Nick Piccone

Nick Piccone

Nick Piccone is a Pro Wrestling Contributor for PhillyVoice.com. Nick was the Creator and Owner of BleedPhilly.com for five years before joining PhillyInfluencer.com as its Editor-in-Chief in 2015. He's also a host on The Straight Shooters wrestling podcast on Wildfire Radio. Nick graduated from nearby Neumann University after growing up in south Philadelphia and southern New Jersey. His family reputation is entrenched in an iconic Philadelphia movie, as his great aunt’s house was the new home to Rocky and Adrian in Rocky II. Nick's been a wrestling fan since he was five years old and has not only a strong passion, but also an abundance of knowledge when it comes to the world of professional wrestling. Follow Nick on Twitter @nickpiccone or find him on Facebook. 

August 30, 2019

Wrestling

Straight Shooters: The rundown for AEW's 'All Out,' and where they're at as a company

The biggest event of All Elite Wrestling's existence occurs Saturday night at the Sears Centre Arena in the suburbs of Chicago. The very first AEW World Champion will be crowned. The AEW Women's Championship belt will be unveiled. There will likely be some other surprises in store for this pay-per-view.

August 22, 2019

Wrestling

Straight Shooters: NXT vs. AEW is the wrestling war we've been waiting for

The wrestling war is back.

August 17, 2019

Straight Shooters

Straight Shooters: Kofi Kingston's title reign isn't boring, King of the Ring is back

During a raucous weekend in Toronto, the WWE Champion got quite an interesting reaction by the Canadian faithful at SummerSlam in his match against Randy Orton. "Kofi's stupid!" chants rang out and then we saw reaction on social media that some thought Kingston was boring and his title reign was getting stale. All this out of nowhere... not unlike an RKO.

August 9, 2019

Wrestling

Straight Shooters: Harley Race remembered, AEW to Philly in Oct., SummerSlam preview

Another legend in the wrestling industry passed away, as Harley Race succumbed to complications from lung cancer on August 1. Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone) and Vaughn Johnson (@VaughnMJohnson) begin this week's episode of The Straight Shooters with a look back at Race's legendary career.

July 28, 2019

Wrestling

Straight Shooters: Breaking out of the Wrestling Bubble; AEW debuts on TNT Oct. 2

After a RAW Reunion show that was a ratings hit for WWE and the USA Network, is it just an example of a wider issue that a lot of wrestling fans live in a wrestling bubble? Some thought it was a great show, others thought it was lame. Hardcore wrestling fans seemed split on the issue.

July 20, 2019

Wrestling

Straight Shooters: What Bischoff, Heyman can change, review of a big Philly wrestling weekend

As Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman get set to take over as Executive Directors of SmackDown Live and Monday Night RAW, respectively, it really leaves up to interpretation just how much control they both will have over their shows.

July 12, 2019

WWE

Straight Shooters: Who would you take in a legit fight? And a big wrestling weekend ahead

There was a bit of a confrontation this week at a Blink 182 concert between former WWE-er Enzo Amore and current AEW-er Joey Janela. 

July 5, 2019

Wrestling

Straight Shooters: Can WWE succeed with edgier content in 2019? An NJPW G1 preview

On this week's Monday Night RAW and SmackDown Live, we saw a sort of tonal shift. It wasn't quite Attitude Era level stuff [and it probably never will be again, and that's a good thing], but there were definitely some segments on each show that made the audience go, "Wow."

June 28, 2019

WWE

Straight Shooters: Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff to run WWE television, Rollins/Ospreay beef and more

The biggest story of the week took shape on Thursday morning when WWE officially announced they were bringing back Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman to run their weekly television programming as Executive Directors. Bischoff will take hold of SmackDown as it transitions from the USA Network to FOX later this fall, and Heyman will run Monday Night RAW.

May 31, 2019

WWE

Straight Shooters: Reaction to AEW's first pay-per-view, Jon Moxley's explosive interview and more

After a pretty much flawless debut show for All Elite Wrestling, the wrestling world is buzzing in anticipation for a possible new turf war in the industry. While some are maybe forcing that a bit too much onto the masses — as I wrote here — I am absolutely excited for AEW to debut on TNT in the fall.

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