IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks kicks off its new Fall season with a bang, including the debut of Juggalo Wayne, who will be joining as a weekly co-host. This week, Brady, Kathie Fitz, and Wayne sit down for more than an hour of candid interview time with both Matt Sydal (WWE’s Evan Bourne) and Tessa Blanchard, the daughter of Four Horseman Tully Blanchard. What did Sydal have to say about his treatment by WWE, his legacy as a high flyer, and his impending, September 27th return to Ring of Honor in Wheeling, West Virginia? Tune in to find out. Plus, Tessa Blanchard talks about the legacy she inherits by default because of her dad, her desire to forge her own name, her dating life, and what she expects out of the ECWA’s October 11th Super 8 ChickFight at Carney’s Point, New Jersey. Plus, Brady and the gang talk WWE Night of Champions, fans’ disappointment, Total Divas, and personal stories of interactions with the wrestlers. All that, and so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support!
- Tag Archives evan bourne
01.30.12 – Midcarders and the Art of Tablesetting
Gather round the family’s old timey living room laptop or mp3 player and give a listen to this special, “retro” edition of the web’s most popular (only?) punk rock ‘n wrestling podcast. This week, hosts Kevin and Young John talk about that delicious creamy center – the art of “midcard wrestling” – including their picks for WWE’s best midcarders ever. Which future stars should the Attitude Era hangers-on, like Foley, Jericho, and Triple H, be working to elevate to the next level? Find out all of this, while enjoying tunes from Ascetic Parade, Drug Church, and Time Ghost on this week’s Bowling Shoe Handsome!
Several sources have reported that there will be no Money In The Bank match at Wrestlemania XXVII. Instead, the concept will now become exclusive to the gimmick PPV event. This dramatic change in the format of Wrestlemania is likely an attempt to keep the match fresh while avoiding the possibility of having several briefcase holders at once. However, removing this match will likely lead to some horrible booking decisions in the very near future. If WWE were to keep this match on the Wrestlemania card, Jack Swagger, Christian, Drew Mcintyre, Evan Bourne, and John Morrison would have a place on the card that people actually enjoy. Without the match, these superstars will likely be placed in mixed tag matches and thrown together matches that take away from the overall quality of the show.
The best option for WWE would be to keep the match at Mania; the winner of this briefcase would then challenge any champion of his choosing. The Miz and Kane would both confined to specific branded briefcases, there should be no problem with three different briefcases. Giving the win to someone like John Morrison at Wrestlemania would allow him to challenge The Miz in the future. Wrestlemania is intended to be the blow off for a year of feuds. Allowing the MITB match to remain at Wrestlemania would help to springboard mid-card talent into main event feuds. If the creative staff at WWE is serious about making new stars, Money In The Bank should remain at Wrestlemania.