This week’s IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks features a one-hour interview with ECW ring announcer Bob Artese. Check it out as Bob talks about “having the best seat in the house” for the rise … and fall of the extreme tribe. Hear Bob’s thoughts on Shane Douglas throwing down the NWA belt, chairshots to the head, catering to “smart” fans, and how ECW’s mature content played into the company’s fortunes. Plus a discussion of WWE’s IC and US belts, the level of prestige these titles hold (compared to last year), and whether or not it is time to unify the titles.
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Enemies til the end, Rob Dimension and Steve Corino make the second attempt to be civil and discuss topics they they can argue about. This week – “Comedy Movies They Are Watching” – Some on the list will be no brainers, while others will have you scratching your head.
This week, former WWF, ECW, WCW, and USWA star – and PG13 member – JAMIE DUNDEE steps IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks and the gang to address Joey Styles’ recent comments toward him on WWE 24/7. Find out Jamie’s thoughts on everything from his past, present, and future, some of the enemies he has made in his career, and why in the world Styles would ever target him in such a manner. Special thanks to Young John, who stepped in for the sick DJ. Check it out at thebradyhicks.com.
On Joey Styles’ Comments:
I’m not gonna attest that I’m a saint. I’m not even here to say the things he said aren’t true. I’m just here to say that it’s not his place to say that. When a clown like that calls me out in my name, I am the one to answer. I feel like I have to step up and say I accept your challenge. He’s got all those billion dollar cameras there but nobody knows who Joey Styles is, I guess he needs fifteen minutes to ride on Jamie Dundee’s shoulders. That’s just what I have to say about this whole issue.
On Learning from His Father, Wrestling Legend Bill Dundee:
Everybody knows that my father and I butted heads my entire career.
On His Own Image:
Everything that I did – right or wrong – I accept the consequences for it. I’m just a redneck guy, I never claimed to be anything different. It’s just crazy ass Jamie Dundee. He’s nuts. Everybody knows that. Take him or leave him. I’m not the type to go behind your back.
Plus, Dundee’s shocking comments about Jim Ross, working for the WWF, and the strange, concluding confession that he’s really left a lot of his past anger behind him.
This week on In the Room, a special HALLOWEEN EDITION of the show as Brady Hicks, as wells as DJ and Kevin McElvaney, are joined by WWE’s former vampire, as KEVIN THORN stops by for a bit. Ever wonder what could have been with Mordecai? Also, find out his thoughts on close friend Matt Hardy, the true story behind the bar-fight that cost Kevin his job, and everything else that should have and should have been with ECW’s resident vampire. Check it out today!
On WWE’s Treatment of the Vampire:
After sitting there for close to a year, Vince decided that WWE didn’t need vampires and neither did the world. And they made me cut my hair and wear a singlet and they put no story behind it, no nothing, and then they were like, “It’s not working.” Well go figure it’s not working. I was a vampire one week and now I got no fangs and am just the average guy. Of course it didn’t work.
On His TNA Tryout: I came through the curtain and I had Sting and Booker T and [Kevin] Nash and they told me, “You did good. We need someone like you around here. You’d be a hell of a heel.” Even Terry Taylor told me he’d be calling me about a job and I was like on Cloud Nine when I left there. All of a sudden a couple weeks went by and the phone call never happened. And I called Terry and I think his words were “The right people weren’t in the office at the right time for you to get your job.”
On WWE’s treatment of its wrestlers:
I agree with a lot because I got to see the world, do a lot of interesting things and meet a lot of interesting people. Too, though, when you’re gone it’s like you’re forgotten and nobody really cares about the end result of your tenure. I mean, I was there almost 8-1/2 years. It’s kind of shocking to go from that to the real world. The majority of guys are like I was. They start when they’re 21. There’s no 401K. A lot of these guys are going to have a rude awakening when they’re shoved out the door for the new breed.
On the Stand Up for WWE Campaign:
They have all the guys standing up for WWE that work for them. They’re doing alright. If you’re going to do Stand Up for WWE, why not go to the guys that have since left the company and kind of find out where they’re at? See what standing up for WWE actually is.
All that, plus, Kevin Thorn presents his take on the perception of wrestlers as “meatheads,” the stars and former stars who are best at marketing themselves, who he still keeps in touch with from WWE, and which of his characters is his favorite.
Tune in this Thursday on IN THE ROOM as Brady Hicks, DJ, and Kevin McElvaney welcome WWE’s former vampire KEVIN THORN for a special, Halloween edition of the show.
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This week on In the Room, Brady Hicks, DJ, and Kevin McElvaney talk TNA/ECW, and who from WWE has a chance to become a World champion on Raw or Smackdown. Plus, Steve Corino’s manager Rob Dimension swings by to talk about Fork-gate, and Brady talks about being on the cover of an RF Video release.