Top Rope Nation Wrestling Podcast

Three friends talking everything pro wrestling (current and nostalgia from the past). Laughs, beers, and a good time are sure to follow.

Ep. 122: CM Punk Returns, Match Ratings In 2019

November 13th, 2019

Ryan, Justin, and Kyle are all here to break down the week in pro wrestling, starting most notably with CM Punk's return to wrestling this week as part of WWE Backstage.

We also look at this week's Wednesday Night Wars before transitioning to our topic of the week - wrestling match ratings in 2019. The motivation for this was all of the different opinions out there on the match between Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley at AEW Full Gear. What do we think makes a good wrestling match? How much do we factor in crowd reaction? Are there any issues with the way others give match ratings? What matches do we enjoy less than other people? This is a GREAT discussion. 

Plus, we finish up with Kyle's "Deep Dive of the Week" which takes a look at Survivor Series history. 

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Ep. 121: AEW Full Gear Preview and Predictions

November 6th, 2019

Ryan, Justin, and special guest co-host Derick Schroeppel are here to talk all the latest in pro wrestling as we get ready for AEW Full Gear this Saturday night on PPV.

We start out with "In The News" and look at some of the top stories in wrestling of late, including thoughts on this week's Wednesday Night Wars between WWE NXT and AEW Dynamite, WWE's Saudi Arabia drama coming out of Crown Jewel and Corey Graves' comments on that, the NXT Invasion, and we can't forget Seth Rollins.

Then, in our "Topic of the Week" featured position, we run down the AEW Full Gear card with our match by match preview and predictions for the show. 

Plus, Derick rounds out the show by stepping in for Kyle in the "I Love This Sport Deep Dive Of The Week" segment by featuring an all time classic from Memphis, Tennessee. 

If you enjoy what you hear on our standard weekly shows and want to get our exclusive PPV review shows each and every month, as well as access to our 'Top Rope Nation Classics' bonus show, consider joining our Patreon page. Our most recent "Classics" show looks back at the first WCW Nitro from September 1995 and has been hailed as one of the best shows we have ever done, Patreon or not. Read more about it at http://www.patreon.com/topropenation. You'll get a free gift for signing up. 

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Ep. 120: Wrestling’s Greatest Video Games (Special Guest Okaydrian)

October 29th, 2019

We're back! After a couple of weeks off due to illness striking the Top Rope Nation family, we're back to talk all the latest news in wrestling. Our "In The News" segment this week focuses in on the Jordan Myles t-shirt controversy, SmackDown's shrinking ratings, Finn Balor's heel turn, and WWE Crown Jewel.

Then, in our "Topic of the Week" featured position, we're joined by Okaydrian (aka Adrian F.E.) of Twitch and Gamestop TV to talk wrestling video game history. With WWE 2k20 in the news, we thought there was no better time than now to talk pro wrestling gaming and some of our favorite wrestling games of all time. It's a great discussion you don't want to miss with one of the brightest minds in gaming! Check out Adrian's Twitch channel at www.twitch.tv/okaydrian 

Plus, as always, Kyle rounds out the show by giving us his "I Love This Sport Deep Dive Of The Week."

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Ep. 119: Wednesday Night Wars Week Two

October 9th, 2019

The second week of the Wednesday Night Wars is in the books and we're here to break it all down. We look at what worked, what didn't work, who won, and what we're looking forward to next week. 

Plus, Kyle gives us his "I Love This Sport Deep Dive Of The Week" as always. 

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[Patreon Preview] Extra: WWE Hell In A Cell 2019 Review

October 6th, 2019

A new edition of the Patreon-exclusive podcast Top Rope Nation Extra is up breaking down Sunday night's WWE Hell In A Cell 2019 event. Here is the first ten minutes of the show. Head on over to www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to become a Patron of the show and hear the rest of this edition of Top Rope Nation Extra, as well as all previous and future editions, plus upcoming episodes of Top Rope Nation Classics, also exclusive to Patreon. If you sign up before October 31st, we will send you a free t-shirt in the mail!

We'll be back on Friday with the flagship, Top Rope Nation Ep. 119.

Ep. 118: The Wednesday Night Wars Begin

October 3rd, 2019

The topic this week is, what else, the Wednesday Night Wars. With week one in the books, we look at who had the better show between WWE NXT and AEW, as well as our initial impressions of AEW Dynamite as its own entity moving forward. 

Plus, some news items relating to the AEW and NXT TV ratings, CM Punk returning to wrestling, SmackDown's debut on FOX, and a brief WWE Hell In A Cell preview. 

Plus, Kyle gives us his "I Love This Sport Deep Dive Of The Week" as always. 

WANT A FREE T-SHIRT? We're giving away shirts between now and October 31st to all new $5/month Patrons of the show. If you enjoy what you hear on our standard weekly shows and want to get our PPV review shows each and every month, as well as access to the Patreon-only show 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' consider joining the page. Our most recent "Classics" show looks back at WWE Backlash 2002 and has been hailed as one of the best shows we have ever done, Patreon or not. Next week, we'll have a new 'Classics' show exclusive to Patreon looking back at the first-ever WCW Nitro. Read more about it at http://www.patreon.com/topropenation

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[Patreon Preview] Classics: WCW Nitro Debut

October 1st, 2019

A new edition of the Patreon-exclusive podcast Top Rope Nation Classics is up reviewing the debut edition of WCW Nitro from September 4th, 1995.We break down the show itself and the significance of it, along with the context of what was happening during this period in 1995. Presented here is the first 20 minutes of the show - the full show runs about 80 minutes. Head on over to www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to become a Patron of the show and hear the entire episode, as well as all previous and future editions of Top Rope Nation Classics, plus upcoming episodes of Top Rope Nation Extra, also exclusive to Patreon.

Plus: We're giving away free t-shirts to all new Patrons that sign up this month at the $5/month tier! All of our bonus content plus a shirt for just five dollars!

We'll be back on Thursday with the flagship, Top Rope Nation Episode 118. 

Ep. 117: Mt. Rushmore of Hell In A Cell Matches

September 26th, 2019

This week's topic of the week is our own personal Mt. Rushmores when it comes to WWE Hell In A Cell matches. Ryan, Justin, and Kyle break down their top four cell matches of all time. A really fun discussion that looks back at some of the most iconic matches in WWE history. We finish the discussion looking at the state of the match in 2019 and whether or not it has been watered down over the years. 

Plus, Kyle gives us his "I Love This Sport Deep Dive Of The Week" as always. 

WANT A FREE T-SHIRT? We're giving away shirts between now and October 31st to all new $5/month Patrons of the show. If you enjoy what you hear on our standard weekly shows and want to get our PPV review shows each and every month, as well as access to the Patreon-only show 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' consider joining the page. Our most recent "Classics" show looks back at WWE Backlash 2002 and has been hailed as one of the best shows we have ever done, Patreon or not. Next week, we'll have a new 'Classics' show exclusive to Patreon looking back at the first-ever WCW Nitro. Read more about it at http://www.patreon.com/topropenation

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Ep. 116: WWE NXT Debuts On The USA Network

September 18th, 2019

WWE NXT officially started their weekly run with the USA Network this week, so we hit record immediately after the broadcast's conclusion with our thoughts on their first show. 

Join us as we recap WWE NXT on the USA Network week one. It's a really fun show as we prepare for the Wednesday Night Wars beginning in just two weeks. Plus, Kyle has his "Deep Dive Of The Week" at the end of the podcast - a must-see independent match from 11 years ago between two of WWE's current top stars. 

If you enjoy what you hear and want to get our PPV review shows each and every month, as well as access to the Patreon-only show 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' consider supporting us on Patreon. Our most recent "Classics" show looks back at WWE Backlash 2002 and has been hailed as one of the best shows we have ever done, Patreon or not. Read more about it at http://www.patreon.com/topropenation

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Ep. 115: WWE Clash of Champions 2019 Review

September 15th, 2019

Our rapid reaction PPV review shows are typically exclusive to Patreon as part of 'Top Rope Nation Extra,' but this month we're throwing it out there for the world on our regular feed so you can see what you're missing out on if you're not already a Patreon supporter!

Kyle and Ryan are here late on Sunday night immediately following WWE Clash of Champions to give a full rundown of the show. We grade what we saw on the PPV and look ahead to what this show means for the long term direction of WWE as they prepare for the FOX era.

If you enjoy what you hear and want to get our PPV review shows each and every month, as well as access to the Patreon-only show 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' consider supporting us on Patreon. Our most recent "Classics" show looks back at WWE Backlash 2002 and has been hailed as one of the best shows we have ever done, Patreon or not. Read more about it at http://www.patreon.com/topropenation

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