September 18, 2020
The very first Clash of the Champions took place on March 27, 1988 in Greensboro, NC at the Greensboro Coliseum. It drew 6,000 fans and popped a 5.6 rating on TBS. Oh, and it also went head-to-head with WrestleMania IV.
September 4, 2020
On June 2, 1989, No Holds Barred was released in the United States, and it featured professional wrestling hero Hulk Hogan acting as, well, a professional wrestling hero, Rip Thomas.
August 22, 2020
The summer of 1993 saw a lot of change for WWE. Hulk Hogan was gone, and now Vince McMahon needed a new American hero to push to the top of the babyface rankings.
August 14, 2020
We're heading back to 1990 in this episode of The Straight Shooters and covering SummerSlam which took place in the Philadelphia Spectrum.
July 31, 2020
After tackling the WrestleMania Rage Party in Philly in last week's episode, we're staying in 1999 as WCW's Beach Brawl at MTV Spring Break in Cancún, Mexico takes center stage this week.
July 24, 2020
Back in 1999, WWE held a WrestleMania Rage Party the night before WrestleMania XV. At this point, WWE was arguably at its peak in terms of popularity in pop culture. With WrestleMania in Philly that year, the company decided to run a Rage Party with legendary musical acts such as Isaac Hayes, Big Pun, and ... the Cherry Poppin' Daddies?
July 17, 2020
Keith Lee defeated Adam Cole to become the NXT Champion at the Great American Bash. The Winner-Take-All Match propelled Lee into wrestling lore as a double champion. That was the inspiration for this week's discussion on The Straight Shooters.
July 9, 2020
WWE unveiled its new United States Championship design this past week on Monday Night RAW, and it's a beaut. Nick Piccone and Vaughn Johnson briefly discuss their thoughts on the new design and with WWE slated to introduce more new designs in the future, we'll hopefully see the end of those Tag Team Title designs soon enough.
June 6, 2020
Nick Piccone and Vaughn Johnson discuss what's been going on in the last week and a half, not just in the United States, but in the world.
May 22, 2020
Shad Gaspard tragically lost his life this past week, but in doing so saved his son from a similar fate. The man is a hero, in every sense of the word.