/06/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: February 7, 2019, 1:27 pm

It's been an eventful week in the world of professional wrestling, so Nick Piccone and Vaughn Johnson hit a myriad of topics this week.   First, Dean Ambrose notified WWE he wouldn't be renewing with the company and will finish up in April. That leaves it to the imagination of where he could wind up, or if he even goes Continue Reading

The post 182 | Dean Ambrose Leaving WWE, Daniel Bryan’s New Belt, WrestleMania Matches and More | 01/30/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: January 31, 2019, 1:38 pm

The 2019 Royal Rumble pay-per-view event is shaping up to be a great one on paper. Will it deliver on screen on Sunday, January 27th?    The THIRD MAN! Brian Isley joins the show after a long respite to help Nick and Vaughn run down the Rumble pay-per-view and give you predictions on what they think will happen.    But Continue Reading

The post 181 | 2019 Royal Rumble Preview | 01/23/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: January 24, 2019, 1:25 pm

Vaughn Johnson (@VaughnMJohnson) and Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone) discuss the latest in the WWE Universe. WWE decided to shake up the Universal Championship Match at the Royal Rumble, as now it will be Finn Bálor instead of Braun Strowman challenging "The Beast" Brock Lesnar in Phoenix on the 27th. The guys discuss their thoughts on the sudden change and what they think Continue Reading

The post 180 | Bálor vs. Lesnar, Women’s Tag Titles at EC, Biggest Royal Rumble Surprises | 01/16/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: January 17, 2019, 1:46 pm

Vaughn Johnson (@VaughnMJohnson) and Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone) discuss the latest on All Elite Wrestling after the company held its first rally this past Tuesday in Jacksonville. The guys discuss the current roster, the influx of talent from Oriental Wrestling Entertainment in China, the women's division and how the gender wage gap will be abolished, and their next big event happening Continue Reading

The post 179 | The Outlook of All Elite Wrestling | 01/10/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: January 11, 2019, 1:28 pm

Vaughn Johnson (@VaughnMJohnson) and Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone) celebrate the life of one of, if not the, greatest interviewers in the history of professional wrestling, "Mean" Gene Okerlund. Okerlund passed away on January 2, 2019.   Listen as Vaughn and Nick talk about their memories of Okerlund, favorite moments, and what exactly he meant to the industry of professional wrestling.   Continue Reading

The post 178 | RIP “Mean” Gene Okerlund, All Elite Wrestling | 01/02/19 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: January 3, 2019, 1:22 pm

Vaughn Johnson (@VaughnMJohnson), Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone) and Ryan Anderson (@gullyblanchard) recall the top stories in the world of wrestling during 2018.   You can also subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms: Apple Podcasts (please rate and review us!), Stitcher, Google Play, Spreaker, Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn Radio, SoundCloud, Player FM and wherever else you get your podcasts!   Twitter: @ShootersRadio   Facebook: The Straight Shooters   E-mail: straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com   And you can Continue Reading

The post EP 177 | Top Stories of 2018 | 12/27/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: December 27, 2018, 2:06 pm

So WWE began a new era this past week. The thing is, it still looks and feels a lot like the same eras we've seen for over a decade. This week, Vaughn and Nick talk about the newest New Era in WWE and what they think fans can expect from it. They also go over all of the eras in Continue Reading

The post EP 176 | WWE’s Newest “New Era” | 12/20/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: December 20, 2018, 1:25 pm

Former WWE creative writer Jimmy Jacobs sparked a conversation about writing a television show this past week in response to the criticism of how RAW's ratings have fallen off a cliff recently. With RAW setting record lows almost every single week, Jacobs thought that he should stick up for the creative writers that probably more often than not get their Continue Reading

The post EP 175 | Writing A Show Is Hard, WWE TLC Preview | 12/14/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: December 14, 2018, 2:15 pm

This week, the guys are giving a gift guide for the world of professional wrestling to ring in the holiday season.   They also pay tribute to one of the greats, Dynamite Kid, who passed away. Listen to The Straight Shooters every Friday at 2:00 P.M. ET right here on WildfireRadio.com. You can also subscribe to The Straight Shooters on Continue Reading

The post EP 174 | Gift Guide for Wrestling, RIP Dynamite Kid | 12/05/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: December 6, 2018, 2:06 pm

WWE's made waves this past week in the United Kingdom by signing NXT UK talent to new contracts prohibiting them from working any independent promotions unless they are partners of WWE.   This has caused a bit of uneasiness over the pond with some fans saying U.K. professional wrestling is in turmoil.    This week, we discuss the whole situation Continue Reading

The post EP 173 | The U.K. Wrestling Scene | 11/28/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: November 29, 2018, 2:34 pm

This Thanksgiving, we're giving you a double feature of live commentary! First up, the WWF Championship is on the line at Survivor Series 1994 in a Submission Match as Bret Hart defends the championship against Mr. Bob Backlund! Both wrestlers have cornermen with towels and whoever throws in the towel first will lose the match for their respective guy. One Continue Reading

The post EP 172 | Hart-Backlund SS ’94, Flair-Rhodes Starrcade ’85 Live Commentary | 11/21/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: November 22, 2018, 2:50 pm

Before her big match against Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch suffered a "broken face" at the hands of Nia Jax Monday night during a brawl. Now with Charlotte Flair taking Lynch's spot, does this mean we're on track for a Rousey vs. Lynch match at WrestleMania? If Lynch's injuries are severe enough to have her drop the SmackDown Women's Championship, will Continue Reading

The post EP 171 | Becky Lynch Injured, Daniel Bryan WWE Champion, Survivor Series Preview | 11.14.18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:55 pm

This week, the guys look ahead to the current Survivor Series card headlined by Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch. Listen to The Straight Shooters every Friday at 2:00 P.M. ET right here on WildfireRadio.com. You can also subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms: Apple Podcasts (make sure you rate and review us!), Stitcher, Google Play, Spreaker, Spotify, iHeartRadio and TuneIn Radio. Follow us on Twitter: @ShootersRadio Like Continue Reading

The post EP 170 | Looking Ahead to Survivor Series 2018 | 11/07/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: November 8, 2018, 1:44 pm

Happy Halloween! This week, we're live commentating the Chamber of Horrors Match from Halloween Havoc 1991! Someone's going to get electrocuted! It's one of the best worst matches in wrestling history, so join us on this momentous occasion and follow along on the WWE Network at the 3:40 mark of Halloween Havoc 1991. But before we have fun, we discuss Continue Reading

The post EP 169 | Thoughts on Crown Jewel, Chamber of Horrors Live Commentary | 10/31/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: November 1, 2018, 2:57 pm

Roman Reigns revealed this past Monday night that he's battling leukemia for the second time in his life. It was a shocking revelation as he relinquished the Universal Championship. The guys discuss the announcement and give their thoughts on the situation. Then they discuss the resulting heel turn by Dean Ambrose, who turned on Seth Rollins moments after the duo Continue Reading

The post EP 168 | Roman Reigns Battles Leukemia, WWE Evolution Preview, Crown Jewel Update | 10/24/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: October 25, 2018, 12:45 pm

Following the reported murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabian government officials, many have been imploring WWE to either cancel or move their November 2nd Crown Jewel event, currently scheduled to take place in King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. As of this recording, WWE's only public acknowledgement of the scandal involving the Saudi government is a Continue Reading

The post EP 167 | What WWE Should Do About Crown Jewel | 10/17/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: October 18, 2018, 12:48 pm

Triple H and The Undertaker will do battle at Saturday's Super Show-Down event in Melbourne, Australia for the LAST TIME EVER. But before the LAST TIME EVER, there was the END OF AN ERA. And it happened inside HELL IN A CELL. So, this week, Nick and Vaughn live commentate Triple H vs. The Undertaker's "End of an Era" match Continue Reading

The post EP 166 | “End of an Era” Triple H vs. The Undertaker Live Commentary | 10/03/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: October 4, 2018, 1:58 pm

WWE RAW had a "modern era" record-low rating this past week (9/24/18) of 2.46 million viewers, according to Dave Meltzer. But what does this number really mean in today's television watching habits?   The guys discuss the reasons for the decline and if it really means WWE as a global brand is in trouble. Despite signing record television deals this Continue Reading

The post EP 165 | WWE’s Ratings Woes – But Does It Really Matter? | 09/26/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: September 27, 2018, 4:01 pm

WWE and Impact Wrestling officials reportedly met with each other last week. Nothing was reported on the discussions, but it has to be good to have open lines of communication between the two organizations. Nick and Vaughn discuss the possibilities to come out of the meeting and if the meeting will result in future changes.   205 Live officially moved Continue Reading

The post EP 164 | WWE meets Impact Wrestling, 205 Live Moves, Crown Jewel and More | 09/19/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: September 20, 2018, 12:41 pm

We're previewing Hell in a Cell this week and discussing rivalries from yesteryear that we would've loved to see play out inside the Hell in a Cell that never got a chance to. Listen to The Straight Shooters every Friday at 2:00 P.M. ET right here on WildfireRadio.com.   You can also subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms: iTunes (make sure you rate and Continue Reading

The post EP 163 | WWE HIAC Preview, Rivalries That Missed HIAC | 09/12/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: September 13, 2018, 1:10 pm

We're previewing "The Biggest Independent Wrestling Show Ever" and taking a look at some of the matches scheduled for WWE's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view.   Listen to The Straight Shooters every Friday at 2:00 P.M. ET right here on WildfireRadio.com.   You can also subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms: iTunes (make sure you rate and review us!), Stitcher, Google Play, Spreaker, iHeartRadio and TuneIn Radio. You can listen Continue Reading

The post EP 162 | ALL IN Preview, Looking Ahead to Hell in a Cell | 08/29/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: August 30, 2018, 12:51 pm

At SummerSlam, Becky Lynch turned heel on Charlotte Flair. Or that's what WWE wants you to believe. However, the reception Lynch got from the Brooklyn crowd not only on Sunday night, but also on Tuesday night's SmackDown Live certainly didn't seem like Lynch became a heel.   The Shield returned in its finest form, preventing Braun Strowman from cashing in Continue Reading

The post EP 161 | Analyzing Heels and Faces in WWE Today | 08/22/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: August 24, 2018, 12:56 pm

We're previewing SummerSlam and NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4, talking about Ring of Honor selling out MSG, and talking about our memories of the late Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart. Listen to The Straight Shooters every Friday at 2:00 P.M. ET right here on WildfireRadio.com.   You can also subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms: iTunes (make sure you rate and review us!), Stitcher, Google Play, Spreaker, iHeartRadio and TuneIn Radio. You Continue Reading

The post EP 160 | SummerSlam Preview, ROH Sells Out MSG, RIP Jim Neidhart | 08/15/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: August 16, 2018, 12:18 pm

It seems like it's been forever, but Daniel Bryan and The Miz will finally square off inside the ring at SummerSlam after what seems like an eternity of a fantastic build for this rivalry. Vaughn, Nick and Brian take a look at the genesis of the Bryan-Miz story and the events that have led up to their one-on-one match at Continue Reading

The post EP 159 | The Daniel Bryan-Miz Rivalry Retrospective | 08/08/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: August 9, 2018, 12:54 pm

There were several deaths connected to the world of professional wrestling this week, so we start off the show by giving our thoughts on those who passed.   Cedric Alexander and Tye Dillinger had some old tweets crop up and haunt them this week. We talk about why social media accountability, especially as an adult, is needed right now.   Continue Reading

The post EP 158 | Where the Lesnar vs. Reigns Rivalry Falls Short, Social Media Accountability | 08/01/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: August 2, 2018, 12:45 pm

WWE officially announced an all-women's pay-per-view this past week on Monday Night RAW set for October 28th of this year. It was a ground-breaking announcement, and Stephanie McMahon was, of course, there to announce it.   Nick and Vaughn discuss the implications of the all-women's pay-per-view, what it means for the current talent, the future talent, if WWE will continue to do all-women's events, Continue Reading

The post EP 157 | Discussing WWE’s All-Women’s PPV, Thoughts on Hulk Hogan | 07/25/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: July 26, 2018, 1:03 pm

Due to a technological error, this is actually Episode 156 instead of 157. We recorded this show believing it would be our 157th episode, but the original Episode 156 we recorded did not record correctly.   On this episode, Vaughn and Nick live commentate the WWF Intercontinental Championship match at SummerSlam 1992, where Bret "The Hitman" Hart defended the title Continue Reading

The post EP 156 | Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog – SummerSlam ’92 Live Commentary | 07/18/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: July 19, 2018, 5:18 pm

In the spirit of the Fourth of July, Vaughn and Nick decided to live commentate one of the most patriotic matches WWE put on. The guys live commentate the main event of SummerSlam 1993, where Lex Luger challenged the WWF Champion, Yokozuna. Lex Luger was a newly turned babyface and bodyslammed Yokozuna on the U.S.S. Intrepid on the Fourth of Continue Reading

The post EP 155 | Lex Luger vs. Yokozuna Live Commentary [SummerSlam ’93] | 07/05/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: July 6, 2018, 12:25 pm

Vaughn and Nick discuss the current state of professional wrestling in this week's episode of The Straight Shooters. Off the heels of WWE announcing their new television deals set to begin in Fall 2019, the guys discuss the entire wrestling industry as a whole and how it fits in with today's era compared to previous eras.   Will New Japan Continue Reading

The post EP 154 | The State of Wrestling in 2018 | 06/27/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: June 28, 2018, 1:04 pm

Brian Isley re-joins the panel as the third man as the trio discusses some of the hot topics in the world of professional wrestling.   First, Vaughn, Nick and Brian reminisce about the life and career of Leon White, better known to wrestling fans as Vader (or Big Van Vader). Earlier in the week, the big man passed away at Continue Reading

The post EP 153 | RIP Vader, All In Broadcasted, ROH/MSG Update, Big Cass Fired, Rousey’s Success | 06/20/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: June 21, 2018, 1:19 pm

This week is a jam-packed episode as Nick and Vaughn discuss CM Punk's second UFC fight, Ring of Honor hopeful to run Madison Square Garden in 2019, NJPW and the possibility of including women's wrestling into their shows in the future, a Money in the Bank and NXT TakeOver: Chicago II preview, and finish it off with a discussion on Continue Reading

The post EP 152 | Punk/UFC, ROH/MSG, MITB Preview, Most Memorable Title Reigns | 06/13/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: June 14, 2018, 1:05 pm

This week, Nick and Vaughn discuss the verdict in the CM Punk/Colt Cabana vs. Dr. Chris Amann trial. Punk and Cabana were victorious, but the guys examine the case through their lenses and discuss what the future holds for Punk, including this weekend's UFC 225 fight.   Then, the guys talk about the way Daniel Bryan has been booked since Continue Reading

The post EP 151 | Summer of Punk II? Looking at the Booking of Daniel Bryan | 06/06/18 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: June 7, 2018, 1:36 pm