The Straight Shooters

The Straight Shooters

Nick Piccone (PhillyInfluencer.com, PhillyVoice.com) and Vaughn Johnson (formerly of Inquirer.com) started a pro wrestling podcast in 2015 and have continually produced excellent episodes weekly ... Live commentary specials before they were cool, deep dives into career retrospectives, high profile guests, current product analysis, and much more ... For exclusive content and more live commentary specials, become a patron: patreon.com/shootersradio

Episodes

February 23, 2024 53 mins
The Wrestling Roundtable is back! This time, The Gambler's crew of Jon Jansen, Nick Piccone, Vaughn Johnson, and Jason Fanelli convene to discuss their thoughts so far on the Road to WrestleMania, and this weekend's Elimination Chamber premium live event from Perth, Australia. -- Follow us on Twitter [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@_piccone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠]⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@VaughnMJohnson⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠] [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠...
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This week, the guys live commentate the very first Elimination Chamber match, which took place at Survivor Series 2002 in Madison Square Garden. Shawn Michaels DOES THE IMPOSSIBLE! But first, we start off on a somber note and talk about the shooting at the Super Bowl parade for the Kansas City Chiefs. -- Follow us on Twitter [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@_piccone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠]⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@VaughnMJohnson⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠...
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This week, the guys talk about the Vice story on Ashley Massaro's statement on Vince McMahon during the concussion lawsuit before her death, Scott D'Amore's TNA departure, and the saga of Cody Rhodes, Roman Reigns, and now The Rock, and what exactly is WWE trying to do here? -- Follow us on Twitter [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@_piccone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠]⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@VaughnMJohnson⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠] [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@shoot...
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This week, the guys are joined by Phil Strum (@UnderTheRing) of USA TODAY to discuss the allegations involving Vince McMahon and John Laurinitis in a civil suit filed by former WWE employee, Janel Grant. Then, they discuss CM Punk's torn tricep injury and what it means for WrestleMania as it heads to Philly. -- Follow us on Twitter [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@_piccone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠]⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@VaughnMJohnson⁠⁠⁠...
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This week, the guys are joined by author Dave Rueter, who wrote Kayfabe: A Love Story, a fantastic look at the insane world of professional wrestling as if it were real life. Because kayfabe is alive and well, brother. Dave takes us through his journey, some behind-the-scenes stories of how the book came to be, some of his favorite stories, and much more. If you have a taste for the 80s and early 90s nostalgia of professional wrest...
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January 19, 2024 170 mins
This week, the guys dive deep into the 1995 WWF Royal Rumble, because not only is it the next Royal Rumble event after the 1994 one - which we dove deep into last week - but it took place from Tampa, where this year's Royal Rumble will emanate from! Pamela Anderson! Lawrence Taylor! The worst Royal Rumble match of all-time! Jam-packed episode! BUT FIRST, we talk the latest nonsense in professional wrestling including Mercedes Moné,...
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January 11, 2024 156 mins
Fox Sports The Gambler's Mark Henry Jr. joins Nick and Vaughn to dive deep into the very newsworthy 1994 WWF Royal Rumble. The beginning of the Bret Hart/Owen Hart split in what can be described as one of WWF's best storylines ever, Undertaker ascending to the heavens after being stuffed into a casket by Yokozuna and friends, and Vince McMahon crowdsourcing whether Lex Luger or Bret Hart should carry the company for the rest of the...
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Fox Sports The Gambler's Jon Jansen joins Nick and Vaughn to talk Rock/Roman seeds, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom, a spoiler-free review of "The Iron Claw", and more! -- Follow us on Twitter [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@_piccone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠]⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@VaughnMJohnson⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠] [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@shootersradio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms: [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Apple Podcasts⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠] [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Google Podc...
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This week, we dive deep into the last statistically numbered In Your House pay-per-view, titled D-Generation X in December 1997, by way of Patreon request! Request yours at ⁠⁠patreon.com/shootersradio⁠⁠. It was one month after the infamous Montreal Screwjob and Ken Shamrock was looking to put the Boy Toy on the shelf. He didn't. In fact, it was one of the worst main events ever because Earl Hebner stinks. Sgt. Slaughter took Tripl...
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CLASSIC EPISODE! Recorded 2021. The guys dive deep into WWF In Your House 12: It's Time, from the West Palm Beach Auditorium in West Palm Beach, Florida, on December 15, 1996. Bret Hart had his first WWF Championship match since losing to Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XII earlier that year, the Undertaker and Executioner faced off in an Armageddon Rules Match, and things got funky when Flash Funk opened the show against Leif Cassi...
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CLASSIC EPISODE! Recorded in 2021. The guys dive deep into the WWF In Your House from December 1995, where Bret Hart defended the WWF Championship against his brother-in-law, the British Bulldog. It was an... event. -- Follow us on Twitter [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@_piccone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠]⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@VaughnMJohnson⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠] [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@shootersradio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms: [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠...
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December 9, 2023 167 mins
This week, we dive deep into WWE Armageddon 2006 by way of Patreon request! Request yours at patreon.com/shootersradio. John Cena was called on to help SmackDown PPV numbers as he tagged up with World Heavyweight Champion Batista to take on King Bookah and Finlay. Undertaker vs. Mr. Kennedy in a Last Ride match. Kane vs. MVP in an Inferno match. A WWE Tag Team Championship match turns into a 4-way Ladder match that changed the tra...
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November 30, 2023 140 mins
This week, we dive deep into the 1993 Survivor Series as 30 years ago, it was headlined by the All-Americans vs. the Foreign Fanatics. Owen Hart also began his ascent into wrestling lore by starting to turn on his brother Bret, FOUR DOINKS, and more!
BUT FIRST, we discuss the latest stories in pro wrestling, including our immediate reaction to CM Punk's rather pedestrian return promo on Raw Monday night. -- Follow us on Twitter [⁠...
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November 26, 2023 79 mins
CM PUNK IS BACK IN WWE! Here's our emergency podcast talking about our instant reactions, what it means to everyone involved, and will it be any different this time around. -- Follow us on Twitter [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@_piccone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠]⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@VaughnMJohnson⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠] [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@shootersradio⁠⁠] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms: [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Apple Podcasts⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠] [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Google Podcasts⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠] [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Spotify]⁠⁠...
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Sid vs. Shawn. Mankind vs. Undertaker. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart. Sid vs. Shawn Michaels. We dive deep into it all this week! -- Follow us on Twitter [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@_piccone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠]⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@VaughnMJohnson⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠] [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@shootersradio⁠⁠] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms: [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Apple Podcasts⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠] [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Google Podcasts⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠] [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Spotify]⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ [⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠iHeartRadio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠] [⁠⁠⁠...
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