This week on IN THE ROOM (2010), Nick Eugene” Dinsmore stops by and offers his thoughts on everything from The Rock to Kurt Angle to Hulk Hogan to John Cena, plus the honor of competing in ths year’s ECWA Super 8 tournament, and the pleasures of eating with Kenny Bolin. Another great interview!
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So after some post Conclave down time I have returned to give my thoughts on the world of wrestling. First up is TNA’s Bound For Glory PPV this Sunday. This PPV is supposedly the biggest of the year, the culmination, their answer to WrestleMania. Well last years was rubbish and this one doesn’t look like it will be any better and if anything shows just how bad things in TNA are right now. Continue reading
If you listened to ITR this week (why wouldn’t you?) they brought up a very good point I think a lot of people agree with which is that in the top two promotions, the two biggest and most well crafted feuds just happen to revolve around people no one gives a damn about. This leads to two questions. First, why are they doing it? And secondly, why can’t they put all that effort somewhere else where it is needed? Continue reading
I have to say Rich I find what you wrote incredibly wrong on several levels. I agree Chris shouldn’t appear on WWE products ever again or go into the HOF but at the same time what you are saying is incredibly reductive,quite insulting and insensitive to some. Continue reading
I’m writing this because about one year ago the brightest spark wrestling had to offer died out but I managed to catch a glimpse just before it faded.
In the summer of 2009 I found out TNA was doing it’s second UK tour at the start of 2010. I missed the first one at the beginning of the year and being a massive TNA fan I couldn’t wait. Like a lot of wrestling fans I had been getting a bit jaded and tired of the same old WWE product but TNA reignited my passion somewhat. I would tell anyone who would listen TNA was coming and it was or at least seemed to be. I saw more adverts for them not just on UK TV but also on the web, they had a videogame coming out and the word seemed to be spreading and momentum building. It was settled. I was going and nothing was going to stop me so I instantly booked tickets for two of the shows. One in Bournmouth just over an hour away South West by train on the coast and another in London just over an hour North East in the capital at Wembely Arena, a famous music venue where anyone who’s is anyone in popular music has played and holds around 12,000 people. It was also going to be the site of the first Ultimate X match outside of the US and the first in a while in TNA altogether. Words can’t describe how much I was looking forward to the shows. Unfortunatley for me, TNA fans and wrestling in general some terrible news came in the mean time that changed TNA forever. Continue reading
TNA wrestling unfortunately are two things. Predictable and depressing. I imagine anyone reading this feels the same way as me. I knew when it is was announced/leaked that Karen Angle had left Kurt Angle for Jeff Jarrett it would end up on TV. My only suprise is how long it’s taken them. But as predicted the whole thing is going to be an angle(no pun) that we are expected to care about. I really don’t. They have even gone so far as to advertise it and hype it up. How about having good matches with great wrestlers and advertising that.
This week, Young John returns IN THE ROOM as DJ’s extended illness keeps him out of action. Brady Hicks, Kevin McElvaney, and John begin to discuss the WWE’s possible Royal Rumble plans and the re-introduction of Karen Angle, then start to get excited for the announcement–next week–of the first competitor in this year’s ECWA Super 8 tournament, exclusively IN THE ROOM.
This week, join Brady Hicks, DJ, and Kevin McElvaney as worlds collide on IN THE ROOM. Listen as FOR THE LOVE OF WRESTLING podcast host Rich Baker sits in with the gang for the first ever WHO’S SLAMMY AWARDS. Plus, THE BOLIN ALLEY‘s own KENNY BOLIN calls in, and tons of other surprises! Happy New Year’s to all! Hope you enjoy the show. Check it out at thebradyhicks.com.
This week on In the Room, Brady Hicks and the gang debate the merits of WWE eliminating Smackdown and ending the brand extension. They also take some time to look back on last week’s Kurt Angle interview, and talk Bound for Glory. Thanks – as always – for the support!
This week on In the Room, TNA star Kurt Angle steps IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks for a special Bound for Glory edition of the show. Find out what Kurt thinks about the prospect of wrestling Jeff Hardy and Mr. Anderson at TNA’s biggest show of the year. Special thanks go out to TNA and Kurt Angle for taking the time to sit down with the gang.
On His Upcoming TNA Bound for Glory match:
Just like any other Bound for Glory. I know I have to step it up and put on the best performance I can. I’m excited it is Jeff Hardy and Mr. Anderson because I think they are two of the big upcoming names in TNA. I believe you’re going to see a lot of great things in this match. The match will be match of the year. We’re going to steal the show and give the TNA fans a really great main event.
Comparing Bound for Glory to WrestleMania:
In TNA they give every wrestler on the card the ability to steal the show. We’re ALL put in a position where you’re trying to have the best match. And that’s why a lot of the matches are so good.
On Kurt’s Reaction to Several of the Stars Who Have Come In:
I have mixed feelings. I don’t exactly want somebody to come in from WWE and win the title from our best wrestler, which is AJ Styles. Rob Van Dam is a featured kind of wrestler, Jeff Hardy is as well. Mr. Anderson never really got his real chance, and I’m thankful for that. Right now, we actually has a better roster than WWE. The TNA wrestlers here have carried the company to this point and they deserve a lot of credit. We need to utilize those guys, and let the former WWE guys somewhat enhance them.
Comparing TNA to WWE:
A lot of times, WWE doesn’t get all that they could out of their wrestlers. I don’t think an AJ Styles could have done all that he did if he were in WWE. There is no wrestler better in the world than AJ Styles. He’s the best in the world. It just shows that we’re able to utilize wrestlers differently than WWE. We’re not just that prototype 6’2″, 240 pound man.
Kurt’s “Dream” Final Opponent:
I had a good little run with Randy Orton, but he wasn’t as good as he is now. I think [Randy] is the best wrestler up there right now. He carries that company as a character and as a wrestler. I see another guy that’s going to step up that I want to wrestle is the Miz. He’s really stepped up in recent years. In TNA, I’d love to do more with the X Division guys, let them wrestle their style as I wrestle mine.
On Vince McMahon:
I loved Vince. We ended badly, but he and I had a great relationship for a long time. He was like a father to me. Vince and I just weren’t on the same page. I was burned out. I felt trapped and overworked and just wanted to get out. Vince did the right thing.
Plus, Kurt checks in with his thoughts on RVD “The Rock Star,” who specifically in TNA deserves more of a push, who from WWE he would LOVE to wrestle, Dixie vs. Vince, his excitement with Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin both being free agents, and his thoughts on WWE stars such as Randy Orton, The Miz, Bret Hart, and Christian.