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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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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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Former WCW star Ray “Glacier” Lloyd stepped in to the IN THE ROOM program with Brady Hicks and his crew this past Tuesday night to talk about his time with WCW and what it could have been; his legacy in wrestling; thoughts on DDP, Bill Goldberg, and The Great Muta; the lack of the territories; and what mentor Lou Thesz thought of his Glacier character. Plus, Lloyd gives the inside scoop on his new Florida Fight League.

IN THE ROOM airs live Tuesday nights, 9 PM ET, as part of the VOC Nation Radio Network at vocnation.com. Call in to the show (855) VOC-RADIO.

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Check out this week’s IN THE ROOM, as with Brady Hicks, as former WWE star and TNA agent D’Lo Brown checks in to offer his thoughts on everything from wrestling’s glory days, to the network, to the health and viability of TNA as competition for WWE. Other topics of discussion included D’Lo’s thoughts on being a “rock star” and part of pop culture during The Attitude Era … TNA’s relative health, attempts to grow, and criticism of its management … working backstage as a “teacher,” then going onscreen as part of Aces & 8s … the trial and error of wrestling angles … being a Nation of Domination member, including The Rock, D-X skit, Hart Foundation racism angle, chest protector, and Ahmed Johnson … and the “real” New Jack, including some crazy Smokey Mountain stories.

IN THE ROOM airs live weekly from the ITR Studios as part of the VOC Nation Radio Network, Tuesday nights, 9 PM ET on vocnation.com and thebradyhicks.com. Call in to the show (855) VOC-RADIO.

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IN THE ROOM was proud to welcome renowned wrestling artist Rob Schamberger of robschamberger.com. Rob’s artwork has been shown all around the world and, most recently, as part of the WWE Auctions site. Heading in to WrestleMania this year, Rob will also be a featured part of the WWE Axxess events in New Orleans. Definitely a great guy and an awesome painter!

Other topics of discussion on the show include a memorable Raw with three key matches having been made; potential Diva’s and tag title matches at Mania; and CM Punk and whether or not WWE really needs him to come back. All that, and so … much … more. It was a fun show. Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM airs live Tuesday nights 9 PM ET from the ITR Studios on the VOC Nation Radio Network, vocnation.com and thebradyhicks.com! Call in (855) VOC-RADIO.

Heading into this Sunday’s Lockdown pay-per-view, TNA / IMPACT Wrestling star and former World champion Austin Aries made his return to IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks and his crew last night to talk about his success with the company and the traction his career has gained since he was last IN THE ROOM. Austin, who is a great friend of the show as well as one of our favorite performers of all time, last appeared IN THE ROOM almost three years ago, so the hour and 10 minutes he gave us was a real treat!

IN THE ROOM is proudly part of the VOC Nation Radio Network, airing live Tuesday nights 9-11 PM ET on vocnation.com and thebradyhicks.com. Call in to be a part of the show toll-free at (855) VOC-RADIO.

Check it out as “A-Double” talks TNA’s recent tour of Japan and excitement of other international tours … his own creative input … the importance of his X Division title and attaching the #1 Contender stipulation to it … the role that fans have played in his career … Hulk Hogan’s influence, both on himself and on TNA … teaming and feuding with another shooting star in Bobby Roode … the “art” of tag wrestling … the concept of private contractors and how that could affect CM Punk’s situation … misconceptions about independent wrestlers … his vegan lifestyle … and his new band. All that, and so much more! Thanks to Austin Aries for so generously giving us his time and to everyone else for their support.

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Former WWE tag team champion Chaz “Headbanger Mosh” Warrington stepped IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks and his crew last night to talk about his participation in a truly ground-breaking time in wrestling … living life in the WWF at the height of the Attitude Era. Topics of discussion included joining the WWF despite only having 3-4 years in wrestling … why The Headbangers connected so well with the fans … going singles and WWE’s current view of tag teams (versus years past) … the recent success of contemporaries such as The Outlaws and Goldust, and if there is a ceiling for them … today’s WWE, including how Daniel Bryan and The Prime Time Players should be handled … and thoughts on Jim Cornette, The Insane Clown Posse, and Tiger Ali Singh.

IN THE ROOM airs weekly Tuesday nights, 9 PM ET, on the VOC Nation Radio Network on vocnation.com and thebradyhicks.com. Call in live (855) VOC-RADIO.

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Former WCW wrestler The Maestro stepped IN THE ROOM last night with Brady Hicks and the gang to talk all about his career with the company that was then the top wrestling company in the world.

Check it out as The Maestro – legit one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet – talks being a part of WCW during its historic run … thoughts on Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo … his potential as a main-eventer and how WCW would often cancel big plans … his lineage as a descendant of “Gorgeous” George Wagner and competing as Gorgeous George III prior to Randy Savage’s girlfriend adopting the name … his vision for “Maestro” and working with music legend James Brown … working with Symphony (Alicia Webb, aka Ryan Shamrock) and who was originally considered for her role … and Bret Hart’s thoughts on Maestro using a harness for his entrance.

IN THE ROOM airs live Tuesday nights, 9 PM ET from the ITR Studios, courtesy of the VOC Nation Radio Network at vocnation.com andthebradyhicks.com, and WORLDWIDE over the NetCarrier nCloud. Call in to the show (855) VOC-RADIO. Thanks, as always, for the support.

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Former ECW, WWE, and TNA star – and arguably one-half of one of the greatest tag teams of all time – Devon Dudley steps IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks for over an hour to talk about his historic runs with three major US wrestling companies, his love for professional wrestling, and his legacy as a whole. This is a must-listen for any wrestling fan! Brother Devon is legit one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.

Topics include the pressure of a big match at WM and his favorite matches with the company … Paul Heyman’s vision for the D-Von character (Mr. T meets Pulp Fiction) … starting riots in ECW … his own singles aspirations and The Dudley Boys’ legacy as a tag team … his pressures as an African American role model … being perceived as the lesser Dudley in the media and competition with his partner … The Dudleys being Vince McMahon’s favorite tag team … what Road Warrior Hawk meant to he and Bubba … and what makes a “great” match. Plus check it out for lots of backstage stories from three major wrestling companies. You can check out IN THE ROOM courtesy of the VOC Nation Radio Network on vocnation.com and simulcast on thebradyhicks.com. Thanks, as always, for the support.

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IN THE ROOM is back on the airwaves of the VOC Nation Radio Network! Check it out this week as Brady Hicks, DJ, Derrick, Ray, and Kathie are joined by legendary former WWF announcer Mike McGuirk. Listen in as McGuirk talks all about being a female announcer, and the daughter of a legendary promoter, at a time when everything in “the business” had begun to change. Plus, Brady and the gang present their own makeshift WrestleMania cards, talk some Virgil, and speculate on a world without CM Punk. All that, plus so … much  … more. Thanks, as always, for the support!