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March 16, 2023

357: WWF RAW 4/13/98 Deep Dive

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. …

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March 9, 2023

356: Best Roads to WrestleMania

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 fo...

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March 2, 2023

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

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 WW...

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Feb. 23, 2023

354: The Sami Zayn Dilemma

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 premiu...

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Feb. 4, 2023

353: The Bloodline Story Deep Dive

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 …

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Jan. 27, 2023

352: WWF Royal Rumble 2000 Deep Dive

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 Cha...

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Jan. 26, 2023

352: WWF Royal Rumble 2000 Deep Dive

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 …

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Jan. 20, 2023

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

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 …

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Jan. 19, 2023

CLASSIC 315: WWF Royal Rumble 1992 Deep Dive

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 …

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Jan. 18, 2023

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

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 wit...

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Jan. 17, 2023

CLASSIC 269: WWF Royal Rumble 1991 Deep Dive

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 wer...

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Jan. 13, 2023

350: WWF Royal Rumble '97 Deep Dive

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 do...

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Jan. 11, 2023

CLASSIC 76: WWF Royal Rumble '97 Live Commentary

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 Alamodome...

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Jan. 6, 2023

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

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 ] [ …

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Dec. 30, 2022

CLASSIC 263: WCW Starrcade '97 Deep Dive

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 ...

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Dec. 29, 2022

348: WCW Starrcade '96 Deep Dive

ICON VS. ICON. HOGAN VS. PIPER. NWO IS GETTING HOTTER AND HOTTER. BUT WHY WON'T THEY HELP OUT THE GIANT!? This week, we dive deep into WCW Starrcade 1996! -- Follow us on Twitter [ @_piccone ] [ @VaughnMJohnson ] …

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Dec. 23, 2022

347: WCW Starrcade '95 Deep Dive

It's the WORLD CUP OF WRESTLING BETWEEN... WCW and New Japan Pro Wrestling at WCW Starrcade 1995! No Hulk Hogan! A new World Champion is crowned! THE WORLD CUP OF WRESTLING COMES DOWN TO A DECIDING SEVENTH MATCH! TOTAL ANARCH...

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Dec. 9, 2022

CLASSIC 311: WWF IYH 12: It's Time (Dec. '96) Deep Dive

IT'S TIME! Not for Vader, though, who was supposed to be the focus of this specific PPV. Sid defends his newly won WWF Championship against Bret Hart with Shawn Michaels on commentary, AND MORE! -- Follow us on Twitter [ …

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Dec. 7, 2022

CLASSIC 309: WWF IYH 5: Season's Beatings (Dec. '95) Deep Dive

SEASON'S BEATINGS TIME! We zero in on the deep dive portion of episode 309 and discuss WWF In Your House 5 from December 1995. Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog. SANTA TURNS HEEL! BAH GAWD! AND MORE! -- Follow us on …

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Dec. 1, 2022

346: 'Santa With Muscles' Deep Dive

MOVIE TIME! This week, we dive deep into Santa With Muscles, starring Hulk Hogan. Via IMDB: A heartless millionaire [Hogan] believes he is Santa Claus after an accident renders him amnesiac. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! -- Follow us on Tw...

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Nov. 23, 2022

345: What We're Thankful for in 2022

A Straight Shooters Tradition! For Thanksgiving, we're listing what we're thankful for in 2022 in the world of professional wrestling. -- Follow us on Twitter [ @_piccone ] [ @VaughnMJohnson ] [ @theshooterspod ] You can subs...

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Nov. 19, 2022

344: WCW Fall Brawl: War Games '98 Deep Dive

WARGAMES is SOON and Nick and Vaughn travel back to 1998 WCW to dive deep into Fall Brawl! It's mayhem in WarGames in this one, as there are three teams of three... but it's really every man for himself. The …

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Nov. 12, 2022

343: Phillies World Series run, WCW WrestleWar '92 Deep Dive

This week, Nick and Vaughn ARE BACK after a magical Phillies World Series run fell short by 2 games. The guys discuss what they've been up to during this run and then take a deep dive into WCW WrestleWar '92... …

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Nov. 3, 2022

CLASSIC 307: WWF Survivor Series '96 Deep Dive

Classic episode originally recorded November 2021. Nick and Vaugn dive deep into Sid vs. Shawn. Bret vs. Austin. Taker vs. Mankind. AND MORE! Survivor Series 1996 deep dive. -- Follow us on Twitter [ @_piccone ] [ @VaughnMJoh...

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