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. 

July 9, 2020

WWE

Straight Shooters: U.S. title design thoughts, great and not-so-great wrestling PPV posters

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

Wrestling

Straight Shooters: Black Lives Matter

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

WWE

Straight Shooters: Remembering Shad Gaspard and Owen Hart

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.

May 15, 2020

Wrestling

Straight Shooters: Becky Lynch pregnant, Mike Tyson in AEW, and more

Becky Lynch is pregnant! Mike Tyson will appear at AEW's Double or Nothing pay-per-view! The 25-year-anniversary of the very first In Your House pay-per-view is here!

February 28, 2020

Straight Shooters

Straight Shooters: Why is Bill Goldberg the Universal Champion again?

Bill Goldberg defeated "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt in Saudi Arabia Thursday, highlighting a Super Showdown event that featured egregious decision-making. From The Undertaker coming out to cost AJ Styles the Tuwaiq Trophy, to Brock Lesnar completely annihilating Ricochet, to Bill Goldberg now atop the WWE along with Lesnar as world champions - what year are we living in?

February 21, 2020

Straight Shooters

Straight Shooters: The legend of Cody continues to grow

Cody Rhodes' victory over Wardlow in AEW's first-ever Steel Cage Match this past week on Dynamite was special. The match was great, the finish was even better, but something about Cody just struck on that night. He's a bona fide legend right now.

February 14, 2020

Straight Shooters

Straight Shooters: AEW vs. NXT war already over? Goldberg's back, and when will WrestleMania come to Philly?

Another week, another AEW Dynamite ratings victory over WWE NXT: 817,000 to 757,000. In the key demo of 18-49, AEW won once again, hitting a .30, good for No. 10 overall in the night's ratings. Meanwhile, NXT hit .24 in the key demo, finishing 21st in the night.

February 9, 2020

Straight Shooters

Straight Shooters: What's going to happen to the WWE Network?

With the XFL debuting to some serious fanfare this weekend, WWE CEO Vince McMahon and interim WWE CFO Frank Riddick talked to investors and media on their 2019 Q4 earnings conference call earlier this week. During that call, McMahon hinted that WWE could sell some of their content — possibly PPVs — to major streaming services that are not the WWE Network.

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.

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