The IN THE ROOM wrestling podcast first launched as PWI Weekly in 2009, and was part of the Who’s Slamming Who Radio Network. Brady Hicks joined the program just a few weeks in, taking over the hosting duties from his Pro Wrestling Illustrated editor Frank Krewda. DJ, Ray Bogusz, Kevin McElvaney, Young John, Anthony Sarlo, and Jordan Garber joined the show as cast members before giving way to the current crop of cohosts. The show was renamed IN THE ROOM in August 2010, becoming part of The TBH Network. This network merged with the VOC Nation Radio Network in 2014, and absorbed it entirely in 2015.

  • Brady Hicks is a Pro Wrestling Illustrated Contributing writer and the voice of both the ECWA and NMRW. He has been the host of IN THE ROOM since it was established as PWI Weekly in 2009. He is also the GM of the VOC Nation Radio Network.
  • The Stro is a longtime independent wrestler and a former WCW star, as well as a cast member for Fox’s Sleepy Hollow. He has been part of IN THE ROOM since 2014. His Twitter handle is @thestro and his Web site is
  • Kathie Fitz has actively helped coordinate the travel schedules for wrestlers in hundreds of promotions for nearly 30 years. She is a well-regarded friend of the industry and of course loved here at IN THE ROOM. Her Twitter handle is @kathyfitzpatick.
  • Derrick McDonald is IN THE ROOM’s resident MMA expert and has been following wrestling his entire life. The former “Mr. Dirty Joke” started out as a weekly caller and has been with the program since 2011. Use the #derrickmcdonald when referencing him!
  • Matt Grimm is a college friend of Brady’s and a longtime wrestling fan. Check him out each and every Tuesday night!
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