Brian Isley re-joins the panel as the third man as the trio discusses some of the hot topics in the world of professional wrestling. First, Vaughn, Nick and Brian reminisce about the life and career of Leon White, better known to wrestling fans as Vader (or Big Van Vader). Earlier in the week, the big man passed away at Continue Reading
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This week is a jam-packed episode as Nick and Vaughn discuss CM Punk's second UFC fight, Ring of Honor hopeful to run Madison Square Garden in 2019, NJPW and the possibility of including women's wrestling into their shows in the future, a Money in the Bank and NXT TakeOver: Chicago II preview, and finish it off with a discussion on Continue Reading
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This week, Nick and Vaughn discuss the verdict in the CM Punk/Colt Cabana vs. Dr. Chris Amann trial. Punk and Cabana were victorious, but the guys examine the case through their lenses and discuss what the future holds for Punk, including this weekend's UFC 225 fight. Then, the guys talk about the way Daniel Bryan has been booked since Continue Reading
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This week, Nick and Vaughn talk about their biggest pet peeves in wrestling today. From inside the ring to outside the ring, the guys go in-depth on some things they just don't like about the industry, which made for some great conversation. Listen to The Straight Shooters every Friday at 2:00 P.M. ET right here on WildfireRadio.com. You can also subscribe to The Straight Continue Reading
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WWE and Fox have reportedly agreed on a deal for SmackDown Live totaling over $1 billion. Yes, $1 BILLION. So, on this week's episode, Nick and Vaughn give their reaction to the reported news and discuss all the aspects that may come with a deal such as that. What does it mean for SmackDown if it is indeed heading Continue Reading
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This week, Nick (@nickpiccone) and Vaughn (@VaughnMJohnson) discuss the historic less-than-an-hour sellout of independent wrestling's biggest show of the year, All In, which takes place on September 1st at the Sears Centre in suburban Chicago. The guys talk about what went into making this professional wrestling event and what it means for the near future of independent wrestling if this event exceeds Continue Reading
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Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone), Vaughn Johnson (@VaughnMJohnson) and eventually the good brother Sawyer discuss the ongoing career arc of the polarizing Roman Reigns. The guys take a look at his debut in WWE as a member of The Shield, to his breakout as a singles star, to his run as being "The Guy" in WWE, what went wrong, what went Continue Reading
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The guys preview WWE Backlash, which takes place in the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Then, during the discussion, they get into a little throwback talk, and it was highly entertaining.
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This week, Nick, Vaughn and Sawyer discuss what WWE is basically promoting as a WrestleMania-caliber event in the Greatest Royal Rumble, which takes places on Friday, April 27th from King Abdullah Sports City's King Abdullah International Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. While the card is stacked, the big issue surrounding the event is WWE's decision to not have any women's Continue Reading
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This week, Nick and Vaughn discuss their reaction to WrestleMania, RAW, SmackDown and the call-ups and re-debuts of superstars this past week on WWE television. Follow us on Twitter: @ShootersRadio Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/thestraightshooters Subscribe and listen! iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | TuneIn Radio | Player FM
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This week, Nick and Vaughn are joined by Jay Scott Smith and Bill Matz to talk the latest wrestling news and preview and predict WrestleMania 34. Will Reigns defeat Lesnar? Will Asuka's undefeated streak continue to gold, or will Charlotte Flair end the most notable streak in recent memory? Will AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura live up to the hype? Continue Reading
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This week, Nick and Vaughn look back at the illustrious history of WrestleMania and talk about some of the greatest performers on the world's biggest stage. Follow us on Twitter: @ShootersRadio Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/thestraightshooters Subscribe and listen! iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | TuneIn Radio | Player FM
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YES! YES! YES! It's been a long two years full of twists and turns, but WWE has officially cleared Daniel Bryan for in-ring competition. Some of us thought this day would never come, and some were just waiting for Bryan to let his WWE contract expire so he could go peruse the Indy scene. But now, we won't have Continue Reading
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This week, the guys are joined by the third man, Brian Isley, and discuss the latest news in wrestling. Why did WWE decide to memorialize The Fabulous Moolah by announcing the Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania when there is so much corroborating information on Moolah's reputation from her prime? With all of that information available to the public Continue Reading
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This week, the guys preview WWE's next pay-per-view, SmackDown's final brand-exclusive, Fastlane. The event boasts a Six-Pack Challenge for the WWE Championship with AJ Styles defending against John Cena, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler. Then the guys spend the rest of the show discussing their favorite build-ups to WrestleMania events throughout the years. In the 33 Continue Reading
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This week, the guys take a look at how the lead up to WrestleMania 34 is shaping up. What are some of the matches WWE is leaning towards? What are the matches already set? What can happen between now and April 8th to change anything WWE has planned at the moment? We'll dive into this past week's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, talk Continue Reading
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They're back! After two weeks away, the guys are back with a vengeance! It's time for Elimination Chamber as WWE will head to Vegas this weekend for Raw's last brand-specific pay-per-view. We'll find out who will take on Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 34 for the WWE Universal Championship and Alexa Bliss defends her Raw Women's Championship in the first-ever women's Continue Reading
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The guys discuss the weekend that was in Philadelphia. First, we tackle the reported WrestleMania 35 location that was announced on Wednesday. It wasn't Philadelphia. Vaughn and Nick talk about their thoughts on the reported location and the fact that Philly hasn't hosted these big events [including sports] in a long time. Then, the guys discuss their weekend Continue Reading
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This week, the guys are preparing for the 2018 Royal Rumble, which emanates from Philly on January 28! They preview the Rumble pay-per-view and NXT TakeOver. But first, the guys talk about the firing of Enzo Amore by WWE due to the rape allegations and investigation he reportedly kept secret from WWE. The guys give their opinion on the situation and Continue Reading
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