IN THE ROOM with Brady Hicks is back on the air this week featuring Ray, Derrick, and Wayne, as well as a very special, sitdown interview with Miss Gabby Gilbert (formerly Roxie Cotton) heading into her appearance at this Saturday’s ECWA Super 8 Chickfight in Carney’s Point, New Jersey. Check out the show for Gilbert’s thoughts on competing in such a prestigious tourney, being one of the more experienced names on the show, (not) clubbing her opponents in the kneecaps, and so … much … more. Plus, Brady and the gang discuss The Undertaker’s personal favorite WrestleMania match, talk some of the less-heralded names to step through the doors of TNA, and hash out a good deal of fantasy football talk. Thanks, as always, for the support!
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The final episode of VOC Wrestling Nation! The King says goodbye & makes a huge announcement regarding future endeavors. Plus NXT TakeOver: Toronto & SummerSlam predictions. Vince McMahon shot down Hulk Hogan’s desire to be called Triple H, Ronda Rousey’s trailer for a new “horror film,” & The Undertaker is WWE 4 Life? Harry joins in the fun.
IN THE ROOM is back once again with a brand new episode … nothing but wrestling talk and
callerscaller. Rippin’ and tearin’ through the wrestling scene like no other, Brady Hicks, Derrick McDonald, and Ray Bogusz talk Punk-Cena and their legacy and comparisons to past feuds, piledrivers, TNA’s flaws, Ring of Honor as a WWE feeder, Donald Trump in the Hall, The Undertaker got “it,” Ratboy making out with Stacy Carter, and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for tuning in!
And be sure to check out New Moon Rising Wrestling, which is offering a sale on its first DVD offering, December to Remember, for a special sale price of $10, only at nmrwrestling.com!
About a month ago, in my monthly column for The Color Commentator, I made a passing comment that the Big Show had done something I’d thought wouldn’t happen: He completed the Grand Slam by winning the Intercontinental championship in April. I realize that that’s an odd way to start off a column that features the Undertaker in the title, but I’ll get to that.
At some point, the Undertaker is going to come back to WWE. It may not be until November—it might not even be until January—but at some point this winter, Undertaker is going to come back to the ring. That’s just what he does. That’s just how his schedule works. And because he’s Undertaker—because he’s pretty much done it all and been one of the all time greats—he can do that; for better or worse—right or wrong—we’re going to watch.
We’re going to watch because the Undertaker is one of those transcendental stars—like Savage or Sammartino—who will be looked at decades later as being one of those who reached a level of greatness unattainable to nearly all wrestlers. But we’re not going to get anything out of it.
The web’s premier “punk rock ‘n wrestling” podcast, Bowling Shoe Handsome, airs each week. It’s packed tight with information and musings about pro wrestling and pop culture. Plus: it features tunes from some of the world’s best punk rock, indie, and alternative artists!
This special “go home” edition of BSH previews WrestleMania 28 – which takes place this Sunday, April 1. The good, bad, and in between of the “Superbowl of Sports Entertainment” are previewed, as Kevin welcomes special guest, Mike Bessler, to provide his invaluable insight. Plus, find out more details about the upcoming Road to Ruin Fest – taking place April 20-22 in Philadelphia!
The Please and Thank Yous – Peas ‘N Cheese
Ascetic Parade – Suburban Decay
Sass Dragons – 8 or 9 on a Bike
3rd Year Freshman – Hope It’s Not Me
Mike Bessler – It Begins
Captain We’re Sinking – Foster Brothers
Big Eyes – Since You Left
The Eeries – Walk You Home
Jack’s Smirking Revenge – Strangely Meta
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01.02.12 – Resolutions vs. Solutions
The 147th most popular “Bowling Shoe” titled podcast on the web** rings in 2012 with a bang. Join hosts Kevin and Young John as they talk about what we can expect to see from WWE in 2012. Hear what Randy Orton’s absence might mean to WWE. Is Cody Rhodes the man to take his place on the Smackdown brand? Who will be The Undertaker’s WrestleMania opponent? Plus, hear the hosts’ thoughts on Divas, tag teams, and the various young stars who might just make the grade in WWE this year. All this, along with music from Third Year Freshman, Turkish Techno, and Jack’s Smirking Revenge. Take a break from your online classes for awhile and click below to listen!
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This week IN THE ROOM, Brady Hicks, DJ, and Kevin McElvaney are joined by a special guest as Young John returns to the program. Together, the gang recounts all that they enjoyed – and all that miffed them – about this year’s WrestleMania show, from buildup to final fadeout. Listen as the gang goes in depth about The Rock/John Cena situation, The Undertaker/Triple-H match and what worked (and didn’t), and the disappointing elimination of Daniel Bryan/Sheamus from the televised card. Plus, Brady talks some Hall of Fame, and previews NEXT WEEK’s special guest.
I like everyone else just watched WrestleMania 27 and while it wasn’t the worst PPV I have ever seen (this year) there were certainly a whole lot of things wrong with it. From the bottom of the card to the top, planning and execution was bad and I don’t think there is any real excuse for it. Now obviously I can’t pretend to understand the complexities of running a live event the size of WrestleMania. What I can say however is that WWE do and should still know how to do it right. Continue reading
As a wrestling fan, I wish that nobody had to get older. I would love nothing more than to see some of my favorite stars of the 1980’s and 1990’s hang onto their primes and compete with some of the top stars today. The problem is I know this is just a fantasy. So few are blessed with the sort of career longevity that lets them compete well into their 60’s, 70’s, or beyond. And even if they do, it’s just not realistic to expect a level of performance close to what they could once offer. In the real world, people get older. Every day, the bodies of ORDINARY men and women – people with lives no more grueling than our own – break down around us. It’s just what time does.