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. 126: WWE Royal Rumble 2020 Preview, Worlds Collide Thoughts

January 23rd, 2020

We are previewing this Sunday's WWE Royal Rumble with our predictions for the big show. Plus, thoughts on WWE Worlds Collide and all the latest news in the world of pro wrestling. Will CM Punk appear in the Royal Rumble? Will Roman Reigns win the Royal Rumble? Will Becky Lynch defeat Asuka? All of these questions are answered on the show and much more. Plus, a little known backstage story on the 2015 Royal Rumble that has never been reported anywhere else!

Plus, we finish up with Kyle's "Deep Dive of the Week" ranking the Top 10 Royal Rumble matches of all time. His choices, from tenth to first: 2008 Rumble Match, Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt (2014), Rockers vs. New Orient Express (1991), Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle (2003), Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins (2015), Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho (2001), John Cena vs. AJ Styles (2017), Triple H vs. Cactus Jack (2000), John Cena vs. Umaga (2007), and the 1992 Rumble Match

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[Patreon Preview] Classics: WWE Royal Rumble 1990 Watchalong

January 21st, 2020

A new edition of the Patreon-exclusive podcast Top Rope Nation Classics is up and you can join us as we watch the main event from the WWE Royal Rumble 1990. Presented here is the first 10 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. Right now, there are 15 exclusive podcasts in total over on our Patreon page. 

Plus: We're giving away free gifts to all new Patrons that sign up this month at the $5/month tier! All of our bonus content plus a gift for just five dollars!

Ep. 125: Will AEW and NJPW Work Together?

January 9th, 2020

The hot topic this week is whether or not AEW and NJPW will develop a working relationship. We're here to break down the negatives and positives. Plus, we have thoughts on this week's Wednesday Night Wars between AEW and NXT, Brock Lesnar entering the Royal Rumble, CM Punk's tweet at The Miz, Wrestle Kingdom 14, and much more

Plus, we finish up with Kyle's "Deep Dive of the Week."

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Ep. 124: Our 2019 Pro Wrestling Awards

December 31st, 2019

After a one month hiatus, we're back to wrap up 2019 (and the decade itself) with a look back at the year with our 2019 Pro Wrestling Awards. First, we look back at our favorite Christmas wrestling memories as children and then discuss what we think was the Story of the Year in pro wrestling. Then it's on to the awards as we look at: Best Rising Star, Best Theme Song, Best Promotion, Best Event, Best Tag Team, Best Women's Wrestler, Best Men's Wrestler, and Match of the Year.

Agree? Disagree? Send us an email and let us know your thoughts TopRopeNation@gmail.com

Plus, we finish up with Kyle's "Deep Dive of the Week."

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Ep. 123: WWE Survivor Series, NXT TakeOver War Games Previews

November 22nd, 2019

Ryan, Justin, and Kyle are breaking down a big weekend ahead in pro wrestling as WWE presents Survivor Series and NXT presents TakeOver War Games. We've got full previews for both shows as well as predictions for the events. 

We're also talking the news this week in wrestling, including CM Punk's first full WWE Backstage show, Jim Cornette's resignation from NWA, and NXT defeating AEW in the ratings for the first time.

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. 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.