In The Room Podcast with ECW’s Danny Doring

Oct 26, 2012 - by Atlee Greene

IN THE ROOM goes extreme this week, as Brady Hicks, Derrick McDonald, Ray Bogusz, and ITR female co-host contestant Judy Greenberg talk to ECW legend “Dangerous” Danny Doring. What are Doring’s thoughts on all the ECW reunions and nostalgia in recent years, WWE’s handling of ECW, and really making a name for himself in South Philly? Plus, New Moon Rising Wrestling’s own “Pharoh of Fitness” Slim Burgundy checks IN THE ROOM to talk NMRW’s PG-13 EXPANDED, Saturday, October 27th in Deptford, NJ. Plus, WWE Raw talk, plenty of live callers, and the always-popular WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view predictions.

On Being a Young Guy with ECW:
“I was young, single, with money in my pocket, and I got to see the world. I was brash.”

On WWE’s Treatment of the ECW Brand:
“It didn’t sit right with anybody, but I think I was one of the first to really come to grips with it. I think a lot of the guys were just sitting around waiting for it to [change]. Once that reality came into play, I kind of got depressed. I didn’t take it as seriously as I should have.”

On Speaking Up About Some ECW Peers’ Mistakes:
“I’ve seen these guys mess up chance after chance after chance. I’ve seen these guys mess up every opportunity while others never really got that opportunity. Somebody needs to say something about that, and I think it was me.”

On Being a “Paul Heyman” Guy:
“We weren’t viewed as ECW guys. We were viewed as Paul Heyman guys. It is what it is. Would I have liked to be viewed as a WWE guy? Yes. We were perceived as we would follow [Paul] to the ends of the earth. I grew tired of covering for all of Paul’s lies and douche-baggery over the years. When I was there with WWE, I was basically the opposite of a Paul Heyman guy.”

All that, plus Doring’s thoughts on Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore and Shane Douglas’ Extreme Rising promotions, teaming with Roadkill, looking like Bret Hart, and so … much … more.

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THE Brady Hicks has been writing about wrestling for more than 15 years, for Web sites, newspapers, and magazines. He is a contributing writer for Pro Wrestling Illustrated and is also the host of his acclaimed weekly radio program – IN THE ROOM.

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