370 episodes

Top Rope Nation has been a leading pro wrestling podcast since 2016, focusing on WWE, AEW, NJPW, ROH, Classic Pro Wrestling and so much more. Longtime wrestling journalist and host Ryan Droste is joined by Kyle Ross and Justin Joynt each and every week to look at the wrestling industry from a fan's perspective while also engaging in high level analysis, insider news, and interviews with past and current wrestlers. The crew also specializes in deep-diving into historical topics from the past: WWF, WCW, ECW and more are all fair game.
Whether it's AEW Dynamite or WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown, Top Rope Nation is the wrestling podcast you need in your weekly rotation.

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    • 4.9 • 81 Ratings

Top Rope Nation has been a leading pro wrestling podcast since 2016, focusing on WWE, AEW, NJPW, ROH, Classic Pro Wrestling and so much more. Longtime wrestling journalist and host Ryan Droste is joined by Kyle Ross and Justin Joynt each and every week to look at the wrestling industry from a fan's perspective while also engaging in high level analysis, insider news, and interviews with past and current wrestlers. The crew also specializes in deep-diving into historical topics from the past: WWF, WCW, ECW and more are all fair game.
Whether it's AEW Dynamite or WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown, Top Rope Nation is the wrestling podcast you need in your weekly rotation.

    AEW Hits and Misses, Rebooking 1998 WCW

    AEW Hits and Misses, Rebooking 1998 WCW

    Kyle is joined by Liam O'Rourke this week on the flagship show to discuss the February 1 edition of AEW Dynamite. Then, they begin a series looking at rebooking 1998 WCW. A really fun discussion!
    For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have nearly 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows.
    Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!
    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Classics: WWF Royal Rumble 1994

    Classics: WWF Royal Rumble 1994

    Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time to discuss WWF Royal Rumble 1994. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more.
    Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at two and a half hours)! We'd be honored to have your support. 
    Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics' and 'TRN Extra'). There are now more than 100 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers. 
    Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/
    Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at TopRopeNation@gmail.com for an upcoming mailbag segment. 
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    • 17 min
    WWE Royal Rumble Review: An All-Time Great Angle

    WWE Royal Rumble Review: An All-Time Great Angle

    Join us for a full review of the 2023 edition of the Royal Rumble! Each match is covered, as well as the all-time great show closing angle between Sami Zayn, Roman Reigns, and The Bloodline. Thanks to Jesse Velasquez of the Unplugged Wrestling Podcast for joining us on the show!
    For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have nearly 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows.
    Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!
    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    WWE Royal Rumble Preview and Predictions

    WWE Royal Rumble Preview and Predictions

    Ryan is joined by Zack Heydorn, Assistant Editor of Pro Wrestling Torch, to preview and predict this Saturday night's WWE Royal Rumble event. We talk Roman Reigns, Sami Zayn, The Bloodline, both the men's and women's Rumble matches, rumors on the Rock and Steve Austin, and so much more.
    For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have nearly 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows.
    Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!
    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Extra: That Horrendous WWE RAW's Top Moments List

    Extra: That Horrendous WWE RAW's Top Moments List

    Enjoy a free selection from this week's 'Top Rope Nation Extra' bonus show that released to our Patreon-exclusive feed yesterday.
    Kyle discusses WWE's recent (and putrid) 'RAW's Top Moments' list, RAW XXX, and has some thoughts on the men's Rumble match this year. This is the first 15 minutes of what is a 45 minute show.
    Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear this full podcast, as well as close to 100 full length bonus shows in total that are only available on Patreon. We'd be honored to have you as a subscriber. If you like our flagship show here on the regular feed, you're going to love the bonus shows.
    Patrons also receive access to our monthly bonus podcast 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' a two-plus hour deep dive on a classic wrestling event. We have a 'Classics' episode on Royal Rumble 1994 releasing this week.
    Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers. 
    Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows.
    Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!
    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation
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    • 17 min
    WWE Royal Rumble: The Best (and Worst) Winners

    WWE Royal Rumble: The Best (and Worst) Winners

    Ryan and Justin break down the past winners of the Royal Rumble and look at possible alternative scenarios (when necessary). They also discuss the "no brainer" victors. Plus, a discussion on the death of Jay Briscoe. 
    For bonus content from Top Rope Nation, as well as Patreon-exclusive reviews of classic wrestling shows, consider supporting us on Patreon. We have nearly 100 bonus podcasts available in the Patreon archive the minute you sign up. Read more about how to support us and gain access here: www.patreon.com/topropenation
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/topropenation and never miss one of our live shows.
    Have a question for the show? Send your questions to TopRopeNation@gmail.com and if we read it on the air, we'll send you a free gift in the mail!
    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TopRopeNation
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    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Bravevol ,

Great podcast, especially the retro wrestling episodes

Let me first say, I don’t watch much current wrestling. But I LOVE anything from the 80’s and 90’s. These guys do a great job recalling and discussing retro wrestling cards. I love the fantasy drafts as well as the “best of” specific PPV’s in the past. If you love pro wrestling, give it a listen!

Ninhead ,

A Triumph!

FINALLY… A wrestling podcast with a host that won’t defraud a WWE legend and charities alike. FIVE STARS.

spacesuit ,

Not for entertainment purposes only.

My new favorite pro wrestling podcast feed. Real analysis by knowledgeable fans served with a side of grizzled veteran hutzpah. This crew delivers the goods each and every show. If Top Rope Nation is not in your pod rotation, you’re doing yourself dirty. Cheers, gentlemen!

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