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The Straight Shooters

The Straight Shooters

The best and worst of pro wrestling covered weekly by Nick Piccone (PhillyInfluencer.com, FoxPHLGambler.com) and Vaughn Johnson (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 entire pay-per-view events, movies, documentaries, and career retrospectives, high profile guests, current product analysis, and much more!

Request your own deep dives on Patreon: patreon.com/theshooterspod

Recent Episodes

352: WWF Royal Rumble 2000 Deep Dive

Jan. 27, 2023

This week, we fulfill a Patreon request and dive deep into the 2000 #RoyalRumble from Madison Square Garden! Tazz debuts and chokes out Kurt Angle. The very first Tables Match. An all-time classic Street Fight for the WWF Ch…

352: WWF Royal Rumble 2000 Deep Dive

Jan. 26, 2023

The 2000 Royal Rumble featured Triple H defending the WWF Championship against Cactus Jack in a Street Fight -- a match that still holds up today as one of the greatest ever in Royal Rumble history. The Rock and Big Show wer…

351: RIP Jay Briscoe; WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Deep Dive

Jan. 20, 2023

We sure will "Remember the Rumble" from 2017 in the Alamodome for... being one of the most boring Rumbles of all time. What's not boring is our takes on it, so press that play button as we dive deep into the 2017 WWE Royal R…

CLASSIC 315: WWF Royal Rumble 1992 Deep Dive

Jan. 19, 2023

You've heard our live commentary, now join Nick and Vaughn as they dive deep into the entire 1992 WWF Royal Rumble event. One of the best pay-per-views in WWE history, debate your pet. -- Follow us on Twitter [ @_piccone ] […

CLASSIC 23: Live Commentary of the 1992 WWF Royal Rumble Match

Jan. 18, 2023

It's an annual tradition! In 2016, Nick, Vaughn, and the Third Man Brian Isley recorded a live commentary episode of the 1992 Royal Rumble match, with full audio. It's that time of year again to share this audio greatness wi…

CLASSIC 269: WWF Royal Rumble 1991 Deep Dive

Jan. 17, 2023

One of Nick's favorite Royal Rumbles, probably because it's the first one he's ever seen live, is now available on all listening platforms! Nick and Vaughn dive deep into the 1991 Royal Rumble during a time where tensions we…

350: WWF Royal Rumble '97 Deep Dive

Jan. 13, 2023

This week, Nick and Vaughn are joined by Fox Sports Radio The Gambler's Jon Jansen to dive deep into the 1997 WWF Royal Rumble! Part of The Gambler's Wrestling Roundtable, Jansen's first-ever appearance on the podcast is a d…

CLASSIC 76: WWF Royal Rumble '97 Live Commentary

Jan. 11, 2023

In 2017, Nick, Vaughn, and the Third Man, Brian Isley, live commentated the 1997 Royal Rumble match, complete with audio, on Episode 76. Later this week, we deep dive into the entire 1997 Royal Rumble event from the Alamodom…

349: Vince McMahon... IS BACK? And Our 2023 Wrestling Predictions

Jan. 6, 2023

On our first episode of 2023, we give our wrestling predictions for the year! But first, we discuss the breaking news of Vince McMahon forcing himself back into the WWE spotlight. -- Follow us on Twitter [ @_piccone ] [ @Vau…

CLASSIC 263: WCW Starrcade '97 Deep Dive

Dec. 30, 2022

It was arguably the most anticipated wrestling pay-per-view of all-time, and it marked the beginning of the end for WCW. The end product looked nothing like what was built up beforehand. The terrible finish, rash of injuries…