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IN THE ROOM with Short Sleeve Sampson and Papadon

This week IN THE ROOM on WEXP Philly and www.thebradyhicks.com, Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Brady Hicks is joined by Derrick McDonald as they welcome two very special guests to the show. First up, ECWA Super 8 winner “The Greek God” Papadon checks in to offer his thoughts on making history this past Saturday in Newark, Delaware. Then, Brady sits down for a half-hour chat with Short Sleeve Sampson, of Hulk Hogan’s Micro Championship Wrestling. What are Sampson’s thoughts on working with guys like Pat Tanaka, Brian Knobbs, and THE HULKSTER HIMSELF?! What was it like to be thrown into the national spotlight on a wildly popular wrestling show? What did Sampson think of WWE’s short-lived Juniors division (which he was a part of)? And what is it like to be such a great talent in a niche so widely perceived as having a ceiling? All that and so much more, including Sampson’s thoughts on The Half Pint Brawlers and their criticism of the show. Plus – Brady and Derrick take a special look at the Bellas’ contract situation, Brock Lesnar’s realism, a retro edition of Smackdown, and much more. Thanks, as always, for the support!

“Greek God” Papadon wins the 2012 ECWA Super 8 Tournament – Results and Notes

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East Coast Wrestling Association at the Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club in  Newark, DelawareBandido Jr defeated Azrieal [10:20] … “The Handicapped Hero” Gregory Iron pinned Kyle Matthews [9:53] … Bobby Fish beat ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion Kekoa The Flyin Hawaiian [12:16] by submission in a non-title match … ECWA Heavyweight Champion “The Greeknin God” Papadon pinned Anthony Nese [11:13] in a non-title match … ECWA Tag Champions The Midnight Sensations defeated Fusion-DS and The Flatliners in a Triple-Threat match [15:59], pinning The Flatliners to retain their titles … Bandido Jr pinned Gregory Iron [7:13] … Papadon defeated Bobby Fish [15:27] … Mr. Ooh La La won a Battle Royal [27:33], last eliminating ECWA owner Mike Tartaglia… Papadon pinned Bandido Jr [17:42] to win the  2012 ECWA Super 8 trophy. (04/07/12)

Newark,Delaware, April 7, 2012–”The Greek God” Papadon made East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) history at the 16th annual ECWA Super 8 tournament tonight, pinning TNA star Anthony Nese, Bobby Fish, and Bandido Jr in one evening to become the first man to walk into – and win – the tournament as ECWA Heavyweight Champion.

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IN THE ROOM with Anthony Nese

This week, Pro Wrestling Illustrated contributing writer Brady Hicks is joined IN THE ROOM on WEXP 1600 AM Philly and www.thebradyhicks.com by budding TNA star Anthony Nese, as he anticipates stepping into the ring for the ECWA Super 8 tournament this Saturday, April 7th, in Newark, Delaware (replacing Amazing Red). Hear what Nese has to say about competing in this prestigious tournament, plus his thoughts on TNA wrestling and the direction it is headed, where it could stand to improve, and the possibility of someday getting in the ring with some of TNA’s big boys. Plus, Brady is joined by Derrick McDonald and Anthony Sarlo as the three break down WrestleMania, talk Raw the next night, and so much more. Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM WrestleMania SuperShow with Gregory Iron

This week, IN THE ROOM on WEXP Philly and www.thebradyhicks.com is proud to present the first ever uncensored ITR SuperShow, as Pro Wrestling Illustrated contributing writer Brady Hicks previews WrestleMania XXVIII in Miami with tons of special guests, returns, and surprises. Plus, standout indie wrestler “Handicapped Hero” Gregory Iron hops IN THE ROOM to talk all about his career to date, getting an endorsement from CM Punk and Colt Cabana, and the prestige of getting to compete in the 16th Annual ECWA Super 8 tournament, Saturday April 7th in Newark, Delaware. Check it out … and thanks for the support!

IN THE ROOM with Kyle Matthews

This week, THE Brady Hicks is joined IN THE ROOM on WEXP 1600 AM Philly and www.thebradyhicks.com by Derrick McDonald and Mr. Akbaz, as the trio run down WWE WrestleMania, Raw from Philly, The Briscoe Brothers’ potential, and so much more. Plus, indie sensation Kyle Matthews stops IN THE ROOM to talk about his upcoming entry in the 2012 ECWA Super 8 tournament in Newark, Delaware, plus training under both “Nightmare” Ted Allen and the Zero 1 Dojo in Japan, making a name for himself in the big leagues, and so much more. Definitely worth checking it out! On a side, be sure to check out next Tuesday’s LIVE edition of IN THE ROOM … a special, WrestleMania PRE-GAME edition of the show that will feature special guests, returns, and the WrestleMania predictions we’ve all come to know and love so much! Plus, the next competitor in Super 8 will stop by, and a major announcement! Each year, this is one of the most highly rated editions of the show and this year’s IN THE ROOM WrestleMania PRE-GAME edition should be no different!

IN THE ROOM with Azrieal and Shazza McKenzie

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This week, Pro Wrestling Illustrated contributing writer Brady Hicks, and Derrick McDonald, are joined IN THE ROOM on WEXP Philly and www.thebradyhicks.com by ECWA Super 8 competitor Azrieal, another trainee of Homicide who is looking to make his mark on Saturday, March 7, 2012 in Newark, Delaware. Check out Arieal’s thoughts on being a part of this prestigious tournament, who he plans to look out for, and who he would LOVE to face. Plus, Australian standout (and, in Brady’s opinion, future WWE Diva) Shazza McKenzie comes in the room to talk all about her US tour, sponsored by www.indygurlz.com and including matches in SHIMMER and the ECWA, plus training with Mike Quakenbush at the CHIKARA school. In addition, Brady and Derrick break down WWE Raw and how WrestleMania is shaping up, take a special look at The Rock’s musical talents, and debate how Zack Ryder has been treated in recent weeks.

In other news … Brady Hicks announced he is going to Miami for WrestleMania! Will you be joining him?

IN THE ROOM with Bandido, Jr.

This week, Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Brady Hicks, with Derrick McDonald, are joined IN THE ROOM on WEXP Philly by Bandido, Jr., the fourth entrant in the East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) Super 8 tournament, Saturday, April 7th in Newark, Delaware. What does Bandido, a second-generation indie star – and Homicide trainee – think about his competition in this year’s tourney? What are his thoughts on getting into the ring with everyone from former TNA star Amazing Red to his own tag parter, Azrieal? And what does the future hold for this talented Northeast independent standout? All that, plus more WrestleMania talk, especially related to The Rock/John Cena and their upcoming singoff, and the wildcard that is Shawn Michaels, and talk of Ring of Honor and the rising star that is Adam Cole. Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM with Bobby Fish

This week, massive database problems plague TBH.com, forcing Brady Hicks to stream a LIVE one hour version of IN THE ROOM exclusively on WEXP 1600 AM in Philadelphia. Fortunately, you are reading this which means the database issue has been resolved and life on TBH.com can carry on as usual. Check it out as independent standout – and international star – Bobby Fish stops by to talk about his entry in the 2012 ECWA Super 8 tournament, plus Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Brady Hicks – with Derrick McDonald – break down all that they know about this year’s WrestleMania so far. Be sure to check out ECWA Super 8, Saturday, April 7 in Newark, Delaware, and thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM with Kekoa The Flyin Hawaiian, Adam Cole, and CZW Owner DJ Hyde

This week IN THE ROOM, an action-packed show in which Brady Hicks welcomes the #2 entrant in the East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA)’s 2012 Super 8 tournament – Kekoa The Flyin Hawaiian! Be sure to check out this great interview with one of wrestling’s top young independent prospects, as he gives his thoughts on ECWA’s Super 8 legacy, the competitors in this year’s tourney, and all that the future might hold. All that, plus CZW owner DJ Hyde calls in to the show to talk about all that has been going on with the ultra-hardcore promotion of late, and Brady and the gang are also joined by Adam Cole, of Ring of Honor and CZW, as he talks about all that has been happening in his world. Great show all around! Plus, Brady, Pro Wrestling Illustratushed’s Mike Bessler, and Derrick McDonald talk Raw, Elimination Chamber, what has (and hasn’t) been working as WWE continues to push toward WrestleMania, and the importance of real, legitimate pushes for guys like Zack Ryder and Santino Marella.

IN THE ROOM with Papadon

This week IN THE ROOM on WEXP 1600 AM Philly and www.thebradyhicks.com, a special AD-FREE edition of the show, sponsored by the East Coast Wrestling Assocation (ECWA) 2012 Super 8 Tournament. This week, Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Brady Hicks, along with DJ and Derrick McDonald welcome reigning East Coast Wrestling Association heavyweight champion “The Greek God” Papadon … the first entrant in the 2012 ECWA Super 8 tournament. Papadon talks all the competition he will face in this year’s tourney, being champion heading into the tournament, how he qualified for this year’s tournament by beating last year’s Super 8 winner, and “The Greek God”‘s thoughts on the other men he will face on April 7th in Newark, Delaware. Plus, the gang talks WWE Raw and Elimination Chamber, and the New York Giants’ Brandon Jacobs appearing on TNA Impact.

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