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Eric Bischoff is out as Showrunner of Smackdown & bruce Pritchard is in, Wednesday Night War ratings, & Lio Rush is the NXT Cruiserweight champion & how his & Sasha Banks returns were handled. The NXT Japan links to Pro Wrestling NOAH, black college/high school football teams vs black marching bands, & Impact Wrestling’s Twitch stream/Josh Matthews cell phone fail. Cold Takes on Hulk Hogan vs King Kong Bundy, New Japan starts an American subsidiary AND its parent company adds a women’s promotion, & Young Bucks vs Private Party the good & the bad. A brief Too Many Black Guys story & the main event is announced for the debut of Impact on AXS TV.
Easy E was fired by the WWE already? And NWA Still the best show? And what do YOU know about ratings?
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!
Harry Barnett poses the question what is wrong with the wrestling business? Listening to his show will provide you with many flaws in the industry today. However, there are problems that exist is every wrestling company today, some of these are unique to each specific company, others are problems they share. While many people feel TNA does a poor job of making stars, WWE is guilty of the very same thing. The original Nexus gave off a feeling of a possible youth movement in WWE, this would never come to pass. Nobody is this group has amounted to anything substantial, this includes Wade Barrett. CM Punk has done a poor job of building up members of the new Nexus, most of these guys have now been written off of the show.
Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying, “The definition of ‘insanity’ is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”. When it comes to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, I feel like this quote applies perfectly. Three weeks into 2011, TNA has made it seem as if they are blowing the winds of change by giving Ken Anderson the TNA World Heavyweight Prop (once again, I refuse to call it a “championship” until they treat it as such). They have also brought in the internet’s resident complainer Matt Hardy. What have they done with them though? Post-Match Beatdowns and shenanigans in the Impact Zone, which was commonplace in 2010. Different players. Same game.
This week, TNA’s own DON WEST steps IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks, DJ, and Kevin McElvaney to talk TNA Wrestling, announcing, managing The Amazing Red, and all of TNA’s great holiday dealsssssss on shoptna.com … including a few scoops that HAVE YET TO BE RELEASED! All that, plus WWE’s Slammy’s are discussed, and Brady announces the show’s own year-end awards … THE WHO’S SLAMMY’S! Check it out at thebradyhicks.com.
DON WEST, ON THE CHANGES SINCE TNA’S ORIGINS:
As somebody who has been there from the beginning and seen what it could be like and how far it could go, the exposure has been incredible. I remember doing these shows Wednesday nights at the Fairgrounds in Nashville, just the exposure has been unreal. Just the perception is so different. It’s just been phenomenal.
ON GOING LIVE ON SPIKE:
When it’s live it’s just a whole different field. It seems like everybody just fine-tunes a little more and your senses are just alerted a little bit more. At this point, the company is good where it is at.
ON RE-EMBRACING SALES:
It’s been something that I’ve been wanting to do from day one. Jeff Jarrett and I talked about this back around day one, where I would eventually go back to being a pitch-man. And then when we finally became big enough to where sales began to matter, they kind of approached me. It has been almost like a rebirth for me. It’s what I do. It’s what comes easy and natural. We’re really clicking and try . I wouldn’t trade places with my old job…
ON HIS TIME WITH THE AMAZING RED:
Timing was just bad on that. At the time they hadn’t started me on the road yet. Vince Russo came to me remembering how I had always been an Amazing Red fan, standing on the tables going, “GO RED GO.” I think the concept was good as far as me being his voice-piece, but the concept was sort of off in that I was never supposed to be his manager. I was supposed to be his promoter.
ON COLLEAGUE JEREMY BORASH:
I don’t know how JB does the schedule. He’s a man amongst boys.
All that, plus a very unique perspective of the Don West EARLY YEARS selling everything from baseball memorabilia to knives, and his more recent experiences doing the hard-sells for TNA pay-per-views. This is a really different take on the wrestling interview you’d expect.