This week on IN THE ROOM we welcome former WWE star PJ Black (Justin Gabriel). Check it out as the current Ring of Honor star talks about his time with WWE (and comparisons to ROH and other companies); living the daredevil lifestyle; and being a part of Nexus. Plus, Brady Hicks, Stro Maestro, Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about this Sunday’s WWE Royal Rumble, as well as Elimination Chamber and WrestleMania, and look at other news items from around the wrestling world.
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This week on WWE Smackdown, Wade Barrett secures his place in history by winning the Intercontinental title for the first time. In fact, Wade Barrett has never won any championship belt since joining the main roster and becoming the first NXT winner.
Harry Barnett poses the question what is wrong with the wrestling business? Listening to his show will provide you with many flaws in the industry today. However, there are problems that exist is every wrestling company today, some of these are unique to each specific company, others are problems they share. While many people feel TNA does a poor job of making stars, WWE is guilty of the very same thing. The original Nexus gave off a feeling of a possible youth movement in WWE, this would never come to pass. Nobody is this group has amounted to anything substantial, this includes Wade Barrett. CM Punk has done a poor job of building up members of the new Nexus, most of these guys have now been written off of the show.
This week IN THE ROOM, world-renowned wrestling historian Matthew Grimm steps in (in lieu of Kevin McElvaney) to help Brady Hicks and DJ look back at Survivor Series, The Miz, retro Raw, and the bottom-half of WWE’s Top 50 Wrestlers of all time DVD. PLUS …. A VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT.
This week on In the Room, Brady Hicks and the gang take a detailed look at WWE SummerSlam, then indie wrestler Ricky Reyes stops by and talks about some of the things that tick him off in wrestling. What does Reyes think about Internet reporters? What’s wrong with certain wrestlers’ approaches? Has ROH handled Tyler Black correctly? And how can Tyler take a page from John Cena?
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This week on In the Room, Brady Hicks and the gang play a game of Russian Roulette with a fully loaded Eddie Kingston. Hear what the CHIKARA and Ring of Honor star thinks about a varety of topics. All that, plus discussion of WWE’s Money in the Bank pay per view. Apologies for some of the language.
On the POINT of Wrestling
A lot of the fans are jaded fans and I don’t blame them. At its most basic, wrestling is about seeing who would win a match and who the better man is. That’s why fans watch wrestling in the first place.
On Working with Tommy Dreamer
It was surreal. Very, very surreal. I remember going to the ECW Arena as a kid. Tommy was a huge inspiration for me. ECW itself was an inspiration. Those guys are who they are. They’re not “characters” … they’re themselves.
Mike Quackenbush put a lot of faith in me. He told me to go out there and just be me. I owe him so much for helping train me and allowing me to do what I do.
On TNA’s ECW Revival
I’m just happy that some of the ECW guys have jobs. I’m not going to knock it.
On the Daniel Bryan Fiasco
I hope he gets back there. I was realy into watching him on TV. Bryan, Low-Ki, and Homicide actually were all very influential to me. As a kid from the street I’m very proud to see them where they are, because they came from where I came from.
All that … plus, Eddie Kingston speaks on the prospect of wrestling for WWE, who he HATES on the Ring of Honor roster, and who he grew up idolizing in the 1980s NWA and WWF. Check it out at www.thebradyhicks.com.
This week on In the Room, Brady Hicks, DJ, and Kevin McElvaney talk TNA Victory Road, WWE Nexus, and the top women wrestlers in the world for Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Female 50 List. All this and ECWA manager extraordinaire Coach Jim Shorts pops in to chat about Super 8 Saturday and a variety of other topics.