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  • IN THE ROOM with AJ Styles and Crimson

    This week … a VERY special episode of IN THE ROOM on WEXP 1600 AM Philly and www.thebradyhicks.com, as Brady Hicks welcomes TNA stars AJ Styles (for the second time) and Crimson IN THE ROOM to talk all about the progress TNA has been making, as well as to hype up their appearances at Lockdown this past Sunday night in Nashville. In addition, Brady, Derrick, and Mr. Akbaz talk lots of Brock Lesnar, TNA Lockdown, WWE bringing up young stars to Smackdown, and so much more. Special thanks to TNA for allowing its talent to once again step IN THE ROOM … and to AJ and Crimson for being candid and outspoken. And thank you to the listeners … as always … for the support!

    AJ Styles —

    On TNA’s Youth Movement, as it Stands:

    They’re … WE are definitely in a better place. If we’re making new stars, that’s what we need to do. We gotta build that foundation, and it starts by making new stars. You can’t rely on Rob Van Dam and Jeff Hardy and guys like that who have been around for awhile …. or even AJ Styles for that matter. You have to continue to build new stars to rely on and to keep it fresh.”

    On The Development of Bobby Roode and James Storm:

    “I gotta tell you, when those two broke up as a tag team I thought, ‘Oh man, that’s the worst thing that could ever happen to tag team wrestling.’ Literally these guys were the best in the world as a tag team … It’s crazy what has happened with them over time. I can’t say that I don’t want to see this match happen because I do.”

    On Being in the Locker Room with Guys Like Flair, Hogan, Sting, and Angle:

    “It’s a great thing to have around. If you can soak up as much information as they’re putting out. You can only get better with those guys around you … These guys have done a lot in this business. If you can soak up some of that information. The sky’s the limit.”

    On AJ’s Relationship with Flair:

    “I soaked up so much information from Ric Flair that I realized he’s kind of a douche-bag. Neither Fortune nor myself wanted to be around him any more. Fortune kind of imploded because of it.”

    On Bobby Roode as Champion:

    “Like it or not, Bobby Roode is the best world heavyweight champion RIGHT NOW. The guy is good. You can’t deny that fact. He looks good. He wrestles even better than he looks. This guy is unstoppable at this point in his career.”

    On TNA Overtaking WWE:

    “It’s not going to happen overnight. We don’t have the money that the other company has. We just have to take it slow … When we move to0 fast, that’s how you destroy a company.”

    All that, plus AJ’s thoughts on competing in the steel cage each year at Lockdown, being a main-event player once again, taking Impact live once again, and on the road, what Fortune did for each member’s career, getting to compete each week against his best friends in the business, and so much more!

    Want more AJ? Be sure to check out his prior 45-minute shoot for IN THE ROOM, in which he talked at length about TNA’s good and bad points, what TNA needs to do to catch WWE, and goes on at length about stars such as Flair, RVD, Batista, Christian, and Michelle McCool, among so many others. Check it out at: http://thebradyhicks.com/uploads/August 9.mp3.

    Crimson —

    On Still Being Undefeated:

    “It’s huge. I’ve been with the company 15 months now and to still have the unbeaten streak going for me, to be tested physically and mentally by some of the top guys in TNA, there’s not a greater experience for me.”

    On Being a Tag Team Guy:

    “It was successful, as you guys could see, but I’m more of a one-man army. I like going out there and taking care of business on my own, not having to depend on anybody else. So it ran its course and it was pretty quick … I like the tag team division, and it’s going to get stronger as we go, but I’d just rather be out there kicking ass on my own.”

    On His Goals:

    “It was a huge honor to win those TNA tag team championships and it was a huge honor to defend those championships. But just like anybody else who gets into pro wrestling, your goal is to be the World heavyweight champion. And the faster I can get to that point, the happier I will be.”

    On TNA’s Youth Movement:

    “It’s time for the younger generation to step up and start taking over, if you can say something like that. It’s huge. This company’s been around for 10 years, and the younger guys are going to have to step up, that’s just the way it is … Younger guys just chomping at the bit to get out there and prove that we belong. So it’s something that I’m going to cherish, to get that spot. To get that main event. To get that World heavyweight championship.”

    On TNA Having Potential to be the Top Company:

    “It definitely does.  I love where I’m at. I love TNA. I love being here, being a part of this roster … It does have all the pieces in place. And about guys coming in from other companies, if they’re coming in for the right reason – to help the product grow – then I’m all for it. I think it’s just a matter of time.”

    On the Influence of Hogan, Flair, Sting, etc.:

    “It is really cool. Those are the guys that I grew up watching. Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Sting, those guys are … legends. And those are guys that, when I got in wrestling, I knew in my mind where I wanted to be. Working next to those guys …. to have them here is tremendous. Especially as a younger guy on the roster, they’re all about helping the younger guys and passing the torch, so to speak, and trying to get us ready for the next level. It’s huge having those guys around. Huge.”

    All that, plus the one-year anniversary of his ppv debut, nearly winning the Bound for Glory Series Challenge, working with Matt Morgan and Samoa Joe, and so much more!

  • 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 the Young Bucks (TNA’s Generation Me)

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    This week IN THE ROOM, Matt and Nick Jackson – The Young Bucks (TNA’s Generation Me) join the show for 45 minutes, talking what went right (and wrong) with TNA, Rob Van Dam, the art of tag team wrestling, working with WWE, and so much more. Plus, Brady Hicks, DJ, and Anthony Sarlo talk CM Punk, HHH in charge, and so much more. Unfortunately, due to a technical snafu, Brady’s conversation with Pro Wrestling Ohio’s producer Joe Dombrowski is not available as planned. Details on the promotion’s upcoming i-ppv – Wrestlelution 4, is available below, as well as courtesy of the promotion’s site at pwowrestling.com.

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  • IN THE ROOM Flashback: The AJ Styles Interview


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    Check out this classic IN THE ROOM re-airing of the interview that put Brady Hicks and the gang on the map, got AJ Styles in a bit of heat with TNA and, ultimately, led to the changing of the show’s name and an angle on TNA television that played out with AJ frustrated by no longer being champion. It’s all here, from AJ Styles’ controversial thoughts on TNA’s new management, their treatment of him and friends such as Daniels, even AJ’s thoughts on Michelle McCool stealing his Styles Clash! AJ is a great friend of the show and we’re so happy to have his voice forever part of our IN THE ROOM legacy!

    And check back next week, when (hopefully) The Wrestling Press’ Matt Roberts returns with his weekly program: Wrasslin’ Roundup.


  • IN THE ROOM with Tommaso Ciampa

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    This week, two-time Super 8 tournament runner up–and former WWE developmental wrestler–Tommaso Ciampa steps IN THE ROOM to declare his candidacy as the first competitor announced for this year’s tournament. Plus Brady Hicks, Young John, and Kevin McElvaney break down Randy Savage’s chances of a WWE return, tackle Royal Rumble predictions, and start to get excited for Super 8.

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  • In the Room with AJ Styles

    This week, Brady Hicks returns with a new podcast experience, plus the controversial AJ STYLES interview from last week that so many never got to hear.