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Ep. 100: AEW Fallout, Jon Moxley Tells All, NXT TakeOver 25

May 30th, 2019

The day has arrived - Top Rope Nation has reached Episode 100!

We have a jam-packed episode this week to mark this huge milestone for our program. To start things off, we get a bit nostalgic and talk about the history of the podcast. How did this show start? How did the hosts get selected? What are some of our favorite moments over the previous 99 episodes? Plus, we air listener voicemails throughout the broadcast congratulating us on reaching #100.

After that, we talk Jon Moxley's headline-inducing interview this week on Chris Jericho's podcast. We parlay that into a discussion on AEW and where they stand coming out of Double or Nothing, plus some thoughts on what we saw out of that industry changing PPV last Saturday night.

Finally, we talk NXT TakeOver 25 this weekend. With that show being a bit of a landmark, we talk the history of NXT TakeOver and look at our favorite NXT matches and events of all time. Then, we pick the winners for this Saturday's big event.

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Ep. 99: AEW Double or Nothing Preview Extravaganza

May 24th, 2019

AEW Double or Nothing is here as we embark on what could be one of the biggest pro wrestling weekends in many, many years.

We're here to break down the big show for you with our full All Elite Wrestling Double or Nothing preview and predictions show. We go match by match to get you ready for the show and what you should be looking out for in every bout on Saturday night.

Plus, we're talking AEW in general when it comes to their prospects as a business. How do we expect them to compare to WWE? What are our expectations for this show? Just how much buzz do they need to generate coming out of Las Vegas on Memorial Day weekend? What exactly went down with PAC and Adam Page? We're here to answer all of this and a whole lot more.

EPISODE 100: Call and leave us a congratulatory message to be played on the show next week as we celebrate 100 episodes. The number to call is 312-379-8893 and leave a message after the robotic voicemail message. 

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[Patreon Preview] Extra: Money In The Bank 2019 Review

May 20th, 2019

A new edition of the Patreon-exclusive podcast Top Rope Nation Extra is up breaking down Sunday night's WWE Money In The Bank 2019 event. Here is the first five minutes of the show. Head on over to www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to become a Patron of the show and hear the rest of this edition of Top Rope Nation Extra, as well as all previous and future editions, plus upcoming episodes of Top Rope Nation Classics, also exclusive to Patreon.

We'll be back on Friday with the flagship, Top Rope Nation Ep. 99, previewing Saturday's AEW Double Or Nothing PPV.

Ep. 98: Money In The Bank Preview, Hart/Magee Thoughts

May 16th, 2019

WWE Money In The Bank 2019 is this Sunday and we're here to preview the show for you, getting you up to speed on everything you need to know heading into the event, as well as predictions from us on what will happen in each and every single match.

But before we get to that, it's been another newsworthy week. We talk about AEW's now finalized deal with TNT and whether or not the Double Or Nothing PPV price is too high. 

Just before going on the air, we received word of the untimely death of former WWE Diva Ashley Massaro, so we talk about her contributions to the wrestling world and tragic death. Earlier in the day, Ric Flair was hospitalized for a scheduled procedure, which is another topic of discussion.

Lastly, we break down the airing of the holy grail of (previously) unseen wrestling matches: the 1986 Bret Hart vs. Tom Magee match. We have thoughts on how WWE presented the match, the documentary that aired, and the match itself. Plus, some deep thoughts on why this once again proves Bret is one of the greatest wrestlers of all time (and some things in particular that he did much better than Shawn Michaels). 

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Ep. 97: AEW TV Confirmed, Time To End The WWE Brand Split?

May 9th, 2019

A ton to talk about this week, most notably the fact that All Elite Wrestling's television home looks to be all but finalized. We break down what the network means for AEW and how nostalgia could be worked into their promotional packaging to bring back wrestling's lapsed fans. 

Lars Sullivan has been making headlines this week and not for a good reason. We've got some heated thoughts on his horrible past comments and it should mean for his WWE career. 

WWE tried to spice things up this week with the new wild card rule. However, despite a small bump to ratings, it's pretty evident that there are deeper issues that need fixing. We debate if it's time to put the latest brand split behind us.

Lastly, we break down this week's edition of Dark Side of the Ring - a tremendous documentary on the life and death of Gino Hernandez. 

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Ep. 96: Ambrose Is Moxley, Moxley Is Ambrose

May 2nd, 2019

Dean Ambrose is at the forefront of the wrestling industry as he has made his official exit from WWE and re-emerged (via Twitter) with a much talked about video where he has regained the persona of Jon Moxley. We're here to talk about what this all means, our impressions of the video (and its clues), and where we might see "The Artist Formerly Known As Dean Ambrose" next.

Plus, we talk this week's edition of Dark Side Of The Ring documentary on VICELAND that focused on the Von Erich family. We're here with an honest review of what we saw.

All of this, as well as talk about WWE being in a lull after WrestleMania and how that compares to past years, WWE booking quirks, Lio Rush drama, and a whole lot more.

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Ep. 95: WWE Roster Intrigue, AEW Inches Closer, Money In The Bank Direction

April 26th, 2019

WWE continues to make roster moves, whether it's moving people brands or refusing to let people out of their contracts, and we are here to talk about all of it.

Plus, Tony Khan spoke to a former Top Rope Nation guest this week and we break down what the owner of All Elite Wrestling had to say about his company's launch as Double Or Nothing inches closer and closer.

Lastly, we're still a few weeks away from WWE Money In The Bank, but we have some (way too early) thoughts on the direction of the show. 

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Ep. 94: AEW TV, Debunking Montreal Truthers, Superstar Shakeup

April 18th, 2019

We've got a lot to cover this week. In the moments prior to us recording, all kinds of conflicting information started circulating concerning All Elite Wrestling's future on television. We break down all the latest on this for you. 

Then, we switch gears and talk about this week's "Dark Side of the Ring" VICELAND documentary on the 1997 Survivor Series and Montreal Screwjob. We explain where the documentary fell short (big time), what Bruce Prichard got wrong, and prove to you once and for all why Montreal "truthers" are completely nuts.

Lastly, we look at this week's WWE Superstar Shakeup and discuss the winners and losers of WWE's big roster changes. 

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Ep. 93: The Old Bait and Switch

April 11th, 2019

There's a lot on the table to discuss this week with all the fallout from WWE WrestleMania 35. Ryan, Justin, and Kyle break down the RAW and SmackDown after Mania, as well as revisit the WrestleMania 35 finish after a few days of thought.

Plus, we're talking WWE's bait and switch when it comes to the Kofi Kingston vs. Seth Rollins match on Monday, the prospective feud between Becky Lynch and Lacey Evans, AEW television talk, VICELAND's new 'Dark Side of the Ring' series, Sasha Banks being unhappy in WWE, and a whole lot more. 

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Ep. 92: WWE WrestleMania 35 Post Show

April 8th, 2019

WWE WrestleMania 35 is in the books and we're here to break it all down for you. And what a show it was!

This was one of our rare live post shows as we talk the first-ever women's WrestleMania main event between Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Ronda Rousey. Plus, Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar, Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston, and so much more. Ryan and Kyle are joined by Joe Dorien on this broadcast. 

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