Indies

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

IN THE ROOM with Kekoa (The Territory App)

This week’s IN THE ROOM welcomes Kekoa The Hawaiian Warrior! Kekoa is a good friend and a tremendous wrestler, and had one of those million dollar ideas upon which he decided to capitalize. He is the developer of The Territory App for Android and iOS. The Territory App provides a resource for giving virtually anyone in and around the wrestling industry – from wrestler to promoter to announcer to fan – the opportunity to connect, network, and find and rate gigs and shows. Check it out for Kekoa’s thoughts on the difficulties associated with such an ambitious product; how beneficial it can be; legends stepping up and using it; and more! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about the upcoming WWE Royal Rumble; Enzo Amore’s situation; wrestlers descending upon Philadelphia; and Brady’s impending Alexa Bliss meeting this weekend! Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Damaris

This week we welcome independent star, and ECWA Women’s Champion, Damaris IN THE ROOM. Check it out as Damaris gives her thoughts on her upcoming New Year’s Resolutions title defense this Saturday in Delaware; training at former WWE and ECW referee Jim Molineaux’s promotion; being compared to Rocky; just being happy; and using ECWA as a platform to continue to grow. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about the upcoming men’s and women’s WWE Royal Rumble matches; the Mixed Match Challenge; and jockeying and positioning as the company enters the stretch run toward this year’s WrestleMania. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Domonic Truex (Vinny Poling, ECW’s 911’s son)

This week IN THE ROOM proudly welcomes Domonic Truex (Vinny Poling), the son of ECW legend 911! What are this second-generation star’s thoughts on following in his father’s footsteps; someday becoming a WWE star; breaking perceptions; and compromising what he wants for a run with the “E?” Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about the WWE Royal Rumble, the Mixed Match Challenge, the women’s Rumble, and more! Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Luke Hawx

We’re live this week with Luke Hawx stepping IN THE ROOM for the first time! What are this independent star’s thoughts on today’s wrestling landscape; the importance of getting proper wrestling training; competing for every major US company; bodybuilding; and sharing movie scenes with The Rock? Check it out to find out his answers to these and more! Also, be sure to check out his recent films, Logan and The Fate of the Furious, as well as his WildKat Sports wrestling school and promotion! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk WWE’s first women’s Royal Rumble; a possible Ronda Rousey debut; a bad-guy Daniel Bryan; and the life-and-times of Shawn Michaels, Jr. Dolph Ziggler. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

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.

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