Interviews

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IN THE ROOM with Kelly Klein

For IN THE ROOM this week we are excited to welcome the current ROH Women of Honor Champion Kelly Klein! This show was a lot of fun and a must-listen. Check it out for Kelly’s thoughts on being the WOH champion; competing with the men of Ring of Honor; memories with Madison Rayne, Sumie Sakai, ODB, and other peers; and continuing to elevate women’s wrestling! Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, Matt Grimm, and Steve Anderson (WOW Magazine) discuss the passing of “Mean” Gene Okerlund (including his personal connections with Stro, Kathie, and Steve); Kenny Omega’s future; All-Elite Wrestling; poor WWE Raw episodes; and the buildup for the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, and beyond. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Cory Kastle

IN THE ROOM is back for a new year with a very fun guest — independent wrestler, actor, comedian, promoter, and broadcaster Cory Kastle! What are Cory’s thoughts on the importance of being given opportunities to be creative, turning negatives into positives, overcoming staggering health concerns, and contributing to his newest project: Capitol Wrestling? Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Steve Anderson (Total Wrestling) take a look back at last week’s Drunk Episode, all that was 2018, and the Holiday season; as well as a look forward the WWE Royal Rumble and beyond. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with “Greek God” Papadon

This week’s IN THE ROOM welcomes “Greek God” Papadon, a phenomenal independent wrestler, actor, broadcaster, conspiracy theorist, free thinker, New Yorker, and Greek, as well as the longest-reigning ECWA champion in history. Check it out for Papadon’s thoughts on competing against Azrieal for ECWA in January, standing out in the ring and stealing the show, wrestling longer matches, his time as ECWA champion, and never quite catching on with WWE despite many feeling he should have. Also, check out his Conspiracy Horsemen podcast! Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, Matt Grimm, and Steve Anderson (Chair Shots and Other Obstacles: Winning Life’s Wrestling Matches) talk about WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs; different scenarios for the Smackdown Women’s division; the news the McMahons are again taking over; and WWE’s recent round of callups. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support. Be sure to join us on a special, Thursday night edition of IN THE ROOM, 12/27, for our drunken episode!

IN THE ROOM with Jimmy Rave

TNA Impact, Ring of Honor, and independent star Jimmy Rave steps IN THE ROOM this week for a very fun interview! Check it out for Jimmy’s thoughts on working backstage versus in-ring wrestling, helping to shape future stars, the Rock n Rave Infection, being part of a standout ROH class, and more! Buy all of his shirts! Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs; recent episodes of Raw; Natalya crying; and the Smackdown Women’s title! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Joel Goodhart (Blackhart)

This week we are so excited to welcome legendary promoter, broadcaster, wrestling manager, and AUTHOR Joel Goodhart (ECWA’s Joel Blackhart) as he steps IN THE ROOM for his second one-on-one interview! Check it out as Joel talks about the realities of promoting wrestling, both today and years ago; what is missing from the current product; the Tri-State Wrestling Alliance being the fore-runner to ECW; working with legends Ric Flair and Bruno Sammartino; ECWA’s stars; and his upcoming book! Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, Matt Grimm, and Steve Anderson (Total Wrestling) talk about issues with WWE Raw; Xavier Woods coming after fans; plans for WrestleMania and a possible women’s main event; and Alexa Bliss being cleared to return to the ring! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support. Thoughts and prayers to the Wildman family … our family!

IN THE ROOM with Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat

This week, IN THE ROOM is so proud to welcome WWE, WCW, and NWA legend Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat! This interview was pre-taped last week by Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), Kathie Fitz, and Steve Anderson (WOW Magazine). Check it out for Ricky’s thoughts on WrestleMania III, his feud with Randy Savage and their anxiety heading into their historic match, being Ric Flair’s perfect foil, teaching seminars, and working with young stars such as Steve Austin, Brian Pillman, Shane Douglas, and Steve (William) Regal before they made a huge name for themselves! Plus, The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie, Matt Grimm, and Steve talk about a lackluster Raw, the Renee Young / Dean Ambrose marriage playing out on TV, Alexa Bliss leading the women’s division, Michael Cole’s weird tattoos, and the general look of uninspired-ness and unhappiness by personalities on the show. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Joey Ace

This week we welcome “The Salty Dog” and “Five-Star Stud” Joey Ace IN THE ROOM for a special Thanksgiving episode of the show. Joey is a fantastic independent wrestling veteran out of New York, a beloved member of the PCA group, and ECWA’s Mid-Atlantic Champion! Check it out for Ace’s thoughts on hitting the roads to make a name for himself; realizing his dream of becoming part of the ECWA and winning the Mid-Atlantic title; feuding with Joe Gacy; wrestling (and partying with) other members of PCA; and becoming even bigger over time! Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (WCW), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, Matt Grimm, and new co-host Steve Anderson (Bobby The Brain: Wrestling’s Bad Boy Tells All) talk about WWE Survivor Series; the women taking over; WrestleMania’s possible main events; backlash toward Nia Jax and where she needs to go from here; and the possibility of AJ Styles and/or Daniel Bryan really taking off. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Jonny Popatopalus (American Lives Matter)

This week Jonny Popatopalus from #AmericanLivesMatter, Super Krazee Pro Wrestling, and New Moon Rising Wrestling steps IN THE ROOM to talk about his career to date. What are Pops’ thoughts on the current landscape of SKPW and NMRW; overcoming friction with Justin America in ALM; mentoring under America; challenging for titles; and more! Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (WCW), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about the rapidly approaching WWE Survivor Series and its last-minute changes; Daniel Bryan winning gold and the revised Champion vs. Champion match for the show; Mixed-Match Challenge getaway vacations; Lio Rush; Becky Lynch’s greatness; and the recent rash of injuries that sadly may have claimed the career of Alexa Bliss. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with “The King of Delaware” Marcus Waters and The Heart Attack Kid

This week on IN THE ROOM we roll out the red carpet for “The King of Delaware” Marcus Waters and his good jester The Heart Attack Kid. Check it out for Waters’ thoughts on his ECWA tag title reign with Funky White Boy; his big title defense against Bear Mountain; and catching flak as “The King of Delaware”; as well as The Heart Attack Kid’s thoughts on today’s independent wrestling scene; beating bigger opponents; and traveling up to Delaware to fight Waters! Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (WCW), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE’s Crown Jewel event; Evolution; the build for Survivor Series; and more! Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

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IN THE ROOM with Frantik

This week, we welcome CHIKARA wrestler Frantik IN THE ROOM for a fun-filled Halloween edition of the show! Check out this angry fellow’s strong words on everything CHIKARA! What are his thoughts when he sees young fans wanting to embrace him at ringside; evolving and learning under the direction of Professor Nicodemus; and who he hates in the promotion? Plus, Brady Hicks (PWI magazine), The Stro (WCW), Kathie Fitz, and Derrick McDonald discuss WWE’s Evolution (from Derrick’s perspective live) and Crown Jewel shows; Kathie’s thoughts after hanging out with Rey Mysterio at last week’s Smackdown; the Dean Ambrose / Seth Rollins rivalry; Alexa Bliss’ injury; potential women’s tag title teams; and more! Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

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