This week on In the Room, Brady Hicks laments the beating he took at the hands of Demolition AND Stacy Carter, then sits for a chat with TNA’s Knockouts Champion … MADISON RAYNE.
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Brady Hicks catches up with Stacy “Kat” Carter in this 2012 episode where she talks about her ex husband and close friend Jerry “The King” Lawler’s massive heart attack on Raw at the WWE commentary table. Plus ECW’s Tony Mamaluke!
IN THE ROOM with Stacy “The Kat” Carter (with Jerry Lawler Update), ECW’s Tony Mamaluke, and NEW Announcer Gerry Strauss
Wow … just wow. This week IN THE ROOM, Brady Hicks is joined by Stacy “The Kat” Carter (excerpts below), as she updates the fans on Jerry Lawler‘s health situation. The gang also welcomes former ECW star Tony Mamaluke, as he runs down a fantastic career that spanned ECW, WWE, WCW, and TNA. What are Tony’s thoughts on his extreme legacy, being a “comedy” guy, extreme reunions, and being a part of the East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA), where he will make his debut this Saturday, September 15th at the ECWA 45th Anniversary Show in Newark, Delaware. Plus, Northeast Wrestling (NEW) announcer – and Brady’s PWI colleague – Gerry Strauss hops IN THE ROOM to talk about NEW’s “Wrestling Under the Stars” show, September 15th in Fishkill, New York … a show that will feature Hulk Hogan! In addition, Brady and the gang offer up the WWE Night of Champions pay-per-view predictions, and so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support!
But before any of that, though, Brady, Derrick McDonald, Mike Bessler, and Ray Bogusz are joined IN THE ROOM by a good friend of the show, Stacy “The Kat” Carter. Carter is a former WWE Diva, and the ex-wife and good friend of Jerry “The King Lawler … which gives her a very good perspective on the Lawler nightmare from Raw this week. Stacy hopped on the phone with Jerry’s girlfriend tonight … then called IN THE ROOM to update the fans on how he is doing. Excerpts below:
On Jerry Lawler’s Condition:
“Right now he’s stable, being responsive with a tube down his throat. He’s squeezing people’s hands, nodding his head. He can point out where he’s hurting, stuff like that. The next step is to wait for the test results to comeback tomorrow, the scan on his brain to see what – if any – brain damage he may or may not have. And that’s pretty much it. He’s still critical but stable. He’s strong and he’s stubborn, so if anybody can pull through its him.”
On The Amount of Time it Took for CPR to Work:
“WWE’s doctor was there when Jerry collapsed and fell out of his chair. He started CPR. From what I’ve been told is Jerry did not regain consciousness there. They did revive him there, but it took a long time – 15 minutes. It took a long time to bring him back. But he’s back now, he’s lightly sedated, and they’re taking him off the ventilator. He’s not in the heavy sedation that they had him in.”
On it Happening on LIVE TV:
“Jerry would be dead right now if it did not happen where it happened. Stuff like that just keeps running through my brain. Jerry normally grabs something – some food – on the way back to the hotel … fast food or if the bar is open, and he eats, then he’s there by himself. But this could have happened just two or three hours later and nobody would have been there with him and he wouldn’t be here right now. Or he could have been driving to the arena or flying to Montreal. If it had to happen, I’m very thankful that it did there.”
Imagine the horror of having one of your best friends kill himself. Now imagine the torture of being able to forever look back at his chilling final thoughts in an intricate letter–written over the course of several weeks–in which he goes into great detail about the depression and sadness he had battled every day of his life.
Such is the sad situation faced by Nick Cvjetkovich (Sinn Bodhi, formerly WWE’s Kizarny and TNA’s Sinn). On Wednesday, January 26, 2011, the life of Cvjetkovich and his wife (former WWE Diva) Stacy “The Kat” Carter were changed forever when they received an eerie text message from their good friend, Shawn “Bad Seed” Osbourne (Shawn McGrath). According to Cvjetkovich, the message was NOT a cry for help … it was a quick goodbye. “I look back at that text, and I KNOW it was just a farewell from him,” observed Cvjetkovich. “So true to his form, Shawn did not want to be a bother to anyone. He went through great detail to accommodate other people, even at his darkest hour … he even paid his rent a month in advance. That is just the kind of guy he was. He didn’t want to bother anybody. He just wanted to leave.”
Upon discovering Shawn’s body, Tampa authorities also uncovered his long farewell letter (later republished by Nick, Stacy, and several others). Although some questioned their decision to put the sobering letter online for all to read, Cvjetkovich was very quick to defend his decision–and his friend–saying, “It’s exactly what Shawn would have wanted. When you read the opening line of the letter, it says ‘To All Who Care’. Shawn would have wanted everyone who did care to have the opportunity to hear what he had to say.”
Recently, I had the chance to sit down and talk with a very somber Cvjetkovich for 60, tear-filled minutes, and listen as he sadly recalled the loss of his very close friend and colleague Shawn McGrath. What follows below are excerpts from this interview.