ECW

Interviews with former ECW-original stars.

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 “Hitman” Tony Stetson / Live from ECWA Pro Wrestling Academy

IN THE ROOM takes a field trip this week to visit former ECW star “Hitman” Tony Stetson’s wrestling class at the ECWA Pro Wrestling Academy in Laurel Springs, NJ! What are Tony’s thoughts on his current students; passing the craft on to a future generation; training, himself, at the real Monster Factory, the ECWA; and the current state of professional wrestling. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm take time to talk about WWE Battleground, three #1 contenders for the WWE Universal Title on Raw, and a fantastic Smackdown! Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Former ECW Announcer Bob Artese

IN THE ROOM this week welcomes former ECW announcer – and current 20WA announcer – Bob Artese. Check it out for Bob’s thoughts on ECW versus other independents (in particular, ECWA) today; the evolution of today’s wrestling fan; the Oregon Diner; and having Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, and Shane Douglas visit him at the Springfield Ice Rink. Plus lots of talk of ECWA’s upcoming Fire and Ice show this Saturday at the rink! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view; Cass turning on Enzo; and Great Balls of Fire! Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with ECW’s Chubby Dudley (Bay Ragni)

1IN THE ROOM this week proudly welcomes former ECW star – and Bubba and Devon’s brother – Chubby Dudley (Bay Ragni). What are Chubby’s thoughts on his two runs with the Extreme promotion, getting the opportunity to showcase his in-ring ability more, and prospects for moving on to WWE or WCW? Plus, Dudley talks about his relationships with Paul Heyman, Bubba, and Taz; compares Heyman to ECWA’s Jim Kettner and Jim Cornette; and talks about his work in promoting the Totally Driven podcast and promotion brand. In addition, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about JBL as a bully, new WWE Raw and Smackdown stars, and The Undertaker’s legacy. 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 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 “Wiseguy” Jimmy Cicero

1This week’s IN THE ROOM welcomes independent wrestler – and former USWA, ECW, and WWE star – “Wiseguy” Jimmy Cicero to the program! Check it out as Jimmy contrasts his experiences wrestling in Madison Square Garden versus wrestling in a barn in West Virginia; speaks at length about his “Bodyslam Autism” charity and his autism-afflicted sons; talks life on the road; speaks on learning from Ivan Koloff and passing that knowledge along to Joey Mercury (Matthews); and sharing great stories involving Missy Hyatt, The Headbangers, Steve Corino, and Taka Michinoku. Definitely a fun interview. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks is joined by former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, Matt Grimm, and VOC Wrestling Nation co-host Chris Best to talk at length about WWE star Bo Dallas’ arrest, the greatness of Chris Jericho, first-hand memories of Mr. Fuji, and the Triple-H/Kevin Owens/Seth Rollins angle that closed out this week’s episode of WWE Raw. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM with Glen “The Beast” Osbourne

1IN THE ROOM this week welcomes Glen “The Beast” Osbourne, ECW’s first Television champion and a former member of the Tri-State Wrestling Alliance, ECWA, and so many other independent companies. Check it out as Glen offers his thoughts on the evolution of hardcore wrestling and his own place in history; how independent wrestling has changed over the years; wrestling dark matches for WWE for years; and how independent promotions such as ECWA are doing their place to help promote the future of the sport. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks is joined by Kathie Fitzpatrick and Derrick McDonald in talking about Dean Ambrose’s title win and the subsequent rise in ratings; Roman Reigns’ suspension; the Jerry Lawler situation; and the WWE draft! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with former WWE Referee Wes Adams

1Former independent wrestler and WWE referee WES Adams steps IN THE ROOM this week to talk about his career with WWE, switch from Smackdown to ECW, strange firing, and working today as a promoter in Mississippi. Check out the podcast for Wes’ thoughts on “settling” to become a ref; officiating matches for some of the biggest names in wrestling; his time in developmental versus today’s NXT brand; today’s concussion protocol and how it could have saved his job back then; and lots more. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks is joined by Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and guest co-host Dean Dixon (HIAC Talk Radio) as they run down TNA Impact’s new home, the Bullet Club and other tag teams, the late Balls Mahoney, former WWE stars seeking greener pastures on the indies, and some independent wrestling to boot. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more. Thanks, as always for the support! The Stro (WCW’s Maestro), who is on location at the Cauliflower Alley Club Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, will be back next week!

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