Guest Commentary: Slick

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“I’ve never been a man for writing articles or blogs, so bear with me. Brady Hicks asked me if I’d be able to write a few words for his site, and I have to admit I jumped at the opportunity. As an avid reader of the “Apter Mags” back in the day – like Brady – I can remember the excitement of opening the pages and reading what my favorite stars had to say. That was then. Today, people ask me all the time if I’m ever going to come back to wrestling. I’ll be honest when I say I don’t think so. Wrestling has given me so many great things in my life, but I’ve moved on. It’s just great to go out to the conventions and different appearances and getting to meet a lot of the people who helped make my career so incredible and unique! I just wanted to say thank you to all of you. Also, I wanted to say my heart goes out to the family and friends of Randy Savage, one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet in wrestling. I watch WWE TV every week, but a guy like “The Macho Man” is somebody you can’t ever really replace. I will miss you my brother.”–“The Doctor of Style” Slick

IN THE ROOM

Freakout, freakout IN THE ROOM this week as Brady Hicks and DJ take a special look back at the life and times of “The Macho Man” Randy Savage. Plus, Brady addresses the Kevin McElvaney situation (not so bleak after all) and takes a hearty look at WWE Over The Limit and Raw the next night. Ooooh Yeah!

Macho Man Forever Missed

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Macho Man had many classic matches, but he was also involved in wrestling’s first love story.  At that time “love” and wrestling didn’t go hand in hand, as most wrestling shows were held in bars and low key arenas.  But Vince took a chance and show cased their love, triumph and heart ache, my favorite memories of the Macho Man were of him and Elizabeth.  From their classic wedding at Summer Slam, to her opening that snake at their gift opening, and years later and a few storms, still reuniting in WCW to be friends.  He took her death hard, which showed the world that a part of him still loved her.  As we say rest in peace to a wrestling legend, I think the Beast has went home to his ever precious, the Beautiful Ms. Elizabeth.

Guest Commentary: George “The Animal” Steele

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“Thanks to Brady for asking my thoughts on The Macho Man. There are a lot of rumors floating around about why he was seemingly banned from WWE. I think that what happened with Randy, when his career was winding down with the WWF, Vince McMahon just loved Randy. After all everything Randy had done and he took him under his wing, and he wanted Randy after the ring was over with for him, he wanted him to be our spokesperson. He was traveling with Vince all the time. Randy was almost like a son, they were really tight. And then one day, we were at a TV meeting, and we got word that Randy, without calling Vince, had left and jumped to the WCW. I had never seen Vince McMahon broken before, he was crushed. It hurt him big time and I don’t think he ever got over that. I think that’s the real problem to be honest with you. I heard all this other stuff that I think is garbage when it comes to Randy and relationships with daughters and all that stuff… I don’t think that’s anywhere’s close to the truth.”–George “The Animal” Steele.

Macho Man

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I am a first time writer but I had to write about my favorite wrestler growing up in the 80′s which of course would be The Macho Man Randy Savage. I really got into wrestling after watching Wrestlemania 2. The Mania 3 match vs Steamboat is still arguebly the best WM match in history. My favorite memories came as Macho and Hogan united as the Mega Powers and dominated the WWE. You always saw the signs that they wouldn’t be a team long as Macho never liked the way Hogan looked at Miss Elizabeth. Macho’s match with the Warrior at WM 7 was another great one. No matter who you were pulling for in that match, you had to respect the hell out of the both of them. The only time I didn’t enjoy watching Macho Man wrestle was in the WCW days. I enjoyed when he came in and shocked the world by winning the World War 3 batal royal to win the vacated WCW championship but after that and his NWO run it just wasn’t the same. I really wished Savage would have came back to the WWE one last time like Bret Hart is doing now. He would have had the crowd eating out of his hands. Well sadly he will get into the Hall of Fame but 1 year too late. I am going to close this by thanking Macho Man Randy Savage for all the childhood memories he gave me.

R.I.P

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…

Hi all,

This is just to say that, as of this week, I’m stepping down from my position as a cohost of In the Room. I am at a point in my life where too much is going on for me to devote the needed energy to this wonderful program, and so I am calling it quits. You may have noticed that, the past few shows, my energy level has been down. My heart has just not been in it lately, and I think that means it’s time for me to step away.

I’ve had an amazing time – despite a few bumps in the road – recording these shows with Brady and DJ. We’ve met and interviewed many interesting personalities from the business we all grew up watching. It’s been a pleasure performing and editorializing for all of you, the listeners. I wouldn’t trade the time for anything. But the time has come for me to walk away. Thanks to Brady for giving me the chance to do this, and to DJ, Young John, and everybody else who has made doing this so much fun.

Brady will, I believe, be finding a replacement for me shortly. Keep listening, people. IN THE ROOM is not going away any time soon, even if my time here is over.

Take care,

Kev

Special IN THE ROOM

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