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Traci Brooks Shoots Down Rumors Of Getting Bumped In Playboy Magazine, Discusses Why It’s More Important To Focus On What’s Happening More On iMPACT Than What Goes On Backstage, Her Expectations For The TNA Knockout Division Into 2010, & Her Memories Of The TNA Asylum
TNA Knockout, Playboy cover, & member of The Main Event Mafia, Traci Brooks, was one of the special guests on this week’s live edition (10/12/09) of Monday Night Mayhem (presented by ReelWrestling.com), hosted by The Big Mosh & “The Chairman Of The Board” Todd Vincent. You can feel The Mayhem live & in streaming audio every Monday night (at 8PM ET/7PM CT), exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.ITunes.com. www.AudioWrestling.com, www.Facebook.com/MondayNightMayhem, www.MySpace.com/MondayNightMayhem, & www.OnlineWorldOfWrestling.com).
Traci’s return to The Mayhem (as part of the “MNM Fall Tour ’09”) is now available for free in Windows Streaming Media, or via The Mayhem’s official Podcast On ITunes:
Traci Brooks/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Streaming Audio): http://www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/101209.wax?
Traci Brooks/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Podcast On ITunes): http://www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/oct09/101209.mp3
Here are some of the highlights of Traci’s exclusive interview, provided by The Mayhem’s official correspondent, Paterson From New Jersey:
The Main Event Mafia’s Traci Brooks joined The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network as part of the countdown to TNA’s Bound For Glory PPV this Sunday night from The Bren Events Center in Irvine, CA. As many have had the chance to see, TNA’s original Knockout, has had the opportunity to cross over into the world of Playboy, and has received rave reviews for her work with the magazine. There has been many rumors swirling online how Traci was originally scheduled to be on the cover of Playboy, but was bumped for others, including Marge Simpson. Traci used The Mayhem’s airwaves as a platform to address the controversy. “The funny thing is, you know how I feel about anything on the Internet. First of all, I was never promised the cover. That was someone posing to be me answering the question. I did the photo shoot in May, someone found out about it, & gave the information out…the wrong information of course. No one ever promised the cover. Hef (Hugh Hefner) had the final decision on the cover. Unfortunately Farrah Fawcett passed away, and if you go inside the magazine, she is the celebrity pictorial, which I was supposed to be, but he wanted to honor her, since she was in the magazine before. I got bumped for Farrah Fewcett, which I’m not going to complain about because she was a sex icon.”
Some reports have recently surfaced that one of Traci’s Main Event Mafia colleagues, Booker T, will be leaving TNA at the end of his current contract, and possibly return back to the WWE. Traci was asked how this could change The Mafia’s dynamic, as well as if this could affect the long-term viability of the group going into its one-year anniversary as a faction. “Everything is going great. People need to focus more on what’s going on TV than all the rumors backstage. We put on a helluva product, and right now, The Main Event Mafia is doing great. We’re defending all the titles this week except for Kurt Angle wrestling Matt Morgan, and of course, Kurt is going to come out on top.”
The original stomping grounds for TNA was not Universal Studios’ iMPACT Zone, but The Nashville Fairgrounds, affectionately referrer to as “The Asylum.” It has been reported that the fairgrounds may be either remodeled or torn down completely by the end of next summer. Traci’s career with TNA Wrestling goes back to the original Wednesday night Pay-Per-View days of the company, when it was in its infancy stages. The Big Mosh asked Traci for her memories of performing there & her emotions on the news of the building closing next year. “It goes back before TNA, there was some great wrestling there. It was the home of TNA, and I have some great memories there. My debut, I went for the (NWA) Tag Team Titles with David Young. I always say my wrestling career started then. It will be sad to see the doors close on The Asylum.”
Looking back on the rise of the Knockout division in TNA throughout the past several years, Traci Brooks was indeed there from the beginning of the women’s division, and very much is proud to see the growth of one of the company’s most important parts. The Mayhem Crew asked about the recent additions to the Knockouts division, plus what she wants to accomplish during the remainder of her TNA in-ring career. “I’m wrestling more, hopefully going for the gold with Sharmell. I can’t be happier about Taylor (Wilde) & Sarita, good Canadian girls that are there, & holding the (Knockouts) Tag Team Titles. They represent TNA very well. They’re beautiful, classy, & absolutely talented. I can’t believe I went from being the only Knockout to there being 23 girls there now.”
Interact with Traci via her official MySpace page, located at www.MySpace.com/TNAKnockoutTraciBrooks. Log onto www.Playboy.com/Traci to check out Traci’s pictorial, along with a revealing Q&A from TNA’s original Knockout. Log onto www.TNAWrestling.com for all of the fallout from this past Thursday night’s three-hour Super iMPACT, as well as more information on TNA’s special Bound For Glory PPV preview show & the post0event press conference (immediately following the event). plus be sure to head on over www.ShopTNA.com to purchase tickets for this Saturday’s Bound For Glory InterAction FanFest at the Irvine, CA Hilton — where you can meet all of your favorite superstars, including “The Icon” Sting & the debut of his career exhibit.
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