Nick Piccone

Nick Piccone

Nick Piccone is a Pro Wrestling Contributor for PhillyVoice.com. Nick was the founder of the popular sports and pro wrestling blog Bleed Philly before joining Philly Influencer as Editor and Writer in 2015. He's hosted a weekly pro wrestling podcast with Vaughn Johnson, The Straight Shooters, since 2015. Nick also does editing, writing, and audio engineering for the only sports betting radio station in Philadelphia, Fox Sports Radio The Gambler. Nick graduated from nearby Neumann University after growing up in south Philadelphia and southern New Jersey. His family history is entrenched in Philadelphia culture, as Nick's great aunt Dolly's house was used as Rocky's and Adrian's new home in Rocky II. Nick is a huge Philly sports fan, and he has watched professional wrestling since he was five years old; he has not only a strong passion, but also an abundance of knowledge about the industry. Follow Nick on Twitter: @nickpiccone.

February 19, 2021

Straight Shooters

Straight Shooters: Deep dive into the 'Beyond The Mat' wrestling documentary

At the height of the World Wrestling Federation's popularity near the end of 1999, Barry Blaustein directed, wrote, produced, narrated, then released a wrestling documentary that became one of the most critically-acclaimed in industry history.

February 11, 2021

Straight Shooters

Straight Shooters: Deep dive into WWF St. Valentine's Day Massacre 1999

Straight Shooters: Deep dive into WWF St. Valentine's Day Massacre 1999

February 4, 2021

Wrestling

Straight Shooters: Deep dive into WWF No Way Out 2001

On February 25, 2001, the World Wrestling Federation headed to Las Vegas for their annual No Way Out pay-per-view, emanating from the Thomas & Mack Center.

January 28, 2021

Straight Shooters

Straight Shooters: Deep dive into the 1999 WWF Royal Rumble

The 1999 Royal Rumble may be one of the worst of all-time, but it didn't feel like that at the time

January 22, 2021

Wrestling

Straight Shooters: Deep dive into the 1991 WWF Royal Rumble

On January 19, 1991, the World Wrestling Federation ran their annual Royal Rumble pay-per-view from the Miami Arena in Miami, Florida. Two days prior, the United States launched a military offensive against Iraqi troops occupying Kuwait which was known as Operation Desert Storm.

December 11, 2020

Straight Shooters

Straight Shooters: Deep dive into WCW Starrcade 1997

Over a year of build to Sting vs. Hogan at Starrcade 1997 fell completely flat once Nick Patrick completed a normal three-count as Hogan pinned Sting clean in the middle of the ring. Not even a Bret Hart involvement in the "new finish" saved anything. It was unequivocally the worst ending to a WCW main event in that era, and perhaps of all-time.

November 16, 2020

Wrestling

Straight Shooters: Deep dive into Survivor Series 1997

Nick Piccone and Vaughn Johnson take a deep dive into one of the most infamous nights in wrestling history. There were multiple parts moving this night in Montreal, and the screwjob was just the cherry on top.

October 29, 2020

Wrestling

Straight Shooters: NXT Halloween Havoc live commentary

Halloween Havoc returned after 20 years away on Wednesday night, and the guys brought you live commentary of the event every step of the way.

October 21, 2020

Wrestling

Straight Shooters: The Greatest Hell in a Cell Match of All-Time Elimination Bracket

WWE's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view is upon us, but unfortunately it's one that has lost a lot of its luster through the years. It used to once be that the Hell in a Cell match would become the blowoff of a blood feud with the match serving as a gruesome, but lovely, scene.

October 15, 2020

Wrestling

Straight Shooters: Deep dive into WWF's IYH Buried Alive

The Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Ind. was the setting for the very first Buried Alive Match between the Undertaker and Mankind on October 20, 1996. The In Your House pay-per-view, then around two hours approximate running time, was the epicenter for the World Wrestling Federation trying out anything new to compete with World Championship Wrestling and the nWo at the time.

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