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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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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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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 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!

Former WCW, WWE, and TNA star “The Total Package” Lex Luger stepped IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks for nearly an hour on Tuesday night, January 28, 2014. This episode streamed live on the VOC Nation Radio Network onvocnation.com and thebradyhicks.com. Topics included this-year’s Royal Rumble and fans’ disappointment, the prospect of a Lex Luger comeback, how “fair” it is for fans to put over The Undertaker at WrestleMania, his health, never winning the WWE title, and his past use of performance-enhancing drugs. Plus:

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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!

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!

It’s time once again for the IN THE ROOM Who’s Slammy Awards. Join us as we take callers and welcome many different special guests who helped make ITR such an awesome experience in 2012. Who won feud of the year, best interview of the year, and the top show on TBH.com? You’ll have to tune in to find out. Special thanks to all those who helped us out throughout the year, especially Ray Bogusz, Derrick McDonald, and Kathie Fitz who help out so much with IN THE ROOM each and every week, both on stage and behind the curtain. Thanks also to Mike Bessler, DJ, (*gulp) Harry Barnett, Kevin McElvaney, Young John, and Anthony Sarlo, without whom there might not still be a show. And thanks to all of our fine supporters at Hell in a Cell Talk Radio and all the other great programs on TBH.com, New Moon Rising Wrestling, and our great listenership! 2012 was a good year for us. 2013 is going to be incredible!

Wow … just wow. This week IN THE ROOM, Brady Hicks is joined by Stacy “The Kat” Carter (excerpts below), as she updates the fans on Jerry Lawler‘s health situation. The gang also welcomes former ECW star Tony Mamaluke, as he runs down a fantastic career that spanned ECW, WWE, WCW, and TNA. What are Tony’s thoughts on his extreme legacy, being a “comedy” guy, extreme reunions, and being a part of the East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA), where he will make his debut this Saturday, September 15th at the ECWA 45th Anniversary Show in Newark, Delaware. Plus, Northeast Wrestling (NEW) announcer – and Brady’s PWI colleague – Gerry Strauss hops IN THE ROOM to  talk about NEW’s “Wrestling Under the Stars” show, September 15th in Fishkill, New York … a show that will feature Hulk Hogan! In addition, Brady and the gang offer up the WWE Night of Champions pay-per-view predictions, and so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support!

But before any of that, though, Brady, Derrick McDonald, Mike Bessler, and Ray Bogusz are joined IN THE ROOM by a good friend of the show, Stacy “The Kat” Carter. Carter is a former WWE Diva, and the ex-wife and good friend of Jerry “The King Lawler … which gives her a very good perspective on the Lawler nightmare from Raw this week. Stacy hopped on the phone with Jerry’s girlfriend tonight … then called IN THE ROOM to update the fans on how he is doing. Excerpts below:

On Jerry Lawler’s Condition:
“Right now he’s stable, being responsive with a tube down his throat. He’s squeezing people’s hands, nodding his head. He can point out where he’s hurting, stuff like that. The next step is to wait for the test results  to comeback tomorrow, the scan on his brain to see what – if any – brain damage he may or may not have. And that’s pretty much it. He’s still critical but stable. He’s strong and he’s stubborn, so if anybody can pull through its him.”

On The Amount of Time it Took for CPR to Work:
“WWE’s doctor was there when Jerry collapsed and fell out of his chair. He started CPR. From what I’ve been told is Jerry did not regain consciousness there. They did revive him there, but it took a long time – 15 minutes. It took a long time to bring him back. But he’s back now, he’s lightly sedated, and they’re taking him off the ventilator. He’s not in the heavy sedation that they had him in.”

On it Happening on LIVE TV:
“Jerry would be dead right now if it did not happen where it happened. Stuff like that just keeps running through my brain. Jerry normally grabs something – some food – on the way back to the hotel … fast food or if the bar is open, and he eats, then he’s there by himself. But this could have happened just two or three hours later and nobody would have been there with  him and he wouldn’t be here right now. Or he could have been driving to the arena or flying to Montreal. If it had to happen, I’m very thankful that it did there.”