The Straight Shooters

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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And call in every week -  856-457-8660. The lines are always open!


 

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This week, the studio is packed with some Straight Shooters All-Stars as Nick, Vaughn and Brian are joined by Bill Matz and Sawyer for some ridiculous conversation. We hit on a few wrestling topics and then ... well, other stuff. Tweet Us: @ShootersRadio Like us on Facebook Rate and review us on iTunes and follow us on Stitcher.

The post Ep 100 | Zero to 100 | 06/30/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

Author: Jeremy Gardner
Posted: July 1, 2017, 12:17 am

This week, Larry Dallas of SiriusXM Busted Open Radio joins the guys as they discuss the biggest missed opportunities in pro wrestling history. With the ending of last Sunday's women's Money in the Bank pay-per-view being a missed opportunity, Nick, Vaughn and Larry discuss their thoughts on the match and list their biggest missed opportunities in wrestling. Tweet Us: @ShootersRadio Continue Reading

The post Ep 99 | Biggest Missed Opportunities in Wrestling | 06/23/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

Author: Jeremy Gardner
Posted: June 24, 2017, 12:16 am

This week, the guys discuss Money in the Bank and give their predictions of the event. Then they discuss their favorite ladder matches in history. Tweet Us: @ShootersRadio Like us on Facebook Rate and review us on iTunes and follow us on Stitcher.

The post Ep 98 | Money in the Bank, Favorite Ladder Matches | 06/16/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

Author: Jeremy Gardner
Posted: June 17, 2017, 12:26 am

This week, Nick and Vaughn are joined by Kate Foray, publisher of the Raw Breakdown Project that highlights how WWE uses their women's roster every week on television. Kate tells us about her work and what her hypotheses are in regards to the research she's compiling and has been for the last couple of years. Kate also joins our discussion Continue Reading

The post Ep 97 | State of Women’s Wrestling | 06/09/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

Author: Jeremy Gardner
Posted: June 10, 2017, 12:19 am

This week, the guys are joined by Derek Badichek as they preview Sunday's WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view from the Raw brand. For the discussion portion of the show, the guys list the stars of wrestling currently not in WWE that they would like to see in WWE. Tweet Us: @ShootersRadio Like us on Facebook Rate and review us on iTunes Continue Reading

The post Ep 96 | Who We Want to See in WWE | 06/02/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

Author: Jeremy Gardner
Posted: June 3, 2017, 12:22 am

This week, Nick, Vaughn, and Brian are joined by Sawyer once again as the guys discuss their least favorite World Champions in recent wrestling history. We're talking WWF/WWE, WCW, ECW, Impact Wrestling and other promotions whose champions became our lease favorite as time has passed. Tweet Us: @ShootersRadio Like us on Facebook Rate and review us on iTunes and follow Continue Reading

The post Ep 95 | Least Favorite World Champions | 05/26/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

Author: Jeremy Gardner
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:20 am

This week, Brian Isley and Derek Badichek join Nick and Vaughn once again as the guys preview Sunday's Backlash pay-per-view highlighted by Randy Orton defending the WWE Championship against Jinder Mahal and AJ Styles vying for Kevin Owens' United States Championship. Then, the guys live commentate the main event of Backlash 2000 with Triple H defending his championship against The Continue Reading

The post Ep 94 | Live commentary of The Rock/HHH at Backlash 2000 | 05/19/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: May 19, 2017, 11:30 pm

This week, Brian Isley joins Nick and Vaughn again as he gloats over his Twitter poll win saying he drafted the best roster during episode 91. Then the guys go over the Ring of Honor cards for the weekend in NYC and Philly and give their thoughts. The discussion topic of the episode is what we think are the best Continue Reading

The post Ep 93 | The Best Years in Wrestling | 05/12/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: May 12, 2017, 11:39 pm

This week, the guys lament how they possibly could've lost to Brian Isley in fan voting for our second annual draft. They analyze the draft picks and decide that ultimately, their listeners are against them. They also talk about the latest topics in the world of wrestling, so tune in and join the conversation! Tweet Us: @ShootersRadio Like us on Continue Reading

The post Ep 92 | Draft Recap v. 2.0 | 05/05/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: May 5, 2017, 11:29 pm

This week, the guys draft their own rosters for a second time as we give it up to the listeners to decide whose roster wins out. Brian Isley's got first pick, then Nick, then Vaughn. Vaughn's friend Sawyer was in the house to make sure everything went down smoothly. Tweet Us: @ShootersRadio Like us on Facebook Rate and review us Continue Reading

The post Ep 91 | WWE Draft Version 2.0 | 04/28/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: April 29, 2017, 12:38 am

This week, the guys talk about the most random pushes in WWE on the heels of Jinder Mahal becoming the #1 contender to Randy Orton's WWE Championship. The guys list some of their most random picks, for better or worse. Tweet Us: @ShootersRadio Like us on Facebook Rate and review us on iTunes and follow us on Stitcher.

The post Ep 90 | Don’t Hinder Jinder | 04/21/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: April 22, 2017, 12:17 am

This week, Brian Isley is back with Nick and Vaughn as the trio discusses the latest hot topic in pro wrestling - bullying in the WWE. The guys talk about their past experiences with bullying and discuss the nature of bullying in WWE in 2017. Tweet Us: @ShootersRadio Like us on Facebook Rate and review us on iTunes and follow Continue Reading

The post Ep 89 | WWE and Bullying | 04/14/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: April 15, 2017, 12:21 am

This week, the guys talk about their thoughts on WrestleMania 33 and the fallout on Raw and SmackDown including the returns and NXT call-ups. Eric "Turtle" Golden Commissioner Gordon of 94WIP then joins the show as we discuss the upcoming "Superstar Shake-Up" and give our takes on what wrestlers could land where. Tweet Us: @ShootersRadio Like us on Facebook Rate Continue Reading

The post Ep 88 | The WWE Superstar Shake-Up | 04/07/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: April 7, 2017, 11:19 pm

WrestleMania 33 is two days away and we've got Nick, Vaughn and Derek Badichek in studio, joined by Brian Isley on the phone to discuss our thoughts on WrestleMania 33. What are our predictions? Press play and find out! Tweet Us: @ShootersRadio Like us on Facebook Rate and review us on iTunes and follow us on Stitcher.

The post Ep 87 | WrestleMania 33 Discussion | 03/31/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: April 1, 2017, 12:39 am

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.

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Posted: March 25, 2017, 12:24 am

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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Posted: March 17, 2017, 11:15 pm

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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Posted: March 11, 2017, 1:20 am

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

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Posted: March 4, 2017, 1:21 am

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.

The post Ep 82 | WrestleMania Recall Part I | 02/24/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: February 25, 2017, 1:48 am

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.

The post Ep 81 | Live Event Experiences Part II | 02/17/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: February 18, 2017, 1:34 am

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

The post Ep 80 | Elimination Chamber Preview, Live Event Memories | 02/10/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: February 11, 2017, 1:25 am

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

The post Ep 79 | That Was the XFL | 02/03/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: February 4, 2017, 1:50 am

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

The post Ep 78 | 2017 Royal Rumble preview w/ Rassle Rock | 01/27/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: January 28, 2017, 1:45 am

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

The post Ep 77 | Jim Ross talks the Rumble, Angle, Snuka & more | 01/20/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:38 am

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

The post Ep 76 | The 1997 Royal Rumble Live Commentary | 01/13/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: January 14, 2017, 1:28 am

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

The post Ep 75 | Return of The Mack | 01/06/17 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: January 7, 2017, 1:11 am

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

The post Ep 74 | What to Look Forward to in 2017 | 12/30/16 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: December 31, 2016, 2:12 am

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.

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Posted: December 24, 2016, 1:48 am

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.

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Posted: December 17, 2016, 12:51 am

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.

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Posted: December 10, 2016, 12:48 am

Straight Shooters only on Wildfire RadioThis week, the guys preview Sunday's TLC PPV and talk about chants in wrestling. Subscribe to us on iTunes and follow us on Stitcher

The post The Straight Shooters – Episode 70 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: December 3, 2016, 12:47 am

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!

The post The Straight Shooters – Episode 69 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.

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Posted: November 26, 2016, 12:24 am

This week, the guys are joined by Rassle Rock Radio's Rick Connor and Matt Flowers to preview this year's Survivor Series.

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Posted: November 19, 2016, 1:45 am

Straight Shooters only on Wildfire RadioThis 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

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Posted: November 12, 2016, 12:39 am

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

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Posted: November 6, 2016, 11:35 pm

Straight Shooters only on Wildfire RadioThis 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

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Posted: October 28, 2016, 11:31 pm

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.

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Posted: October 23, 2016, 10:43 pm

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

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Posted: October 16, 2016, 11:43 pm

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

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Posted: October 7, 2016, 11:33 pm

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

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Posted: September 30, 2016, 11:23 pm

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.

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Posted: September 24, 2016, 12:47 am

Straight Shooters only on Wildfire RadioThis 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

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Posted: September 18, 2016, 12:28 am

Straight Shooters only on Wildfire RadioThis 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

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Posted: September 9, 2016, 11:16 pm

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

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Posted: September 2, 2016, 10:30 pm

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

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Posted: August 26, 2016, 10:45 pm

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

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Posted: August 19, 2016, 10:39 pm

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

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Posted: August 12, 2016, 10:42 pm

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

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Posted: August 5, 2016, 10:32 pm

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

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Posted: July 29, 2016, 10:32 pm

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.

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Posted: July 25, 2016, 2:31 am