Indies

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

IN THE ROOM with “The Burning Desire” Ernie Osiris

IN THE ROOM this week welcomes former Ring of Honor – and current FIGHT Pro – star Ernie Osiris to the program. Check it out for “The Burning Desire’s” thoughts on his long, difficult journey through life; training under Daniel Bryan and Austin Aries; competing in ROH and being part of The Embassy; reinventing himself; and emerging from some difficult life choices with a positive message! Ernie was one of Brady Hicks’ first interviews for Pro Wrestling Illustrated and always one of his favorites! Plus, Brady, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about the fallout from WWE Survivor Series; the NXT women’s invasion; Braun Strowman; and ECWA hitting Atlantic City this past Saturday. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Kevin Kelly

IN THE ROOM this week welcomes former WWE and Ring of Honor – and current New Japan Pro Wrestling – announcer Kevin Kelly to the program. Check it out for Kevin’s thoughts on NJPW’s rising star as a promotion; its ever-increasing popularity in the US; serving as the home to Kenny Omega, Okada, and others; the recent signing of a Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega match for WrestleKingdom; and the differences (and similarities) between New Japan and WWE at its height. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about the implications of Jericho wrestling for New Japan; recent changes to Survivor Series after surprise title changes; and creepin’. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM – “Ladies Night” with Christina Marie

This week IN THE ROOM brings back “Ladies Night” as PWI’s Brady Hicks leads a discussion about the current state of women’s wrestling – both in WWE and across the independents; improving opportunities for women to showcase their talent; and – wink, wink – sex appeal. Brady is joined in this discussion by former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm, in addition to his own girlfriend! Plus, independent wrestling star Christina Marie checks in with just days to go before the fourth-annual ECWA Women’s Super 8 Chickfight Tournament. What are Christina’s thoughts on the chances being afforded women (versus 10 years ago), potential dream matchups to come out of this tournament, power-lifting, and training under the wrestling machine that is Shockwave The Breakdancing Robot? Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Eddie Kingston

IN THE ROOM this week welcomes former TNA – and current independent – star Eddie Kingston! Check it out for Eddie’s thoughts on wrestling for TNA and on TV in general; living the dream; staying true to one’s self; and the general health of wrestling’s independent scene. “GIVE HIM THE JOB!” Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about the seeming WWE departure of Neville; discuss the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view; talk Jinder Mahal’s grade as champion; and analyze the WWE 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 Damien Smith

This week Damien Smith – an independent wrestling star, THE Brian Kendrick trainee, and NXT hopeful – steps IN THE ROOM to talk about his experiences in just over three years wrestling. Check it out for the small-town Kansas boy’s thoughts on hopping in his car and driving across half the country to train; driving cross-country to wrestle for companies such as ECWA and #OnPoint, living out of his car as he chases the dream, wrestling for WWE, and even meeting Alexa Bliss! It was an incredible interview with a bright young star in the business, and you can check out Damien Smith next Wednesday, October 11th on NXT! Also, don’t forget to order Damien Smith merchandise. He is your cult leader and demands that you do so! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk WWE Hell in a Cell, the late Lance Russell, Nakamura, and more. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with ECWA’s Phil Sly

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IN THE ROOM this week welcomes Brady Hicks’ ECWA broadcast partner – and referee and former Cuban Heavyweight Champion – Phil Sly! Heading into ECWA’s big 50th Anniversary Show this Saturday, what are Phil’s thoughts on the company’s great show lineup, history, legacy, and alumni that have gone on to perform for major companies such as WWE. Plus, PWI’s Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE No Mercy, the Mae Young Classic, comparing the company to other promotions, and Brady’s recent dream involving Alexa Bliss. In addition, the gang takes calls on the open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Nikki Addams

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IN THE ROOM this week welcomes top indie talent Nikki Addams to the program. What are Nikki’s thoughts on wrestling throughout the Northeast; seeing so many of her peers in the Mae Young Classic; emulating stars such as Randy Savage, Sherri Martel, and Victoria; and plugging away to someday get that little slice of fame for herself as well? Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about recent news in WWE; discuss WWE wrestlers having to work on Christmas; look at TNA / GFW issues; 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 “Hybrid” Sean Carr

IN THE ROOM this week is running on “Hybrid” power as PWI’s Brady Hicks and the gang welcomes former ECWA Heavyweight and Super 8 Champion – and Ring of Honor Top Prospect – Sean Carr! Check it out for Sean’s thoughts on standing out from his peers; being a locker room leader in the ECWA; making a name for himself in the independent landscape; one day wrestling for ROH, New Japan, or WWE; and what it takes to be a great bad guy. Plus, Brady, former WCW star The Stro, and Kathie Fitzpatrick talk about the late Aaron Gainey, the aftermath of WWE SummerSlam, a surprising Raw, Alexa Bliss’ title win, and the Mae Young Classic tourney. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

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.

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