Indies

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

IN THE ROOM with “Old School” Eric Martin

1IN THE ROOM this week welcomes ECWA’s own “Old School” Eric Martin in advance of his huge tag team match at the ECWA 49th Anniversary Show this Saturday in Woodbury Heights, New Jersey. What are Eric’s thoughts on inventing the drop toehold, wrestling at WrestleMania, and teaching Tully Blanchard how to play football at West Texas State?! Plus, Eric talks about his goals in wrestling, being a part of the ECWA, and taking on the Extreme Rednecks this Saturday alongside his Classics’ partner Tyler “The Hammer” Stone”? All that, plus PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitz, and Derrick McDonald talk about WWE’s Clash of Champions show, Paige potentially coming in to fight Nia Jaxx, and Hulk Hogan returning to WWE. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Melissa Coates (Sabu’s Genie)

1Former WWE developmental star – and Sabu’s Genie – Melissa Coates comes IN THE ROOM this week to talk about her career and recent path serving as “Genie” for former ECW star Sabu. In particular, Melissa offers a health update on the “suicidal, homicidal, genocidal” one and talks about her establishing a Go Fund Me site for Sabu to help with his hip surgery costs. Plus, the former Ohio Valley Wrestling star also takes time to talk about her time with WWE; perceptions of women in wrestling and her own battles being compared to Chyna; and getting to take the “Master Lock Challenge” on WWE Raw. Plus PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk Dean Ambrose not “feeling” like a champion; discuss WWE adding too many guest commentators during its programs; and chat about Roman Reigns topping the PWI 500. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with “Wiseguy” Jimmy Cicero

1This week’s IN THE ROOM welcomes independent wrestler – and former USWA, ECW, and WWE star – “Wiseguy” Jimmy Cicero to the program! Check it out as Jimmy contrasts his experiences wrestling in Madison Square Garden versus wrestling in a barn in West Virginia; speaks at length about his “Bodyslam Autism” charity and his autism-afflicted sons; talks life on the road; speaks on learning from Ivan Koloff and passing that knowledge along to Joey Mercury (Matthews); and sharing great stories involving Missy Hyatt, The Headbangers, Steve Corino, and Taka Michinoku. Definitely a fun interview. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks is joined by former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, Matt Grimm, and VOC Wrestling Nation co-host Chris Best to talk at length about WWE star Bo Dallas’ arrest, the greatness of Chris Jericho, first-hand memories of Mr. Fuji, and the Triple-H/Kevin Owens/Seth Rollins angle that closed out this week’s episode of WWE Raw. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM with Jason Static of Conquer Pro Wrestling

1IN THE ROOM this week welcomes independent wrestler / Team 3D Academy trainer / and playwright Jason Static. Static is the driving force behind Conquer Pro Wrestling’s “We Don’t Play Fight” play in Winter Garden, Florida this Friday. Tickets are available via eventbrite. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks is joined by former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and the debuting Matt Grimm in talking about WWE SummerSlam and fun SummerSlam memories, 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 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.

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