Saturday, April 28, 2012

Marcus Alexander Bagwell Update

According to TMZ, per "Buff" Bagwell's wife, he is now conscious, talking, and eating solid foods on his own. This is remarkable progress over the past week, and more than his doctor's expected. We at In This Very Ring are pleased to hear, and wish him continued improvement in his health in the weeks ahead.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


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Monday, April 23, 2012

A Special Raw ... And a Special Birthday!

So we didn't ultimately ITVR this past week due to the fact we never did catch the entirety of Smackdown - though a goodly amount of it. Bottom line, there wasn't much to talk about newsworthiness-wise. Don't take that the wrong way though. While not game-changers, Raw and Smackdown were both good shows; Daniel Bryan and AJ continue to have an excellent dynamic, with, I think, an AJ heel turn imminent (and by extension a Daniel Bryan face turn, or a repairing) after her wailing on Natalya following another verbal lashing by Bryan - who delivered, by the way, a tremendous promo. Raw was strong as well, featuring Brock Lesnar in UFC countdown-style sitdown interview segments which worked well for him, John Cena cut a more serious promo than he has done in a long time, some more excellent work between CM Punk and Chris Jericho, and all around the WWE pulling out the stops for their overseas fans. There were just no major title changes or storyline progressions, or much that happened off-camera, to make the week feel particularly special.

Back Stateside this week, however, we have a three-hour Raw special tonight - note the airtime change at 8pm instead of 9pm, although still at 9 in Canada on the Score. It is also a bit ironic that John Cena, Raw's poster boy, will be putting in some overtime tonight ... his 35th birthday! We wish, of course, all the happiest returns to the Doctor of Thuganomics ... I mean ... the Champ ... I mean, John. :)

We will be podcasting early this week to make up for missed time; please tune in midweek this week (Wednesday or Thursday at the latest) for an ITVR where we recap tonight's Raw special and preview this Sunday's Extreme Rules pay-per-view. Meanwhile, be well!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Programming Note

Please note for once the lack of blogging here this week hasn't been to over-busy-ness; it's actually been a slow week with not much to write about! We did, however, miss Smackdown last night due to a rough night with the kiddos so want to catch up on that before posting our podcast, since it's going to be light on material as it is. Please keep an eye out for our ITVR podcast either later tonight, or tomorrow evening at the latest.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

In This Very Ring

CLICK HERE for podcast. :) Thanks for listening.

"Have a nice day ..."

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Substance Abuse - the good news and the bad news

So - wrestlers' addiction issues have been in the news this week with Maven Huffman's doctor/pharmacy shopping arrest, as discussed on ITVR over the weekend, and Scott Hall's arrest earlier this week for drunkenly choking out his girlfriend - so drunk was he, in fact, that initially the local jail wouldn't even process him without a hospital stop first. Hall acknowledges having fallen off the wagon, though denies any domestic violence took place.

Huffman has accepted a WWE offer of rehab (policy to offer any ex-employee/'independent contractor'), and we here at In This Very Ring of course offer him our very best wishes on his road to recovery. As for Scott Hall, a little less clear where he goes from now, as he has now gone to rehab twice on the WWE dime. Nonetheless of course, we wish him well, for the sake of his girlfriend, children and family.

Friday, April 6, 2012

*UPDATED* Massive ITVR Wrestlemania Podcast (IN TWO PARTS!)

So ... first of all, sorry it took us so long to do this - except not to a certain extent. I'm glad we let ourselves soak in all Wrestlemania weekend and Miami had to offer, without being tied to the computer; but we did hope to make it a bit more participatory ... so for that, hopefully we can make this up now. We've been podcasting over the last couple of days, and this is what we've come up with. Hope you enjoy, and that it's been worth the wait.

CLICK HERE for ITVR Podcast #1
CLICK HERE for ITVR Podcast #2

Monday, April 2, 2012


Hi guys,

Just wanted to check in. We said we wouldn't disappear over this weekend and we meant it - but it has been a packed, busy, wonderful, fun two days so far. My feet are killing me, my voice is hoarse, I am exhausted, and I wouldn't trade one hot second of it. My thanks and love to everyone from my family to the Superstars and Divas to whoever has made this weekend possible.

That said - it's 3:36am as I type this and our second night in a row of a similar hour. I think we're going to call it for bed but please check out our photos on ITVR's Facebook by heading over to our page (just search for In This Very Ring) and checking them out. We will post a podcast, and/or a detailed blog and some pics etc. here sometime tomorrow night post-Raw, Tuesday AM before checking out at the latest.

Much love to all,
Sarah the Sleepy

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