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Thank you everybody as we here at the site work through a variety of technical issues. The site should be updated today with new episodes of What’s Wrong With Wrestling, Completely Damaged TV, Saturday Night Akbaz, Minding The Business, and – hopefully tonight at 10 PM EST – a new LIVE edition of IN THE ROOM, as heard on WEXP here in Philadelphia. This is a can’t miss as Brady checks in with his thoughts from TNA Bound for Glory. So check back!

AS I SEE IT 10/17 “RAW Combat” is a book from Kensington Publishers. It explores the underground MMA scene in New York state. Right now, its the only MMA that exists in New York, due to the ludicrous ban on MMA by the New York State Legislature. The ban has less to do with any professed concern about safety of the fighters (as is claimed publicly….see the large volume of boxing records in the state for 80 years) and far more to do with a political battle between the Culinary Workers Union and the Fertitta Brothers, UFC owners…and owners of the non-union Station Casinos chain in Nevada.


Hulk Hogan Has a Screw Loose, Brother.

The title of this article should not come as a shock to anyone who has been paying attention to The Hulkster for the past several years. His public appearances have been rife with contradictions. His demeanor has become more unpredictable, and even he has admitted that another appearance in a wrestling match would be out of the question. And yet, here he is, about to headline another pay-per-view (TNA’s Bound for Glory) this evening. I’ll be in attendance, with my cringe face at the ready.

It gets more ridiculous, though, than Hulk’s continued attempts to cash in on his own legacy “one last time.” Hogan, obviously fed up with the environment of TNA, has resorted to trying to start a program with – who else? – the leader of the free world. Incensed by Obama’s use of Rick Derringer’s “Real American” at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Hogan has renounced his previous, meaningless endorsement of the President. For those who’ve never seen Obama’s “Real American” entrance video, check it out below:

“I kinda was a little upset that he didn’t ask me permission to use my music,” Hogan said on a recent edition of the popular morning show, Fox & Friends. (more…)

Squash Match Sunday

Little introduction to this article series:

• 3 matches will be spotlighted every Sunday morning based on their nostalgic qualities, their in-ring performances, their campiness, and their performers’ contributions to today’s wrestling world.
• Will always showcase the big 3 (WWF/E, WCW, TNA).
• Will sprinkle in some ECW every now and then. We don’t want TOO much bloodshed too early in the morning, now do we?
• Not EVERY match will be a squash, but it’s always nice to see the fan favorite totally dominate.
• Main event of Squash Match Sunday will normally have a title on the line, and will ALWAYS be a quality wrestling match.

…Let’s get to the action!


Paul Roma and Billy Jack Haynes team up to take on the ridiculous wrecking crew of Big John Studd and King Kong Bundy. Watch out for a mid-match promo starring “The King” Harley Race.



Our Mid Card Hangover match showcases a homegrown WCW product and one of those “transplanted” WWF hired guns, as Diamond Dallas Page takes on Syxx. Shame Kimberly couldn’t hang out at ringside during this stinker..I mean..this well-executed match. PS – Syxx was in the nWo at the time, so if you saw Syxx and immediately thought “Interference”, you’d be right!!

Things to keep an eye/ear out for:

• I love how Syxx actually sells DDP doing his Diamond hand motion.
• Pump-handle backbreaker by DDP? Hall of Fame! IMMEDIATELY!!!
• Hogan vs. Luger for the World Title next week on Nitro?? I can’t wait to see who wins that one!!
• Mr. Perfect and Vincent helping the 1-2-3 Kid win a match? Only in WCW…



YOUR main event of the morning stars two of the brightest wrestling talents, at the time, as Low-ki takes on AJ Styles for the X Division Title back in a 2002 NWA-TNA ring. And as we all know, Low-ki eventually became Kwang the ninja in the WWE.

Your main event worthy commentary of the afternoon:

• I’m KIDDING about Low-ki becoming Kwang. Obviously, he became Aldo Motoya.
• No clue what that noise was at 4:38 of this match. Perhaps it was Don West passing a foreign object?
• So Low-ki had to beat Daniels, Skipper, Romeo, AND Tony Mamaluke in order to earn this match? Yikes…

Well that about does it from my end, enjoy your Sunday afternoon and remember…

If you want to get what you want in this life, you HAVE to beat up Tony Mamaluke!

PREMIERE! Bowling Shoe Handsome ft. Kevin and Young John

The first ever In the Room spin-off, starring Kevin McElvaney and Young John. Sit back and enjoy a nice water while these two young whippersnappers ramble about this week’s Raw, WWE Films, the upcoming WWE network, and Muppets – all with more pop culture references per capita than any other wrestling podcast! Apologies for some minor hiss in the audio, and thanks to Ascetic Parade for providing the opening and closing theme music. Their EP, Durham Has a Skyline, is available for download at Death to False Hope Records

Bound To Glory Days.

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So after some post Conclave down time I have returned to give my thoughts on the world of wrestling. First up is TNA’s Bound For Glory PPV this Sunday. This PPV is supposedly the biggest of the year, the culmination, their answer to WrestleMania. Well last years was rubbish and this one doesn’t look like it will be any better and if anything shows just how bad things in TNA are right now. (more…)

Between The Ropes with Mick Foley

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Mick Foley has been entertaining fans in and out of the wrestling ring now for over 25 years. Mick talks about his unique career, what happened with TNA, if and when he will be returning to the WWE, his Celebrities for Charity raffle and more. This interview is courtesy of our friends at

Phantom of the Grocery Store

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  Over the years Dusty Rhodes has had some problems with Dustin.  Dustin like every unruly teenager went through a “strange” period, dressing up in golden robes, inhaling and exhaling his name, quoting movies and wearing a blonde wig.  However the two got threw this rough patch, now Dusty should be worried with the runt of theRhodesclan, Cody Rhodes.  First there is the “injury” crisis; Cody went from heart throb to a grotesque monster, I wonder when and if Cody was ever in fact pretty, and why would he exposé us to his ugliness, Cody you should be wearing a full coloured mask. Maybe a full covered body suit such as a Crash Test Dummy would wear, for he will need it, in case he ever gets his butt severely whopped by the likes of Mark Henry, the Big Show or Randy Orton. 

            Than there is the Grocery Store fetish, I agree with the brown bags, I need something to puke in while I watch and listen to this brat.  But his bag boys are faster than any retailers store help is, which could be a threat to the retail industry if Cody ever wants to open his own store.  Now Cody is offering receipts to his opponents, and where is young Cody going to print this off from?  That toilet paper wedged in between his two checks, is not a receipt. Dusty I would have a talk with your boy, before he comes off with a return policy, a debit/credit reader, and cash starts flowing out of his ass.


Do you want WWE 12… FOR FREE?

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Password #1 is: “Who is The Source?!”

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