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We record weekly, so episodes will be updated consistently.

We record weekly, so episodes will be updated consistently.
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United States

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We record weekly, so episodes will be updated consistently.

Twitter:

@nickpiccone

Language:

English

Contact:

856-625-1190


Episodes

199 | WWE’s Reliance on Aging Superstars | 06/13/19

6/14/2019
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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.

Duration:01:08:08

198 | Reaction to DOUBLE OR NOTHING, Jon Moxley on Talk Is Jericho, NXT TakeOver XXV | 05/31/19

5/31/2019
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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...

Duration:01:22:22

197 | AEW Double or Nothing Preview; Brock Lesnar as Mr. MITB; 24/7 Title | 05/24/19

5/24/2019
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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...

Duration:01:11:04

196 | AEW on TNT; RIP Ashley Massaro; MITB Preview | 05/16/19

5/17/2019
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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.

Duration:01:06:34

195 | WWE’s creatively bankrupt, Lio Rush, Lars Sullivan | 05/08/19

5/9/2019
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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...

Duration:01:13:10

194 | Better WWE PPV Names, Goldberg/Lesnar/Taker set for Saudi Arabia, Jon Moxley’s Back | 05/01/19

5/2/2019
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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,...

Duration:01:09:23

193 | The WWE Superstar Shake-Up and in-depth WWE Ratings Discussion | 04/24/19

4/25/2019
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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.

Duration:01:06:01

192 | ECW Barely Legal Anniversary Show with The Blue Meanie | 04/11/19

4/12/2019
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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.

Duration:01:59:25

191 | What’s The Deal With The WWE Brand Split? | 04/10/19

4/11/2019
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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.

Duration:01:10:46

190 | WrestleMania 35 Preview, JR to AEW and More | 04/04/19

4/4/2019
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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.

Duration:01:57:23

189 | KOFIMANIA! Charlotte Flair Back on Top, Women’s WM Match History | 03/27/19

3/28/2019
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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...

Duration:01:11:40

188 | Not Quite Yet KofiMania, Angle’s Last Match, UFC PPVs on ESPN+ and More | 03/21/19

3/21/2019
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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...

Duration:01:10:08

187 | Fastlane preview; RIP King Kong Bundy; JR Leaving WWE | 03/07/19

3/8/2019
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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.

Duration:01:04:37

186 | What Is Going On In WWE? | 02/28/19

3/1/2019
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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.

Duration:00:54:56

185 | In-Depth Look at the History of NXT Call-Ups | 02/20/19

2/21/2019
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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.

Duration:01:32:46

184 | Lynch out, Flair in; EC preview; Jay White IWGP Champ; AEW Sells Out | 02/13/19

2/14/2019
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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...

Duration:01:05:11

183 | Does Charlotte Flair fit into Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey? | 02/06/19

2/7/2019
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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.

Duration:01:14:15

182 | Dean Ambrose Leaving WWE, Daniel Bryan’s New Belt, WrestleMania Matches and More | 01/30/19

1/31/2019
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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.

Duration:01:09:56

181 | 2019 Royal Rumble Preview | 01/23/19

1/24/2019
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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.

Duration:01:05:15

180 | Bálor vs. Lesnar, Women’s Tag Titles at EC, Biggest Royal Rumble Surprises | 01/16/19

1/17/2019
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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...

Duration:01:16:17