Indies

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

IN THE ROOM with AJ Pan and Matt Saigon

This week we welcome to IN THE ROOM both manager extraordinaire AJ Pan and former ECWA Heavyweight Champion Matt Saigon in advance of this Saturday’s ECWA return to the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City. Check it out as AJ talks about what it takes for finding success as a manager, the unsung MVP that is Mike Law, Azrieal’s dominance, his feud with Joe Zanolle, and today’s women’s wrestling scene. Plus, Matt Saigon checks in to provide an update on his longstanding injury, offer his thoughts on wrestling his best friend Kekoa this Saturday, and talk about how he feels seeing so many of his peers succeed with WWE. As a special added bonus, Kekoa The Hawaiian Warrior calls in as well to talk about the match and his thoughts about his close friend as well! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about the buildup for Money in the Bank; discuss the perils of having dual-branded pay-per-views; look at Nia Jax’s viability as Raw Women’s Champion; and take calls on the open phone lines for two full hours. All that, plus so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Shane Taylor (Michael Taris)

IN THE ROOM this week welcomes independent veteran Shane Taylor (Michael Taris). Shane has been wrestling up and down the east coast for nearly 30 years, and continues to kick it in today’s landscape. This sit-down is a must-listen for Taris’ thoughts on the current independent scene (versus that of the early 90s; opportunities to wrestle for WWE; training under “Iron” Mike Sharpe; and remembering some great times with Ace Darling, the late (and missed) Matt “Doink” Borne, and The Bushwackers, among others! Plus, with Stro off representing at the Cauliflower Alley Club convention in Las Vegas – and Derrick McDonald and Matt Grimm unavailable – PWI’s Brady Hicks and Kathie Fitzpatrick talk about WWE’s Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia; look at this Sunday’s Backlash pay-per-view; and discuss Alexa Bliss’ recent surgery. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM with “Retrosexual” Anthony Greene

Tremendous night as IN THE ROOM welcomes independent star Anthony Greene to the program. Don’t forget, the extra “e” is for “excellent.” Anthony is one of the eight competitors set to light it up this Saturday at the ECWA Super 8 tournament in New Castle, Delaware! Check it out for Anthony’s thoughts on Super 8 and what it means to him, being a fan of Pro Wrestling Illustrated, the New England wrestling scene and his training, and achieving all of his goals. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and “Maniac” Matt Grimm talk about the WWE Superstar Shakeup, further fallout from WrestleMania, new ideas for the women’s division, and more! Plus open phone lines for two full hours apologies for the issues with our provider that limited our calls, and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM – WrestleMania Special with Aaron Bradley and Smiley

IN THE ROOM this week welcomes two very special guests and talks all the dirt on WWE WrestleMania weekend for nearly four hours this week! The show is joined by top independent star – and American Murder Society member – Aaron Bradley. Dubbed “The Relentless Revolution,” Aaron is an active competitor for a number of top companies in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, among them ECWA, Pro Wrestling Magic, and the returning New Moon Rising Wrestling, which will feature Unrested & Rising this Saturday out of Philadelphia! Check it out for Aaron’s thoughts on the development of a wrestler, working toward making a full-time living wrestling, making a name for himself, and so much more! ITR also welcomes House of Glory star Smiley, who will be competing at the 22nd ECWA Super 8 Tournament 4/21 in New Castle, Delaware! Smiley and his doctor check in to talk about his respect for the the tourney and excitement at the opportunity, being unorthodox, channeling Sabu, and more! In addition to all that, PWI’s Brady Hicks is joined by former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and “King” Matt Grimm in running down everything from WrestleMania weekend and the ensuing Raw and Smackdown! It’s all there, including the surprise Asuka loss, The Undertaker’s “return,” the Superstar Shakeup and how it will affect the women’s division, Paige’s retirement and new position, and more! Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Ty Awesome

IN THE ROOM welcomes Maryland independent wrestler – and 2018 ECWA Super 8 competitor – Ty Awesome to the program! Check it out for Ty’s thoughts on getting a berth in this prestigious tournament; growing up as a wrestling fan; coming out of a small town that doesn’t host wrestling shows; and making a name for himself as he continues to grow his brand. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about the build for WWE WrestleMania; ECWA welcoming WWE’s Booker T in Atlantic City; and rebooting past wrestlers with a modern take like so many TV shows and movies. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with “Colossal” Mike Law

This week, “Colossal” Mike Law steps IN THE ROOM to talk about his bid to win the 2018 ECWA Super 8 Tournament. Check it out for Mike’s thoughts on his name being among the many who have competed in this prestigious tournament; potential favorite opponents; growing up reading about the tournament in Pro Wrestling Illustrated; and more! Plus, Law talks about the sad passing of Mama Pan (R.I.P. Jeanne!), life on the independent scene, and ECWA Joker’s Wild this Saturday in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In addition, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm examine Daniel Bryan’s reinstatement; Ultimate Deletion; ideas for Bray Wyatt; and the ever-evolving 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 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 Kekoa (The Territory App)

This week’s IN THE ROOM welcomes Kekoa The Hawaiian Warrior! Kekoa is a good friend and a tremendous wrestler, and had one of those million dollar ideas upon which he decided to capitalize. He is the developer of The Territory App for Android and iOS. The Territory App provides a resource for giving virtually anyone in and around the wrestling industry – from wrestler to promoter to announcer to fan – the opportunity to connect, network, and find and rate gigs and shows. Check it out for Kekoa’s thoughts on the difficulties associated with such an ambitious product; how beneficial it can be; legends stepping up and using it; and more! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about the upcoming WWE Royal Rumble; Enzo Amore’s situation; wrestlers descending upon Philadelphia; and Brady’s impending Alexa Bliss meeting this weekend! Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Damaris

This week we welcome independent star, and ECWA Women’s Champion, Damaris IN THE ROOM. Check it out as Damaris gives her thoughts on her upcoming New Year’s Resolutions title defense this Saturday in Delaware; training at former WWE and ECW referee Jim Molineaux’s promotion; being compared to Rocky; just being happy; and using ECWA as a platform to continue to grow. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about the upcoming men’s and women’s WWE Royal Rumble matches; the Mixed Match Challenge; and jockeying and positioning as the company enters the stretch run toward this year’s WrestleMania. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Domonic Truex (Vinny Poling, ECW’s 911’s son)

This week IN THE ROOM proudly welcomes Domonic Truex (Vinny Poling), the son of ECW legend 911! What are this second-generation star’s thoughts on following in his father’s footsteps; someday becoming a WWE star; breaking perceptions; and compromising what he wants for a run with the “E?” Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about the WWE Royal Rumble, the Mixed Match Challenge, the women’s Rumble, and more! Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

Brady Hicks online © 2014 Frontier Theme