Indies

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

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 “King of New York” EC Negro

IN THE ROOM this week proudly welcomes the “King of New York,” independent wrestling star EC Negro. Check it out for Negro’s thoughts on the current independent scene; training under Homicide (and training Pinkie Sanchez); going to WWE; singles versus tag wrestling; and more! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE Extreme Rules and Samoa Joe as #1 contender; the state of the women’s division; and Brady’s near “meet cute” with Alexa Bliss Saturday in Starbucks. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

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IN THE ROOM with Maddison Miles

1This week Canadian independent star Maddison Miles steps IN THE ROOM to talk about her ever-growing career. Check it out for Maddison’s thoughts on being one of only two female wrestlers in the Maritimes; training at the age of just 15; wrestling her boyfriend in a high-profile match covered by Slam! Wrestling; the current climate for women’s wrestling; and what she’d like to accomplish ultimately with WWE. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view and what their most-anticipated matches are; talk about Sasha Banks’ recent de-push; and take calls on the open phone lines for two full hours (including the return of Malcolm Wildman!). All that, plus so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM – Cory Kastle, WWE Payback, Super 8, and More!

1IN THE ROOM this week welcomes the newest member of the VOC Nation, Evolving with Cory Kastle, as PWI’s Brady Hicks, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Matt Grimm, and Derrick McDonald talk about ECWA Super 8, WWE Payback, Braun Strowman’s greatness, and Alexa Bliss’ rise to prominence. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Missy Sampson

1IN THE ROOM welcomes Missy Sampson this week. Check it out as this 22-year veteran of the independent wrestling scene talks at length about her training and coming up at a difficult time for women’s wrestling; forging friendships; beginning her training at just 16 years old; and serving as a mentor for today’s current crop of wrestlers. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about the aftermath of the WWE Superstar Shakeup on Raw and Smackdown; Alexa Bliss jumping right into Raw’s title scene; Jinder Mahal’s surprising #1 contender status; and Seth Rollins being injury prone. All that plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with CZW and WSU’s Rick Cataldo

1This week Rick Cataldo comes IN THE ROOM to discuss his career as an openly gay wrestler. Check it out as Rick talks about the changing climate for the LGBTQ community in (and out of) wrestling, how he is perceived each time he steps into a locker room, wrestling women (and men), being taken more seriously, and WWE potentially opening up to more diversity over time. Plus, Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about the latest round of hacks and its potential impact on victims such as Paige, a potential tie-in to a Hulk Hogan return, and the upcoming WWE WrestleMania show. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Chuck Payne

1This week independent standout Chuck Payne steps IN THE ROOM with just days to go before ECWA Spring Battle! What are Chuck’s thoughts on being a big man in a largely small-man independent scene, training under ECW referee Mike Kehner, Swayze, winning the ECWA tag title, and what’s to come? Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about WWE Fastlane, the upcoming WrestleMania card, and the Smackdown women’s division, in addition to taking phone calls for two full hours. All that plus so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with CZW’s Dave Crist

1This week we proudly welcome independent star Dave Crist to step IN THE ROOM. Check it out as Dave offers his thoughts on being typecast as a hardcore wrestler, his aspirations to train in – and excel at – as many styles as possible, learning from Bull Pain and Heartland Wrestling out of Ohio, and being a part of CZW Wrestling with his brother Jake. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, and Derrick McDonald take time to remember Ivan Koloff and the other legends who have passed, talk about WWE Fastlane and WrestleMania, reflect on Alexa Bliss and Naomi, and take calls from the open phone lines! All that, plus so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Wrestler / Promoter / Paranormal Investigator Mike Zimmerman

1IN THE ROOM this week welcomes retired independent wrestler, promoter, and paranormal investigator Michael Zimmerman of the WISPS (Wraith Investigators of Supernatural and Paradimensional Society). Check it out as Michael talks for 40 minutes about the comparisons between wrestling and ghost hunting; validating evidence; some of his scariest moments; and whether or not the Ghost Hunters TV show gets it right. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about the WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view; complain about the personalities seen on Raw; and talk about the 2016 ECWA Women’s Super 8 Chickfight tournament and other independent shows in the area this past weekend. Plus open phone lines for two full 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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