Indies

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

IN THE ROOM with Jonny Popatopalus (American Lives Matter)

This week Jonny Popatopalus from #AmericanLivesMatter, Super Krazee Pro Wrestling, and New Moon Rising Wrestling steps IN THE ROOM to talk about his career to date. What are Pops’ thoughts on the current landscape of SKPW and NMRW; overcoming friction with Justin America in ALM; mentoring under America; challenging for titles; and more! Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (WCW), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about the rapidly approaching WWE Survivor Series and its last-minute changes; Daniel Bryan winning gold and the revised Champion vs. Champion match for the show; Mixed-Match Challenge getaway vacations; Lio Rush; Becky Lynch’s greatness; and the recent rash of injuries that sadly may have claimed the career of Alexa Bliss. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with “The King of Delaware” Marcus Waters and The Heart Attack Kid

This week on IN THE ROOM we roll out the red carpet for “The King of Delaware” Marcus Waters and his good jester The Heart Attack Kid. Check it out for Waters’ thoughts on his ECWA tag title reign with Funky White Boy; his big title defense against Bear Mountain; and catching flak as “The King of Delaware”; as well as The Heart Attack Kid’s thoughts on today’s independent wrestling scene; beating bigger opponents; and traveling up to Delaware to fight Waters! Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (WCW), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE’s Crown Jewel event; Evolution; the build for Survivor Series; and more! 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 Frantik

This week, we welcome CHIKARA wrestler Frantik IN THE ROOM for a fun-filled Halloween edition of the show! Check out this angry fellow’s strong words on everything CHIKARA! What are his thoughts when he sees young fans wanting to embrace him at ringside; evolving and learning under the direction of Professor Nicodemus; and who he hates in the promotion? Plus, Brady Hicks (PWI magazine), The Stro (WCW), Kathie Fitz, and Derrick McDonald discuss WWE’s Evolution (from Derrick’s perspective live) and Crown Jewel shows; Kathie’s thoughts after hanging out with Rey Mysterio at last week’s Smackdown; the Dean Ambrose / Seth Rollins rivalry; Alexa Bliss’ injury; potential women’s tag title teams; and more! Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Pierre Carl Ouellet (PCO)

This week independent sensation – and former WWE, WCW, ECW, and TNA star – Pierre Carl Ouellet (PCO) steps IN THE ROOM to talk about his distinguished career. How has this monster re-animated himself, shedding his former roles as a Quebecer and a pirate to become the one and only Frankenstein of the indies?! Check it out for his thoughts on turning heads against Walter over WrestleMania weekend, his feud with Bret Hart, backstage politics in WWE, the importance of re-inventing oneself, and finding himself again in his 50s. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitz, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE Crown Jewel and Evolution; regrets regarding the promotion of either; Raw from Philly; and Smackdown’s 1,000th episode! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Shane Hagadorn

Former Ring of Honor wrestler, manager, and backstage official Shane Hagadorn steps IN THE ROOM this week! Shane has been involved in some of ROH’s top moments, is a trainee of CM Punk, and has stood in the corner of competitors such as Cesaro, Kassius Ohno, Sara Del Ray, and The American Wolves! Check it out for his thoughts on the early years of ROH and the development of many of his peers over time; being involved in various aspects of the business; the effect that injuries had on his career; podcasting; and looking back on his role as part of such an amazing time in wrestling history. Plus, Brady Hicks (PWI), The Stro (WCW), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE’s Super-Showdown this Saturday; the booking of four guys whose average age is 52; the Brie Bella / Liv Morgan situation from last week; and the upcoming Evolution show. Plus Brady puts on his Judge Dredd hat to hand down sentences to listeners, takes calls on the 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 Tommy Vecs

Independent star Tommy Vecs steps IN THE ROOM this week to talk about his special brand of entertainment. Check it out as Tommy talks about the need for standing out from your peers; making people laugh, even if inadvertently; training with the Samoans in Allentown, PA; the importance of traveling; and identifying with Home Improvement! Plus, Brady Hicks (PWI), The Stro (WCW), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about Brie Bella / Liv Morgan and the recent series of unsafe matches and injuries within the WWE women’s division; where the company is going wrong with its tag teams; and the WWE Evolution pay-per-view. 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 Killian McMurphy

This week’s IN THE ROOM welcomes “The Shamrock Shooter” Killian McMurphy, who is one of the top independent wrestlers on the scene today! Check it out for Killian’s thoughts on what goes into a good physique, persona, and in-ring ability; beginning to make waves both in the US and Canada; wrestling his boyfriend Sonny Kiss; and how he has been received as an openly gay wrestler. Such a great interview with such an awesome guy! Plus, Brady Hicks (PWI), The Stro (WCW), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm take some time to break down the WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view; Brock Lesnar’s return; and Alexa Bliss’ injury. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support. Sorry for the live streaming and Web site issues over the last few days. Seems like everything has been resolved!

CHECK OUT KILLIAN’S PODCAST … ARROWS TO THE KNEE!!!

IN THE ROOM with Mr. Ooh La La

This week we proudly welcome ECWA and independent legend Mr. Ooh La La on IN THE ROOM. Ooh La La has been an indie favorite since the early 1990s and, because he is such a great guy, one of the most popular men in any locker room. Check it out as the fiery Frenchman talks about his proud career as an ECWA roster member for 31 of ECWA’s 51 years; comparing the company from back when he started right on through today; getting a boost from Pro Wrestling Illustrated early on; the fans; and proudly being a member of ECWA as it embarks on the second half of a century providing entertainment. Plus a full rundown of ECWA’s 51st Anniversary Show this Saturday (ecwaprowrestling.com)! In addition, Brady Hicks (PWI), The Stro (WCW), Kathie Fitz, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE’s build for Hell in a Cell and Evolution; catch Brady up on all the wrestling he’s been missing; talk about Becky Lynch emerging as a possible female “Stone Cold” Steve Austin; and discuss controversial comments by Sabu and Scott Steiner. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support. As a note, sorry for the cutoff at the end … system issue.

IN THE ROOM with Justin America (#AmericanLivesMatter)

IN THE ROOM this week welcomes independent star Justin America of the #AmericanLivesMatter movement. Check it out for Justin’s thoughts on the movement as a whole, having t-shirts and other ALM merch available for purchase, his ongoing feud with one-time WWE performer Tank Toland (James Dick), and future plans in both New Moon Rising Wrestling and Super Krazee Wrestling. Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (WCW), Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about recent wrestling deaths, WWE SummerSlam and Evolution, Paul Heyman possibly going with Roman Reigns, and more! Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Impact Wrestling Referee Kris Levin

This week’s IN THE ROOM we welcome Impact Wrestling referee Kris Levin. This show is a must-listen for Kris’ thoughts on everything from Impact returning to its former glory, its current-gen crop of stars, emulating the TNA of the past, and more! Plus, Levin looks at his 10-year career in depth, from his experience as a referee, backstage official, and promoter on the independent level, as well as ROH, CZW, CHIKARA, and, ultimately, Impact. In addition, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk WWE Extreme Rules fallout, SummerSlam buildup, the Raw title scene, and the women’s division. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

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