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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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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

Keith Lee's Big Night For NXT, AEW Fyter Fest Delivers Again

7/9/2020
Night two of AEW Fyter Fest and NXT Great American Bash is in the books! Ryan, Justin, and Kyle check-in to review another exciting Wednesday night of pro wrestling. Who won the night? What was the match of the night? We break it all down for you. We had an eight-man tag that is already the talk of the wrestling world, Keith Lee now possessing both of NXT's top men's singles championships, and a whole lot more. Plus, the mailbag segment! Have a question for the show? Email us and if we...

Duration:00:57:42

Classics: WWE King of the Ring 1993

7/6/2020
On this week's special edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' we go back in time and look at WWE King of the Ring 1993. We examine the full show (aka The Bret Hart Show), and also talk a lot about the context of the event itself and all of the backstage drama that was going on as it relates to the WWE Championship between Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Vince McMahon, and Yokozuna. 'Top Rope Nation Classics' is a bonus podcast we do exclusively for our supporters on Patreon. Presented here on our...

Duration:00:19:54

AEW Fyter Fest vs. NXT Great American Bash Night One Review

7/2/2020
Night one of AEW Fyter Fest and NXT Great American Bash is in the books! Ryan and Kyle check-in to review an exciting Wednesday night of pro wrestling. Who won the night? What was the match of the night? We break it all down for you. We're talking Sasha Banks vs. Io Shirai, Cody Rhodes' t-shirt that took a shot at WWE, Penelope Ford's coming out party, Taz's excellent promo, two hot opening matches, Chris Jericho on commentary, and a whole lot more. Plus, at the end of the broadcast we...

Duration:01:07:45

The Undertaker's Greatest Matches (Fantasy Draft Style)

6/29/2020
The Undertaker has retired from WWE (for now), as revealed on the final episode of The Last Ride. We thought this would be as good of a time as any to look back at The Undertaker's career and rank his greatest matches. We go through four rounds, fantasy sports style, and draft the best matches in the career of the "Dead Man," with some commentary along the way. A really fun show looking back on the career of one of the greatest of all time. We're joined on the show this week by Alfred...

Duration:01:10:45

WWE Hit Hard By COVID-19 Pandemic, 'The Last Ride' Review

6/25/2020
Wednesday brought news that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit WWE hard, with multiple talents now testing positive (including Renee Young). How will their own cases, Florida's dire situation, and new laws in the northeast affect WWE (and AEW) moving forward? We discuss. Plus, we have some thoughts on the #SpeakingOut movement that has rocked the wrestling world over the last week, as well as our thoughts on the conclusion of The Undertaker's WWE Network documentary series, "The Last Ride." All...

Duration:00:45:18

WWE's Aging Stars, Paul Heyman's Old Glory

6/22/2020
As WWE pushes on throughout 2020, one of the commonalities we are seeing is the age of their top tier talent: they're relying heavily lately on stars of yesteryear. Last week's Raw in particular was headlined by Randy Orton, Christian, and Ric Flair. We discuss what this says about the promotion and compare it to WCW. Plus, we have even more information on Paul Heyman and his backstage dealings prior to getting fired as Raw executive director. On our last show, we broke some exclusive news...

Duration:00:55:52

Paul Heyman Fallout, COVID-19 Strikes WWE

6/18/2020
WWE Raw drew their best rating since the post-WrestleMania show back in April this week, and that comes on the heels of Paul Heyman's exit from the Raw creative team. We have some exclusive news on Heyman's exit from that department, as well as why his firing from creative was seen internally as something that had to happen. Plus, we talk about WWE's bad news on Tuesday that a developmental talent had tested positive for COVID-19 and how that affected the television tapings scheduled for...

Duration:00:44:05

WWE Backlash Review: Was It The Greatest Ever?

6/15/2020
WWE Backlash 2020 is in the book and we are here with our full review of the show. Did Edge vs. Randy Orton live up to the hype as the greatest wrestling match of all time? Plus, we talk the rest of Backlash as well and discuss what worked and what didn't work on the show. We close with a possible exclusive news tidbit on tomorrow night's WWE Raw show. A huge thank you to our sponsor Bet Online! Use the code BLUEWIRE at BetOnline.ag to earn a bonus on your first deposit. Follow us on...

Duration:01:00:17

Ric Flair's Greatest Matches (Fantasy Draft Style)

6/11/2020
A new edition of WWE 24 was released this week focusing on Ric Flair, so we figured it'd be a good time to talk about the career of THE MAN. We're doing it in a way we've never done before on the show - we are having a draft! We go through five rounds, fantasy sports style, and draft the best matches in the career of the "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, with some commentary along the way. A really fun show looking back on the career of the greatest of all time. We're joined on the show by Nick...

Duration:01:13:18

NXT TakeOver In Your House Review

6/8/2020
We're back with our NXT TakeOver In Your House review and results show! WWE brought back an iconic event from the 1990s and in some cases went to great lengths to recreate the feel of the 90s. Was that a good thing or a bad thing? Did the matches live up to the hype? We're here to break down all of the NXT TakeOver In Your House results, including Io Shirai's big moment, Adam Cole and Velveteen Dream not living up to the hype, and Keith Lee's continued rise to success. Special thanks to...

Duration:01:06:00

Sting: The Lost Tape and A Discussion On His Career

6/4/2020
While the United States and the world is in the midst of crisis, Top Rope Nation is back to hopefully put a smile on your face for an hour this week. However, we can't begin our show without addressing the bigger problems we are facing in the world today. Then, we discuss the new "Sting: The Lost Tape" documentary that debuted on the WWE Network this week - lost footage from 1995 that was pulled from the archives. That discussion then becomes a broader discussion encompassing the entire...

Duration:01:00:11

WWE In Your House: The Greatest Matches

6/1/2020
With WWE NXT set to revive the In Your House event this Saturday night at TakeOver, we thought this would be a good chance to go back and look at the previous editions of In Your House that were produced from 1995-1999. In doing so, each of us list our top ten favorite matches in the history of the event. While there's a good amount of overlap, there's also a few differences in our lists that bring about some great discussion. We are joined this week by Zack Heydorn of the Pro Wrestling...

Duration:01:29:02

WWE NXT's Major Problem, FTR Arrive In AEW

5/28/2020
As WWE NXT gets ready for NXT TakeOver In Your House, there's a glaring issue with 2020's NXT television product. We're here to examine exactly what that is, as well as why the rest of the year will be interesting for the brand. Plus, AEW Dynamite featured the debut of FTR, formerly WWE's The Revival. We talk about our first impressions of how AEW used the former tag team champions. We are joined this week by Zack Heydorn of the Pro Wrestling Torch and Fansided. Make sure to check out his...

Duration:00:44:02

AEW Double Or Nothing Review

5/24/2020
AEW Double Or Nothing 2020 is in the books and we are here to talk about it. Join us for our full AEW Double Or Nothing review! We're talking all of the highlights from the show (Stadium Stampede, anyone/), as well as any possible negatives (there weren't many!). Plus, a little debate on how AEW and WWE have compared over the last couple of months in these empty arena settings and why AEW is succeeding where WWE is failing in this regard. Did you hear we are giving away free t-shirts this...

Duration:00:55:40

Owen Hart: His Greatest Moments and Tragic Death

5/21/2020
We are coming up on the 21 year anniversary of the tragic death of Owen Hart, and this week's Dark Side of the Ring season finale looked at Hart's death in Kansas City on May 23rd, 1999. We're reviewing that Dark Side of the Ring documentary, as well as talking about the life and legacy of Owen. A great show looking back at some of The Rocket's greatest moments. Ben Cruz of the Two Jabronis With A Wrestling Podcast show joined us this week. Make sure to check out their show! Did you hear...

Duration:00:59:14

The Legacy of the Road Warriors

5/18/2020
"Dark Side of the Ring" recently looked back at the career of the legendary wrestling tag team The Road Warriors (Legion of Doom), Hawk and Animal. On this podcast, we're examining what made the team arguably the greatest in the history of professional wrestling, while also reviewing the documentary that aired on VICE. Ryan and Kyle are joined by Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast on the show. Did you hear we are giving away free t-shirts this month? All new $5/month Patreon...

Duration:00:42:40

Becky Lynch Has Good News, WWE Continues To Struggle

5/15/2020
Becky Lynch revealed this week that she and Seth Rollins are expecting their first child, redirecting the WWE women's division down a whole new road as Asuka became the WWE RAW Women's Champion following her Money In The Bank victory. While that's great news for Seth and Becky, WWE's outlook over the next several months isn't so rosy. Justin is out this week, so Ryan and Kyle are joined by Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast to break down the latest in WWE. We're talking...

Duration:00:47:03

WWE Money In The Bank Best Cash-Ins, PPV Preview

5/7/2020
A stacked podcast this week as we break down WWE Money In The Bank - including this year's PPV show as well as some historical content. We're looking at 2020's event first, examining the build to the show, some consistent problem's with the gimmick the last few years, and of course our match by match predictions. Then, we turn back the clock and examine some of the best Money In The Bank cash-ins over the years. This is a really great discussion full of some great WWE memories. Let us know...

Duration:01:42:50

Classics: WWE RAW Finally Beats WCW Nitro In The Ratings

5/1/2020
This week's show is an exclusive preview of this week's Top Rope Nation Classics bonus podcast, which was just posted to our Patreon page. Hear the first 30 minutes of the show here, and if you want to hear the entire show, head on over to Patreon.com/TopRopeNation. All new $5/month members during the month of May will receive a FREE TOP ROPE NATION T-SHIRT in the mail for joining! We review the April 13th, 1998 edition of WWE RAW on this week's bonus "Classics" show. This was the first...

Duration:00:30:57

WWE Financials, Rebooking WrestleMania Main Events

4/24/2020
This week, our "In The News" segment covers WWE's Q1 2020 finances report and how that relates to their recent layoffs. We also look at news on the next wrestling video game, as well as the end of the XFL. Our main topic this week looks back at past WrestleManias and shows that should have had a different main event. Which WrestleManias would we re-book the main events for, and which matches do we propose should have headlined? In particular, you are going to want to listen to our...

Duration:01:41:16