12 Responses to IN THE ROOM

  1. Avatar Brother Jermaine
    Brother Jermaine says:

    STOP WITH THE ANGLES!!! You guys talk about the storylines, not make them! Don’t try to make Kevin leaving a storyline. NO ONE FALLS FOR IT!!!

  2. Avatar Brother Jermaine
    Brother Jermaine says:

    You guys are completely wrong about Jeff Jarrett’s situation. He didn’t leave with no notice. In fact, he did the job to Chyna for the IC belt at No Mercy in 1999 without even being under contract. Don’t make it seem like he left them high and dry and did them wrong. He did a job to a woman when he didn’t have to.

  3. Avatar Stan the dick
    Stan the dick says:

    there always wrong with there info, is this show fake too….

  4. Avatar Lacey Von Erich
    Lacey Von Erich says:

    Look it up, boys. The reason there is a TNA to begin with is because Jim Ross accidentally let Jeff Jarrett’s contract expire. He was going to make the jump to WCW when they realized their mistake and Jarrett said the only way he would drop the title was if they gave him a massive, one-time payout. That’w why Jeff will never be back in WWE. So glad Kev will be back soon!

  5. Avatar BigErn
    BigErn says:

    Props to Lacey … beat me to it. This is the story as I remember it too. Jeff had the awesome ‘homemaker match’ on his way out. WWE.com had stated something along the lines of Jeff being professional working the match after his contract, he’s welcome back, etc.

    As far as the angle goes, I would have gone with it … sounds like fun. Is the podcast ‘fake’? They seem to know their shit to me, so what if they wanted to have a little fun? Kev was missed but still a great podcast from Brady and DJ. Keep it up, guys!

  6. Avatar Jason
    Jason says:

    I think the story is somewhat correct in that he left with no notice. For whatever reason the WWF let his contract expire. My guess is they never thought he would leave since he kind of bombed in WCW before and quickly came back to the company after a year or two in WCW. It may have also been intentional with Vince wanting to lower his salary since he had many issues with Jarrett in that first WWE run (walked out after dropping the IC Title, walked out again the following year). I believe what happened this time is that Russo and Ferrara both quit the WWF and quickly became the writers for WCW. Russo and Jarrett were good buddies and Russo got JJ in some bigger profile matches in the WWF and his stock went up because of it.

    Russo basically went to Jeff and said he wanted to bring him into WCW as the new star of the show, attempting to create some buzz around WCW again as a WWF star was opting to go to WCW rather than the other way around. I guess he assumed this would be similar to the 123 Kid coming back to Monday Night Raw, which was a huge boost for the WWF even though Kid was never a huge star. The difference was that the WWF was super hot with Austin, DX, McMahon, and just came off a Mike Tyson appearance when Waltman made the return where he was allowed to rip Hogan and Bischoff and basically tell the world his real life buddies wanted to come back but they cant get out of their deals. WCW was already getting cold when Jarrett came in so there was no buzz or impact. JJ was all over those shows culminating in the formation of NWO 2000 with Jarrett I think being named WCW commish. It flopped.

    I have a hard time believeing that the payoff he got was what he opened TNA with. If JJ says that I think its simply to throw salt at McMahon who ripped him in the Nitro/Raw simulcast. I think Meltzer said it was in the neighborhood of 200-300K to do the job to Chyna. Sure McMahon was livid and I think the feeling was Russo had a big part in getting him in a big WWF match after the contract expired to help him get that money, but I have to think he made far more in WCW where they were just throwing money at people than what he made from McMahon that year.

    • Thanks for the feedback guys! I never even heard that rumor about Jarrett funding TNA from that payoff. I assume that can’t really be true.

      What I always heard was we should blame Jim Ross for TNA because if he had better managed Jarrett’s contract then Jeff could not have held them up for money because he held the IC title. Thus, Jeff would never have been black-balled from WWE and would have had a place to “go” when WCW closed 1-1/2 years later.

  7. Avatar Vince G
    Vince G says:

    A decent tribute show guys. You talk about things Randy got away with saying on commentary, on the PPV the other night Booker actually said John Cena had accomplished alot with ‘Limited wrestling ability’ ha ha ha that was awesome.

    I can’t wait to hear Kev’s Kane impression. I dont know if it was just me but that car accident segment seemed to go on forever. Speaking of which I saw bits of the PPV includng the Diva match. I’m glad they removed the word wrestling from their name because all Kelly Kelly seems capable of doing is shreiking. Her and the Bella (who cares which one?) did that non stop for ten minutes and not in a good way.

    And I’m predicting right now that if Randy goes into the HOF they will try and get Steamboat to induct him.

  8. Avatar Kevin McElvaney
    Kevin McElvaney says:

    To clarify, me “leaving” wasn’t totally an angle. I’m legitimately taking a break, because I’ve been burned out. The “angle” was just going to be a way to bring me back. I’ll come back when I’m ready, and I’ll be better than ever.

    R.I.P. Randy.

  9. Avatar Brother Jermaine
    Brother Jermaine says:

    “Burned out” from speaking about wrestling for 1 hour a week? Must be tough being you.

    • Avatar Kevin McElvaney
      Kevin McElvaney says:

      Clearly, you assume we don’t lives outside of this podcast, don’t you? I couldn’t possibly have been referring to life issues that are unrelated to the show when I mentioned “burn out.”

      Cynicism is for the weak.

  10. Avatar technojojo
    technojojo says:

    Miss you Kevin and hope you come back when you are ready.