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Top Rope Nation - WWE & AEW Podcast

English, Strength-based sports, 1 season, 456 episodes, 6 days, 19 hours, 6 minutes
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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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MJF vs. Will Ospreay: An All-Timer Or Overrated?

We discuss this week's AEW Dynamite, including all of the dialogue surrounding the near one hour match between Will Ospreay and MJF. Plus, thoughts on the build to Blood and Guts, Mariah May, and more. Then, we talk some WWE. WWE Raw, Rhea Ripley's first promo since returning, Drew McIntyre's booking, the Wyatt Sicks so far, and much more.For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 150 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped two new 'Classics' shows covering WWE Vengeance 2005 and WWF RAW is WAR from May 26, 1997, plus a never before heard interview interview with Rhea Ripley. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/19/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mariah May & Toni Storm's Masterpiece, Bryan Danielson AEW Title Run?

Ryan, Justin, and Jesse check-in to discuss this week's AEW Dynamite, first and foremost. An outstanding storyline with Mariah May and Toni Storm that ranks among the best in the history of women's wrestling. Plus, Bryan Danielson will have a chance at one last world title run. Should AEW make it happen? We finish with some WWE talk. Rhea Ripley's return to WWE, Ethan Page becoming NXT Champion, and much more.For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 150 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped two new 'Classics' shows covering WWE Vengeance 2005 and WWF RAW is WAR from May 26, 1997. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/12/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 45 seconds
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WWE Money In The Bank Review: What Was That?!

Ryan, Jesse and special guest Carl Longhawn review Saturday’s WWE Money In The Bank show. An event that could best be described as "not WWE's best effort." A messy finish to the Damian Priest vs. Seth Rollins match, complete with a botch that everyone is talking about. Setting up a challenger for Cody Rhodes at SummerSlam that doesn't seem worthy of the spotlight. And John Cena is retiring? Plus, an unsuccessful cash-in and two Money In The Bank matches that...definitely happened!For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 150 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped two new 'Classics' shows covering WWE Vengeance 2005 and WWF RAW is WAR from May 26, 1997. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/7/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 1 second
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AEW Forbidden Door Review, Live Perspective From The Arena

Jesse Velasquez and special guest Frank Peteani review last night's AEW Forbidden Door show. Frank was in attendance and provided us with the live perspective. How good was Swerve Strickland vs. Will Ospreay? What are some of the long term effects coming out of the pay per view and the direction to AEW All In?For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 150 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped two new 'Classics' shows covering WWE Vengeance 2005 and WWF RAW is WAR from May 26, 1997. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/1/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 43 seconds
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Wyatt Sicks 6 Debut Great or Destined For Failure?

The new Wyatt Sicks 6 group made their debut this week on WWE Monday Night Raw. Is the new group inspired by Bray Wyatt's vision destined for greatness, or does WWE history indicate the Wyatt 6 will end up as a failed group, or worse yet, a joke? We debate. Plus, thoughts on this week's AEW Dynamite, the Owen Hart Cup bracket, Forbidden Door, and episodes two and three of 'Who Killed WCW?'For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 140 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped two new 'Classics' shows covering WCW Spring Stampede 1999 and WWF RAW is WAR from May 26, 1997. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/21/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 44 seconds
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WWE Clash At The Castle Review: Babyfaces As Heels?

Join us for the WWE Clash at the Castle weekend wrap. AJ Styles and Cody Rhodes had a good match where Cody Rhodes acted like a ..... heel? Drew McIntyre was once against screwed by CM Punk after having a good match with Damian Priest. Much more.For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 140 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped two new 'Classics' shows covering WCW Spring Stampede 1999 and WWF RAW is WAR from May 26, 1997. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/18/202444 minutes, 21 seconds
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Classics: WWF RAW is WAR May 26, 1997

This is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. An all-time classic edition of RAW is WAR this time. Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin vs. Owen Hart and the Bulldog for the WWF Tag Titles, two sit-down interview segments with Mankind, Paul Bearer reveals an Undertaker secret, and more! The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Head to ⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠ to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at over 2 hours!). We'd be honored to have your support.Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics,' 'TRN Unplugged,' and 'TRN Extra'). There are more than 150 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to begin listening to the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers. Join our Facebook discussion group: ⁠https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/⁠Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/14/202415 minutes, 14 seconds
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Is Bryan Danielson Destined To Main Event AEW All In?

Bryan Danielson made it known when he declared for the Owen Hart Memorial Tournament that he plans on main eventing AEW All In at Wembley Stadium. If he does, who will Bryan face? Swerve Strickland and Will Ospreay collide in just a few weeks at Forbidden Door for the AEW World Title - who will walk out champion? Plus, we discuss the first episode of the new VICE series "Who Killed WCW?"For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 140 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped a new 'Classics' show covering WCW Spring Stampede 1999. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/7/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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Classics: WCW Spring Stampede 1999

This is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. We discuss WCW Spring Stampede 1999 this month - Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair vs. Sting vs. DDP, Blitzkreig vs. Juvi, Kevin Nash vs. Bill Goldberg, and much more. Some have called it the last great WCW PPV show.The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Head to ⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠ to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 2 hours!). We'd be honored to have your support.Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics,' 'TRN Unplugged,' and 'TRN Extra'). There are more than 150 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to begin listening to the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers. Join our Facebook discussion group: ⁠https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/⁠Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/1/202415 minutes, 12 seconds
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AEW Double or Nothing Review, Major Becky Lynch Contract Update

We discuss all of the results from AEW Double or Nothing on Sunday night, including thoughts on Swerve Strickland's trajectory as world champion, MJF's big return, Will Ospreay's future as International Champion, and much more. Plus, an update on where things stand between Becky Lynch and WWE.For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 140 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped a new 'Classics' show covering WCW Spring Stampede 1999. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/28/202457 minutes, 45 seconds
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Remembering Owen Hart 25 Years Later

This is a special bonus episode from Top Rope Nation today, on the 25 anniversary of Owen Hart's death.From the TRN archives, we present an episode from May 2020. Ryan, Justin, and Kyle are joined by Ben Cruz (now of 'Wednesday Worldwide' on The Ringer) to discuss the premiere of the Owen Hart episode of Dark Side of the Ring, as well as a discussion on the greatest moments from Owen's career. The closing segment features comments from some of our listeners on their own favorite Owen moments. The TRN crew will be live this evening over on the Patreon side reviewing Spring Stampede 1999 for this month's TRN Classics. You can just us live or on demand by becoming a Patron and supporting the show for $5 dollars per month at https://www.patreon.com/topropenation You'll get access to 150 exclusive bonus shows immediately after joining.We will be back here on the main feed early next week to review AEW Double or Nothing. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/23/202457 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Summer Ahead For AEW and WWE

Jesse and Justin discuss the direction of WWE and AEW over the Summer. Are both companies in a holding pattern? What major stories will emerge over the next three months?For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 140 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped a new 'Classics' show covering WWF WrestleMania 18. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/17/202459 minutes, 49 seconds
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WWE Backlash Preview: Is The Card Too Predictable?

Join us as we preview this Saturday's WWE Backlash France show and talk about whether the results are too predictable or not. Plus, some brief thoughts on this week's AEW Dynamite and WWE's booking over the next few months.For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 140 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped a new 'Classics' show covering WWF WrestleMania 18. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/3/202453 minutes, 16 seconds
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AEW Dynasty: Did We See The Match of The Decade?

We review our live experience attending AEW Dynasty in St. Louis, MO this past weekend. Was Will Ospreay vs. Bryan Danielson the match of the decade? Plus, thoughts on Swerve Strickland's AEW title win over Samoa Joe, the return of Jack Perry, and much more.For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 140 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped a new 'Classics' show covering WWF WrestleMania 18. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/24/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 28 seconds
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AEW Dynasty Preview, WrestleMania 41 Location Update

This Sunday's AEW Dynasty card looks like an all-timer and we are here to preview it! We give our full AEW Dynasty predictions and match by match thoughts. Plus, an update on WWE's plans for WrestleMania 41's location and what we know as of now.For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 140 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped a new 'Classics' show covering WWF WrestleMania 18. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/19/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 29 seconds
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Classics: WWF WrestleMania 18

This is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. We discuss WWF WrestleMania 18 this month - Hulk Hogan vs. The Rock, Triple H vs. Chris Jericho, Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Scott Hall, and much more. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Head to ⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠ to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 3 hours!). We'd be honored to have your support.Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics,' 'TRN Unplugged,' and 'TRN Extra'). There are more than 140 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to begin listening to the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers. Join our Facebook discussion group: ⁠https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/⁠Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/16/202415 minutes, 30 seconds
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WWE WrestleMania 40, Night Two Review: Cody Rhodes Has His Moment

Join us as Ryan and Jesse review night two of WrestleMania 40. Cody Rhodes finished the story, defeating Roman Reigns in the main event to capture the Undisputed WWE Championship. Plus, we got a Money In The Bank cash-in, a solid women's match, and a lot more. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 140 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped a new 'Classics' show covering WWF WrestleMania 18. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/8/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 17 seconds
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WWE WrestleMania 40, Night One Review: Did The Show Under-Deliver?

Join us as Ryan and Justin review night one of WrestleMania 40. Our biggest question: Did the main event under-deliver? We talk Roman Reigns and The Rock vs. Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins, Sami Zayn vs. Gunther, Becky Lynch vs. Rhea Ripley, and more. Plus, the problem with cold weather outdoor stadiums! Lastly, we close with a bonus discussion on the CM Punk/Jack Perry fight footage from Wembley Stadium that will reportedly air on AEW Dynamite this week.For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 140 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped a new 'Classics' show covering WWF WrestleMania 18. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/7/20241 hour, 1 minute, 32 seconds
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WWE WrestleMania 40 Preview! Will Cody Rhodes Finish The Story?

Join us as we preview and predict every match on this weekend's WWE WrestleMania 40 (XL) event! Will Cody Rhodes finally finish the story and defeat Roman Reigns? How will The Rock and Seth Rollins factor in? Plus, much more. Thanks to Ryan Huffman for joining us on the show.For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 140 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped a new 'Classics' show covering WWF WrestleMania 18. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/5/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Rock Destroys Cody Rhodes, CM Punk Gets Rattled?

We're discussing a very good edition of WWE Raw this week, including The Rock calling it back to the Attitude Era with a very violent segment with Cody Rhodes. Plus, CM Punk seemed to get a bit rattled during his much-talked about segment with Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins — we explain. Then, we discuss this week's AEW Dynamite and the build to AEW Dynasty. Plus, some thoughts on why AEW continues to struggle with ticket sales in some markets.For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 140 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped a new 'Classics' show covering WWF In Your House Final Four. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/29/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 53 seconds
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Has The Rock Stolen Roman Reigns' Thunder?

Join us as we discuss The Rock, Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes, and WWE's top storyline heading into WrestleMania 40 in Philadelphia. Plus, thoughts on AEW's build to Dynasty, Mercedes Mone's run so far, Kazuchika Okada, should Swerve Strickland win the world title at Dynasty, and much more!For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 140 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped a new 'Classics' show covering WWF In Your House Final Four. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/22/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 49 seconds
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Classics: WWF In Your House Final Four

This is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. We discuss WWF's In Your House Final Four event, which included one of the best multi-man matches of all time: Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Vader vs. The Undertaker, as well as the first PPV match between Triple H and The Rock.The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Head to ⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠ to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 2 hours!). We'd be honored to have your support.Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics,' 'TRN Unplugged,' and 'TRN Extra'). There are more than 140 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to begin listening to the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers. Join our Facebook discussion group: ⁠https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/⁠Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/16/202415 minutes, 17 seconds
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Sting's Final Match and AEW Revolution Delivered Big Time

We discuss AEW Revolution 2024, Sting's final match, Will Ospreay and Takeshita's eye-popping bout, Bryan Danielson and Eddie Kingston's masterpiece, and why Revolution was likely AEW's best PPV event yet.For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 130 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped a new 'Classics' show covering WWF In Your House Final Four. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/5/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 21 seconds
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AEW Revolution Preview, Booking Sting's Last Match

Justin and Jesse preview Sunday night's AEW Revolution card and give their thoughts on Sting's last few days in the wrestling business. Should the Young Bucks win, or should Sting and Darby Allin walk out on top? And will Samoa Joe actually lose the AEW world title?!For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 130 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped a new 'Classics' show covering WWF In Your House Final Four. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/1/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 55 seconds
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WWE Elimination Chamber Predictions, Sting's Best Promo Ever?

Join us as we preview this Saturday's WWE Elimination Chamber event in Perth, Australia. We predict all of the winners and the impact that the event will have on WrestleMania 40. Who will go on to face Seth Rollins at WrestleMania? Who will face Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania?Plus, thoughts on this week's AEW Dynamite and what might have been the best promo of Sting's career.For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 130 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped a new 'Classics' show covering WWF Royal Rumble 1991. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Join: https://www.patreon.com/topropenationBecome a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/23/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 20 seconds
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AEW Revolution's Build, Seth Rollins Outshines Cody Rhodes?

We cover a lot of topics this week, starting with the Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins segment from this past Monday night on Raw. Did Rollins outshine Cody? And what does this say about WrestleMania XL? Plus, we talk about the build to AEW Revolution and what looks to be an excellent card on paper. We discuss the Young Bucks' new characters, our shifting view of the AEW world title picture, Will Ospreay taking on Takeshita, and much more. Then we end the show with a Q&A segment. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows and ad-free versions of all our shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 130 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just dropped a new 'Classics' show covering WWF Royal Rumble 1991. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra' are going up all the time. Become a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/16/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 41 seconds
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WrestleMania Kickoff Reaction, AEW Dynamite Nailed It

Join us for this week's flagship show as we discuss the WWE WrestleMania kickoff event in Las Vegas, Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes, The Rock and Seth Rollins' involvement, and one completely convoluted storyline. Plus, thoughts on this week's AEW Dynamite, Sting capturing gold, Mercedes Mone's pending arrival, Swerve, Hangman Page, The Young Bucks, and much more.For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 130 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We have a new 'Classics' show covering WWF Royal Rumble 1991 dropping next week. Plus, near-weekly editions of 'TRN Unplugged' and 'TRN Extra.'Become a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNationAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/9/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 9 seconds
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Will Allday Talks 'The Iron Claw,' Booker T's ROW (TRN Unplugged Freebie!)

A special treat for you this week. Due to some illness with the TRN hosts, we had to reschedule this week's 'TRN Classics' episode on Royal Rumble '91. So next week, we will be putting out 'TRN Classics' for our Patreon supporters, as well as a new flagship next Thursday for all.In the meantime, we're putting out this week's edition of 'TRN Unplugged' (Jesse's Patreon-only bonus show) free here on our main feed for everyone! If you enjoy the show, sign up to support us on Patreon to hear every episode. You get multiple bonus shows every month, such as 'Unplugged' and 'Classics,' and an archive approaching 150 bonus shows. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠Reality Of Wrestling Heavyweight Champion Will Allday joined Jesse for a special interview. He talks about his 360 Pro Texas Championship opportunity this Saturday. The title has been resurrected by the company. It had been held by Buddy Rogers, Fritz and Kerry Von Erich in the past.Will also talks about working directly with Booker T at ROW and his movie role in "The Iron Claw." Will was the stunt double for Jeremy Allen White, who played Kerry Von Erich in the A24 film.For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 130 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We have a new 'Classics' show covering WWF Royal Rumble 1991 dropping next week.Become a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNationAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/2/202454 minutes, 5 seconds
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WWE Royal Rumble Review: Was Cody Rhodes The Right Decision?

Cody Rhodes won the 2024 WWE Royal Rumble on Saturday night in St. Petersburg, Florida to setup a showdown with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania XL (40) in Philadelphia. Will Cody actually finish the story this time?Plus, we cover the rest of the matches in our WWE Royal Rumble review. Both the men's and women's Rumble matches, as well as Roman Reigns retaining over AJ Styles, Randy Orton and LA Knight, and Kevin Owens vs. Logan Paul.(Apologies for the background noise in the first 10 minutes. Kids, what can we say?)For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 120 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We have a new 'Classics' show covering WWF Royal Rumble 1991 dropping next week, as well as a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' that released just a couple of days ago.Read more about how to support us and gain access here: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠Become a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNationAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/28/20241 hour, 40 minutes, 46 seconds
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Horrific Vince McMahon Allegations, Netflix & Royal Rumble Impact

Vince McMahon was accused of horrific acts in a new lawsuit stemming from a relationship with former WWE employee Janel Grant. WWE just signed a new multi-billion dollar deal with Netflix to stream Monday Night Raw in 2025 and beyond this week. The Royal Rumble is this Saturday night, which we planned on previewing. What will be the fallout from the new McMahon scandal?For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 120 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We have a new 'Classics' show covering WWF Royal Rumble 1991 dropping next week, as well as a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' that released just a couple of days ago.Read more about how to support us and gain access here: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠Become a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNationAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/26/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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Okada Leaving NJPW, WWE/AEW Trade Possibilities

Kazuchika Okada and New Japan Pro Wrestling have announced that Okada is leaving NJPW. Where will he end up? We talk about the possibilities of the Rainmaker in both AEW and WWE, as well as where we think he ends up.Then, our main topic takes a look at what it would be like if WWE and AEW could engage in trades for talent like major sports franchises. We propose several ideas and discuss whether WWE and AEW would be open to them (and why). A really fun exercise.For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 120 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We have a new 'Classics' show covering WCCW Christmas Star Wars 1982 that just dropped and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' that released just a couple of days ago.Read more about how to support us and gain access here: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠Become a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNationAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/19/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 12 seconds
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Pro Wrestling's Best of 2023 (Fantasy Draft Style)

Join us as we countdown the best matches, wrestlers, events, and tag teams of 2023. We're talking Match of the Year. Male and Female Wrestler of the Year. Wrestling Event of the Year. Tag Team of the Year. Both WWE and AEW get a lot of discussion here, with some ROH, Impact, and NJPW thrown in as well. We do the awards a little bit differently this year -- fantasy draft style. Which host can select the best overall ballot? We'll leave it up to you to decide. Special thanks to Phil Lindsey of Grapsody for joining us on the show!For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 120 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We have a new 'Classics' show covering WCCW Christmas Star Wars 1982 that just dropped and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' that released just a couple of days ago.Read more about how to support us and gain access here: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠Become a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNationAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/12/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Rock to Steal Cody's Story? WrestleKingdom 18, Dynamite Thoughts

We discuss The Rock's return during this past Monday's WWE Raw show and what that means for Roman Reigns, and most notably, Cody Rhodes heading into WrestleMania season. Is a match at Elimination Chamber between Rock and Roman more likely than WrestleMania 40? Plus, we discuss this week's edition of AEW Dynamite and have some thoughts on NJPW's WrestleKingdom 18.For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 120 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We have a new 'Classics' show covering WCCW Christmas Star Wars 1982 that just dropped and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' that released just a couple of days ago.Read more about how to support us and gain access here: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠Become a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNationAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/5/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 59 seconds
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AEW Worlds End Review and Reaction

Jesse and Ryan review Saturday night's AEW Worlds End show. We're joined by Frank Peteani, who was in attendance at the Nassau Coliseum and gives us the live perspective. Samoa Joe wins the world title. The Devil is revealed. Christian Cage and Adam Copeland tear it down. Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley have a classic. And so much more!For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 120 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We have a new 'Classics' show covering WCCW Christmas Star Wars 1982 that just dropped and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' that released just a couple of days ago.Read more about how to support us and gain access here: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠Become a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNationAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/31/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 44 seconds
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AEW Worlds End Preview, 'The Iron Claw' Full Review

Join us for a really fun show this week. First, friend of the pod Gabe Benson (who lived in Dallas during the heyday of the Von Erichs and World Class Championship Wrestling) joins us to review The Iron Claw. Did the movie capture the spirit of the Sportatorium? What were the major positives and negatives of the film?Then, we go on to preview this Saturday's big AEW Worlds End PPV event. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 120 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We have a new 'Classics' show covering WCCW Christmas Star Wars 1982 that just dropped and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' that released just a couple of days ago.Read more about how to support us and gain access here: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠Become a TRN+ member on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ/joinSubscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNationAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/29/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 40 seconds
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Classics: How the Von Erich vs. Freebirds Feud Began in World Class

This is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. We discuss World Class Championship Wrestling's 'Christmas Star Wars 1982' event from Reunion Arena. This show featured Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich for the NWA World Title, as well as the Freebirds challenging for the Six Man Titles. However, the show is best remembered as the beginning of the Freebirds vs. Von Erichs feud. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Head to ⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠ to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 2 hours!). We'd be honored to have your support.Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics,' 'TRN Unplugged,' and 'TRN Extra'). There are more than 120 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to begin listening to the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers. Join our Facebook discussion group: ⁠https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/⁠Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/22/202315 minutes, 33 seconds
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WWE & AEW Stars Who Should Join The Competition

A fun episode this week as Ryan and Jesse discuss the WWE and Warner Bros. Discovery rumors, as well as some thoughts on WWE Monday Night Raw (Drew McIntyre, that CM Punk & Seth Rollins promo), AEW Dynamite, the Continental Classic, and more. Then, we settle in on our main topic: who are some names in both the WWE and AEW who should consider jumping ship to the competition? What would their arrival look like and how would it help them freshen up their careers? An interesting discussion that should pave the road for another show we have lined up about a month from now. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 120 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We have a new 'Classics' show covering WWF Survivor Series 1995 that just dropped and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' that released just a couple of days ago.Read more about how to support us and gain access here: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠Subscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNationAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/15/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 16 seconds
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Unplugged: Rey Mysterio Salute, Wrestler of the Year Thoughts

Here is a free teaser of the latest edition of 'TRN Unplugged' from Jesse Velasquez, one of three bonus shows that are part of our Patreon-only rotation. On this episode, Jesse discusses a Patron Q & A, Wrestler of the Year criteria, and a salute to Rey Mysterio on his 49th birthday.Head to ⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠ to hear the entire podcast. Multiple episodes of 'TRN Unplugged' drop every month. We'd be honored to have your support.As mentioned, Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics,' 'TRN Unplugged,' and 'TRN Extra'). There are more than 120 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to begin listening to the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers. Join our Facebook discussion group: ⁠https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/⁠Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/12/202310 minutes, 11 seconds
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CM Punk Losing His Edge, AEW Continental Classic Gets It Right

On this week's show, our trio discusses CM Punk in WWE so far. Has he already started to lose his edge despite just arriving? Are we still looking forward to this run? What are the issues coming off that disappointing Raw promo?Plus, thoughts on Randy Orton, Kazuchika Okada's contract, the AEW Continental Classic so far, and more!For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 120 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We have a new 'Classics' show covering WWF Survivor Series 1995 that just dropped and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged.'Read more about how to support us and gain access here: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠Subscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNationAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/8/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 27 seconds
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Classics: WWF Survivor Series 1995

This is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. We discuss WWF Survivor Series 1995. This show featured Diesel vs. Bret Hart. The Wild Card Match. The return of The Undertaker. And much more.The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Head to ⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠ to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 2 hours!). We'd be honored to have your support.Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics,' 'TRN Unplugged,' and 'TRN Extra'). There are more than 120 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to begin listening to the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers. Join our Facebook discussion group: ⁠https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/⁠Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/3/202315 minutes
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CM Punk Returns! WWE Survivor Series Review, Latest News

CM Punk returned to WWE at the Allstate Arena during the final moments of Survivor Series. We break down Punk's return, how it came about, what the future looks like, the impact on AEW, and much more. Plus, a full review of Survivor Series, both War Games matches and more.For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 110 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We have a new 'Classics' show covering WWF Survivor Series 1995 dropping this week and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged.'Read more about how to support us and gain access here: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠Subscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNationAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/26/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 56 seconds
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WWE Survivor Series: The Origin Story

With the WWE Survivor Series happening this weekend, we examine the history of the show itself — from the TRN archives! This is a selection from a podcast we recorded back in November 2016, a real deep dive on what led to WWE creating the event in 1987 (their second-ever yearly PPV, only behind WrestleMania). The rivalry between Jim Crockett Promotions and the WWF is examined in depth. If you enjoy this selection on the origins of the Survivor Series, check out the full podcast (Episode 13) from November 2016 as Ryan and Kyle go on to review the 1987, 1988, and 1989 Survivor Series shows in full.Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenationHave a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Threads @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows ad free, a free gift for signing-up, access to our bonus podcasts, 'Top Rope Nation Extra,' 'TRN Unplugged,' and 'Top Rope Nation Classics.'Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/22/202330 minutes, 53 seconds
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AEW Full Gear Review: Hangman & Swerve Have A Classic

Ryan and Justin review the 2023 edition of AEW Full Gear. We debate where Swerve Strickland vs. Hangman Adam Page ranks in the match of the year discussion this year. Plus, thoughts on MJF, when he'll actually drop the title, and the way this show was booked around his match with Jay White. Plus, thoughts on every other match on the card as well!For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 110 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WCW Halloween Havoc 1998 and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged.'Read more about how to support us and gain access here: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠Subscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNationAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/19/202356 minutes, 43 seconds
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AEW Full Gear Preview, Who's The Devil?

We preview every match for this Saturday's AEW Full Gear event. Plus, thoughts on who the Devil might be as well as Tony Khan's latest signing. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 110 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WCW Halloween Havoc 1998 and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged.' Read more about how to support us and gain access here: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠Subscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video.Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNationAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/17/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 8 seconds
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Steve Austin's Best Matches (Fantasy Draft Style)

Ryan, Justin, Jesse, and special guest Zack Heydorn count down the best matches in the career of Steve Austin. It's all eligible: Hollywood Blonds, Stunning Steve, and Stone Cold. Sorry, no Ringmaster matches were chosen (spoiler alert!) This draft is done fantasy auction style, with each host starting with $100 and bidding taking place. This turned out to be a really fun night, one of our favorite shows ever. Hope you enjoy! For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 110 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WCW Halloween Havoc 1998 and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged.' Read more about how to support us and gain access here: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
11/11/20232 hours, 29 minutes, 43 seconds
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WWE Crown Jewel Preview, AEW Booking Issues

We preview this Saturday's WWE Crown Jewel event and dissect some of the issues plaguing AEW right now, including Ric Flair's signing.  For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 110 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WCW Halloween Havoc 1998 and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged.' Read more about how to support us and gain access here: ⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠⁠ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
11/3/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 24 seconds
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Classics: WCW Halloween Havoc 1998

This is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. We discuss WCW Halloween Havoc 1998. This show featured Hulk Hogan vs. Warrior, Sting vs. Bret Hart, DDP vs. Goldberg, and much more. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Head to ⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠ to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 2 1/2 hours!). We'd be honored to have your support. Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics,' 'TRN Unplugged,' and 'TRN Extra'). There are more than 115 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to begin listening to the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: ⁠https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
10/27/202315 minutes, 25 seconds
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Who Will Beat Roman Reigns and MJF? Who Should?

We convene to discuss the WWE and AEW title pictures moving forward. We look at our picks when it comes to the five likeliest contenders to defeat both Roman Reigns and MJF over the next few months, as well as our "honorable mentions" for the list.  For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 110 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #7 (with Kyle Ross joining us) and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' covering recent WWE news and a review of WWF Breakdown 1998. A new edition of 'Classics' looking at Halloween Havoc 1998 drops next week! Read more about how to support us and gain access here: ⁠https://www.patreon.com/topropenation⁠ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at ⁠https://www.youtube.com/topropenation⁠ and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
10/20/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 42 seconds
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Tony Khan Gets Into 'Good Trouble,' Iron Claw Trailer Reaction

We convene to discuss this week's so-called "Tuesday Night War." What went down on AEW Dynamite and NXT, as well as Tony Khan's much-talked about reaction to the ratings news. Plus, we discuss our reactions to the first trailer for "The Iron Claw" and more.  For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 110 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #7 (with Kyle Ross joining us) and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' covering the recent WWE releases and WWF Breakdown 1998 Read more about how to support us and gain access here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
10/13/20231 hour, 29 seconds
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AEW WrestleDream Lived Up To The Hype (and Then Some)

Ryan, Justin and Jesse break down everything from Sunday's WrestleDream show. Plus, a discussion on where Bryan Danielson vs. Zack Sabre, Jr. ranks all time, the decision to have Julia Hart lose, Swerve's prospects moving forward, and much more.  For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 110 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #7 (with Kyle Ross joining us) and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' covering the recent WWE releases and WWF Breakdown 1998 Read more about how to support us and gain access here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
10/3/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 19 seconds
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Special Announcement + WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #7 Classics

Kyle Ross made his return to Top Rope Nation and here's your chance to hear it! This is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. Kyle joins us as we go back in time to discuss WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #7 (taped September 13, 1986 and aired October 4, 1986). This show featured Hulk Hogan vs. Paul Orndorff, The British Bulldogs vs. The Dream Team, Roddy Piper, Jake Roberts, and more. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Head to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at over two hours!). We'd be honored to have your support. Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics,' 'TRN Unplugged,' and 'TRN Extra'). There are more than 100 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
9/29/202312 minutes, 52 seconds
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AEW Dynamite Grand Slam Review. Jon Moxley Injured?

We convened immediately after Grand Slam went off the air to talk about the show that aired Wednesday night from Arthur Ashe Stadium. Plus, what happened with Jon Moxley's injury and that title change? Lastly, we also have some thoughts on The Rock's return last Friday on WWE SmackDown. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WWF SummerSlam 1998 and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' (Jesse's new show) covering Gunther's IC title reign and ECW Heatwave '98. Read more about how to support us and gain access, including a 7 day free trial, right here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
9/21/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 47 seconds
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WWE/UFC Merger, Dynamite Grand Slam Build, PWI 500

Ryan and Jesse convene to discuss this week's historic WWE and UFC merger to form TKO Group. Plus, thoughts on AEW's build to Dynamite Grand Slam, Jade Cargill's pending departure, AEW developmental vs. WWE developmental, the PWI 500, and much more.  For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WWF SummerSlam 1998 and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' (Jesse's new show) covering Gunther's IC title reign and ECW Heatwave '98. Read more about how to support us and gain access, including a 7 day free trial, right here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
9/15/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 45 seconds
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Our AEW All Out Experience, CM Punk to WWE?

Ryan, Jesse, and Justin discuss their experience last weekend at AEW Collision and AEW All Out. Plus, thoughts on this week's AEW Dynamite, Bryan Danielson as the GOAT, and the possibility of CM Punk returning to WWE.  For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WWF SummerSlam 1998 and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' (Jesse's new show) drops early next week. Read more about how to support us and gain access, including a 7 day free trial, right here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
9/8/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 18 seconds
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AEW All Out Preview and Predictions

Jesse and Justin preview this Sunday's AEW All Out PPV and have some thoughts on the card. In short, it's not good! Will CM Punk show up? Why is this card so weak? For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering NWA/WCW Great American Bash 1989 and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' (Jesse's new show). Read more about how to support us and gain access, including a 7 day free trial, right here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
9/1/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 30 seconds
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AEW All In Review, CM Punk & Jack Perry Thoughts

Ryan, Jesse, and special guest Carl Longhawn check-in to review AEW All In, Sunday's massive show from Wembley Stadium. Carl attended the show and gives his live perspective of what it was like to be at the event. Plus, we all share our thoughts on the CM Punk and Jack Perry fight and possible suspension situation. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering NWA/WCW Great American Bash 1989 and a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' (Jesse's new show). Read more about how to support us and gain access, including a 7 day free trial, right here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
8/29/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 42 seconds
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Remembering Bray Wyatt & Terry Funk, AEW All In Preview

A difficult show this week as we remember the lives of Terry Funk and Bray Wyatt. Plus thoughts on AEW All In as we preview and give our predictions for this Sunday's big show at Wembley Stadium. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering NWA/WCW Great American Bash 1989 and have a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' (Jesse's new show) dropping next week. Read more about how to support us and gain access, including a 7 day free trial, right here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
8/25/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 38 seconds
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CM Punk Drama Overblown? AEW All In Build

Lots to discuss on the podcast this week, starting with all of the backstage happenings on CM Punk over at AEW with Ryan Nemeth, Hangman Adam Page, Christopher Daniels, and more. We debate whether this is overblown or warranted. Plus, thoughts on the build to AEW All In, the MJF/Adam Cole dynamic (and eventual turn), WWE's recent television shows, Chad Gable, and much more! For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering NWA/WCW Great American Bash 1989 and have a new episode of 'TRN Unplugged' (Jesse's new show) dropping next week. Read more about how to support us and gain access, including a 7 day free trial, right here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
8/18/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 26 seconds
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Classics: Great American Bash 1989

Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time to discuss NWA/WCW Great American Bash 1989. This show featured NWA Champion Ric Flair taking on Terry Funk, Lex Luger vs. Ricky Steamboat, Sting vs. The Great Muta, and much more. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at two and a half hours!). We'd be honored to have your support. You can now sign up for a 7 day free trial and gain full access before you pay at all! Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics' and 'TRN Extra'). There are more than 100 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
8/14/202315 minutes, 43 seconds
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WWE SummerSlam 2023 Review: Bloodline Losing Steam?

Justin and Jesse review this year's SummerSlam PLE event. Roman Reigns vs Jey Uso. Cody Rhodes vs Brock Lesnar. Iyo Sky cashes in. And much more! For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WWF King of the Ring 2001 and an 'Extra' show on the best WWE stories of all time. Read more about how to support us and gain access, including a 7 day free trial, right here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
8/6/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 42 seconds
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WWE SummerSlam Preview, MJF vs Cole The Right Call

Ryan, Justin and Jesse break down this Saturday's WWE SummerSlam card, previewing and predicting each match. They talk about the controversy of leaving Becky Lynch vs. Trish Stratus off the card as well, what could be in Roman Reigns' future, as well as the future of the new World Title. Then, some discussion AEW Dynamite's 200th episode, the card shaping up for All In at Wembley Stadium and much more.  For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WWF King of the Ring 2001 and an 'Extra' show on the best WWE stories of all time. Read more about how to support us and gain access, including a 7 day free trial, right here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
8/4/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 28 seconds
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AEW Roster Split So Far, WWE's LA Knight Problem

It's a new era for TRN as Jesse Velasquez joins us full-time! On this week's show, Ryan and Jesse discuss AEW's ups and downs since we last spoke. Plus, thoughts on WWE's booking of LA Knight and early info on 'The Iron Claw,' the new film about the Von Erich family. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WWF King of the Ring 2001 and an 'Extra' show on the best WWE stories of all time. Read more about how to support us and gain access, including a 7 day free trial, right here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
7/28/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 52 seconds
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Show Update + Classics: King of the Ring 2001

Ryan discusses Jesse Velasquez joining the podcast full-time as our new co-host. Plus, a special free preview of this month's Top Rope Nation Classics episode. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WWF King of the Ring 2001 and an 'Extra' show on the best WWE stories of all time. Read more about how to support us and gain access, including a 7 day free trial, right here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
7/15/202317 minutes, 41 seconds
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WWE SummerSlam Direction, Money In The Bank Review

Our good friend Jesse Velasquez joins us to discuss the direction for WWE SummerSlam, as well as to review this past Saturday's WWE Money In The Bank PLE. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WCW SuperBrawl (1991) and an 'Extra' show on the best WWE stories of all time. Read more about how to support us and gain access, including a 7 day free trial, right here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
7/3/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 20 seconds
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Forbidden Door 2 Reaction, Bryan Danielson Injury Update

Ryan and Justin discuss their thoughts on AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door 2, plus the latest on Bryan Danielson's broken right forearm. And of course, we celebrate Episode 300 of the flagship! For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WCW SuperBrawl (1991) and an 'Extra' show on the best WWE stories of all time. Read more about how to support us and gain access, including a 7 day free trial, right here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
6/27/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 42 seconds
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Extra: The Best Stories WWE Has Ever Told

Enjoy a free selection from this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon-exclusive feed todayday. Ryan is joined by Rick Skelton to discuss the best WWE stories/storylines in history and how the Bloodline ranks compared to them. This is the first 15 minutes of what is a 90 minute show! Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up for your 7-day free trial to hear this full podcast, as well as over 100 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on our Patreon page. We'd be honored to have you as a subscriber. If you like our flagship show here on the regular feed, you're going to love the bonus shows. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. We have a 'Classics' episode on King of the Ring 2001 releasing later this week and dozens already in the archives. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
6/23/202315 minutes, 33 seconds
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Best AEW Dynamite Ever? Collision Preview, CM Punk News

Ryan and Justin talk about whether this week's AEW Dynamite was the best in company history, look ahead to this Saturday night's debut of AEW Collision, the card so far for Forbidden Door, and the latest on CM Punk's return.  Episode 300 coming up NEXT WEEK! Send us an audio message at [email protected] for inclusion during the show. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WCW SuperBrawl (1991). Read more about how to support us and gain access, including a 7 day free trial, right here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
6/16/202358 minutes, 45 seconds
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Classics: WCW SuperBrawl (1991)

Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time to discuss WCW SuperBrawl (1991). This show featured WCW Champion Ric Flair taking on IWGP/NWA Champion Tatsumi Fujinami, The Steiner Brothers vs. Sting and Lex Luger, Brian Pillman vs. Barry Windham, and much more. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at two and a half hours!). We'd be honored to have your support. You can now sign up for a 7 day free trial and gain full access before you pay at all! Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics' and 'TRN Extra'). There are now more than 100 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
6/5/202315 minutes, 8 seconds
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AEW Double or Nothing Review, Night of Champions Thoughts

Ryan, Justin, and special guest Carl Longhawn review AEW Double or Nothing 2023 in its entirety, full results and evaluation of Anarchy in the Arena 2, the Four Pillars AEW World Title match, Kris Statlander's shocking return and Jade Cargill's loss, Toni Storms championship victory, and more. Plus, some thoughts on the upcoming AEW video game release and WWE Night of Champions. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering AWA WrestleRock '86. Read more about how to support us and gain access, including a 7 day free trial, right here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
5/29/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 28 seconds
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Previewing AEW Double or Nothing and WWE Night of Champions

We can check-in to get you ready for a big weekend: AEW Double or Nothing and WWE Night of Champions! Plus, a discussion on CM Punk's pending return at the June 17th AEW Collision debut at the United Center. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering AWA WrestleRock '86. Read more about how to support us and gain access, including a 7 day free trial, right here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/top-rope-nation/support
5/26/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 20 seconds
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WWE Backlash Fallout, World Title Tournament Thoughts

We convene to give our late thoughts on WWE Backlash and the fallout from WWE Raw. Then, we look ahead to the rest of the WWE World Title tournament and predict a winner (and what will happen on SmackDown). Finally, some thoughts on the lineup for this week's AEW Dynamite and the months ahead.  We're back! This week, we discuss CM Punk's recent trip around the wrestling world (to various companies) and what could have been the motivation. Plus, thoughts on the WWE Draft, the new WWE World Championship, WWE Backlash, this week's AEW Dynamite, and a very fun Q&A segment. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering AWA WrestleRock '86. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation
5/10/202356 minutes, 19 seconds
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CM Punk's Wrestling World Tour, WWE Draft Thoughts

We're back! This week, we discuss CM Punk's recent trip around the wrestling world (to various companies) and what could have been the motivation. Plus, thoughts on the WWE Draft, the new WWE World Championship, WWE Backlash, this week's AEW Dynamite, and a very fun Q&A segment. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering AWA WrestleRock '86. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation
5/5/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 5 seconds
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Classics: WrestleRock '86

Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time to discuss AWA's WrestleRock '86 from the Metrodome in Minneapolis. We are joined by Jesse Velasquez of the Unplugged Wrestling Podcast who attended the event live as a young kid. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at two and a half hours!). We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics' and 'TRN Extra'). There are now more than 100 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment. 
4/28/202317 minutes, 24 seconds
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CM Punk Is Coming Back, What We Know So Far

Ryan and Justin discuss the news of the day that CM Punk's return to AEW is in the works. We discuss when it will happen, where it will happen, and potentially how. How does The Elite factor in? Chris Jericho? Plus, some thoughts on this week's AEW Dynamite and the direction for Wembley Stadium.  For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WrestleMania 17. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: https://www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our shows on video. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation
4/14/202355 minutes, 37 seconds
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WWE Roster Unhappy? AEW's Wembley Stadium Gamble

Ryan and Justin discuss the fallout from Vince McMahon's return to creative, a disappointing Raw After Mania, a really good AEW Dynamite, and AEW's announcement of a show at Wembley Stadium. Plus, Jesse Velasquez joins us too, doing a run-in after we experienced some technical difficulties! Apologies in advance for the technical difficulty we ran into. Rather than doing lots of edits, we thought it might be more entertaining for you to hear it as it unfolded. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We just released a new 'Classics' show covering WrestleMania 17. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/7/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 2 seconds
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WWE WrestleMania 39, Night Two Review; WWE Sold to Endeavor

A lot to discuss today. Cody Rhodes comes up short against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39. How night two of WrestleMania compared to night one. An all-time great Intercontinental title match. Plus, WWE has been sold to Endeavor and will combine with UFC to form a new company. Ryan is joined by Jesse Velasquez of the Unplugged Wrestling Podcast to break it all down. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We have a new 'Classics' show dropping this weekend on WrestleMania 17. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/3/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 4 seconds
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WWE WrestleMania 39, Night One Review

Join us as we discuss WWE WrestleMania 39 (Night One), a great night of wrestling with one of the best women's matches in company history and an outstanding main event between Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens and The Usos. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We have a new 'Classics' show dropping this weekend on WrestleMania 17. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/2/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 15 seconds
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Classics: WWF WrestleMania 17

Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time to discuss WWF WrestleMania 17, arguably the greatest WrestleMania of all time (and we do argue about that point). The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at just under three hours!). We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics' and 'TRN Extra'). There are now more than 100 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/31/202319 minutes, 1 second
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WWE WrestleMania 39 Preview and Predictions

We preview both nights of WWE WrestleMania 39, scheduled for this weekend in Los Angeles, California. Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes. Sami Zayn. Kevin Owens. John Cena. It's the most exciting time of the year for pro wrestling, so get ready for this weekend with us! For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. We have a new 'Classics' show dropping this weekend on WrestleMania 17. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/29/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 50 seconds
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Roman Reigns or Triple H: Better Wrestling Career?

This week's episode features Kyle and special guest Jesse Velasquez to discuss a plethora of topics in the wrestling world, including WWE's main scene, the discourse on 2022 wrestler of the year, Bray Wyatt's status, John Cena's return, the WrestleMania 39 card, and a good debate on whether Triple H or Roman Reigns have had the better in-ring career. Check out Jesse's pod - Unplugged Pro Wrestling. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/18/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 22 seconds
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John Cena Returns (and Gets Criticized). Justified or Not?

Ryan and Justin are on the air this week to discuss John Cena's return to WWE, Jey Uso turning on Sami Zayn, the AEW Dynamite after Revolution, a question and answer segment, and much more! For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/10/20231 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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AEW Revolution Review: Best Iron Man Match Ever?

Ryan and Kyle convene to discuss all the results from AEW Revolution 2023. We give our grade for the show, review all of the matches, discuss where this PPV ranks historical for AEW and whether that was the best Iron Man match of all time, and much more! For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/6/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 11 seconds
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Classics: WCW WrestleWar 1991

Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time to discuss WCW WrestleWar 1991, a show that includes one of the greatest War Games matches of all time. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at two and a half hours)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics' and 'TRN Extra'). There are now more than 100 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/4/202317 minutes, 55 seconds
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WWE Elimination Chamber Review, A Look Ahead to WrestleMania

A lively discussion from Ryan, Kyle, and Justin about Saturday night's WWE Elimination Chamber event. Was not crowning Sami Zayn the new champion the right call? What does this mean for WrestleMania? And what about the rest of the card's results? It's all covered here in a rather entertaining show, featuring a ton of laughs and banter that we hope you will enjoy. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/20/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 5 seconds
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WWE Elimination Chamber Preview, AEW's "Babyface Problem"

Kyle is joined by Frank Peteani of Pro Wrestling Torch for a full preview and predictions for this weekend's WWE Elimination Chamber. Plus, thoughts on the narrative that AEW has a "babyface problem" and a look at the possible WrestleMania 39 card. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/17/20232 hours, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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That Cody Rhodes Promo, AEW's Ups and Downs This Week

Ryan and Justin check-in to discuss a newsworthy week in the world of wrestling. We talk about Cody Rhodes' much talked about promo from WWE Raw with Paul Heyman, a really good edition of AEW Dynamite (with a questionable ending), and take some mailbag questions to wrap things up. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have over 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/10/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 7 seconds
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AEW Hits and Misses, Rebooking 1998 WCW

Kyle is joined by Liam O'Rourke this week on the flagship show to discuss the February 1 edition of AEW Dynamite. Then, they begin a series looking at rebooking 1998 WCW. A really fun discussion! For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have nearly 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/3/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 31 seconds
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Classics: WWF Royal Rumble 1994

Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time to discuss WWF Royal Rumble 1994. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at two and a half hours)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics' and 'TRN Extra'). There are now more than 100 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/1/202317 minutes, 59 seconds
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WWE Royal Rumble Review: An All-Time Great Angle

Join us for a full review of the 2023 edition of the Royal Rumble! Each match is covered, as well as the all-time great show closing angle between Sami Zayn, Roman Reigns, and The Bloodline. Thanks to Jesse Velasquez of the Unplugged Wrestling Podcast for joining us on the show! For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have nearly 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/29/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 42 seconds
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WWE Royal Rumble Preview and Predictions

Ryan is joined by Zack Heydorn, Assistant Editor of Pro Wrestling Torch, to preview and predict this Saturday night's WWE Royal Rumble event. We talk Roman Reigns, Sami Zayn, The Bloodline, both the men's and women's Rumble matches, rumors on the Rock and Steve Austin, and so much more. For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have nearly 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/27/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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Extra: That Horrendous WWE RAW's Top Moments List

Enjoy a free selection from this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon-exclusive feed yesterday. Kyle discusses WWE's recent (and putrid) 'RAW's Top Moments' list, RAW XXX, and has some thoughts on the men's Rumble match this year. This is the first 15 minutes of what is a 45 minute show. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear this full podcast, as well as close to 100 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. We'd be honored to have you as a subscriber. If you like our flagship show here on the regular feed, you're going to love the bonus shows. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. We have a 'Classics' episode on Royal Rumble 1994 releasing this week. Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/25/202317 minutes, 50 seconds
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WWE Royal Rumble: The Best (and Worst) Winners

Ryan and Justin break down the past winners of the Royal Rumble and look at possible alternative scenarios (when necessary). They also discuss the "no brainer" victors. Plus, a discussion on the death of Jay Briscoe.  For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have nearly 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/20/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 25 seconds
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Extra: 30 Years of WWE RAW, Recent Royal Rumble History

Enjoy a free selection from this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon-exclusive feed yesterday. Kyle and special guest Rick Skelton discuss the 30th anniversary of WWE RAW with a look back at the best moments of the previous three decades, as well as a discussion on the recent history of the Royal Rumble. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear this full podcast (over 100 minutes in length), as well as close to 100 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. We'd be honored to have you as a subscriber. If you like our flagship show here on the regular feed, you're going to love the bonus shows. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. We have a 'Classics' episode on Starrcade 1997 that just released (it's over 2 hours!). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/11/202317 minutes, 56 seconds
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Vince McMahon Returns?! Plus, 2022 Awards & 2023 Predictions

Ryan and Justin return to talk about the breaking news that Vince McMahon is making a play for his WWE return. Plus, we discuss our picks for our 2022 pro wrestling awards and make some predictions for 2023! For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have nearly 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/6/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 43 seconds
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Classics: WCW Starrcade 1997

Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time to discuss WCW Starrcade 1997. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Of course, a sizable portion is spent discussing how Eric Bischoff and company completely blew it with Sting vs. Hulk Hogan. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at two and a half hours)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics' and 'TRN Extra'). There are now more than 95 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/30/202218 minutes, 13 seconds
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Classics Freebie! WWF Royal Rumble 1992

As a Christmas present to all of our listeners this year, we are releasing, in full, our Patreon-exclusive bonus podcast from January 2022 looking back at the 1992 WWF Royal Rumble. Prior to today, this podcast has only been heard by our Patreon supporters. Now, hear one of these bonus podcasts in its entirety for yourself and see what you've been missing out on! If you liked this full episode and want to hear every single edition of the 'Classics' bonus podcast we have done in the past (35+), and the episodes we will be releasing in the future (we have one on Starrcade 1997 dropping later this week) head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to support us on Patreon. We'd be honored to have your support. There's also 60 editions of 'Top Rope Nation Extra' available exclusively to Patrons. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/26/20222 hours, 23 minutes, 53 seconds
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Vince McMahon Wants To Return, A Look Back At Wrestling In 2022

A special episode this week as Kyle is joined by Liam O'Rourke of Squared Circle Gazette Radio to discuss the breaking news that Vince McMahon is considering a return to WWE. Then, an in-depth discussion on the year 2022 in the world of pro wrestling — what was good and what was not, as well as what the future holds. This episode was originally going to be an edition of 'Top Rope Nation Extra,' exclusively for our Patreon supporters, but we decided to send it out to our main feed as a holiday bonus. If you want more content like this, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have nearly 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/14/20222 hours, 17 minutes, 35 seconds
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Classics: The Magic of World Class Championship Wrestling (1983)

Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time to discuss World Class Championship Wrestling's Thanksgiving Star Wars 1983. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Of course, a sizable portion is spent discussing the feud between the Von Erichs and Freebirds. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at over 2 hours)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics' and 'TRN Extra'). There are now more than 90 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/9/202218 minutes, 43 seconds
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Could CM Punk Actually Return to AEW?

We discuss some of the rumors and speculation that has been out there about CM Punk and a possible reconciliation with AEW and The Elite. Is this actually within the realm of possibility? A fun discussion. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/30/202231 minutes, 40 seconds
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WWE Survivor Series Review: Did War Games Live Up To The Hype?

We discuss the full results from WWE Survivor Series: War Games, the highs and lows from the show, the problems with WWE's War Games matches, and the Sami Zayn/Bloodline/Roman Reigns continuing story. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/28/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 9 seconds
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WWE Survivor Series: The Origin Story Behind The Event

With the WWE Survivor Series happening this weekend, we examine the history of the show itself. This is a selection from a podcast we recorded back in November 2016, a real deep dive on what led to WWE creating the event in 1987 (their second-ever yearly PPV, only behind WrestleMania). The rivalry between Jim Crockett Promotions and the WWF is examined in depth. If you enjoy this selection on the origins of the Survivor Series, check out the full podcast (Episode 13) from November 2016 as Ryan and Kyle go on to review the 1987, 1988, and 1989 Survivor Series shows in full. Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows ad free, a free gift for signing-up, access to our weekly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Extra' and monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/24/202231 minutes, 3 seconds
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Extra: Triple H's Changes, Best Survivor Series Matches

Enjoy a free selection from this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon-exclusive feed just days ago. Kyle and special guest Michael Jenkinson discuss how Triple H's has changed the format for this year's Survivor Series, as well as the best Survivor Series elimination matches in WWE history. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear this full podcast (nearly 90 minutes in length), as well as close to 100 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. We'd be honored to have you as a subscriber. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. We have a 'Classics' episode on World Class Championship Wrestling releasing later this week. Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/23/202218 minutes, 3 seconds
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AEW Full Gear Review (MJF & Hayter Reign, Elite Return)

Join us as we review this yeaer's AEW Full Gear PPV event. We talk MJF winning the AEW World Championship, the return of The Elite, Jamie Hayter wins the women's title and much more. Thanks to Jesse Velasquez of 'Wrestling Unplugged and Undeniable' and Carl Longhawn for joining us. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/20/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 54 seconds
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MJF as World Champion? AEW Full Gear Preview

Join us as we preview this Saturday's AEW Full Gear PPV event. We talk about the possibility of MJF defeating Jon Moxley for the AEW World Title, the return of The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks), and much more. Thanks to Jesse Velasquez of 'Wrestling Unplugged and Undeniable' and Matthew of 'Southern Fried Wrestlecast' for joining us. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/18/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 55 seconds
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Roman Reigns vs. Logan Paul: Best Celebrity Match Ever?

Ryan and Kyle are back to discuss WWE Crown Jewel, the highs and lows from the show, and where Roman Reigns vs. Logan Paul ranks historically as a celebrity match. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/8/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 41 seconds
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Classics: WWF Badd Blood 1997 (First Hell In A Cell!)

Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time and relive WWF Badd Blood In Your House from October 1997. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event (the death of Brian Pillman being the big one), and so much more. Of course, a sizable portion is spent discussing the first-ever Hell In A Cell match between Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at close to 2 hours and 20 minutes)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics' and 'TRN Extra'). There are now more than 90 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/30/202218 minutes, 22 seconds
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Extra: Brian Pillman 25 Years Later (with Liam O'Rourke)

Enjoy a free selection from this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon-exclusive feed just days ago. Kyle and special guest Liam O'Rourke discuss the impact of Brian Pillman 25 years after his death. Plus, some discussion on Vince McMahon, Tony Khan, and control of a wrestling locker room. Liam's book on Pillman (Crazy Like A Fox) won the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Book of the Year Award for 2017. Also, check out Liam's podcast, Squared Circle Gazette Radio, and he is a regular contributor on our 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show, exclusive to Patrons. So head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear this full podcast (nearly 2 hours in length), as well as over 90 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. We'd be honored to have you as a subscriber. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. We have a 'Classics' episode on WWF In Your House: Badd Blood 1997 releasing this weekend. Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/27/202217 minutes, 54 seconds
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CM Punk Update: Possible WWE Return, AEW Buyout

The latest on CM Punk and his status with AEW, a possible buyout of his contract, and looking back on his one year with the company. Could he return to WWE? Join us as we discuss the possible options. Thanks to Jesse Velasquez of the Wrestling Unplugged and Undeniable podcast for joining us. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/23/202258 minutes, 48 seconds
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WCW Halloween Havoc Complete History, Best Matches

This year's WWE NXT Halloween Havoc airs tonight, so join us as we look back at some of the greatest matches and moments from the original events. We examine the full history of NWA/WCW Halloween Havoc from 1989-2000, and what we ended up with here is one of our favorite historical podcasts that we have ever done. Note: This show was originally released in October 2020 (Ep. 180) and is presented once again here as a bonus this week. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/22/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 19 seconds
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WWE Extreme Rules, Bray Wyatt, and An Honest Discussion on Wrestling Discourse

We talk about what is and is not honest about wrestling discourse today; media coverage of the industry and what sometimes behind the scenes that can sometimes influences honest criticism. Oh, and our general thoughts on WWE Extreme Rules and Bray Wyatt's return so far as well. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 43 seconds
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Kaia McKenna Talks Training with Seth Rollins, AEW, GCW, More

Kaia McKenna joins us on the show this week to discuss training at the Black and Brave Wrestling Academy with Seth Rollins and Marek Brave, appearing on AEW and wrestling Thunder Rosa, her work with Beyond Wrestling and GCW ,and much more. Plus, we have some fun just geeking out on wrestling in general. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/6/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 36 seconds
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Classics: ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999

Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time and relive ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Taz drops the ECW title in a triple threat to Mike Awesome, RVD vs. Balls Mahoney, Taijiri vs. Super Crazy vs. Little Guido, Lance Storm vs. Jerry Lynn, and much more.  Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at just over 2 hours)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics' and 'TRN Extra'). There are now more than 90 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/30/202218 minutes, 42 seconds
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Extra: WWE's Current Hierarchy

Enjoy a free selection from this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon-exclusive feed just days ago. Kyle and special guest Kyle Ryan discuss the current hierarchy of WWE, as well as the state of NXT. The entire podcast is just under two hours in length, and the only way to hear the full show is by becoming a Patron. So head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the full podcast, as well as nearly 90 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. We'd be honored to have you as a subscriber. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. We have a 'Classics' episode on SummerSlam 1992 that just dropped and one on ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999 releasing this week.. Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/26/202218 minutes
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Did AEW Dynamite Grand Slam Live Up To The Hype?

We check-in immediately following AEW Dynamite Grand Slam and discuss what we saw Wednesday night from Arthur Ashe Stadium. Bryan Danielson vs. Jon Moxley. The Acclaimed have their moment. Chris Jericho wins the ROH title. Saraya (Paige) makes her debut. And much more. Did it all live up to the hype? What problems continue to plague AEW? Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/22/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 17 seconds
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WCW Nitro's Debut Episode, 27 Years Later (Classics Freebie)

A special bonus this week as presented here, in full, is our 'Top Rope Nation Classics' episode on the WCW Nitro debut episode from the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN back in September 1995. This bonus show was released exclusively to our Patreon supporters three years ago and is being heard here on our main feed for the very first time. Our next show will be this Wednesday night, immediately after AEW Dynamite Grand Slam goes off the air. Join us live by subscribing to our YouTube channel, we want a good crowd! https://www.youtube.com/topropenation If you want to hear more of our 'Classics' and 'Extra' bonus shows, close to 100 in total right now and growing every month, sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/16/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 41 seconds
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Extra: The History of the WWE Intercontinental Championship (and Best Champs)

Enjoy a free selection from this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon-exclusive feed just days ago. Kyle and Rick Skelton discuss the complete history of the WWE Intercontinental Championship and name their Mt. Rushmores of champions. The entire podcast is just under two hours in length, and the only way to hear the full show is by becoming a Patron. So head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the full podcast, as well as nearly 90 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. We'd be honored to have you as a subscriber. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. We have a 'Classics' episode on SummerSlam 1992 that just dropped and one on ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999 releasing at the end of the month. Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/10/202218 minutes
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The Latest on CM Punk and The Elite, All Out Live Perspective

Ryan and Kyle check in to discuss the latest on the status of CM Punk and The Elite (Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks) with AEW following the backstage fight at All Out and that wild media scrum. We've got some updates on how the status of Punk in particular seemed to fluctuate throughout the day on Tuesday. Plus, Ryan discusses what it was like to attend AEW All Out in Chicago in person and brings that live perspective for a discussion on the event itself. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/7/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 25 seconds
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WWE Clash at the Castle Quick Review

Kyle checks in with a quick review of Saturday's WWE Clash at the Castle event. Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns. Seth Rollins vs. Matt Riddle. Sheamus vs. Gunther. And much more. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/4/202220 minutes, 26 seconds
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AEW All Out, WWE Clash at the Castle Previews

It's a massive Labor Day weekend on the horizon with WWE Clash at the Castle and AEW All Out. We're here to preview both big shows, make our predictions, discuss whether Roman Reigns will drop the title to Drew McIntyre, and talk about AEW turning the tide this week on Jon Moxley vs. CM Punk. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/2/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 43 seconds
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Classics: WWF SummerSlam 1992

Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time and relive WWF SummerSla 1992 from Wembley Stadium. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog, Macho Man Randy Savage vs. The Ultimate Warrior, and so much more. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at over 2 hours and 40 minutes)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics' and 'TRN Extra'). There are now more than 85 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/31/202218 minutes, 34 seconds
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AEW's Messy Build To All Out Does Them No Favors

Our co-host Kyle attended AEW Dynamite in Cleveland this week. He provides an eye witness account to what happened in the arena following that bizarre CM Punk vs. Jon Moxley match. This turns into a bit of a rant on the state of AEW and where they have failed in their build to All Out (and what could have been different). Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/26/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 4 seconds
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Extra: The State of AEW One Year After CM Punk's Arrival

Our flagship podcast will drop this Friday morning as we talk about all the latest news going on in wrestling - and there's a lot of it. Until then, enjoy a free selection from this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon-exclusive feed on Saturday. Kyle and Jesse Velasquez of the Wrestling Unplugged and Undeniable podcast discuss the current state of AEW, CM Punk, AEW creative, and the booking direction for All Out. The entire podcast is 1 hour and 40 minutes, and the only way to hear the full show is by becoming a Patron. So head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the full podcast, as well as over 80 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. We'd be honored to have you as a subscriber. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. We have a 'Classics' episode on Canadian Stampede 1997 that just dropped and one on SummerSlam 1992 releasing next week. Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/23/202217 minutes, 45 seconds
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Macho Man Randy Savage's Greatest Matches (Fantasy Draft Style)

It's been a long time coming, but we're finally back with another fantasy draft episode! Join us as we count down the greatest matches in the career of "Macho Man" Randy Savage through five rounds of action. A really fun discussion that unearths some gems you may not be familiar with. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/20/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 42 seconds
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CM Punk's Return, His Future Feuds, and Grading Triple H So Far

CM Punk returned on AEW Dynamite this week, to the surprise of most, and we're talking about his pending match with Jon Moxley at All Out, as well as Punk's possible future feuds after that. Plus, thoughts on AEW's Quake By The Lake in general. Then, we go to the WWE side of things and look at Triple H's time as head of WWE creative so far (and what we think about the direction the company is heading now). Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/12/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 12 seconds
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Classics: WWF Canadian Stampede 1997

Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time and relive WWF In Your House: Canadian Stampede - one of the best WWF PPVs of the 1990s. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. The Hart Foundation vs. Steve Austin, LOD, Ken Shamrock, and Goldust. Vader vs. The Undertaker. Triple H vs. Mankind. Great Sasuke vs. Taka Michinoku. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 2 hours and 20 minutes)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics' and 'TRN Extra'). There are now 85 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/5/202217 minutes, 53 seconds
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WWE SummerSlam Review and Reaction

Join us as we review WWE SummerSlam 2022 and discuss all of the results from Nashville. Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar, Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch, Liv Morgan vs. Ronda Rousey, the Street Profits vs. The Usos, and more. We're covering it all. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/31/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 19 seconds
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Extra: Will Triple H Taking Over WWE Creative Really Matter?

Our flagship podcast will drop Sunday morning this week as we review SummerSlam 2022. Until then, enjoy a free selection from this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon-exclusive feed on Thursday. Kyle and Liam O'Rourke discuss Triple H taking WWE creative in this segment, including whether it will make a difference for WWE and what it means long term. This segment clocks in just under 40 minutes and is presented here in full. However, the entire podcast is around 2 hours in length as the two of them go on to have a great historical discussion on the best and worst SummerSlams - and the only way to hear the full show is by becoming a Patron. So head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the full podcast, as well as over 80 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. We'd be honored to have you as a subscriber. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. We have a 'Classics' episode on Canadian Stampede 1997 that will release next week. Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/29/202239 minutes, 46 seconds
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CM Punk & Bryan Danielson Updates, ROH Death Before Dishonor Review

We review Saturday night's ROH Death Before Dishonor PPV event, going through all the results and reactions to what went down. Did FTR and The Briscoes live up to the hype? Claudio vs. Jonathan Gresham, Samoa Joe vs. Jay Lethal, and much more. Plus, we provide some updates on Bryan Danielson and CM Punk returning from injury, and we wrap with some more thoughts on Vince McMahon's exit from WWE. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/24/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 31 seconds
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Breaking: Vince McMahon Retires From WWE!

Vince McMahon announced his retirement from WWE on Friday afternoon in a shocking move. We check in to react to the news, have some updates on who will take over in charge now as WWE Chair and CEO, news on tonight's SmackDown and a big meeting scheduled to take place, and much more. As this was a spur of the moment podcast with very little prep, please be aware that this may be a little sporadic! Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/22/202218 minutes, 48 seconds
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Extra: WWE Rewrites the Bret Hart/Shawn Michaels Story Yet Again

Our flagship podcast will drop two days later this week as Ryan and Justin will be back on Sunday morning to review Saturday night's ROH PPV event featuring AEW talent. Until then, enjoy a free teaser of this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon-exclusive feed on Thursday. Ryan does a comprehensive breakdown of the WWE Rivals episode that recently aired on A&E focused on Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels -- and he doesn't lay off his gripes with the historical rewriting that goes on. The full podcast is around 30 minutes in length. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the full podcast, as well as over 80 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. We'd be honored to have you as a subscriber. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. We have a 'Classics' episode on Canadian Stampede 1997 that will release next week. Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/22/202217 minutes, 1 second
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'Dynamite & Davey: The Explosive Lives of the British Bulldogs' with Steven Bell

Ryan sits down for a discussion with author Steven Bell on his new book 'Dynamite & Davey: The Explosive Lives of the British Bulldogs.' Learn about the research and process of writing the book, some great talk about the Bulldogs and their place in history, of course some geeking out on wrestling history, and a lot more. You can pick-up the book on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3z0nCwl Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/15/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 41 seconds
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Show Update, WWF Invasion 2001 Classics Freebie

First thing this week, Ryan has an update on the status of the show, what's planned in the weeks ahead, and the biggest thing you can do to help us right now ( Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/topropenation ) Next, as a special freebie this week, we present in full our Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' bonus podcast from July 2021 looking back at the WWF Invasion 2001 PPV event. Prior to today, this podcast has only been heard by our Patreon supporters. Now, hear one of these bonus podcasts in its entirety for yourself and see what you've been missing out on! This is only the second time we have released a 'Classics' show in full to the general audience, outside of Patreon. If you liked this full episode and want to hear every single edition of the 'Classics' bonus podcast we have done in the past (30+ episodes) and the episodes we will be releasing in the future, plus every edition of 'Top Rope Nation Extra' (50+ episodes, with multiple new episodes monthly), head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to support us and gain exclusive access. We'd be honored to have your support.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/8/20222 hours, 15 minutes, 32 seconds
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WWE Money In The Bank Review and Reaction

We go over all the results and storylines from WWE's Money In The Bank event from Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. We talk about both the men's and women's Money In The Bank matches, Liv Morgan's cash-ins, Theory's divisive win, a very good tag team match, whether it's time for Montez Ford to move forward in the singles division and more. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/3/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 58 seconds
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Extra: WWE and AEW Criticisms, Defining WWE Eras

Enjoy a free teaser of this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon-exclusive feed on Tuesday. Rick Skelton joins Kyle Ross to look at some criticisms of both AEW and WWE currently, how one defines the different eras of WWE history, and much more. The full podcast is around 90 minutes in length, presented here is the first 15 minutes. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the full podcast, as well as over 80 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. We just released a new edition on WCW Great American Bash 1996 and will have another episode of 'Classics' dropping in a couple of weeks. Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/29/202218 minutes, 28 seconds
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AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door Review and Reaction

We check in with our full review of AEW's Forbidden Door PPV event from Sunday at Chicago's United Center, presented alongside New Japan Pro Wrestling. We go through all of the Forbidden Door results, the discussion points coming out of the show, and look at where this one ranks historically. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/27/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 59 seconds
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Classics: WCW Great American Bash 1996

Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time and relive WCW Great American Bash 1996 - one of the greatest WCW PPVs in history. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Rey Mysterio vs. Dean Malenko. Chris Benoit vs. Kevin Sullivan. Mongo McMichael and Kevin Greene vs. Ric Flair and Arn Anderson. The Outsiders attack Eric Bischoff. And so much more! Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 2 hours and 9 minutes)! We'd be honored to have your support.  We'll be back on the main feed this Monday to review AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door. Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics' and 'TRN Extra'). There are over 80 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/24/202217 minutes, 56 seconds
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Vince McMahon Under Fire, Sasha Banks and Randy Orton Updates

This week's show covers a lot of ground. We start by discussing the Vince McMahon story that broke on Wednesday concerning what is reported to be a $3 million hush money deal stemming from an affair with a worker at WWE. We discuss the story, the details that are known right now, and what the long term ramifications could be. Then, we talk the latest on Sasha Banks and her status with WWE, Randy Orton's injury, and have some thoughts on this week's AEW Dynamite.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/17/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 47 seconds
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AEW's Creative Problems, WWE's Superstar Problem

This week's flagship takes a look at an uneven edition of AEW Dynamite, the AEW title picture, the addition of a new championship (the All Atlantic Title?!), Wardlow since he defeated MJF, and more. Plus, we look at some challenges facing WWE this summer due to their lack of star power.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/10/202257 minutes, 8 seconds
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WWE Hell In A Cell Review, CM Punk Injury Update

We are back to review WWE Hell In A Cell in full, including a long discussion on Cody Rhodes' gruesome pectoral injury and the possible booking directions for WWE coming out of this event. We also discuss CM Punk's injury, the AEW title situation, and the interim champion that will be crowned at Forbidden Door. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/6/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 26 seconds
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Rewind: WWE's Best Hell In A Cell Matches

Getting you ready for this Sunday's WWE Hell In A Cell event, we take you back into the Top Rope Nation archives for a discussion from September 2019. On this show, we looked at our own personal Mt. Rushmores when it comes to WWE Hell In A Cell matches. Ryan, Justin, and Kyle pick their top four cell matches of all time. A really fun discussion that looks back at some of the most iconic matches in WWE history. We finished the discussion looking at the state of the match in 2019 (and this still pertains to 2022) and whether or not it has been watered down over the years.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/4/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 52 seconds
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AEW Double or Nothing Review - Live From Las Vegas!

Join us as we recap AEW Double or Nothing. The Top Rope Nation crew attended the show live and rundown our experience, live from the Blue Wire Studios at the Wynn on the Las Vegas Strip. CM Punk vs. Hangman Adam Page. Anarchy in the Arena. MJF vs. Wardlow (and all of those rumors). It's all covered here. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/31/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 6 seconds
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Extra: The Greatest 'Attitude Era' Match

Our flagship show will be back on Monday with a full review of AEW Double or Nothing (recorded live in Las Vegas!). Until then, enjoy a free teaser of this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon feed on Tuesday. Michael Jenkinson joins Kyle Ross to look at the Over The Edge 1998 match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Dude Love - arguably the greatest match of the WWF Attitude Era. The full podcast is around 75 minutes in length, presented here is the first 15 minutes. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the full podcast, as well as nearly 80 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. We just released a new edition on Judgment Day 2000 and will have another episode of 'Classics' dropping in a couple of weeks. Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/29/202218 minutes, 21 seconds
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AEW Double or Nothing Preview, WWE Moves MITB Location

Join us for a fun (and loose!) AEW Double or Nothing preview show. We go through all the matches and make our predictions for the winners. Plus, we talk about the weekend in Las Vegas that awaits us. Then, we look at WWE moving Money In The Bank from Allegiant Stadium to the MGM Grand Garden Arena and some of the possible reasons for that decision. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/27/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 35 seconds
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Classics: WWF Judgment Day 2000

Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time and relive WWF Judgment Day 2000. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. The Rock vs. Triple H in an Iron Man Match, The Undertaker's return, Guerrero vs. Saturn vs. Malenko, and much more. It's all here. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 2 hours and 17 minutes)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 'Extra' shows). There are over 75 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/20/202219 minutes, 8 seconds
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Exclusive Roman Reigns Update, AEW Double or Nothing Direction

During our WWE WrestleMania Backlash review show earlier this week, we broke the news that Roman Reigns' new WWE deal didn't just include a clause about limited house show dates - he'll also be working a reduced television and premium live event schedule. We recap that news and have another exclusive update on when he started negotiating with WWE for a new deal. Then, we look at the direction for AEW Double or Nothing in just over two weeks, possible matches that could be added to the card, and try our hand at predicting the Owen Hart Foundation Cup tournament winners. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/13/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 30 seconds
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WWE WrestleMania Backlash Review, Roman Reigns News

We're back to review Sunday night's WrestleMania Backlash show. We go through all of the results, talk storyline direction coming out of Backlash, and a lot more. Plus, an update on the status of Roman Reigns, including a bit of information that has not yet been reported regarding his schedule over the next several months (and years). Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/9/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 21 seconds
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WrestleMania Backlash Preview, Forbidden Door, Must-See Matches List

There's a lot to discuss on the Top Rope Nation flagship this week. We preview this Sunday's WrestleMania Backlash show, discuss AEW and NJPW selling out the United Center for Forbidden Door, some thoughts on this week's Dynamite, and we close by discussing the "Must-See Matches" project. Check out our friends at WrestleRumble and win up to $1,000 this Sunday! www.WrestleRumble.com Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/6/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 49 seconds
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Classics: Spring Stampede 1994, WCW's Greatest PPV?

Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time and relive WCW Spring Stampede 1994. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Flair vs. Steamboat. Sting vs. Rude. Arguably Cactus Jack's craziest tag team match. It's all here. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 2 hours and 20 minutes)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 'Extra' shows). There are over 75 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/29/202218 minutes, 52 seconds
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AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door Announced, Bad Faith Critics Get It Wrong

This week we discuss Tony Khan announcing the big AEW and NJPW supershow, Forbidden Door, which will take place June 26th in Chicago. We discuss some options as to how we would book the show, as well as a good discussion on expanding a wrestling company's business and why the bad faith critics on social media are wrong with their diagnosis. Plus, we look at hits and misses from this week's Dynamite and remember Rick Rude on the 23rd anniversary of his tragic passing. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/22/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 23 seconds
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Extra: AEW Fallout, Double or Nothing Booking Direction

Our flagship show will be back this Friday morning as usual with a full episode here on our main feed. Until then, enjoy a free teaser of this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon feed on Tuesday. Good friend of the pod Liam O'Rourke returns alongside Kyle Ross to look at the fallout from AEW Rampage and Battle of the Belts, as well as the future booking direction for the Double or Nothing PPV next month. The full podcast is just over 90 minutes in length, presented here is a couple of selections from the show. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the full podcast, as well as 75 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. Next week, we'll be releasing a new episode featuring Spring Stampede 1994. Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/20/202218 minutes, 42 seconds
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Cody Rhodes and the WWE Title Picture, AEW Dynamite Hits and Misses

We look at what was a great edition of AEW Dynamite, until that finish. We have some thoughts on the direction for AEW Double or Nothing as well the tag team title picture. Plus, we examine Cody Rhodes' return to WWE so far and whether he should get a run with the title. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/15/202252 minutes, 45 seconds
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Classics Freebie! WWE WrestleMania 22

As a special bonus to all of our listeners this week, we are releasing, in full, our Patreon-exclusive bonus podcast from March 2021 looking back at WrestleMania 22 (a show which Ryan attended live). Prior to today, this podcast has only been heard by our Patreon supporters. Now, hear one of these bonus podcasts in its entirety for yourself and see what you've been missing out on! If you liked this full episode and want to hear every single edition of the 'Classics' bonus podcast we have done in the past, and the episodes we will be releasing in the future, head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to support us on Patreon. We'd be honored to have your support. There are close to 80 bonus podcasts from us available the minute you sign up, including 28 editions of 'Classics.' Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/8/20222 hours, 39 minutes, 45 seconds
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WWE WrestleMania 38, Night Two Review and Results

We break down the full WWE WrestleMania 38 Night Two results. A really fun RAW Tag Team Title match, Johnny Knoxville vs. Sami Zayn, Edge vs. AJ Styles, Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory (and Vince McMahon), Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar and much more. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/4/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 4 seconds
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WWE WrestleMania 38, Night One Review and Results

We break down the full WrestleMania 38 Night One results. Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins vs. a returning Cody Rhodes, Stone Cold Steve Austin taking on Kevin Owens in his first match in 19 years, Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair, and much more. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/3/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 53 seconds
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WWE WrestleMania 38 Preview and Predictions Show

It's time for our sixth annual WWE WrestleMania preview show. Ryan, Kyle, and Justin are joined by Ryan Huffman to talk about all the matches that will take place in Arlington, Texas this weekend. We also predict the results and have some healthy discussions about the state of creative and where these WrestleMania results could lead us over the next couple of months. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/30/20222 hours, 5 minutes, 58 seconds
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Rebooking WrestleMania Main Events

First of all, we have an update on our plans for WrestleMania 38 week. This includes revealing our full schedule of podcasts, three of them in total, which will drop over the next week starting on Tuesday night. Then, 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 re-working of WrestleMania XI.  This is a show that was originally released (Ep. 139) back in April 2020. However, it was a fun one that fits the mood of WrestleMania week, and since we've reached a lot of new listeners over the last two years, many of you have probably never heard it! Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/27/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 29 seconds
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Classics: WrestleMania 3 (The 35th Anniversary!)

Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, for the event's 35th anniversary, we go back in time to relive WrestleMania 3. The full podcast includes some largely unknown anecdotes about Aretha Franklin's involvement, some recent news on the debated attendance number, some hilarious discussion on the undercard, and of course a lot on the biggest matches on the card that night at the Pontiac Silverdome. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 2 hours and 34 minutes)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 'Extra' shows). There are over 70 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/25/202218 minutes
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Remembering Scott Hall: His Career and Greatest Moments

We are joined by Frank Peteani of Pro Wrestling Torch and Jesse Velasquez of the Wrestling Unplugged and Undeniable podcast to discuss the life and legacy of Scott Hall aka Razor Ramon. We discuss his career, from his early days in Florida, to WCW, WWF, back to WCW for the nWo, and more. A great trip down memory lane commemorating the Bad Guy. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/16/20221 hour, 57 minutes, 41 seconds
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AEW Revolution Review: What A Night For Pro Wrestling

We break down the AEW Revolution results from last night and give our perspective on what was an excellent night of pro wrestling in Orlando. MJF vs. CM Punk in a Dog Collar Match, Adam Cole vs. Adam Page for the AEW Championship, Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Kingston, and much more! Plus, some backstage news thrown in on WWE Raw and the lay of the land for WrestleMania. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/7/20221 hour
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AEW Revolution Preview, Tony Khan Buys ROH

We preview this Sunday's AEW Revolution PPV and make our predictions for the show. Plus, all the latest on Tony Khan purchasing ROH (including what we've heard on the purchase price) and some discussion about Vince McMahon's appearance on The Pat McAfee Show. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/4/202257 minutes, 5 seconds
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Classics: Chi-Town Rumble 1989

We will be back next week with a preview for AEW Revolution. In the meantime, here is a special free preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' retro podcast. We go back in time and look at NWA Chi-Town Rumble 1989 - Flair vs. Steamboat! A full examination of the time period, all of the matches on the show, and a really deep discussion on the booking of 1989 NWA/WCW. This preview only scratches the surface of what you'll hear during the full show. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at just under 2 hours)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 'Extra' shows). There are over 70 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/25/202219 minutes, 26 seconds
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WWE Elimination Chamber Review: Average Isn't Good Enough

Ryan and Kyle run through the WWE Elimination Chamber results and look at some of the issues that this show in Saudi Arabia had. Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar, title for title, at WrestleMania 38 is now official. But what about everyone else? We discuss. Plus, Cody Rhodes' prospects coming back to this promotion. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/20/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 21 seconds
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Extra: Cody Rhodes/WWE, Elimination Chamber History

Our flagship show will be back this Sunday with a review of WWE Elimination Chamber. This week on our 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show for Patreon, friend of the pod Liam O'Rourke returns to look at the history of WWE's Elimination Chamber match over the years. Plus, a discussion on the latest news with Cody Rhodes leaving AEW and possibly going back to WWE. The full podcast is nearly 2 hours long, this is the first 15 minutes here as a preview on our main feed. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every single week in full! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays (ad free for Patrons). The only way to hear from us twice per week! Our archive of Patreon bonus shows is now close to 80 episodes deep. In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/17/202219 minutes, 38 seconds
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Keith Lee's AEW Arrival, WWE Elimination Chamber Direction

Keith Lee and "Switchblade" Jay White arrived in AEW on Wednesday night, and we were treated to one of the best editions of Dynamite in many months. We break it all down and call out Lee's naysayers. Plus, we also look at the direction for next week's WWE Elimination Chamber. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/11/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 36 seconds
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WWE Morale Low, Shane McMahon's Out, AEW Dynamite Thoughts

Last weekend's WWE Royal Rumble event was a let down, not just for fans, but for the company itself. Shane McMahon looks to have been the fall guy, morale is at an all time low in the locker room, and the road to WrestleMania has become muddied. We've got an exclusive news item on one voice in the writer's room who wants to do something unique. Plus, thoughts on AEW Dynamite this week and the creative direction for their Revolution PPV. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/4/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 26 seconds
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WWE Royal Rumble 2022 Review: The Worst Rumble Ever?

We look at all the WWE Royal Rumble 2022 results and analyze the fallout from the big event in St. Louis. Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey win the Rumble matches, Bobby Lashley is the new WWE Champion, and more. Were these the worst Rumble matches in the history of the event? We discuss. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/30/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 51 seconds
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Classics: WWF Royal Rumble 1992

We will be back this Sunday with a full review of this year's Royal Rumble event. In the meantime, here is a special free preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' retro podcast. We go back in time and look at WWF Royal Rumble 1992. A full examination of the time period, all of the matches on the show, and a really deep discussion on why the '92 Rumble is still the greatest of them all. In the second half of this preview, starting around the 8 minute mark, you'll hear a great portion of that discussion. It only scratches the surface of what you'll hear during the full show, though. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at 2 hours and 23 minutes)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 'Extra' shows). There are over 60 bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/28/202219 minutes, 25 seconds
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Extra: The Evolution of the Royal Rumble Match (with Liam O'Rourke)

This week on our 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show, friend of the pod Liam O'Rourke returns to look at the evolution of WWE's Royal Rumble Match over the years. A thorough examination of how the match itself has changed conceptually since its creation. A perfect companion piece as you get ready for this Saturday's Rumble match! Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every single week in full! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays (ad free for Patrons). The only way to hear from us twice per week! Our archive of Patreon bonus shows is now close to 80 episodes deep. In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/25/202218 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Best WWE Royal Rumble Entrants of All Time

Time to get historical once again as we look at the greatest WWE Royal Rumble competitors of all time! Michael Jenkinson join Ryan, Kyle, and Justin to look at, by the numbers, who ranks at the top of the list of the all time best Royal Rumble'ers. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/21/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 19 seconds
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Debating the 1992 Royal Rumble with Jon Alba

Ryan is joined on the show this week by Jon Alba. We talk about Jon's work with Ad Free Shows, Kurt Angle, and Matt Hardy, among others. Next, it's on to this week's AEW Dynamite and some discussion about AEW's creative direction, roster size, and potential future world champions. We finish up by hashing it out over Jon's take on Twitter that the 1992 Royal Rumble is overrated.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/14/20221 hour, 15 seconds
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AEW Dynamite Fallout, WWE Cuts (and Lack of Synergy!)

On the heels of AEW's first Dynamite on TBS, we're talking Bryan Danielson vs. Adam Page, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus winning the AEW Tag Team Titles, Rey Fenix's nasty injury, WWE's recent cuts, and the lack of synergy between WWE and the NXT brand over the last couple of years. Why has Triple H fallen out of favor? Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/7/202252 minutes, 6 seconds
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WWE Day 1 Review and Reaction

The first-ever edition of WWE Day 1 took place on Saturday night in Atlanta. Ryan and Kyle review the full show, which featured Roman Reigns being pulled from the card at the last minute due to a positive COVID-19 test, Brock Lesnar winning the WWE Championship, Edge vs. The Miz, and a lot more. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/2/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 58 seconds
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WWE Day 1 PPV Preview

Kyle checks in with this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show, presented here as our monthly 'Extra' freebie on the main feed. He quickly previews this Saturday's WWE Day 1 PPV event. We'll be back on Sunday morning with a full review of the show. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every week! There was actually another edition this week with Ryan and Justin talking about their favorite Christmas wrestling memories. Patrons get access to this bonus podcast every single week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays. The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/30/202116 minutes, 58 seconds
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Classics Freebie! WWE's Most Watched Show Ever

As a Christmas present to all of our listeners this year, we are releasing, in full, our Patreon-exclusive bonus podcast from February 2021 looking back at the Feb. 5, 1988 edition of WWF's The Main Event, the most-watched WWF/WWE event in history. Prior to today, this podcast has only been heard by our Patreon supporters. Now, hear one of these bonus podcasts in its entirety for yourself and see what you've been missing out on! If you liked this full episode and want to hear every single edition of the 'Classics' bonus podcast we have done in the past, and the episodes we will be releasing in the future (two new editions coming in January!) head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to support us on Patreon. We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 'Extra' shows). There are over 60 bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/26/20211 hour, 53 minutes, 2 seconds
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Extra: AEW Creative Direction, This Week's Dynamite

Kyle checks-in with our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus podcast that is presented exclusively for our Patreon supporters. Hear the first 10 minutes of the show as a teaser, free for everyone, as he talks about Wednesday night's edition of AEW Dynamite, including some positives (and flaws) with AEW's current direction. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every single week in full! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays (ad free for Patrons). The only way to hear from us twice per week! PLUS: We are giving way a free Top Rope Nation snapback on New Years Eve to one lucky Patron. Sign up so you're involved in the drawing. You could win! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/24/202113 minutes, 3 seconds
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WWE Promised Change 3 Years Ago - What Has Happened Since?

Three years ago tonight on WWE Monday Night RAW, the McMahon family (Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Shane McMahon, and Triple H) came out on and acknowledged that the product had been disappointing and they weren't listening to their fans. They promised change, but what has really happened since then? We look at the last three years and whether the company is better or worse off, creatively, since that time. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/17/20211 hour, 55 minutes, 47 seconds
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Jeff Hardy Released, Is Johnny Gargano's Future AEW?

We catch up on all of the latest news in the wrestling world this week, including Jeff Hardy's release, Johnny Gargano's future, Blackjack Lanza's death, AEW and NXT ratings, and even a difficult trivia question! Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/202159 minutes, 43 seconds
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Classics: WWF Survivor Series 1996

This is a special free preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WWF Survivor Series 1996. The show featured Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin, Sid vs. Shawn Michaels, and the debut of Rocky Maivia (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson). Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at 2 hours and 10 minutes)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 'Extra' shows). There are over 60 bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/3/202117 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Origins of the WWE Survivor Series (Remixed)

With the WWE Survivor Series having occurred last weekend, we examine the history of the show itself. This is a selection from a podcast we recorded back in November 2016, a real deep dive on what led to WWE creating the event in 1987 (their second-ever yearly PPV, only behind WrestleMania). The rivalry between Jim Crockett Promotions and the WWF is examined in depth. If you enjoy this selection on the origins of the Survivor Series, check out the full podcast (Episode 13) from November 2016 as Ryan and Kyle go on to review the 1987, 1988, and 1989 shows in full. Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows ad free, a free gift for signing-up, access to our weekly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Extra' and monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' and more! Next week, a new episode of 'Classics' drops as we review the 1996 Survivor Series.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/27/202131 minutes, 3 seconds
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Extra: CM Punk and MJF Light It Up on AEW Dynamite

Ryan and Justin check-in with our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus podcast that is presented exclusively for our Patreon supporters. Hear the first 15 minutes of the show as a teaser, free for everyone, as we talk about Wednesday night's edition of AEW Dynamite, including an awesome CM Punk/MJF segment, Bryan Danielson vs. Colt Cabana, and a great main event. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every single week in full! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays (ad free for Patrons). The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/25/202118 minutes
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WWE Survivor Series Review - The Rock Has NOT Come Back

Ryan and Kyle check-in to review Sunday night's divisive WWE Survivor Series PPV event in Brooklyn. We discuss The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, not showing up on the show despite WWE leaning heavily into that direction by building the event around his 25th anniversary with the company, Roman Reigns vs. Big E, Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch, and much more. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/23/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 53 seconds
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Extra: Hangman vs Danielson, Punk vs MJF Teased on AEW Dynamite

Ryan and Justin check-in with our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus podcast that is presented exclusively for our Patreon supporters. Hear the first 15 minutes of the show as a teaser, free for everyone, as we talk about Wednesday night's edition of AEW Dynamite, including the teases for Adam Page vs. Bryan Danielson and CM Punk vs. MJF. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every single week in full! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays (ad free for Patrons). The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/18/202117 minutes, 59 seconds
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Our AEW Full Gear Live Experience (and Review)

Ryan and Justin attended AEW Full Gear live this past Saturday night in Minneapolis at the Target Center (as well as Rampage the night before in the same venue). The two of them give their account of the show from the audience in-person, while Kyle compares this to what he noticed watching live on television. It's our AEW Full Gear review! For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a quarterly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/16/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 3 seconds
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AEW Full Gear Preview, Dynamite Thoughts

Kyle and Justin check in with this week's bonus show on the Spotify Greenroom app. Immediately following Wednesday night's AEW Dynamite, we discussed that show and previewed this Saturday night's AEW Full Gear PPV event. Full match by match breakdowns of what should be a tremendous PPV in Minneapolis at Full Gear. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every week! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays. The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/20211 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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Extra: WWE Releases Keith Lee, Ember Moon, Karrion Kross, and More

Ryan and Kyle check-in with our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus podcast that is presented exclusively for our Patreon supporters. Hear the first 15 minutes of the show as a teaser, free for everyone, as we talk about the WWE releases from Thursday - Keith Lee, Ember Moon, Eva Marie, Karrion Kross, Scarlett Bordeaux and more. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every single week in full! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays (ad free for Patrons). The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/5/202118 minutes, 9 seconds
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WWE Has Failed Bianca Belair, Mailbag (WWF, AEW, WCW, More)

It's a jam-packed show this week with the TRN crew covering a multitude of topics. We talk about how Bianca Belair has been put in unwinnable situations by WWE, the 2022 WWE PPV calendar, plus a massive mailbeg segment with questions on Classic WWF, the Attitude Era, WCW, AEW, the Survivor Series concept, and a lot more. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/3/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 15 seconds
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Classics: WWF Smack 'Em, Whack 'Em

This is a special preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WWF Smack 'Em, Whack 'Em. This is a legendary Coliseum Video, featuring a profile on Bret Hart that showcased the first-ever WWF ladder match (Hart vs. Shawn Michaels), as well as Bret Hart's first WWF title victory against Ric Flair.  Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at 2 hours and 15 minutes)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 Spotify Greenroom 'Extra' shows). There are nearly 60 bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/29/202118 minutes, 16 seconds
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WCW Halloween Havoc's Best Matches and Greatest Moments

With WWE NXT scheduled to bring back Halloween Havoc once again this week, we look back at some of the greatest matches and moments from the original events. We examine the full history of NWA/WCW Halloween Havoc from 1989-2000, and what we ended up with here is one of our favorite historical podcasts that we have ever done. Note: This show was originally released in October 2020 (Ep. 180) and is presented once again here as a bonus this week. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/26/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 1 second
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WWE Crown Jewel Review (with Liam O'Rourke)

Kyle is joined on the pod by award winning author and good friend of the show Liam O'Rourke to review Thursday's WWE Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia. Seth Rollins vs. Edge. Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns. King Xavier Woods. Queen's Crown winner Zelina Vega. It's all covered here, only the way that Top Rope Nation can. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/21/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 46 seconds
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WWE King of the Ring's Troubled History

With WWE King of the Ring (and Queen's Crown) happening right now, we decided to look back at the history of the tournament. A history full of some big misses (and a few hits, too). We look at the King of the Ring as it began (house show events), then cover the PPV shows, and look at the television-centric tournaments of recent years. In the end, we're left debating which ones worked, as well as why the majority of the King of the Ring tournaments were a failure. For the best WWE retro t-shirts, including the King of the Ring shirt Ryan was wearing on the podcast, check out our friends at Homage! https://homa.ge/TopRope Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/15/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 31 seconds
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Pro Wrestling's Greatest TV Matches (Fantasy Draft)

Drafts are in the air! With the WWE Draft occurring this past week, as well as discussion of where Bryan Danielson vs. Kenny Omega from a couple of weeks ago ranks historically, we decided to bring back our fantasy draft format. This time, we're changing it up and making it auction style as we count down the greatest television matches (cable/broadcast) in pro wrestling history. We're joined by PWTorch Assistant Editor Zack Heydorn. The show ends up being a great discussion of the best matches to ever air on television in North America. Over the course of the 20 picks (and bidding wars), we talk about some great work by the likes of Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Terry Funk, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, Kenny Omega, Bryan Danielson, Owen Hart, Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle, and many more. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/8/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 36 seconds
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Classics: WWF One Night Only (1997)

This is a special preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WWF One Night Only from 1997. On the pod, we're joined by award-winning author Liam O'Rourke (who attended the show). Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at 2 hours and 15 minutes)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 Spotify Greenroom 'Extra' shows). There are over 50 bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/1/202120 minutes, 11 seconds
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WWE Extreme Rules 2021 Review and Reaction

We went live immediately after the conclusion of WWE Extreme Rules 2021 on Sunday night. We're here to talk about that (terrible) ending, Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor, Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair, Charlotte Flair vs. Alexa Bliss, the Street Profits vs. The Usos and much more. Plus some general comments about WWE creative and the narrative surrounding this show. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/27/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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AEW Dynamite Grand Slam Lived Up To Expectations (and Then Some!)

We recapped AEW Dynamite Grand Slam immediately after the show ended. The event, which aired live from the Arthur Ashe Stadium in NYC, will go down as one of the great wrestling television broadcasts of all time. Kenny Omega vs. Bryan Danielson went to a time limit draw in one of the best TV matches ever. Cody Rhodes was back in action. Britt Baker and Ruby Soho were put in the main event slot. And Sting impressed. We break it all down! Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/23/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 26 seconds
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Extra: Omega vs. Danielson Announced, Dynamite Thoughts, Big E's Title Win

Ryan and Justin check in with this week's bonus show on the Spotify Greenroom app. Immediately following Wednesday night's AEW Dynamite, we discussed that show, the loaded lineups for the next three AEW television shows including NYC next week, Big E's title win on Raw Monday night, the NXT relaunch, and much more. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every week! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays. The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/16/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 45 seconds
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Has Vince McMahon Lost The Midas Touch? Did He Ever Have It?

We discuss WWE's recent troubles at creating stars (and keeping talent in the promotion). We also look at the reasons for these failures and Vince McMahon's legacy with star-making. AEW has become the promotion that young talent are now aspiring to -- we look at why. Plus, AEW defeated WWE RAW this week in the key 18-49 demo for the very first time. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/10/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 41 seconds
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AEW All Out Review (LIVE From Chicago!)

We attended AEW All Out 2021 and what a night it was. Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole debut with AEW, as did Ruby Soho earlier in the show. One of the greatest tag team cage matches of all time. Chris Jericho's career continues. Kenny Omega retains. And so much more! We hit record when we got back to the hotel room to record only our second podcast ever where all of our hosts were in the same room at the same time. Enjoy! Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/6/202143 minutes, 28 seconds
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AEW All Out 2021 Preview and Predictions

We return early this week to preview this Sunday's AEW All Out PPV in Chicago. We look at each and every match on the card, predict the victors, and talk about the creative direction of the company moving forward. Plus, some exclusive news on Daniel Bryan/Bryan Danielson and when WWE is expecting him to debut. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/1/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 55 seconds
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Classics: WWF SummerSlam 1989

This is a special preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WWF SummerSlam 1989. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at just under 2 hours)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 Spotify Greenroom 'Extra' shows). There are over 45 bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/27/202118 minutes, 6 seconds
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WWE SummerSlam 2021 Review and Reaction

It's finally here! Ryan and Kyle check in, albeit slightly late, with their respective reviews of Saturday night's WWE SummerSlam 2021. In one of our more unique PPV recap shows in the pod's history, the two look back at SummerSlam (without knowing what the other host thought!). How well do our views of Becky Lynch/Bianca Belair, Roman Reigns/John Cena, Lashley/Goldberg, and more match up? Do we agree that they blew it with Becky's big return? Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/23/202154 minutes, 2 seconds
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Extra: CM Punk Returns on AEW Rampage!

Ryan and Kyle went live on Spotify Greenroom on Friday night (as we do every week) immediately after AEW Rampage went off the air. We discuss CM Punk's return to wrestling, his prospects in AEW moving forward, talk to someone who was live at the United Center, and take a lot of great calls from fans who are pumped to see Punk back in a wrestling ring. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every week! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays. The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/21/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 21 seconds
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Where WWE NXT Went Wrong, SummerSlam Excitement?

Big changes are in store for WWE NXT. We discuss all the latest news on the behind the scenes moves happening at NXT, where the brand started to lose its way (and why), and discuss what the future could look like. Plus, we talk about this year's SummerSlam build and why our excitement is lacking. Then, we wrap things up with a discussion on the career of Bobby Eaton. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ 20% OFF at HOMAGE.com! We've partnered with the fine folks over at Homage for an exclusive discount for our listeners. If you're not aware, Homage has some of the most popular retro WWE, NBA, MLB, and pop culture t-shirts - and they're probably the softest shirts we've ever worn. Check them out and use the code TOPROPENATION20 at this link https://www.homage.com/?rfsn=5956137.8b3155 Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/13/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 1 second
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WWE and AEW Tribalism, Bray Wyatt and Ric Flair Gone - Adam Cole Soon?

This week on the pod, it's a rapid fire discussion of a lot of current events in the world of professional wrestling. Adam Cole's status, the releases of Ric Flair and Bray Wyatt, why tribalism among wrestling fans is dumb, favorite SummerSlam moments, and much more. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ 20% OFF at HOMAGE.com! We've partnered with the fine folks over at Homage for an exclusive discount for our listeners. If you're not aware, Homage has some of the most popular retro WWE, NBA, MLB, and pop culture t-shirts - and they're probably the softest shirts we've ever worn. Check them out and use the code TOPROPENATION20 at this link https://www.homage.com/?rfsn=5956137.8b3155 Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/6/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 2 seconds
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Classics: WWF Invasion 2001

This is a special preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WWF Invasion 2001. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at just over 2 hours)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 Spotify Greenroom 'Extra' shows). There are over 40 bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/30/202119 minutes, 55 seconds
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Extra: CM Punk and Daniel Bryan to AEW? Dynamite Review

Ryan and Kyle went live on Spotify Greenroom on Wednesday night (as we do every week) to discuss a newsworthy day in pro wrestling. We reviewed AEW Dynamite and discuss the latest on CM Punk and Daniel Bryan potentially signing with AEW. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus shows every week! You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays. The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/22/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 6 seconds
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John Cena Returns! WWE Money In The Bank 2021 Review

John Cena returned at WWE Money In The Bank 2021 and we're here to talk about it! Our WWE Money In The Bank results and review show dives into everything that happened on Sunday night, including Edge vs. Roman Reigns, Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka, Big E winning the Money In The Bank Match, Cena's return, and several matches we can confirm for SummerSlam. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/19/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 54 seconds
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CM Punk vs. John Cena at Money In The Bank 2011 - A Retrospective

It's hard to believe that it has been 10 years since CM Punk won the WWE Championship from John Cena at Money In The Bank 2011 in Chicago. One of the greatest WWE matches of the 2000s, this week we look back on that moment in time. Not just the bout itself, but also the build that preceded it, the happenings behind the scenes, and the (flawed) aftermath. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/16/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 31 seconds
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Money In The Bank Problems, WWE's Greatest Tag Teams

We're under two weeks away from WWE Money In The Bank, so we examine where things stand for the men's and women's divisions as they look to crown two new brief case holders. Who should win? Who will win? What major issues are plaguing this situation? Plus, we take a look at the WWE 50 Greatest Tag Teams list - what did they get wrong, what did they get right, and who would be our own top five? A great historical discussion. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/9/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Great American Bash: Best Moments, History of the Event (with Graham Cawthon)

Happy Independence Day weekend! Fitting the theme, we thought it was as good of time as ever to discuss the rich history of the NWA and WCW Great American Bash PPV events (and tours). We're joined by wrestling historian Graham Cawthon, founder of TheHistoryofWWE.com, to get into all of the details of the Bash events. We talk best moments, best matches, how the event got started, and much more. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/2/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 31 seconds
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Classics: ECW One Night Stand 2006

This is a special preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at ECW One Night Stand 2006, featuring one of the greatest wrestling crowds of all time and an unforgettable night of action. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at just under 2 hours)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 'Classics' show, 4 Spotify Greenroom 'Extra' shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/25/202117 minutes, 48 seconds
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WWE Hell In A Cell 2021 Review - It Wasn't Great!

Join us as we breakdown WWE Hell In A Cell from Sunday evening. We're here to talk about what was one of WWE's weakest PPV offerings in quite some time. A questionable finish to Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair, a weak finish to Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre, and more voodoo garbage. But, believe it or not, there were some positives! Overall, we're going to talk about some of the major issues that continue to plague WWE. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/21/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 48 seconds
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Pro Wrestling Father's Day Homage, John Cena and The Rock Return Updates

Kyle and Ryan went live on Spotify Greenroom (formerly Locker Room) on Thursday afternoon to talk about some of the best father/son and father/daughter combos in the history of wrestling, rumors of John Cena vs. Roman Reigns at SummerSlam, The Rock's WWE return, and previewing this Sunday's Hell In A Cell PPV event. We will be back on Sunday night/Monday morning reviewing WWE Hell In A Cell. Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus show every week. You get access to this bonus podcast each week, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays. The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/18/202154 minutes, 19 seconds
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WWE In Your House: Best Matches, History Behind The Event

With the second edition of NXT TakeOver In Your House scheduled for this Sunday night, the Top Rope Nation crew looks back at the best matches from WWE's In Your House PPV events, as well as the history behind the event itself. Kyle, Justin, and Ryan are joined by Zack Heydorn of Pro Wrestling Torch for this broadcast. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus monthly podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our weekly 'Top Rope Nation Extra' podcast, a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/11/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 11 seconds
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Bret Hart's Best Matches (Fantasy Draft Style)

This Sunday night, A&E will air their Bret "Hitman" Hart Biography special. Therefore, we thought it was the perfect time for another fantasy draft! We're counting down and discussing Bret Hart's best matches with another fantasy draft. Five rounds, four hosts, and 20 of the greatest matches in the career of Bret Hart are discussed here on the podcast. Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin. Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart. Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels. Yep, they're all covered, and more. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - access to our weekly bonus podcast (Top Rope Nation Extra), access to all of our main shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our monthly bonus podcast that deep dives on a historical event (Top Rope Nation Classics), a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/4/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 43 seconds
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AEW Double or Nothing 2021 Review

AEW Double or Nothing 2021 is over and we're here to dive into the results and the quality of the show with our morning after reaction. We talk Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston vs. Young Bucks, Hikaru Shida vs. Britt Baker, Kenny Omega vs. Orange Cassidy vs. PAC, Stadium Stampede II, and a whole lot more! Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/31/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 30 seconds
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Classics: WrestleWar 1992 (Plus, Get A Free T-Shirt!)

This is a special preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WCW WrestleWar 1992, featuring one of the greatest War Games matches of all time.  PLUS: We're giving away free t-shirts! That's right, for the first time in six months, every person that signs up to support us on Patreon for the first time by the start of AEW Double or Nothing on Sunday night will receive a free Top Rope Nation t-shirt, no strings attached! Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation  to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at just under 2 hours)! We'd be honored to have your support.  In addition to the free t-shirt, Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 Classics show, 4 Locker Room Extra shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/28/202118 minutes, 29 seconds
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AEW to TBS, Dynamite Review, WWE NXT Releases

Surprise! We're here a day early, giving you special access to our Wednesday night bonus podcast, Top Rope Nation Extra, that Ryan and Kyle did over on the Locker Room app. We talk AEW Dynamite, AEW vs. WWE when it comes to tag team wrestling, AEW's move to TBS next year and the addition of a second show, some new WWE NXT releases, the location for AEW Full Gear, and much more.  Like the show? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation  to sign up to hear our "Extra" bonus show every week. You get access to this bonus podcast each week on Wednesday nights, unedited, in addition to our typical flagship show on Fridays. The only way to hear from us twice per week! In all, Patrons receive five full-length bonus podcasts each month (one monthly "Top Rope Nation Classics" show, four weekly "Top Rope Nation Extra" shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/20/202159 minutes, 36 seconds
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WWE WrestleMania Backlash Review

We went live immediately after WWE WrestleMania Backlash concluded to break down the show with our monthly WWE PPV post show. We talk Roman Reigns vs. Cesaro, Bianca Belair vs. Bayley, Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Braun Strowman, f'n zombies, and a whole lot more! Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/17/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 58 seconds
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Brian Pillman Biographer Liam O'Rourke Talks 'Dark Side of the Ring'

The life of Brian PIllman is on wrestling fan's minds after the premiere of season three of 'Dark Side of the Ring.' We talk with Liam O'Rourke, author of the 2017 Wrestling Book of the Year "Crazy Like A Fox: The Definitive Chronicle of Brian Pillman 20 Years Later," about the production. O'Rourke worked with the 'Dark Side of the Ring' crew on their Pillman documentary and discusses his role, as well as what he thought of the finished product. Plus, some untold stories about Pillman himself!  (Note: There was an issue with Ryan's mic during this recording. We cleaned it up as best we could in post production but it still sounds a little "noisy." This will be fixed by our next show)  Don't forget to pick up your copy of "Crazy Like A Fox" and check out Liam's podcast, Squared Circle Gazette Radio. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/11/20211 hour, 35 seconds
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AEW Sets Record, Randy Savage Biography Disappoints, and Daniel Bryan?!

A ton to talk about this week! AEW set a major mark this week, coming in number one on cable television Wednesday night for their "Blood and Guts" edition of AEW Dynamite.  Plus, we review the "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Two Dudes With Attitudes documentaries that were released this week. Oh, and Daniel Bryan's WWE contract is up?! Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/7/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 55 seconds
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Classics: WWE RAW is WAR - April 21, 1997 (Bret vs. Austin Street Fight)

This is a special preview of this month's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at one of WWE's most notorious RAW is WAR episodes from 1997! We dissect the full show, the context of the event itself, and where WWE creative was at in 1997.   Like the special preview you just heard? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation  to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at just under 2 hours)! We'd be honored to have your support.  Patrons receive five full-length, bonus podcasts each month (1 Classics show, 4 Locker Room Extra shows). Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/30/202119 minutes, 26 seconds
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Extra: Roddy Piper Documentary, Dynamite Reviews (Locker Room Show)

The first edition of our bonus podcast from the Locker Room app is available here in podcast form! We'll be posting these weekly bonus shows to our Patreon moving forward as an added perk. However, this week, we're putting the first edition out to our regular podcast feed to give everyone a taste of the bonus show we'll be doing each and every week moving forward on Locker Room. So if you aren't able to listen in live on the Locker Room app (it's exclusive to Apple right now), or if you 'd rather listen at your convenience, you can tune in for a podcast version exclusively on Patreon starting next week.  Join our Patreon, the best way to support our show's growth, at: www.patreon.com/topropenation Starting with a pledge of just $5, you will get a minimum of five Patreon-exclusive bonus podcasts from us each and every month. These bonus shows will include our weekly Locker Room app live show in podcast form, plus our monthly and long-running "Top Rope Nation Classics" Patreon bonus show (the April episode drops tomorrow).  This week on Locker Room, we discussed Wednesday's AEW Dynamite, the Roddy Piper Documentary from Sunday night on A&E, and took calls from the live listeners. A lot of fun and already looking forward to next week! Enjoy! You can get the Locker Room app here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/locker-room-talk-sports-now/id1517524960and follow @rdroste and @trpkyle  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/29/202150 minutes, 5 seconds
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AEW Does It Again, Steve Austin Biography Review

For the second week in a row without competition, AEW Dynamite placed number two overall on cable television in the ratings on Wednesday night. We break down the show and examine why Dynamite might be topping cable very soon on Wednesday nights. Next, we move on to WWE's creative issues since WrestleMania 37. What's wrong with this Cesaro push already, and why was Charlotte Flair brought back only to be exiled right away?  Plus, we look at the A&E Biography that aired on "Stone Cold" Steve Austin last Sunday night and have a healthy conversation on the career of the biggest draw in the history of the wrestling business. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/23/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 46 seconds
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WWE April Releases Strike Again, AEW Ratings Success

For the second year in a row on April 15th, WWE decided to release several of their superstars. This included Samoa Joe, The IIconics, Chelsea Green, and more. We discuss the future of these performers - should it involve AEW, ROH, Impact, or NJPW? Plus, this week's AEW Dynamite did a gigantic rating, much better than anyone was expecting. We talk the first week of AEW owning Wednesday nights and why the future is bright.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/16/202142 minutes
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WrestleMania 37, Night Two Review

Our full review of WWE WrestleMania 37, Night Two - including Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Edge, Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka, a great Riddle vs. Sheamus match, and more Fiend awfulness. We're here to break it all down! Thanks to Michael Wiseman of Wrestling Inc. who joined us for a portion of the show.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/12/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 32 seconds
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WrestleMania 37, Night One Review

Our full review of WWE WrestleMania 37, Night One - the first WWE show in front of live fans in 13 months! Despite a rain delay, WWE ended up having a good outing for a show that featured Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre, Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair, Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins, Bad Bunny, and much more. Ryan and Kyle are joined by PWTorch Assistant Editor Zack Heydorn and Nick Dais of Veterans Minimum.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/11/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 24 seconds
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WrestleMania 37 Excitement Level, WWE Network Problems

WWE's WrestleMania 37 is on the horizon. How does are our excitement level compare to past WrestleMania years? We discuss. Plus, some major problems with this past Monday night's Raw, the WWE Network has some major issues over on Peacock, the Wednesday Night Wars are coming to an end, and more.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/2/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 7 seconds
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Classics: WWE WrestleMania 22

This is a special preview of this week's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WWE WrestleMania 22 in Chicago from April 2006! We dissect the full show and also the context of the event itself and where WWE creative was at in 2006.  Plus, Ryan actually attended the show and provides some live perspective of that weekend.  Like the special preview you just heard? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation  to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at over 2 hours)! We'd be honored to have your support. Some of the benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our four tiers.  Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/26/202119 minutes
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WWE Fastlane 2021 Review

Ryan and Kyle check-in to review Sunday night's WWE Fastlane 2021 PPV show, the final PPV before WrestleMania 37. We discuss the direction that the show leads us in for WrestleMania, all of the positives and all of the negatives. Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre, The Fiend's return, the tragic booking of Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair, and more! Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/22/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 26 seconds
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Wrestling Mailbag Extravaganza (Episode 200!)

It's a landmark show this week for Top Rope Nation - episode 200! To celebrate, we let our listeners dictate the agenda by taking your questions on a wide range of topics. Everything from the early days of pro wrestling, to WWF/WCW/ECW, modern WWE, the history of Top Rope Nation, and a lot more! Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/19/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 47 seconds
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WrestleMania's Greatest Matches (Fantasy Draft)

We're talking about the best matches in WWE WrestleMania history with our fourth-ever fantasy draft show! Join Ryan, Justin, Kyle, and special guest Adrian F.E./Okaydrian of Twitch and GameStop TV as they count down the best World Title, Intercontinental Title, Tag Team, Non-Title, and Wild Card matches in the history of WrestleMania.  EPISODE 200 VOICEMAIL LINENext week will be episode 200 of the show and we want to hear from you! Leave us a congratulatory voicemail at (515) 442-4709 (or email a sound recording to [email protected]). You can let us know what you like about the show, a favorite episode or memory, you can just say thanks, really whatever you want. But we're hoping to have a lot of messages to play during the pod! Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/12/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 29 seconds
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AEW Revolution Review: The Botch Heard 'Round The World

We review Sunday night's AEW Revolution 2021 PPV event. Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega finished with a botch that will be talked about for years - so of course we have to talk about it now. Chris Jericho and MJF teased an Inner Circle break-up, Ethan Page debuted, Christian Cage is the big signing, Sting returned to action, and a whole lot more.  Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early and ad free, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live PPV post shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/8/202150 minutes, 30 seconds
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Bobby Lashley's Moment To Shine, Paul Wight To AEW

It has been a newsworthy week in professional wrestling. We talk about Bobby Lashley's WWE Championship match with The Miz this coming Monday on Raw, the problems with the Money In The Bank brief case, Paul Wight (Big Show) signing with AEW, a mailbag question, and much more.  Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live PPV post shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/26/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 32 seconds
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WWE Elimination Chamber 2021 Review, The Miz Cashes In

We have the full rundown of what we saw on Sunday night at WWE Elimination Chamber with our monthly PPV post show. The Miz cashed in and became WWE Champion, Daniel Bryan prevailed in the SmackDown Chamber Match, Matt Riddle is US Championship, and more.  Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live PPV post shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/22/202151 minutes, 53 seconds
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Classics: WWE's Most Watched Show Ever

This is a special preview of this week's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WWE's episode of The Main Event on NBC from February 1988, the most watched show in WWE history.  We dissect the full show and also the context of the event itself and where WWE creative was at in 1988.   We will be back on Sunday night with our WWE Elimination Chamber post show. Join us live on YouTube at www.youtube.com/topropenation or check out the podcast immediately afterward here on our feed.  Like the special 20 minute preview you just heard? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation  to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at just under 2 hours)! We'd be honored to have your support. Some of the benefits available to Patrons-only include: weekly live video casts as we record our flagship show, early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our four tiers.  Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/19/202124 minutes, 3 seconds
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The State of WWE WrestleMania 37

We are just under two months out from WrestleMania 37 and....what the heck is the card looking like? We make some predictions. Plus, what's the status of our WrestleMania fantasy draft from back in mid-October? We discuss. Lastly, we have thoughts on this week's AEW Dynamite, WWE NXT, and WWE Raw! Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live PPV post shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/topropenation  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/12/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 53 seconds
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WWE's Problem Isn't Age, It's Overexposure

Following the Royal Rumble, there has been a lot made of WWE's "age problem." The company featuring so many older performers vs. younger talent. While that's definitely an issue, we make the argument that the bigger problem isn't age, it's overexposure. Plus, we talk about WWE's 2020 earning report (record profits), a little on the Peacock/WWE Network deal, and some thoughts on this week's Wednesday Night War, including the new working agreement between AEW and NJPW.  All of this, and more, in what we're calling the "Flu Pod" (Kyle was sick).  Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live PPV post shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/5/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 8 seconds
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WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Review

We have the full rundown of what we saw on Sunday night at the WWE Royal Rumble with our monthly PPV post show. Edge is going on to WrestleMania, Bianca Belair shines, Drew McIntyre defeats Bill Goldberg....and there are some criticisms too. We're joined by Derick Schroeppel of Rebooking The Roles and Colin Tessier of WrestleZone/Sportskeeda. Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live PPV post shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/1/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 38 seconds
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Classics: WWE Royal Rumble 2005

This is a special preview of this week's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WWE Royal Rumble 2005 - the full show and also the context of the event itself and where WWE creative was at in 2005.  Like the special 20 minute preview you just heard? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation  to sign up and hear the rest of the show (which clocks in at 2 hours)! We'd be honored to have your support. Some of the benefits available to Patrons-only include: weekly live video casts as we record our flagship show, early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a monthly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a book club featuring members-only question and answer sessions with notable authors, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our four tiers.  Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for an upcoming mailbag segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/29/202124 minutes, 12 seconds
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WWE Royal Rumble: Time To Get Historical

With the WWE Royal Rumble just over one week away, we decided to have a fun, free-flowing conversation on the history of the event. We talk the greatest Rumble matches in history, the most memorable winners, the winners we would change, and the greatest non-Rumble matches at the PPV.  Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live PPV post shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/22/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 11 seconds
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Drew McIntyre vs. Goldberg and WWE's Booking Conundrum

We're catching up on 2021 wrestling after taking last week off - and there's a lot to talk about. Drew McIntyre vs. Bill Goldberg at the Royal Rumble is getting some bad press and we've certainly got some thoughts. Plus, Charlotte Flair's current storyline has been controversial, while AEW has continued to put on some stellar shows.  Sign up to support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation - exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a monthly Zoom hangout, and more!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live PPV post shows. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/15/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 56 seconds
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Pro Wrestling Awards 2020, Remembering Brodie Lee

It is time for our fifth annual pro wrestling awards. We look back on the year that was (a crazy year, indeed) and award our Male and Female Wrestler of the Year, Tag Team of the Year, Promotion of the Year, Match of the Year, and Event of the Year. Plus, we discuss the life and career of Brodie Lee (Jon Huber), a tragic loss that hit the wrestling world this past weekend. Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live PPV post shows. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' and more!  Thanks to BetOnline and Indeed.com for sponsoring this week's show.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/31/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 22 seconds
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WWE TLC 2020 Review (Is The Fiend Dead?)

WWE TLC 2020 is in the history books and we're here with our full review of the show. AJ Styles vs. Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens were both outstanding matches, Charlotte Flair is back, there's two new sets of tag team champions, and more. Plus, The Fiend was burned alive by Randy Orton. Is he dead or what?  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live PPV post shows. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' and more!  Thanks to BetOnline and Indeed.com for sponsoring this week's show.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/21/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Shield's Debut at WWE TLC 2012 - A Retrospective

The Shield (Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Dean Ambrose) had their first match together on WWE television at TLC 2012, 8 years ago to the day from when we recorded this podcast. That match against Daniel Bryan, Kane, and Ryback ended up changing the course of wrestling history. We dive into the match's history, both the build and aftermath, as well as the legacy it has left on the wrestling world today. Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and make sure to join us this Sunday night for our LIVE post show following the WWE TLC PPV. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' and more!  Thanks to BetOnline and Indeed.com for sponsoring this week's show.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/18/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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AEW Flying High, WrestleMania 37 Rumors

What a week in the world of pro wrestling! We break down the fallout from Wednesday's AEW Dynamite, as well as Kenny Omega's appearance on Impact Wrestling. Plus, we had some issues with NXT TakeOver: War Games and discuss that, as well as some of the greater challenges with NXT right now.  Lastly, three matches are being rumored right now for WrestleMania 37. We talk about them and whether we want to see this play out or not.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' and more!  Thanks to BetOnline and Indeed.com for sponsoring this week's show.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 10 seconds
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Kenny Omega, AEW/Impact, Remembering Pat Patterson

A newsworthy week in pro wrestling. We discuss AEW Dynamite and "Winter Is Coming." Specifically, Kenny Omega's big AEW World Championship victory over Jon Moxley, the involvement of Don Callis, AEW now working with Impact Wrestling and what that means, and of course Sting's return. Plus, we remember the legendary Pat Patterson and his contributions to the wrestling business.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' and more!  Thanks to BetOnline and Indeed.com for sponsoring this week's show.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/4/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 14 seconds
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Classics: WWE Survivor Series 1990

This is a special preview of this week's Patreon-exclusive 'Top Rope Nation Classics' podcast. We go back in time and look at WWE Survivor Series 1990 - the full show and also the context of the event itself and where WWE creative was at in 1990. The Undertaker's debut, the Hulkamaniacs, The Warriors, and more. It's all covered here.  Like the special 20 minute preview you just heard? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation  to sign up and hear the rest of the show! We'd be honored to have your support. 'Top Rope Nation Classics' is a bonus podcast we do exclusively for our supporters on Patreon. This special preview of the show included clips from different points throughout the podcast. To hear the full show (which clocks in at 2 hours), as well as all past 'Top Rope Nation Classics' and 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus shows (20+ and growing), sign up for our Patreon page! You also get a free gift when you sign up, access to our weekly member's only video live stream as we record our flagship podcast, and much more. It's the best way to support our show and help us grow.  Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for our weekly mailbag segment this Thursday.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/27/202020 minutes, 58 seconds
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WWE Survivor Series 2020 Review

It's our WWE Survivor Series 2020 post show review. Immediately after the PPV went off the air, we hit record and broadcast the show live on YouTube. If you missed the livecast, here it is in audio-only form. We discuss all the big moments: the great tag team match between the Street Profits and New Day, Sasha Banks and Asuka, Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns, and The Undertaker's final farewell. Plus, the problems with the traditional Survivor Series matches.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, a free gift for signing up, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' and more! This week, a new episode of 'Classics' drops as we review the 1990 Survivor Series.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/23/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Origins of the WWE Survivor Series

With the WWE Survivor Series on deck this weekend, we examine the history of the show itself. This is a selection from a podcast we recorded back in November 2016, a real deep dive on what led to WWE creating the event in 1987 (their second-ever yearly PPV, only behind WrestleMania). The rivalry between Jim Crockett Promotions and the WWF is examined in depth. If you enjoy this selection on the origins of the Survivor Series, check out the full podcast (Episode 13) from November 2016 as Ryan and Kyle go on to review the 1987, 1988, and 1989 shows in full. Join us THIS SUNDAY night live after Survivor Series goes off the air. We'll be broadcasting live on YouTube. Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, a free gift for signing, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' and more! This weekend, a new episode of 'Classics' drops as we review the 1990 Survivor Series.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/20/202031 minutes
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AEW's Big Surprise, Cody Loves Chair Shots

In the fallout from AEW Full Gear, AEW Dynamite featured what Tony Khan called an industry shaking surprise. Was it? We discuss. Plus, we talk Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley being scheduled for early December, where the FTR vs. Young Bucks match ranks historically, Cody Rhodes' controversial statements on chair shots to the head, a mailbag segment with your questions, and a lot more! Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation!  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all of our shows early via an exclusive live video stream as we record, a free gift for signing, access to our bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' and more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/13/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 57 seconds
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An AEW Video Game Is On The Way!

AEW just announced their upcoming video game and we're here with a bonus show to talk about it all! Ryan is joined by Adrian F.E. aka  Okaydrian, Twitch partnered streamer and GameStop TV host, to talk about all of the big news.  Check out Adrian on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/okaydrian  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation!  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/202058 minutes, 22 seconds
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AEW Full Gear 2020 Review

Ryan is here with a review of AEW Full Gear from this past Saturday night. What's the grade for this one? How could the show have improved? Where does it rank among AEW's PPV events so far? We break it all down and look ahead to AEW's possible creative direction moving forward.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation!  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/9/202034 minutes, 32 seconds
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Classics: Saturday Night's Main Event November 1986

On this week's special edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' we go back in time and look at WWE Saturday Night's Main Event from November 29th, 1986. This show included an early Jake Roberts vs. Randy Savage match, as well as Hulk Hogan near his peak. Plus, some unintentionally hilarious moments.  'Top Rope Nation Classics' is a bonus podcast we do exclusively for our supporters on Patreon. Presented here on our main feed is a special preview of the show with clips from different points throughout the podcast. To hear the full show (1 hour and 20 minutes), as well as all past 'Top Rope Nation Classics' and 'Top Rope Nation Extra' shows (20+ exclusive shows), sign up for our Patreon page! You also get a free gift when you join, access to our weekly live video feed, and tons of other great benefits. It's the best way to support our show and help us grow.  Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation  to sign up and hear this full show!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/30/202017 minutes, 40 seconds
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WWE Hell In A Cell 2020 Review

We break down Sunday night's WWE Hell In A Cell 2020 event. We talk about whether the show was a success of failure with thoughts on all of the big matches, including Sasha Banks vs. Bayley, Jey Uso vs. Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton, and more. This show streamed live (with video) on our YouTube channel on Sunday night. If you want to watch it on demand or catch our next PPV review show live, make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation!  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/26/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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Halloween Havoc: The Best Matches and Moments

With WWE NXT scheduled to bring back Halloween Havoc this Wednesday night, we thought this would be a good time to look back at some of the greatest matches and moments from the original events. We examine the full history of NWA/WCW Halloween Havoc from 1989-2000, and what we ended up with here is one of our favorite historical podcasts that we have ever done.  We'll return late Sunday night with a review of WWE Hell In A Cell. If you want to join us for the show live, subscribe to our YouTube Channel! www.youtube.com/topropenation  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/23/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 52 seconds
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Fantasy Pro Wrestling: WrestleMania Style

Fantasy pro wrestling? Well, we're breaking some ground on that. Ryan, Kyle, and Justin have thought of a fantasy game as it relates to next year's WrestleMania, and we're doing a draft today to start making predictions for that show. Next April, a winner will be crowned. WrestleMania 37 might be months away, but it's never too early to start thinking about the direction for the show - especially after this past week's WWE Draft.  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/16/202045 minutes, 57 seconds
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WWE Draft Preview and Predictions

The full crew is back! Ryan, Kyle, and Justin are here to preview the upcoming two night WWE Draft. We discuss what moves should be made, how WWE can improve their creative direction heading into the end of the year, who should be brought up from NXT, and a whole lot more.  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/8/202048 minutes, 50 seconds
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NXT TakeOver 31 Review

We break down Sunday night's NXT TakeOver 31 event. We talk about whether the show was a success of failure with thoughts on all of the big matches, including Finn Balor vs. Kyle O'Reilly, Io Shirai vs. Candice LeRae, Johnny Gargano vs. Damian Priest, and more. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/5/202034 minutes, 1 second
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WWE Clash of Champions 2020 Review

Ryan is joined by Zack Heydorn of the Pro Wrestling Torch to break down Sunday night's WWE Clash of Champions PPV event. We talk about whether the show was a success of failure with thoughts on all of the big matches, including the triple threat Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match and Roman Reigns vs. Jey Uso.  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/28/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 3 seconds
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WCW Clash of The Champions Retrospective

The band is back together! Ryan, Kyle, and Justin are all on the line to talk WCW/NWA Clash of the Champions. With WWE Clash of Champions on the horizon this weekend, we thought this was a great opportunity to go back in time and talk about some of the best moments from the original Clash events. Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/24/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Week In Wrestling: Matt Riddle, Ricochet, and More

After taking Thursday off, Ryan and Kyle are back to talk about a wild week in wrestling. Is Ricochet actually on his way out of WWE? What's happening with Matt Riddle? Plus thoughts on SmackDown, Dynamite, and a lot more fun.  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/21/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 36 seconds
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Classics: WWE This Tuesday In Texas

On this week's special edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' we go back in time and look at WWE This Tuesday In Texas from 1991. We examine the full show, and also talk a lot about the context of the event itself and where WWE creative was at in 1991. This show is a sometimes overlooked gem that includes some of Randy Savage and Jake Roberts' best work.  'Top Rope Nation Classics' is a bonus podcast we do exclusively for our supporters on Patreon. Presented here on our main feed is a special preview of the show with clips from different points throughout the podcast. To hear the full show (1 hour and 30 minutes), as well as all past 'Top Rope Nation Classics' and 'Top Rope Nation Extra' shows (20+ exclusive shows), sign up for our Patreon page! You also get a free gift when you sign up and tons of other great benefits. It's the best way to support our show and help us grow.  Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation  to sign up and hear the rest of the show! Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for our weekly mailbag segment this Thursday.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/14/202010 minutes, 53 seconds
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Rusev Arrives In AEW, More WWE Controversy

It was a big Wednesday night on AEW Dynamite as former WWE star Rusev, now known simply as Miro, arrived  in the company. We break down his arrival, how WWE dropped the ball with him, and more. Plus, we got more clarity on Kenny Omega and Adam Page's situation, as well as how the Young Bucks fit in.  We also discuss WWE's controversial situation with directing talent's use of third party social networks and discuss Finn Balor's NXT Championship victory over Adam Cole. We close the show with a couple of really good mailbag questions sent in by the listeners.  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Love football? Check out NFLSundayTicket.tv and use promo code BLUEWIRE for 15% off this season.  Thanks to our sponsors DoorDash. Download the DoorDash app from and use promo code BLUEWIRE for $5 off your first order of $15 or more and free delivery.  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/10/202044 minutes, 18 seconds
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AEW All Out 2020 Review, Matt Hardy Controversy

AEW All Out 2020 was a marathon night of wrestling - 5 hours from pre-show to the end of the main event. We're here to break it all down for you. What was good? What was bad? We've got the answers! Plus, we look at the controversy coming out of the Matt Hardy vs. Sammy Guevara match where Hardy suffered a legitimate concussion...and the bout continued. We react in real time as Tony Khan addressed the situation with the media as we were recording.  Special guests and Patrons of the show Tim Jensen and Ryan Huffman join Ryan and Kyle on the program.  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Love football? Check out NFLSundayTicket.tv and use promo code BLUEWIRE for 15% off this season.  Thanks to our sponsors DoorDash. Download the DoorDash app from and use promo code BLUEWIRE for $5 off your first order of $15 or more and free delivery.  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/7/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 1 second
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NXT Possibly Moving To Tuesdays, AEW All Out Final Build

It's a show full of current events. We start by breaking down the final build to AEW All Out this Saturday night. Then, we discuss the rumor that WWE NXT could be headed for Tuesday nights permanently. We also look at the shocking news that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, his wife, and two daughters all contacted COVID-19. We close the show by bringing back the mailbag segment. Two questions this week centered on Iron Man Matches, as well as Steve Austin's ill-advised heel turn from 2001.  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Big thanks to our sponsors Manscaped. Check out the full line at Manscaped.com and use promo code TOPROPENATION for 20% off and free shipping! Love football? Check out NFLSundayTicket.tv and use promo code BLUEWIRE for 15% off this season.  Thanks to our sponsors DoorDash. Download the DoorDash app from and use promo code BLUEWIRE for $5 off your first order of $15 or more and free delivery.  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/3/202048 minutes, 29 seconds
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WWE Payback 2020 Review, Roman Shall Reign

Roman Reigns captured the WWE Universal Championship once again at WWE Payback 2020 on Sunday evening, and Ryan and Kyle are here with their full WWE Payback review and analysis. We break down the full show, from Roman's (heel?) glory, to Sasha Banks and Bayley dropping the tag straps, to Big E's continued success, a big victory for Keith Lee over Randy Orton, and a whole lot more.  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Big thanks to our sponsors Manscaped. Check out the full line at Manscaped.com and use promo code TOPROPENATION for 20% off and free shipping! Love football? Check out NFLSundayTicket.tv and use promo code BLUEWIRE for 15% off this season.  Thanks to our sponsors DoorDash. Download the DoorDash app from and use promo code BLUEWIRE for $5 off your first order of $15 or more and free delivery.  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/31/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 6 seconds
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Marek Brave on His Career, Seth Rollins, Black and Brave Wrestling Academy

We have a special interview for you on the show this week as Ryan sits down with Marek Brave, co-owner and head trainer of the Black and Brave Wrestling Academy (alongside WWE's Seth Rollins). Marek talks about his longtime friendship with Rollins, how they met at the age of 16, their early days on the independent circuit together, an untold story about Seth's first concussion in wrestling, how their wrestling academy came about, and a whole lot more.  And of course, we discuss Marek's career arc, his rivalry and tag team with Rollins (Tyler Black at the time), a devastating career-ending injury, and even Marek's time on History Channel's 'Knight Fight.' Check out the Black and Brave Wrestling Academy at www.blackandbravewrestling.com Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Big thanks to our sponsors Manscaped. Check out the full line at Manscaped.com and use promo code TOPROPENATION for 20% off and free shipping! Love football? Check out NFLSundayTicket.tv and use promo code "BLUEWIRE" for 15% off this season.  TheraOne, buy one get one free at https://www.theragun.com/bluewire Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/27/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 36 seconds
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WWE SummerSlam 2020 Review, Roman Reigns Returns

WWE SummerSlam 2020 is in the books and Roman Reigns is back! We're here to break down the show for you. What worked? What didn't work? Join Ryan, Justin, and guest host Kyle Ryan as they break it all down.  Dominick Mysterio impresses in his debut against Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre retains against Randy Orton, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville settled their feud (for now), Asuka had great matches with both Sasha Banks and Bayley, and The Fiend and Braun Strowman did stuff. Then Roman came out and wrecked everyone.  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Big thanks to our sponsors Manscaped. Check out the full line at Manscaped.com and use promo code TOPROPENATION for 20% off and free shipping! Love football? Check out NFLSundayTicket.tv and use promo code "BLUEWIRE" for 15% off this season.  TheraOne, buy one get one free at https://www.theragun.com/bluewire Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/24/20201 hour, 21 seconds
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WWE SummerSlam Preview, Renee Young Leaving WWE

It's time to preview the 2020 edition of WWE SummerSlam. Ryan and Kyle check-in and discuss each match on the card, as well as where WWE is at right now creatively. Plus, we discuss the news that Renee Young is leaving WWE and also talk a little bit about this Saturday's NXT TakeOver XXX event.  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Big thanks to our sponsors Manscaped. Check out the full line at Manscaped.com and use promo code TOPROPENATION for 20% off and free shipping! Love football? Check out NFLSundayTicket.tv and use promo code "BLUEWIRE" for 15% off this season.  TheraOne, buy one get one free at https://www.theragun.com/bluewire Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/20/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 54 seconds
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WWE SummerSlam's Greatest Matches (Fantasy Draft Style)

It is WWE SummerSlam week, and we're looking back at the history of SummerSlam with another fantasy draft! Join us as we count down the greatest matches in the history of the PPV. Ryan, Kyle, and Justin are joined by Liam O'Rourke, good friend of the pod and author of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter's 2017 "Wrestling Book Of The Year" (Crazy Like A Fox: The Definitive Chronicle of Brian Pillman 20 Years Later). Liam also hosts Squared Circle Gazette Radio.  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Big thanks to our sponsors Manscaped. Check out the full line at Manscaped.com and use promo code TOPROPENATION for 20% off and free shipping! Love football? Check out NFLSundayTicket.tv and use promo code "BLUEWIRE" for 15% off this season.  TheraOne, buy one get one free at https://www.theragun.com/bluewire  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/17/20201 hour, 53 minutes, 29 seconds
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How Modern WWE Compares To The Attitude Era

Seth Rollins made some headlines this week when he said that his "Eye for An Eye Match" with Rey Mysterio wouldn't have been scrutinized during the Attitude Era. We thought this would be a great opportunity to discuss: how does the modern WWE compare to the Attitude Era, and is Seth Rollins correct? We also look at longterm storytelling with today's wrestling audience. Do modern crowds truly have too short of an attention span for long-lasting storylines? Plus, we lost a legend in the world of wrestling this week with the death of Kamala. We look back at some of the best work of his career.  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Big thanks to our sponsors Manscaped. Check out the full line at Manscaped.com and use promo code TOPROPENATION for 20% off and free shipping! Love football? Check out NFLSundayTicket.tv and use promo code "BLUEWIRE" for 15% off this season.  Also, a shoutout to our new partners at Deal Dash! Use code TOPROPE for an extra 100 free bids when you sign up! More info at https://dealdash.fm/TOPROPE Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/13/202051 minutes, 41 seconds
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Shawn Michaels vs. Hulk Hogan at SummerSlam 2005 - A Retrospective

With the 15 year anniversary of this famous match approaching, today we're looking back at Hulk Hogan vs. Shawn Michaels from WWE SummerSlam 2005 in Washington, D.C. This match was the only time that Michaels and Hogan faced off in a singles match in their respective careers. The bout is filled with controversy, both behind the scenes and in front of the television cameras. We dive into it all! This is the definitive story of Michaels vs. Hogan at SummerSlam 2005.  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Big thanks to our sponsors Manscaped. Check out the full line at Manscaped.com and use promo code TOPROPENATION for 20% off and free shipping! Love football? Check out NFLSundayTicket.tv and use promo code "BLUEWIRE" for 15% off this season.  Also, a shoutout to our new partners at Deal Dash! Use code TOPROPE for an extra 100 free bids when you sign up! More info at https://dealdash.fm/TOPROPE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/10/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 20 seconds
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WWE Tries A New Direction, The Real Legacy of SummerSlam 92

Kyle is back and he and Ryan catch you up on this week in wrestling. WWE Raw Underground, WWE's new "Retribution" stable, and Marty Jannetty confesses to a murder?! Plus, an interesting talk about WWE's SummerSlam 1992 and how it changed the way the business draws to this very day.  We close things out with a couple of thought provoking mailbag questions. One asks about bias when it comes AEW vs. NXT, and the other question asks us to take a stance on WWE's use of authority figures over the years.  Have a question for the show? Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Big thanks to our sponsors Manscaped. Check out the full line at Manscaped.com and use promo code TOPROPENATION for 20% off and free shipping! Also, a shoutout to our new partners at Deal Dash! Use code TOPROPE for an extra 100 free bids when you sign up! More info at https://dealdash.fm/TOPROPE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/6/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 48 seconds
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WWE Stars Moving To AEW: The Good and the Bad

We've got another collabo-pod for you this week as Ryan joins Garrett Gonzales of The Fight Game Podcast.  Ryan and Garrett discuss AEW's successes (and misses) when it comes to using former WWE stars as part of their company. What has made a good crossover, and who should have AEW maybe looked the other way on? We also talk about Cody Rhodes bringing in independent stars for his TNT Championship "Open Challenge" and whether that's been a success or not. Plus, Garrett interviews Ryan about his experiences in covering wrestling over the last 20 years. A really fun trip down memory lane.  Have a question for the show? The mailbag segment will make its return soon. Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation for exclusive bonus content and access to all our shows early, before they're released to the general public.  Big thanks to our sponsors Manscaped. Check out the full line at Manscaped.com and use promo code TOPROPENATION for 20% off and free shipping! Also, a shoutout to our new partners at Deal Dash! Use code TOPROPE for an extra 100 free bids when you sign up! More info at https://dealdash.fm/TOPROPE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/3/202056 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Mega Podders Unite To Talk Wednesday Night Wrestling

We've got a collabo-pod for you this week as we united with BJ Cruz and Jeremy Los from the Two Jabronis With A Wrestling Podcast show to talk this week's Wednesday Night Wars! We break down AEW Dynamite and NXT, including Matt Cardona's big AEW debut, why this show didn't deliver as we were expecting, a surprising result on NXT, and more. Plus, we talk Adam Cole's storyline with Pat McAfee and Kairi Sane's exit from WWE.  Have a question for the show? The mailbag segment will make its return soon. Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation. If you sign up for our Patreon page by the end of July, we will send you a free t-shirt in the mail! Big thanks to our sponsors Manscaped. Check out the full line at Manscaped.com and use promo code TOPROPENATION for 20% off and free shipping! Also, a shoutout to our new partners at Deal Dash! Use code TOPROPE for an extra 100 free bids when you sign up! More info at https://dealdash.fm/TOPROPE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/30/202055 minutes, 48 seconds
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WWE's Worst PPV Events, The Live Crowd Effect

Last week's WWE Extreme Rules PPV show got us thinking - what are the worst WWE PPV events in history? So decided to hit record and talk about it.  Then, we talk about the return of live wrestling crowds in North America (whenever that may be). Will that helps the current downward trajectory of WWE's product? We have a lively discussion on this as well.  Have a question for the show? The mailbag segment will be back on Thursday. Send your questions to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation. If you sign up for our Patreon page by the end of July, we will send you a free t-shirt in the mail! Big thanks to our sponsors Manscaped. Check out the full line at Manscaped.com and use promo code TOPROPENATION for 20% off and free shipping! Also, a shoutout to our new partners at Deal Dash! Use code TOPROPE for an extra 100 free bids when you sign up! More info at https://dealdash.fm/TOPROPE As always, a huge thank you to our sponsor Bet Online! Use the code BLUEWIRE at BetOnline.ag to earn a bonus on your first deposit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/27/202039 minutes, 6 seconds
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AEW Gives Us Strength, Slammiversary Tops WWE

AEW Dynamite this week was one of the very best in the history of the promotion. We discuss the show and contract that with what we saw from WWE at Extreme Rules this past Sunday. Plus, a little talk about Impact Wrestling's Slammiversary PPV event.  Plus, we've got a thought provoking mailbag question on our biggest wrestling regrets. Have a question for the show? Send it in to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation. If you sign up for our Patreon page by the end of July, we will send you a free t-shirt in the mail! A huge thank you to our sponsor Bet Online! Use the code BLUEWIRE at BetOnline.ag to earn a bonus on your first deposit. And finally, big thanks to our new sponsors Manscaped. Check out the full line at Manscaped.com and use promo code TOPROPENATION for 20% off and free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/23/202058 minutes, 1 second
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Mailbag Show (Title Belts, NJPW, World Champs, Extreme Matches, more)

Today's show is completely directed by you, the listener! We dip into the mailbag and answer your questions on a wide range of topics. They include: championship belts, the show's history, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Bruce Prichard, best wrestlers never to be world champion, and the best hardcore/extreme matches in WWE history.  Have a question for the show? Send it in to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation. If you sign up for our Patreon page by the end of July, we will send you a free t-shirt in the mail! A huge thank you to our sponsor Bet Online! Use the code BLUEWIRE at BetOnline.ag to earn a bonus on your first deposit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/20/202033 minutes, 27 seconds
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AEW Fight For The Fallen Review, WWE Extreme Rules Picks

AEW presented another PPV style edition of Dynamite this week with Fight For The Fallen. Ryan, Kyle, and Justin check-in with their full review of the show. Plus, we're talking WWE Extreme Rules and making our picks for this Sunday's PPV show. Finally, we've got a couple mailbag questions. Have a question for the show? Send it in to [email protected] and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation. If you sign up for our Patreon page by the end of July, we will send you a free t-shirt in the mail! A huge thank you to our sponsor Bet Online! Use the code BLUEWIRE at BetOnline.ag to earn a bonus on your first deposit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/16/202053 minutes, 17 seconds
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Pro Wrestling's Greatest Factions

We're dipping into the Top Rope Nation archives for our Monday show this week. With so many new listeners over the last year, there's a lot of content we have put out in the four year history of the podcast that many of you have never heard.  Presented here is a debate we had way back on Episode 88 (March 14, 2019) where Ryan, Kyle, and Justin debate the top ten pro wrestling factions/stables of all time. We're talking the Four Horsemen, nWo, Bullet Club, Shield, and a whole lot more. Check it out for maybe the first time, or if you're a long time listener, give it another listen.  We'll be back with a brand new show on Thursday morning and it will once again include a mailbag segment. Have a question for the show? Email us and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free Top Rope Nation sticker in the mail! [email protected] Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation. If you sign up for our Patreon page by the end of July, we will send you a free t-shirt in the mail! A huge thank you to our sponsor Bet Online! Use the code BLUEWIRE at BetOnline.ag to earn a bonus on your first deposit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/13/202053 minutes, 13 seconds
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Keith Lee's Big Night For NXT, AEW Fyter Fest Delivers Again

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 read it on the air, we'll send you a free Top Rope Nation sticker in the mail! [email protected] Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation. If you sign up for our Patreon page by the end of July, we will send you a free t-shirt in the mail! A huge thank you to our sponsor Bet Online! Use the code BLUEWIRE at BetOnline.ag to earn a bonus on your first deposit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/9/202059 minutes, 20 seconds
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Classics: WWE King of the Ring 1993

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 main feed is a special preview of the show with clips from different points throughout the podcast. To hear the full show (1 hour and 40 minutes), as well as all past 'Top Rope Nation Classics' and 'Top Rope Nation Extra' shows (20+ exclusive shows), sign up for our Patreon page! You also get a free gift (a FREE T-SHIRT!) when you sign up and tons of other great benefits. It's the best way to support our show and help us grow.  Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation  to sign up! 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 Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at [email protected] for our weekly mailbag segment this Thursday.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/6/202020 minutes, 36 seconds
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AEW Fyter Fest vs. NXT Great American Bash Night One Review

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 bring back our popular mailbag segment! Have a question for the show? Email us and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free Top Rope Nation sticker in the mail! [email protected] Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/2/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Undertaker's Greatest Matches (Fantasy Draft Style)

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 Konuwa of Forbes and Pro Wrestling Bits.  As you heard at the top of the show, Blue Wire is doing a brief 60 second survey. Answer the questions and be entered into a drawing for free Blue Wire merchandise and even a pair of AirPods! Take the survey here: https://bluewirepods.com/survey Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation, shoot us an email at [email protected], and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/29/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds
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WWE Hit Hard By COVID-19 Pandemic, 'The Last Ride' Review

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 of this and much more on today's edition of Top Rope Nation.  As you heard at the top of the show, Blue Wire is doing a brief 60 second survey. Answer the questions and be entered into a drawing for free Blue Wire merchandise and even a pair of AirPods! Take the survey here: https://bit.ly/2Ybr18V 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 Twitter @TopRopeNation, shoot us an email at [email protected], and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/25/202045 minutes, 59 seconds
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WWE's Aging Stars, Paul Heyman's Old Glory

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 about USA Network's reaction and why the merchandising department was frustrated. On today's show, we've got some insight from a WWE source into what Heyman's Raw creative meetings were like. All of this and much more on today's edition of Top Rope Nation.  As you heard at the top of the show, Blue Wire is doing a brief 60 second survey. Answer the questions and be entered into a drawing for free Blue Wire merchandise and even a pair of AirPods! Take the survey here: https://bit.ly/2Ybr18V 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 Twitter @TopRopeNation, shoot us an email at [email protected], and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/22/202056 minutes, 34 seconds
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Paul Heyman Fallout, COVID-19 Strikes WWE

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 Tuesday, which were subsequently moved to Wednesday. A top WWE star decided against even working the tapings after the positive case occurred. All of this and much more on today's edition of Top Rope Nation.  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 Twitter @TopRopeNation, shoot us an email at [email protected], and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/18/202044 minutes, 46 seconds
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WWE Backlash Review: Was It The Greatest Ever?

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 Twitter @TopRopeNation, shoot us an email at [email protected], and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/15/20201 hour, 58 seconds
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Ric Flair's Greatest Matches (Fantasy Draft Style)

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 "Lamb" Dais of the Veterans Minimum show. Make sure to check out his show when you're done listening to this week's pod!  Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation, shoot us an email at [email protected], and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/11/20201 hour, 14 minutes