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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!

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!