Category: TNA

Interviews with current and former TNA stars.

IN THE ROOM with Rhino

Check it out this week as IN THE ROOM welcomes WWE’s Rhino to the program! Check it out for everything on “The Man-Beast,” from WWE to ECW to TNA to ROH, and more! Rhino checks in with his thoughts on Jon Moxley and WWE creative; opportunities growing outside of WWE; AEW; standing out from his peers; and so many tough lessons learned along the way! Plus, Brady Hicks, The Stro, Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, Matt Grimm, and Steve Anderson talk about Brady’s health scare, AEW’s debut, SuperShowdown, and more! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Wes Brisco

This week we welcome Wes Brisco, the son of Gerry Brisco, on the show! Check it out as Brisco steps IN THE ROOM to talk about the pressures of growing up with his legendary father and Uncle Jack; getting in the ring with everyone from Kurt Angle to Xavier Woods to Austin Aries to Carlito Colon; trying to wrestle differently than that for which his family is known; having his dad watch and revue everything he does; and competing in this year’s ECWA Super 8 LEGACY tournament, April 20th at South Philadelphia High School (tix and information at ecwaprowrestling.com). Also check out Wes Brisco’s podcast – Brisco & Big Ace – today! Plus Brady Hicks, The Stro, Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, Matt Grimm, and Steve Anderson talk about the Superstar Shakeup; the strange situation of the Raw women’s division; Sasha Banks going AWOL; continuity writers; Fox taking over soon; and more! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

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 Pierre Carl Ouellet (PCO)

This week independent sensation – and former WWE, WCW, ECW, and TNA star – Pierre Carl Ouellet (PCO) steps IN THE ROOM to talk about his distinguished career. How has this monster re-animated himself, shedding his former roles as a Quebecer and a pirate to become the one and only Frankenstein of the indies?! Check it out for his thoughts on turning heads against Walter over WrestleMania weekend, his feud with Bret Hart, backstage politics in WWE, the importance of re-inventing oneself, and finding himself again in his 50s. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitz, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE Crown Jewel and Evolution; regrets regarding the promotion of either; Raw from Philly; and Smackdown’s 1,000th episode! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Impact Wrestling Referee Kris Levin

This week’s IN THE ROOM we welcome Impact Wrestling referee Kris Levin. This show is a must-listen for Kris’ thoughts on everything from Impact returning to its former glory, its current-gen crop of stars, emulating the TNA of the past, and more! Plus, Levin looks at his 10-year career in depth, from his experience as a referee, backstage official, and promoter on the independent level, as well as ROH, CZW, CHIKARA, and, ultimately, Impact. In addition, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk WWE Extreme Rules fallout, SummerSlam buildup, the Raw title scene, and the 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 Rain (Impact Wrestling’s Peyton Banks)

This week’s IN THE ROOM we welcome former TNA Impact star – and independent wrestler for Shimmer, Shine, WSU, ROH, AAA, and dozens of other promotions worldwide – the ever-Radiant Rain to the program! Check it out for Rain’s thoughts on opportunities for women in the business versus in years prior; changing people’s perceptions of her in the ring; brutal battles against women such as Mercedes Martinez; managing Bobby Roode; training tomorrow’s stars; coming back from a devastating injury; and being a bad girl interacting with fans! Just a great all-around time! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE’s upcoming Extreme Rules show, Nakamura’s run-in with a police dog, ideas for how Money in the Bank could have gone, what’s going wrong with Rusev, and Alexa Bliss vs. Ronda Rousey. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support. Happy Independence Day everyone!

IN THE ROOM with Nick Aldis (TNA’s Magnus)

NWA Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis (TNA’s Magnus) joins IN THE ROOM this week in advance of his title defense against Cody Runnels at this September’s ALL IN event in Chicago! Check it out for Nick’s thoughts on fatherhood and his relationship with WWE’s Mickie James; memories from forging his name in TNA Impact Wrestling; helping inspire today’s British invasion; the diminishing notion that one needs WWE to succeed in wrestling; and what has held him back so far from joining the company. This was a fantastic interview with a very candid guest! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk fallout from WWE Money in the Bank; the #1 contender situation on Raw; and the idea of a “soft” brand split by the time Smackdown changes over to Fox in 2019. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

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.