Interviews

Sorted by decade(s) spanned by career!

IN THE ROOM with CZW and WSU’s Rick Cataldo

1This week Rick Cataldo comes IN THE ROOM to discuss his career as an openly gay wrestler. Check it out as Rick talks about the changing climate for the LGBTQ community in (and out of) wrestling, how he is perceived each time he steps into a locker room, wrestling women (and men), being taken more seriously, and WWE potentially opening up to more diversity over time. Plus, Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about the latest round of hacks and its potential impact on victims such as Paige, a potential tie-in to a Hulk Hogan return, and the upcoming WWE WrestleMania show. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Chuck Payne

1This week independent standout Chuck Payne steps IN THE ROOM with just days to go before ECWA Spring Battle! What are Chuck’s thoughts on being a big man in a largely small-man independent scene, training under ECW referee Mike Kehner, Swayze, winning the ECWA tag title, and what’s to come? Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about WWE Fastlane, the upcoming WrestleMania card, and the Smackdown women’s division, in addition to taking phone calls for two full hours. All that plus so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Former WCW and TNA Ring Announcer David Penzer

1IN THE ROOM this week welcomes former WCW and TNA ring announcer David Penzer. Check it out as Dave offers his thoughts on being a part of EVERY Nitro and Thunder in history; competing – and then later interviewing – with WWE; looking back on the nWo invasion and Four Horsemen reunion; and more! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about women who need to go into the Hall of Fame, killing off some of WWE’s personas, and the upcoming WWE Fastlane and WrestleMania shows. All that, plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with CZW’s Dave Crist

1This week we proudly welcome independent star Dave Crist to step IN THE ROOM. Check it out as Dave offers his thoughts on being typecast as a hardcore wrestler, his aspirations to train in – and excel at – as many styles as possible, learning from Bull Pain and Heartland Wrestling out of Ohio, and being a part of CZW Wrestling with his brother Jake. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, and Derrick McDonald take time to remember Ivan Koloff and the other legends who have passed, talk about WWE Fastlane and WrestleMania, reflect on Alexa Bliss and Naomi, and take calls from the open phone lines! All that, plus so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Kid Kash

1This week, former ECW, WWE, TNA, and WCW star Kid Kash steps IN THE ROOM to talk about his career. Check it out as Kash – a former Cruiserweight and X Champion – talks at length about his bad reputation and how it wasn’t (and was) warranted; standing up for himself; balancing tremendous athleticism with a legitimate fighting background; and navigating the political minefields of a wrestling locker room. Plus, Kash talks about his experiences in ECW and WWE specifically, comparing the two and talking about the visionaries Paul Heyman and Vince McMahon. In addition, Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about Roman Reigns’ star power, Raw being three (versus two) hours, and Tammy “Sunny” Sytch’s book. Plus, open phone lines for two hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Pete Gas

1This week the crew welcomes former WWE star and Mean Street Posse member Pete Gas IN THE ROOM! Check it out as Pete talks about his upcoming book (available for pre-order on Amazon), his time in a WWE locker room with no wrestling experience, growing up with Shane McMahon, and great stories from the road. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about WWE’s women getting a Royal Rumble match of their own; discuss the soon-to-be women’s tournament and prospect for more independent stars getting signed; remember classic late-WCW moments; and take calls on the open phone lines for two full hours. All that, plus so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Mr. Hughes

1Former WWE, WCW, and ECW star Mr. Curtis Hughes steps IN THE ROOM this week to talk about his Hall of Fame-worthy career. Check it out for Mr. Hughes’ thoughts on all that he’s accomplished in wrestling; getting back in shape; riding with close friends; being such an angry character; and training current and future stars of the business such as Apollo Crews, Heath Slater, and Moose. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitz, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE’s women in Hell in a Cell, a hokey Monday Night Raw, Charlotte’s rapid progress, and the best promo guys and girls of all time. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Wrestler / Promoter / Paranormal Investigator Mike Zimmerman

1IN THE ROOM this week welcomes retired independent wrestler, promoter, and paranormal investigator Michael Zimmerman of the WISPS (Wraith Investigators of Supernatural and Paradimensional Society). Check it out as Michael talks for 40 minutes about the comparisons between wrestling and ghost hunting; validating evidence; some of his scariest moments; and whether or not the Ghost Hunters TV show gets it right. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about the WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view; complain about the personalities seen on Raw; and talk about the 2016 ECWA Women’s Super 8 Chickfight tournament and other independent shows in the area this past weekend. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Deonna Purrazzo and AJ Pan

1IN THE ROOM this week welcomes two very special guests. First up, strong independent women’s wrestler Deonna Purrazzo checks in to talk about her upcoming appearance at ECWA’s Super 8 Women’s ChickFight tournament. Plus, Deonna talks the pressures of wrestling on TV for WWE NXT, TNA Impact, and Ring of Honor’s Women of Honor; the development of her feared Fujiwara armbar; getting knocked out by Asuka; and going undefeated in ECWA for the past year. In addition, ITR was joined by ECWA manager AJ Pan who talked his Pan Corp Agency, tag title reign, the recent strides made by Azrieal, and his upcoming Fiesta Pro Wrestling: Masquerade Massacre show! If you can’t be there in person in Deer Park, New York, be sure to check out the live stream this Saturday on Facebook! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about Paige’s 60-day suspension and WWE’s statement on the matter; look at this past week’s WWE No Mercy pay-per-view; discuss WWE presenting THREE Hell in a Cell matches at the next big show; and take calls on the open phone line for two full hours. All that, plus so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

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