Category: Indies

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

VOC Nation Wrestling with History (Kevin Gill / Wrestling Eras)

Wrestling with History comes to you LIVE every Wednesday night at 9:30PM ET!  The Voice of Choice Bruce Wirt returns to the network that he started back in 2010 while broadcasting at 1360AM WNJC Philadelphia.  The VOC will be joined by Kevin Gill of Game Changer Wrestling!

Each week, Wrestling with History will tackle different periods of wrestling history, going through the current events of the time period, backstage news and politics at the time, and the perspective of special guests along the way that were part of the wrestling industry during that time.

IN THE ROOM with Chris Volta

IN THE ROOM welcomes “Death God” Chris Volta, who has been a great friend over the years. This guy has wrestled literally everywhere, including Kaiju Big Battel, and promotes his own shows as Off Grid Wrestling as well. Check it out for Chris’ thoughts on standing out, being intimidated by his trainers such as Homicide, betting on himself, being outspoken in a business in which that is not encouraged, and promoting! Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), Stro Maestro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, and Derrick McDonald talk about the major angles from WWE Raw and Smackdown this week, Bayley using a bear hug, AEW not having a backup title, Clash of Champions, and more!

IN THE ROOM with David Adams

PWI’s Brady Hicks welcomes our friend, ring announcer David Adams to the program! Check it out as David talks about making the most of opportunities, feeling the magic, performing hard no matter how many people are in the crowd, and some of his favorite experiences. Plus, Brady is joined by Stro Maestro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm in talking all that’s going on in WWE and AEW wrestling, Breaking Bad, Alexa Bliss, and more. Plus open phone lines for two full hours!

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IN THE ROOM with Cueball Carmichael

IN THE ROOM welcomes wrestling star Cueball Carmichael! Cueball, who is now in law enforcement, talks about his time on the independents and with the 1990’s WWF, comparing them to his time as a police officer, in addition to talking about his other projects. Plus Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, and Derrick McDonald take calls and talk WWE SummerSlam fallout, plans for NXT Live, and WWE draft news!

IN THE ROOM with Mercedes Martinez

IN THE ROOM welcomes Mercedes Martinez! Mercedes has been a standout star of the independent scene for years, and has been thrust into the spotlight with WWE’s Mae Young Classic tournaments. Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm take calls and talk about the late Harley Race and WWE headed into SummerSlam!

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IN THE ROOM with AJ Kirsch

IN THE ROOM catches up with actor, wrestler, WWE Tough Enough and TNA Gut Check alum, and YOLO County Tag Champion AJ Kirsch! Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm discuss WWE Raw and Smackdown headed into SummerSlam, AEW, and more, and take calls on the open phone lines!

IN THE ROOM with ring announcer Risa Pappas

IN THE ROOM welcomes ring announcer Risa Pappas! Check it out as she talks about her experience on the independent circuit; improv, broadcasting, and filling time; being more of a party host; and more! Plus, Brady Hicks, The Stro, Kathie Fitz, and Derrick McDonald talk about the WWE Raw Reunion show; the build for SummerSlam; Becky Lynch stalling; and more. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Dr. Carl Martin

This week’s IN THE ROOM welcomes Dr. Carl Martin of the independent scene’s Unstable group! Check it out for the good doctor’s thoughts on originality; using pain as a form of treatment; today’s wrestling scene and fooling fans; the flourishing independents and wrestling-school environment; and being a part of the Monster Factory LLC’s legacy. Plus, Brady Hicks, The Stro, Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm discuss WWE’s declining network subscribership; struggling to keep Raw and Smackdown at a great level; AEW and other wrestling shows; Paul Heyman creating new WWE stars; and the upcoming WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with NWA official Fred Richards

This week’s IN THE ROOM we welcome longtime, respected NWA official Fred Richards. This show is a must-listen as Fred masterfully weaves between the past and the present, reflecting back on a career and fanhood of more than 55 years! Check it out as Richards talks about the NWA’s legacy and where he perceives it to be headed; comparisons to AEW; the job that recent NWA champions such as Tim Storm, Nick Aldis, and Cody have done with the belt; WWE using guys who “get” it; concepts from the past that would still work today; and restoring believability and respect. Plus, Brady Hicks, The Stro, Kathie Fitz, and Derrick McDonald talk about the recent Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff announcements and their potential impact; Jim Cornette’s funny thoughts on the matter; how great Raw was for the first time in a long time; the Shawn Spears / Cody chair incident; and wrestling getting its edge back! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Anthony Greene

This week’s IN THE ROOM welcomes independent star Anthony Greene to the program. Fresh off of a tour of Mexico – and with the ink not yet dry on his new EVOLVE contract – “The Retrosexual” is a name that is starting to make heads turn in the industry. What are Greene’s thoughts on working with EVOLVE (and seeing WWE’s influence, first-hand); wrestling internationally; growing his name value; standing out from his peers; and fans who get too involved? Plus, Brady Hicks eases his way back from surgery, and is joined by The Stro, Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm in talking about WWE’s ongoing troubles; Super Showdown; WWE’s preference for other companies’ mid-carders; wrestlers going back to NXT; AEW’s rise; and the greatness that is Chris Jericho. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.