This week, Mat Bomboy and Steve Schaffer from The Healing Podcast join the crew to talk about Smackdown moving to FOX, Rollins and Mysterio and AEW vs NXT. Also, who they marked out for the most, Wicked Hanuman stories and Luke Gallows owes Bomboy and explanation. Enjoy!
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This week IN THE ROOM, Brady Hicks and DJ take a special look back at Brady’s trip with the VOC Nation to Atlanta, Georgia, for the NWA Legends FanFest, then address WWE’s upcoming SummerSlam pay-per-view and the company’s shocking lack of buildup for what should be WWE’s second-biggest show of the year. All that, plus Don West answers listener feedback, and much, much more!
This week, former WWE Smackdown star–and Straight-Ege Society member–“BIG LG,” the former LUKE GALLOWS steps IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks, Kevin, and Young John to talk about his experience on the road with WWE, starting at the age of just 21. All that, plus Austin Aries is announced as the #8 competitor in this year’s ECWA Super 8 (interview to follow…next week), WrestleMania talk heats up, and Brady and the gang discuss Sting’s return to TNA.
On Teaming With Punk in SES:
They wanted a big guy with [CM Punk]. He didn’t really need it, nor do I think he thought he did. I thought we made it really work though. I tried to change my look, change a little my style in the ring. I think a little character development may have helped us more, but on the other hand–and he’s one of my best friends so this isn’t me kissing butt–he is one of the best on the mic. I could understand why they wouldn’t give us more to say, but I always wish they would have.
This week on IN THE ROOM, WWE’s former anti-diva SERENA DEEB stops by to hold Brady Hicks and the gang’s hand through a very special episode. What does Serena really think about her dismissal from WWE? What does the future hold for the former Straight Edge Society star? And what are the thoughts going through an 18-year-old girl’s head as she packs up her car and leaves her family in Virginia behind to travel all the way to Louisville to train to be a wrestler.
On Shaving Her Head for WWE
It was a really unique opportunity. Seeing a woman getting her head shaved was so rare, you don’t see it all that often in the history of wrestling. Getting to do it as my debut was really, really cool, and really powerful. I was also very scared about what I was going to look like. There were a lot of uncertainties, but it ended up being really, really great for my career.
On the Straight Edge Society’s Demise
There were a lot of different ways that things could have played out that could have been interesting. It wasn’t anybody’s fault. It had the potential to make a bigger splash, but unfortunately it didn’t.
On Challenging Awesome Kong in the $25K Series
It was an interesting time in my career. I was kind of pursuing overseas tours. I don’t know that I was on their radar. It just wasn’t the right time I guess.
On WWE’s Development of Female Talent
They really need to start introducing new characters in the women’s division to keep it interesting. The thing that makes it different from the men’s division is there’s so many less spots and they only get like one segment on a show. The fans only see the same girls in every segment, and you have to keep it fresh, to keep a constantly revolving product.
On Serena’s Future Endeavors
I’m 24. I’m going on close to my sixth year in wrestling. I’ve done a lot of cool stuff, a lot of stuff that some people never get to. But there is a lot of unfinished business right now. I say that from many different standpoints. There is the fact that I’m still very young and there’s still a lot of territory that hasn’t been explored. Absolutely, there’s a lot for me that everybody hasn’t seen yet.
All that, plus — what are Serena’s thoughts on coming to work every day with CM Punk on Smackdown, wrestling for SHIMMER, who is WWE’s unsung best announcer, and thoughts on Mickie James, Madison Rayne, and Mercedes Martinez. PLUS … the art of re-growing hair :).