Check out IN THE ROOM this week as we’re joined by all-time legendary referee Earl Hebner. Earl has been involved in the inner workings of WWE, AEW, TNA Impact, and the wrestling world at large for five decades, and has played a role in everything from Andre the Giant’s fiasco of a title win against Hulk Hogan to a well-known little angle known as the Montreal Screwjob! Plus, lots of WWE WrestleMania discussion and the shows from WWE and AEW moving forward. Call in (657) 383-1666!
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Join hosts Kevin and Young John for a very “divisive” edition of the web’s only Punk Rock ‘n Wrestling podcast. This week’s topic is wrestlers who have figuratively split audiences in two. First, hear the guys talk about Hulk Hogan’s place as both the top heel AND top babyface in TNA – and why this could be helpful to the Impact product. Then, the discussion turns again to internet darling, Daniel Bryan. Find out why a seemingly innocuous line uttered by Michael Cole might signal a brighter future for the former “American Dragon.” A can’t-miss feud with John Cena might not be so far off!
Musically speaking, you’ll dig into tracks from Go to the Police, the long out-of-print (and only) recording from U.K. power pop act, The Toys. PLUS: music from Mat Minutiae’s Mike Bessler and BSH’s own Kevin McElvaney. Yes, you read that right!
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Before he makes his MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT on tomorrow’s show, be sure to check out this classic Brady Hicks episode!
By request of Vince Gillett, here is this classic IN THE ROOM, featuring the debate between Brady Hicks and Kevin McElvaney as to whether TNA would achieve a 2.0 rating head-to-head with WWE. Enjoy! And be sure to check back as more and more classic IN THE ROOM episodes are added from the library!
Wrasslin’ Roundup will make its return next week. Until then, have a great week people!
Some food for thought from my friend–and Wrestling-Online Newsletter editor–Colin Vasallo. I can remember a few yeas ago when Shawn suggested Bret could one day induct him, and everybody laughed. It’s funny how things can change over time.
Appearing on the LAW audio show, WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hit Man” Hart said that if he is asked to induct Shawn Michaels into the
Hall of Fame this year he would have no problem at all. “The truth is Shawn was a great wrestler and I had a lot of great matches with him. I’m proud of some of the great memories I had with Shawn and I would be happy to induct him into the Hall of Fame if they asked me to,” the former WWE champion said. Hart buried the hatchet with Michaels last year during a powerful segment on the first Monday Night RAW of 2010, Bret’s first WWE television appearance since November 1997.
This post is in response to a recent post by TBH.com’s Vince Gillett, who was writing in response to my comments on a recent podcast. It started out on his comment board, but I decided there were enough questions to warrant this being its own post.
First off, great job, Vince! I’m not sure I totally agree everybody in the old WWF locker room was in on it, but I do have a lot of questions and have heard something to that effect from at least a few workers.
This is one of the biggest questions in wrestling and regardless of whether it was a hoax or not it certainly is one of if not THE biggest moments in wrestling history. Prompted by the latest ITR podcast I have to ask was the ‘Montreal Screw Job’ a big joke played out on live PPV and for thirteen years after OR was it the big deal we have all been lead to believe it was? Continue reading
This week on In the Room, Brady Hicks and the gang play a game of Russian Roulette with a fully loaded Eddie Kingston. Hear what the CHIKARA and Ring of Honor star thinks about a varety of topics. All that, plus discussion of WWE’s Money in the Bank pay per view. Apologies for some of the language.
On the POINT of Wrestling
A lot of the fans are jaded fans and I don’t blame them. At its most basic, wrestling is about seeing who would win a match and who the better man is. That’s why fans watch wrestling in the first place.
On Working with Tommy Dreamer
It was surreal. Very, very surreal. I remember going to the ECW Arena as a kid. Tommy was a huge inspiration for me. ECW itself was an inspiration. Those guys are who they are. They’re not “characters” … they’re themselves.
Mike Quackenbush put a lot of faith in me. He told me to go out there and just be me. I owe him so much for helping train me and allowing me to do what I do.
On TNA’s ECW Revival
I’m just happy that some of the ECW guys have jobs. I’m not going to knock it.
On the Daniel Bryan Fiasco
I hope he gets back there. I was realy into watching him on TV. Bryan, Low-Ki, and Homicide actually were all very influential to me. As a kid from the street I’m very proud to see them where they are, because they came from where I came from.
All that … plus, Eddie Kingston speaks on the prospect of wrestling for WWE, who he HATES on the Ring of Honor roster, and who he grew up idolizing in the 1980s NWA and WWF. Check it out at www.thebradyhicks.com.