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Shake Them Ropes is a Professional Wrestling commentary, news, and opinion podcast. Hosted by Rob McCarron and Jeff Hawkins, two life long pro wrestling fans who each have had cups of coffee in "the business." We'll talk WWE, Ring of Honor, TNA sometimes, and more in a fun and engaging hour each week.

Shake Them Ropes is a Professional Wrestling commentary, news, and opinion podcast. Hosted by Rob McCarron and Jeff Hawkins, two life long pro wrestling fans who each have had cups of coffee in "the business." We'll talk WWE, Ring of Honor, TNA sometimes, and more in a fun and engaging hour each week.
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Shake Them Ropes is a Professional Wrestling commentary, news, and opinion podcast. Hosted by Rob McCarron and Jeff Hawkins, two life long pro wrestling fans who each have had cups of coffee in "the business." We'll talk WWE, Ring of Honor, TNA sometimes, and more in a fun and engaging hour each week.




151. WWE Brand Split, Live Smackdown, Hogan vs Gawker News

It's a news centric edition of Shake Them Ropes, that totally derails into reckless speculation. FUN! We'll talk Wednesday's breaking news that WWE Smackdown goes live on Tuesdays beginning July 19, and what that could mean for every brand. Finally, David Bixenspan (6:05 Pod; @davidbix) joins Rob to give an update on what's going on with Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media.

Duration: 00:52:09

NJPW BoSJ, Hair Battle, TM61 Debut, Mailbag & more!

It's the debut of the Untitled Rob McCarron Solo Vanity Project. In actuality, it's a bonus show on the Shake Them Ropes & VOW Audio Feeds. I, Rob McCarron, talk NXT TV, the debut of TM61, CM Punk, Best of the Super Juniors, ROH, PWG and much more. Plus, I open the mailbag and take your calls on War Games, Roman Reigns' hair, NXT and a bunch of other great topics. It's a real fun show - I hope you enjoy!

Duration: 01:22:29

149. WWE Extreme Rules Preview, SuperBrawl 2, CWC

Take 2! Well, it finally happened. Rob forget to hit the record button. Luckily, we figured that out early on. Once recording, Rob & Jeff discuss this Sunday's WWE Extreme Rules, plus look back to SuperBrawl 2's opener between Jushin Liger and Brian Pillman. Also - Twitter QOTW, Cruiserweight Classic news, and Balor vs Joe in a cage.

Duration: 01:02:57

147. Rybackonomics, Adam Rose, Match Breaks & more!

Its a very news-centric edition of Shake Them Ropes this week, as Rob & Jeff take on the open letter from the Ryback on the state of professional wrestler pay. Plus, Adam Rose also writes an open letter to his fans to explain his drug test failure. Twitter QOTW, STR Theatre, and the Top 100 Match segments return on STR 147!

Duration: 00:59:24

146. WWE Payback Reaction Show

Rob & Jeff are back with STR Live #146 - WWE Payback is complete, and we'll discuss all the match results, surprises, and more. Plus, the Road to Extreme Rules officially begins as we already have the main event! *There are some, minor, audio issues as we recorded this show live. I apologize for the inconvenience, we did our best to correct in post-production.

Duration: 01:01:33

143. Guns n Gallows debut, WWE Raw, Payback greatness

A big episode of Shake Them Ropes to discuss a big episode of WWE Monday Night Raw! We'll talk the best of the episode, Guns n' Gallows debut on TV, Payback is set up, and Maryse continues to be amazing. Plus, we talk a bit about 1995 ECW and Hostile City Showdown's Guerrero vs Malenko match.

Duration: 00:59:28

142. Jeff in Dallas, NXT, WrestleMania, WWE Raw

Shake Them Ropes is back - Jeff discusses his WrestleMania trip to Dallas, we'll both talk all of the outcomes of NXT Takeover, WrestleMania, and WWE Raw, plus we got an idea of the top matches for WWE Payback in Chicago. A fun discussion on a great weekend this week on Shake Them Ropes!

Duration: 01:19:40

STR / VOW Live: WWE WrestleMania 32 Reaction Podcast

WWE WrestleMania 32 is in the books, and we're live with our reaction show at Voices of Wrestling. Joe Lanza and Rob McCarron discuss the winners, losers, surprises, future plans and much more on a 90 minute special edition of audio fun!

Duration: 01:36:29

STR / VOW Live: NXT Takeover Dallas Reaction Podcast

Rich Kraetsch and Rob McCarron go live to discuss NXT Takeover: Dallas! We'll talk Shinsuke Nakamura's debut, the championship matches and results, the future of the brand, and much more. It's a super fun show, we had a lot of fun doing it - We hope you enjoy!

Duration: 00:55:05

141. WWE WrestleMania 32 Preview & Predictions

WWE WrestleMania 32 and NXT Takeover: Dallas are fast approaching– This week on Shake Them Ropes, we preview and predict both shows. We look at the potential for NXT callups ups on Sunday and/or Monday, how those callups may affect each show, and who wins the biggest matches of the weekend. It's a fun hour of debate and pondering! Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for live video streams coming Friday, Sunday, and Monday nights this weekend! Details at...

Duration: 01:15:24

140. Undertaker's motivation, Raw, STR Theatre, Rock vs Hogan

Undertaker's motivation - Why is he fighting? Rob & Jeff answer on this week's Shake Them Ropes. Plus, Rock vs Hogan from WrestleMania X-8, the happenings of this week's Raw, and the worst edition of STR Theatre ever. Seriously, it's bad.

Duration: 01:02:24

139. WWE Raw, RoadBlock, ECW 1998, Match Madness

Shake Them Ropes returns as Rob & Jeff discuss WWE RoadBlock from Saturday night, WWE Raw from Monday featuring the return of Roman Reigns and new matches for WrestleMania 32, and AJ Styles' segment on the new Edge & Christian Show. Plus, Masato Tanaka vs Mike Awesome from ECW Heatwave 1998. We also give details on a fun series at this month– Match Madness!

Duration: 00:58:48

138. Rob Guesses Raw, WWE Roadblock, Vegas & more!

Re/Upload: Sorry for audio issues that impacted the original upload of this file. Hopefully this file works well for you! Send feedback to @ShakeThemRopes via Twitter - This week on a belated episode of Shake Them Ropes, Jeff tries to stump Rob on WWE Monday Night Raw booking. Rob was in Vegas for a few days and didn't watch a single minute of wrestling, so we play ROB GUESSES RAW! Last time we played this game, Jeff did quite well. Can Rob do better? Plus, Brock vs Angle from WrestleMania...

Duration: 00:55:09

137. WWE Roadblock, Undertaker's motivation, Raw & more!

This week on @ShakeThemRopes, Rob & Jeff return to talk WWE Roadblock. Dean Ambrose gets a WWE Title match before Roman Reigns on this WWE Network live event special. We'll also get into Undertaker's return and his motivation for keeping Shane out of power on WWE Raw. Plus, in our Top 100 WWE Network match countdown this week: the Elimination Chamber match from Survivor Series 2002! Shawn Michaels returned months prior to battle Triple H in an unsanctioned match, but now, he goes for the...

Duration: 00:54:38

136. Shane McMahon returns, WWE vs Raw?, Foley vs HBK

Shake Them Ropes is back to talk the big return of Shane McMahon to WWE. We'll talk his return, plus whether or not we actually think Shane vs Undertaker will happen. Also, Match #44 on our Top 100 is HBK vs Mankind from Mind Games 1996! Subscribe to our YouTube channel at

Duration: 00:56:00

135. WWE Fastlane Live Reaction Show

Tonight, we talk all the fallout of WWE Fastlane. The main event of WrestleMania 32 is set, and we discuss if tonight's PPV changed any feelings over how strong WrestleMania could be. Pluss, the Styles Clash, Brie Bella, Social Outcasts, US & IC Title matches, and much more. Rob and Jeff are FIRED UP - Listen & Watch on demand here at Voices of Wrestling!

Duration: 01:01:11

134. WWE Fastlane, Global Cruiserweight Series, Titus & Barrett leaving?

Too much news this week. TOO MUCH! Rob & Jeff talk Global Cruiserweight Series coming to WWE Network, WWE Fastlane this Sunday, Wade Barrett and Titus O'Neil possibly leaving WWE, and all the happenings from WWE Raw. Is Dean Ambrose being booked to become the top babyface, or is it all a smokescreen to throw doubt into Roman's win on Sunday. Plus, details on Sunday's live stream coming to YouTube.

Duration: 00:46:57

133. Daniel Bryan Retires, Titus O'Neil Suspended, Axl Rotten, WWE

Daniel Bryan has retired. Titus O'Neil has been suspended, but gets a TV gig. Axl Rotten dies. Rob goes to NXT Indy. Jeff hosts the show. Big show! Pre-Order NXT's Greatest Matches featuring CM Punk & Seth Rollins vs Cesaro & Kassius Ohno (Kings of Wrestling) on DVD & Blu-Ray at

Duration: 00:43:45

132. Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles, WWE Fastlane, TLC 2012

Lots of topics on the list for this week's Shake Them Ropes! We'll talk the official reveal of Shinsuke Nakamura coming to WWE, AJ Styles' run two weeks in, the WWE Fastlane main event, plus The Shield's debut at TLC 2012 on our Top 100 matches countdown. Support the show via our Amazon click-through link. No extra cost, shop like normal: Get the new AJ Styles entrance music (It's awesome) at...

Duration: 00:42:55

131. AJ Styles, WWE Raw fallout, HBK vs HHH from SS 2002

STR 131 kicks off with discussion of the Royal Rumble fallout on WWE Raw, including AJ Styles vs Chris Jericho, Sasha Banks vs Charlotte build, and the Rock's return. Plus, we'll break down WWE SummerSlam 2002's unsanctioned street fight between HHH and HBK. Feedback is welcome and appreciated!

Duration: 00:45:52

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