Interviews

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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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IN THE ROOM with Glacier

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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IN THE ROOM with D’Lo Brown

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 with Wrestling Artist Rob Schamberger

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.

IN THE ROOM with Austin Aries

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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