Indies

Chats with indie stars of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

This Week’s IN THE ROOM with Referee Fred Richards

@intheroomshow featuring legendary referee Fred Richards, with #pwi @bradyhicks, #wcw @thestro, @rayITR, @kathyfitzpatric, and Derrick McDonald.

This week’s IN THE ROOM includes a special interview with legendary referee Fred Richards, who is NWA-sanctioned and has worked all around the world. What are Richards’ thoughts on the current state of “fast food” wrestling, character development, and what the fans really want? Tune in to find out! Plus, Brady Hicks is joined by former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitz, former Bleacher Report Editor Ray Bogusz and Derrick McDonald in talking WWE Payback, previewing WWE Elimination Chamber, and bantering about New Day (clap clap). Plus, what wrestling t-shirts are socially acceptable to wear in public, and open lines for 2-1/2 hours! All that, and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM with Bull Pain

@intheroomshow on @vocnation w #ECW #BullPain. Featuring @bradyhicks #WCW @TheStro @RayITR @kathyfitzpatric

This week’s IN THE ROOM has former ECW, WCW, and IWA MidSouth star Bull Pain! Plus, Brady Hicks, The Stro, Kathie Fitz, Ray Bogusz, and Derrick McDonald talk WWE Elimination Chamber, the death of a friend and great referee, Daniel Bryan’s injury, and WWE Payback this Sunday! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours, and so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support!

 

IN THE ROOM with Brooke Tessmacher (Brooke Adams), Papadon, and Mike Bessler

@intheroomshow w @impactwrestling’s @realbrookeadams #DESTINATIONIMPACT #RIPJawz, @greekgodpapadon, and #pwi @wrestlinginc writer #MikeBessler. Starring @bradyhicks, @thestro, @rayITR, @mattsaigon.

IN THE ROOM on VOC Nation this week was on the air for three full hours, and features a special sitdown interview with Brooke Tessmacher (Brooke Adams) from Impact Wrestling, huge independent star “The Greek God” Papadon, and PWI and WrestlingInc writer Mike Bessler. All that, plus Brady Hicks, The Stro, Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, Ray Bogusz, and Matt Saigon talk WrestleMania and the post-WrestleMania Raw, talk UFC/WWE crossover appeal, and take listener calls. Plus, Papadon and Matt Saigon debate the value of men taking selfies. All that and so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support!

Note: On March 15th, Brooke’s beloved dog Jawz was run over by a car and sustained severe injuries. In attempting to save Jawz’s life (he was sadly later put down), Adams set up an account to collect money toward his $15,000 in veterinary bills. To donate to this cause – and potentially help save other animals in similar situations – visit http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/help-jawz-fight-for-his-life-/325997#.VRSLVJtaE2U

Here are some highlights from the interview:

On Fighting The Perception of Just Being “Hot”:
I had to give them that, because I [didn't] know how to wrestle. So I have to at least be the sexy person with the big [butt] that bounces around with a pretty face. And now I have to go in and do double work to prove that I’m not only that. That’s what people want to see, because I’ve given them that, but it also tarnishes who I am as a wrestler.

On Her First Impressions Wrestling in TNA:
In the beginning … I had no idea what I was doing … I was so scared. I didn’t do this in WWE. I’m afraid I’m messing up and then getting fired. I was just so nervous. Even coming from such a big company and already going through it once, it helped me a little bit, but I didn’t have the wrestling down behind me to back it up so it just made me very insecure as a wrestler.

Winning the Title:
I think at the time they were like “Wow. She cares. She’s got some heart” … [Apart from] the few matches I had in the beginning, I came back and I was learning how to wrestle on my own and I was paying this guy to help me … I think they saw that and they wanted to give me a chance to flourish. And it happened to be a perfect time when we were going to be in Texas, my home state, so it all just worked out perfectly … They just saw that I wanted it. I was so hungry. I wasn’t tarnished at all from the business and being like “I’m old and grizzled. I don’t want to put [in] the workout.” I was like “You want me to jump off what?! What do you want me to do?! I’ll do it!”

All that, plus Brooke talks her disappointment from being taken off of TNA’s TV briefly; getting heat in WWE for Jawz making too much noise backstage; learning from TNA’s incredible women’s roster; being in Extreme Expose; and presenting more of a fun-loving character rather than being so serious.

IN THE ROOM airs live, weekly, Tuesday nights at 9 PM ET on the VOC Nation Radio Network (vocnation.com / thebradyhicks.com). Join Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated contributing writer), as well as The Stro (WCW’s Maestro), Kathie Fitz, Matt Saigon (independent wrestler), Ray Bogusz (former Bleacher Report editor), and Derrick McDonald as they run down all that’s going on in wrestling, and sit down with some of wrestling’s top stars.

IN THE ROOM with Cueball Carmichael

@intheroomshow on @vocnation w @bradyhicks, @thestro, @rayITR, @deathbysaigon

This week’s St. Patrick’s Day edition of IN THE ROOM features a special sitdown interview with independent standout Cueball Carmichael, plus Brady Hicks is joined by The Stro, Kathie, Derrick, Ray, and Matt Saigon in talking WWE Hall of Fame, WrestleMania and the need for “buildup,” ECWA Super 8, and so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM with Bobby Blaze

@intheroomshow on @vocnation with @bradyhicks, @thestro, and #kathiefitz

IN THE ROOM this week features a special sitdown interview with Smokey Mountain Wrestling and WCW star Bobby Blaze. Everybody go out and order Pin Me Pay Me: Have Boots, Will Travel. All that, plus so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM with Mikey Whipwreck and Matt Saigon

@intheroomshow on @vocnation w @bradyhicks and @thestro

This week, IN THE ROOM‘s Brady Hicks, The Stro, and Kathie Fitz welcome former ECW star Mikey Whipwreck, as well as ECWA competitor Matt Saigon. All that, plus so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM with Tough Enough’s Greg Whitmoyer

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IN THE ROOM with ACPW’s Tate Hammer

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IN THE ROOM with B Brian Blair and ECWA’s Coach Jim Shorts

@intheroomshow on @vocnation with @bradyhicks, @thestro, #kathiefitz, and #derrickmcdonald talking with #wwe’s #BBrianBlair and @ecwawrestling1967′s #coachjimshorts

This week’s IN THE ROOM features a special, sitdown interview with B Brian Blair. Check it out to hear Brian’s close involvement with the fantastic Cauliflower Alley Club, plus comparing politics to wrestling, comparing Rock n Wrestling to the Attitude Era (and today), and all the ins and outs of his great career. Plus, ECWA’s Coach Jim Shorts calls in to talk about his shocking betrayal of Meisure Ooh La La at ECWA Toys for Tots in December, and Brady Hicks, The Stro, Kathie Fitz, and Derrick McDonald talk the Macho Man in the WWE Hall of Fame, if his family should go in, and WWE’s re-airing of Tough Enough on the WWE Network. All that, and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM with JD “Bamm Bamm” Browning and Gabby Gilbert

@intheroomshow on @vocnation featuring @bammbammjd and @iamgabbygilbert from @ECWAwrestling67 @WBHCC. Plus, @bradyhicks, @thestro, @RayITR, @wbernal78 talk #WWE v #NXT!

This week’s IN THE ROOM features a pair of stars with the ECWA headed into their massive collision at New Year’s Resolutions IV in Woodbury Heights, New Jersey. What are JD “Bamm Bamm” Browning’s and Gabby Gilbert’s thoughts on one another as they prepare for battle?! Plus, Brady, The Stro, Ray, Derrick, and Wayne talk WWE vs. NXT, booking talent vs. wrestling talent, take calls, and so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support!

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