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The best of the rest!

IN THE ROOM with Greg Oliver (Slam Wrestling!)

This week the VOC Nation proudly welcomes Greg Oliver from Slam! Wrestling as he steps IN THE ROOM. Check it out for Greg’s thoughts on covering wrestling for more than 30 years; being such a strong part of Slam! Wrestling’s legacy; the importance of wrestling’s Halls of Fame and the Cauliflower Alley Club; the value of telling a great story in the ring; his upcoming book — Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Storytellers; and much more. Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, Matt Grimm, and Steve Anderson (Bobby Heenan’s Chair Shots and Other Obstacles: Winning Life’s Wrestling Matches) talk about WWE’s Royal Rumble show and plans for WrestleMania; the company’s acknowledgement of Becky Lynch’s emergence and Dean Ambrose’s departure; Alexa Bliss’ return; and Ronda Rousey’s ultimate plans. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Joe and Rene (WrestleTalk Podcast)

This week’s IN THE ROOM welcomes Joe and Rene of the WrestleTalk Podcast! Be sure to check out their podcast, fantasy wrestling, events, and more! Plus Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Steve Anderson (Bobby Heenan’s Bobby the Brain: Wrestling’s Bad Boy Tells All) talk about WWE’s Royal Rumble this Sunday, including offering predictions, and potential scenarios for WrestleMania. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with wrestling writer Steve Anderson

This week, IN THE ROOM welcomes Steve Anderson, a renowned wrestling journalist who is a former Senior Writer with Pro Wrestling Illustrated, as well as a contributor to two Bobby “The Brain” Heenan autobiographies. Check it out for Steve’s thoughts on serving as a cartoonist and writer; covering wrestling in the hotbed of Minnesota; forging a close bond with the late Heenan; the rise and fall of WOW magazine; and the differences between yesterday’s and today’s journalism with social media. Steve sticks around the entire program and things get very good toward the end with stories about Macho Man and Hulk Hogan, Road Warrior Hawk, Curt Hennig, Bubba Ray Dudley, and more! Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (WCW), Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about Roman Reigns, WWE’s mess regarding Evolution and Crown Jewel, Braun Strowman as a main-eventer, and Dean Ambrose’s turn and how it ranks against some of the great turns of all time! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

Check out Steve’s two books with Bobby Heenan!

IN THE ROOM with Bob Magee (PWBTS.com)

Bob Magee from the Pro Wrestling Between the Sheets (PWBTS.com) Web site checks in to IN THE ROOM this week to talk about his Web site and covering the best sport in the world! Check it out as Bob offers his thoughts on writing his weekly column, covering the independent – and mainstream – scene since the ECW days, Toys for Tots and other charity events, and more. Plus, Brady Hicks (PWI), The Stro (WCW), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about this weekend’s WWE Super Show-Down show; Crown Jewel; a rash of injuries and their effect on the planned Evolution pay-per-view; Chelsea Green signing with WWE; and more! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

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!