TNA Knockout, Traci Brooks, was the special guest on this past Thursday’s edition (08/14/08) of Monday Night Mayhem, hosted by The Big Mosh, Blade, & DFL (presented by Sweet Sunshine Sauces: “the official finishing sauce of The Mayhem”) — which can be heard live & in streaming audio every Monday night (at 8PM ET/7PM CT), exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.OnlineWorldOfWrestling.com, & www.ITunes.com).
Traci’s return to The Mayhem (her first appearance in over two+ years), as part of “The Summer of Mayhem 2008,” is now available for FREE in Windows Streaming Media, or via podcast/the MNM On ITunes (which will be re-launched on August 31st, containing The Mayhem’s finest since 2005).
Traci Brooks MNM Interview (Windows Streaming Media): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/081408.wax
Traci Brooks MNM Interview (Official MNM Podcast/MNM On ITunes): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/aug08/081408.mp3
Here are some of the highlights from Traci’s interview on the show, provided by The Mayhem’s host, John “The Big Mosh” Masiulionis:
Traci was welcomed back to The Mayhem by Mosh, Blade, & DFL, with Mosh pointing out Traci’s long absence from “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio.” She jokingly told the guys that “you have to want me..I have to keep you on your toes.”
As many fans of TNA know, Traci will be “going home” next month for TNA’s No Surrender spectacular in Toronto, but she is heading “north of the border” a little bit sooner than that. Traci was very excited about her involvement in the Blood, Sweat, & Ears (official website: www.BloodSweatAndEars.com) cross-Canada promotional tour, in support of The United Way. She loves the fact that TNA stars such as herself, Gail Kim, Angelina Love, & Taylor Wilde have trained there, talent such as “The War Machine” Rhino & Robert Roode have worked there multiple times, & that someone such as “The Instant Classic” Christian Cage comes back to help out/train with the BSE roster. She strongly believes that is a credit to themselves as a solid promotion. Traci appreciates the fact that they are a great organization & federation, and did point out that Kurt Angle’s only non-TNA, indy promotion that he has worked for to this point in time has been Blood, Sweat, & Ears. Is BSE coming to your neck of the woods? Which other big name stars & homegrown talents will be a part of the festivities? If you have not already done so, please log onto www.BloodSweatAndEars.com for more information, and how you can purchase tickets to this month’s BSE events (which run through August 26th), benefiting a great cause…The United Way Of Canada.
Last Sunday night saw TNA make its Pay-Per-View debut in “The Garden State” of New Jersey for Hard Justice. Traci is very appreciative of the fans that came out live, and supported her & the rest do the roster…especially the Knockouts during the six-women’s tag team match (ODB, Gail Kim, & Taylor Wilde vs. The Beautiful People & Awesome Kong), which she had the chance to referee. Besides the house show last December in Oshawa, she does not remember a crowd that was so into a show. From bell-to-bell, the fans were rabid, and loved what they were seeing. Traci also gave all the credit in the world to “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles & Kurt Angle, as well as Booker T & “The Samoan Submission Machine,” Samoa Joe for tearing the house down.
Traci feels that the Knockouts division continues to improve by leaps & bounds, and has done so since its inception into the company. The highest-rated segments on “iMPACT” are those of the Knockouts, so Traci wished to point that out as their own “report card” of sorts for those who still are not giving the girls a fair chance, as well as the “armchair quarterbacks” of TNA. She also wished to add that the Knockouts are all unique & different, and she credits the girls for working well together to this point in time. “We all want the business to do well…not ourselves.”
She is very thankful that women’s wrestling has come a long way, and that not only have the TNA Knockouts had tremendous success, but the WWE Divas. As many fans know, Beth Phoenix trained with both Gail Kim & Traci, and Traci feels that “The Glamazon” has done great work in the WWE, along with Natalya (who she described as “an excellent edition”), Melina, Mickie James, & even Kelly Kelly has come a long way. Traci wished to go on record saying she is not knocking their division at all, and in fact, does follow their product.
Traci is stoked to say the least about TNA’s first-ever PPV in Canada, No Surrender, to The General Motors Centre. She said that a large portion of TNA’s roster is Canadian, and that the rest of the roster that comes from America’s neighbor to the north is as excited as she is. Traci describes the fans in that area as “respectful,” and that they do not take TNA for granted. “They are there to enjoy the show and have a great time.” One thing Traci does get slightly upset at are those people who go to a wrestling event, spend their money, and “sit on their hands.” If you do that, “that makes you a moron.” She also added that Chicago fans, just like fans from the Toronto area love women’s wrestling, and is very much looking forward to Bound For Glory IV in “The Windy City” in October.
Many fans of TNA Wrestling have learned about the rumors that are swirling around about former WWE Champion, former SmackDown color-commentator, & best-selling author, Mick Foley, possibly headed to TNA in mere weeks. Traci wanted to take her time on The Mayhem to address those rumors, and the possibilities of not only “The Hardcore Legend” coming to TNA, but possibly “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair. “That would be awesome. I am big fans of both of them. But right now, everyone has to concentrate on watching the talent we have right now, and the talent that has brought us to this point right now to want Mick Foley & Ric to come to us to sign.”
Traci encourages all of her fans around the globe to check out his official MySpace page, located at www.MySpace.com/TNAKnockoutTraciBrooks.
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