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Top Rope Nation is the official podcast of TopRopePress.com. Featuring the best in pro wrestling news, opinion, and laughs, as well as the occasional interview.

January 19, 2017

Top Rope Nation (1/19/17): Kurt Angle, UK Title, Royal Rumble Memories

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We're back at you this week, and once again Justin Joynt joins Ryan as our special guest co-host to talk about all the news this week in pro wrestling. Specific topics discussed on this week's show include:

Thoughts on the WWE U.K. Tournament. 

Should WWE have paid tribute to Jimmy Snuka?

Kurt Angle is going in the WWE Hall of Fame. What are our thoughts? Also, did you ever hear about the dark match Angle had with Owen Hart in 1999?

Thoughts on this week's WWE RAW and SmackDown Live.

Our favorite Royal Rumble memories and some rumors for this year's event. 

All of this and much more. 

Support Top Rope Nation on Patreon. Become an official patron and gain access to all of our shows a day early (with video!). You will get to watch the podcast live or on demand as part of a Patreon-only webcast. Yes, that's right, not only do you get to listen, but you get to see our handsome faces. Check out www.patreon.com/topropenation to become a supporter of the show (for as little as $1 per month) and see all the perks that come with that.

As always, check out TopRopePress.com for all of your pro wrestling news and features. 

January 12, 2017

Top Rope Nation (1/12/17): WrestleMania Changes, Omega/WWE, 2017 Predictions

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Top Rope Nation this week features a special co-host as former Top Rope Press staff member Justin Joynt joins Ryan to talk about all the news this week in pro wrestling. Specific topics discussed on this week's show include:

How Ryan and Justin met, leading to a pro wrestling bromance. 

WrestleKingdom 11 Thoughts. Was Okada/Omega or Naito/Tanahashi better?

Final thoughts on the 2016 pro wrestling awards announced by Top Rope Press this week. 

Major changes have been made behind the scenes this week to the planned card for WrestleMania 33. We give our thoughts on where WWE looks to be headed and if there are any surprises in store. 

Predictions for 2017. All of this and much, much more. Support Top Rope Nation on Patreon. Become an official patron and gain access to all of our shows a day early (with video!). You will get to watch the podcast live or on demand as part of a Patreon-only webcast. Yes, that's right, not only do you get to listen, but you get to see our handsome faces. Check out www.patreon.com/topropenation to become a supporter of the show (for as little as $1 per month) and see all the perks that come with that.

December 31, 2016

Top Rope Nation (12/31/16): 2016 Year End Awards Discussion

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The final 2016 episode of the Top Rope Nation podcast is here. This week, Ryan and Kyle of TopRopePress.com discuss the year as a whole in professional wrestling. As TopRopePress.com prepares to announce their year end awards, we thought it was the perfect time to discuss all of the categories and nominees here on the show. We debate: Male and Female Wrestler of the Year, MVP of the Year, Match of the Year, Event of the Year, Tag Team of the Year, Feud of the Year, and more. Plus, some discussion on this week's excellent edition of WWE SmackDown Live. 

Support Top Rope Nation on Patreon. Become an official Patreon supporter and gain access to all of our shows a day early (with video!). You will get to watch the podcast live or on demand as part of a Patreon-only webcast. Yes, that's right, not only do you get to listen but you get to see our handsome faces. Check out www.patreon.com/topropenation to become a supporter of the show (for as little as $1 per month) and see all the perks that come with that.

Credit for this week's music goes to Bruce Springsteen and The E-Street Band, "Auld Lang Syne," recorded December 31, 1980 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. 

December 19, 2016

Top Rope Nation (12/18/16): WWE Roadblock Post Show, Review

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Ryan and Kyle of TopRopePress.com went live on YouTube Sunday night for a special live Top Rope Nation podcast and webcast. Join them as they dissect everything that went down at WWE Roadblock: End of the Line.

We break down all the matches on the card, give our star ratings, and dissect where the WWE RAW brand goes following this show. How good was the Sasha Banks/Charlotte match? Did Owens/Reigns succeed at following it up? What was going on with the crowd in Pittsburgh? These are some of the biggest topics covered.

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Get all of your wrestling news, results, and features at: www.topropepress.com

 

December 11, 2016

Top Rope Nation (12/11/16): WrestleMania Predictions, Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes

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Top Rope Nation returns this week with a new show looking at all the latest news in pro wrestling, as well as where we think WWE is headed as we begin WrestleMania season. Specific topics covered on this week's show include:

  • Thoughts on John Cena on SNL.
  • What kind of impact (or non-impact) Cody Rhodes will have on the Bullet Club. 
  • Why Kenny Omega is one of the best things going in wrestling today.
  • We predict the card for WrestleMania 33 and how the storylines are going to start developing in the coming weeks.

If you like the show and support what we do, become an official supporter of the show by funding us on Patreon. As little as $1.00 per month will get you access to exclusive shows and exclusive live webcasts that are for Patreon supporters only. We discuss our plans for Patreon-only benefits on this week's show. Become a supporter at: www.patreon.com/topropenation

And as always, make sure to head on over to www.topropepress.com for all of your wrestling news, features, and television reviews.

We've got shirts! Support the show and pick up our brand new Top Rope Nation t-shirt at www.prowrestlingtees.com/topropepress 

December 5, 2016

Top Rope Nation (12/4/16): WWE TLC 2016 Reaction, An Amazing Main Event

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This week's edition of Top Rope Nation was recorded live immediately following WWE TLC with Ryan and Kyle's instant reaction and opinion on the big show from Toronto. This is the audio only podcast version of the show. However, the show was also streamed live via YouTube. If you want to check out the webcast, you can watch it at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X3qRBEOdYw

Don't forget to become an official Patreon supporter of the show, especially if you enjoyed the livecast and would like to see more of them. We plan expanding our use of the livecast in the future, with most of those shows being exclusive to Patreon supporters. You can gain access for as little as $1.00 per month by going to the following link and become an official supporter of the show: http://www.patreon.com/topropenation 

November 21, 2016

Top Rope Nation (11/20/16): Survivor Series Post Show, NXT Reaction

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Ryan and Kyle returned this week with a live show immediately following the WWE Survivor Series with their instant reaction and opinion on the big show from Toronto. This is the audio only podcast version of the show. However, this was also our first livecast streamed with video via YouTube. If you want to check out the webcast, you can watch it at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16yOrHMCEdc&t=35s

Don't forget to become an official Patreon supporter of the show, especially if you enjoyed the livecast and would like to see more of them. We plan expanding our use of the livecast in the future, with most of those shows being exclusive to Patreon supporters. You can gain access for as little as $1.00 per month by going to the following link and become an official supporter of the show: http://www.patreon.com/topropenation 

November 16, 2016

Top Rope Nation (11/16/16): Sexism In Wrestling, Survivor Series & TakeOver Previews

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We're back at you this week with a new edition of Top Rope Nation, and there's a ton to discuss with WWE Survivor Series and NXT TakeOver: Toronto on the horizon this weekend. Ryan and Kyle of TopRopePress.com break it all down. Specific topics discussed on the show this week include: 

  • Details on how you can win a free copy of WWE 2k17 for Xbox One. 
  • Discussion on the Joey Styles controversy and sexism in pro wrestling. 
  • Full WWE Survivor Series preview. We look at every match and make our predictions. 
  • NXT TakeOver: Toronto preview. Who is going to win and will this be Samoa Joe's last NXT match?

All of this and much more. Don't forget to support the show on Patreon by visiting our brand new Patreon page at www.patreon.com/topropenation. Patreon supporters will have exclusive access to bonus content (podcasts/webcasts) produced just for you, as well as exclusive contests. You can become a supporter for as little as $1.00 per month. 

Join us this Sunday on YouTube for a special live podcast as we break down Survivor Series immediately following the show's conclusion. You can subscribe to the TopRopePress.com YouTube page at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFfYkQ9YFHwE1LlHGV9JWQ

Please subscribe and rate us on iTunes. Plus, check out TopRopePress.com for all of your wrestling news, features and results!

November 9, 2016

Top Rope Nation (11/9/16): Survivor Series Flashback 1987-89

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This is the first episode in a special WWE Survivor Series retro series looking at the entire history of the event as we lead into this year's event in a couple of weeks. This week's first show is presented here free, in its entirety. Future broadcasts of Survivor Series flashback will be presented exclusively to Top Rope Nation Patreon supporters. You can show your support and gain access to these shows for as little as $1.00/month by going to www.Patreon.com/TopRopeNation

On this episode, Ryan and Kyle break down all the history surrounding the creation of the Survivor Series. If you don't know the history of pro wrestling in the mid 1980s, this is a must-listen in order to educate yourself. We talk Jim Crockett Promotions vs. Vince McMahon and how the changing landscape created the first edition of the Survivor Series when McMahon went head to head with Starrcade. 

Following our breaking down of all the information surrounding the event's inception, Ryan and Kyle talk about and review the first three Survivor Series events, 1987 to 1989. 

Our standard editions of Top Rope Nation will return next week, November 16, discussing all of the latest current events in pro wrestling. The second episode of Survivor Series flashback (1990-1995) will be posted at www.Patreon.com/TopRopeNation. 

October 27, 2016

Top Rope Nation (10/27/16): WWE Hell In A Cell Preview, WWE Network Subscriber Count

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We're back with another big show this week to discuss all of the latest in pro wrestling. On this week's episode, Ryan and Kyle of TopRopePress.com discuss all of the following (and more)

  • Ryan and Kyle's favorite baseball teams are playing each other in the World Series. How could we pass up the chance at making a wager? Of course, it involves wrestling. 
  • The latest WWE Network subscriber figures are in. We discuss what the report means for WWE, how much WWE can expect these figures to grow, and where pro wrestling in general is headed with streaming services. 
  • The awkward Brock Lesnar/Paul Heyman segment from RAW this past week. 
  • WWE's historical ignorance in using a wrestler's hometown to their advantage, including specific examples from the past. 
  • A full preview for this Sunday's WWE Hell In A Cell PPV, including what we think will go down in each match. 
  • An update on our Patreon subscriber-only WWE Survivor Series retrospective shows. (Support the show by becoming a Patreon subscriber at www.patreon.com/topropenation)
  • All of this and so much more. 
Don't forget to subscribe and rate us on iTunes. Plus, check out TopRopePress.com for all of your wrestling news, features and results!