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IN THE ROOM with Lavie Margolin (Author of TrumpMania)

This week IN THE ROOM welcomes Lavie Margolin, the author of TrumpMania: Vince McMahon, WWE and the making of America’s 45th President. Check it out now on Amazon! Margolin’s book is a one-of-a-kind read that explores the dynamic ties between Donald Trump and the McMahon family. In the interview, he discusses the impact that both parties have had on one another; the influence of WWE’s over-the-top personas on Trump’s speeches; how WrestleMania might never have expanded without Atlantic City; the “Battle of the Billionaires” at WM23; resurrecting Linda McMahon’s political career; and politics mixing with an interest in wrestling. Plus, Brady Hicks (PWI), The Stro (WCW), Kathie Fitz, and Derrick McDonald talk about matches for WWE Evolution, the return of the Mixed Match Challenge, and All In and how it has affected the industry. In addition, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Max Wasa

IN THE ROOM this week welcomes a true renaissance woman in the beautiful, ultra-talented Max Wasa. Max is an actress, model, singer, songwriter, author, producer, music promoter, and more! Definitely a fun show and a must listen. Thanks, Malcolm, for the recommendation. Plus, Brady Hicks (PWI), The Stro (WCW), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE SummerSlam, plans for Ronda Rousey, Evolution, Brock Lesnar’s contract, and more! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with “Wrestlenomics” Expert Chris Harrington (@mookieghana on Twitter)

This week’s IN THE ROOM welcomes wrestling financial analyst and “wrestlenomics” expert Chris Harrington, who is better known as @mookieghana on Twitter and of wrestlenomics.com. Check it out for Chris’ thoughts on the financial impact of SummerSlam and other “Big Four” pay-per-views; Ring of Honor invading Madison Square Garden; and WWE’s big TV deals with Fox and and USA. Plus, Brady Hicks (PWI Contributing Writer), The Stro (WCW), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about this Sunday’s SummerSlam and its buildup; Brady’s trip to Nashville and Memphis; ROH’s huge step; and Alexa Bliss versus Ronda Rousey! Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Evan Ginzburg (Associate Producer of The Wrestler and 350 Days)


This week we welcome Evan Ginzburg, the Associate Producer of The Wrestler (2008), on IN THE ROOM to talk about his newest film: 350 Days. This documentary chronicles the lives and careers of a number of wrestlers – including “Superstar” Billy Graham, Bret “Hitman” Hart, Greg Valentine, Paul Orndorff, and others. The film will have have a limited one-day run in select theaters, including New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. Check out this interview for Evan’s thoughts on the film and the wrestling lifestyle as a whole, what is different about wrestling today as opposed to yesteryear, and everything you wanted to know about this great movie! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitz, and Derrick McDonald talk about Ronda Rousey’s feud with Alexa Bliss and path to the title, Big Cass’ departure, and ideas for how to handle the various brands as WWE moves toward its big new television contracts with Fox and USA in 2019. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support!

IN THE ROOM – The Roast of Brady Hicks!!!

IN THE ROOM featuring the first-ever Roast of Brady Hicks!!! Hosted by Matt Grimm and featuring former WCW star The Stro and Kathie Fitzpatrick! Plus VOC Nation originals Bruce “Voice of Choice” Wirt and Nemar “King Magnus” Wells; current and former VOC personalities “King” David Lane, Ray Bogusz, and Jordan Garber; callers John from Rhode Island, Justin, and Todd; wrestler Justin America; Brady’s ex; and … Brady Hicks himself!!! Plus judges Malcolm and Mike Wildman, Torrea, and Ratboy, and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Actor Jared Johnston

IN THE ROOM this week welcomes actor Jared Johnston (Men In BlackGothamWonderstruckThe Blacklist) to the program. Jared is a good friend of the show and has an amazing story! Check out his IMDB at IMDb.me/jaredjohnston! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about WWE’s build to Fastlane and WrestleMania; present new ideas for the women’s division; talk about potential cruiserweight tag team titles, and float around some ideas for Buddy Murphy. Plus open phone lines for two full hours  and so … much … more!

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 Photographer George Tahinos

This week we welcome our good friend George Tahinos IN THE ROOM. George is a veteran ringside photographer who has been providing photos to all the major wrestling organizations, as well as Pro Wrestling Illustrated, for years. Check it out for George’s thoughts on experiencing wrestling so up close and personal; interacting with wrestling’s greats; and the more difficult aspects of his job. George is also selling still images from his years shooting ringside. These photos are displayed on his Facebook page and one can hit him up on Messenger for more details! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE’s Royal Rumble; Samoa Joe’s injury; the Mixed-Match Challenge; and the possibility of a future ITR Roast! Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more!

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 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.

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