PODCAST

The Straight Shooters

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The best and worst of pro wrestling covered weekly by Nick Piccone (PhillyVoice.com, PhillyInfluencer.com) and Vaughn Johnson (formerly of Inquirer.com). Since 2015, the duo has produced compelling, unique, and entertaining weekly episodes along with special exclusive content on Patreon ... Live commentary specials before they were cool, deep dives into career retrospectives, high profile guests, current product analysis, and much more ... Become a patron at patreon.com/shootersradio
308: What We're Thankful For in Wrestling: 2021 EditionShooters Classic 261: The Main Event IV from Nov. 23, 1990 Deep Dive (11/18/20)Shooters Classic 260: Survivor Series '98 Deep Dive (11/18/20)Shooters Classic 259: Survivor Series '97 Deep Dive (11/11/20)307: WWF Survivor Series '96 Deep Dive306: WWF Survivor Series '95 Deep Dive305: WCW Halloween Havoc '95 Deep Dive
Oct 23 2021
1 hr 54 mins
BONUS: Nick Piccone on Fox Sports Radio The Gambler talking WWE Crown Jewel304: WCW Halloween Havoc '94 Deep Dive
After losing our original 304th episode as we live commentated AEW Dynamite live from Philly, the guys return for a deep dive into WCW Halloween Havoc 1994. It was Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair in a Steel Cage Retirement match... ALREADY. Hogan had debuted for WCW in June that prior year and they're already blowing it off. Oh, WCW. We discuss Squid Game, Netflix shows, and more before we dive deep into Halloween Havoc 1994. The card: WCW World Television Championship: Johnny B. Badd (c) vs. Honky Tonk Man WCW World Tag Team Championship: Stars And Stripes (The Patriot and Marcus Alexander Bagwell) (c) vs. Pretty Wonderful (Paul Orndorff and Paul Roma) Kevin Sullivan vs. Dave Sullivan Dustin Rhodes vs. Arn Anderson (w/ Col. Robert Parker and Meng) WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Jim Duggan (c) vs. Steve Austin Vader (w/ Harley Race) vs. The Guardian Angel The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) vs. Terry Funk and Bunkhouse Buck (w/ Col. Robert Parker and Meng) Career vs. Career Steel Cage Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship w/ Mr. T as the Special Enforcer: Hulk Hogan (w/ Jimmy Hart) vs. Ric Flair (w/ Sensuous Sherri) -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15 2021
2 hrs 20 mins
303: Exclusive Interview with MLW's National Openweight Champion, Alexander Hammerstone302: WCW Fall Brawl: War Games '97 Deep Dive301: AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam from Arthur Ashe Stadium Live Commentary300: WCW Fall Brawl: War Games '96 Deep Dive; Big E Wins WWE Title299: Exclusive Interview with Ring of Honor's EC3; Death Before Dishonor Ticket Giveaway298: WWF SummerSlam '01 Deep Dive; RIP Shannon Spruill
After a week's hiatus, we return with an all-new deep dive; this time it's SummerSlam 2001 from a Patreon request! But first, the guys discuss a very serious and somber subject with Shannon Spruill, better known to wrestling fans as Daffney Unger, passing away on September 1, 2021. The beginning of this episode was re-recorded after that news broke and the severe tornados that struck our local communities left a wake of destruction. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by Spruill's death and the friends and families of those who were killed in the severe tornados in this area, and also with the people whose homes were destroyed. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Help the victims of the multiple devastating tornados that hit our area: The Unforgotten Haven Help Mullica hill from tornado damage - Facebook Page After that, we discuss our thoughts on CM Punk debuting in AEW, NXT changes coming, Bianca Belair losing to Becky Lynch in seconds, then deep dive into SummerSlam 2001. -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 3 2021
2 hrs 37 mins
BONUS: WWE SummerSlam '21 Preview w/ Nick Piccone & Jon Jansen on Fox Sports Radio The Gambler297: WWF SummerSlam '00 Deep Dive | PATREON REQUEST
This week, we deep dive into WWF's SummerSlam 2000 pay-per-view, where the company's World Title was a backstory to the love triangle among Triple H, Kurt Angle, and Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley. Crazy times in 2000. The card: Six-man tag team match: Right to Censor (Bull Buchanan, The Goodfather and Steven Richards) vs. Too Cool (Grand Master Sexay, Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty) (w/ Mandy and Victoria) X-Pac vs. Road Dogg Intergender tag team match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship. Venis would lose the title to whoever gained a pinfall or submission against his team: Eddy Guerrero and Chyna vs. Trish Stratus and Val Venis (c) Jerry Lawler vs. Tazz WWF Hardcore Championship: Shane McMahon (c) vs. Steve Blackman Two-out-of-three falls match: Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match for the WWF Tag Team Championship: Edge and Christian (c) vs. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) vs. The Hardy Boyz (Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy) Stinkface match: The Kat vs. Terri No DQ match: Kane vs. The Undertaker Triple threat match for the WWF Championship: The Rock (c) vs. Triple H vs. Kurt Angle -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 20 2021
3 hrs 2 mins
296: Exclusive Interview with ROH's Mike Bennett295: WWF SummerSlam '99 Deep Dive | PATREON REQUEST
THE HOTTEST EVENT OF THE SUMMMMEEERRRRRR!!!!! This week, we take a deep dive into the 1999 edition of WWF'S SUMMERRRSSSLLLAAAMMM (Season 12, Episode 1 on Peacock!) where the product left a whole lot to be desired. We dive into Jesse Ventura's involvement and what the chatter in the media was like then, the ridiculous Vince Russo booking leading up to the main event, the seeds being planted for an all-time tag team division, and much more! The card: WWF Intercontinental Championship and WWF European Championship: D'Lo Brown (c) vs. Jeff Jarrett Tag team turmoil match to determine #1 contenders to the WWF Tag Team Championship: Edge and Christian vs. Jeff and Matt Hardy vs. Mideon and Viscera vs. Droz and Prince Albert vs. The Acolytes vs. Hardcore and Crash Holly WWF Hardcore Championship: Big Boss Man (c) vs. Al Snow WWF Women's Championship: Ivory (c) vs. Tori Lion's Den Weapons match: Ken Shamrock vs. Steve Blackman Greenwich Street Fight: Test vs. Shane McMahon WWF Tag Team Championships: Kane and X-Pac (c) vs. The Unholy Alliance (Big Show and The Undertaker) (w/Paul Bearer) Kiss My Ass match: The Rock vs. Billy Gunn Triple threat match for the WWF Championship with Jesse Ventura as the special guest referee: Stone Cold Steve Austin (c) vs. Triple H (w/ Chyna) vs. Mankind -- Follow us on Twitter [piccone_] [@VaughnMJohnson] [@ShootersRadio] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms:  [Apple Podcasts] [Google Podcasts] [Spotify] [iHeartRadio] [Amazon] [Audacy] [TuneIn Radio] [Pandora] [Stitcher] [Spreaker] [Player FM] and wherever else you get your podcasts! Exclusive Patreon content: [patreon.com/shootersradio] Facebook: [The Straight Shooters] E-mail: [straightshooterspodcast@gmail.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 13 2021
2 hrs 42 mins
294: WWF SummerSlam '91 Deep Dive; RIP Bobby Eaton

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