IN THE ROOM Fan Conclave III

This is the third installment of the ITR Fan Conclave: Conclave I (2011), Conclave II (2012).

By all accounts, the ITR Fan Conclave III was a rousing success. For more information, be sure to check out what message board member Big Ern had to say about attending on this week’s edition of ITR.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Big Ern arrives in town. I pick him up and then we grab Dean Dixon and his lovely girlfriend Marion and head down to New Moon Rising Wrestling’s Proving Grounds. The original intent had been for Ern to see New Moon’s fine wrestling school. Apparently, Big Ern had other plans:

Big Ern runs the ropes

Big Ern runs the ropes

Big Ern runs the ropes


While Ern got the chance to live out his life-long dream of being a wrestling superstar, I was forced to make a scheduled, call-in appearance on The Angry Marks Podcast, much to the delight of those around me.

Later that night, Ern, Dean, Marion, and I would head down to South Philly for cheesesteaks! All in all a great first night!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Photo by ROH Wrestling

Big Ern and I are joined by Harry Barnett, the Hell in a Cell Talk Radio guys, listeners Bill and Little Bill, as well as ITR alum Kathie Fitz, PW Insider’s Mike Johnson, awesome photographers George Tahinos, Scott Finkelstein, and PWI’s own Stu Saks, plus a bevy of independent stars, for Ring of Honor’s iPPV taping in Northeast Philadelphia. This National Guard Armory holds a special place in my heart because it is right around the corner from where I grew up, as well as the site of countless wrestling shows I have attended over the years. It is also ROH’s first home in Philadelphia.

That night, we are delighted to see friend of IN THE ROOM Adam Cole defeat both Tomasso Ciampa and Michael Elgin to win his first ROH title!

After the show, The Conclave took to Buffalo Wild Wings, where we were joined by a number of wrestling’s top independent stars for a bite to eat and a few drinks.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

After grabbing lunch, Big Ern and I head to New Moon Rising Wrestling’s Proving Grounds in anticipation of that night’s PG-13. There, they are joined by Harry Barnett, The Hell in a Cell guys, and all of the stars of New Moon Rising Wrestling. During the course of the night, a number of ITR fans surfaced, including Superfan Eric, who has actually been following my career for a number of years. All in all, it was a great night of action and an awesome opportunity for the IN THE ROOMunity community to interact with the stars of New Moon!

Harry Barnett, LJ Cruz

Harry Barnett, Nathan Avery

Harry Barnett, Dan Law, Xavier Cross, Loudy, Dean Dixon

Big Ern, Loudy, Little Marc, Xavier Cross

Harry Barnett, Justin America, Omega Squad Chris

The ITR Crew - Brady Hicks, Harry Barnett, Big Ern

Big Money

O-Dogg, Grace

Loudy, Xavier Cross

Superfan Eric, Brady Hicks














































Brady Hicks entrance

Scoop Slam: Dean Dixon, Brady Hicks

The American Roughneck, Harry Barnett

Harry Barnett, Anthony Gigante
















Brady Hicks, Harry Barnett










Sunday, September 22, 2013

Brady joined the HIAC guys, Harry Barnett, and a few other listeners for breakfast before calling it on what turned out to be a great weekend! Thanks to all who helped out!