As most of you know, PWBTS.com, the flagship site of this column, focuses on coverage and promotion of independent wrestling. As someone who happily shills independent wrestling promotions whenever possible, one of the things that pisses me off is the way independent promotions seems to have no sense about the basic sorts of things that they need to do to promote their product.
Instead, some promoters seem to think that the way to draw is to hold grudges against any independent promotion operating in their area. They’ll take shots at these competitors online or in print. They’ll tell their talent: if you work for [insert name of competitor], I won’t book you on my shows. They’ll hold multi-promotion tournaments, and not invite the largest one in their area…who just happens to be said competitor. They’ll deliberately run shows against even charity-themed promotions, try calling local police to disrupt their shows…and all sorts of fun things like that.
Welcome one, welcome all to another edition of IN THE ROOM. This week, Brady Hicks, Derrick McDonald, and Ray Bogusz are joined by former WWE, TNA, WCW, and ECW star Vito LoGrasso. Find out what’s been going on in Big Vito’s life since we’ve last seen him on TV … from movie opportunities to wrestling to mentoring the future of the sport. All that plus Vito’s thoughts on young wrestlers today, both those under contract and those looking to be signed to WWE or TNA, Vito’s perspective on his own career to date and what he would still like to accomplish, plus the idea of training WWE’s developmental stars. All that, plus open phone lines for two hours, and Brady and the gang talk CHIKARA, a very memorable Raw with Mr. McMahon, their thoughts about the Legends Convention, and MTV’s Girl Talk. All that, plus so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support!
It’s time once again for the IN THE ROOM Fan Conclave! This year’s edition will span THREE WEEKS in September/October, giving fans of IN THE ROOM and the other programs on TBH.com the opportunity to pick and choose among any/all of their favorite Philadelphia-based activities! We hope to see you all there!
More info to be posted soon!
Sat 9/14 Right Coast Pro Wrestling (Newark, DE) – w Brady Hicks
Sun 9/15 WWE Night of Champions airing (Fox & Hound, King of Prussia, PA) – w Brady Hicks
Fri 9/20 ROH (Philadelphia, PA) – w Brady Hicks
Sat 9/21 NMRW (Westville, NJ) – w Brady Hicks, Dean Dixon, and the NMRW crew
Fri 9/27 NWA DAWG (Clayton, NJ) – w Brady Hicks
Sat 10/5 Legends of the Ring Convention (Monroe, NJ) – w Brady Hicks
Sat 10/5 ECWA (Newark, DE) – w Brady Hicks
Plus … stay tuned for a full schedule of opportunities to sit in on a recording session for IN THE ROOM, DimpleDate, and many other programs and specials for TBH.com!
Guests for the ITR Fan Conclave will stay at the luxurious Holiday Inn Express in Fairless Hills, PA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for booking information.
Combat Zone Wrestling continued its yearly tradition this past weekend with CZW Tournament of Death XII yesterday at Markland’s Little Acres (AKA The Ultraviolent Underground) in Townsend, DE.
The iPPV is now available at http://www.CZWiPPV.com. It aired on 24 hour delay.
It was stated that the Delaware State Athletic Commission was preventing MASADA from wrestling, likely due to his knee injury.
This week IN THE ROOM, Brady Hicks, in-the-field at Smackdown reporter Derrick McDonald, Anthony Sarlo, and Ray Bogusz gather to talk about the likely death of CHIKARA, Randy Orton and other members of WWE who are good when they should be bad (and vice versa), Rampage Jackson, and so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support of the listeners and those who called in, including PWI’s own Kevin McElvaney and Mike Bessler! And be sure to check out New Moon Rising Wrestling at The Proving Grounds this Sunday, 12 PM and next Saturday, June 15th at 6:30!
It’s time once again for DimpleDate, the dating, relationship, and sex show that has taken TBH.com, and the ENTIRE world, by storm! This week, join Brady Hicks, Danielle, Netter, and Che-zus, LIVE from the Che-zus Bar & Grille in Willow Grove, PA … as they discuss sex with exes, married men, trying to break people up, dumpster diving, and great Summer places to meet! All that, and so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support!
A few weeks back, I did a review on “Animal” , the biography of George “The Animal” Steele. Steele will appear this Tuesday evening on Alan Wojcik’s Kayfabe Wrestling Radio to talk about the book, available in hardcover and for Kindle and Nook (via Barnes and Noble’s website)
We’re back with another edition of IN THE ROOM, this week featuring our very special guest and good friend of the show Zach Gowen of WWE fame. Gowen’s story is a truly remarkable one and anyone who is not familiar will definitely want to check it out. At just 8 years old, Tenacious Z lost his leg to cancer, then went on to have a distinguished career as a high-flying star! What was it like for Gowen to be in the ring with guys like Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, Vince McMahon, and Brock Lesnar less than a year into his career? What’s the story behind his awesome “Kicking it with the Kids” anti-bullying message? Plus, Zach’s experiences teaming with Gregory Iron to form “The Handicapped Heroes,” competing in New Moon Rising Wrestling, and so … much … more. Plus, Brady Hicks, Anthony Sarlo, and Ray Bogusz take more of a look at Curtis Axel, WWE Raw from last night, erotic fiction, and a truly memorable Bleacher Report article courtesy of Mike Bessler. It was a fun show. Thanks, as always, for the support!
What another great edition of IN THE ROOM we had tonight, as Brady Hicks, Derrick McDonald, and Ray Bogusz were joined by indie sensation and (no doubt) future star of the business Tatevik The Gamer and her business partner Steve Stasiak. Both are awesome people inside and out of the ring, and of course Tatevik is pretty easy on the eyes as well! Find out right from the future Diva herself what it’s like to be regarded as “just another pretty face,” the world of competing in martial arts, plus acting, dancing, and so much more. Plus, open lines for two hours as Brady and the gang talk WWE Extreme Rules, HHH vs. Joe Hennig, ethnic stereotypes in wrestling, and WWE’s scrapped plans for several DVDs. All that, plus, say it with me Cujo, so … much … more! Thanks as always for the support!