Top Rope Nation is a pro wrestling podcast focusing on the latest in WWE and AEW, while also deep-diving into historical topics from the past. The show brings a fan’s perspective while also engaging in high level analysis, insider news, and interviews with past and current wrestlers.

Top Rope Nation began in July 2016, with Kyle joining Ryan as co-host on episode number two. Justin joined the crew full time in January 2017. Over the years, the trio has interviewed several top names from the wrestling industry, including Jim Ross, Flip Gordon, Marek Brave, PCO, and others. 

Top Rope Nation joined the Blue Wire podcasting network in February 2020. 

Our Hosts

Ryan is the founder and host of Top Rope Nation, launching the podcast in July 2016. He has covered the wrestling industry extensively, with bylines at Sports Illustrated, CBS Interactive,,, WrestleView, WhatCulture, The Inquisitir, The Wrestling Observer, Pro Wrestling Torch, Sportskeeda, SEScoops and more. Ryan has appeared as a guest on Wrestling Observer Live, Pro Wrestling Torch, Mat Men, WrestleView Radio and others. You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ryandroste.

Kyle has been Ryan’s co-host on Top Rope Nation since episode two in August 2016. Kyle came to Top Rope Nation with a wealth of experience in broadcasting and covering the wrestling industry. He previously appeared on Sunday Night Submission, a popular internet wrestling radio show in the mid 2000s, as well as FDH Lounge. Kyle has also appeared as a guest multiple times on Squared Circle Gazette Radio. You can follow Kyle on Twitter @TRPKyle.

Justin joined Top Rope Nation as the third member of the team in January 2017. Prior to joining the show, Justin covered wrestling for Top Rope Press as a feature writer and reviewer of WWE NXT television. He is a longtime pro wrestling fan who has known Ryan for over 20 years. You can follow Justin on Twitter @JustinJoynt.