This week, Brady Hicks, DJ, and Anthony Sarlo get together IN THE ROOM on WEXP 1600 AM Philadelphia – and thebradyhicks.com – to discuss all that WWE messed up with this year’s Slammy Awards (and the few things they did right). The gang also spends a good bit of time talking WWE’s announcers and their campaign to flood Twitter, how TNA’s pay per view came off, and what we might expect from this Sunday’s WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs ppv. Plus, it’s time to really get excited about IN THE ROOM’s Who’s Slammy edition, which will take place in just two weeks. Be voting, people, BE VOTING! And … as always … thanks for the support!
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This week In the Room, Brady Hicks, DJ, and Kevin McElvaney honor the Holidays with a spirited discussion of WWE TLC and Tribute for the Troops, Ring of Honor Final Battle, and Mickie James’ heroic leap from the top of the cage. Thanks so much for your support, and Happy Holidays! Don’t forget to vote for the Who’s Slammy’s!
This week, TNA’s own DON WEST steps IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks, DJ, and Kevin McElvaney to talk TNA Wrestling, announcing, managing The Amazing Red, and all of TNA’s great holiday dealsssssss on shoptna.com … including a few scoops that HAVE YET TO BE RELEASED! All that, plus WWE’s Slammy’s are discussed, and Brady announces the show’s own year-end awards … THE WHO’S SLAMMY’S! Check it out at thebradyhicks.com.
DON WEST, ON THE CHANGES SINCE TNA’S ORIGINS:
As somebody who has been there from the beginning and seen what it could be like and how far it could go, the exposure has been incredible. I remember doing these shows Wednesday nights at the Fairgrounds in Nashville, just the exposure has been unreal. Just the perception is so different. It’s just been phenomenal.
ON GOING LIVE ON SPIKE:
When it’s live it’s just a whole different field. It seems like everybody just fine-tunes a little more and your senses are just alerted a little bit more. At this point, the company is good where it is at.
ON RE-EMBRACING SALES:
It’s been something that I’ve been wanting to do from day one. Jeff Jarrett and I talked about this back around day one, where I would eventually go back to being a pitch-man. And then when we finally became big enough to where sales began to matter, they kind of approached me. It has been almost like a rebirth for me. It’s what I do. It’s what comes easy and natural. We’re really clicking and try . I wouldn’t trade places with my old job…
ON HIS TIME WITH THE AMAZING RED:
Timing was just bad on that. At the time they hadn’t started me on the road yet. Vince Russo came to me remembering how I had always been an Amazing Red fan, standing on the tables going, “GO RED GO.” I think the concept was good as far as me being his voice-piece, but the concept was sort of off in that I was never supposed to be his manager. I was supposed to be his promoter.
ON COLLEAGUE JEREMY BORASH:
I don’t know how JB does the schedule. He’s a man amongst boys.
All that, plus a very unique perspective of the Don West EARLY YEARS selling everything from baseball memorabilia to knives, and his more recent experiences doing the hard-sells for TNA pay-per-views. This is a really different take on the wrestling interview you’d expect.
This week, independent star Alicia comes IN THE ROOM to talk about her upcoming Women Superstars Uncensored match with Nikki Roxx (TNA’s Roxxi). Plus, Brady Hicks, with DJ and Kevin McElvaney, talks TNA’s pay per view, Jeff Hardy, The Slammy’s, and what could be for Sting.
On Beginning Her Training at a Very Young Age:
I started wrestling when I was rather young. I started training at 13 and doing shows when i was 14. Things like my senior prom and other things kids were doing, wrestling always came first for me. Once you’re in it, you’re in it for life. It’s like an addiction when you’re in wrestling.
On Learning from Mercedes Martinez:
When I started Mercedes Martinez was a golden name. She was experienced, talented, and didn’t take crap from anybody. You need to bring your a game whenever you’re in the ring with her. I was scared to death of her. Even today, in 2010, I got to tell you, I’m still pretty intimidated by her. If I could have the same kind of athleticism and talent as her, I’d be pretty proud of myself.
On Comparing WSU to its More Mainstream Competition:
I think that a lot of the counterparts really focus on different aspects of women’s wrestling. WSU is based in the Northeast and there’s a different style of athleticism. There is really a good balance of all of the different types of women’s wrestling,rolled into one. You can’t know what you’re going to get here because it’s always going to be different … I really like that it’s just raw women’s wrestling.
On Wrestling “Hardcore”:
I’m really flexible. You’re just not going to see me going high flying. I’m actually a fan of that King of the Deathmatch stuff.
All that plus Alicia’s thoughts on wrestling Amy Lee, Mickie Knuckles, Nikki Roxx, and Angel Orsini.