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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

357: WWF RAW 4/13/98 Deep Dive

March 16, 2023

IT'S 3/16! And this week, Nick and Vaughn dive deep into the April 13, 1998 episode of RAW IS WAR... which emanated from the CoreStates Center in Philadelphia and was *supposed* to be headlined by Stone Cold Steve Austin vs.…

356: Best Roads to WrestleMania

March 9, 2023

This week, Nick and Vaughn discuss their favorite build-ups to WrestleMania through the years. -- Follow us on Twitter [ @_piccone ] [ @VaughnMJohnson ] [ @theshooterspod ] You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the f…

355: WWF In Your House 13: Final Four Deep Dive

March 2, 2023

This week, we dive into WWF In Your House from February 1997 - Final Four. Shawn Michaels vacated the title days earlier and made this main event, featuring Bret Hart, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Undertaker, and Vader for the W…

354: The Sami Zayn Dilemma

Feb. 23, 2023

This week, we dive into the hottest storyline in professional wrestling - Sami Zayn and The Bloodline - and whether WWE made the right call in having Roman Reigns defeat Sami Zayn in Montréal at the Elimination Chamber premi…

353: The Bloodline Story Deep Dive

Feb. 4, 2023

This week, we dive deep into the entire Bloodline storyline. From Roman Reigns' return to the company during the COVID pandemic in August 2020, to Sami Zayn turning on him at last week's Royal Rumble, we cover it all to trul…

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…