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Top Rope Nation is a weekly podcast featuring three friends talking everything pro wrestling (current and nostalgia from the past). Laughs, beers, and a good time are sure to follow. Join host and PopCulture.com WWE staff writer Ryan Droste,, Kyle Ross, and Justin Joynt as they break down the world of WWE, NJPW, ROH, and more each and every week.

Top Rope Nation is a weekly podcast featuring three friends talking everything pro wrestling (current and nostalgia from the past). Laughs, beers, and a good time are sure to follow. Join host and PopCulture.com WWE staff writer Ryan Droste,, Kyle Ross, and Justin Joynt as they break down the world of WWE, NJPW, ROH, and more each and every week.
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Top Rope Nation is a weekly podcast featuring three friends talking everything pro wrestling (current and nostalgia from the past). Laughs, beers, and a good time are sure to follow. Join host and PopCulture.com WWE staff writer Ryan Droste,, Kyle Ross, and Justin Joynt as they break down the world of WWE, NJPW, ROH, and more each and every week.

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Episodes

Ep. 61: WWE Money In The Bank Post Show

6/18/2018
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We went live immediately following WWE Money in the Bank to talk about one of WWE’s best PPV shows in quite some time. Ryan, Kyle, and Justin are here to catch you up on a tremendous weekend of wrestling, with our thoughts on TakeOver Chicago and Sunday night’s Money in the Bank show. We discuss Alexa Bliss’ big night, Braun Strowman winning the briefcase, an outstanding match between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura, perhaps Elias’ best match yet against Seth Rollins, Ronda Rousey’s great...

Duration:01:47:14

Ep. 60: Will Daniel Bryan Re-sign With WWE? What If He Doesn’t?

6/7/2018
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A wild show this week as we hit on all of the biggest topics going around the world of professional wrestling and WWE. First and foremost, we have one of the best debates on the show in many months as we discuss Daniel Bryan’s ongoing discussions with WWE over a new contract, as well as theorize on what could happen if he does not sign with the company and what could motivate that decision. Additionally, we talk NXT and debate the direction of Gargano vs. Ciampa following TakeOver Chicago...

Duration:01:24:11

Ep. 59: Has Money In The Bank Run Its Course?

6/1/2018
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WWE Money In The Bank is still two weeks away, but on this week’s show, the guys get into an intriguing discussion on whether or not one of WWE’s marquee matches has run its course. Is the luster still there or has the gimmick become played out? Not only that, but how easy is this year’s match actually going to be to predict? We also discuss the card for NXT TakeOver: Chicago and why Velveteen Dream vs. Ricochet could be the match of the weekend. All of this and much, much...

Duration:01:10:57

Ep. 58: A New Boom Period For Pro Wrestling?

5/22/2018
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We’re back to discuss a newsworthy last couple of weeks in the world of pro wrestling. FOX Sports is absolutely throwing money at Vince McMahon to bring SmackDown to their network, and we discuss why this is a period in pro wrestling that is unparalleled in history. Also on the show, Ryan, Justin, and Kyle talk about the (bad) Bobby Lashley segments over the last couple of weeks, whether or not WWE is doing right by Daniel Bryan since his return, and we start to talk about the directions...

Duration:01:18:26

Ep. 57: Solving The Roman Reigns Riddle, Backlash Preview

5/3/2018
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The guys are back this week with some more thoughts on WWE doing business with Saudi Arabia, whether or not legislating morality is a good thing, where we go with Roman Reigns now after yet another failed attempt to win the Universal title, where WWE lost their way with Reigns, and a full preview for this Sunday’s WWE Backlash. A jam-packed show full of some great discussion with the Top Rope Nation crew. Subscribe to Top Rope Nation iTunes & iOS | Android | Google Play | Spotify | [...]

Duration:01:15:11

Ep. 56: WWE’s Saudi Arabia Problem

4/26/2018
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We are back with a great show this week. By the time you are listening to the show, WWE’s Greatest Royal Rumble is probably already in the books. However, the controversy from this show will be long lasting. Ryan, Justin, and Kyle debate the merits of WWE doing business with the Saudi Arabian government. if you’re looking for a good debate on humanitarian issues, this is about as close you will get on a professional wrestling podcast. We also talk Shinsuke Nakamura’s new entrance music...

Duration:01:00:33

Ep. 55: WWE Superstar Shakeup Winners, The Life of Bruno Sammartino

4/19/2018
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Ryan, Justin, and Kyle have a big show in store this week as they discuss the life of the legendary Bruno Sammartino and then discuss the results of this week’s WWE Superstar Shakeup. Which brand came out on top? Which women’s divsion is superior? Should Kevin Owens be a babyface? There’s a ton to talk about and this is one of our most entertaining shows in a long time. Subscribe to Top Rope Nation iTunes & iOS | Android | Google Play | Spotify |

Duration:01:09:44

Ep. 54: A Wild WrestleMania Week

4/13/2018
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We’re back from New Orleans and debriefing after what has been an incredibly newsworthy week. Ryan, Justin, and Kyle recap their time together hitting Bourbon Street, taking in the sights, and attending seven different wrestling shows. Progress, ROH, NXT, WWN, WrestleCon, Joey Janella’s Spring Break, and of course WrestleMania. We’re talking them all! Plus, we deep dive on the direction WWE looks to be taking (or should take) over the next few months with Roman Reigns, Rusev, Shinsuke...

Duration:01:11:52

Ep. 53: The WrestleMania 34 Preview Show

4/3/2018
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The biggest week of the year for wrestling fans is upon us as WWE presents WrestleMania 34 this Sunday night. Not only that, but we’ve got a gang of great independent events in New Orleans as well. We cover them all and preview every single match on the WrestleMania card. All the winners, what we think will be the biggest surprises, the match of the night, the most disappointing match of the night, and much more. This is the only WrestleMania podcast that you need! Subscribe to Top Rope...

Duration:01:54:27

Ep. 52: Liam O’Rourke Joins Us To Talk Brian Pillman, ‘Crazy Like A Fox’

3/28/2018
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This week we welcome Liam O’Rourke, author of the critically acclaimed biography “Crazy Like A Fox: The Definitive Chronicle of Brian Pillman 20 Years Later” to talk about his process in writing the book and Pillman’s career in general. A great discussion as O’Rourke and the Top Rope Nation crew share some of their favorite Pillman memories, discuss what Pillman’s career might have been had he lived, the process of writing such a detailed book on the life of the “Loose Cannon,” and much...

Duration:00:54:05

Ep. 49: Holy Sh*t, Is Daniel Bryan Actually Going To Wrestle?

3/13/2018
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We turned on the microphones immediately following WWE SmackDown as Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn gave Shane McMahon an epic beatdown. This lead to the logical question: does this mean Daniel Bryan is actually going to wrestle at WrestleMania 34? Ryan, Kyle, and Joe (subbing for Justin this week) are here to debate a possible Bryan in-ring return. We also discuss John Cena’s epic promo from RAW, why the Fabulous Moolah is a TERRIBLE namesake for the women’s battle royal at WrestleMania and...

Duration:01:05:38

Ep. 48: Major WWE NXT Shake-Up, Fastlane Preview

3/7/2018
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Just before we began recording this week’s show, all hell broke loose in the wrestling world. Ryan, Justin, and Kyle are here to talk about the fallout from this week’s NXT tapings (a new belt and an awesome ladder match), Rey Mysterio’s injury, Albert Del Rio’s possible return, WWE Fastlane picks, and much more. Subscribe to Top Rope Nation iTunes & iOS | Android | Google Play | Spotify | Stit [...]

Duration:01:12:34

Ep. 46: The Resurrection of Crossfit Jesus, WWE Elimination Chamber Preview

2/23/2018
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After a long absence, Ryan, Justin, and Kyle return to discuss this Sunday’s Elimination Chamber and all the latest in the world of professional wrestling. We also discuss Finn Balor’s direction, Absolution vs. Riott Squad, Seth Rollins’ amazing performance from RAW, and much more. Support Top Rope Nation on Patreon. Check out www.patreon.com/topropenation to become a supporter of the show (for as little as $1 per month) and see all the perks that come with that.

Duration:00:54:42

Ep. 43: WWE SummerSlam Speculation

7/27/2017
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This week on the Top Rope Nation Pro Wrestling Podcast, we talk all of the latest speculation on WWE’s direction heading into SummerSlam. Other topics covered include WWE Battleground thoughts, What’s wrong with Shinsuke Nakamura on the main roster, WWF Canadian Stampede 1997 20th anniversary, and annoying interactions with wrestling fans at indy events. Support Top Rope Nation on Patreon. Check out www.patreon.com/topropenation to become a supporter of the show (for as little as $1 per...

Duration:01:01:13

Ep. 42: WWE Great Balls Of Fire Preview

7/6/2017
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After a couple of week’s off, Ryan, Justin, and Kyle return to preview this Sunday’s WWE Great Balls of Fire PPV event. Who will win? Who should win? How will this show impact the matches we will see at SummerSlam? We break it all down. Plus, we are joined by Kerry Morris (the WWE Squared Circle Guy) to talk his experiences attending nearly every WWE PPV event in recent years, as well as who he thinks will be winning this Sunday at Great Balls of Fire. WIN A FREE TOP ROPE NATION T-SHIRT!...

Duration:01:16:11

Ep. 41: WWE Money In The Bank Preview, NJPW Dominion Thoughts

6/15/2017
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WWE Money In The Bank 2017 is this Sunday and we are here to break it all down for you with full match previews and predictions. Joining Ryan, Kyle, and Justin this week is Joe Dorien, SmackDown Live analyst for TopRopePress.com, the perfect guy to give his takes on this Sunday’s SmackDown-exclusive PPV show in St. Louis. In addition to previewing Money In The Bank, we give our thoughts on Okada/Omega from NJPW Dominion. The question is: do star ratings really matter anyway? WIN A FREE...

Duration:00:59:51

Ep. 39: Jinder Mahal Mania, Owen Hart Memories

5/24/2017
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There’s a lot on tap this week as Ryan, Kyle, and Justin break down the fallout from WWE Backlash, including your new WWE Champion Jinder Mahal. We talk about what went wrong with Shinsuke Nakamura’s main roster debut, booking the MITB match in June, why The Drifter has impressed, and where RAW goes with the Fatal Five Way. There’s also a fair amount of gushing about NXT TakeOver. Plus, with this week marking 18 years since his tragic passing, we spend the last segment of the show sharing...

Duration:01:08:49

Ep. 38: WWE Backlash Preview, NJPW BOSJ Talk

5/18/2017
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With WWE Backlash on the horizon this Sunday, Ryan, Kyle, and Justin return to preview the show. We give our takes on the card, who should win, who will win, and much more. We also talk Randy Orton’s social media controversy this week. Plus, we talk the Best of the Super Juniors tournament. Support Top Rope Nation on Patreon. Become an official patron and gain access to all of our shows a day early (with video!). You will get to watch the podcast live as part of a Patreon-only webcast....

Duration:01:01:46

Ep. 37: Oh Sh*t! Braun’s Injured

5/11/2017
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Braun Strowman is injured and WWE’s Universal Title plans have been thrown into chaos. Ryan, Justin, and Kyle of Top Rope Nation break down what WWE should do throughout June and July with Strowman missing time. We discuss who should face Brock Lesnar in the slot that had originally been reserved for Braun. Plus, we talk a possible return for Batista, what old school wrestling we are watching this week, and some stacked cards coming over the next week from ROH, NJPW, WWE, and EVOLVE. All...

Duration:00:52:34

Ep. 36: Is Kayfabe Dead (And Does It Matter)?

5/4/2017
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We’re back from our hiatus with a new episode this week talking WWE Payback and all the fallout on RAW and SmackDown this week. Also, we talk about the heat on Roman Reigns and other WWE stars for taking a non-kayfabe photo in Europe (and whether or not it actually matters), as well as where Chris Jericho ranks in the all-time list of top WWE stars. All of this and much, much more. Support Top Rope Nation on Patreon. Become an official patron and gain access to all of our shows a day...

Duration:00:55:34