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Hosted by Ryan Droste (ComicBook.com, CBS), Kyle Ross, and Justin Joynt, Top Rope Nation is a pro wrestling podcast focusing on the latest in WWE and AEW, while also deep-diving into historical topics from the past. The show brings a fan's perspective while also engaging in high level analysis, insider news, and interviews with past and current wrestlers.

Hosted by Ryan Droste (ComicBook.com, CBS), Kyle Ross, and Justin Joynt, Top Rope Nation is a pro wrestling podcast focusing on the latest in WWE and AEW, while also deep-diving into historical topics from the past. The show brings a fan's perspective while also engaging in high level analysis, insider news, and interviews with past and current wrestlers.

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United States

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Hosted by Ryan Droste (ComicBook.com, CBS), Kyle Ross, and Justin Joynt, Top Rope Nation is a pro wrestling podcast focusing on the latest in WWE and AEW, while also deep-diving into historical topics from the past. The show brings a fan's perspective while also engaging in high level analysis, insider news, and interviews with past and current wrestlers.

Language:

English


Episodes

WCW Clash of The Champions Retrospective

9/24/2020
The band is back together! Ryan, Kyle, and Justin are all on the line to talk WCW/NWA Clash of the Champions. With WWE Clash of Champions on the horizon this weekend, we thought this was a great opportunity to go back in time and talk about some of the best moments from the original Clash events. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for...

Duration:01:04:49

The Week In Wrestling: Matt Riddle, Ricochet, and More

9/21/2020
After taking Thursday off, Ryan and Kyle are back to talk about a wild week in wrestling. Is Ricochet actually on his way out of WWE? What's happening with Matt Riddle? Plus thoughts on SmackDown, Dynamite, and a lot more fun. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation...

Duration:01:04:55

Classics: WWE This Tuesday In Texas

9/14/2020
On this week's special edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' we go back in time and look at WWE This Tuesday In Texas from 1991. We examine the full show, and also talk a lot about the context of the event itself and where WWE creative was at in 1991. This show is a sometimes overlooked gem that includes some of Randy Savage and Jake Roberts' best work. 'Top Rope Nation Classics' is a bonus podcast we do exclusively for our supporters on Patreon. Presented here on our main feed is a...

Duration:00:10:12

Rusev Arrives In AEW, More WWE Controversy

9/10/2020
It was a big Wednesday night on AEW Dynamite as former WWE star Rusev, now known simply as Miro, arrived in the company. We break down his arrival, how WWE dropped the ball with him, and more. Plus, we got more clarity on Kenny Omega and Adam Page's situation, as well as how the Young Bucks fit in. We also discuss WWE's controversial situation with directing talent's use of third party social networks and discuss Finn Balor's NXT Championship victory over Adam Cole. We close the show with...

Duration:00:43:10

AEW All Out 2020 Review, Matt Hardy Controversy

9/7/2020
AEW All Out 2020 was a marathon night of wrestling - 5 hours from pre-show to the end of the main event. We're here to break it all down for you. What was good? What was bad? We've got the answers! Plus, we look at the controversy coming out of the Matt Hardy vs. Sammy Guevara match where Hardy suffered a legitimate concussion...and the bout continued. We react in real time as Tony Khan addressed the situation with the media as we were recording. Special guests and Patrons of the show Tim...

Duration:01:23:19

NXT Possibly Moving To Tuesdays, AEW All Out Final Build

9/3/2020
It's a show full of current events. We start by breaking down the final build to AEW All Out this Saturday night. Then, we discuss the rumor that WWE NXT could be headed for Tuesday nights permanently. We also look at the shocking news that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, his wife, and two daughters all contacted COVID-19. We close the show by bringing back the mailbag segment. Two questions this week centered on Iron Man Matches, as well as Steve Austin's ill-advised heel turn from 2001. Have...

Duration:00:47:48

WWE Payback 2020 Review, Roman Shall Reign

8/31/2020
Roman Reigns captured the WWE Universal Championship once again at WWE Payback 2020 on Sunday evening, and Ryan and Kyle are here with their full WWE Payback review and analysis. We break down the full show, from Roman's (heel?) glory, to Sasha Banks and Bayley dropping the tag straps, to Big E's continued success, a big victory for Keith Lee over Randy Orton, and a whole lot more. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air,...

Duration:01:06:24

Marek Brave on His Career, Seth Rollins, Black and Brave Wrestling Academy

8/27/2020
We have a special interview for you on the show this week as Ryan sits down with Marek Brave, co-owner and head trainer of the Black and Brave Wrestling Academy (alongside WWE's Seth Rollins). Marek talks about his longtime friendship with Rollins, how they met at the age of 16, their early days on the independent circuit together, an untold story about Seth's first concussion in wrestling, how their wrestling academy came about, and a whole lot more. And of course, we discuss Marek's...

Duration:01:09:55

WWE SummerSlam 2020 Review, Roman Reigns Returns

8/24/2020
WWE SummerSlam 2020 is in the books and Roman Reigns is back! We're here to break down the show for you. What worked? What didn't work? Join Ryan, Justin, and guest host Kyle Ryan as they break it all down. Dominick Mysterio impresses in his debut against Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre retains against Randy Orton, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville settled their feud (for now), Asuka had great matches with both Sasha Banks and Bayley, and The Fiend and Braun Strowman did stuff. Then Roman came out...

Duration:00:59:50

WWE SummerSlam Preview, Renee Young Leaving WWE

8/20/2020
It's time to preview the 2020 edition of WWE SummerSlam. Ryan and Kyle check-in and discuss each match on the card, as well as where WWE is at right now creatively. Plus, we discuss the news that Renee Young is leaving WWE and also talk a little bit about this Saturday's NXT TakeOver XXX event. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Big thanks to our sponsors Manscaped. Check out...

Duration:01:14:13

WWE SummerSlam's Greatest Matches (Fantasy Draft Style)

8/17/2020
It is WWE SummerSlam week, and we're looking back at the history of SummerSlam with another fantasy draft! Join us as we count down the greatest matches in the history of the PPV. Ryan, Kyle, and Justin are joined by Liam O'Rourke, good friend of the pod and author of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter's 2017 "Wrestling Book Of The Year" (Crazy Like A Fox: The Definitive Chronicle of Brian Pillman 20 Years Later). Liam also hosts Squared Circle Gazette Radio. Have a question for the show?...

Duration:01:52:47

How Modern WWE Compares To The Attitude Era

8/13/2020
Seth Rollins made some headlines this week when he said that his "Eye for An Eye Match" with Rey Mysterio wouldn't have been scrutinized during the Attitude Era. We thought this would be a great opportunity to discuss: how does the modern WWE compare to the Attitude Era, and is Seth Rollins correct? We also look at longterm storytelling with today's wrestling audience. Do modern crowds truly have too short of an attention span for long-lasting storylines? Plus, we lost a legend in the...

Duration:00:50:28

Shawn Michaels vs. Hulk Hogan at SummerSlam 2005 - A Retrospective

8/10/2020
With the 15 year anniversary of this famous match approaching, today we're looking back at Hulk Hogan vs. Shawn Michaels from WWE SummerSlam 2005 in Washington, D.C. This match was the only time that Michaels and Hogan faced off in a singles match in their respective careers. The bout is filled with controversy, both behind the scenes and in front of the television cameras. We dive into it all! This is the definitive story of Michaels vs. Hogan at SummerSlam 2005. Have a question for the...

Duration:01:01:38

WWE Tries A New Direction, The Real Legacy of SummerSlam 92

8/6/2020
Kyle is back and he and Ryan catch you up on this week in wrestling. WWE Raw Underground, WWE's new "Retribution" stable, and Marty Jannetty confesses to a murder?! Plus, an interesting talk about WWE's SummerSlam 1992 and how it changed the way the business draws to this very day. We close things out with a couple of thought provoking mailbag questions. One asks about bias when it comes AEW vs. NXT, and the other question asks us to take a stance on WWE's use of authority figures over the...

Duration:01:05:06

WWE Stars Moving To AEW: The Good and the Bad

8/3/2020
We've got another collabo-pod for you this week as Ryan joins Garrett Gonzales of The Fight Game Podcast. Ryan and Garrett discuss AEW's successes (and misses) when it comes to using former WWE stars as part of their company. What has made a good crossover, and who should have AEW maybe looked the other way on? We also talk about Cody Rhodes bringing in independent stars for his TNT Championship "Open Challenge" and whether that's been a success or not. Plus, Garrett interviews Ryan about...

Duration:00:56:14

The Mega Podders Unite To Talk Wednesday Night Wrestling

7/30/2020
We've got a collabo-pod for you this week as we united with BJ Cruz and Jeremy Los from the Two Jabronis With A Wrestling Podcast show to talk this week's Wednesday Night Wars! We break down AEW Dynamite and NXT, including Matt Cardona's big AEW debut, why this show didn't deliver as we were expecting, a surprising result on NXT, and more. Plus, we talk Adam Cole's storyline with Pat McAfee and Kairi Sane's exit from WWE. Have a question for the show? The mailbag segment will make its...

Duration:00:54:35

WWE's Worst PPV Events, The Live Crowd Effect

7/27/2020
Last week's WWE Extreme Rules PPV show got us thinking - what are the worst WWE PPV events in history? So decided to hit record and talk about it. Then, we talk about the return of live wrestling crowds in North America (whenever that may be). Will that helps the current downward trajectory of WWE's product? We have a lively discussion on this as well. Have a question for the show? The mailbag segment will be back on Thursday. Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read...

Duration:00:38:24

AEW Gives Us Strength, Slammiversary Tops WWE

7/23/2020
AEW Dynamite this week was one of the very best in the history of the promotion. We discuss the show and contract that with what we saw from WWE at Extreme Rules this past Sunday. Plus, a little talk about Impact Wrestling's Slammiversary PPV event. Plus, we've got a thought provoking mailbag question on our biggest wrestling regrets. Have a question for the show? Send it in to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on...

Duration:00:57:20

Mailbag Show (Title Belts, NJPW, World Champs, Extreme Matches, more)

7/20/2020
Today's show is completely directed by you, the listener! We dip into the mailbag and answer your questions on a wide range of topics. They include: championship belts, the show's history, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Bruce Prichard, best wrestlers never to be world champion, and the best hardcore/extreme matches in WWE history. Have a question for the show? Send it in to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and...

Duration:00:32:46

AEW Fight For The Fallen Review, WWE Extreme Rules Picks

7/16/2020
AEW presented another PPV style edition of Dynamite this week with Fight For The Fallen. Ryan, Kyle, and Justin check-in with their full review of the show. Plus, we're talking WWE Extreme Rules and making our picks for this Sunday's PPV show. Finally, we've got a couple mailbag questions. Have a question for the show? Send it in to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support...

Duration:00:52:36