Indies

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

IN THE ROOM with Big Slam / Crybaby Waldo

IN THE ROOM this week proudly welcomes veteran independent journeyman Big Slam, who is also known as Crybaby Waldo in the old Tri-State Wrestling Alliance. Check it out for Slam’s thoughts on traveling the road during one of the greatest times to be an independent star; comparing wrestling in various regions and which was his favorite; contributing to the early development of ECW; and what is wrong with the independent wrestling landscape today. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm take a look at WWE SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar, the WWE women’s division, and the possibility of the girls getting their own brand. All that, 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 Shark Boy

IN THE ROOM this week ventures into the deep end as it welcomes legendary wrestler Shark Boy to the program! Check it out for Shark Boy’s thoughts on his various tenures in WCW and TNA; getting lots of love from Mick Foley; owning his name; and imitating Steve Austin to the delight of old “Stone Cold” himself! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm host a hearty discussion of WWE Great Balls of Fire; a Roman Reigns / Braun Strowman double turn; the greatness that was/is Samoa Joe versus Brock Lesnar; Alexa Bliss retaining; and Austin Aries’ departure. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Frankie Pickard

IN THE ROOM this week welcomes independent star – and CZW guy – Frankie Pickard to the program. What are Frankie’s thoughts on being an independent wrestler today, the wrestling landscape, ultra-hardcore wrestling and the need to diversify one’s style, and his daughter playing video games with Alexa Bliss? Plus PWI’s Brady Hicks, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald are back with lots of WWE talk including thoughts on Great Balls of Fire, Sasha Banks as #1 Contender, and Shinsuke Nakamura being the foreign “heel.” In addition, some ECWA Fire and Ice talk, 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 “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.

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