Indies

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

IN THE ROOM with Primal Fear

This week’s IN THE ROOM we welcome Omen, Gabriel, and Soriano, who are collectively known as Primal Fear. These Monster Factory (LLC) trainees regularly compete at the ROH Dojo and are making huge names for themselves on the independent scene, whether in tag matches, singles matches, or as a collective unit. Check it out for the group’s thoughts on following in the footsteps of King Kong Bundy, Punishment Martinez, Matt Riddle, and others in their training; traveling far to gain experience; being fueled creatively; and continuing to achieve their dreams. Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, Matt Grimm, and Steve Anderson (Pro Wrestling Illustrated) talk about personal memories of the late King Kong Bundy; Ronda Rousey’s beatdown of Becky Lynch; the buildup to WrestleMania; ECWA Super 8 tournaments; Dan Murphy’s retirement from PWI; the growth of WOW Magazine (competing with PWI); and more! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Zoey Skye and Gemma Cross

This week’s episode of IN THE ROOM welcomes independent stars Zoey Skye and Gemma Cross in advance of the ECWA Women’s Super 8 ChickFight tournament on March 16th! Check it out as Zoey talks about the development of wrestling – and women’s wrestling – since her debut 12 years ago; the importance of traveling; setting goals; visualization; and more! Plus, Gemma Cross reveals plans to win Super 8 for her birthday; talks about the importance of gaining experience; and looks at her experiences coming up locally in a congested wrestling market. Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, Matt Grimm, and Steve Anderson (Total Wrestling) discuss short- and long-term plans for Kofi Kingston; sub-par Raws and if they’re continuing in that trend; the return of the lovable, douchey Batista and new fan-favorite Roman Reigns; The Revival’s continued misuse; and Ric Flair’s party without Arn Anderson. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Cody Vance

This week’s IN THE ROOM welcomes independent star Cody Vance. Check it out for Cody’s thoughts on training with the Monster Factory (LLC) and the legacy that that entails; the importance of getting out there and standing out from your peers; his friendship with Punishment Martinez; what having a great body says about you; and more! Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE’s problems, creatively; the “rise” of AEW; Elimination Chamber; Kofi Kingston taking the next step; and more! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Solo Darling and #AmericanLivesMatter (Justin America and El Masked Americano)

This week’s IN THE ROOM welcomes three very special guests to the program. First, female sensation Solo Darling checks in to talk about her passion for wrestling, traveling, animals, and more! Check it out for Solo’s thoughts on training with CHIKARA’s WrestleFactory, standing out as different, being a part of the “Revolution,” and more! Plus, the blacklisted Justin America from #AmericanLivesMatter stops by to introduce the newest member of the #ALM movement — El Masked Americano! In addition, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, Matt Grimm, and Steve Anderson (Bobby Heenan’s Chair Shots and Other Obstacles: Winning Life’s Wrestling Matches) talk about the ongoing Becky Lynch saga, the seemingly forced insertion of Charlotte into the big WrestleMania match, Sasha Banks’ reputation, and being “over.” Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with “Pryme Tyme” Amy Lee

This week’s IN THE ROOM we are so proud to welcome independent star “Pryme Tyme” Amy Lee to the program for a NSFW edition! Amy has been around wrestling for a decade and has so many stories from her experiences over the years. Check it out for Amy’s thoughts on training under the old-school mentality; almost being killed by fans; not quite “making it” because of poor timing; working as a paralegal; and the BS that is the Women’s Revolution. Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, and Matt Grimm discuss the mega-angle involving Becky Lynch; Dean Ambrose heating up as he potentially heads out the door; the upcoming WWE Elimination Chamber and WrestleMania shows; and a terrible SuperBowl game. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Kelly Klein

For IN THE ROOM this week we are excited to welcome the current ROH Women of Honor Champion Kelly Klein! This show was a lot of fun and a must-listen. Check it out for Kelly’s thoughts on being the WOH champion; competing with the men of Ring of Honor; memories with Madison Rayne, Sumie Sakai, ODB, and other peers; and continuing to elevate women’s wrestling! Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, Matt Grimm, and Steve Anderson (WOW Magazine) discuss the passing of “Mean” Gene Okerlund (including his personal connections with Stro, Kathie, and Steve); Kenny Omega’s future; All-Elite Wrestling; poor WWE Raw episodes; and the buildup for the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, and beyond. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Cory Kastle

IN THE ROOM is back for a new year with a very fun guest — independent wrestler, actor, comedian, promoter, and broadcaster Cory Kastle! What are Cory’s thoughts on the importance of being given opportunities to be creative, turning negatives into positives, overcoming staggering health concerns, and contributing to his newest project: Capitol Wrestling? Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Steve Anderson (Total Wrestling) take a look back at last week’s Drunk Episode, all that was 2018, and the Holiday season; as well as a look forward the WWE Royal Rumble and beyond. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with “Greek God” Papadon

This week’s IN THE ROOM welcomes “Greek God” Papadon, a phenomenal independent wrestler, actor, broadcaster, conspiracy theorist, free thinker, New Yorker, and Greek, as well as the longest-reigning ECWA champion in history. Check it out for Papadon’s thoughts on competing against Azrieal for ECWA in January, standing out in the ring and stealing the show, wrestling longer matches, his time as ECWA champion, and never quite catching on with WWE despite many feeling he should have. Also, check out his Conspiracy Horsemen podcast! Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, Matt Grimm, and Steve Anderson (Chair Shots and Other Obstacles: Winning Life’s Wrestling Matches) talk about WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs; different scenarios for the Smackdown Women’s division; the news the McMahons are again taking over; and WWE’s recent round of callups. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support. Be sure to join us on a special, Thursday night edition of IN THE ROOM, 12/27, for our drunken episode!

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 Joel Goodhart (Blackhart)

This week we are so excited to welcome legendary promoter, broadcaster, wrestling manager, and AUTHOR Joel Goodhart (ECWA’s Joel Blackhart) as he steps IN THE ROOM for his second one-on-one interview! Check it out as Joel talks about the realities of promoting wrestling, both today and years ago; what is missing from the current product; the Tri-State Wrestling Alliance being the fore-runner to ECW; working with legends Ric Flair and Bruno Sammartino; ECWA’s stars; and his upcoming book! Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, Matt Grimm, and Steve Anderson (Total Wrestling) talk about issues with WWE Raw; Xavier Woods coming after fans; plans for WrestleMania and a possible women’s main event; and Alexa Bliss being cleared to return to the ring! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support. Thoughts and prayers to the Wildman family … our family!

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