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The Straight Shooters

Nick Piccone, Vaughn Johnson

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 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shootersradio/support

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CLASSIC 283: ECW Wrestlepalooza '98 Deep Dive
CLASSIC 283: ECW Wrestlepalooza '98 Deep Dive
Originally recorded May 2021. The guys dive deep into Extreme Championship Wrestling's Wrestlepalooza '98, which took place May 3, 1998 at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta, Georgia. Shane Douglas would wrestle with four separate fractures, but that doesn't mean the match was good. New Jack just flies everywhere. RVD and Sabu had a great botchfest. The pay-per-view was great! We also include the unedited audio of Douglas' shoot promo before Taz comes out to confront him. It was... wild. The card: • The bWo (The Blue Meanie and Super Nova) vs. The F.B.I. (Little Guido and Tracy Smothers) (w/ Tommy Rich) • Justin Credible (w/ Jason and Chastity) vs. Mikey Whipwreck • ECW World Tag Team Championships: Chris Candido/Lance Storm (c) vs. The Hardcore Chair Swingin' Freaks (Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten) • Bam Bam Bigelow vs. New Jack • Tommy Dreamer/Sandman (w/ Beulah McGillicutty) vs. The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) (w/ Joel Gertner, Big Dick Dudley and Sign Guy Dudley) • ECW World Television Championship: Rob Van Dam (c) (w/ Bill Alfonso) vs. Sabu (w/ Bill Alfonso) • ECW World Heavyweight Championship: Shane Douglas (c) (w/ Francine) vs. Al Snow -- 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: [https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/shootersradio/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shootersradio/support
Yesterday
2 hrs 30 mins
CLASSIC 285: WCW Slamboree '97 Deep Dive
Originally recorded May 2021. A severe storm and a Sixers playoff game couldn't keep us from recording this week, and it's a good thing. Another great episode was had as Nick and Vaughn dove deep into WCW's May pay-per-view from 1997, Slamboree. There was an NFL invasion of sorts, as football greats Steve "Mongo" McMichael, Kevin Greene, and Reggie White all danced inside the squared circle at this event on May 18, 1997, live from the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina ... aka Horsemen Country. This would also be Ric Flair's first match in months after returning from injury. This pay-per-view surprised us... in a good way. We're obviously keeping track of the Sixers' playoff game and the Phillies in action, so we have some commentary on the goings on in those respective games, but we promise it doesn't take up too much time. -- 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] --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/shootersradio/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shootersradio/support
3d ago
2 hrs 31 mins
CLASSIC 284: WWF In Your House 8: Beware of Dog 1 & 2 (May '96) Deep Dive
Originally recorded May 2021. Busy week. First, we discuss NXT's releases, highlighted by conspiracy theorist Drake Wuertz's dismissal. We discuss what led to his specific release, the release of other talent, and more. At the 25:50 mark, we start discussing AEW heading to TBS in January 2022, and the introduction of a new one-hour TV program called "Rampage." At the 44:00 mark, we pay our respects to Jerome Young, aka New Jack, who passed away last week. At the 1:01:05 mark, we take a deep dive into WWF's In Your House: Beware of Dog 1 & 2 from May 1996. It was a ridiculous storyline from the start, but it got even weirder as Shawn Michaels was served before his match against the British Bulldog. We'll talk all about it. The card(s): "Beware of Dog 1" • Marc Mero (w/ Sable) vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley • WWF Championship Match: Shawn Michaels (c) (w/ José Lothario) vs. The British Bulldog (w/ Clarence Mason, Diana Smith, and Owen Hart) "Beware of Dog 2" • Caribbean Strap Match: Savio Vega vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin (w/Ted DiBiase) • Vader (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. Yokozuna • Casket Match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship: Goldust (c) (w/ Marlena) vs. The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) -- 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: [https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/shootersradio/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shootersradio/support
May 14 2022
2 hrs 47 mins
CLASSIC 234: WWF In Your House 1 Live Commentary (May '95)325: WWF In Your House 1 (May '95) Deep Dive324: Interview with AEW's Eddie Kingston; Catching up on the latest news in wrestlingCLASSIC 192: ECW Barely Legal Deep Dive w/ The Blue MeanieCLASSIC 281: 'You Cannot Kill David Arquette' Deep DiveBONUS: WWE WrestleMania 38 Roundtable Night 2 on Fox Sports Radio PhiladelphiaBONUS: WWE WrestleMania 38 Roundtable Night 1 on Fox Sports Radio PhiladelphiaCLASSIC 141: The Greatest WrestleMania Performers of All TimeCLASSIC 33: The Greatest WrestleMania Event of All Time Elimination BracketCLASSIC 277: WWE WrestleMania 33 Deep DiveCLASSIC 276: WWE WrestleMania 30 Deep DiveCLASSIC 275: WWE WrestleMania 29 Deep DiveCLASSIC 278: WWF WrestleMania XV Deep Dive w/ The Blue Meanie323: Triple H retires; WWE WrestleMania 24 Deep DiveCLASSIC 280: The Greatest WrestleMania Entrance Sets/Stages of All Time322: The Greatest WrestleMania Match of All Time Elimination Bracket321: RIP Scott Hall; WWF WrestleMania 18 Deep Dive