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This Week’s IN THE ROOM with Dan “The Beast” Severn

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This week’s IN THE ROOM - with Brady Hicks, The Stro (WCW’s Maestro), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and independent wrestler Matt Saigon – features a special, 70+ minute sitdown interview with former WWE and UFC star Dan “The Beast” Severn. Plus, WrestleMania season heats up with lots of predictions, scenarios, and live calls. All that, and so … much … more. Thanks, as always for the support!

Here are some highlights:
On the WWE Locker Room Fearing Him:The first few weeks, as I’m kind of watching things unfold before me, I’m watching the talent greeting each other. And as they’re greeting each other, they either refer to one another by their first names or by their worker names. It’d be “Hey, Steve,” or “Hey, Rock” … But then each time that they’re coming [into] contact with me, it was like “How are you today, Mr. Severn?” It was always Mr. Severn. And I kept thinking … maybe they’re just kind of ribbing on me or whatever …. Eventually after a few weeks of this I finally asked one of them one day when they were by themselves … He says, “You scare us. We’re afraid that you’re going to wig out in one of our matches.”

On WWE’s Backstage Climate:
[It was a] very impressive operation there, but what really struck me after just a few days of being at the different events, I looked at it as a glorified babysitting job for [WWE] … They wanted you to arrive so early, because I think they wanted to find out who was going to turn up missing in action, who was going to turn up under the influence of who knows that … I’m not trying to say something bad about the whole entire roster, but as a broad statement, I would say that this is true.

On The Royal Rumble “Controversy”:
[One of the WWE agents] said “We could have you start losing matches.” And I said, “You could ask me to lose a match, but where does it say in my contract that I have to lose to anybody? What if I take your wacky world of fantasy, and I turn it into reality? Which one of your stars stands a snowball’s chance in hell against me?” His eyes just got so big. The Royal Rumble was coming around the corner, and it even crossed my mind, what if I approached Ted Turner [and] Eric Bischoff, and said “Hey guys, I’m going to be in the Royal Rumble. It’s a live pay-per-view … And when it comes time for me to have to exit the ring, [what if] I turn fantasy into reality and I clear the ring … and all I have to do is wait every 90 seconds for [WWE] to send me some fresh meat?”

Plus, The Beast offers his thoughts on Brock Lesnar’s choice to re-sign with WWE, compares the effects on the body of MMA and wrestling, explains his decision to pursue a career in both, and ponders how he would fare in today’s UFC. He also talks his leverage in WWE (being able to leave for WCW at any time), clashes with WWE creative, hanging with Stu Hart, having Bill Goldberg thank him, people being afraid of him on the street, and emerging from the fighting world with his health and looks. Plus, Dan Severn offers his thoughts on the Brawl for All tournament (and not being allowed in / competing in / being pulled).

IN THE ROOM airs live, weekly, Tuesday nights at 9 PM ET on the VOC Nation Radio Network (vocnation.com / thebradyhicks.com). Join Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated contributing writer), as well as The Stro (WCW’s Maestro), Kathie FitzMatt Saigon (independent wrestler), Ray Bogusz (former Bleacher Report editor), and Derrick McDonald as they run down all that’s going on in wrestling, and sit down with some of wrestling’s top stars.

 

IN THE ROOM with Tough Enough’s Greg Whitmoyer

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IN THE ROOM with B Brian Blair and ECWA’s Coach Jim Shorts

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This week’s IN THE ROOM features a special, sitdown interview with B Brian Blair. Check it out to hear Brian’s close involvement with the fantastic Cauliflower Alley Club, plus comparing politics to wrestling, comparing Rock n Wrestling to the Attitude Era (and today), and all the ins and outs of his great career. Plus, ECWA’s Coach Jim Shorts calls in to talk about his shocking betrayal of Meisure Ooh La La at ECWA Toys for Tots in December, and Brady Hicks, The Stro, Kathie Fitz, and Derrick McDonald talk the Macho Man in the WWE Hall of Fame, if his family should go in, and WWE’s re-airing of Tough Enough on the WWE Network. All that, and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM with Gangrel / Vampire Warrior

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IN THE ROOM is back to ring in the new year with a very special guest … former WWE star Gangrel, formerly known as Vampire Warrior. Check it out as Gangrel talks his fabulous marriage to the late, great Luna Vachon; the origins of his Vampire persona; thoughts on Edge, Christian, and The Hardys; and urban legends such as fang dental implants. Plus, Brady Hicks, The Stro, and Kathie Fitz talk possible New Years Resolutions for WWE and TNA; run recent headlines by Ray Bogusz for his gut reactions; and take your calls. All that, plus so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support! We hope you all come back next week for B Brian Blair and ECWA’s Coach Jim Shorts!

IN THE ROOM with Alicia Webb (WWE’s Ryan Shamrock, WCW’s Symphony)

IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks this week includes a special, one-hour sitdown interview with Alicia Webb, the former Ryan Shamrock from the WWF Attitude Era and Symphony from WCW. What were Alicia’s thoughts about being thrust onto the international wrestling scene at just 19, despite knowing next to nothing about it? How was she accepted by her WWE peers? What was it like to work alongside Terri Runnels and Jackie (WWF), The Maestro (WCW), and Sean Waltman (AAA)? In addition, talk of Alicia’s favorite charities (links below). All that, plus so … much more. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, The Stro, Kathie Fitz, and Ray Bogusz talk the WWE Network, the brilliant decision to hook fans to the network after Raw by putting the US title on the line against Rusev, and where The Bulgarian Brute can go from here. Plus, lots of live callers! Thanks, as always, for the support. Also … be sure to follow Alicia’s charities … walkforpkd.org and benchwarmer.com!

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IN THE ROOM with Nick “U-Gene” Dinsmore AGAIN

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 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 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 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 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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