Two of Philly's best covering pro wrestling now come at you live EVERY WEEK with a brand new podcast! Philly.com's Vaughn Johnson and PhillyInfluencer.com's and PhillyVoice's Nick Piccone talk about the good, the bad and the ugly in the world of pro wrestling, but they make it more entertaining than any other podcast you'll listen to!
Each week, they'll talk about the current state of pro wrestling as well as introduce a theme for each show. They don't just talk about what you see on television every week, they talk about some of their experiences in the industry, whether it be interviews, live shows, or simply just breaking news stories. Above all else, their fandom really comes across to the listeners as if they're sitting there right beside you having a casual conversation about wrestling.
It's one of the longest-running shows on Wildfire Radio boasts past guests such as WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, and produce live commentary of events that you'll have to listen to to believe!
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This week, Nick and Vaughn discuss WrestleManias 16-18 as their WrestleMania Recall Series continues. Why did WrestleMania 2000 suck? What was the only bad thing about WrestleMania X-Seven? Is WrestleMania X-8 only remembered for one match? Press play and listen to Nick and Vaughn discuss it! Tweet Us: @ShootersRadio Like us on Facebook Rate and review us on iTunes and Continue Reading
The post Ep 86 | WrestleMania Recall Series Part V | 03/24/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! We begin this episode of The Straight Shooters with a shoutout to our Irish brethren followed by a brief analysis of Southpaw Regional Wrestling on WWE's YouTube channel. The guys recommend viewing these videos as soon as you possibly can. It's good. We follow that up by introducing our fourth installment of the Straight Shooters Continue Reading
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This week, the guys continue their WrestleMania Recall Series by discussing WrestleManias 8 through 11. What are some of the most memorable and least memorable moments to round out the first decade-plus of WrestleMania? Tune in to find out! Vaughn also rants on Impact Wrestling and the guys have a good time checking out the WrestleMania 33 poster. Check it Continue Reading
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This week, the guys continue their WrestleMania Recall Series with Part II. They run down the cards from WrestleManias 5-7 and talk about their thoughts and observations from each event. They also preview this Sunday's Fastlane pay-per-view quickly at the beginning of the show. Tweet Us: @ShootersRadio Like us on Facebook Rate and review us on iTunes and follow us Continue Reading
This week, Nick and Vaughn begin their WrestleMania Recall Series by running down the cards and discussing their thoughts and observations from WrestleMania I through WrestleMania IV. Tweet Us: @ShootersRadio Like us on Facebook Rate and review us on iTunes and follow us on Stitcher.
This week, Brian Isley and Bill Matz join the show as we revisit our discussion about our live event experiences for a second week. Vaughn talks about his WrestleMania trips, Nick talks about his mid-90s WWF house show cards and more! Tweet Us: @ShootersRadio Like us on Facebook Rate and review us on iTunes and follow us on Stitcher.
This week, Nick and Vaughn are joined by Derek Badichek to preview Elimination Chamber. We also talk about their first live event experience in wrestling. Vaughn took in NXT last night at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby and gives his review of the event. Also listen to how Nick beat Derek in a Kenan and Kel bet. Tweet Us: Continue Reading
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On this week's episode before Super Bowl LI, the guys talk about the XFL and how the steps began forming for the eventually doomed football league to its execution to its failures. We're joined by Randy Cruz from the Cruz Control Podcast and spend the hour reminiscing about what could have been for the football league Vince McMahon said was Continue Reading
This week, Nick and Vaughn are joined by Rick and Matt of Rassle Rock to preview the 2017 Royal Rumble match. The guys talk about the competitors in the Royal Rumble match itself and who they think will come away as the '17 Rumble winner. We also talk about the Rumble returning to Philly in 2018, in which Vaughn broke Continue Reading
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This week, Jim Ross joins Nick, Vaughn and Derek Badichek for the full hour. We talk about Jimmy Snuka and the complicated legacy surrounding him, Kurt Angle being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, the Royal Rumble coming up in San Antonio, NJPW, the U.K. Championship tournament and Michael Cole and a few other topics. You don't want to Continue Reading
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This week, the guys are live commentating the 1997 Royal Rumble. This year, the Rumble returns to San Antonio's Alamodome, where the '97 Rumble took place. Join us for the entire Rumble match as we provide our commentary for the duration of it. Tweet Us: @ShootersRadio Like us on Facebook Rate and review us on iTunes and follow us on Continue Reading
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This week, the guys talk about a whirlwind first week of wrestling in 2017. From two good WWE shows to one of the best NJPW shows in Wrestle Kingdom 11, there's been no shortage of great wrestling in 2017 thus far. Chris Hero is back in NXT! The guys talk about what his return could mean long-term and short-term for Continue Reading
This week, Nick holds down the fort at the Wildfire Radio studios as he's joined by the guys from Rassle Rock to end the year on a high note. We discuss random stories, what to look forward to in 2017, James Ellsworth, American Alpha, John Cena and we get a special call-in from co-host Vaughn Johnson as he hits the Continue Reading
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This week, Nick, Vaughn and Brian all talk about the top stories of 2016 in the world of professional wrestling. Tweet Us Like us on Facebook Rate and review us on iTunes and follow us on Stitcher.
This week, Nick and Vaughn talk about the latest injury setback to Zack Ryder, preview Roadblock: End of the Line and talk theme music in wrestling. It's Part 1 of a two-parter that will be revisited next week. Tweet Us Like us on Facebook Rate and review us on iTunes and follow us on Stitcher.
This week, the guys are joined by Brian Isley and discuss the best and worst heel and face turns in wrestling history. Got one in mind that we missed? Tweet Us Like us on Facebook Rate and review us on iTunes and follow us on Stitcher.
This week, the guys preview Sunday's TLC PPV and talk about chants in wrestling. Subscribe to us on iTunes and follow us on Stitcher
This week, the guys are talking about the Goldberg-Lesnar finish from Survivor Series. This leads into a conversation about finishes in pro wrestling. We're talking types of finishes, what makes a good or bad finish and some of our favorite and least favorite finishes in pro wrestling. Subscribe to us on iTunes and follow us on Stitcher!
This week, the guys are joined by Rassle Rock Radio's Rick Connor and Matt Flowers to preview this year's Survivor Series.
This week, the guys are joined by Wildfire Radio host Derek Badichek and television writer Andrew Goldstein and talk about the highs and lows of professional wrestling today. Goldstein explains why he's down on pro wrestling and we all discuss his points and hit on Survivor Series. We talk Goldberg, Lesnar, Ellsworth, Owens and Jericho as well. We end the Continue Reading
This week, Brian Isley joins the show as we lead off with some Eagles-Giants talk and a devastating divisional loss that puts the Eagles 0-3 in the division. After, we move to wrestling and have some reaction to Sasha Banks and Charlotte headlining Hell in a Cell last Sunday. What did we think of the match and the pay-per-view overall? Continue Reading
This week, the guys preview the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view and give their reasons why Sasha Banks and Charlotte should headline it. Match card below: Hell in a Cell: Sasha Banks (c) vs. Charlotte Hell in a Cell: Kevin Owens (c) vs. Seth Rollins Hell in a Cell: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Rusev Raw Tag Titles: New Day (c) Continue Reading
This week, the guys talk a little bit about Goldberg's return to WWE, James Ellsworth and AJ Styles and some Hell in a Cell moments we'll never forget. Make sure you tune in and share your Hell in a Cell moments with us on social media. We'll be previewing WWE's next Raw pay-per-view next week.
This week, the guys are joined by Brian Isley and talk Goldberg vs. Lesnar at Survivor Series and why it's a good or bad thing for WWE to promote in 2016. We also talk about Sasha Banks and Charlotte making history as the first two women to compete inside the Hell in a Cell on Oct. 30. Billy Corgan suing Continue Reading
This week, the guys talk about the possible Goldberg vs. Lesnar match, WWE buying TNA's tape library and preview No Mercy this Sunday. Triple Threat Match for the WWE World Championship: AJ Styles © vs. Dean Ambrose vs. John Cena SmackDown Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch © vs. Alexa Bliss WWE Intercontinental Championship Match | Career vs. Title: If Ziggler loses, Continue Reading
09.30.16 This week, the guys talk about TNA's impending Bound For Glory pay-per-view that might not even happen. We talk about TNA's potential sale to Billy Corgan, WWE or Sinclair, and what the future might hold for the company. We also talk about WWE's pay-per-view logos and NXT's announcement of the 2016 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. That's before the Continue Reading
This week the guys are joined by Brian Isley as they preview WWE's Clash of Champions pay-per-view this Sunday. We also talk some Tito Santana, Anchorman, and end with some trivia.
This week, Vaughn joins the show from home as we record on Thursday night instead of Friday. It was a busy week for Nick and Vaughn as we review Backlash briefly and talk heavily about the Cruiserweight Classic Finale. TJ Perkins shocked the world and became the "first-ever" WWE Cruiserweight Champion after defeating Kota Ibushi and Gran Metalik in spectacular Continue Reading
This week, the guys preview SmackDown's first brand-exclusive pay-per-view since 2007 as Backlash returns. The guys preview this card: WWE World Championship: Dean Ambrose (c) vs. AJ Styles Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt SmackDown Women's Championship Six-Pack Challenge: Becky Lynch vs. Nikki Bella vs. Naomi vs. Carmella vs. Natalya vs. Alexa Bliss SmackDown Tag Team Championship: Heath Slater/Rhyno vs. The Continue Reading
This week, the guys begin the show with a special tribute to Kevin Owens after he became the new WWE Universal Champion on Raw. They also talk about what this means with regards to Owens, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and even Triple H in the future. Heath Slater's trailer promo on SmackDown was brilliant, so Nick and Vaughn break it Continue Reading
This week, the guys are joined by comedian and wrestling fan Mike Mulloy as we talk about the wrestling scene on the west coast and some of the fallout from SummerSlam. We also touch on what happened on Raw and SmackDown and make some predictions on who will be the next WWE Universal Champion and the new SmackDown tag team Continue Reading
We're heading into the 2016 edition of SummerSlam this week and have a very special guest with us. WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross joins the podcast along with Brian Isley in studio as we talk about the card for SummerSlam. We go over some of the big matches on the card, as well as NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II, as Continue Reading
This week, the guys are joined by Bill Matz as they talk about Raw and SmackDown's respective shows heading into SummerSlam on 8/21. What's been good? What hasn't? The guys discuss. They also talk about the second round of the Cruiserweight Classic this past week and the great matches of Kota Ibushi vs. Cedric Alexander and Gran Metalik vs. Tajiri. Continue Reading
This week, the guys talk about Raw and what's next for Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton. Finn Balor and Seth Rollins also had a great promo as did Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler the next night on SmackDown. Are there too many titles in WWE? Vaughn discusses why he thinks there should be one World Champion in WWE and why Continue Reading
This week, the guys run down the Battleground pay-per-view and the events from Nick's Roast Beef this past Sunday. They also talk about Finn Balor's rise as an immediate star on Raw, Sasha Banks winning the Women's Championship and RAW HAS RED RING ROPES! SmackDown saw Dolph Ziggler win a Six-Pack Challenge to win an opportunity to face WWE Champion Continue Reading
Episode 51 is our WWE Battleground preview live from Nick's Roast Beef on Cottman Ave in Northeast Philly. We run down the card as well as talk about other stuff as Brian Isley also joins the show to give his thoughts.
50TH EPISODE SPECIAL! This week's packed episode features the All-Star cast of Straight Shooters guests. Brian Isley and Bill Matz join us in studio as we talk about this past week's WWE Draft and what it means moving forward. Eric "Turtle" Golden from 94WIP joins the show and talks about his disdain for Bayley not being called up to the Continue Reading
The WWE Draft is approaching and Nick and Vaughn predict what could come of it. WWE hasn't mentioned much of the rules or what to expect, so the guys give their take on what could happen. They also play John Cena's opening monologue from the ESPYS, which was awesome. Listen to it. They talk a little about Dario Saric signing Continue Reading
This week, Brian Isley joins the show again as the guys review Brock Lesnar's UFC 200 appearance against Mark Hunt and talk about what his big win means for not only WWE moving forward, but UFC as well. The guys also shout out Philly's own Eddie Alvarez for winning the UFC Lightweight Championship. It's July Madness! The guys run down Continue Reading
This week, Nick and Vaughn discuss patriotic wrestling figures throughout history to begin the July 4th celebration weekend. They then discuss Roman Reigns and whether keeping him in the Battleground main event even though he's been suspended is a good thing. Brock Lesnar talked about fighting in UFC and not caring about what his WWE fans think or even what Continue Reading
This week, Brian Isley joins the show again as he gives us a rundown of #DeadWrong and talk a bit about the Roman Reigns suspension for 30 days for his first wellness policy violation. The guys then talk about the WWE possibly bringing back old PPV names for shows after the brand extension. Then Nick and Vaughn sort of kind Continue Reading
This week, the guys are joined in studio by Paulsboro's own Anthony Bennett. Bennett will be competing in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic on the WWE Network in July. Bennett talks about his road to the Cruiserweight Classic and starting in the Monster Factory, being a part of Paulsboro's wrestling team, his support system and what to expect from him in Continue Reading
This week, Brian Isley joins the show one day ahead of his live special #DeadWrong in Atlantic City Saturday night. We talk about that as well as NXT TakeOver: The End from this pastWednesday night when Samoa Joe and Finn Balor ended their feud in a steel cage. They run down the rest of the card as well. Nick and Continue Reading
This week, the guys are joined by Brian Isley and Maleek Brown-Kwubiri and talk more about AJ Styles' heel turn on John Cena and the upcoming match between the two at Money in the Bank. St. Louis' own Mark Bland also joins the show and talks about the brand split with the guys. Then they go over NXT TakeOver: The Continue Reading
This week, the guys are joined by Nick Kayal to talk about WWE's brand extension v. 2.0. The guys run down their rankings and Kayal provides a mock draft as we talk about what talents will benefit from the brand split. They also talk about Cody Rhodes and Adam Rose being released and NXT's next TakeOver special, titled, "The End." Continue Reading
This week, the guys are joined by Brian Isley as they preview Extreme Rules. But first, the guys talk about old wrestling PPV names which delves into a conversation about LiveWire... again. Nick also explains what he watches on Netflix, much to the chagrin of everyone. The guys also talk about what movie featuring a wrestler is the best movie. Continue Reading
This week, the guys return to the Wildfire Radio studios and are joined by Bill Matz and Eric "Turtle" Golden as we run down our draft from Episode 39 . Who won the Twitter poll? We talk about it. We also hit on the happenings from Raw this past week and look forward to Extreme Rules. Dana Brooke debuted. What does that Continue Reading
This week, the guys visit the WIP studios with Eric "Turtle" Golden to talk about the WWE releases handed down. They also talk about the angle between AJ Styles and Roman Reigns and the additions of Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson and The Usos to the storyline. Then, the guys draft 20 WWE superstars each to see who has the best Continue Reading
This week, the guys preview Payback, which airs Sunday, May 1st. Will there be a big angle to close the show? Will AJ Styles walk away with the title? The guys talk about it! The guys also talk about Eric Young's debut in NXT and if the developmental brand is becoming more about the TNA stars than the young guys? Continue Reading
This week, the guys talk about the sudden death of Chyna, aka Joanie Laurer. Her greatest memories in the ring for WWF/E are relived and the guys talk about how much she really did for women in wrestling and how overlooked it was back then. Then, the focus moves to Samoa Joe and his surprising win against Finn Balor to Continue Reading