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Ep. 84: Kenny Omega Signs With AEW, Who From WWE Could Jump?

February 7th, 2019

We hit record this week immediately following AEW's Double or Nothing pool party in Las Vegas which ended with the big reveal that Kenny Omega has signed with the promotion and will wrestle Chris Jericho on May 25th. 

We discuss the Las Vegas event, the latest signings, and speculate on who from WWE could jump ship. Is Randy Orton seriously considering a move? Who else would be a good fit?

Plus, we break down all the latest with the feud with Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey, evaluating two tremendous television segments this week on RAW and SmackDown. Later, we touch on WWE's fourth quarter business report for 2018 that was just released, and we wrap things up talking about the hype toward Becky/Ronda (and Charlotte?) main eventing WrestleMania this year and parlay that into a discussion of some of our favorite WrestleMania main event builds from years gone by.

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Ep. 83: Farewell Dean, WWE Roster Drama (Special Guest Chris Van Vliet)

January 31st, 2019

We've said it before, and we will say it again: 2019 has already been a crazy year in pro wrestling and we're only one month in!

This week we are joined by special guest Chris Van Vliet as we talk about all of the biggest news in wrestling, including the reports that Dean Ambrose and Hideo Itami are on their way out of WWE.

Plus, what did we think of the Royal Rumble and NXT TakeOver Phoenix? We share our grades, plus Chris gives us the live perspective from being in Phoenix.

Later, we look ahead to WWE Elimination Chamber, Fastlane, and the WrestleMania 35 card. First and foremost, should Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey be a singles match, or should Charlotte Flair be inserted into the match to make it a triple threat?

All of this and so much more!

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Check out  more of Chris Van Vliet's work on his YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/chrisvanvliet and find him on Twitter, @ChrisVanVliet. 

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Ep. 82: WWE Royal Rumble, NXT TakeOver Phoenix Previews

January 24th, 2019

What should be one of the best wrestling weekends of the year is on tap this Saturday and Sunday as WWE NXT presents NXT TakeOver Phoenix and WWE presents the 32nd edition of the Royal Rumble.

We're here to break both events down for you in full and get you all ready for the big shows. We discuss each and every match on both events, previewing them and picking winners. We also parlay this into a greater discussion on where WWE could be going when it comes to WrestleMania 35 and TakeOver Brooklyn during WrestleMania weekend. 

Plus, has the importance of winning the Royal Rumble diminished over the last decade or so? We've got some interesting theories on why that may be the case and also why it has happened.

All of this and so much more!

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Ep. 81: Catching Up On 2019, AEW, WWE Direction

January 21st, 2019

Our first show of the new year looks back at all of the big news stories that have already made 2019 a year to remember.

The majority of the episode this week is spent talking about the launch of All Elite Wrestling. We discuss AEW's potential roster, television network, upcoming events, and whether or not they have a chance to rival WWE.

Plus, we talk about WWE taking a more risque approach to wrestling in 2019, including some controversial angles over the last couple of weeks. 

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Ep. 80: WWE TLC Preview, WWE Writers Room Debate

December 13th, 2018

Top Rope Nation returns to talk about this Sunday's WWE TLC show. Despite a lackluster few weeks of WWE television, the company is giving us a good card with some matches that have the potential to be really great. We break all of the matches down for you and explain who should and who will win.

Plus, we have a discussion on some of the latest news in wrestling since our last show, including the debate Jimmy Jacobs got going on Twitter regarding the WWE writers room and how hard it is to write RAW, the death of "The Dynamite Kid" Tom Billington, and whether or not The Rock will return to WWE for WrestleMania (and who he should face).

With Kyle out this week, Ryan and Justin are joined by Connor Casey of ComicBook.com and 247Sports.com. 

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Ep. 79: Daniel Bryan is Champion, Becky is Hurt, Survivor Series & TakeOver Previews

November 13th, 2018

Daniel Bryan just captured the WWE Championship on SmackDown Live, turning heel in the process. The WWE Survivor Series card has been totally thrown into chaos and AJ Styles no longer has a role on the card for the time being. Plus, Becky Lynch suffered a nasty injury on WWE RAW this week.

We're here to preview this Sunday's WWE Survivor Series and NXT TakeOver War Games 2. We give you our full breakdowns of every match and pick the winners.

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Ep. 78: Roman’s News, Crown Jewel Controversy, Evolution Preview

October 23rd, 2018

We are back to discuss a week full of some massive wrestling news. First, we discuss the sad news that Roman Reigns is suffering from leukemia. We follow that up with all of the controversy plaguing WWE's Crown Jewel show in Saudi Arabia. We hit this from all angles, the political aspects, the humanitarian aspect, and so much more. And finally, we finish out with a full preview for this weekend's first-ever all women's WWE PPV event - WWE Evolution. 

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Ep. 77: Is WWE Too Reliant On Older Stars?

October 10th, 2018

A really good discussion this week coming out of WWE Super Show-Down. With the official announcement of Shawn Michaels' return to the ring, we debate the narrative that WWE is becoming too reliant on older superstars. Is that actually the case?

Plus, we talk about whether WWE Crown Jewel is in danger of being cancelled now given some recent world events, discuss the WWE title picture with AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan, and close by talking about the possibility of bringing back some PPV names from wrestling's past.

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Ep. 76: WWE Super Show-Down Preview and Predictions

October 2nd, 2018

With this Saturday's WWE Super Show-Down on the horizon, the guys from the Top Rope Nation podcast get you ready for Saturday's big event on the WWE Network while also reviewing this weeks RAW and SmackDown episodes. Triple H vs. the Undertaker, AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe, Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz, and so much more. We break down all the matches and give you all the information you need to be ready for Super Show-Down.

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Ep. 75: Brie Bella’s Big Kick, Dean’s Heel Tease, and More

September 26th, 2018

We return to the airwaves to talk all the latest in the world of wrestling. Brie Bella had a nasty kick to Liv Morgan on Monday night that resulted in a nasty injury. Should Brie be wrestling in the big leagues at this point? We look at this controversial topic as well as discuss Dean Ambrose teasing a heel turn, a great Ricochet/Pete Dunne match from NXT, Aiden English teasing an interesting situation with Rusev/Lana, more thoughts on Shawn Michaels' upcoming return to the ring, listener questions, and much more!

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