TNA

Interviews with current and former TNA stars.

IN THE ROOM with Booker T

This week we welcome WWE Hall of Famer and 5X WCW Champion Booker T IN THE ROOM! Obviously, with Booker’s close relationships with both Kathie Fitz and The Stro, this interview was a natural and years in the making. Check it out for Booker’s thoughts on being the only major WCW star to stick around, post merger; the importance of re-inventing oneself; learning from Sherri Martel; forming one-half of one of wrestling’s greatest tag teams; battling “Stone Cold” Steve Austin in a supermarket; running his wrestling school; and establishing his brand as one of the official – and most loved – voices of Raw. In addition, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW Star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald run down this past weekend’s Cauliflower Alley Club reunion, convention, and WWE Backlash; talk about the future of the women’s division; and more! Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Lisa Marie Varon (WWE’s Victoria, TNA’s Tara)

IN THE ROOM proudly welcomes fantastic wrestler Lisa Marie Varon to the program! This is a must-listen. Check it out for Lisa’s thoughts on House of Hardcore and the independent scene versus wrestling for WWE; being part of the Women’s Revolution before there was such a phrase; training with such an amazing class at UPW, in Memphis, and as part of Ohio Valley Wrestling; the differences between the old and new locker rooms; dating (hint: being a wrestling fan is NOT the best path); her close friendship with ODB; and more! Follow Lisa Marie Varon on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about the WWE Elimination Chamber card; building for WrestleMania in New Orleans; evolving plans for the women’s division; and Seth Rollins back in the title scene. Plus open phone lines for two hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Earl Hebner

This week we welcome former WWE and TNA referee Earl Hebner IN THE ROOM. What are Earl’s thoughts on the current state of Impact Wrestling, comparing the company to WWE, looking back on the Montreal Screwjob (potentially as a work), and the night that Joey Marella died. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald take a look at the Royal Rumble fallout and its implications for WrestleMania, the upcoming Elimination Chamber show, potential women’s title matches, and more! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Luke Hawx

We’re live this week with Luke Hawx stepping IN THE ROOM for the first time! What are this independent star’s thoughts on today’s wrestling landscape; the importance of getting proper wrestling training; competing for every major US company; bodybuilding; and sharing movie scenes with The Rock? Check it out to find out his answers to these and more! Also, be sure to check out his recent films, Logan and The Fate of the Furious, as well as his WildKat Sports wrestling school and promotion! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk WWE’s first women’s Royal Rumble; a possible Ronda Rousey debut; a bad-guy Daniel Bryan; and the life-and-times of Shawn Michaels, Jr. Dolph Ziggler. 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 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 Shark Boy

IN THE ROOM this week ventures into the deep end as it welcomes legendary wrestler Shark Boy to the program! Check it out for Shark Boy’s thoughts on his various tenures in WCW and TNA; getting lots of love from Mick Foley; owning his name; and imitating Steve Austin to the delight of old “Stone Cold” himself! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm host a hearty discussion of WWE Great Balls of Fire; a Roman Reigns / Braun Strowman double turn; the greatness that was/is Samoa Joe versus Brock Lesnar; Alexa Bliss retaining; and Austin Aries’ departure. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and 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 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 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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