Interviews

Sorted by decade(s) spanned by career!

IN THE ROOM with “Wild” Bill Wiles

This week’s IN THE ROOM welcomes former ECW star – and Monster Factory LLC trainer – “Wild” Bill Wiles to the program. Check out this must-listen episode for Bill’s thoughts on learning to wrestle with an amateur background; being part of ECW’s growth, national expansion, and downfall; teaming with CW Anderson; being friends with the late Balls Mahoney and Chris Candido; the differences between yesterday’s wrestling landscape and that of today; and training tomorrow’s generation. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about the Chris Jericho / Kenny Omega rivalry in New Japan; Rich Swann’s ongoing issues; and the women’s roster heating up. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with PN News

Yo baby yo baby yo! IN THE ROOM welcomes former WCW and ECW star – and cult wrestling favorite – PN News! What are News’ thoughts on his tenures with the two major US companies; his work as Cannonball Grizzly; missing several opportunities with WWE; WCW politics; taking on a young Steve Austin; and today’s wrestling not being believable. What a great guy and incredible interview! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about Matt Hardy becoming #WOKEN on a sleepy episode of WWE Raw; Samoa Joe and Brock Lesnar’s believe-ability as credible fighters; and the top (including often unheralded) wrestlers 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 “The Burning Desire” Ernie Osiris

IN THE ROOM this week welcomes former Ring of Honor – and current FIGHT Pro – star Ernie Osiris to the program. Check it out for “The Burning Desire’s” thoughts on his long, difficult journey through life; training under Daniel Bryan and Austin Aries; competing in ROH and being part of The Embassy; reinventing himself; and emerging from some difficult life choices with a positive message! Ernie was one of Brady Hicks’ first interviews for Pro Wrestling Illustrated and always one of his favorites! Plus, Brady, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about the fallout from WWE Survivor Series; the NXT women’s invasion; Braun Strowman; and ECWA hitting Atlantic City this past Saturday. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Henry Godwinn

This week we present a special “Thanksgiving” episode of IN THE ROOM, featuring former WWE and WCW star Henry Godwinn (Mark Canterbury). Check it out for Henry’s thoughts on wrestlers pushing themselves when injured; pressure from the office; competing against a young Triple-H; slopping Sunny; Naked Mideon; driving with Harley Race; and closing a bar with Ric Flair! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk all for which they are thankful; WWE Survivor Series; Paige’s return; and recent NXT callups. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Kevin Kelly

IN THE ROOM this week welcomes former WWE and Ring of Honor – and current New Japan Pro Wrestling – announcer Kevin Kelly to the program. Check it out for Kevin’s thoughts on NJPW’s rising star as a promotion; its ever-increasing popularity in the US; serving as the home to Kenny Omega, Okada, and others; the recent signing of a Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega match for WrestleKingdom; and the differences (and similarities) between New Japan and WWE at its height. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about the implications of Jericho wrestling for New Japan; recent changes to Survivor Series after surprise title changes; and creepin’. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM – “Ladies Night” with Christina Marie

This week IN THE ROOM brings back “Ladies Night” as PWI’s Brady Hicks leads a discussion about the current state of women’s wrestling – both in WWE and across the independents; improving opportunities for women to showcase their talent; and – wink, wink – sex appeal. Brady is joined in this discussion by former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm, in addition to his own girlfriend! Plus, independent wrestling star Christina Marie checks in with just days to go before the fourth-annual ECWA Women’s Super 8 Chickfight Tournament. What are Christina’s thoughts on the chances being afforded women (versus 10 years ago), potential dream matchups to come out of this tournament, power-lifting, and training under the wrestling machine that is Shockwave The Breakdancing Robot? Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Eddie Kingston

IN THE ROOM this week welcomes former TNA – and current independent – star Eddie Kingston! Check it out for Eddie’s thoughts on wrestling for TNA and on TV in general; living the dream; staying true to one’s self; and the general health of wrestling’s independent scene. “GIVE HIM THE JOB!” Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about the seeming WWE departure of Neville; discuss the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view; talk Jinder Mahal’s grade as champion; and analyze the WWE women’s division. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Damien Smith

This week Damien Smith – an independent wrestling star, THE Brian Kendrick trainee, and NXT hopeful – steps IN THE ROOM to talk about his experiences in just over three years wrestling. Check it out for the small-town Kansas boy’s thoughts on hopping in his car and driving across half the country to train; driving cross-country to wrestle for companies such as ECWA and #OnPoint, living out of his car as he chases the dream, wrestling for WWE, and even meeting Alexa Bliss! It was an incredible interview with a bright young star in the business, and you can check out Damien Smith next Wednesday, October 11th on NXT! Also, don’t forget to order Damien Smith merchandise. He is your cult leader and demands that you do so! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk WWE Hell in a Cell, the late Lance Russell, Nakamura, and more. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Jesse Neal

Former Impact GFW TNA star Jesse Neal steps IN THE ROOM this week to talk about his time with the company. What are Neal’s thoughts on wrestling as an outlet for him, competing on television, training under the Dudleys, and surviving the horrific USS Cole attack. Plus, what does Jesse Neal have planned for the future? In addition, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE’s No Mercy; the women’s division with Asuka and future plans; memories of the late Bobby “The Brain” Heenan; and the greatest managers of all time. All that, plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with ECWA’s Phil Sly

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IN THE ROOM this week welcomes Brady Hicks’ ECWA broadcast partner – and referee and former Cuban Heavyweight Champion – Phil Sly! Heading into ECWA’s big 50th Anniversary Show this Saturday, what are Phil’s thoughts on the company’s great show lineup, history, legacy, and alumni that have gone on to perform for major companies such as WWE. Plus, PWI’s Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE No Mercy, the Mae Young Classic, comparing the company to other promotions, and Brady’s recent dream involving Alexa Bliss. In addition, the gang takes calls on the open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

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