More Sports:

July 05, 2019

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

Wrestling WWE
Straight Shooters 070519 PhillyVoice

The aftermath of Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley crashing through the LED entrance screen on Monday Night RAW.

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."

And it's not always a good thing. "Wow," doesn't always have a positive connotation. So this week, Nick Piccone and Vaughn Johnson discussed their thoughts on the programming becoming a bit edgier this week, and if the future holds more of this type of content, especially as we get closer to SmackDown Live's move to FOX.

The guys also preview the most grueling professional wrestling tournament anywhere, the New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax, which kicks off Saturday night, July 6.

You can listen to the entire episode below, or simply download it here.

You can subscribe to The Straight Shooters on the following platforms: Apple Podcasts (please rate and review us!), StitcherGoogle PlaySpreakerSpotifyiHeartRadioTuneIn Radio, SoundCloudPlayer FM and wherever else you get your podcasts!  

And you can now also become a Patron of The Straight Shooters! You can get exclusive content from Nick Piccone and Vaughn Johnson by becoming a Patron at

Follow The Straight Shooters on Twitter: @ShootersRadio | Nick Piccone | Vaughn Johnson