Indies

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

IN THE ROOM with Glen “The Beast” Osbourne

1IN THE ROOM this week welcomes Glen “The Beast” Osbourne, ECW’s first Television champion and a former member of the Tri-State Wrestling Alliance, ECWA, and so many other independent companies. Check it out as Glen offers his thoughts on the evolution of hardcore wrestling and his own place in history; how independent wrestling has changed over the years; wrestling dark matches for WWE for years; and how independent promotions such as ECWA are doing their place to help promote the future of the sport. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks is joined by Kathie Fitzpatrick and Derrick McDonald in talking about Dean Ambrose’s title win and the subsequent rise in ratings; Roman Reigns’ suspension; the Jerry Lawler situation; and the WWE draft! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Cueball Carmichael

1This week IN THE ROOM is proud to welcome independent star – and former WWE enhancement talent – Cueball Carmichael. Cueball is a fantastic person and a longtime friend of both Kathie and The Stro. Check it out as he offers his thoughts on his current acting projects, running the second annual Buddy Landell Tribute Show, making his way through the WWE locker room in 1997 and 1999 (and the differences between those times), and his own personal philosophies as relate to wrestling and life. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald run down WWE’s Money in the Bank (MITB) ppv this Sunday and what we maybe can expect, talk about the Shield and where each of the group’s members might be headed, and take phone calls for two full hours. All that plus so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM with MCW Producer Shawn Credle

1Stepping IN THE ROOM this week is MCW Pro Wrestling producer Shawn Credle. While you might not immediately recognize the name, Credle has been instrumental in pushing the Baltimore independent wrestling scene forward, and has also worked as on-air talent with companies such as WXW out of Allentown, PA and the Urban Wrestling Federation. What are Shawn’s thoughts on MCW’s growing presence and its current most-known alumnus, WWE Tough Enough’s Patrick Clark? Plus, Shawn talks about the art of providing commentary, learning from the Samoans, spending 14 years with MCW, and where the company is headed in the future. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald – with Shawn Credle – talk about John Cena vs. AJ Styles, the brand split, and NXT and where the developmental brand might be headed. The crew also takes phone calls for two full hours and also holds their own special mock WWE draft. All that, plus so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

The rosters (World, Woman, Tag, Lower/Midcard):

Shawn Credle: The Miz, Eva Marie, Bullet Club, and Kevin Owens
Brady Hicks: The Rock, Becky Lynch, The Vaudevillains, and Bray Wyatt
Kathie Fitz: Chris Jericho, Natalya, The Dudley Boyz, and Samoa Joe
The Stro: Brock Lesnar, Asuka, Jordan/Gable, and Nakamura
Derrick McDonald: Randy Orton, Naomi, Revival, and AJ Styles
Ratboy: Triple-H, Alicia Fox, Golden Truth, and Titus O’Neil [GM: Bob Backlund]
Dustin: Seth Rollins, Paige, New Day, and Sami Zayne
Deawna: Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Sheamus/Rusev, and Dean Ambrose
Matt: John Cena, Brie Bella, Cass/Amore, and Cesaro

IN THE ROOM with Cory Kastle

1IN THE ROOM this week welcomes independent wrestling star Cory Kastle. Check it out as Kastle – whose accomplishments include film, stand-up comedy, and, of course, pro wrestling – gives his thoughts on his own career and what he’d like to accomplish. In particular, Cory talks about his own health situation (and the miracle of it); his own philosophies on life and wrestling; life in ECWA, CZW, and Delaware wrestling; and how he is able to draw upon his own frustrations when he’s in the ring. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about Cody Rhodes’ release and WWE Extreme Rules, and take calls for two full hours. All that, plus so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Rick Feinberg (CZW, Rasslin Rock Radio)

1IN THE ROOM this week welcomes former CZW wrestler – and the star of Rasslin Rock Radio – Rick Feinberg. What are Rick’s thoughts on his brief in-ring career and the opportunity to famously portray Rob Feinstein in a negative light? Plus, Rick talks about wrestlers dying too young, his close friendship with Cory Kastle, how his career videotaping wrestling shows came about, and the origins of his hugely successful Rasslin Rock Radio program. In addition, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW wrestler The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk WWE Extreme Rules this Sunday, discuss some of the highlights (and lowlights) of Raw, and take phone calls for two full hours. All that, plus so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM with “The Greek God” Papadon

1IN THE ROOM this week proudly welcomes “The Greek God” Papadon back to the podcast heading into this Saturday’s 20th annual ECWA Super 8 tournament. What are Papadon’s thoughts on making history this Saturday, why he has yet to catch on with WWE, and continually “stealing the show” with his matches? Plus, Papadon talks about all of the other Super 8 competitors, ECWA’s current roster, and a lot of the other projects he has going on. In particular, he talks about his work in the upcoming film Church. Check out the movie’s kickstarter and donate now! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, The Stro (WCW’s Maestro), Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk Kathie’s experience in the ECW Arena for the convention this past Saturday, Stro’s time in Las Vegas with the Cauliflower Alley Club, WWE Payback, and strip clubs. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with former WWE Referee Wes Adams

1Former independent wrestler and WWE referee WES Adams steps IN THE ROOM this week to talk about his career with WWE, switch from Smackdown to ECW, strange firing, and working today as a promoter in Mississippi. Check out the podcast for Wes’ thoughts on “settling” to become a ref; officiating matches for some of the biggest names in wrestling; his time in developmental versus today’s NXT brand; today’s concussion protocol and how it could have saved his job back then; and lots more. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks is joined by Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and guest co-host Dean Dixon (HIAC Talk Radio) as they run down TNA Impact’s new home, the Bullet Club and other tag teams, the late Balls Mahoney, former WWE stars seeking greener pastures on the indies, and some independent wrestling to boot. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more. Thanks, as always for the support! The Stro (WCW’s Maestro), who is on location at the Cauliflower Alley Club Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, will be back next week!

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IN THE ROOM with 93.7 WSTW’s Brian Soscia

logoIN THE ROOM this week welcomes 93.7 WSTW’s Brian Soscia to talk about his experiences interviewing some of wrestling’s top stars. What are Brian’s thoughts on WrestleMania, NXT, and the independent scene today? Check it out to find out! Plus, The Soscia Network star talks about personal encounters with Ric Flair, Daniel Bryan, Vince McMahon, and so many others over his time as an on-air personality and independent wrestler! In addition, PWI’s Brady Hicks, The Stro (WCW’s Maestro), Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk the ins and outs of this year’s NXT Fallout, Hall of Fame, WrestleMania, and night-after Raw; Lucha Underground; and The Miz and Maryse! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support! Sorry about the technical issues!

IN THE ROOM with Conquer Pro Wrestling’s “We Don’t Play Fight” Director Jason Skinner

logoIN THE ROOM this week proudly brings to you Jason Skinner, the director of this June’s “We Don’t Play Fight” play offering by Conquer Pro Wrestling. Go see the show on 6/4 in Orlando (link on the right)! Check it out as Jason Skinner talks bringing the theater and wrestling community together, speaks on working with independent wrestler Jason Static and so many other talented individuals on this collaboration, and compares stories about dating Disney princesses with Brady! Truly a don’t-miss event! Plus Brady Hicks, The Stro (WCW’s Maestro), Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about what match SHOULD be the WrestleMania XXXIII main event, Miss Jackie in the Hall of Fame, and Neville’s injury. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with CZW’s – and 2016 WingBowl “Miss Wingette” – Penelope Ford

jppIN THE ROOM this week has Combat Zone Wrestling’s Penelope Ford, who is also the 2016 “Miss Wingette” from Philadelphia’s WingBowl. Check it out as this tremendous up-and-comer talks her aspirations in the business, unlikely start as a non-fan, wrestling with Japanese stars, the Dojo Wars experience, and natural intensity and athleticism that allowed her to gravitate toward CZW. Plus, Brady Hicks is joined by The Stro (WCW’s Maestro), Kathie Fitz, and Derrick McDonald as they talk The Freebirds going into the WWE Hall of Fame, a general lack of respect for New Day, and the WrestleMania season. Plus open phone lines for two full hours – including the return of Ray – and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

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