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 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.

May 2, 2019

WWE

Straight Shooters: Improving the WWE PPV schedule, and Goldberg is back

This week, Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone) and Vaughn Johnson (@VaughnMJohnson) discuss Jon Moxley (now formerly Dean Ambrose) and his future. Mere minutes after his WWE contract expired, Moxley posted a video on Twitter that got many people hyped. Is he AEW bound? The guys discuss Moxley's possibilities.

April 8, 2019

WWE

WWE WrestleMania 35 Recap: 'The Man' Becky Lynch stands tall and Kofimania runs wild

MetLife Stadium in “the shadows of New York City” [eyeroll] played host to WWE’s WrestleMania spectacular for the second time in six years on Sunday night, and there were plenty of good and interesting storylines heading into the biggest pro wrestling event of the year.

March 21, 2019

WWE

Straight Shooters: Not quite KofiMania yet, Kurt Angle's final match, UFC PPVs and more

Is Kofi Kingston actually going to get his title match? Why does WWE keep putting it off? Kurt Angle's last match was met with an underwhelming response to say the least. WWE headquarters is moving to another location in 2021. UFC PPVs will now only be available through ESPN+, but if you're a subscriber, you'll still pay full price for the PPV.

March 9, 2019

Wrestling

Straight Shooters: WWE Fastlane preview, Jim Ross leaving WWE and more

We're approaching the final stop on the Road to WrestleMania as WWE's Fastlane pay-per-view takes place this Sunday from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

February 21, 2019

Wrestling

Straight Shooters: An in-depth look at the history of NXT call-ups

Four high-profile NXT talents made their main roster debuts this week on RAW and SmackDown Live... but why?

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