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The best and worst of pro wrestling covered weekly by Nick Piccone (PhillyVoice.com, PhillyInfluencer.com) and Vaughn Johnson (formerly of Inquirer.com). Since 2015, the duo has produced compelling, unique, and entertaining weekly episodes along with special exclusive content on Patreon ... Live commentary specials before they were cool, deep dives into career retrospectives, high profile guests, current product analysis, and much more ... Become a patron at patreon.com/shootersradio

The best and worst of pro wrestling covered weekly by Nick Piccone (PhillyVoice.com, PhillyInfluencer.com) and Vaughn Johnson (formerly of Inquirer.com). Since 2015, the duo has produced compelling, unique, and entertaining weekly episodes along with special exclusive content on Patreon ... Live commentary specials before they were cool, deep dives into career retrospectives, high profile guests, current product analysis, and much more ... Become a patron at patreon.com/shootersradio

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The best and worst of pro wrestling covered weekly by Nick Piccone (PhillyVoice.com, PhillyInfluencer.com) and Vaughn Johnson (formerly of Inquirer.com). Since 2015, the duo has produced compelling, unique, and entertaining weekly episodes along with special exclusive content on Patreon ... Live commentary specials before they were cool, deep dives into career retrospectives, high profile guests, current product analysis, and much more ... Become a patron at patreon.com/shootersradio

Twitter:

@nickpiccone

Language:

English

Contact:

856-625-1190


Episodes

287: WWF King of the Ring '96 Deep Dive

6/11/2021
On June 23, 1996, the World Wrestling Federation invaded the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for their annual King of the Ring pay-per-view. This would be the first year where only semifinals and the finals took place on the actual pay-per-view, with more stacked matches than ever before. It certainly was, to date, the greatest WWF King of the Ring card ever: King of the Ring Semifinal:King of the Ring Semifinal:WWF Tag Team Championships:WWF Intercontinental Championship:King of the...

Duration:03:38:38

286: WWE Vengeance '05 Deep Dive | PATREON REQUEST

6/3/2021
It's a Patreon request! That's right ... you can become a Patron and request your own deep dives for $2/month! patreon.com/shootersradio. This week, we dive deep into Vengeance 2005, but not before covering the latest round of WWE cuts. What is going on here? The following people were released: Why? Is WWE cutting costs to prepare for an eventual sale? We talk about it. At the 48:35 mark, we dive deep into WWE Vengeance 2005! The card: • WWE Intercontinental Championship: Carlito (c)...

Duration:03:45:05

285: WCW Slamboree '97 Deep Dive

5/27/2021
A severe storm and a Sixers playoff game couldn't keep us from recording this week, and it's a good thing. Another great episode was had as Nick and Vaughn dove deep into WCW's May pay-per-view from 1997, Slamboree. There was an NFL invasion of sorts, as football greats Steve "Mongo" McMichael, Kevin Greene, and Reggie White all danced inside the squared circle at this event on May 18, 1997, live from the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina ... aka Horsemen Country. This would...

Duration:03:06:13

284: WWF In Your House: Beware of Dog 1 & 2 Deep Dive

5/20/2021
Busy week. First, we discuss NXT's releases, highlighted by conspiracy theorist Drake Wuertz's dismissal. We discuss what led to his specific release, the release of other talent, and more. At the 25:50 mark, we start discussing AEW heading to TBS in January 2022, and the introduction of a new one-hour TV program called "Rampage." At the 44:00 mark, we pay our respects to Jerome Young, aka New Jack, who passed away last week. At the 1:01:05 mark, we take a deep dive into WWF's In Your...

Duration:02:46:31

234: WWF In Your House 1 Live Commentary | SHOOTERS CLASSIC (5/15/20)

5/17/2021
SHOOTERS CLASSIC! Becky Lynch is pregnant! We found out on Monday night's edition of Raw that "The Man" is going to become "The Mom"! Our congratulations to both Lynch and Seth Rollins on the exciting announcement. While Lynch is preparing for motherhood, WWE decided to give Asuka the Raw Women's Championship, as the Money in the Bank briefcase she won on Sunday night was actually the championship itself. The segment at the beginning of Raw was heartwarming. From there, we discuss Mike...

Duration:01:35:12

Nick Piccone on Fox Sports The Gambler: WrestleMania Backlash Prop Bets, Remembering New Jack

5/15/2021
Nick Piccone joined The Line Change with Jon Jansen on Fox Sports The Gambler Friday night to discuss the passing of New Jack, and WrestleMania Backlash prop bets. -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms: [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive...

Duration:00:16:00

283: ECW Wrestlepalooza '98 Deep Dive

5/13/2021
The guys dive deep into Extreme Championship Wrestling's Wrestlepalooza '98, which took place May 3, 1998 at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta, Georgia. Shane Douglas would wrestle with four separate fractures, but that doesn't mean the match was good. New Jack just flies everywhere. RVD and Sabu had a great botchfest. The pay-per-view was great! We also include the unedited audio of Douglas' shoot promo before Taz comes out to confront him. It was... wild. The card: • The bWo...

Duration:01:57:29

94: The Rock vs. Triple H at Backlash 2000 Live Commentary | SHOOTERS CLASSIC (5/19/17)

5/10/2021
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 Rock with Shane McMahon as the special guest referee and a big return from Stone Cold Steve Austin. Originally...

Duration:01:03:08

282: AEW Dynamite: Blood & Guts Live Commentary

5/6/2021
This week, we live commentate a very special episode of AEW Dynamite: Blood & Guts. Not just the main event, but the entire show. Blood & Guts Match: The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Sammy Guevara, Santana and Ortiz) vs. The Pinnacle (MJF, Wardlow, Shawn Spears, Cash Wheeler, and Dax Harwood) w/ Tully Blanchard. -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms: [Apple Podcasts]...

Duration:02:14:34

281: 'You Cannot Kill David Arquette' Deep Dive

4/29/2021
You Cannot Kill David Arquette was released in 2020 on Hulu, and the documentary covered Arquette's foray back into wrestling after his acting career stalled. The guys take a deep dive into this documentary and talk about how unfair it is that some wrestling fans blame David Arquette himself for the death of wrestling. -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms: [Apple Podcasts] [Google...

Duration:01:54:02

280: Ranking the Greatest WrestleMania Entrance Stages/Sets of All-Time

4/15/2021
This week, Nick and Vaughn give their quick WrestleMania 37 thoughts before ranking the greatest WrestleMania stages/entrance sets of all-time. -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms: [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content:...

Duration:02:06:08

WrestleMania 37 Roundtable Preview on Fox Sports The Gambler (4/9/21)

4/9/2021
Nick Piccone and Vaughn Johnson join Fox Sports The Gambler with Jon Jansen and Jason Fanelli for an hour-long roundtable preview. Favorite Mania moments and matches, and previewing Nights 1 and 2 of WrestleMania 37. -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms: [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Radio.com] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM]...

Duration:01:03:35

279: WWF WrestleMania X Deep Dive

4/8/2021
Daniel St. Germain (@DSGermain) joins the first segment to discuss the upcoming roast of Hulk Hogan! Couldn't have come at a better time. Follow them at (@WrestleRoasts). Dan also discusses his love for wrestling, more about WrestleRoasts, WrestleMania this weekend, and more. In the second segment, Nick and Vaughn take a deep dive into WrestleMania X, which is possibly one of the more underappreciated WrestleManias of all-time. The guys discuss the classic opening match, the random...

Duration:03:32:02

278: WWF WrestleMania XV Deep Dive w/ The Blue Meanie

4/1/2021
To date, it's been the only WrestleMania to take place in the City of Brotherly Love, and this week, we have our very special guest The Blue Meanie to take the deep dive with us into WrestleMania XV! Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock headline what may not have been the greatest WrestleMania ever, but there's certainly no shortage of stories to come out of the March 28, 1999 pay-per-view from the First Union Center. ECW icon and WWF superstar The Blue Meanie joins the guys as we take not...

Duration:02:12:08

192: ECW Barely Legal Deep Dive w/ The Blue Meanie | SHOOTERS CLASSIC (4/11/19)

3/25/2021
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 Legal pay-per-view, Meanie takes us behind-the-scenes and details what it was like having that promotion on WWF television and the...

Duration:02:01:24

277: WWE WrestleMania 33 Deep Dive | PATREON REQUEST

3/19/2021
Join us on the Ultimate Thrill Ride as we take a deep dive into WrestleMania 33 from Orlando's Citrus Bowl! April 2, 2017 saw what was perhaps the best aesthetically-pleasing WrestleMania to date. The set looked spectacular, the colors were vibrant, the weather was perfect, and WWE settled down in Orlando, Florida's Citrus Bowl for another edition of WrestleMania. The builds to these matches were pretty good, but some of the in-ring work was less than stellar. Join us as we take a deep dive...

Duration:02:37:49

33: The Best WrestleMania of All-Time Bracket | SHOOTERS CLASSIC (3/25/16)

3/16/2021
Recorded on March 25, 2016. This week, the guys talk about their experience at Monday Night Raw this past week in Philly. Spoiler alert: it wasn't good at all. Brian Isley of The Brian Isley Show joins the show as we discuss the best WrestleMania of all-time in bracket form. They go in-depth on some of the best WrestleManias ever and the ending causes quite a controversy. Why? You'll have to tune in to find out. -- Follow us on Twitter [@nickpiccone] [@VaughnMJohnson]...

Duration:01:15:25

276: WWE WrestleMania 30 Deep Dive

3/12/2021
This week, the guys deep dive into what Nick thinks is the greatest WrestleMania of all-time. In 2014, WWE backed into a great show with a great story heading into it in Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H. It paid off beautifully in the end. Unfortunately, that wouldn't last, but it doesn't take away from the fact that for the first time in a very, very long time - WWE did the right thing! Join us as we deep dive into all the happenings of WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans, discuss the advent of the...

Duration:04:40:22

275: WWE WrestleMania 29 Deep Dive

3/4/2021
WWE brought WrestleMania to MetLife Stadium for the first time in 2013, and Vaughn Johnson and Nick Piccone were there to see it live in-person. The WrestleMania experience is always a bucket list item for any wrestling fan, and the guys discuss their journey to WrestleMania and how being there live affected their feelings looking back at the event while watching it on the WWE Network for this podcast. They certainly cover the good, the bad, and the downright ugly of the event. BUT FIRST,...

Duration:04:45:15

Cody Rhodes' AEW Revolution Conference Call 03-03-2021

3/3/2021
Cody Rhodes discusses the upcoming AEW Revolution pay-per-view with the media. March 3, 2021.

Duration:00:47:46