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This Week’s IN THE ROOM with Nick “U-Gene” Dinsmore

This week’s IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks features a special sit-down interview with former WWE star – and good friend of the show – Nick “U-Gene” Dinsmore, who is fresh off of a stint working as a trainer at WWE’s Performance Center. What are Dinsmore’s thoughts on WWE’s current crop of next-gen stars? How does NXT compare to Ohio Valley Wrestling, where Dinsmore wrestled in developmental? And what are his thoughts on the controversial Eugene character he portrayed on WWE TV. All that, plus The Stro and Kathie talk their favorite (of many) stories from the road. Plus, so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support.

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IN THE ROOM with Gabby Gilbert

IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks is back on the air this week featuring Ray, Derrick, and Wayne, as well as a very special, sitdown interview with Miss Gabby Gilbert (formerly Roxie Cotton) heading into her appearance at this Saturday’s ECWA Super 8 Chickfight in Carney’s Point, New Jersey. Check out the show for Gilbert’s thoughts on competing in such a prestigious tourney, being one of the more experienced names on the show, (not) clubbing her opponents in the kneecaps, and so … much … more. Plus, Brady and the gang discuss The Undertaker’s personal favorite WrestleMania match, talk some of the less-heralded names to step through the doors of TNA, and hash out a good deal of fantasy football talk. Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM with Jessie Kaye


IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks
 is live once again, this time sitting down for a one-on-one interview with indie wrestling star Jessie Kaye. Take a listen as Kaye, the first-ever ECWA Women’s Champion, gives her thoughts on stepping into the ring for the first ECWA Super 8 ChickFight on October 11th, plus what she thinks of her competitors, the name she is looking to carve in the business, and so … much … more. Plus, Brady Hicks feeds Ray Bogusz wrestling news headlines, as if he just woke up from a coma, for his gut reactions. What does Ray think of TNA’s Bound for Glory plans, Randy Orton as a fan favorite, and NXT on WWE 2K15? Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Matt Sydal (Evan Bourne) and Tessa Blanchard

IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks kicks off its new Fall season with a bang, including the debut of Juggalo Wayne, who will be joining as a weekly co-host. This week, Brady, Kathie Fitz, and Wayne sit down for more than an hour of candid interview time with both Matt Sydal (WWE’s Evan Bourne) and Tessa Blanchard, the daughter of Four Horseman Tully Blanchard. What did Sydal have to say about his treatment by WWE, his legacy as a high flyer, and his impending, September 27th return to Ring of Honor in Wheeling, West Virginia? Tune in to find out. Plus, Tessa Blanchard talks about the legacy she inherits by default because of her dad, her desire to forge her own name, her dating life, and what she expects out of the ECWA’s October 11th Super 8 ChickFight at Carney’s Point, New Jersey. Plus, Brady and the gang talk WWE Night of Champions, fans’ disappointment, Total Divas, and personal stories of interactions with the wrestlers. All that, and so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support!

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IN THE ROOM with Wrestling Financial Analyst Chris Harrington

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IN THE ROOM with ECW Announcer Bob Artese

This week’s IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks features a one-hour interview with ECW ring announcer Bob Artese. Check it out as Bob talks about “having the best seat in the house” for the rise … and fall of the extreme tribe. Hear Bob’s thoughts on Shane Douglas throwing down the NWA belt, chairshots to the head, catering to “smart” fans, and how ECW’s mature content played into the company’s fortunes. Plus a discussion of WWE’s IC and US belts, the level of prestige these titles hold (compared to last year), and whether or not it is time to unify the titles.

IN THE ROOM is part of the VOC Nation Radio Network on vocnation.com, airing Tuesday nights, 9 ET. Call in to the show at (855) VOC-RADIO. Subscribe to VOC podcasts at podcast.vocnation.com.

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IN THE ROOM with Cory Kastle

This week’s IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks we sit down with Cory Kastle, an independent wrestler and the producer of the Wrestling with Disaster documentary due out later this year. If you’re in the Philadelphia area be sure to head down to the ECW Arena on June 14th for the WWD’s “Final Cut” festivities, which includes six great matches! Plus, Vince McMahon lost $350 million in one day this week when stocks plummeted. Brady, DJ, Kathie, and Derrick talk about some of the drastic things WWE could to to quickly recoup that kind of money. All that, plus live callers and so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM with Tough Enough Winner Andy Leavine

Former WWE star and Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine stepped IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks this week to talk about the uber-frustrating politics of WWE, having “Stone Cold” Steve Austin ranting about him, relocating to Puerto Rico at John Lauranaitis’ advisement, how bad the indie scene is, and how he was totally unprepared to jump right onto TV when his hand was forced. Plus, Brady and the gang talk TNA. Assume TNA’s a sinking ship and you have a liferaft … who are you bringing with you and who are you letting sink? All that, and so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM with Former WCW Referee Billy Silverman

IN THE ROOM is back this week with former WCW and WWE referee Billy Silverman. Check it out for all Billy’s thoughts on his time with WCW and trying to compete with WWE, what went wrong, and backstage conflict in WWE with John Bradshaw Layfield. Great interview … great guy. Plus, Brady Hicks talks WWE without CM Punk, Warrior stuff, and WWE’s renewed focus on the Divas and IC title divisions. All that, plus so … much … more. Thanks, as always for the support!

IN THE ROOM airs live, Tuesday nights, 9 PM ET, as part of the VOC Nation Radio Network on vocnation.com. Call in (855) VOC-RADIO. This week’s episode is now available for download.

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IN THE ROOM with Samu Anoa’i

Former WWE Tag Team Champion Samu Anoa’i stepped IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks this week to talk about his time on the road, being part of one of wrestling’s most legendary families, and his WXW C4 promotion in Allentown, PA. Check it out as Samu talks about fighting with kids in school because they called wrestling “fake,” what inspired him to be a wrestler, the legend of a Samoan headbutt, and having so many family members in the business, including The Rock.

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