IN THE ROOM this week comes to you live just as WWE Smackdown Live goes off the air with the 2016 brand draft lottery. What are the implications of this year’s draft, where the various wrestlers were assigned, and what are the implications for the future of WWE? Check it out as PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald all weigh in. Plus, live coverage as the draft continues via the WWE network, open phone lines for the whole show, and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.
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This week we’re proud to welcome Australian actor Lee Shorten IN THE ROOM. Lee is one of the star cast members of Amazon Video’s wildly controversial series The Man in the High Castle. What are Shorten’s thoughts on being a part of this show that highlights a “what-if” scenario of the Nazis and Japanese overtaking the US? Plus, Lee talks his body of work which also includes Supernatural and Flash; his parents’ pressuring him to again pursue law; and what we can all look forward to in the second season of High Castle. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about the upcoming WWE draft and its potential implications on NXT; the Wyatts – New Day segment from Raw; possible women to be Abigail Wyatt; and a potential new persona for Roman Reigns when he returns to the ring. We also take listener phone calls for two full hours. All that, plus so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.
This week former WWE (and TNA) star Gene Snitsky steps IN THE ROOM to talk about his well-remembered time with the company. What are Snitsky’s thoughts on his famous catchphrase (“It’s not my fault”) and continuing to hear it every day; his legacy in professional wrestling; time spent in Ohio Valley with Kenny Bolin; and his upcoming movie 100 Acres of Hell and its associated IndieGoGo campaign at 100acresofhell.com. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about WWE’s upcoming draft lottery, the Raw food fight, and Brady’s new favorite TV show. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.
IN THE ROOM this week welcomes former WCW star – and one-half of Harlem Heat with his brother Booker T – Stevie Ray to the program. What are Stevie’s thoughts on the business and why he has no loyalty to it; if he was content with never having a WWE and/or World title run; being a role model for black children; and getting to meet celebrities such as Muhammad Ali, Matt Damon, and Frankie Valli during his time with WCW. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW wrestler The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about WWE’s upcoming draft lottery, Roman Reigns’ suspension, and Austin Aries’ ultimate chance of succeeding in WWE. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support!
IN THE ROOM this week welcomes Glen “The Beast” Osbourne, ECW’s first Television champion and a former member of the Tri-State Wrestling Alliance, ECWA, and so many other independent companies. Check it out as Glen offers his thoughts on the evolution of hardcore wrestling and his own place in history; how independent wrestling has changed over the years; wrestling dark matches for WWE for years; and how independent promotions such as ECWA are doing their place to help promote the future of the sport. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks is joined by Kathie Fitzpatrick and Derrick McDonald in talking about Dean Ambrose’s title win and the subsequent rise in ratings; Roman Reigns’ suspension; the Jerry Lawler situation; and the WWE draft! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.
This week IN THE ROOM is proud to welcome independent star – and former WWE enhancement talent – Cueball Carmichael. Cueball is a fantastic person and a longtime friend of both Kathie and The Stro. Check it out as he offers his thoughts on his current acting projects, running the second annual Buddy Landell Tribute Show, making his way through the WWE locker room in 1997 and 1999 (and the differences between those times), and his own personal philosophies as relate to wrestling and life. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald run down WWE’s Money in the Bank (MITB) ppv this Sunday and what we maybe can expect, talk about the Shield and where each of the group’s members might be headed, and take phone calls for two full hours. All that plus so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support!
VOC Nation’s and IN THE ROOM’s Brady Hicks sits down with Jay Matthew, the producer of “Bern: The Movie.” Check out Jay’s thoughts on everything from the making of this remarkable film, which is recording through the DNC Convention this July in Philly; to supporting Bernie Sanders for President; to the movement and revolution in general. Even if you don’t #feelthebern, it’s certainly worth checking out! bernthemovie.com
IN THE ROOM this week proudly welcomes singer / songwriter / actress / show host / former WWE ring announcer Lauren Mayhew. Check out the show as Mayhew’s newest hit song “I’ll Be” is played as she talks the art of putting together music and melody and setting it to a track and recording a music video. Mayhew – who has also been featured in music videos for Mandy Moore and Faith Hill – also talks about her wealth in acting success, including her upcoming Cannes-nominated film “What Happened Last Night,” which also features WWE’s David Otunga, and her online TV show “Mic Drop.” Plus, Lauren Mayhew talks about performing at the SuperBowl, meeting Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, interacting with fans, and working for WWE as a ring announcer. You can check out all her stuff at laurenmayhew.com.
Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk more about the brand extension and John Cena vs. AJ Styles, debate Brock Lesnar in the UFC, and take phone calls for two full hours. All that, plus so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.
Stepping IN THE ROOM this week is MCW Pro Wrestling producer Shawn Credle. While you might not immediately recognize the name, Credle has been instrumental in pushing the Baltimore independent wrestling scene forward, and has also worked as on-air talent with companies such as WXW out of Allentown, PA and the Urban Wrestling Federation. What are Shawn’s thoughts on MCW’s growing presence and its current most-known alumnus, WWE Tough Enough’s Patrick Clark? Plus, Shawn talks about the art of providing commentary, learning from the Samoans, spending 14 years with MCW, and where the company is headed in the future. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald – with Shawn Credle – talk about John Cena vs. AJ Styles, the brand split, and NXT and where the developmental brand might be headed. The crew also takes phone calls for two full hours and also holds their own special mock WWE draft. All that, plus so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.
The rosters (World, Woman, Tag, Lower/Midcard):
Shawn Credle: The Miz, Eva Marie, Bullet Club, and Kevin Owens
Brady Hicks: The Rock, Becky Lynch, The Vaudevillains, and Bray Wyatt
Kathie Fitz: Chris Jericho, Natalya, The Dudley Boyz, and Samoa Joe
The Stro: Brock Lesnar, Asuka, Jordan/Gable, and Nakamura
Derrick McDonald: Randy Orton, Naomi, Revival, and AJ Styles
Ratboy: Triple-H, Alicia Fox, Golden Truth, and Titus O’Neil [GM: Bob Backlund]
Dustin: Seth Rollins, Paige, New Day, and Sami Zayne
Deawna: Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Sheamus/Rusev, and Dean Ambrose
Matt: John Cena, Brie Bella, Cass/Amore, and Cesaro
IN THE ROOM this week welcomes independent wrestling star Cory Kastle. Check it out as Kastle – whose accomplishments include film, stand-up comedy, and, of course, pro wrestling – gives his thoughts on his own career and what he’d like to accomplish. In particular, Cory talks about his own health situation (and the miracle of it); his own philosophies on life and wrestling; life in ECWA, CZW, and Delaware wrestling; and how he is able to draw upon his own frustrations when he’s in the ring. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about Cody Rhodes’ release and WWE Extreme Rules, and take calls for two full hours. All that, plus so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.